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Jan 28, 2016, 16:28 ET

"Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" Campaign is a Finalist in PR News 2016 CSR, Nonprofit and Diversity Awards

 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that its public awareness campaign Moments of Life: Made Possible by...

Jan 28, 2016, 09:00 ET

JAMA Shares Research Demonstrating Benefits of Hospice Care among other Findings

 Findings in a new study published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association indicate a better end of life...

Jan 27, 2016, 16:12 ET

NHPCO Utilizing Unique Ways to Spread Hospice Awareness to Underserved Populations

 The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and hospice community acknowledge that hospice utilization within African American...

Jan 27, 2016, 08:30 ET
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NHPCO Welcomes Board Members for 2016

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes new individuals to the organization's Board of Directors. These individuals...

Jan 20, 2016, 11:00 ET
A former NFL player chose hospice to help him finish strong.

Five Signs It's Time To Call Hospice

 One of the most difficult realizations for those with loved ones fighting a serious illness is understanding that treatment is no longer...

Dec 14, 2015, 08:30 ET
Hospice programs across the country host events for the community like this annual Festival of Lights at Hospice & Community Care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Feelings of Grief and Loss can be Heightened During the Holidays

Many people are greatly affected by ongoing media coverage of national and international tragedies that have played out in recent weeks, just ahead...

Dec 07, 2015, 08:30 ET

Carrying Hospice Messages to New Audiences

 In recent weeks, millions of people have had the opportunity to learn more about hospice and palliative care through outreach and efforts of...

Nov 19, 2015, 16:14 ET
Palliative care allowed Deadra to enjoy precious moments like spending time with nieces and nephews.

Deadra's Story: A Life Changed By Palliative Care

 Long before it's time for hospice care, many people with serious illness can benefit from palliative care but don't realize it. ...

Nov 19, 2015, 08:00 ET
Palliative care has given Deadra Gladden her life back.  She's able to enjoy time with her family including her beloved nieces and nephews.

Palliative Care Provides Comfort and Hope in Times of Despair

 In May of 2014, Deadra Gladden was in the hospital, feeling hopeless, and in excruciating pain due to lupus, a disease she has been battling...

Nov 10, 2015, 12:00 ET

Veterans Day: Honoring America's Veterans Today, Tomorrow and at Life's End

 As the nation comes together to honor Veterans on November 11, it is important to remember that these men and women also deserve recognition...

Nov 05, 2015, 11:30 ET
Nikita is a pet therapy dog who visits Heartland Hospice patients with her handler, Dave Benhoff.

Nikita: A Four-Legged Friend on a Mission to Bring Joy to Hospice Patients in Virginia

Decked out in her camouflage vest, Nikita, a pet therapy dog, is always ready for her next mission.  She heads out with her handler and human...

Nov 02, 2015, 12:58 ET

NHPCO Applauds New Reimbursement for Advance Care Planning Conversations

The CY2016 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, (PDF) posted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday, October 30, includes two...

Oct 30, 2015, 12:45 ET

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month Proclamation

 In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, NHPCO has issued the following proclamation calling for increased awareness and...

Oct 29, 2015, 08:30 ET
Moments of Life offers advice to help people learn whether they might benefit from the support of hospice or palliative care.

Hospice "Moments of Life" Campaign a Finalist in PR News 2015 Digital PR Awards

 The national public awareness campaign, Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice, was created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care...

Oct 26, 2015, 11:00 ET
Palliative care optimizes the quality of life by preventing and treating suffering.

Helping Families Coping With Serious Illness Choose Their Paths

 When a serious illness enters a family's life, there are many questions to ask and decisions to make. It is important to answer these...

Oct 16, 2015, 08:30 ET

Hospice Volunteers Honored for Outstanding Service

Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recognized four outstanding volunteers at the organization's 16th Clinical Team...

Oct 15, 2015, 08:00 ET

We Honor Veterans Program Awards Gentiva Hospice Evansville/Jasper for Extraordinary Practices

To celebrate We Honor Veterans 5th year anniversary, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization awarded the WHV 'Award of Excellence' to...

Oct 07, 2015, 17:38 ET

Collaboration Announced between NHPCO and Morgan State University

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is committed to championing access to the right care at the right time for all people....

Oct 06, 2015, 16:00 ET
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's We Honor Veterans is celebrating its five year anniversary.

Organizations Across the Country Dedicated to Our Nation's Veterans Facing Serious Illness

Of all the Americans who will die this year, one in four will be a Veteran.  Five years ago, the National Hospice and Palliative Care...

Sep 15, 2015, 15:00 ET
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Hospice care: separating fact from fiction

Many people think being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. However, this perception is not an accurate one. Many hospice patients'...