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November is National Home Care & Hospice Month

November 4, 2009

From press release

When you or someone you love requires care—at home, in the hospital or in a nursing facility—or is facing end-of-life issues, the questions and decisions can seem overwhelming. In such stressful and confusing circumstances, OSF Home Care Services stands ready to provide solutions best suited to each individual case.

This month, OSF Home Care Services celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month. OSF St. Anthony wants to honor the health care administrators, doctors, nurses, clinicians, therapists, aides, clergy and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of their patients and their families.

OSF Home Care Service employs nearly 500 and serves an average of 6,700 patients per day in six agency locations throughout central and northern Illinois and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Services include: diabetes supply program, home health, home infusion pharmacy, home medical equipment, hospice, and personal response system.

Each year during November, OSF Home Care Services coordinates expos at their hospitals to educate hospital staff and the community about their services. Expo in this area will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St., in Anthony’s Café, lower level. For information about the expo, contact Caroline Slocum at (815) 519-3132.

From the November 4-10, 2009 issue

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