November Is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November 15, 2013

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important end-of-life care issues for people coping with a life-limiting illness.

Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country. Not only do these highly-trained professionals provide quality medical care, they also work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect and love during life’s most difficult journey.

“Hospice is well known for providing expert pain and symptom management,” said Pat Soenksen, president and CEO. “Our care is compassionate and coordinated, though not focused on curing a disease. Hospice and palliative care programs combine the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and psychosocial support that families need most.”

Although a cure may no longer be the patient’s goal, the hospice team still works to provide healing for the mind and spirit, while offering meaningful support, guidance and resources to patients and their families.”

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 30 years, is situated on an eight-acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or www.hospicegso.org.

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