Giving Thanks to Our Home Health Heroes

28Nov2020
14Dec2020

At Cornerstone VNA

Giving Thanks to Our Home Health Heroes

 

November is a special time of giving thanks, and it is also a time when the health care community recognizes and celebrates National Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

 

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association, your local nonprofit organization, is proud to pay tribute to their health care heroes who are among the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers, providers and support staff working to provide the very best in care at home for all ages. According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, “These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both at the home and in their local communities.”

 

Due to the current pandemic, Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO of Cornerstone VNA emphasizes the importance of celebrating our home health care workers and sharing our gratitude. “We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such a caring team of health care professionals, who continue working together through many challenges, and guiding each other and their patients to ensure their health care needs are met and individual goals are achieved.”

 

There have been many advancements in home health services over the years, which has greatly enhanced and improved care for patients and their families. Cornerstone VNA is able to provide remote monitoring of high-risk patients through a sophisticated Telehealth program, and many clinicians are certified in specialty areas such as wound care, ostomy care, IV therapy, palliative care, and more, which is important for treating a variety of complex conditions.

 

Reynolds shares that it is an honor and a privilege to provide home care, hospice and palliative care in the home where patients feel more comfortable and at ease. “Based on a patient’s home environment and caregiver support, our clinicians are able to make informed decisions and recommendations for care and safety based on each individual.” Additionally, Cornerstone VNA provides private duty services to assist individuals and family caregivers with homemaking services, personal care support, respite and nursing care.

 

According to Erika Lee, MHA, Advancement Director at Cornerstone VNA, “We have such a wonderful team, and when it comes to expressing our thanks, our patients and their families are the ones who say it best.” A hospice family member recently wrote, ‘Having the strength and support of your family during a difficult time in life is something we all expect, but having the same care, compassion and strength from complete strangers is a gift. I am very thankful for Cornerstone and your amazing employees – Thank You for all you do!’

Visit cornerstonevna.org/blog to read more stories about home care, hospice and palliative care or call 800-691-1133 to learn more about Cornerstone VNA’s award-winning programs and services.

About Cornerstone VNA:

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

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