Brightening Lives Everyday

During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of brave and dedicated nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.

Celebrating National Home Health Care - LHC Group

Celebrating National Home Care & Hospice Month

Understanding the impact and types of care delivered in the comfort of home

It can be difficult for families and care providers to know when a loved one needs home health or hospice services. That’s why our clinical team looks beyond the obvious to help guide patients and families along their healthcare journey. Whether a patient is recovering from a recent surgery, managing a chronic illness, or has received a life-limiting diagnosis, care in the comfort of home can help.

In honor of National Home Care & Hospice Month, let’s break down these impactful services and understand the similarities and differences between the two.

LHC Home Care

Home Healthcare helps with:

Managing chronic conditions such as COPD, diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or high blood pressure
Recovering from surgery or a serious medical event such as heart attack or stroke
Help with wound care
Help understanding and managing your medication
Special dietary requirements
Monitoring treatment progress
Mobility challenges or a fear of falling

LHC Hospice and Home Care

What both have in common:

Delivered wherever the patient calls home
Care tailored to the needs of the patient
Focus on safety, independence, and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations
Require doctor’s referral
Lower cost than hospital or care facility

LHC Hospice Care

Hospice care helps with:

Counseling and bereavement support services
Medical treatment to address symptoms, with special emphasis on controlling pain and discomfort
Maximizing quality, relationships, and experiences at the end of a patient’s life
Specialized care for veterans
Dedicated volunteers for assistance and support
Meeting you where you are.

The comfort and safety of home is by far the preferred location to receive care and treatment. Today, millions of America’s seniors and disabled citizens depend on home health and hospice services for high-quality care. For decades, caring for the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill at home has proven to be a dignified and compassionate method of treatment.

Could home health or hospice make a difference in you or your loved one’s healthcare and quality of life? Take the quiz below to find out.

LHC Quick Facts
LHC Home Care Providers
Home care providers will travel about 8 billion miles to deliver the best health care in the world.
LHC Hospice and Home Care
Ninety percent of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill.
LHC Home Care and Hospice
Home care provides high-quality, compassionate care to more than 5 million Americans annually.
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