In March, Ashton Sims of Hamilton, an account executive with Alabama Hospice Care of Jasper, learned of Mrs. Joyce Myrick, an 83-year-old widow who lived alone.
Mrs. Myrick was wheelchair-bound and had been diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago. She also experienced recurrent issues and infections in her kidneys and had a history of heart issues, including a heart attack and a diagnosis of congestive heart failure.
Ashton had recently felt a calling to help provide community outreach and information to those who may be underserved in getting the kind of care they needed to live life to the fullest. She approached the Hamilton Housing Authority with a request to help identify residents who were elderly, had health issues, and could potentially benefit from further health care assistance–whether home health or hospice.
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