November is Home Care & Hospice Month; learn more about the care options available
Imagine yourself terminally ill, disabled, or too sick to fully take care of yourself. Most people envision themselves confined to the sterile surroundings of a hospital or nursing facility, but if home is where you’d rather be, then home health care may be the best option.
“Our profession is dedicated to providing the highest quality of health care in the comfort of the patient’s own home,” says Denise Via, RN, co-owner of Direct Health Care in Lubbock with her daughter, Jenny Stroud.
The Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H) joins Direct Health Care and other home care agencies and professionals throughout the state and nation in celebrating November as Home Care & Hospice Month. TAHC&H has requested that Governor Rick Perry declare November “Texas Home Care & Hospice Month” to coincide with the National Home Care & Hospice Month celebration.
Home Care Month recognizes the nurses, therapists, social workers, aides, and other specialists who provide in-home health and supportive services to the nation’s elderly, disabled, and infirm. It’s also a prime opportunity to promote the benefits of home care and hospice to the public.
Approximately 4,400 Home and Community Support Services Agencies are licensed in Texas to provide home health, hospice, or personal assistance services to persons with acute, chronic, or long term illnesses or disabling conditions. Home care and hospice serves to promote independence and keep families together. It has been proven to save money and is the health care choice preferred by clients and their families.
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For answers to all of your home care questions, please visit www.andelcare.com, a home care agency providing in home care in Seattle WA.