The National Hospice Regatta Alliance is an associate member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), which is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
The Alliance shares NHPCO’s commitment to improving end-of- life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
We fully agree with NHPCO’s credo: Hospice: It’s About How You LIVE
Hospice Care is the model of high-quality, compassionate care that helps terminally ill patients and their families live as fully as possible.
Hospice Provides the Care Americans Have Said They Want.
Expanding the reach of hospice care holds enormous potential benefits for those nearing the end of life, whether they are in nursing homes, their own homes, or in hospitals.
Hospice Care is Not Limited to Six Months of Service.
Hospice eligibility requirements should not be confused with length of service. A patient in the final phase of life may receive hospice care for as long as necessary when a physician certifies that he or she continues to meet eligibility requirements.
The Medicare Hospice Benefit requires that a terminally-ill patient have a prognosis of six months or less: patients are not limited to six months of hospice care services.