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Welcome to Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice
Welcome to Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice. Within this site, you will find stories of real hospice patients living life to the fullest even when death is near. There are no actors and no scripts, just genuine stories from all across the US. From the nation's capital to Hawaii, NHPCO has gathered these videos by reaching out to hospice professionals and volunteers.. The stories capture the nuances of hospice care, the team approach, the tears and the laughter… and they are nothing short of inspiring.
It’s natural to avoid discussions about the end-of-life. It is a difficult and complicated topic. Although thinking about death can be uncomfortable, the hospice community’s mission is to create the most positive end-of-life experience possible: free from pain, comfortable at home or in a home-like setting, surrounded by loved ones. .
Hospice is available to anyone certified by a physician to be “terminally" ill, with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease takes a typical course. Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers. It includes a team of doctors, nurses, aides, therapists, social workers and volunteers, as well as spiritual and bereavement support. NHPCO's Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice hopes to share what the hospice community witnesses every day - a world where those facing serious illness, grief and death experience the best that humankind can offer. It is a model of care more than 1.5 million Americans experience every year, and something we hope every family will consider as part of end-of-life planning and discussions. The goal of the first phase of this campaign is to “show” Americans what they seldom get to see until they or their loved ones experience hospice: It’s truly about living fully, not just dying. www.MomentsofLife.org is the central hub for the Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice campaign. Some of the features this microsite offers include:
- Videos featuring real hospice stories
- Written summaries to accompany each video
- A “Find My Hospice” online directory where consumers can find NHPCO provider-members who serve their area
- Consumer-focused educational materials about hospice and palliative care
- Resources for caregivers and ways for the public to get involved
We ask that you help promote Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice by sharing the featured videos and content with anyone and everyone. With your help, we can spread the message of compassionate end-of-life care.
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