November 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020
The mission of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is to provide a loving, caring atmosphere for the terminally ill, their caregivers, and families in a location appropriate for their respective needs; to relieve the emotional and physical pain of those who come into our care; to project an attitude of goodness and openness to the community so that all who need us will feel welcome and confident of our professional abilities and advocacy for patient-directed care until life’s end; to educate the community about hospice, and to serve as a leading resource for dying and grief issues.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed November 2020 to be National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in the City of Lenoir.
Mayor Joe Gibbons, front left, presents the National Hospice and Palliative Care Month – November 2020 proclamation to Lisa Caviness, front right, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, during the City Council Meeting. Back row: Councilmembers David Stevens, Crissy Thomas (Mayor Pro Tem), Ben Willis, Todd Perdue, Ralph Prestwood, Ike Perkins, and City Manager Scott Hildebran.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month – November 2020
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;
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;
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; 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;
WHEREAS, in an increasingly fragmented and broken health care system, hospice is one of the few sectors that demonstrates how health care can – and should – work at its best for its patient;
WHEREAS, every year 1.5 million Americans living with life-limiting illness, and their families, received care from the nation’s hospice programs in communities throughout the United States;
WHEREAS, hospice and palliative care organizations are advocates and educators about advance care planning that help individuals make decisions about the care they want;
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 resolved that I, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim November 2020 as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and encourage citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life, discuss their end of life wishes with their families, and observe this month with appropriate activities and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd day of November, 2020 and caused this seal to be affixed.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor