National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
By America's Charities on October 23, 2019
Each November, hospice and palliative care programs reach out to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality hospice and palliative care. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support and spiritual care to patients and their families. These programs combine the highest level of quality medical care with emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing a serious illness or dealing with end of life issues.
In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month November 1-30, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are raising awareness for high-quality hospice and palliative care.
One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support these nonprofits is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) Click on each charity's name below to learn more about their work, and to make a donation now!
Capital Caring - Founded in 1977, Capital Caring is one of the first and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations, providing hospice and palliative care to more than 102,000 patients and families in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Prince Georges County, Maryland. Capital Caring also offers bereavement counseling for families, as well as the community-at-large. Core services include hospice, palliative care, point of hope counseling, inpatient care, and research and education.
Montgomery Hospice, Inc. - Since 1981, Montgomery Hospice has provided professional medical, emotional, and spiritual care to terminally-ill residents of Montgomery County. Patients receive services without regard to insurance status or financial resources. Professional counselors provide grief support without charge to family members of adult hospice patients for thirteen months after the loss of their loved one and for two years to families of children who suffer from life-limiting illnesses.