On April 16th, Calidad de Vida Hospice and Palliative Care will present an informational program on the state of Hospice and Palliative Care in Mexico in 2010. The program will be held at the International Friendship Center from 10 am until 11:30 am. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
Speakers will include Lee Carter, Chairperson of the San Miguel de Allende Hospice agency, the 1st In Home Hospice Care agency in Mexico. Lee will share the San Miguel Allende Hospice experience and provide information on the new Palliative Care law in Mexico which passed the Mexican Federal Legislature in 2009. Included in the new law are requirements for hospitals and doctors to provide patients with a terminal illness information on Palliative Care services that the patient may need when they return to their homes. Lee will also speak about the new law’s effect on End of Life Care Directives, increased access to pain control medications and access to bereavement counseling.
Joining Mr. Carter will be Dr. Roger Strong of the San Diego, California Hospice and member of the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), and Trainer with the ELNEC Latin American Palliative Care Association. Dr. Strong will speak on the International Hospice movement and projects currently taking place throughout Latin America and South America.
Lisa Ozzello, RN, Director of Calidad de Vida Hospice and Palliative Care agency here in Puerto Vallarta will talk about Calidad de Vida Hospice services and community involvement in this new agency.
CALIDAD de VIDA is a new bi-lingual, multi-cultural non-profit agency that provides high-quality in-home care to all people living in and around Banderas Bay who have a life threatening illness. Rather than providing care in a foreign location, Calidad de Vida goes directly to the patients home and provides their services in familiar and comfortable surroundings.
We are committed to providing all individuals, regardless of race, gender or ability to pay, access to services that allow living and death with dignity by limiting spiritual, emotional and physical pain through continuous support and medication as needed. We also offer bereavement services to family members up to a year after a loved one has passed.
We are not a one-size-fits-all agency, rather we customize our in-home treatments based upon the needs of the individual and their family ensuring a personalized plan, through our team approach.
CALIDAD de VIDA, a recognized non-profit agency by the Mexican Government (as Bahia de Banderas Hospice AC), is managed by a dedicated group of physicians, psychologists and nurses and is devoted to the highest quality of living possible for patients and their families.
For additional information or to contact Calidad de Vida, please visit our website at www.bahiahomecare.com.