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NHPCO Brings 100 Hospice Leaders Together to Create Future Care Delivery Models
Date:2/3/2013

and CEO.

Added Schumacher, “Some of the common themes that repeatedly came up as our guest presenters interacted with Forum attendees centered on the dedication and passion that motivates hospice professionals. The hospice field was created by those striving to innovate how the dying were cared for over 30 years ago – the need to tap back into this creativity came up repeatedly during the Forum.”

NHPCO plans to share ideas from the Futuring Forum at its upcoming Management & Leadership Conference (April 25-27, 2013, at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, National Harbor, MD) and via other member platforms to prompt further discussion and collaboration of new ideas and innovations.

NHPCO reports that in 2011, hospices provided care and services for 44 percent of U.S. deaths. This reflects continued growth in Americans utilizing hospice care services, however, more than a third of patients received care for seven days or less. The need for hospice providers to reach patients earlier in the course of an illness remains an important issue to the field.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice palliative care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the person’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the person's loved ones as well.

Hospices are the largest providers of palliative care services in the U.S. and the Futuring Forum builds on this depth of experience and insight in caring for patients and family caregivers.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10389229.htm.


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