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Sponsored by: Alzheimer's Association

Please sign our petition to join us in urging Congress to pass the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA).

PCHETA would launch a national campaign to increase palliative care and hospice training for health care professionals, improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer's, controlling the costs of the disease, and enhancing patient and family satisfaction.

It's critical that members of Congress support this important piece of legislation. You can make your voice heard by taking a moment to sign our petition today.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Please cosponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 2748/H.R. 3119), which would increase palliative care and hospice training for health care professionals, launch a national campaign to inform patients and families about the benefits of palliative care, and enhance research on improving the delivery of palliative care.

Nearly half of all people with Alzheimer's and other dementias are in hospice care at the time of their death. Less than half of surveyed nursing homes have some sort of palliative care program. For people with advanced dementia, such care which focuses on managing and easing symptoms, reducing pain and stress, and increasing comfort improves quality of life, controls costs, and enhances patient and family satisfaction.

But, as the demand for such care grows with the aging population, more must be done to ensure an adequately trained workforce. I urge you to cosponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 2748/H.R. 3119).

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Apr 24, 2017 Donia Harmon Pedrick
Apr 24, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
Apr 23, 2017 Wendi Myers
Apr 23, 2017 Christopher Dean
Apr 23, 2017 Hazel Sharrad
Apr 23, 2017 Rose Hippel
Apr 22, 2017 Lori O'Dell
Apr 21, 2017 Darmesh Selvakumar
Apr 21, 2017 Pragati Harde
Apr 20, 2017 Mary Bissell
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 20, 2017 Katherine Kautz Too many families are suffering because of someone that has Alzheimer's. Please help.
Apr 20, 2017 Brenda feliciano
Apr 20, 2017 Lorena Martinez-D'Meza V.
Apr 20, 2017 Jodi Landowski
Apr 20, 2017 Allen Graves
Apr 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 mary first Alzheimer's and other dementias are in hospice care at the time of their death. Less than half of surveyed nursing homes have some sort of care program.
Apr 19, 2017 Loraine Lindsey
Apr 19, 2017 Leslie Manderscheid I urge you to cosponsor the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (S. 2748/H.R. 3119)
Apr 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Apr 19, 2017 Joyce TenEyck
Apr 19, 2017 Tigerlily Hayward
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 LaDonna Earl-Jones
Apr 19, 2017 Karla Kirchner
Apr 19, 2017 Luis Vargas
Apr 19, 2017 K.J. Herson
Apr 19, 2017 Crystal Wolf
Apr 19, 2017 Jim Coleman
Apr 19, 2017 Cheryl Wenberg
Apr 19, 2017 Dana Oholorogg
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 Terry Brown
Apr 19, 2017 Janet Blocker Please sponsor this act; you may end up being one who will benefit from it...
Apr 19, 2017 Heather Wiegand
Apr 19, 2017 Alex Vollmer
Apr 19, 2017 Richard Laba
Apr 19, 2017 Janet Hale
Apr 19, 2017 Nichole Golightly
Apr 19, 2017 Sindy Motuzick It is critical that health care professionals have training to deliver the best care to patients. I urge you to pass HR 3119.
Apr 19, 2017 Theresa Crovello
Apr 19, 2017 LaVerne Call
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) So important that they have good safe care
Apr 19, 2017 Crystal Yarlott I often hear caregivers trying to use logic with Alzheimer patients and it frustrates both. I think this is because there isn't enough training and the pay is usually so low, keeping trained people isn't easy. So here is were government can really help.
Apr 19, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 19, 2017 Jennifer Rhoads
Apr 19, 2017 Audrey Martin It's the humane thing to do. Thank you.
Apr 19, 2017 holly cormier

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