Get Healthcare BEFORE You Need It

By National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Special for  USDR

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and NHPCO along with hospices across the country are reaching out to help people understand the importance of planning for the care they would want if they were facing a serious or life-limiting  illness.

“One of the things that hospice and palliative care professionals hear from families again and again is ‘why didn’t we learn about hospice care earlier,'” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “The best time to learn about hospice or palliative care is before you are facing a medical crisis and advance care planning is one of the tools to help people think about their  wishes.”