Much has changed in the world these past seven months. Everyone has been affected in some way – whether through illness, job loss or the lack of physical contact. The Ministry and programs of Holy Family Home Health Care and Hospice have likewise been affected. However, our staff have stayed true to our mission of caring for everyone who comes to our doors.
The need for home based services has exponentially grown. We visit home health, palliative and hospice patients wherever they live. These patients are at highest risk during the pandemic. We have invested extra resources into safety measures to ensure that staff, patients and families remain safe.
Due to restrictions, patients and families have been unable to be together during their final days and hours. Emotional and bereavement support during these unstable and uncertain times is greater now than ever. Our social workers, bereavement counselors, and pastoral staff surround them with the individualized support and care they require to help alleviate their fears.
Our staff have been asked to stretch and develop in ways that are different than before. They have demonstrated their dedication to those we serve with unwavering courage and selflessness. As they work tirelessly to promote the safety and well-being of our patients and one another during the pandemic, we have honored them with Hero Pay.
This year we have had to cancel fundraising events and are seeing a drop in donations as people understandably face their won financial challenges. Pressure on our staff, services and supplies are increasing. Through the resilience and dedication of our staff, we have stepped up when others stepped away.
Your support with a year-end donation is more important than ever. Your donation is displayed through the daily actions of our nurses, social workers. aides, religious and other team members as they care for our patients and families, wherever they call home. Your donation honors the staff who are on the front lines to care for others, while also caring for their own family.
Thank you in advance for your support of this Ministry!