She said response has been positive from patients and families.
"It is nice to go into the home, see them in their environment, and see what medications they are on," she said.
These home visits have played a role in making adjustments that reduce pain as well as anxiety, she said. Families have also been linked with community resources that offer further assistance. Usually, insurance will cover the cost of these home consultations, she said.
To register for the workshop, call Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950. Church or civic groups may also call to schedule free workshops at their respective locations.
Meanwhile, a free program for the faith community is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W. The program is entitled "Help for the Hurting: How to Help Those Who Are Seriously Ill or Grieving." The workshop is geared to ministers, deacons, lay leaders, and parish nurses. Lunch will be served at the event funded by Hospice Foundation. Space is limited. To register, call Matheny at 304-941-1950.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.