Greencastle, Indiana.  Following its mission of improving quality of life at end of life, Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association (PCHPCA) continues to raise awareness of the importance of receiving hospice care.  PCHPCA is pleased to note that according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, for the last few years, more people in Putnam County are receiving the benefits of hospice before they die.


Why is this good news?  Julianne Miranda, Secretary of PCHPCA and Bereavement Coach stated, “Research clearly shows the benefit of hospice. Persons receiving this compassionate care often survive longer and the support the family receives is essential at this difficult time.”


Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association encourages persons diagnosed with a serious illness and their loved ones to learn about hospice care early in the care of the disease.  Miranda added, “Families receiving hospice services report healthier grieving. Early referral to hospice allows families time to prepare for the changes they face and gives them time to say goodbye.”


Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association (PCHPCA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization that has joined national, state, and community efforts to increase the quality of the end-of-life experience for patients, loved ones, caregivers, and the healthcare community in Putnam County.  PCHPCA is partially supported by The Putnam County Community Foundation and the Putnam County Hospital.   For additional information, contact Elaine Peck, Director, at epeck@pchosp.org or visit www.pchpca.org.

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