Happy Home Care and Hospice Month

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) wrote a moving piece on their web site about Home Care and Hospice Month, and the home care factoring specialists at PRN Funding wanted to share some of the more interesting pieces of the post with our Factoring Blog readers:

Did you know that the President of NAHC met Mother Theresa 26 years ago? What’s more, she told Val J. Halamandaris that they both worked in the same business. Moreover, she specifically said, “I am essentially a home care and hospice nurse. We provide care wherever the poorest of the poor call home and offer a place of love when they are ready to meet God.”

The post goes onto read:

A day may well come when home care is the heart of health care in our country, but there are obstacles ahead. Possible cuts to Medicare home health may cause agencies to operate at a loss, and proposed Medicare co-pays might lead some seniors to say “no” to home health. If this occurs, those who cannot afford to pay for private care may wind up in a hospital after going without the care they need.

Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen because patients do much better at home, and it costs less than care in an institution. These are among the achievements of home care and hospice that we honor this special month. We must work together all year long to surmount the roadblocks that stand in our way. We owe it to our patients to win the last great civil rights battle of our time.

Click here to read the entire post: November is Home Care & Hospice Month.