• Hospice of the Northwest Celebrates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

    November 02, 2022

    Hospice of the Northwest Celebrates
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November

    Month-long recognition focuses on crucial role of hospice care in the community
    Mt. Vernon, Wash., November 1, 2022 — Throughout the month of November, Hospice of the Northwest will be joining organizations across the nation in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (NHPCM) — a time dedicated to recognizing the crucial role hospice and palliative care providers play in our community.
    This year’s NHPCM theme is “Meeting You Where You Are.” The Hospice of the Northwest team embraces end-of-life care with a holistic approach that meets patients where they are in more than just a physical sense.
    “Hospice is about maximizing quality of life, and meeting people where they are is an important part that,” explains Bob Laws, executive director for Hospice of the Northwest. “For some people that may mean caring for them in the comfort of their own home; for others, it may mean tailoring our support to meet their unique needs and goals. Whatever matters most to the patient and their loved ones is what matters most to us.”
    Since 1989, Hospice of the Northwest has provided interdisciplinary, supportive care to people in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Snohomish counties, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home and surrounded by their loved ones. Each patient is supported by a dedicated care team that includes a board-certified physician, registered nurse, social worker, spiritual counselor, and additional service providers as needed. Together, they craft a personalized plan of care focused on the patient’s end-of-life goals and improving quality of life.
    NHPCM is also a time to acknowledge and celebrate the people carrying out this vital work in our community. “It is especially important that we recognize our incredible team in November,” says Laws. “They make a remarkable difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. It’s an honor and privilege to work alongside such caring, compassionate people.”
    Hospice of the Northwest will also be conducting a number community outreach activities this month focused on increasing awareness about hospice services and advance care planning.
    To learn more about Hospice of the Northwest, visit www.HospiceNW.org.
    Carrie McBride
    cmcbride@hospicenw.org, 360-391-1137