November is National Home Care and Hospice Month
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, people start to think about all the things they are thankful for and for many, families caregivers are at the top of the list. Every November home health and hospice agencies celebrate National Home Care and National Hospice Month to honor healthcare employees such as nurses, clinicians and therapists who have made a positive impact in the lives of those for whom they care.
Home care promotes independence for seniors and allows them to stay amidst familiar surroundings and possessions, which has a positive effect on psychological well-being. Home healthcare in particular is a form of home care that is physician-ordered and performed by someone with special training such as registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Hospice care focuses on relieving symptoms and pain management for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Take a minute to thank those who care for seniors and loved ones during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.