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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

As the month of November comes to a close and we approach Thanksgiving, it's important that we discuss that this is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. During this month, hospice and palliative care programs around the country are raising awareness about the important work these organizations do, and no better time to recognize their work than during Thanksgiving week when Americans celebrate the blessings of this country. Hospice is high-quality care that allows patients and their families to focus on living despite a life-limiting illness while palliative care provides a holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of their illness. These organizations and those who provide the services they offer are certainly one of America's blessings.

“Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country,” said Edo Banach, 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.”