DVACO Recognizes World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Saturday, October 8th was World Hospice and Palliative Care Day- World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022 (thewhpca.org). According to The Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance, it is estimated that each year 57 million people are in need of palliative care services worldwide with 25 million people at the end-of-life. The underutilization of these services results in 18 million people dying in unnecessary pain and distress each year. The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization’s (DVACO) mission is to accelerate high quality value-based care in the region.

Liz Todd, PT, DPT, DVACO Manager of Care Continuum, said the following:

“If we want to truly make a difference and achieve our mission, then we need to support patients and families at their most vulnerable time- when faced with a serious medical condition and at the end-of-life. Our well-versed DVACO ambulatory care coordinators and social workers and high quality Preferred hospice provider network are part of the many resources the DVACO has available for our providers to assist with the management of complex patients. On this World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, we challenge [providers] to look at your patient panel and examine who could benefit from the extra layer of support and services that hospice and palliative care providers can offer.”

See the links above for more information on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day; DVACO Care Coordination; and DVACO’s Preferred Hospice Network, respectively.

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