The first of the 78 million baby boomers turned 65 last year, and the rest of the boomers will reach their golden years in the next two decades. As the silver tsunami sweeps on, there has been a shift in healthcare from hospitals and nursing homes to home care, from treatment to proactive monitoring and care.
Today, millions of America’s seniors and disabled citizens depend on home care services to remain healthy, stable, and out of costly traditional settings. Home healthcare can be an appropriate option for all age ranges. It benefits seniors by keeping them in familiar surroundings, as well as relieving the burden of the primary caregiver. These services also benefit pediatric patients by making it easy for them to stay close to their parents and not have to live apart, which can be a very scary scenario for both parent and child.
In November we nationally recognize and honor the families, friends and professional caregivers dedicated to helping older adults and disabled individuals remain in their homes. Homecare staff provides nursing visits, medication management, help with personal cares and bathing, and give housekeeping assistance in the home.
Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) provides excellent home care services that allow patients to recover, or live with an illness, in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by family and friends. By giving care, education and support, our professional staff helps patients learn how to monitor and care for themselves.
JMHS would like to thank its wonderful homecare staff which includes: Manager – Michelle Schuldt, Joyce Busiahn, Pam Kellen, Gayle Staab, Lori Pehrson, Dawn Tyler, Denise Anderson, and Nicole Jorgenson. They put a lot of heart into their work and are certainly worthy of our praise and appreciation. For more information on Home Healthcare services please call 320-312-2107.