When you’re sick, where would you rather be treated? Odds are, you would prefer the security and comfort of your own bed in your own home. More than 11 million Americans agree with you.
In addition to providing excellent care where and when patients need and want it, home care and hospice care save the United States and commercial health insurers billions of health care dollars each year. There is no more cost-effective provider of health care in our country.
When your mother, father, sister, brother, or neighbor are struggling with a disability, dealing with a chronic or terminal illness, or recovering from a recent hospital stay, home care and hospice professional caregivers have the answer. Modern home care has all the bell and whistles of hospital care, with the exception of surgery. Today, patients can receive everything from physical therapy to shampoos. Home care and hospice providers work diligently to keep Americans in their homes, where they are most comfortable.
As the 21st century continues to unfold, the fundamental domestic issue becomes obvious: how will we provide high quality long-term care to our parents and eventually for ourselves? The answer is home care and hospice, which combines care, compassion, and cost effectiveness.
As we think about our many gifts, please remember the home care and hospice professionals who make a difference every day for our nation’s seniors, disabled, and ill. They make it possible for home care to be where the healing begins.