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Suncoast Hospice Recognizes National Hospice and Palliative Care Month


Suncoast Hospice joins hospices across America and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November.

Clearwater, FL, November 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Clearwater ― Suncoast Hospice joins hospices across America and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November. NHPCO’s theme for the month is Hospice. Care on Your Terms.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month spotlights the unique focus of hospice care and palliative care to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of seriously ill patients and support their families. Some of the important facts about hospice care are:

Care may be provided to:
· People of all ages and medical conditions
· People at any place, i.e. homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities
· People with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, etc. and those who aren’t able to pay

J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO, shared, “Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country. These highly-trained professionals provide quality medical care, working to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life’s most difficult journey.”

Suncoast Hospice has provided high-quality hospice and palliative care to patients and families in Pinellas County for 36 years. Suncoast Hospice care teams respect the wishes of patients and families and enhance their quality of life with skilled pain and symptom management, emotional counseling, spiritual care, caregiver support, advance care planning assistance and more.

“Our goal is to immediately focus on the pain and symptoms and resolve that for our patients. Our care teams are focused on achieving comfort,” said Rafael J. Sciullo, president and CEO of Suncoast Hospice.

For more information about Suncoast Hospice’s care and services, call 727-467-7423 or submit an online request at SuncoastHospice.org.

About Suncoast Hospice
Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit community-based organization established more than 35 years ago by volunteers. It is part of the Suncoast Hospice Family of Programs dedicated to high-quality, compassionate hospice, palliative care, bereavement counseling, advance care planning and other services for the individuals and families it serves. To contact Suncoast Hospice, please call (727) 467-7423 or go to www.SuncoastHospice.org.

About National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. NHPCO’s mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life. For more information go to www.NHPCO.org.
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Suncoast Hospice
Louise Cleary
727-523-3391
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www.SuncoastHospice.org

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