NATIONAL HOME CARE MONTH
November is National Home Care Month. During this time Gonzales Healthcare Systems joins the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in paying tribute to the dedicated families, friends and home care professionals who inspired this year’s theme: “Compassionate Health Care Delivered to Your Doorstep.”
“Caring for the sick & elderly in their homes truly is a privilege for us, “states Kasey Floyd, RN, Administrator of Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency. “Home care professionals and modern medicine make it possible for people to stay in their homes, regardless of their condition.”
Through technological advances, home-delivered health care has grown far beyond basic professional nursing and home care aide services. Today’s modern home care offers a wealth of nursing, therapy, pharmacy, home medical supplies and equipment and personal care.
Home care services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families. Third-party payers include commercial insurance, managed care organizations, CHAMPUS, and workers’ compensation. Medicare and state-run Medicaid are significant payers, often driving the payment agenda for commercial insurance. Despite massive cutbacks in government funding, home care continues to be the preferred means of receiving quality health care services for millions of Americans.
Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency was founded in 1984 to provide comprehensive in-home health and supportive services for our community. Its care giving team offers services ranging from basic assistance with daily living to advanced medical treatment. For more information, contact Kasey Floyd, RN at (830) 672-9508.
Pictured are members of the Memorial Hospital Home Health Team.
Front row left to right: Olga Yanes, Leticia Cenotti, Vickie Mica
Back row left to right: Mary Gayle Morgan, Jodie Mahan, Cindy Mayfield, Heather Monroe, Glenna Parsons-Roesler, Kasey Floyd, & Nicole Escobar