HOME CARE & HOSPICE MONTH


November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a time when home care agencies and caregivers across the country raise awareness about the unique and irreplaceable value of health care delivered in the home. Home care empowers clients to take control of their own care while remaining independent and at home, where the majority of Americans prefer to receive health care services. Caregivers who work in the home are uniquely devoted to the health and well-being of their patients. The intimate, individualized nature of personalized home care services delivered to an individual in their own home by caregivers who often become like an extension of their family is an experience that is unforgettable for the individual, the caregivers and the family.

Part of the month-long celebration of National Home Care and Hospice Month is Home Care Aide Week, which takes place November 13 through 17. This week recognizes dedicated, compassionate caregivers – nurses, home health aides, and personal care aides – who make a significant difference in the lives of home care clients and their families. Their compassion in caring for those who are sick, frail, chronically ill or recovering from an illness or surgery is an inspiration.

To learn more about home care visit www.homecareinfo.org or click here to find a provider near you.

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