November 17, 2010
Motley Rice recognizes National Hospice Month
In recognition of President Obama proclaiming November as National Hospice Month, Motley Rice would like to emphasize the importance of hospice care and acknowledge those who dedicate their lives to making a patient's stay comfortable and dignified. We proudly support those facilities, professionals, volunteers and family members who provide quality care for the terminally ill.
Hospice is not simply a place but an approach towards the care necessary to help people live with dignity, comfort and compassion at the end of their lives. Last year, a record 41.5 percent of individuals who passed away in the United States, approximately 1.5 million terminal patients, were cared for by our nation's hospices.
Access to special care has improved significantly in the past three decades. Programs such as hospice and palliative care provide extensive symptom control, pain management, psychological support and spiritual care to patients and their families. They also serve as valuable outreach resources, educating communities about the care options available and reminding the terminally ill that they are not alone.
Additionally, one of every four dying Americans has served our country in the military; this amounts to more than 680,000 veterans. In an effort to create further awareness, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently implemented the We Honor Veterans campaign to help improve the care veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers.
Motley Rice attorneys have a long history of fighting on behalf of victims who have suffered terminal illnesses as a result of occupational disease. Our firm represents individuals, both civilian and military, harmed by exposure to toxic substances while doing their jobs or serving their country. Our clients include victims of serious and often fatal cancers, diseases or injuries associated with damaging levels of exposure to asbestos and other chemicals such as burn pit toxins.
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