During November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of caregivers – nurses, in-home care aides, therapists, and social workers – who make a remarkable difference for the patients, clients, and families they serve. These heroic professionals play a central role in our health care system, in homes across the nation and right here in our community. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring and join AmeriCare Scottsdale and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) by celebrating November as Home Care and Hospice Month.

To honor the wonderful team of caregivers at AmeriCare Scottsdale, a new program called Caregiver Tips will launch during the month of November.  Our genuinely compassionate caregivers will be sharing their expertise with family members who are providing care for an older loved one.  For example, they will be providing suggestions for adjusting to the pace of the person in your care, maintaining adequate fluid intake, making meals enjoyable for those with chewing difficulties, and building self-esteem in those being cared for.

Visit https://www.americareinfo.com/scottsdale/caregiver-qualities/  or follow AmeriCare Scottsdale’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/americarescottsdale/ to learn expert tips from the seasoned team of caregivers!

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 comes in. As the preferred choice for most in need of care, 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 can cost 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.

For more information about the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Home Care & Hospice Month, and Home Care Aide Week (November 13-17, 2018), visit NAHC.org.

AmeriCare is a leading home care service provider for adults of all ages in need of lifestyle support. Founded in 2004 with locations across the United States, AmeriCare provides a range of services that encompass short-term options such as recovering from a surgery or accident, to long-term non-medical care like bathing and getting dressed, to helping with the chores and chauffer services to appointments and shopping. Learn more about our home care services.