November is National Home Care & Hospice Month
Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice is celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month in November by honoring those that dedicate their lives to helping elderly, chronically ill, and disabled residents with a holistic approach to home-based care and end-of-life care. Home care offers a dignified, clinically effective, and efficient option to help manage chronic diseases that account for 75 percent of our nation’s health care spending. Hospice provides care for a person in the last stages of life, enabling individuals and their families to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Surveys show that nine out of ten adults would prefer to be cared for at home if diagnosed with a terminal illness. Hospice provides families with the support they need to keep their loved one at home, and also offers grief counseling and other important services. Orange City Home Health & Hospice, a division of Orange City Area Health System, includes a team of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, therapists, pastoral care, and volunteers to create a personal care plan to meet each patient’s needs. For more information visit ocHealthSystem.org and click on Home Health & Hospice.