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Latest National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Stories

2013-04-16 23:04:11

April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization stresses the importance of people talking frankly about the care they would or would not want if ever faced with a serious medical condition or life-limiting illness. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 NHPCO along with other national, state, and community organizations are raising awareness of the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. This includes completing an advance directive...

2013-04-03 12:29:56

NHPCO Stresses that Hospice is about Living Fully ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some people have the wrong idea about hospice care. They think that hospice is only about dying and that hospice is the place you go when there's nothing more to be done. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hospice helps people with a life-limiting illness focus on living as fully as possible for as long as possible. (Logo:...

2013-04-02 23:03:41

As a new member of NHPCO's Affinity Program, members can now receive redeemable points through everyday purchases through AchieveLinks. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is pleased to announce that it has added a new partner, AchieveLinks, to its Affinity Program. Through the Affinity Program, NHPCO members receive services and products at a reduced rate or no cost as a benefit of their membership. AchieveLinks is a free loyalty...

2013-02-21 23:04:00

Hospice Savannah affiliate Laura Wiggins, Director of the Steward Center for Palliative Care, will speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care annual leadership conference. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Laura N. Wiggins, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP, ACHPN has been selected to speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th annual Management and Leadership Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland in April, 2013. As the Director of The Steward Center...

2012-11-27 08:29:45

NHPCO Reports that 35.7 Percent of Hospice Patients Die or Were Discharged within 7 Days ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record number of dying persons in the U.S. - an estimated 1.65 million patients - received care from the nation's hospices in 2011, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC18347) Approximately 44.6...

2012-11-19 08:29:20

Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/DC15460) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/DC25260LOGO) For those who have lost a...

2012-11-07 08:28:42

Caring for Veterans at Life's End is Celebrated with Inaugural Access Award As Veterans Day Approaches, NHPCO Recognizes VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Dayton ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, 1,800 U.S. Veterans die; that's more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our acknowledgment. Honoring our nation's Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire life...

2012-11-06 08:29:11

NHPCO Presents Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Awards ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are more than 450,000 trained, hospice volunteers contributing more than 21 million hours annually to hospice organizations across the country. Three outstanding hospice volunteers were honored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for their extraordinary efforts to serve patients and families nearing the end of life and the organizations that...

2012-11-05 08:32:22

Therese Rando delivers opening plenary presentation and Holly Prigerson receives NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grief and bereavement support is one beneficial, integral, and valued aspect of care that makes hospice palliative care different from conventional medical care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization opened its 13(th) annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive with a focus on trauma,...

2012-11-01 07:32:41

Hospice Palliative Care Offers: Comfort. Love. Respect. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation's oldest and largest leadership association representing hospice and palliative care providers and professionals, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization issues the following proclamation declaring November 2012 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC03293LOGO)(Logo:...