World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on October 10 with the goal of improving the quality of life for people affected by serious health problems. Those that have life-limiting illnesses have the right to be cared for in the way that best suits their needs and this holiday emphasizes that. At Private Home Care, this is a day that is very close to our hearts. Our organization and highly skilled caregivers provide top notch care every day for those who may not be able to care for themselves. We wholeheartedly believe that every single person who has a life-limiting illness or condition deserves to live the best quality life. We live this conviction every day, and have been doing so for over the past 30 years. Let loved ones be assured that Private Home Care understands the challenges and complexities of hospice and palliative care. We use our experience and compassion to provide exceptional service and caregiving.
This day was established in 2005, and it draws attention to the belief that every single person deserves to be cared for in a personalized and compassionate way that emphasizes their comfort. Every second year, a wave of concerts known as Voices for Hospices takes place to entertain, spread joy, and raise awareness of the importance of high quality hospice and palliative care. It was originally created in 1989 by Sheila Hurton in order to raise funds and public awareness of the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher. It started as a single concert titled “Come and Sing” and it grew to become a worldwide event. Private Home Care is passionate about caregiving in the comfort of one’s home. Hospice is not a place, but rather high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings this holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. When a patient can spend their time in their home, it is more pleasant, healthier, and more peaceful for both them and their loved ones. One of our specialties is hospice and palliative care, and we have dozens of testimonies speaking to our skilled and tender caregiving, because compassion is at the heart of our care.