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Eight Messages About Hospice Care

More than 1.4 million people were served by the nation’s hospice programs last year. Yet for every person that received hospice care, it is estimated that another individual would have benefited from the services of hospice but didn’t get this compassionate care at the end of their life.There are eight key messages about hospice care […]

Hospice Provides What Americans Want

The hospice philosophy holds that end-of-life care should emphasize quality of life. The object is to treat the whole person and not the disease. A nationwide Gallup survey conducted for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization produced five key outcomes: Nine out of 10 adults would prefer to be cared for at home rather […]

Facts About Hospice

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living; living as fully as possible, up until the end of life.Hospice offers the services and support that Americans want when coping with life-limiting illness. Considered to be the model for high-quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospices have a team […]

Health Care Decisions Day

Health Care Decisions Day is a yearly event promoting awareness of end-of-life and medical choices. West Virginia has been a major supporter of this event in the past and will continue this year by coordinating with the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care to create community events and outreach programs throughout the state.On April 16, […]