HEALTH CARE

Haven Values ​​Highlighted at National Hospice Month

“The only constant in life is change.”

These are the words of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. But that may be the guiding philosophy for nearly all healthcare consumers in the United States today.

Whether your medical insurance is through Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or commercial insurance; whether your primary care physician is a geriatrician, family practitioner, or pediatrician; Whether you manage it or not, you are keenly aware of how much insurance you have. The world of healthcare has changed in the last few years.

There are many illegible acronyms such as VBID, ACO, REACH, and MA. New rules seem to apply every time you visit a doctor or pharmacist. Changes in coverage and fees associated with annual insurance enrollment.

But in the midst of this constant vortex of change, it’s reassuring to all of us in north-central Florida to have a constant presence. It’s Haven Hospice.

Founded in 1979 by local doctors and nurses who worked at what was then Alachua General Hospital, Haven has remained true to its mission for 43 years.

During the worst of the pandemic, we found that local hospitals, nursing homes and nursing homes were overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and had to close their doors to visitors.Haven Open Five hospice care centers in Chiefland, Gainesville, Lake City, Orange Park, and Palatka received much-needed terminally ill patients from other providers while allowing families to stay at their bedside. Release the bed (wear full protective equipment). ) with dying loved ones.

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