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Home Health & Hospice celebrates National Home Care Month

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

In their honor, Fallbrook Home Health & Hospice joins the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in celebrating November as National Home Care Month.

“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, RN Agency Administrator of Fallbrook Home Health & Hospice.

“Home healthcare professionals and volunteers working with modern medicine make it possible for people to receive a broad array of healthcare services in the comfort of their own homes,” Smorzewski stated.

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, 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 & Hospice acts as a partner in care with other community-based healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive in-home health and supportive services to patients to maximize the health and independence of all who qualify for and desire home-based healthcare services.

Its caregiving team offers home health and hospice services. For more information, contact Smorzewski at (760) 731-7735 or at [email protected].


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