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National Hospice and Home Health Month

Posted: Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 6:25 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-David Hecht

November is National Hospice and Home Health Month. Manager of Home Health and Hospice of Pella Andi Bacon says that their main focus is to help people live with dying. She says that she likes to help individuals achieve goals before they pass away, and try to make their remaining time as enjoyable as possible. With Hospice, patients have the choice to be cared for at home or at their local hospice location. Home Health is similar to Hospice but it focuses on caring for individuals in their homes. People use this service after surgeries or therapy where the patient may need a nurse to come in and teach them how to take new medication. Home Health services include personal care, cooking and laundry.