November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Home health care includes a wide range of care you can get for an illness or injury at home.
Home care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care in a hospital.
Hospice is special care for people who are terminally ill, including medical and physical care and help with social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
An important part of home care and hospice is being prepared for the future. Document your decisions for your loved ones.
If you’re a caregiver, you should understand your loved ones’ home care and hospice options.
If you or a loved one has a serious issue, palliative care, or specialized medical care tailored to you, can help relieve your symptoms and improve your life.
Advance directives help your loved ones carry out your wishes in life-threatening circumstances. Have yours ready.