Former Senate leaders recognized for bi-partisan effort for end-of-life care

Washington, DC – Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole (R-KS) and Tom Daschle (D-SD) will be honored for their pioneering support of hospice care in the United States at the annual Capital Caring Gala at The Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner on November 7, 2015.

Dole authored the landmark bi-partisan 1981 legislation that instituted hospice care as part of the Medicare benefit. As Leader, Daschle was one of the Hospice benefit’s strongest supporters, and during his decades in the Congress, supported the expansion of the Hospice benefit to ensure all Americans have access to high-quality care at the end of life.

Former U.S Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) will also be in attendance to help salute Dole and Daschle.

Capital Caring is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit providers of hospice care in the United States. Headquarted in Falls Church, Virginia, the organization serves nearly 1,200 families every day in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. The organization was founded in 1977, and was an original demonstration site for hospice care leading to the passage of Dole’s legislation.

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About Capital Caring

For nearly 40 years, Capital Caring has helped families and loved ones make the most of every moment together by offering coordinated care, comfort and dignity to those living with serious illness. Capital Caring provides excellent pain relief and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support as well as compassion to families across the region. Our health professionals – including more than 20 staff doctors – deliver some of the best care in the United States.

Capital Caring is open 24 hours every day. Anyone who needs help staying independent and safe can access our services, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, visit