November is National Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Month
This week marks the start of National Home Care Month as well as National Hospice and Palliative Care month which is celebrated nationwide throughout the month of November. It is a great time to reflect on the impact Home Care and Hospice workers have on families and community across the country.
In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, many hard working individuals including nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers work hard to improve the lives of the patients they serve. These providers make it possible for many patients to maintain their freedom by providing the resources they need to remain at home as they age.
In recognition of Hospice and Palliative Care providers and professionals, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) released a proclamation which calls for increased awareness about advance care planning. In addition, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has called for increased advocacy and support for home health and hospice in the US.
At CHAP we want to take time to recognize and thank the hospice and home care agencies who have worked to raise their standard of care through accreditation.
Additional information and resources are available through NHPCO and NAHC.