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Raising awareness of the benefits of Hospice

 

November 12, 2018



CHI Health at Home – Hospice is not a place but is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. November is National Hospice and Home Health Month and hospice programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all that hospice care offers.

In recent months, a number of notable Americans have died. They include Senator John McCain, the queen of soul Aretha Franklin, and former first lady Barbara Bush. In many media reports, they were described as having “given up” on curative care late in their lives. Ms. Franklin opted for hospice care; Mrs. Bush received what was described as “comfort care.”

It is essential that people understand that hospice care is not giving up, it is not the abandonment of care, 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.”

Every year, nearly 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries receive care from hospices in this country, per the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Hospice programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their family caregivers when a cure is not possible.

Throughout the month of November, CHI Health at Home will be joining organizations across the nation hosting activities that will help the community understand how important hospice care can be.

For more information please contact CHI Health at Home – Home Health and Hospice at (855) 860-3464 or CHIHealthatHome.info.

 
 

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