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U.S. Celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month in November
Date:10/22/2007

ealth care for millions of Americans as they go through their lives. Even when the end is near, most Americans appreciate the love and care which is so graciously given by the angels of hospice. Let us take time to celebrate the good that these special people do in the world," Halamandaris said.

Halamandaris took the opportunity to laud the technological advances being made in health care.

"Increasingly, we will be relying on these innovations, not only to use precious human resources more effectively, but also to help improve the outcomes of home care services," he said. "Tomorrow's leaders in providing services in the home are investing in technologies today and integrating them into their patterns of practice."

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice represents the interests of nearly 25,000 home health agencies, home care aide organizations and hospices as well as the caregivers that provide services to more than seven million Americans each year. NAHC members believe that quality home care and hospice, a humane and cost-effective alternative to institutionalization, is the right of all Americans. Home care and hospice provide important skilled nursing, therapy, supportive services and self-care training and work in concert with the care provided by family members and friends. Home care encourages maximum independence of thought and functioning as well as the preservation of human dignity. Visit NAHC's Web site at http://www.nahc.org.


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