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Letter to the Editor: HOMEWARD Home Health is an ‘outstanding’ service

To the editor:

HOMEWARD Home Health is an outstanding, all-encompassing, multi-service home health agency. I have used home health services in three other states, but I have never been so blessed since becoming acquainted with and utilizing HOMEWARD’s many services. I have used the following services from HOMEWARD: skilled nursing, home health aide, homemaker, Meals on Wheels and medical equipment and supplies.

From my very first encounter with HOMEWARD to this very day, every person involved has been truly warm, positive, helpful, supportive and gone above and beyond their normal duties. The staff is constantly thinking of innovative ideas and giving helpful advice to better my life and assist me in my home and my health needs. This is a wonderful way for a home health agency to go about its business.

Recently, because of HOMEWARD, I was able to stay out of a nursing home after a very lengthy hospital stay and subsequent rehab. The doctors all thought that the nursing home was my only option, but I really wanted to return to my home if at all possible. I know that if it weren’t for the excellent team and positive, personable support that I have had through HOMEWARD, I would be in a nursing home.

I do not have the family, friends or financial resources that others have available in life. I truly need all of the assistance HOMEWARD is able to provide. In addition, I am thankful for the reduced fee services they were able to provide due to my limited income. I know I never could have afforded home health services at full-time rates.

I am incredibly thankful and grateful to HOMEWARD and United Way of Story County for all they accomplish in making these services available.

Sincerely,

Michelle D. Robinson

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