NHPCONational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Alexandria, VA)
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Contact: Anita Brikman NHPCO Senior Vice President, Communications Ph: 703-837-3154.
NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
Three out of four hospice patients die in a "home" setting, either in private residences, nursing homes or residential facilities, according to NHPCO.
In a 1999 survey by NHPCO, fewer than 1 in 4 Americans put their wishes for end-of-life care in writing.
The NHPCO states that TS may be carried out "until death occurs, without concern for irreversibility.
Contact: Anita Brikman Senior Vice President, Communications NHPCO abrikman@nhpco.
The Alliance for Care at the End of Life is a 501(c)(4) organization created by NHPCO to provide a more aggressive and comprehensive advocacy voice to serve the entire field and, ultimately, one of America's most vulnerable populations - those nearing the end of life.
Contact: Anita Brikman Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications NHPCO 703-837-3154 abrikman@nhpco.
NHPCO Hill Day participants specifically asked Members of Congress to sign on to a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama and to contact the Department of Health and Human Services about rescinding the 2008 CMS hospice funding cut before it goes into effect on October 1 of this year.
Most people will tell you they would prefer to spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes; but many times, the last thing someone sees is a hospital room," said Anita Brikman, senior vice president of strategic communications for NHPCO.
DeParle, Edwards, FDA, Capitol Hill Day all highlights of NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference, April 22-25
As an organization committed to increasing awareness of advance care planning, NHPCO provides free information and tools to the public.