November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We think November is a perfect time to promote hospice awareness. (Actually, any time of year is a good time to share the word about hospice care, but November is particularly appropriate.)
Many Americans will be spending time over the next couple of months with family members. They will be meeting up with old friends. It’s a wonderful time of year to share old memories and make new ones.
Sadly, some of us will learn of parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends and acquaintances who are dealing with a grim diagnosis. These circumstances may not have been shared via text messages, emails, social media or even phone calls. Sometimes news is of such a personal nature that it needs to be shared in person, such as during a conversation at a holiday visit.
For some people, learning about hospice care will become a necessity in coming weeks. For others, gaining knowledge about hospice now will serve well in future years.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month calls attention to a practice that is still relatively new. Hospice care is just a few decades old in the U.S. Most Americans have heard of hospice, but misconceptions linger. To everyone who helps spread the word about hospice and its many benefits, we at Hope Hospice thank you.
For hospice team members, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is a time to feel the love and appreciation of patients and family members. It is also a time for all hospice organizations to say again to all who work together to deliver hospice care, “Thank you for a job well done!”
For answers to your questions about hospice care, call us at Hope Hospice at 314-984-9800.