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Home care aides exceed expectations

Friday, August 7, 2009

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Pictured above is the CRMC home care staff - left to right, Cindy Johnson, Aide Scheduler; Erica Bezon,i aide; Karen Mugge, aide; Lauren Shea,r aide. Back row, left to right, Holly Graham, RN Home Health Aide Supervisor; Sandi Schlenger aide; Kim Fraser, aide; Tina Back, aide; Tony Peterson, aide. Photo contributed
Two years after the transition of Cherokee County Public Health Services to Cherokee Regional Medical Center Home Choice and Hospice, the home care aides and homemakers have exceeded

expectations.

An outcome measure required by the Iowa Department of Public Health conducted in June showed a 100 percent satisfaction with the present home health aides and homemaker services.

A patient satisfaction survey was developed and distributed to Cherokee county consumers that utilized personal care or homemaker services under the state grant.

The Patient Satisfaction Survey was developed to obtain the percentage of consumers who reported that the personnel care services or homemaker services helped them to remain in their home.

"Our aides are a valuable part of the home care team. Two thirds of the current clients needing personal care or homemaker services were carried over in the transition from the former Cherokee County Public Health. We have appreciated how the community has embraced us. We will continue to strive to meet the needs of the community." Reported Leanne Hammer, Home Health/Hospice/Public Health Services Nurse Manager.

Public Health Services continue to grow as CRMC enters their third year of serving the Cherokee community. Home Health/Homemaker services include: housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, personal care and assistance with daily activities. For more information on services contact 712-225-6459.



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