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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
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Each year in November, hospices and palliative care providers across the nation, celebrate caregivers and their patients and help raise awareness about advanced illness and end-of-life care. 


" isn’t about dying but is about living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness."  

What is Hospice Care

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


The nation’s hospices serve more than 1.5 million people every year – and their family caregivers, too.  Hospice care if fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans and HMOs.   


Many people only consider hospice care in the final days of life but hospice is ideally suited to care for patients and family caregivers for the final 6 months of life.


What is Palliative Care

Palliative care brings the same interdisciplinary team care as hospice to people earlier in the course of a serious illness and can be provided along with other treatments they may still be receiving from their doctor.  


Hospices are the largest providers of palliative care services and can help answer questions about what might be most appropriate for a person. 


Many hospitals also have palliative care teams available to provide services

Hospice and palliative care are available to people of all ages with any serious or life-limiting illness. Hospice and palliative care combine the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support for patients and family caregivers.  Hospice and palliative care can may a profound difference and help maximize the quality of life for all those they care for.  To learn more about hospice and palliative care, contact us.


To see some videos and stories about the moments that hospice makes possible for patients and families, visit



Arizona Governor proclaims November as Arizona Hospice & Palliative Care Month! 

Click here to view the proclamation. 


Outreach Materials for Providers

NHPCO and Caring Connections have developed Outreach Materials to assist providers with their outreach efforts year-round. Learn More


Share Your Hospice Month Story! 

Tell us how you celebrate! We may share your story on the website or in a future issue of the Member Update. 

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