North Country Home Services honors staff
During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who provide health and supportive care in a patient’s home.
North Country Home Services staff of over 250 home care aides and nurses travel approximately 7,000 miles collectively each day to care for their patients in Franklin, Essex and Clinton counties. To honor their staff, North Country Home Services holds a celebration event at each of their four offices located in Malone, Saranac Lake (Tri-Lakes office), Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga.
Special tribute was given to staff who have been employed for 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 and 3 years.
Patti Sauvie, RN office manager, Tammy Rocque and Trinity Bushey, coordinators of North Country Home Services Tri-Lakes office, located in Saranac Lake, presided over festivities held on Dec. 13, celebrating the 24 aides who care for patients in Southern Franklin County, Essex County and surrounding area.
Sauvie credits the Home Care Aides as being an amazing, dedicated and caring group of caregivers saying, “our aides provide care to their patients with respect and compassion helping to enrich the lives they touch”.
CEO Rebecca Leahy described North Country Home Services aides and nurses as “heroic caregivers who drive rural, isolated and often mountainous back roads to ensure their patients receive the care they need to remain safe and well in their homes.”
She describes the home care aides as being the “boots on the ground” that support the entire home health care system; because without the aides many patients would not be able to remain in their homes as they age or suffer from illnesses or disabilities. Home Care Aides play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the North Country.
“North Country Home Services’ mission is to provide the care and supportive services needed to help seniors and the chronically ill and disabled remain independent at home and it is our privilege to recognize and thank the staff who make that possible,” Leahy said.