Shell proclaims November special month

Published 9:16 am Monday, November 5, 2012

Mayor Howard Shell and the City of Atmore recently made a proclamation for November officially being National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The 2012 theme is ‘Comfort. Love. Respect.’

Covenant Hospice has served Atmore and the surrounding area since 1984, providing ‘care when it counts.’ Annually, Covenant Hospice serves more than 6000 patients and families, including 6700 in 2010. On a daily basis, they serve 1200 patients.

Every year, more than 1.58 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice care providers in the U.S., according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care

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Organization. During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, providers across the country are raising awareness of the many benefits of hospice care.

Covenant Hospice is a highly trained team of professionals and volunteers who put their hearts and minds into the mission of providing compassionate care at the end of life.

Hospice ensures that people receive palliation of symptoms during one of life’s most significant experiences, the journey at life’s end. The compassionate way that hospice helps maximize the quality of life is at the center of this year’s hospice month theme.

Covenant Hospice’s mission is to ensure our patients live as fully and comfortably as possible, accepting all patients, regardless of the ability to pay. Their local branch office is in Brewton

Hospice is a gift to those who experience it, but there are so many that do not have the opportunity or are not aware of hospice services. In honor of and in celebration of National Hospice and Palliative Care month please reach out and start the conversation with those you may be aware of in your family, church, or community that may be in need of end of life care