Community HealthCare & Hospice
Funds raised during Big Give McCook will be dedicated to Community HealthCare & Hospice. Your donor gifts have the opportunity to be matched through Big Give McCook and the Health Foundation to further support our caregivers providing in-home care.
Seventeen nurses, three nurse aids and support staff organize and provide home health and hospice in-home care. On weekdays, caregivers leave in different directions to provide care in seven counties in southwest Nebraska. Visits are made in the evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Patients are assessed, baths are given, medications are administered and organized, dressings are changed, education and support are provided. Care is also provided by physical, occupational and speech therapists, dieticians, and social workers.
The need for home health and hospice care is increasing in our communities. The population is aging and additional health assistance is needed to manage serious, complex illnesses. Risk of contracting COVID-19 and influenza are additional concerns to our community members who are already compromised. Many nursing homes are under tremendous financial distress and several have closed, this is adding additional anxiety to community members and healthcare services.
The community demand and benefit of this service is high, sadly, so is the cost of providing the service in such a rural area. Please support our caregivers and help this service be available for your friends and family needing in-home care. Donations can be made to Community Hospital Health Foundation for Community HealthCare & Hospice.