Delaware Hospice & Delaware Palliative join the nation in recognizing November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Throughout November, Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative will be joining organizations across the nation hosting community (virtual) activities/ workshops in recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
For more than 39 years, Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative have helped provide comfort and dignity to 105,000 people, allowing them to spend quality time wherever they call home, surrounded by their loved ones. Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative ensure that pain management, therapies, and treatments all support a plan of care centered on the person’s goals.
Hospice and palliative care also provide emotional support and advice to help family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support. Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage, and taking care of a family, while coping with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs can be overwhelming. Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative offer families relief of these burdens, as well as the gifts of choice, comfort, and care throughout this special time of their lives.
“It is essential that people understand that hospice and palliative care is not giving up, it is not the abandonment of care, and it is not reserved for the imminently dying,” said Edo Banach, JD, 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.”
Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative are adapting our health and safety procedures to continue to provide care and support to families and patients with a life-limiting illness during this time. Clinicians have increased safety measures to keep patients and families safe. Delaware Hospice’s Bereavement Department is offering virtual support and resources to help families during these difficult times.
Susan D. Lloyd, RN, MSN, President and CEO of Delaware Hospice said, “Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative provide quality care, comfort, and support at a time when it is needed the most. We believe that understanding an illness and the care options available is important for patients and families so they can decide on the care they want and deserve.”
Ms. Lloyd emphasized, “Hospice care and palliative care is about quality of life. With the help of Delaware Hospice and Delaware Palliative, patients and families can focus on what’s most important, living as fully as possible in spite of an illness.”
Delaware Hospice’s and Delaware Palliative’s multidisciplinary teams provide expert pain and symptom management, support, and spiritual care to the entire family unit.
For more information about how Delaware Hospice or Delaware Palliative can help patients and families coping with a life-limiting illness, call 302-478-5707 or go to www.delawarehospice.org or www.delawarepalliative.org.
Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided the highest quality hospice and healthcare services and serves as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Delaware Hospice continues to be a licensed, nonprofit, community-based hospice serving Delaware. Now also providing care in Pennsylvania; southern Chester and Delaware counties. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website, www.delawarehospice.org.