News from Home Health United – September 2016
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In this Issue
- Camp GLOW Janesville a Success
- Meet HHU – Hospice Volunteer Marian DeGiovanni
- HHU Celebrates 30 Years
- HHU Earns We Honor Veterans Level 3
- Telemedicine Brings Healthcare Technology Home
- Grief Support Groups
- Your Donations Make a Difference – Richard’s Story
- Make a Donation
- Our Donors
Camp GLOW Janesville Brings Love & Support to Grieving Children
On Saturday, August 6th, children and their families from the Janesville area and beyond gathered together for a day of hope and healing. Six campers and their guardians participated in activities designed to help them deal with feelings of grief and loss.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult whether you are nine or ninety-five, but grief can impact children in ways many adults don’t even realize. And for the parent or other loving adults in a child’s life, navigating loss with a child can be tricky. As part of our commitment to exceptional care, Home Health United developed Camp GLOW for the kid’s living in our communities. Find out more about Camp GLOW and check out pictures and video from Janesville.
Meet Home Health United – Hospice Volunteer Marian DeGiovanni
For 28 years Marian DeGiovanni has been serving her community as a hospice volunteer. Throughout her years of service, she has touched more lives than she can count. Whether holding the hand of a patient near end-of-life or providing support for a caregiver faced with losing a loved one, she has made an incredible impact on our program and those we serve. Read more about Marian’s journey.
Home Health United Celebrates 30 Years of Exceptional Care
Home Health United has a long and storied history. What began as a small home health agency has grown to become a vital asset for people throughout southern Wisconsin who are in need of care. Along the way, we have nurtured relationships with area healthcare professionals, worked alongside local healthcare facilities, and most importantly brought exceptional care into the homes of our patients. Learn more about our history and check out the accolades we have received for our care.
Home Health United Earns We Honor Veterans Level 3
Home Health United is pleased to announce we were recently awarded Partner Level Three status by the We Honor Veterans program. The program is helping our staff help our nation’s Veterans by allowing us to better care for patients with military service. Read more about the program.
Telemedicine Brings Healthcare Technology Home to Patients
Today technology is everywhere we turn – in our homes, our cars, our offices, and of course our hands. Six in ten seniors (age 65+) now go online and for baby boomers that number is even higher. Baby boomers already turn to technology to manage multiple aspects of their daily lives like shopping, banking, entertainment, and communication. As a generation of tech-savvy boomers becomes seniors, they will expect to handle and access certain aspects of healthcare the same way. There are current technologies that can fit seamlessly into homes to monitor patients’ health conditions. Telehealth is one such technology that can support patients managing health conditions at home. Learn More.
Make a Difference – Volunteer
Community Grief Support
As part of Home Health United’s dedication to the communities we serve, we offer Community Grief Support Groups throughout our service area to anyone who has experienced a loss. Visit our website to see upcoming groups in your community.
In addition to groups for adults, HHU is proud to offer Camp GLOW, a day camp for grieving children in a number of communities in our service area.
Your Donation Makes a Difference – Richards Story
Each and every time you give to the Home Health United – Visiting Nurse Service Foundation, you positively impact the lives of your friends and neighbors in need – people like Richard and his young family who were facing a terminal illness. Read their story.
The Home Health United – Visiting Nurse Service Foundation provides assistance across southern Wisconsin to those facing health related issues. When you make a donation, you are helping people living in your community who are recovering from serious illness or injury, families coping with terminal illness and grief, seniors dealing with hunger, and your neighbors in need through community programs.
There are many ways to give, and every gift, of any size, is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to our donors.