Home care support is often thought of for an aging population in the United States, but it can also be ideal for disabled adults and, for some families, children who have debilitating conditions that require around the clock care. In Guilford County, North Carolina, a non-profit program that was providing in home care support for children with special needs announced recently that it would be ending the program they had been running for years and this led to many parents feeling stressed and anxious about what they could do moving forward.
Now, fortunately, Cone Health stepped up to announce that it would be continuing these services for those parents. The announcement was met with measurable relief. As reported by Fox8 our of Greensboro, North Carolina, in the news article, Home health care program saved in Guildford County, written by Kim Wynne:
“This week, Cone Health announced a new plan to keep those families from losing that care.
“This saves the parent an enormous amount of anxiety,” said Dr. Mike Cinoman, director or pediatric care division for Cone Health. “It keeps the children at home.”
Cone Health, Advanced Home Care and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro are partnering to offer home health services, social work and counseling through a new pediatric complex care clinic.
“Parents wouldn’t be able to work otherwise,” Cinoman said. “They need round the clock attention, some of these patients.””
The vast majority of attention regarding home care and hospice is focused on the elderly and disabled in the country, but there are some children who also require significant direct physical and medical care and support at home. Cone Health has a solid palliative and home care and hospice presence throughout these communities in Guilford County and recognized a need and stepped into find a way to offer services to these families as well.
As demand for care increases, especially with the Baby Boomer generation now retiring, home care and hospice remains the number one job creator, but in some regions across the country access to these services can be impacted by struggling state and local economies.
For those who relied on these services, the notion of being without them caused tremendous stress and anxiety, but fortunately a home care provider stepped up to provide continued support. This may not always be the case for everyone who requires assistance at home, but the home care industry continues to prove that its interest is in the safety, well-being, and improved quality of life for its clients and those throughout their community.
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