November is Home Care and Hospice Month! | Health
Forrest General is joining with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month in November.
Because of the increased demand on health care providers and the benefits of receiving care at home, Home Care and Hospice services have grown to be many families’ choice in providing care for their loved ones. The latest data from the Department of Labor shows that the demand for home care services continues to grow as America ages and baby boomers begin entering their golden years. Registered nurses, home health aides and personal care aides are among the top five occupations projected to see the largest increase in jobs by 2020 as more people need their services than ever before.
“While home care and hospice each provide different services at different points in a patient’s life, they both are designed to give state-of-the-art medical care in the comfort of a patient’s own home,” said Forrest General Home Care and Hospice Director Melita Miller. “Home care services can help a patient recover from surgery or other illnesses and get a person back on the road to recovery. Hospice care can add more life to their remaining days through symptom control. We celebrate November as an opportunity to be thankful for our 27 years of service to families in the Pine Belt and look forward to many more years of offering these special services.”
Forrest General Home Care and Hospice provides services in a 19 county area with offices in Hattiesburg, Picayune, Prentiss, Lumberton, Tylertown, Columbia, Laurel and Richton. Services include nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, wound/ostomy care, Telehealth, mental health, IV therapy, nutritional, social services, personal care services and Hospice Program. In 2012, Forrest General Home Care was named to the HomeCare Elite™ for the sixth year, including them with the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
For more information on the National Association for Home Care & Hospice or National Home Care and Hospice Month visit www.nahc.org. For more information on Forrest General Home Care and Hospice services call 601-288-4344 or 1-800-844-4663.