Home caregivers to be honored

Home caregivers to be honored Sponsored by the National Association for Home Care, the month-long celebration will honor the dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists, aides and social workers who work tirelessly to provide high-quality care. Together with patients and their families, these caregivers design individualized health programs that enable disabled, recovering or chronically ill patients to receive treatment in their own homes. In recognition of this joint effort, the theme for this year is "Home Care: Partners in Caring."

"As one of the oldest forms of healthcare delivery, home care has a long tradition of providing physical and emotional support to patients and their families," said Janet Kropf, site coordinator of Sioux Valley Vermillion Home Care Services. "Using modern technology, the home care team helps patients recover from or cope with a disability or chronic illness in the security of home."

In addition to recognizing the caregivers who work to ensure that patients receive healthcare in comfort and dignity, National Home Care Month serves to educate the public about issues affecting home care and the home care services available in their local communities.

Sioux Valley Vermillion Home Care Services was founded with the mission of providing comprehensive in-home and supportive services for disabled and ill patients and their families in the Vermillion area. "Its caregiving team offers services ranging from basic assistance with daily living to advanced medical treatment," said Kropf.

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