National Hospice Month 2015

| By Jodi Horton

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 all people coping with life-limiting illness.

“Every year, nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “These highly-trained professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life’s most difficult journey.”

Hospice is not a place. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.

Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Through this specialized quality care, we see many patients and their families experience more meaningful moments together.  Hospice helps them focus on living despite a terminal diagnoses.

Casa de la Luz Hospice is privileged to provide hospice services to Pima County and southern Pinal County. Our team members are committed to helping patients enjoy every day, in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by family members and other loved ones.

For more information about Casa de la Luz’s services or to schedule a free evaluation for care, call (520) 544-9890.

 

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