November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
November 9, 2022 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Throughout November, Community Hospice & Palliative Care will join organizations across the nation to help raise awareness for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
For more than 42 years, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has helped provide supportive care to patients, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home and surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice teams craft plans of care that ensure pain management, therapies, and treatments that center on the patients’ and their loved ones’ goals and wishes. In addition, providing medical care with the emotional and spiritual support families need most when a loved one is facing the end of life, they see many patients and their families experience more meaningful moments together.
Recently, a patient was admitted to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and his only dying wish was to walk his daughter down the aisle for her wedding. Kristin Powell, a Registered Nurse, could see that he was declining and had the difficult conversation with his family to consider moving the wedding up. Kristin reached out to a staff Chaplain, Veronica Fallah, who would officiate, and after just a few days of planning, Veronica arrived at the home to perform the ceremony. The bride’s father was able to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day and even enjoyed a glass of Sangria to toast his daughter and new son-in-law.
This is just one of the many stories of compassionate staff, working together, and creating moments and memories for patients and families. During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Community Hospice & Palliative Care will be highlighting them and their stories, on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/communityhospicepalliativecare.
In addition to hospice and palliative care services, Community Hospice & Palliative Care offers grief and bereavement support counseling, pediatric hospice and palliative care, veteran care, and advance care planning. With over 1,000 volunteers, Community also provides pet therapy, art and music therapy, spiritual care, as well as fundraising efforts so no one is ever denied care, regardless of their ability to pay.
About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com