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If you’ve lost due to suicide

A support group is available in Amarillo for anyone who has suffered a loss due to suicide. The next round of meetings will begin Tuesday, January 14, 2014, meeting at Hillside Christian Church, West Campus, room 409. Survivors of Suicide: Support for families and friends. Tuesdays beginning January 14 Hillside Christian Church 610 Soncy West Campus, room 409 Contact: Kris Collins 806.457.4993 kris.collins@hillsidewired.com facebook.com/AmarilloSOS SOSAmarillo.blogspot.com

Helpful tips to create a file of patient information

The Caregiver Action Network says, “The single most important thing you can do to function effectively as a caregiver is to create and maintain a comprehensive file of information about the person you are caring for. There is a variety of ways to create and maintain a patient file.” Here are some suggestions they give for what to include in a patient file: Care recipient’s medical history Diagnosis Physician Contact Information Allergies Health history (e.g. surgeries, other medical conditions) Medication List Insurance Information Private medical insurance Prescription pan Medicare/Medicaid Long-term care insurance Dental and Vision Insurance Legal Documents Living Will Durable power of att

Memories of Love

We invite you, family and friends to join us for our annual Memories of Love to honor the memory of our loved ones. Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. First Christian Church, 3001 Wolflin Avenue, Amarillo Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 900 East 23rd, Pampa The event at each location includes refreshments, readings, music, and candle lighting. Feel free to bring a picture of your loved one to be displayed on our memory table during the reception. For more details, call us at 806-356-0026 or 866-654-2941.

Learning from a dying patient

In an article in the Boston Globe, a physician describes one of her patients who is dying from ovarian cancer. The patient has some lessons for us. Dr. Suzanne Koven shares the story of her patient, Janis who is dying from ovarian cancer, was given a referral to Palliative Care. Janis found palliative care to be extremely helpful and wishes she had started it sooner. Read the full story here.

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BSA Hospice of the Southwest

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5211 SW 9th, Ste. 100
Amarillo, TX  79106


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