To the Editor:
November is National Hospice Month and I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the professional staff and volunteers at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County for the compassionate hospice and palliative care they provide to our community.
This nonprofit agency has served the residents of Fairfield County for more than 100 years. The staff and volunteers continue to provide exceptional skilled and compassionate end-of-life care on a daily basis that affords both comfort and dignity to our patients and their families.
The number of patients served by hospice nationwide has steadily increased over the past several years and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reports that nearly two million Americans received hospice care last year alone. Hospice has become a source of constancy in end-of-life care in the United States due in great part to the quality of care that patients and families receive.
Thank you to the wonderful nurses, aides, therapists, social workers, volunteers and others at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County who provide such an invaluable service to our community.
Editor’s note: Edgar is chairman of the board of directors of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, a home health care service based in Norwalk that serves Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Southport, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.