(EFFINGHAM, IL) – Effingham Mayor Mike Schutzbach recently signed a proclamation designating November 2019 as Home Care and Hospice Month. 
 
With November being National Home Care and Hospice Month, the proclamation recognizes that home care is the most preferred method of health care delivery among disabled, elderly and chronically ill individuals eager to live independently in their own homes as long as they possibly can. Home care nurses, therapists and aides provide high-quality, compassionate and skilled health care services to those in need, especially at times of community or personal health care crisis. The focus of home care is on the health needs of the individual in a family setting, and activities are directed toward helping patients to attain and maintain their highest level of independent living, and to help the family provide support.
 
With this proclamation, the Mayor proclaims November as Home Care and Hospice Month and encourages the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about home care concepts of care for the elderly, disabled, and infirm.
 
Joining the Mayor as he signed the proclamation were representatives from HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois, including Executive Director of Post-Acute Care Services Shawna O’Dell, and Outreach Representatives Valerie Engelbart, Cheryl Fulk and Katy Oakley.
 
For more information about HSHS Home Care Southern Illinois or HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, contact Shawna O’Dell, executive director of post-acute care services, at (217) 347-1641, or visit http://www.hshshomecare.org or http://www.hshshospice.org.  Home care and hospice services are a collaboration with HSHS Southern Illinois Division hospitals of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
 
Photo: Effingham Mayor Mike Schutzbach (center) recently signed a proclamation designating November 2019 as Home Care and Hospice Month. Joining the Mayor for the signing from HSHS Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois were, standing left to right, Outreach Representative Katy Oakley; Executive Director of Post-Acute Care Services Shawna O’Dell; and Outreach Representatives Valerie Engelbart and Cheryl Fulk.

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