An overlooked part of our health care system is those persons who work as aids in hospices and private homes . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is kicking off a major national study of the working conditions, education, and practices:
The 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin in August 2007, to collect information on this important segment of health care in America. The latest in a series of surveys about home health agencies and hospices, the 2007 survey will include a first-ever, nationwide survey of home health aides, the group that provides the majority of direct care to the Nation’s 1.5 million home health and hospice patients.
Hospice Care It’s a special way of caring for people with serious illness and their families. Our purpose is to help people maintain dignity and control over their own lives and care. That means we care for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We realize that families need the best care for there loved one as this is a very had time for them. It is important that extra care is given