Home Health Month
MMC celebrates National Home Care Month
November 16, 2011 – Memorial Home Health observed National Home Care Month in November with a celebratory breakfast November 15 for all their Team Members.
This year, the 45 Team Members at Memorial Home Health have already traveled over 152,000 miles to see patients in Dona Ana County. The Home Health Team consists of nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy aide, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, home care aide, social workers and the office staff.
“Patients heal quicker when they are at home,” said Sue Ann Monger, RN, Memorial Home Health Director. “Memorial Home Health makes it possible for many people—across a broad range of health conditions and ages—to stay in their own homes while still receiving the treatment and support they need.”
It is easier to connect with patients one-on-one and cater to their needs in their home. Home Health services allow a patient to be discharged sooner from the hospital because they can receive continued care at home.
Ultimately, the goal for Memorial Home Health is to care for the patient in their home with compassion and respect. Monger said, “The nurses and staff at Memorial Home Health are very compassionate and caring. Going in to the patients’ homes gives us a better point of view on what they are facing and allows us to really make a difference. Patients heal faster when they are comfortable and surrounded by family and friends who can help care for them.”
Memorial Home Health offers nursing and therapy care, including Pediatric Care, a Diabetic Educator, the only Home Health Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse, IV infusion, and much more.
Founded in 1996, Memorial Home Health has been proudly serving the residents of Doña Ana County for over 15 years. For more information please call (575) 556-6500 or visit their website at www.memorialhomehealth.org.