November is Home Care, Palliative Care and Hospice Month

“The fact is, Home- and Community-based care is itself a cost-saving program for the state and federal government,” says Tim Rogers, President and CEO of the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina.   “On average, patients who receive care at home, regardless of the level of care, receive that care at a significant savings to taxpayers.”

”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.”


 Resources

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.