“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.
WE ARE SO EXCITED! (5.16.19)
We have teamed up with the Missouri Veterans Commission & the Disabled Veterans Outreach program to bring more resources TO YOU! Tuesday, June 18th from 9am - 3pm we will have representatives from these amazing organizations here in our office! You can benefit from these if you are:
- unsure if you are utilizing all the benefits you're entitled to
- a disabled veteran seeking employment
- in need of assistance applying for veteran benefits
- simply wanting more information on veteran resources
CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
Tuesday, June 18th from 9am - 3pm
John Simpson, Veterans Service Officer: 573-248-2550
Download the Flyer: Missouri Veterans Commission in Pike County
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MEASLES
Measles is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases; approximately 9 out of 10 susceptible persons with close contact to a measles patient will develop measles. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Measles virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before until 4 days after the rash appears.
Download the article here: A.5.13.19 What to know about measles
We have options free to the public for those living with diabetes. We offer a counseling program and support groups! Download the Diabetes Management Flyer here
The Spring Edition of the WIC Newsletter is now available!
Read the full newsletter here: Spring 2019 WIC Newsletter
Now accepting registrations for Safe Sitter and Safe@Home Classes!
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES.
Call 573-324-2111 to register or email email@example.com
Safe Sitter: June 6, June 26, July 9, July 17 ($35.00 fee) Download the flyer: Safe Sitter 2019
Safe@Home: May 11, June 8 ($15.00 fee) Download the flyer: Safe@Home 2019
Learn more about these classes here.
The Pike County Health Department has recently received confirmed cases of pertussis in the county and is urging residents to be aware and cautious especially when caring for young infants.
Download the full article here: Striving to decrease the spread of pertussis
Spring School Shot Clinics have been scheduled! Download the flyer below, or view it along with other valuable immunization information by clicking here. You can also follow our event page on facebook here.
Our Maternal & Child Health Program invites our community professionals to join our Family Focus group. Download the full flyer here: Family Focus flyer
What are food permits and how are they helping to keep you safe? Read the full article from our Environmentalist and Emergency Planner, Stefanie Davis here: Food Safety and Permits
Over the next three months Pike County Memorial Hospital will be updating their past Pike County, Missouri Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Your feedback and suggestions regarding current community health are very important to collect in order to complete our comprehensive 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan.
To accomplish this work, a short online survey has been developed:
All responses are confidential. Thank you in advance for your time and support in participating with this important request. Please complete CHNA Wave #3 online survey by Friday, March 8, 2019.
March/April PCHD News is hot off the press!
View/Print the newsletter here: 3 Mar.Apr. - 2019 PCHD News
DHSS recommends catch up vaccinations - February 2019
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2020 GALA!
9th Annual Valentine Gala is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Follow our facebook event to find out how to reserve your table, keep up with raffles (no need to be present to win!) and more!
JANUARY IS NATIONAL RADON ACTION MONTH!
Did you know we can help you register for a FREE Radon Test Kit?! Find out more by calling our Environmentalist, Stefanie Davis 573-324-2111 ext 113 , or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the flyer here: January is National Radon Action Month
WIC QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
You don't want to miss out on this! If you are a WIC client or not this newsletter is packed full of great information! Expect to see it quarterly, if you are interested in being the FIRST to know about WIC and PCHD news, be sure to sign up for our e-mail news blast by contacting us today or subscribing online!
SHE WILL BRING THE SNACKS!!!!!!!!!
"Table Talk with Tracy" is our new and fun way to get the word out about the ga-zillion services our agency has to offer! Now we need YOUR help to make it happen! If you are a business owner, we are asking to come to you, for as little or as long as you want, we will bring SNACKS! Help us help our community by being available to answer questions or give informal presentations on one or all of our services! We will bring resources, other goodies, and oh yea…. SNACKS!!!! We want to talk to your employees, your customers, everyone! We will bring the table, Tracy will talk.... and did we mention WE WILL BRING SNACKS?! Contact Tracy today to schedule a date and time! 573-324-2111 ext 140, email@example.com
Download the flyer here: Table Talk with Tracy
Now accepting applications for the 2019 Home Care & Hospice Foundation Nursing Scholarship
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. The Home Care & Hospice Foundation knows that our amazing nurses are the backbone of Pike County Hospice, and they want to entice more compassionate individuals to pursue nursing and help change the lives of our community members. It’s a very rewarding career, both monetarily and emotionally. Making a difference in people’s lives and making them smile is not something that you can achieve in any career. As a nurse, you’ll make a huge difference in people’s lives. A caring and compassionate nurse is considered as a guardian angel by patients. This can be a very satisfying and gratifying career for the compassionate.
Download the Flyer here: Nursing Scholarship 2019
Download the Application with a full list of criteria here: Nursing Scholarship Application 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 12th, 2019
January/February PCHD News is hot off the press!
View/Print the newsletter here: 1 Jan.Feb. - 2019 PCHD News
The Home Care & Hospice Foundation is excited to release the 2017 Annual Report.
View the report here: 2017 Foundation Annual Report. You may also request the official paper report by contacting Jennifer Schumacher at 573-324-2111.
Pike County Health Department is excited to announce that with the partnership of Clarity Behavioral Health
We are now able to offer Tele-Psych services at our agency! Download the flyer here: Clarity Healthcare Telepsych
COLORING FOR A CAUSE
This idea was to get the children and the community involved in helping us brighten the days of our Home Health & Hospice patients. 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 (2.14.18)
Interested in becoming a Pike County Hospice Volunteer? Contact our office for more information 573-324-2111. Find out more here: https://pikecountyhospice.com/volunteers/>
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