Any business that gets the chance to celebrate 50 years of operation is a rare breed. When it involves providing home health care and hospice services, it’s something even more special because this type of work was no commonplace just five decades ago, at least not on an agency level and nowhere close to the way things are today.
Just a few short decades ago, the majority of people who needed extended direct care, especially medical care, had to choose between suffering at home and hoping for the best, leaning on family and friends whenever they could get help, or a nursing home.
Today, thanks to pioneering organizations like Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice, more aging and disabled men and women have that chance to be home and still enjoy the support of trained professionals. Caledonia Home Health Care was established in 1968 and since then, residents throughout the community who had need had access to experienced and dedicated support at home.
Many new and even established agencies, owners, caregivers, and entrepreneurs may be able to glean valuable insights and information about what it takes the endure the years and remain dedicated to the priority goal, which is assisting men and women staying safe and active and comfortable at home.
The Caledonian Record reported in its blog, Caledonia Home Health Celebrates 50 Years [o]f Serving [t]he Community, written by Rosie Smith:
“Director Treny Burgess has been with Caledonia Home Health Care for over 20 years. “It is a unique experience to see a patient in their own home, to form a relationship beyond the walls of a facility. Our staff spend countless hours with patients and their families, realizing the joys and challenges they experience every day. What a privilege it is to share a new mom’s excitement when her child smiles at her for the first time, to hold a young man as he takes his first step with his artificial leg, or to hold the hand of a woman as her husband takes his final breath. I am blessed to work with some of the most generous and compassionate people in serving our community every day.”
Agencies and caregivers who endure the tough times often do so because they keep a more important goal in mind: serving seniors and disabled adults and offering them the chance to stay healthy, safe, and active where they are most comfortable, at home.
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