Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hospice Advantage Celebrates November as National Hospice Month

BB Note: Hospice Advantage has been active in Fayette County for the last two years.

Millions of people received care from hospice professionals this year. In honor of all those individuals that work so hard to ensure that people have a choice to receive care at home, Hospice Advantage is celebrating November as National Hospice Month by honoring their employees and community partners and reaching out to educate people in the communities they serve.

“Our patients often tell us that they wish they knew about us sooner. We are dedicating this year’s National Hospice Month celebrations to education in our communities.” says Jeanne Pete, Director of Business Development at Hospice Advantage. “There are many benefits to hospice, including financial benefits. Many people do not know that the Medicare hospice benefit includes payment of medications, equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis.

Many people also don’t know that hospice can promote longer life.” A recent study published in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Symptom Management indicates that patients suffering from Chronic Heart Failure that choose hospice care, lived an average of 81 days longer than patients with CHF that did not choose hospice care. Mrs. Pete adds, “We want people to know that they should not wait until the final days or weeks of life to choose the help of hospice.”

To celebrate National Hospice Month, Hospice Advantage will recognize employees at their annual awards banquet held in Miami, FL. Caregivers of the year will be rewarded for exemplifying the company’s tag line of Care, Comfort and Compassion. The events at participating facilities in their communities will include free health screenings, education about advanced directives and educational videos on Hospice.

In Michigan and Wisconsin, HOME & HOSPICE ADVANTAGE provides Home Health and Hospice services. Additionally, the company provides Hospice services throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Missouri. In FL, the company operates a home health care agency d.b.a. ALL CARE MEDICAL SERVICES.

For Information, call Hospice Advantage Fayetteville Ga 678-817-4180.

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