National Hospice Awareness Month

November is National Hospice Awareness Month.

Tonight in medical news, we take a look at one aspect of hospice that is often overlooked.

Hospice provides care for terminally ill patients but also helps families in a time of grief.

U.P. Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty executive director Dr. Jeff Nyquist says that once a loved one has passed, hospice still helps.

He says a full bereavement care team provides support and grief counseling to family and loved ones after a death of a patient.

For more information about bereavement care, you can contact U.P. Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty or your local hospice organization.

Tomorrow night, we’ll look at the origin of hospice care in the U.P.