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November Home Care, Hospice Month
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November is Home Care and Hospice Month. Pictured, front row, from left, are NHC HomeCare director Hershey Glenn, Frankie Terry, and Susan Burrows. Back row, Jamie Herriman and County Executive Jimmy Haley.

During November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve.

These caregivers play a central role in our healthcare system in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, NHC HomeCare and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice are celebrating November as Home Care and Hospice Month.

With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the need for healthcare are expected to rise, and costs will continue to skyrocket. This is where home care comes in.

As the preferred choice for many patients, 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.

For more information about the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Home Care & Hospice Month, and Home Care Aide Week (Nov. 14-20), visit