Archbold Celebrates Home Care in November

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Archbold Celebrates Home Care in November

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In recognition of healthcare providers who bring healing and comfort to the home front, Archbold Health Services is celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month. 

The month-long celebration pays tribute to the dedicated home care professionals and hospice volunteers who enable elderly, disabled, chronically ill or acutely ill individuals to live their lives where they want to most—in their homes.

Archbold Health Services offers a modern scope of home-based healthcare services including skilled nursing and nursing aide services, rehabilitation and therapy, medication management and infusion services, hospice and palliative care, and delivery of home medical supplies and equipment.

“Through technological advances, home-delivered health care has grown tremendously over the last several years,” said Clay Campbell, President of Archbold Health Services. “Our Homecare team offers an extension of the same high quality and compassionate healthcare you receive in Archbold hospitals, in the comfort of your home.”

Homecare providers are a link between the patient and their physician, and in many cases the use of homecare services can help reduce the likelihood of a patient having to be readmitted to the hospital after a recent stay.

“Returning home from a hospital stay can be difficult for patients,” said Campbell “And unfortunately when patients get home, they may not fully understanding what’s wrong with them, or they may be confused over which medications to take and when. Since family members don’t always have the proper knowledge to provide adequate care, our team helps patients and their families understand and carefully follow the care and medication instructions they were given by the doctor when discharged from the hospital.”

Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia provides end of life care in the patient’s home environment, while surrounded by the people they love.

“Our highly trained and dedicated hospice team is committed to helping our patients enjoy the life they have left in the comfort of their home surroundings with their loved ones,” said Lisa Phillips, administrator of Hospice of Southwest Georgia. “Hospice not only cares for the patient’s medical needs, we provide a very critical and unique support system for family members, too. We offer a support system that helps families learn to cope with terminal illness and in many cases the loss of a loved one.”

Campbell said, “In many circumstances, patients simply rehabilitate better in their home setting with family. And our dedicated staff works around the clock to make sure our patients receive the high quality compassionate care that they need, in their home.”