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Celebrating National Home Care Month

FALLBROOK — More than 11 million Americans receive home-delivered healthcare from home care providers.

In their honor, Fallbrook Home Health and Hospice joins the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in celebrating November as National Home Care Month under the theme “Preserving Health Independence and Freedom.”

“Caring for the sick, elderly, chronically ill and those recovering from a recent hospital stay in their homes is a privilege and a passion of ours,” said Pat Smorzewski, executive director of Fallbrook Home Health and Hospice. “Home healthcare professionals and volunteers working with modern medicine make it possible for people to stay in their homes, regardless of their condition.”

Through technological advances, home-delivered healthcare has grown far beyond basic professional nursing and home care aide services.

Today’s modern home care agency offers a wealth of nursing, physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapies, counseling, dietary, laboratory, pharmacy, podiatry, medical equipment and home medical supplies and personal care.

Home care services are paid for by public and private sources or directly by patients and their families.

Third-party payers include commercial insurance, managed care organizations, CHAMPUS and workers’ compensation.

Medicare and state-run Medicaid are significant payers, often driving the payment agenda for commercial insurance.

Despite massive cutbacks in government funding, home care continues to be the preferred means of receiving quality healthcare services for millions of Americans.

Fallbrook Home Health and Hospice team offers nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aides and social work and is complemented by a chaplain and volunteers.

For more information, call Home Health at (760) 731-8178 or Hospice at (760) 728-1435.


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