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  • Assistive Equipment for the Home

    Assistive Equipment for the Home What assistive equipment might be necessary in the home? Assistive equipment is any kind of tool or device that can help simplify caregiving or make the environment s...

  • Being a Caregiver

    Being a Caregiver What is a caregiver? A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person. Caregivers are referred to as either "formal" or "informal." "Formal" caregivers a...

  • Choosing a Provider

    Choosing a Provider Choosing a provider Finding appropriate home health and hospice care providers requires some research. You will need to consult with your doctor to evaluate your home health or ho...

  • Elder Care

    Elder Care What is elder care? Americans are living longer and living well for longer periods of time. This has created a relatively new and growing area of health care and provider services, known a...

  • Glossary - Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care

    Glossary - Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | |...

  • Grief and Loss

    Grief and Loss Overview of the grieving process Grief is a natural human response to the loss of a loved one. It can manifest itself in many ways. Grief moves in and out of stages from disbelief and ...

  • Home Health Care Overview

    Home Health Care Overview What is home health care? Before modern medicine, caring for someone medically in the home was quite common, and hospitalization was rare. Today, with a growing trend toward...

  • Home Health Care Statistics

    Home Health Care Statistics Here are the latest statistics available from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice: Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. require some form of home hea...

  • Home Page - Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care

    Topic Index Home Health Care Overview Hospice Care Overview Types of Home Health and Hospice Care Providers Paying for Home Health and Hospice Care Choosing a Provider Patient Rights Elder Care Grief...

  • Hospice Care Overview

    Hospice Care Overview What is hospice care? The word "hospice" literally means "a place of shelter." Today, the "place of shelter" is not so much a physical location as it is a service that helps a p...

  • Hospice Care Statistics

    Hospice Care Statistics According to the latest statistics available from the Hospice Association of America and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: More than 5,000 hospices partic...

  • Making the Home Environment Safe

    Making the Home Environment Safe What is involved in making the home environment safe? When caring at home for an ill, aging, or disabled person of any age, it is important to consider the safety of ...

  • Palliative Care Methods for Controlling Pain

    Palliative Care Methods for Controlling Pain Palliative care is used to manage a disease or medical condition that can no longer be cured, primarily by easing pain. Palliative care also eases other d...

  • Patient Rights

    Patient Rights What are a patient's rights when receiving care? If you are unhappy with the home health or hospice care you are receiving, you should take the following steps: Notify the home care pr...

  • Paying for Home Health and Hospice Care

    Paying for Home Health and Hospice Care Home health care services may be paid for directly by the patient or family, through private insurance coverage, or through other sources. Many hospice care pr...

  • Pressure Ulcers

    Pressure Ulcers Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores or pressure sores, can develop when you are confined to a bed or chair. When you rarely move, your body weight restricts the blood flow to your a...

  • Types of Home Health and Hospice Care Providers

    Types of Home Health and Hospice Care Providers Who provides home health and hospice care services? Home health and hospice care can be provided by many different types of organizations, agencies, co...

  • Types of Home Health Care Services

    Types of Home Health Care Services What are the different types of home health care services? The range of home health care services a patient can receive at home is limitless. Depending on the indiv...

  • Types of Hospice Care Services

    Types of Hospice Care Services What are the different types of hospice care services? Hospice care, unlike home health care, provides treatment to manage pain and symptoms associated with a terminal ...