November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, and it marks 40 years since Cass County Home Care first began providing home health care for patients and their families in southwestern Iowa. CCHC will commemorate its anniversary with an open house for the public on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1500 E. 10th Street in Atlantic. Cass County Home Care first opened its doors in November 1972, at Cass County Memorial Hospital.
Over the years its services have expanded to include wound care; physical, occupational and speech therapies; public health; telehealth monitoring; palliative care and hospice care. In 2010, Cass County Home Care became part of Iowa Health Home Care, the largest home health care provider in the state of Iowa, and an affiliate of the Iowa Health System. This past year, Cass County Home Care has been recognized for its quality care and service by being ranked in the top five percent of home health care agencies in the United States by HealthInsight.
Denise Coder, site manager of Cass County Home Care says they are proud to have served the community for four decades, helping patients and their families achieve their goals of optimal health, well-being and independence, in the comfort of their homes. She says the open house event is a way to say ‘thank you’ for all of the support residents of the area have given them over the years.
National Home Care and Hospice Month was designated to recognize the work of home health care professionals, including administrators, nurses, clinicians, therapists, aides, homemakers and companions, who bring comfort and compassion to patients and families. To learn more about Iowa Health Home Care and its services, visit www.yourhealthcareathome.org. For more information about Cass County Home Care and its services, call 712-243-8006.