November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. For more than 35 years, the Medicare hospice program has helped people spend their final months with comfort and dignity at home, surrounded by family and friends.
“Every year, Hospice of the Northwest cares for more than 1200 patients and the people who love them in our community. Nationally, more than 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,” said Bob Laws, Executive Director of Hospice of the Northwest. “Our highly-trained professionals provide quality medical care as they work to make sure patients and families find dignity and compassion every moment of life.”
During this month, we encourage everyone to learn more about hospice care and to start the conversation with a loved one about your end of life wishes. Our staff in the outreach department offer presentations on topics such as Advance Care Planning, How to Start the Conversation, and Hospice Myths and Realities to help educate our community.
If you are in a service club or other organization and would like more information or a presentation for your group anytime throughout the year, please call Dana Brothers at 360-814-7647. We have a variety of presentation topics and we are happy to tailor any presentation to fit your needs.