The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Anthony J. Palumbo, Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Chief Executive Officer
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented Proclamations at their regular meeting on November 14, 2017, proclaiming November 2017 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and November 16, 2017 as Children’s Grief Awareness Day in Citrus County.
Hospice and Palliative care provides patients and families the highest quality care during a life-limiting illness and at the end of life, through pain management, symptom control, caregiver training and assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, allowing patients to live fully up until the final moments, surrounded by the faces of loved ones, friends and committed caregivers.
Hospice is committed to upholding the dignity of every person, regardless of age, health or social status, and fully recognizes that every stage of human life deserves to be treated with the utmost respect sand care. Hospice also encourages all people to learn more about options of care and to share their wishes with family, loved ones, and their healthcare professionals.
Every school district has students who have experienced personal loss. Children who have a loved one die, especially a close family member, experience intense turmoil and there are more grieving children than most of us realize.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, and opportunity for all of us to recognize and support the grieving children of Citrus County.
The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the month of November 2017 as “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month” and November 16, 2017 as “Children’s Grief Awareness Day” in Citrus County and encourages citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life and of children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.