November is National Hospice Month
Every year more than 1.5 million Americans living with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, received care from the nation’s hospice programs in communities throughout the United States.
Hospice and palliative care empowers people facing a serious or life-limiting illness to live as fully as possible, surrounded and supported by family and loved ones.
VNA/HFK believes that everyone deserves comfort, care and compassion.
Through pain management and symptom control, caregiver training and assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, VNA/HFK provides quality of life at the end of life — allowing patients to live fully and make more meaningful moments until the end, surrounded and supported by the faces of loved ones, friends, and committed caregivers.
During National Hospice Month, VNA/HFK encourages members of the community to learn more about hospice as an important option before an individual or their loved ones are faced with a medical crisis.
Did you know?
Acording to the NHPCO website…
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of St. Christopher’s Hospice in London, widely recognized as the first modern day hospice organization, and the 35th anniversary of the Medicare hospice benefit in the United Sates
Every year more than 1.5 million Americans living with life-limiting illness, and their families, received care from the nation’s hospice programs in communities throughout the United States, yet more than 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries received care for 14 days or less, considered too short a time to fully benefit from the range of services that hospice offers.
Each year, hospice saves Medicare more than $2 billion by providing solutions for physicians, care to patients and comfort to families.