November is Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Month

November is a chance to recognize the dedication and innovation of providers of health care at home. It is an opportunity to acknowledge recipients of in-home care services, and celebrate that they are able to remain in the safety and comfort of their own homes while receiving quality care. Home health, home care, and hospice & palliative care providers have always been important to vulnerable citizens in our communities. But now that importance is underscored by the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in public/facility settings. When given the option, patients want to receive care in their homes. We believe that desire is stronger today than it has ever been. The South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association is proud to represent and support hundreds of providers in our state. 

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“Not only is November Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Month, but November 5 is National Volunteer Managers Day, November 8-14, 2020 is Home Care Aide week, and November 11 is Veterans Day,” said SCHCHA President and CEO, Tim Rogers.  “These are milestones that we celebrate each year, and in what can only be described as the strangest, if not most difficult, year of the century, home care & hospice providers have displayed fortitude, resilience, and incredible advocacy on behalf of South Carolina’s most vulnerable citizens.”

”Home care and hospice services are critical to our health care system today and will be even more important in the years to come,” said William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). “Every day, nearly two million dedicated caregivers provide essential services to over 12 million vulnerable seniors, persons with disabilities, and children in their homes. We call upon all Americans to honor the power and value of home care and hospice and to applaud the hard work and sacrifice made by these caregivers every day across America.”

“Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “These highly-trained professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life’s most difficult journey.”


Please utilize these resources as you go forth in your efforts to raise awareness of and advocate for the preservation of in-home and community based services.