Sierra Hospice
"Making Final Moments Matter"


Proclamation of National Hospice Month is read in front of the Main Entrance at Seneca Healthcare District on the 1st Tuesday in November.


WHEREAS, hospice and palliative care provides patients and families the highest quality care during life-limiting illness and at the end of life, through pain management and symptom control, caregiver training and assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, allowing patients to live fully up until the final moments, surrounded and supported by the faces of loved ones, friends, and committed caregivers;

WHEREAS; last year, more than one million Americans living with life-limiting illness, and their families, received care from the 4,100 hospice and palliative care programs in communities throughout the United States;

WHEREAS; professional and compassionate hospice staff - including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, health aides, and clergy - provides comprehensive care focused on the wishes of each individual patient;

WHEREAS; more than 400,000 trained volunteers contribute 18 million hours of service to hospice programs annually;

WHEREAS; providing high-quality hospice and palliative care reaffirms our belief in the essential dignity of every person, regardless of age, health, or social status, and that every stage of human life deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and care;

WHEREAS; hospice and palliative care providers encourage all people to learn more about options of care and to share their wishes with family, loved ones, and their healthcare professionals;

NOW, THEREFORE; be it resolved that we proclaim NOVEMBER as National Hospice/Palliative Care Month and encourage citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life and to observe this month with appropriate activities and programs.

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