Hospice Aide Nashell Williams points to the words "Counting Down the Top 30 Benefits of Hospice Care"

Counting Down the Top 30 Benefits of Hospice Care

Hospice of the Piedmont Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month with #HospiceTop30 Campaign

Have you ever wondered, “What if Casey Kasem was more interested in hospice benefits than hit songs?”  Well, that’s roughly the premise behind our #HospiceTop30 Campaign, and it’s all part of November’s celebration of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (HAPCM).

In honor of this special month, we asked our team to rank 40 different hospice benefits. Then, we counted the votes to calculate the Top 30 Benefits of Hospice Care.

Curious about how your favorite benefit scored against the competition? Follow along all month long on Facebook and Instagram as we countdown to the #1 hospice benefit!

Will it be Support and Counseling for Families or Comfort Care and Pain Management in the top spot? How will Caregiver Education and Instruction stack up? Which benefits will catch you by surprise and teach you something you never knew about hospice?

We kindly ask only one thing. In the immortal words of David Letterman, “Please, no wagering.”

Ready to see the rest of the list? Follow #HospiceTop30 on Facebook and Instagram.

Why Celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month?

In 1986, the National Hospice Organization (now the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) and the White House introduced the first National Hospice Month. The goal was to promote awareness of the hospice concept and encourage people to learn about the remarkable benefits of hospice care.

For more than forty years, Hospice has provided compassionate support and comfort to countless individuals. It allows patients to spend their final months at home, surrounded by loved ones. Dedicated hospice teams tailor care plans to meet the unique needs of each patient and family, prioritizing pain management, symptom relief, and emotional support. Hospice care also extends to caregivers, providing guidance and support throughout the grieving process.

And yet, even though more than 1.7 million Americans receive hospice care every year, for many, the subject can be a mystery or even taboo. At Hospice of the Piedmont, we believe Hospice and Palliative Care Month is an opportunity to educate everyone in our community about the benefits of hospice care.

Our month-long countdown of the “Top 30 Benefits of Hospice Care” aims to engage and educate our community about all the amazing benefits of hospice.

Thanking Our Staff & Volunteers

Our posts on social media aren’t just about counting down the benefits; they also give us a chance to spotlight 30 incredible HOP staff members and volunteers. This offers our community a unique window into the various roles that support patients and families – from Nurses and Social Workers to Volunteers and Chaplains. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know some of the wonderful people taking care of neighbors throughout our community.

As HOP CEO & President Nancy Littlefield recently said, “This month is also an opportunity to thank those who work and volunteer in this amazing work. The care, strength, and compassion provided by the HOP family helps to bring comfort, dignity, and support to those we are so privileged to care for. As we begin November – one where thankfulness is often front and center – it’s a great time to extend my own personal gratitude for our mission and everyone who contributes to it.”

We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey to discover the benefits of hospice and express your gratitude to the remarkable individuals who enrich the lives of our neighbors across central Virginia.