“Words can not adequately express my appreciation to Pike County Hospice for helping with the care of my mother… Treatment was unsuccessful and the cancer had spread… Hospice was the extending hand of God’s Grace, giving us just what we need when we needed it. Whether it was nursing care, counsel, emotional support – they were there at a beckon call. I truly do not know how I made it through those weeks without the help of hospice…I commend your staff for their professionalism, but more importantly, to a family who might be facing a similar experience, Hospice loves and cares and they are there for you.” – K.A.
LEARN WHAT HOSPICE CARE MEANS TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests and desires. However, for most people, a good death is quite simple. It means being physically comfortable, at peace in your own home, surrounded by your loved ones doing the things you love to do up until the very end. These essential details are made possible by hospice care...
Read the full article here: Learn what hospice care means to patients and their families
WE ARE HIRING - PRN LPN FIELD STAFF NURSE
Follow this link for more information: PRN LPN Field Staff Nurse
10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BRAIN
Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits...
Read the full article here: Ten Ways to Love Your Brain
All food service establishments are inspected every 6 months. All major and minor violations are listed for public knowledge. If you have any questions regarding current or past inspections, please contact our Environmental Specialist Glen Hampton at 573-324-2111 ext. 113, or email@example.com
View the 2018 report here: Food Service Establishment Inspection Report 2018
Find out more about Food Safety here.
March PCHD News!
In this issue:
- - National Nutrition Month & WIC
- - Add color to your meals!
- - A look inside the diaper bank
- - WIC Income guidelines
- - Middle school students learn ways to cope with stress
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Department recipe: Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
- - Social Workers Month
- - March Ice Cream Socials Calendar
- - Doctors Day
- - Testimonial Time
- - March Employee and Event Spotlight
- - Kim Yoder’s Mission Trip to Haiti
- - Pike County Home Health & Hospice receive 5 Star patient rating!
- - Poison Safety
- - Volunteer Spotlight – Dottie White
Read the full newsletter here: March 18 PCHD News
Missouri is one of five states selected by the National Governor’s Association to work on a new project titled, “Addressing Maternal Opioid Use Disorder to Prevent and Reduce the Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Preventing NAS Learning Lab.” This project will be a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Office, Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Together representatives from these organizations, along with those from the other states selected, will work together to better serve pregnant and post-natal women with opioid use disorder and improve health outcomes for their babies...
Read the full article here: 2.21.18 Missouri among five states selected to participate in project addressing maternal opioid use
Employees recently recognized for their years of service are from left: Kim Yoder with 6 years, Carolyn Orf with 1 year, Lynda Colbert with 44 years, Robyn Orf with 13 years, and Kim Gamm with 13 years. Not pictured is Susan DeCamp with 9 years.
Achievement of Awesomeness Awards, given to those who went above and beyond their call of duty are for January from left: Robyn Orf, Cori Sheppard, Bill Crane, Danielle Freie, and Susan DeCamp.
Achievement of Awesomeness Awards for February from back left: Hillary Hakenwerth, Teresa Reynolds, Jennifer Schumacher, Becky Carroll, Jeannie Stuckey, Alyssa Crigger, Rhonda Stumbaugh, (seated) Kim Gamm, Kim Yoder, Cori Sheppard, and Tracy Brookshier. Not pictured is Susan DeCamp, Jessica Cunningham, Susan Conner, and Paige Baker.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR POTENTIAL WIC APPOINTMENT CANCELLATIONS DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER. >> Follow WIC on Facebook for up to date announcements and cancellations here: Pike County WIC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday that, as of February 3, preliminary numbers show the flu vaccine in the United States was 36 percent effective in preventing influenza A and B this flu season...
Read the full article here: Vaccine effectiveness in US may be higher than other countries this flu season
COLORING FOR A CAUSE
Less than 24 hours ago, I had a brief discussion on an idea with some of our Hospice Staff, Anna Wilson-Social Worker, and Amy Becker-Hospice Coordinator. This idea was to get the children and the community involved in helping us brighten the days of our Home Health & Hospice patients. Who doesn’t LOVE a gift from a child??? Whether you have a group or organization willing to participate, or your kids at home just want to donate their evening/before dinner artwork…. Send them our way, help us enlighten a patients day! All ages are encouraged to participate! Please feel free to share, contact me with any questions you may have! :) – Tracy Brookshier
Download the flyer here: Coloring for a Cause
OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th
Our office is closed on all State and Federal Holidays. To view our list of closings for 2018 please download the information here: 2018 PCHD Observed Holidays
February is American Heart month. It is this time of the year we want to celebrate all great things related to healthy heart and encourage everyone to become a little more heart healthier. Our heart is a very important organ within our body and we need to keep it happy and functioning like a well-oiled machine. Through eating right, exercise and living a stress-free life, we can extend the life of our hearts and bodies...
Read the Full Article Here: 2.5.18 February is American Heart Month
State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer months
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session...
Read the full news release here: State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer months
February 2018 PCHD News!
In this issue:
- - 70th Anniversary Celebration
- - Valentine Gala Sold Out!
- - Welcome Paige Baker, RN
- - 70th Anniversary T-shirts
- - Pike County Home Health & Hospice Billboard
- - Flu Activity in the Area is Picking Up!
- - Tracy Brookshier Receives Chamber Member of the Year
- - PCHD Walk-In Clinic Adds LabCorp as Draw Site Option
- - PCHD Offers CPR Courses
- - Upcoming CPR/First Aid Courses
- - American Heart Month
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Dept. – Amish Roast Diabetic Recipe
- - February Employee & Event Spotlight
- - February Ice Cream Socials
- - PCHD Christmas Elves Volunteer for Toys for Tots Pike County
- - Testimonial Time
We are hiring!
RN Case Manager: $3,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!!
The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice is seeking a Registered Nurse to assist with home visits for both home health and hospice. Applicant must have at least 1 year experience in home care or an acute setting. Applicant must also be familiar with patient assessments, quality of care, teaching of patients/caregivers, and performance of skilled procedures. Applicant must have a current nursing license in the state of Missouri. For more information, please call our office at 573-324-2111
Get your application here: Career Opportunities
January PCHD News!
In this issue:
- Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives of Pike County receives the 2017 Milestone Achievement Award
- Home Care & Hospice Foundation Nursing Scholarship now accepting applications
- Program Spotlight: Maternal and Child Health
- You’re Invited to the 7th Annual Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County’s Valentine Gala
- 588 Children enjoy another cookies and cocoa with Santa event
- Eating Healthy with the Health Department Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Roasted Kale
- January Ice Cream Social Calendar
- January Employee and Event Spotlight
- Testimonial Time
- Foundation Donations: November 2017
Download the full newsletter here: January 18 PCHD News
TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT THE FLU - Flu Activity is Widespread in Missouri
Missouri’s flu activity for 2017-2018 is showing widespread. The season currently is very similar to what was seen during the 2014-2015 flu season, both in the timing and amount of cases reported. A season total of almost 31,000 cases were reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services through the first week of 2018. During the same time period in the 2014-2015 flu season, 32,528 flu cases were reported statewide...
Read the full article here: 1.16.18 Take Action to Prevent the Flu
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is gearing up for a 70 Year Anniversary in February!! To celebrate, we are having t-shirts made! This t-shirt order is open to the public. Payment must be made at time of order. Deadline will be Friday, January 26th. Let us know if you are interested in making a purchase, proceeds will help support our Public Health Initiatives; our effort to a healthy community through education and health services. Checks payable to PCHD. Visit our office to place your order!
Stay tuned for more exciting celebrations!
Download an order form here: 70th anniversary order form
$1,000 VIDEO CHALLENGE FOR LOCAL TEENS
The Take it From a Teen video challenge is a chance for teens to share their wisdom on safe driving and passenger practices from the first time their parents turned their car seat forward facing. Safe Kids Worldwide and General Motors have been working for 20 years to keep kids safe on the road. Teens today were those children that were in car seats when our coalitions first started their work. Now, they are driving and riding in vehicles with their friends and have experiences with distraction, drowsy driving, peer pressure, inexperience behind the wheel and making bad decisions. This educational approach draws on the credibility and influence that young people have with their peers and leverages the power of role modeling...
Download the flyer here: 1.22.18 take it from a teen poster
Download the letter here: take it from a teen letter to high schools
PEDIATRIC CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING
Monday, January 22nd. This class is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in Pediatric First Aid, Child/Infant CPR AED, Adult CPR AED, and Asthma Care Training.
Download the flyer here: 1.22.18 Pediatric CPR & First Aid
2016 CDC WATER FLUORIDATION AWARDS
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced today that 19 Missouri public water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in drinking water throughout 2016. Those communities are as follows:
Read the full news release here: CDC Water Fluoridation Awards 2016
FRIGID WITH A CHANCE OF HYPOTHERMIA
Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature and is considered more dangerous
than frostbite. It is caused by the general cooling of the body and can quickly
become life threatening. If the body temperature drops below 86 degrees F, death can
occur. Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees F. Those most at risk for hypothermia
are people who work outside, people in poor physical condition, the elderly, infants,
and people with health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension...
Read the full article here: Frigid with a chance of hypothermia
STATE COMPLETES NINE OPIOID SUMMITS WITH SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
JEFFERSON CITY, MO –Missourians from every corner of the state filled auditoriums for a series of nine regional opioid summits held by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), as part of a state-wide initiative that saw participation from directors and members of all 16 cabinet departments in the state. These summits created a collaborative opportunity for a variety of sectors—health care professionals, the faith community, state and local governments, law enforcement and more—to bring awareness to the issue, discuss the best interventions available, spur action and make local leaders the champions of this cause...
Read the full article here: State completes nine opioid summits with significant community engagement
TOBACCO COMPANIES MUST RUN COURT-ORDERED ADS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR LETHAL PRODUCTS
Brought to you by Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice
Starting November 26, 2017 the major United States tobacco companies must run court-ordered newspaper and television advertisements that tell the American public the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as the companies’ intentional design of cigarettes to make them more addictive. The ads are called “corrective statements” and they are timely reminders both that tobacco use remains an enormous public health problem in the United States (it is the number one cause of preventable disease and death), and that tobacco’s horrific toll stems directly from the harmful practices of the tobacco industry...
Read the full article here: Court Ordered Tobacco Ads
UPDATE: PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO BOURBON VIRUS
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local public health agencies recently completed a follow-up investigation of the Bourbon virus case identified during the summer of 2017...
Read the full article here: Update Public Health response to Bourbon virus
FOUNDATION RAISES NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT TO $2,000
The Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County’s Nursing Scholarship Application is available every January, and will award one $2,000 nursing scholarship this year to a student or adult pursuing a nursing career.
Download the flyer here: Nursing Scholarship Flyer 2018
Download the complete Nursing Scholarship Application here: Nursing Scholarship Application 2018
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT FOR A BRIEF SURVEY ON MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
We are asking the community to provide us with information about the health concerns facing residents in Pike County regarding maternal, infant and child health. This information will help PCHD and other community partners to identify the most pressing issues which can be addressed through community action. Please click the link below to take the brief survey.
DECEMBER PCHD NEWS!
In this issue:
- - Cookies and Cocoa with Santa, December 2nd
- - PCHD Giving Tree
- - Positive changes within PCHD
- - Thanksgiving dinners delivered once again!
- - Whacking the FLU
- - PCHD’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest
- - GLOW 5K Run/Walk another success!
- - Save the date! 7th Annual Valentine Gala
- - Project MS donates to Foundation
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Dept. – Artichoke Cheese Dip
- - Ice Cream Social Calendar
- - December Employee and Event Spotlight
- - Testimonial Time
Download the full newsletter here: December 17 PCHD News
NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS!
• - November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month!
• - Become a Pike County Hospice Volunteer
• - Patients to receive our Annual Thanksgiving Meals
• - Eating Healthy with the Health Department Recipe: Sweet Potato Orange Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
• - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives of Pike County Survey
• - Veteran Appreciation Fair, Thursday, November 9th
• - November Ice Cream Social Calendar
• - Testimonial Time
• - November Employee & Event Spotlight
• - Get your newsletter via Email!
- Home Care & Hospice Foundation Donations: August/September
Interested in becoming a Pike County Hospice Volunteer?
Contact our office for more information 573-324-2111
Download the flyer here: Hospice Volunteer Flyer 9.17
Pike County Home Health and Hospice is excited to announce the recent expansion of our service area.
State regulations previously kept us from being able to provide our services to those requesting Pike County Home Health & Hospice. Recently, those regulations have lifted and we are now able to
provide these programs to those who request them.
We are now able to provide our high quality healthcare to our neighboring counties: Audrain, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Ralls.
Click here to download the flyer: Expanded Service Area 9.17
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