Collier County
FL

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Proclamation designating November 2020 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Collier County. The proclamation will be mailed to Mark Beland, Community Liaison of Avow Hospice, Naples, Florida.

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Executive Summary

P R O C L A M A T I O N

 

WHEREAS,              for more than 40 years, hospice has helped provide comfort and dignity to millions of people, allowing them to spend their final months at home, surrounded by their loved ones; and

 

WHEREAS,              the hospice model involves an interdisciplinary, team-oriented approach to treatment, including expert medical care, quality symptom control, and comprehensive pain management as a foundation of care; and             

 

WHEREAS,              beyond providing physical treatment, hospice attends to the patient’s emotional, spiritual and family needs, and provides family services like respite care and bereavement counseling; and

 

WHEREAS,              palliative care delivers expertise to improve quality of life and relief from pain, can be provided at any time during an illness, and hospices are some of the best providers of community-based palliative care; and

 

WHEREAS,              hospice demonstrates how health care can - and should - work at its best for its patient; and

 

WHEREAS,              1.55 million Americans living with life-limiting illness, and their families, received care from the nation’s hospice programs in communities throughout the United States in 2018, and that last year in Collier County, 1,969 people living with a serious or life-limiting illness were cared for by the nonprofit Avow hospice and palliative care companies; and

 

WHEREAS,               hospice and palliative care organizations are advocates and educators about advance care planning that help individuals make decisions about the care they want; and

 

WHEREAS,               the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have pledged to put patients first in all of its programs - including hospice - ensuring a coordinated and patient-led approach to care, protecting patient choice and access to individualized services based on a patient’s unique care needs and wishes;

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County, Florida, that November 2020 be designated as

 

NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH

IN COLLIER COUNTY

                           

DONE AND ORDERED THIS 10th Day of November 2020.

 

              BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

              COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

 

              ___________________________

              BURT L. SAUNDERS, CHAIRMAN

 

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