The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) invites the home care and hospice community to honor nurses, home care aides, social workers and therapists during Home Care & Hospice Month
. These hardworking caregivers make a difference in the lives of the patients and families that they serve throughout the year. November has been designated as the month for celebrating these caregivers.
Recognizing Home Care and Hospice Care Workers
There are many reasons why home care and hospice care workers should be honored, among them:
- Home care workers traveled almost eight billion miles last year while delivering services.
- The home care industry is undergoing rapid growth as 90 percent of Americans have voiced a preference for aging in place. This means more health care services will be needed for the elderly, chronically ill and disabled.
- More than 5 million Americans receive high-quality and compassionate care each year from home care workers.
Celebrating Home Care & Hospice Month
- Week 1 focuses on the importance of the cost savings enabled by home care and how it allows aging adults, people with chronic illness, and people with disabilities to stay in their homes.
- Week 2 focuses on home health and hospice heroes and veterans throughout the history of home care and public health.
- Week 3 focuses on recognizing home care aides and how they make it possible for patients to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
- Week 4 focuses on the family and how home care helps keep families together.
- Week 5 focuses on the future of home care and hospice care with emphasis on new technologies and legislation that will affect the industry and patients.
Take a moment this November and thank the home care and hospice workers in your life for the important work they do. One of the goals of DCI software is to reduce administrative costs so that agencies have the funds to compensate home care workers more.