House Well being and Hospice caregivers make a exceptional distinction for the sufferers, households and communities they serve. Right here within the Yampa Valley, we’re lucky to have had House Well being providers obtainable since 1964 when Routt and Moffat counties‘ well being departments got here collectively to deal with the rising want for dwelling nursing providers in our group.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Affiliation, which might later grow to be Northwest Colorado Well being, started with the purpose to supply dwelling nursing take care of anybody who wanted it, and to assist sufferers go away the hospital sooner.
Right this moment Northwest Colorado Well being’s House Providers Group gives a variety of packages all centered on offering compassionate, patient-centered care to anybody who wants it, no matter potential to pay. In 2021, Northwest Colorado Well being nurses drove over 60,000 miles to take care of House Well being and Hospice sufferers in Moffat and Routt counties with the next providers.
House Well being
House Well being provides expert, compassionate and personalised care within the consolation and safety of acquainted environment to assist sufferers get well from sickness or damage. Whereas many individuals solely consider House Well being take care of older adults, it’s a very important useful resource for group members of all ages. The House Well being group consists of registered nurses, bodily and occupational therapists, licensed nurse aides, and medical social employees. Not solely do they deal with your house care wants, they function advocates, answering questions, contacting your medical supplier with issues and connecting you to group sources.
House Well being additionally serves sufferers via the Colorado Medicaid House and Neighborhood-Based mostly Providers (HCBS) program. HCBS gives an alternative choice to facility based mostly take care of particular populations, together with low-income older adults, permitting them to stay of their houses and be cared for extra successfully and cost-efficiently.
Private Care Suppliers and Homemakers
Private Care Suppliers supply in-home help with non-medical wants reminiscent of bathing, transportation to physician’s appointments, gentle housekeeping, grocery buying, meal prep and extra. This service generally is a good respite possibility for members of the family who’re caring for disabled, sick or aged family members.
Hospice and Grief Assist
Northwest Colorado Well being’s Hospice program believes that everybody with a terminal sickness has the appropriate to stay with dignity and luxury. These people deserve the chance for the very best quality of life, religious assist, restricted ache and struggling, and optimum time with household and pals. Whereas many consider that Hospice is just for the final days of life, sufferers and households can obtain Hospice for six months or longer. Analysis has proven that getting into Hospice earlier fairly than later in the midst of sickness has many benefits for the affected person, and family members.
Hospice nurses can be found 24-7 to help sufferers, and specifically educated and devoted volunteers can be found to cook dinner meals, run errands and assist households with different wants. Assist for households is a vital a part of Hospice. Northwest Colorado Well being additionally gives free grief counseling for one 12 months following a beloved one’s demise, in addition to bereavement assist teams open to anybody in the neighborhood.
The annual Celebration of Gentle occasion can also be a chance for group members to hitch and honor the reminiscence of a beloved one earlier than the vacation season. Candles can be supplied in addition to sizzling soups and chili, all are welcome:
- 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Steamboat Springs on the Rollingstone Respite Home
- 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 7 in Craig on the Middle of Craig
To study extra about House Providers obtainable at Northwest Colorado Well being, go to NorthwestColoradoHealth.org or name 970-871-7629.