During November the home health care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both at the home and in their local communities and join with Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) by celebrating November as National Home Care & Hospice Month.
With 10 thousand Americans turning 65 every day, the need for health care will continue to rise. This is where home health providers such as JCCHS come in. As a preferred choice for patients, we also offer 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 health care costs are significantly less per day and helps our patients remain independent at home, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love.
The Home Health team at JCCHS is committed to working with our patients, their physicians and their families to ensure the best possible care, right in their own home. We want to thank our communities for supporting us and being our strongest advocates for what we do.” – Raylene Ballenger, RN, director of nursing
For more information about the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Month, visit nahc.org/homecare-hospice-month.
Johnson County Community Health Services provides quality Home Health services to Johnson, Lafayette, and Pettis Counties in Missouri. JCCHS also provides Public Health, and WIC programs to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the communities we serve. JCCHS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.