Meeting with the Governor

Help For Health met with Gov. Matt Mead earlier this month for the signing of the of the first Hospice and Palliative Care Month Proclamation.

Heather Christensen, Help for Health board member, and Rhonda Locker, Executive Director or Help for Health, traveled to Cheyenne for the signing.

This proclamation in summary states that hospice and palliative care is a team-oriented approach to life-limiting illness or injury focusing on medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support for the patient and the family; and

Hospice and palliative care involves physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, health aides, spiritual care providers and others to make the wishes of each patient and patient’s family a priority; and

Hospice patients have significantly lower rates of hospital use and hospital readmission than non-hospice patients, to the benefit of patients and saving both patients and Medicare money; and

Hospice encourages people to learn more about their options for care and to share their wishes with their family and healthcare professionals.

Help for Health is proud to be in the State of Wyoming for its recognition of the value of hospice for all of the residents of this great state.