“Hospice 101” is the title of the November wellness lecture at Academy Village next Thursday (Nov. 21).
Sponsored by the Arizona Senior Academy and open to the public free of charge, the lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building.
The speaker will be Linda Zimmerman, a licensed practical nurse associated with Valor HospiceCare, who has emphasized Alzheimer’s disease care in her practice. A graduate of Arizona State University with a B.A. in health education, she received her LPN training at Pima Community College. The talk will focus on Azheimer’s support and advance directives.
Zimmerman joined Valor HospiceCare in July of this year after working in various Alzheimers communities since 1995. She is a former rancher in the Tucson area, raising horses that she used for therapy while working with abused women and children.
With offices in Tucson, Green Valley and Sierra Vista, Valor HospiceCare serves more than 25 southern Arizona communities, helping patients and families deal with life-threatening illnesses.
More than 95 per cent of Valor’s clinical care is provided in the home setting of a patient. These services are provided by a team of up to 12 clinicians and volunteers for each patient, including home delivery of medicine, medical equipment, oxygen, supplies, therapies, blood work, x-rays and other services.
Submitted by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer