As some of you in the industry may know, today kicks off National Home Care and Hospice Month! Each November, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates home care and hospice workers who work tirelessly to provide care and compassion to the patients they serve. These caregivers play a critical role in our health care system and in homes across the country.
With ten thousand Americans turning 65 every day, the need for health care will continue to rise, and costs will continue to skyrocket. This is where home care comes in. Not only is it the preferred choice for most patients, but it also offers the greatest cost savings. For example, Medicare pays nearly $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay and $450 per day for a typical nursing home stay. Meanwhile, home care costs less than $100 a day and helps many U.S. seniors remain independent at home, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love.
HHAeXchange recognizes the efforts of our customers across the country and joins NAHC in commemorating home care professionals for their amazing work every day!
Throughout the month, we will be sharing facts and information about home care and the impact it has on patient lives as part of our celebration. Stay tuned for more!