National Home Care and Hospice Month recognized by Henderson mayor
Recently, Pete O’Geary, the mayor of Henderson, issued the following written proclamation:
• Whereas, home care and hospice services provide for an individual’s health and social needs across the continuum of life — compassionate care which serves expectant mothers, infants, children, adults, the disabled and elderly, and also provides love, comfort and support at the end of life; and
• Whereas, according to the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, home care and hospice agencies provided health and social needs to approximately 400,000 North Carolina citizens last year in their homes; and
• Whereas, home care and hospice services enable North Carolina’s citizens to receive quality health and social services in their own home, surrounded by family and friends; and
• Whereas, home care and hospice services strengthen the family bond and support families as they care for their loved ones at home, lessening caregiver burnout and unnecessary placement in more costly institutional settings; and
• Whereas, home care and hospice services build upon a strong tradition of care and compassion, striving to keep families together while preserving an individual’s independence and dignity in the setting of their choice … home;
Now, therefore, I, Pete O’Geary, mayor of Henderson, do hereby proclaim November 2012 as “Home Care and Hospice Month” and commend this observance to our citizens.