Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month: Fostering Courageous Conversations for Quality End-of-Life Care
Tri-Cities Chaplaincy is excited to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month on November 1st, a nationwide initiative emphasizing the profound impact of Hospice Care and Palliative Care on patients and their families.
The theme for this year's National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is "Courageous Conversations." It challenges the common perception of hospice at the end and encourages a shift toward thoughtful dialogue and advance care planning.
In our region, only 20-30% of community members have advance directives when in the hospital. By having an advance directive in place, patients, on average, spend 10 fewer days in the hospital versus those without an advance directive. That translates to 10 days of comfort and memories for patients rather than hospital rooms at the end of life.
"By fostering these courageous conversations, we aspire to improve end-of-life practices within our communities," said Laurie Jackson, Tri-Cities Chaplaincy's CEO. "This improvement directly translates to enhanced patient comfort and reduced family grief, making the journey through this challenging phase fulfilling and quality-focused."
Tri-Cities Chaplaincy invites the community to join us in commemorating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Together, let us engage in these courageous conversations, embracing the opportunity to enhance the end-of-life experience for all. For more information on our programs and support services, visit our website at TCCBestLife.org.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.