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Understanding Palliative Care and Help Available Through Solace House

April 13, 2022

Freeman Caregiver Support Group

JOPLIN, Mo. – When someone faces a chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illness, they need palliative care – a medical specialty that offers pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family during treatment. 

Dr. Christopher Black, Freeman Health System Palliative Care Physician, will discuss the benefits of palliative care at the Freeman Caregiver Support Group on April 21.  
Sandy Hughes of Joplin’s Solace House of the Ozarks will also make a presentation about the nurturing end of life care Solace House offers individuals who use a hospice service but are unable to stay in their own homes.

Facilitated by Ozark Center Assistant Director of Adult Outpatient Services Jennifer Berry, MSW, LCSW, the support group meets from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeman Business Center conference rooms. Guests should enter from the rear parking lot. Physical distancing and mask wearing will be practiced. Refreshments and door prizes are provided.

Please RSVP to Kathy Mason at or call 417.347.8463.