TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Rick Scott has declared November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Last year, more than 137,351 patients received hospice care throughout Florida. Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association is pleased to join hospice providers across the state in recognizing November as Florida Hospice Month. In 2016, FHPCA launched the "Let Hospice Help" initiative to encourage Floridians to learn about hospice services and plan ahead for end-of-life 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 A. Ledford, President & CEO of Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association. "This November we want to raise awareness that hospices around Florida are here to help. It is very rewarding to see patients and families find the comfort and care they need."
Click HERE to read Governor Rick Scott's proclamation.
The LetHospiceHelp.org website provides basic facts on what to expect from hospice providers and helps consumers or family members understand the lesser-known benefits of hospice. The 'Hospice Locator' allows users to locate end-of-life care programs in their service areas. For individuals who are struggling with bereavement, Let Hospice Help has additional resources on the "I Am Grieving" page.
FHPCA, along with hospice professionals across the state will be using the following social media hashtags through November to engage Floridians in end-of-life discussions and provide answers:
#HospiceMonth #LetHospiceHelp #MyHospice (NHPCO)
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.
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SOURCE Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association