“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.
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
BREASTFEEDING DURING THE HOLIDAYS
The holidays are here! The hustle and bustle of shopping, visiting Santa, and family gatherings keep us busy. It’s not easy to balance the demands of the holiday schedule and nursing a child, but this is one of the most important times to continue breastfeeding. The stress of travel and the changing weather can be hard on a baby, but breast milk is the best defense and can boost the immune system. Below are some tips to keep your breastfeeding journey successful through the next festive weeks and beyond...
Read the full newsletter here: Breastfeeding Newsletter December 2017
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT COURSE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Join us on Monday, December 18th for the Basic Life Support Course for Healthcare Providers. RSVP to Robin Orf at email@example.com or by calling our office at 573-324-2111.
Download the flyer here: BLS for healthcare providers 12.18.17
COOKIES AND COCOA WITH SANTA!
Our annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa is right around the corner! Saturday, December 2nd at our office!
Download the flyer here: Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 2017
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
Living with Greif
As autumn leaves fall and winter draws near, grief can be thick in the air. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month. Both palliative care and hospice services are an extremely helpful and supportive resource to individuals and their families as they face terminal illness...
Read the full article here: 11.1.17 Hospice Month Grief Article
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
OPEN APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE
This service is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. It was established to provide behavioral health, case management, and substance abuse services to children, adolescents, and adults in Pike County who are uninsured, underinsured, or underserved...
Download the flyer here: Behavioral Health Services Open Appointments Now Available
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
PCHD Now Offering Flu Shots During Walk In Hours!
"The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, co-workers, family and friends by being proactive and getting vaccinated this flu season. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine every year. CDC now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza “flu” vaccination. The Pike County Health Department is now offering the vaccinations during Walk-in hours M – F from 8a-12p & 1-4p..."
Read the full article here: PCHD Now offering flu shots during walk in hours
Annual Giving Campaign and Foundation Report
In an effort to keep you informed and educated on what the Home Care & Hospice Foundation does to serve the patients of Pike County Home Health & Hospice; we have created a visual report for the year 2016 that we hope you will enjoy. Inside this report you can find:
- History of the Foundation
- Statistics/How Donations are Utilized
- Meet the Board and Staff
- Upcoming Events & Updates
- The Generous Donors of 2016
- and MORE!
This 30 page report is a beautiful new addition to the Annual Giving Campaign, where each year thousands of dollars are raised to help the people of our community. This report will be automatically sent to those who have donated to the Foundation in the most recent years, or those who have specifically requested it. If you do not receive a paper version and are interested in viewing this report; you can request a paper copy by contacting our office at 573-324-2111.
Thank you for your continued support!
Melaney Mathis, Chairman
Rhonda Stumbaugh, President
Download the Report Here: 2016 Foundation Annual Report
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
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