CDC Home Hospice Report Profiles Home Health Care Recipients

Home hospice care is emerging as one of the fastest areas in senior living and senior care but what are the profiles of the end users?  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a report on national estimates on home health care and discharged hospice care patients from data in collected from the 2000 and 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey that showed estimates of 1.4 million home healthcare patients each day during 2007.  The report shows that the typical recipient was a white, female over the age of 65 and with the average age of service 315 days and showed that approximately one-fourth of them had advance care planning and one-fifth had at least one overnight hospital stay since admission to the home health care agency.

For the full report, visit:  Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007