Archbold Health Services Celebrates Home Care Month
Friday, November 25, 2011
Archbold Health Services has joined home care agencies nationwide in observing November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.
November marks the beginning of the Holiday Season—a time when patients prefer to be at home with their loved ones. The month-long celebration honors the dedicated home care professionals and volunteers who enable elderly, disabled, chronically ill or acutely ill individuals to receive high quality, compassionate care in familiar surroundings.
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice estimates that approximately 12 million individuals currently receive care in their home due to acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disability or terminal illness. Archbold Health Services
Through technological advances, today’s home care offers a multitude of services including nursing, therapy, pharmacy, home medical supplies and equipment.
Archbold Health Services has provided home health services in
South Georgia and North Florida for over 35 years. Last year alone, the staff of
Archbold Health Services traveled 475,000 miles to cover a 16-county area daily,
visiting 80,050 patient homes.
“Most people faced with disability or illness would prefer home-based health care,” said Clay Campbell, President of Archbold Health Services. “Our nurses, therapists and volunteers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that our patients have a seamless transition from hospital to home. We want them to remain as independent as possible, yet stay closely connected to their healthcare provider during their healing process.”
“In addition, the services offered by Archbold’s home healthcare professionals have proven to help reduce the length of hospital stays, postpone or eliminate the requirement of nursing home placement and have been an overall asset to our community. We are privileged to bring this alternative compassionate and much needed care to the area. ”
Archbold Health Services includes home medical equipment sales and rentals, home IV infusion and hospice services.