She will explain what Hospice care truly is designed to be; and look at the benefits of Hospice when it is received earlier versus later when someone has a life-limiting disease.
“Our goal is to present the fact that individuals who take advantage of Hospice care actually live longer with an improved quality and comfort of life,” Rizia said.
The Palliative care program will be explained as well, with an explanation of the difference between the two services. Information about the support groups and services that are ongoing at Talbot Hospice will also be available.
Rizia has been a RN for 40 years, starting as a hospital nurse and moving on to Community Home Health and Hospice after 13.5 years. Hospice became her main passion early in that transition.
She was a visiting bedside Hospice RN until she came to Talbot Hospice 10 years ago. She began as the Pathways nurse, then the Clinical Manager for 7.5 years before her current role as Clinical and Outreach Educator.