November is Home Care and Hospice Month
During November the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both at the home and in their local communities and join with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) by celebrating November as Home Care and Hospice Month with the following themes:
Home Care: Home is the Center of Health Care
Hospice: Hospice = Love in Action
Private Duty: Loving Care Tailored to Each Family’s Needs
NAHC honors National Home Care Month with the theme Home is the Center of Health Care, the product of a brainstorming session at the 2013 NAHC Strategic Planning Congress. The session brought together members of NAHC’s board of directors and heads of its Forum of State Associations, along with key home care and hospice leaders. They exchanged their thoughts under the guidance of Dr. Lance Secretan, management guru and former corporate CEO, who helped them define their vision of what home care can become.
NAHC and its affiliate Hospice Association of America (HAA) honor National Hospice Month with the theme Hospice = Love in Action. Hospice provides pain control and palliative care to patients who are terminally ill. It also addresses their social, spiritual, and emotional needs, along with those of their family members. For decades, patients have counted on hospice to give them comfort, peace, and closure in the twilight of life.
NAHC and its affiliate Private Duty Homecare Association (PDHCA) honor Home Care and Hospice Month with the theme Loving Care Tailored to Each Family’s Needs. Private duty offers services to suit every client, whether it involves medical or nonmedical care, grooming or going on errands, helping clients get ready for the day or making them gourmet meals. These services help the aged, infirm, or disabled stay safe and independent at home, wherever they might call home.
For More information visit the NAHC website, here.