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We have earned GuideStar’s Platinum Level!

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Home Health & Hospice Care recently earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the nation’s largest source of nonprofit information. Through GuideStar, community members and donors can access in-depth financial information about the organization’s goals, strategies, capabilities and progress toward fulfilling its mission of providing trusted patient centered services that enhance each individual’s independence and quality throughout life. “We’re proud to share the results …Read More »

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November is National Home Care & Hospice Month

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During November, the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) encourages all communities to celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month, honoring the many nurses, therapists and social workers who make a difference for the patients and families they care for. Home care is medical care that is appropriate for people suffering from chronic illness, following surgery, or recovering from acute injury or illness and want to remain at home. Home care gives someone the ability …Read More »

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Home Health & Hospice Care Earns Perfect Health Survey Score

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Home Health & Hospice Care and the Community Hospice House earned a perfect score on a recent survey by the Health Facility Certification Unit of the NH Department of Health & Human Services. This unit inspects home care and hospice agencies every three years to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations and to evaluate the quality of care to patients. Agencies are not privy to when a survey will be conducted which is a …Read More »

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What is Hospice?

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Hospice is a philosophy of caring for those living with a life-threatening illness. The hospice philosophy holds that end-of-life care should emphasize quality of life. The object is to treat the whole person, and not just the disease. The hospice philosophy focuses on patient/family-centered care that addresses the physical, spiritual, emotional, and practical needs of the patient. An interdisciplinary team of health care professionals works with the patient and family to design and implement a …Read More »

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In the News – August 1, 2016

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Home Health & Hospice Care is recognized for its positive impact on local families.

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

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What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided in the …Read More »

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Hospice Myths and Facts

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Myth: Hospice means giving up hope. Fact: Hospice does not mean “giving up hope”, but can help people revise what they may hope for. Hospice focuses on maximizing the quality of life based on individual’s choices, so that the person may live life as fully as possible for as long as possible. Myth: Hospice is a place. Fact: Hospice care usually takes place in the home, but can be provided in any environment in which …Read More »

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