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November is National Homecare and Hospice Month

Each 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 health care system and in homes across the nation.

There are 4 types of care that Freudenthal delivers in the home. Primary Care at Home is where a doctor or nurse practitioner will come to your house. They can provide lab draws, immunizations, and even x-rays in your home. Homecare can also include home health visits that are short term skilled care after an illness or hospitalization. There's also In-home care which can help with cleaning, laundry, and personal care among other things. And then there is hospice that you can use to live comfortably and with a sense of normalcy regardless of a terminal illness. With the focus on comfort care, patients are able to simply spend time being with the ones they love.

With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the need for health care will continue to rise, and costs will continue to skyrocket.This is where home care and hospice come in. As the preferred choice for most patients, it also offers the greatest cost savings. For example, Medicare pays nearly $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay and $450 per day for a typical nursing home stay. Meanwhile, home care costs less than $100 a day and helps many U.S. seniors remain independent at home, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love.

Freudenthal Home-Based Healthcare helps seniors stay healthy, happy, and most importantly at home.

If you have questions, call us at 816-676-8050.

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