Celebrating all the benefits of Home Care

HCHS has a dedicated team providing Home Care. They are (left to right): Dee Lonnevik, Diana Hayungs, Biz Powers, Sue Thilges, Judy Loebig, Cede Forburger, Chelcee Schleuger, Emily Reding, Ann Tendall, Kelly Hutcheson and Sondra Lampe.

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Hancock County Health System (HCHS) joins the rest of our country to recognize November as National Home Care Month.

"It's a time when we all can join together to celebrate home care and all of the individuals who make it possible," said Laura Zwiefel, CEO of HCHS. "At HCHS we are especially fortunate to have a very dedicated team of caregivers and all our patients whose determined spirit of independence inspires us all."

 At HCHS, home care is included within the department called HCHS Community Health. Home care services include a range of medical, social, assistive and other services provided in an individual’s home when a person needs follow‐up care after a hospital stay, an illness or an injury. It is also for aging people who need just a little help staying in their homes.

"Home care services are appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home, or is homebound, but needs ongoing care," said Chelcee Schleuger, Director of HCHS Community Health.

Read the complete story in the Nov. 6 Leader.