For many of us, November is the beginning of the holiday season with the familiar traditions of food, family and friends. At the agencies of Home Health Foundation, tradition extends far beyond the holiday season. Caring for our community has been at the heart of our service since the agency’s inception in 1895. Through the years we have maintained a tradition of excellence – exceeding our high standards for quality care, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. While home health care has changed dramatically and continues to evolve, our mission and vision have remained consistent – to lead the way in community health through innovation, service excellence and compassionate care.
With November’s focus on tradition, it is highly appropriate that it’s also National Home Care and Hospice Month, the perfect time to honor our nurses, therapists, social workers, aides and others who play a critical role in the lives of patients and families in their care. The depth and breadth of the services provided by our dedicated staff is, quite literally, unmatched by any other home health and hospice provider in our region. This month is also a fitting time to thank our partners in care. With the increasing complexity of health care today, we could not have the significant impact we do without the collaborative relationships we share with many healthcare partners, area hospitals, physician groups, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and more. The many ways we all collaborate strengthen our organizations and the region as a whole, and brings value and quality to the patient care experience.
As Thanksgiving draws near, I hope you have an opportunity to gather with friends and family. Have a wonderful holiday and an enjoyable start to this season of traditions.
Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ