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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2017

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness.
Every year, nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,” said J. Donald Schumacher, 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.”
Hospice is not a place. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Through this specialized quality care, we see many patients and their families experience more meaningful moments together. Hospice helps them focus on living despite a terminal diagnoses.
MedCure staff have the distinct pleasure of working with so many of the compassionate hospice and palliative care professionals in the US every day as they assist their patients through the whole body donation process. We are forever grateful to them for the support they provide to their patients, as well as their advocacy for whole body donation as an end-of-life resource.
Throughout the month of November, MedCure will be joining organizations across the nation to promote awareness in our community about how important hospice and palliative care can be. 
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