To the editor:
Please join the Home Health Foundation family of agencies, Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare Inc., as we celebrate National Nurses Week, which is held every year May 6 through 12. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of the value of nursing and to help educate the public about the vital roles nurses play in meeting the health care needs of individuals and families in our communities.
Home-care and hospice nurses exemplify innovation, purpose and dedication. Even when New England weather presents blinding snow storms or torrential rain, our nurses insure that all of their patients are cared for and safe. It is this type of commitment to quality care and compassion for those in need that is both heartwarming and inspiring.
Being a home-care nurse is a very special calling. Using some of the most advanced technology available and with the highest clinical standards, home-care nurses provide a full spectrum of medical care, combining critical thinking, assessment and teaching in a variety of settings across our region.
They also work in the community providing immunizations and preventive health education and screenings to keep the residents of our communities healthy and safe.
And, they work in our offices providing support, leadership and guidance. All of our nurses have a passion for their work, constantly striving, learning and caring.
In honor of National Nurses Week, I would like to honor nurses everywhere and to especially recognize the contributions of the more than 260 nurses at the Home Health Foundation.
John G. Albert
Home Health Foundation