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Severe Weather And Natural Disasters Offer Home Health Care Challenges

Author : Oscar Platikus

While tornados and earthquakes have ravaged sections of the United States, news coverage has struggled to cover all of the tragic and heroic stories taking place in the midst of these ongoing tragedies . In Alabama, Alacare Home Health and Hospice has been proactively reaching out to the community trying to find patients displaced by recent tornadoes so they can continue to provide critical services. While many families have been hit hard, the special needs of Hospice patients have made for some exceptionally difficult circumstances, particularly given the crippled infrastructure many of these service organizations have been dealing with .

One of the unseen heroes in many disasters in the United States the past few years has been home health care services . The most recent tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri left multiple home health care agencies completely destroyed. In a matter of days, even in some cases where the physical headquarters, equipment and supplies had been severely compromised or destroyed altogether, home health care companies were able to resume operations in a matter of mere days

This past winter led to similar conditions in the Midwest, where severe snow storms left some patients cut off from not only home health care, but many other vital services. Seasons Change Home Health Care, located in Pigeon, Michigan had staff members doing everything from delivering food to shoveling driveways in addition to their typical services during the inclement weather .
In these hazardous conditions the clients aren't the only ones facing difficulties. Despite the heroic efforts put in by these health care professionals, these organizations go out of their way to help maintain the health and safety of their own staffs . "Over the holidays, one of Our Home Health Aids had a fire in their home and I collected food and clothing for the family from employees and friends. They have a three year old son and were staying in a hotel temporarily. We make it our duty to care for our own as well," said Diana Hennrick, Business Development Manager at Seasons Change Home Health Care.

So while the nation continues to pull itself together amidst the recent onslaught of tornadoes and other devastating weather , keep in mind that home health care service providers are doing their part to keep the handicapped and homebound healthy and safe.

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