Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November is Home Care and Hospice Month

November is Home Care and Hospice Month. Here's some information from a recent press release:

BUTLER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today officially launches Home Care and Hospice Month and VNA of Western Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the many health-related services that can be brought into a person’s home to help restore health and maintain independence. Home Care and Hospice Month also provides a special opportunity to thank the hundreds upon thousands of healthcare professionals in the area who make home care and hospice services a reality. These professionals dedicate their lives to visiting patients in their homes and provide them with high-quality, cost-effective medical services.

“As the population of Pennsylvania ages, the need for long-term care increases,” says Kristy Wright, CEO and President of VNA of Western Pennsylvania. “As we celebrate Home Care and Hospice Month, we want to bring to light the many benefits that these healthcare services provide. Home care allows patients to receive high-quality, cost effective healthcare while remaining independent at home. In doing so, home care decreases the need for an extended hospital stay or the possibility of moving into assisted living or nursing home facility.”

Click here to read the press release.


  1. Nice to see it recognized. I have been in the health care business since 1980 and it's a tough business!

  2. It is sad that some people use the guise of hospice to perform murder of healthy relatives. I witnessed my father's wife age 35, he was 72, put that morphine and Zanax to work it's magic. I stopped her the first night but she finally won. The police in Augusta, Ga. refused to investigate but the events were witnessed by several friends and neighbors. Look for book to come out in February "Hospice Murders".