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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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We Honor Veterans

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Written by Sandy Duggan, Chair of the We Honor Veterans Program at Home Health & Hospice Care As Veterans Day approaches and Home Health & Hospice Care prepares to recognize and honor veterans in the community, I think about all the veteran patients I’ve had the privilege to meet in the last 3 years as a part of our We Honor Veterans Program. As they face short- or long-term illness head on, they continue to …Read More »

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HHHC Receives 5-Star Rating for Patient Satisfaction

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Home Health & Hospice Care is proud to report a 5-Star rating from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in Patient Satisfaction! HHCAHPS (Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems) star ratings help you quickly and easily assess the patient experience of care information provided on Home Health Compare. You can use these ratings to more easily compare home health agencies using a 5-star scale, with more stars indicating better quality care. …Read More »

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Home Health & Hospice Care Named Health Care Business of the Year 2017

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Business NH Magazine has announced today its prestigious Business of the Year award winners, which are featured in the May issue. Home Health & Hospice Care is proud to be chosen as Business of the Year 2017 for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within the Health Care sector. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. A Panel of Excellence, consisting of executives from the 2016 Business of the Year …Read More »

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Your Resolution for Advance Directives

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The beginning of each year brings promises of better habits, healthier eating, and more exercise, however temporary.  With added attention on personal well-being, advance directives and discussions about end of life plans rarely make the list of resolutions. Unlike sticking to that low carb diet, or hitting the gym every day, advance care planning is an easily attainable New Year’s resolution. We often take our health for granted until it declines, or until something happens to a family member …Read More »

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

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When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, winter holidays can be the toughest and most stressful to get through. When a loved one is missing from a family gathering, it can bring feelings of grief and sadness. You may also feel guilty about enjoying your time with family which can make your grief worse. It is important to remember that there are no set “rules” when it comes to grieving during the …Read More »

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