TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Rick Scott has declared November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Last year, over 126,000 patients received hospice care in Florida. Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association is pleased to join hospice organizations across the state to bring awareness of hospice care in Florida. FHPCA's Let Hospice Help initiative encourages Floridians to learn about hospice services and plan ahead for medical care.
"FHPCA launched the Let Hospice Help initiative to help the public understand the valuable services available to them through their local hospice," said Paul Ledford, President and CEO of Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association. "This November we want to raise awareness that hospices around Florida are here to help. There is nothing more rewarding than to see patients and families find the comfort and care they need."
Click HERE to read Governor Rick Scott's proclamation.
The Let Hospice Help campaign aims to give the basics of what a patient or a family member needs to know about hospice, but also to highlight some of the lesser known benefits of hospice care, such as grief and bereavement support.
FHPCA will be using the following hashtags in November to engage Floridians in end-of-life discussions and provide answers:
More information about hospice and palliative care is available from FHPCA on social media via @LetHospiceHelp or by visiting LetHospiceHelp.org.
About Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association: FHPCA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization representing Florida's hospice programs. The mission of FHPCA is to assure excellence and access to hospice care, and advocate for the needs of those in the final phases of life.
About Let Hospice Help: Let Hospice Help is an initiative by the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association aimed at helping increase public awareness of hospice care in Florida. No obligations, just answers.
Evelyn Hernandez, Marketing & PR Specialist
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SOURCE Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association