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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkHealth & Beauty | March 2009 

Hospice Care in the Bay of Banderas
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The Wise Wo-Men of Vallarta welcome Bahia Home Care owners John and Lisa Ozello on Wednesday, April 8 from 10 am-12 noon at the IFC.
Explore new ideas, growth in body, mind, and spirit. Connect and find support with the Wise Wo-Men of Vallarta every other Wednesday from 10 am to 12 Noon at the International Friendship Clubhouse, Parian del Puente, where Libertad & Miramar meet in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Be sure to join the Wise WoMen of Vallarta at the International Friendship Club on April 8 from 10 am-12 pm. Lisa Ozzello RN BSN and John Ozzello will make a presentation on Hospice Care. Lisa and John are owners of Bahia Home Care, providing a variety of Home Care Services to individuals living in the Bay of Banderas area. The presentation will focus on the history of Hospice Care, Hospice Care in Mexico and the development of Hospice Care in the Bay of Banderas.

Lisa and John are committed to developing In Home Hospice Care Services to assure that people in the Banderas Bay area have optimal care at the end of life, this will include pain control and full support for patients and families dealing with a terminal illness. They intend to develop a non-profit "bilingual, bicultural" hospice that will provide support for individuals and their families in their own home. This will take a team of committed individuals to develop and they are seeking individuals to assist them in their efforts. They are part of an international movement to see that all individuals, worldwide have access to this life affirming program.

Meet Lisa Ozzello

Lisa Ozzello has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. Lisa graduated from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Lisa's experience includes working in rehabilitation services with Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Directing Hospice Care agencies in Colorado and New Mexico, and Directing Home Health agencies in Colorado and New Mexico . Lisa also directed the Service Excellence Program for St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Working with the frail, elderly, disabled, and terminally ill has been a life long pursuit for Lisa and she brings a wealth of knowledge to the agency. Lisa has an extensive background in teaching and training caregivers. Lisa has conducted numerous seminars on providing home care services and end of life issues.

Meet John Ozzello

John Ozzello has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and has more than 40 years of experience managing non-profit and governmental agencies in the Social Services and Health fields. John was the Director of an agency that assisted people with disabilities find employment and providing information on making homes and businesses accessible for over 10 years.

John also directed Social Service and Health Departments in Colorado. In addition, John has worked with communities in developing health assistance programs that allowed people to stay in their homes, such as Home Health Care and Visiting Nurse services.

For more information contact them at or call (329) 298-2624.

There is no charge for Wise Wo-Men meetings, but donations of food, clothing, or toiletries for various local charities are appreciated.

For more information, contact Anni Thiessen at wise_wo.menseminars(at), Tish Halloway at (322) 221-1505, or Darla Fowler at (322) 209-1088.

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