Governor Ron Desantis and FHPCA Recognize November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

TALLAHASSEE –  Governor  Ron Desantis has declared November  as Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Florida. In 2019, 139,865 patients received hospice care throughout Florida and a continual increase is expected in the years ahead. Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association  is pleased to  join hospice providers  and supporters  across the  state in recognizing November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Florida. High quality care, education, and accessibility are hallmarks of hospice  care in  Florida  as every  eligible  resident has a hospice services available to them. Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Florida highlights the quality and variety of services offered in every county across the state.

“The beliefs that, ‘Every day is a gift’ and ‘The days you have should be lived to the fullest’ are foundational to the valuable services available through your local hospice,” said Paul A. Ledford, President & CEO of Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Associat ion. “When curative therapies are no longer helpful, it is appropriate for the plan of care to change focus to be about comfort and quality of life. 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, at the right place, and the right time.”

Read Governor Desantis’ proclamation at https://www.floridaho spices.or g/wp­ content/uploads/2020/11/Hospice-and-Palliative-Care-Month.pdf

Visit to find basic facts and resources on what to expect from hospice providers as a patient and caregiver. The ‘Find a Provider’ feature allows users to locate end-of­ life care programs in Florida.

This article originally appeared on Washington County News: Governor Ron Desantis and FHPCA Recognize November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

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