Canton, Ohio: The employees at Mercy Homecare and Hospice are joining home health care providers across Ohio and the nation in marketing November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.
“Homecare and hospice care allows patients of all ages to be cared for in the comfort of their own homes, with a variety of medical or surgical conditions, so that they can be close to their loved ones,” said Jean Loughry, RN, clinical manager of Mercy Homecare. “During this month and every month, we honor our patients and recognize the staff for their significant commitment to care for those patients.”
In Ohio, home care allows thousands of medically fragile children, mentally handicapped patients, senior citizens and other adults to remain with their families. Home care promotes independence and human dignity for individuals who lament the loss of freedoms. That’s why the demand for these services is increasing.
Mercy Homecare and Hospice are members of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest trade associations representing 550 home health and hospice agencies dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the home to people of all ages and disabilities. Ohio home care providers employ nearly twenty-two thousand professional and paraprofessional caregivers.
The Mercy Hospice program is dedicated to helping patients with a life-limiting illness achieve the best quality of life possible while offering respite and comfort to their caregivers and loved ones. Serving patients with a terminal illness, hospice gives patients the opportunity to remain at home, or in a home-like setting, with the people and things they cherish most. For more information about Mercy Hospice, please call 330-649-4380 or visit cantonmercy.org.
Mercy Homecare provides skilled, intermittent home health services (including skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapy, home health aides, nutritional counseling, social services, pastoral care and telemonitoring) to promote recovery, rehabilitation and maximum independence. Mercy Homecare is staffed by qualified professionals 24–hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about Mercy Homecare, please call 330-492-8803 or visit cantonmercy.org.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
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