Welding Students Donate Their Time and Skill for Pointe Coupee Hospice
Pointe Coupee Hospice would like to thank the LTC-Jumonville Memorial welding students and their welding instructor for their generous donation of time and talent for welding several sheppard’s hooks for our hospice volunteer program. The sheppard’s hooks are used by our hospice volunteers to set up bird feeders near the hospice patients windows. LTC-Jumonville Memorial welding instructor, Lee Knight, would like to thank Sammy Ward of JE Merit for sponsoring these area high school welding students.
Congratulations to our agency administrator, Jeanine L. Thibodeaux, RN, recipient of the Home Care Association of Louisiana award for “Setting an Example for All”. Jeanine was presented this award July 25, 2019 at the HCLA Conference in New Orleans.
Pointe Coupee Homebound Health and Hospice will be hosting a free “Five Wishes” workshop. PCHHH is hosting this workshop because we understand planning for the future involves more than pension benefits or life and health insurance. We realize many of you are facing important decisions about medical care, especially with aging or ill family members, and that is why we wanted to make “Five Wishes” available to you.
This past fall the Catholic Elementary School of Pointe Coupee 6th Grade 4-H Club organized an elementary school fundraiser for the Janell LaCombe Fund. The students could participate in a “free dress” day by donating $2.00. Participation was high allowing the group to raise over $700!
Often times because we live in such small towns we find ourselves seeking medical treatment, surgery, or other health care needs in larger hospitals in large towns and cities. It is important for you to be aware that upon discharge if you are told that you need home health or hospice care there is a federal law that guarantees you the right to choose the home care or hospice provider that you may prefer to provide care for you in your home.
Pointe Coupee Hospice would like to thank the LTC-Jumonville Memorial welding students and their welding instructor for their generous donation of time and talent for welding several Sheppard’s hooks for our hospice volunteer program.
Pointe Coupee Hospice is really proud of our hospice volunteer program. Sylvia Chustz has a quilt making business called Sew Special and she donates some of her handmade quilts to our hospice patients. Cindy Woodrow has a monogram and embroidery business out of her home called RBS Embroidery, she uses her talents to monogram the phrase, “Quilts of Love from Pointe Coupee Hospice” on each quilt, and Carol Gautreau is also one of our handmade quilt makers.
Pointe Coupee Hospice and Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services would like to congratulate PC Hospice Volunteer, Cindy Gaspard, for being selected as the 2010 LMHPCO Heart of Hospice Louisiana Winner!
Pointe Coupee Hospice Volunteers, Jane Jarreau and Blanche Jewell, take time to re-fill a bird feeder outside a Pointe Coupee Hospice patient’s window at one of the local nursing homes. This is just one of the many projects that the Pointe Coupee Hospice Volunteers do for the hospice patients.
Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services can provide VitalStim Plus therapy for patients with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. VitalStim Plus provides neuromuscular electrical stimulation which helps recruit and re-educate muscles in the process of swallowing. Under the guidance of Pointe Coupee Homebound’s VitalStim certified speech therapist, Erin Cain, MA, CCC-SLP, patients partner in an interactive therapy that aids muscle strengthening to rehabilitate swallowing. Preset or customized programs allow the speech therapist to truly customize treatments while biofeedback and visuals create a patient focused experience that encourages engagement and achievement of goals.