Home-care workers urged to be prepared in emergencies.
To address such concerns, the Home meeting places.
In a large-scale emergency, home-care workers will likely play a pivotal role, not only for their existing clients but for the general community.
"In the event of something like a pandemic, hospitals will be discharging anyone they can to make room for new, gravely ill patients," said Susan Young, executive director of HCANH. "Home-care workers will be needed to provide care to these newly discharged individuals."
"We must work in concert and do integrated emergency planning, and make sure it's community-wide," said Gilmour, adding that she has been asked to give a presentation on Good to Go to members of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. HCANtt also is planning a conference in September on preparedness for home-health agencies.
Such personal planning is not really limited to health-care workers, said Gilmour. "Any business that wants to keep functioning, should have its employees personally prepared," she said.
For more information, contact HCANH at 225-5597 or visit homecarenh.org.
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|Publication:||New Hampshire Business Review|
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|Date:||Aug 3, 2007|
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