Define home health, assisted living, and hospice in your own words and describe the trends over the last 8-10 years (e.g., 2012-2022) in the utilization of these services.
Assisted living facilities provide support for those who require help with everyday activities such as dressing and bathing but do not necessarily need full-time medical attention like one might receive in a nursing home. Over the same period of time this type of care has grown substantially in popularity due mainly to its ability provide both independence and security – something that many seniors cannot manage on their own anymore.
Finally, hospice is end-of-life care designed facilitate comfort during a person’s last days rather than curative treatments aimed at prolonging life. This type of service has seen significant growth over the past 8–10 years primarily due increasing awareness surrounding importance planning around death including establishing Living Wills/Medical POA documents which allow individuals express wishes regarding how they want handled if ever unable make decisions on their own later down road (Nguyen et al., 2017).
In conclusion, it appears clear why each these aforementioned services have become increasingly popular within United States recent years – providing relief both those looking after others well being during difficult times through giving them peace of mind knowing they can access reliable care when needed most no matter where located or what stage of life currently resides at today.