If you or your loved one has ever been ill, you know just how important the role of a doctor was in their care. Over the past few years, the sacrifice doctors have made in order to put the health of their patients first has made national news and been the spotlight of our healthcare system.  

This year, it seems more imperative than ever to take a moment and celebrate National Doctors Day. You might not be aware that March 30 is known as National Doctors Day. A day was established to bring the role of the physician to the forefront and to honor their commitment and dedication. 

Origins of National Doctors’ Day

How did a National day of awareness for doctors come into being? In 1933, the wife of a prominent doctor in Winder, Georgia, Eudora Almond, decided to create a day just for honoring doctors. Mrs. Almond sent cards to the doctors she knew and placed red carnations on the graves of those doctors that had passed away. This is the reason that one of the symbols synonymous with National Doctors’ Day is the red carnation. 

Mrs. Almond chose March 30 because it was the day that ether anesthetic was first used during surgery in 1842. It wasn’t until 1991, however, that Congress passed a proclamation to make March 30 a national holiday. 

What Can You Do to Celebrate National Doctors Day?

The best thing you can do is let your doctor know you appreciate them and the work they do. You can send your thanks in the form of a card, a quick message through MyChart, if you have one, or you could send some flowers or treats; such as edible arrangements or gift baskets from a local bakery or gift store. 

Home Care Doctors

In-Home Care and Home Health Doctors help ensure that every possible measure is put in place to maximize the health and wellbeing of your loved one.

Did you know that Luxe works with Home Care Doctors? Our home care doctors manage the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing monitoring of patients in their own homes. Such help can aid in follow-up visits, palliative care, dementia care and medication management; not to mention easing the stress family members who are working as caretakers might be under. 

What Does a Home Care & Home Health Physician Do?

  • Identify home care needs of a patient.
  • Evaluate and monitor the care of patients.
  • Provide continuity of care.
  • Communicate between family members as well as other caregivers and the patient.
  • Helping with the appropriate medical records such as patients’ conditions, tests and other important information.

Qualifying for Home Health Coverage

Many doctors accept Medicare, as well as private insurance. Home visits often cost the same as a regular office visit. However, there are several factors that must be met. First, you must be under the care of a doctor and said doctor must order the services required. 

Luxe is a state-licensed home care agency with three decades of experience in offering home care in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. For more information on services provided, contact us online or call (310) 459-3535.

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