This month is dedicated to acknowledging the important contributions that are made every day by those who provide home care and hospice care to those who have suffered serious injuries or devastating illness. For the entire month of November, various organizations will be participating in various events and efforts to increase the public awareness of National Home Care and Hospice Month.
Sadly, many victims of serious accidents suffer from debilitating injuries like traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. These accident victims need home care and hospice care for months, sometimes years. It is very important that these victims obtain the necessary financial assistance needed to provide for home care and if needed, hospice care, as part of their damage awards at trial or in settlement.
During November the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both at the home and in their local communities and join with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) by celebrating November as Home Care and Hospice Month with the following themes:
- Home Care: Home is the Center of Health Care
- Hospice: Hospice = Love in Action
- Private Duty: Loving Care Tailored to Each Family’s Needs
- Home Care Aide Week (November 9-15, 2014): Caring in Action
From Val J. Halamandaris, NAHC President, “No work is nobler, and no group is more deserving of our respect and admiration. Their goal is helping society’s weakest members live the fullest lives they can. By marrying high tech with high touch, home care professionals and volunteers allow patients to get care at home where they can be with the ones they love.”