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, making health care dollars grow even scarcer. As the silver tsunami sweeps on, the most important trend in health care is the shift from hospitals and nursing homes to home care, from treatment to proactive monitoring and care.
Based on demography and dollars, experts agree that the destiny of health care lies in the home. Home care combined with technology helps the many U.S. seniors who live at home to stay independent, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love. Telehealth and activity monitors promote out-of-hospital care for chronic patients and solutions for healthy aging. And online social networks empower people to keep learning, working, and staying engaged in the communities where they live.
During November we honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. Homecare staff provides nursing visits, help with personal cares and bathing, and give housekeeping assistance in that allows many individuals to safely remain in their home. In addition they provide education, hands on care, coordination with community services and agencies, and support for family members and caregivers.
Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) provides high-quality home health care that allows 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 – Amanda Redepenning, Denise Anderson, Joyce Busiahn, Pam Kellen, Gayle Staab, Lori Pehrson, and Dawn Tyler. They put a lot of heart into their work and are certainly worthy of our praise and appreciation.
Johnson Memorial Home Care is a Medicare certified and state licensed hospital based agency. We provide care to clients within a 30 mile radius of Dawson, MN. Nursing services are available 7 days a week as needed. Other services are provided Monday through Friday. For more information on Home Healthcare services please call 320-312-2107.