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February 21, 2018 bchc-news

Palliative Care & Memory Clinic to Begin in March

Buchanan County is pleased to announce the addition of palliative and memory care to its growing list of services.  The Palliative Care & Memory Clinic will be based out of the Specialty Clinic as an outpatient service beginning in March.

A unique service to the Buchanan County area, the Palliative Care & Memory Clinic provides care and treatment for those managing chronic illness and memory loss while providing support and guidance for the best quality of life.  This service may be especially helpful for patients with life-limiting illnesses including cancer, COPD, cardiac disease, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias.

The Palliative Care & Memory Clinic provides patients with coordination of care and treatment, increased understanding of the illness along with treatment options, ongoing evaluation of disease progression, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, evaluation of memory loss and safety concerns, and support and education for patients and their families while respecting each patient’s values, goals, and personal choices.

The Palliative Care & Memory Clinic will be facilitated by Joni Henderson, ARNP.  Henderson comes to BCHC with an extensive background in palliative and memory care with clinical interests in palliative care, memory disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and geriatrics. “I am looking forward to working with people and their families on issues that occur to the aging population including memory concerns, chronic illnesses, and obstacles that can affect quality of life,” commented Henderson.  Henderson is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The Palliative Care & Memory Clinic is a referral based outpatient service.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Specialty Clinic at (319) 332-0950.  For all other information, please visit bchealth.org or follow “Buchanan County Health Center” on Facebook.

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