During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care 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 healthcare 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 ask them to join with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) by celebrating November as Home Care and Hospice Month.
In addition, Home Care Aide Week takes place the second full week of the month, November 8-14, 2020, and National Family Caregivers Month honors the millions of family caregivers in their role as compassionate, tireless caregivers for loved ones, companions, and friends.
Some useful facts:
Florence Nightingale was a pioneer for caregiving. Learn more about this trailblazer of modern nursing during Home Care & Hospice Month: http://bit.ly/2igfHCn .
Home care aides are projected to be the third fastest-growing occupation in all industries, increasing 47% over the 10-year span from 2016-2026, according to the US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By 2024, it’s projected that employment will rise to 2.02 million jobs from 1.26 million in 2014. We need more home care aides and providers at all levels.
Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. require some form of home health care and more than 33,000 home health care providers exist today.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, veterans are entitled to receive a variety of home care and telehealth services. Visit www.caregiver.va.gov to learn more.