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Hildegard House wins national award for compassionate service

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APRN Karen Cassidy Conceived, Founded and Runs the Hildegard House
Hildegard House wins national award for compassionate service
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Updated: 7:07 PM EDT Jul 3, 2018
 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Kentucky's first and only comfort care home has won a national award for its compassionate service.

The Hildegard House won the Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award. The honor comes with a $100,000 cash prize to put toward the care the home provides to its clients.

 
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The home provides short-term end-of-life care to adults of all ages who have no family.

Sixty-five compassion companions volunteer at least five hours per week to allow these clients to die with dignity and respect.

"What the Hildegard House reminds us is we all come into this world and we all leave, but everybody should leave with dignity and respect, and really the message is we should try to do that through every day of people's lives," Mayor Greg Fischer said. "But here, people at the end of life, Hildegard is just a tremendous model of compassion for us."

Hildegard House partners with the local hospice agency Hosparus Health to ensure each resident has access to hospice services.


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