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Cuero Mayor recognizes November 2019 as Home Care Month

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Contact: Emily Weatherly

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.

“We in Cuero are truly grateful for the health care services of the nurses at Cuero Home Health for their patients. They are helping to make Cuero, the way life ought to be, for their patients,” said Mayor Sara Post Meyer.

Photo caption: Cuero Home Health staff witness Sara Post Meyer, Mayor of the City of Cuero, sign a proclamation that recognizes November 2019 as Home Care Month. Pictured from left to right are Karen Garrett, RN; Judy Krupala, CRH Chief Nursing Officer; April Chapman, LVN, PHC/CBA Supervisor; Mayor Sara Post Meyer (seated center); Lynn Falcone, Cuero Health CEO; Laura Broll, LVN; and Margaret Krause, RN, Cuero Home Health Administrator.

Cuero Home Health, a department of Cuero Regional Hospital, and City Mayor, Sara Post Meyer, recognized 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, and attendant services throughout Texas and the United States.

“During November, we at Cuero Home Health want to honor the nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the areas we serve. We hope the community will help us embrace November as Home Care and Hospice Month and thank a home health care giver today,” said Margaret Krause, RN/Cuero Home Health Administrator.

“With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the need for health care will continue to rise. This is where home care comes in. As the preferred choice for many patients, it also offers great cost savings and helps many seniors remain independent in the comfort of their own homes,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.

Fast Facts

  • Home care providers will travel about 8 billion miles to deliver the best health care in the world;
  • Ninety percent of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill; and
  • Home care provides high-quality, compassionate care to more than 5 million Americans annually.

Source: National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Home Care & Hospice Month, NAHC.org

“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.