When we celebrate the 4th of july with family, friends, food and fireworks, it is a time to remember what it means to be free.
With many of our aging, recuperating or ill ‘ohana, independence means being able to receive quality care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Home healthcare is not just about doctors, nurses, aides and companions providing safe, quality care in the home; it’s about the right to remain independent as long as possible, even to the end of life.
Home is familiar. Home is comfortable. Home is where most of us want to be when ill. The ability to age and get well in the comfort of your own home surrounded by family and friends helps keep the spirit of independence alive.
Fourth of July is also about patriotism. Being patriotic is not just about pledging allegiance to the flag and believing in American values, it is about being proactive in our community, and making things better for the young and the old.
Nurses, home health aides and companions emulate patriotism by caring for their fellow citizens and providing quality health services rain or shine, most likely without glory or recognition. These caregivers give back by providing all our seniors access to quality home care.
Let’s commend all the caregivers who are committed to our ‘ohana and by supporting the value and dignity of home healthcare, we are protecting our most vulnerable citizens, our fellow Americans!