In coming years, home care is poised to play a central role in the delivery of healthcare throughout the country. A wide range of forces are joining to push care away from nursing homes and drive it toward home and community-based care. Based on demography and dollars, experts agree that the destiny of health care lies in the home.
There will be even more patients who need home care as the 78 million baby boomers continue to age. Home care is not just the preferred choice for most patients; it’s also the best bang for our health care dollars. It costs Medicare nearly $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay and $559 per day for a typical nursing home stay. Meanwhile, home care costs just $44 a day on average. And 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.
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.
November is a time to 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, physical/occupation/speech therapy, help with personal cares and bathing, and give housekeeping assistance in the home that allows many individuals to safely remain in the community setting. They provide education, hands-on care, coordination with community services and agencies, and support for family members and caregivers.
Johnson Memorial Health Services 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. JMHS provides 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 or visit our website at www.jmhsmn.org.