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Home health creates independence at home

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 10:54 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 11:40 a.m. CST
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The staff of Jasper County Health Department’s home care services works to provide residents with the care they need to continue to live in their homes.

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Home health care allows patients to take control of their own care and treatment while remaining independent and at home, where 90 percent of Americans want to be while dealing with chronic illness. The people who work in home care are devoted to the health and well-being of their patients. Home Care Aide Week takes place Nov. 12-18 and we hope everyone will join us in honoring these compassionate workers who play an invaluable role for their clients as caregivers, companions, and friends.

“Home care and hospice services are critical to our health care system today and will be even more important in the years to come,” said William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. “Every day, nearly two million dedicated caregivers provide essential services to more than 12 million vulnerable seniors, persons with disabilities, and children in their homes.”

Home care helps the many seniors who live at home to stay independent while remaining to live in their communities. Steenhoek states our mission is to protect and improve the health of Jasper County and assisting seniors and disabled to remain at home is one way that we do just that. Our goal is to make the client as independent as possible.

For more information about Jasper County Health Department’s home care services which include personal cares and homemaker services or for a free evaluation visit, contact Brenda Steenhoek, Home Care Manager at 641-787-9224.

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