According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January is consistently the month when the most deaths in the U.S. occur. Therefore, if patients that are appropriate for hospice in November and December are not referred until January, they and their families are receiving hospice care for a period considered too short to take full advantage of the many services offered by the hospice team.
Let Heart ‘n Home bring hospice home for the holidays, wherever “home” may be for a patient. Home could be their house, a loved one’s home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Heart ‘n Home is an extension of your support. Our Nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our Hospice CNAs can assist family and professional caregivers with bathing, dressing, and the many other personal cares involved in caring for a seriously-ill individual. This can help reduce stress during a very busy time. Let us not forget Volunteers! They are also available to help relieve caregivers and provide respite.
Eighty percent of Americans have said their wish is to die at home. Heart ‘n Home can help keep your patients out of the ER and comfortable, at home. The services provided by hospice care are what Americans want; yet 83 percent of them don’t know about hospice care.
Heart ’n Home affirms life and supports more meaningful experiences. If you have a patient or resident that could benefit from the gift of hospice, contact us today.