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Cuero, Texas: The home is fast becoming the preferred healthcare choice among elderly, disabled and medically frail Texans. Home care serves to promote independence and keep families together. That is one of the reasons that City of Cuero Mayor Sara Post Meyer has recognized November as National Home Care Month.
"Home health care and hospice contributes to billions of dollars in taxpayer savings by preventing or reducing the use of more expensive institutional care options," said Rachel Hammon, executive director of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H). "Treating individuals at home – whether someone who needs care after leaving the hospital, or a senior or individual with disabilities that needs ongoing attendant services at home - these services decrease re-hospitalizations."
Cuero Home Health, a department of Cuero Regional Hospital, and City Mayor, Sara Post Meyer, recognize the importance of home health services by having an official proclamation signed acknowledging November as Home Care Month. Home Care Month pays tribute to the dedicated professionals who provide high-quality home care and seeks to educate elected officials and the general public about the growing demand for these services as the first choice for post-acute, therapy, hospice, and attendant services throughout Texas and the United States.
"Home health care is not just for the elderly. While Cuero Home Health does provide services to many elderly individuals, we also do intermittent short term services to any adult who has recently had an accident or a surgery who temporarily cannot drive and needs help to recover. Some insurances cover home health services and private pay services are also an option. Private pay nursing services often give a son or daughter piece of mind knowing that a skilled nurse is checking on their mom or dad when they can't be there. Discuss your needs with your doctor and he/she will help determine if you meet the needs for home health services. We would be honored to care for you or your loved one," said Margaret Krause, RN/Cuero Home Health Administrator.
Founded in 1984, Cuero Home Health provides in-home health and supportive services 24/7 to the six county areas of DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca and parts of Victoria. Its nurses, therapists and home care aides deliver comprehensive care ranging from basic assistance with daily living to advanced medical treatment. For more information about Cuero Home Health, call (361) 275-8999 or 1-(800) 348- 4364.
Photo caption: Cuero Home Health staff witness Sara Post Meyer, Mayor of the City of Cuero, sign a proclamation that recognizes November as Home Care Month. Pictured from left to right are Judy Krupala, CRH Chief Nursing Officer, Margaret Krause, RN/Cuero Home Health Administrator; Brynn Foulds, RN; Mayor Sara Post Meyer (seated center); Maggie Hopkins and April Chapman, LVN, PHC/CBA Supervisor.