During the month of November, we recognize the efforts of those who provide comfort and care for elderly and terminally ill patients.
November has been designated as National Home Care and Hospice Month, and hospice care workers across the country, the state of Ohio and in the local communities are being honored for their efforts.
Teams of professionals and volunteers provide care and compassion for those who need comfort during the twilight of their lives. It takes a special kind of person to provide these services for those in need.
With an aging population, home care and hospice is a growing and important business that offers disabled, elderly and terminally ill citizens a chance to live out their lives in the comfort of a home setting while still receiving the care they require.
It's been proven that patients who receive care in comfortable surroundings are more likely to show improved progress and healing, enhanced quality of life and a better emotional state.
These services are not only provided for elderly patients, but also to patients of all ages who are in need of home care. Many need care for rehabilitation and simply need to get back on their feet again.
The patients who receive quality home care and hospice maintain their sense of independence, and the services not only help the patients, but also bring comfort to their loved ones.
Last year, nearly 50,000 patients and their families received hospice services at more than 100 hospice programs throughout the state of Ohio.
We tip our hats to the professionals and volunteers who pour their hearts into serving others with care and compassion through home care and hospice services, and we encourage the public to learn more about the kind of programs that are available locally for their loved ones who today or someday soon may need these important services.