Heart ‘n Home Celebrates November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Throughout the month of November, Heart ‘n Home Hospice will be joining organizations across the nation in recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. For more than 40 years, hospice has helped provide comfort and dignity to millions of people, allowing them to spend their final months and years wherever they call home, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospices ensure that pain management, therapies, and treatments all support a plan of care that is centered on the person’s goals. Hospice care also provides emotional support and advice to help family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support for up to a year.
“It is essential that people understand that hospice and palliative care is not giving up, it is not the abandonment of care, and it is not reserved for the imminently dying,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “Hospice is a successful model of person-centered care that brings hope, dignity and compassion when they are most needed.” In 2018, 1.55 million Medicare beneficiaries received care from hospices in this country, reports NHPCO. Hospice is unique in that it offers an interdisciplinary team approach to treatment. Caring for the whole person allows the team to address each patient’s unique needs and challenges.
One family member shared with us, “Excellent team to transition through difficult times. Everyone was very helpful and had the best interest of our loved in their hearts. I strongly recommend them.” Heart ‘n Home Hospice strives to bring the highest quality of life to patients and their families. It is also important to know that in hospice care, you choose when you want it, where you want it, and how you want it. For more information about hospice care and advance care planning visit www.goHOSPICE.com or call us at 1-800-467-7423.