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Mission Statement

Supporting families of the medically underserved with culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate health education and assisting our community members with dignified discussions on advance care planning and life affirming goals of care. -Hội quyết tâm trợ giúp các gia đình chưa được hưởng những phục vụ y tế đúng mức, bằng cách giúp đỡ và hướng dẫn cho cộng đồng hiểu biết về vấn sức khỏe, bàn thảo-hoạch định kỹ càng chương trình chăm sóc tiên liệu cũng như những mục tiêu xác định trong đời sống về sự chăm sóc cho phù hợp với văn hóa và ngôn ngữ cộng đồng Người Việt.-

Description

The Supportive Care Services Foundation was born out of a need to address the "medically under-served" in the Vietnamese community. Our founders recognized that one barometer of this fact is that the length of stay on hospice care is very short -between 24-48 hours. This last minute access to such a valuable patient benefit is painful to acknowledge. As we have seen, patients arrive on the doorstep of hospice frequently in pain, sometimes in respiratory distress and close to death. Hospice may just be crisis intervention with the outcome - a self-fulfilling prophecy in the family’s mind - that hospice equals death. We felt that one way to change this perception and improve access for this community is by creating educational materials specific to this community. The Supportive Care Services Foundation believes no one should suffer due to lack of access to information.

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