State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) yesterday attended a tour of Mount Carmel Home Care to gain a greater perspective of the daily work of home care professionals, as well as the challenges they face and the scope of these vital services for vulnerable Ohioans.
The representative was hosted by Cindy Salvator, the Executive Director of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice, who shared with Representative Gonzales the various ways that home care can provide cost-effective skilled and rehabilitative care. She then accompanied the Mount Carmel Home Care team to a current patient’s home to learn firsthand about the skilled nursing and therapy services provided by the agency and the long-term benefits to the patients receiving this care in Central Ohio.
“I truly enjoyed seeing the amazing work and services that these nurses provide to their patients,” said Representative Gonzales. “Their hard work and dedication is a true testament to them and their profession.”
Mount Carmel Home Care provides skilled nursing services, medical social work services, and physical, occupational and speech therapies to patients in the comfort of their own homes. These professionals work closely with patients, their families and physicians to promote patient health, provide effective disease and medication management, and prevent hospital readmissions by providing needed care, skilled assessments and education.