Congressman Thompson visits Hospice House in visit to Warren

Congressman Glenn Thompson visited the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren on Friday, Feb. 9, the eighth anniversary of the residence opening its doors to the community and its first patient. His visit included a tour and review of the special purpose the residence holds for Warren County.

The residence holds up to a maximum of three patients under the care of Hospice of Warren County. Both LPNs and RNs provide very private and individualized 24-hour care, which encircles families as well. The interdisciplinary team of Hospice of Warren County develops a plan of care with a patient and family with the goal of optimizing quality of life, as the patient and family define it, while dealing with serious illness. Accommodations allow for short overnight stays of loved ones, as well as visits by furry loved ones. Twenty-one volunteers per week assist the professional staff. Volunteers have completed Hospice of Warren County’s Volunteer Training program.

Many adults and children individually and as part of community organizations support the residence in a myriad of ways. Congressman Thompson was able to know the rarity of this option for care within the state of Pennsylvania, as well as the tremendous support it takes of Hospice of Warren County and the community to sustain a hospice residence.

If you are interested in hearing more about and / or supporting the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, please contact Hospice of Warren County at (814) 723-2455, or visit our website at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com.

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