Home Care/Hospice Month

Atmore City Council members approved, and Mayor Jim Staff signed a proclamation during the November 27 council meeting designating November as Home Care & Hospice Month in the city. Present for the proclamation were, from left, Atmore Community Home Care Account Executive Roneka Gamble, Scheduler Meranda Williamson, Director Karen Carmichael, Mayor Staff, Patient Care Manager Breanne Baker, Patient Care Manager Laura Franklin. See proclamation below.



Whereas home care services provide high quality and compassionate health care services to more than five million Americans annually, especially in times of community or personal health care crisis; and 

Whereas 90 percent of Americans want to age in place, and home care is the preferred method of health care delivery among the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill individuals eager to live independently in their own homes as long as they possibly can;

Whereas home care services allow families to stay together, and provide for greater health, dignity and comfort in our communities; and

Whereas home care in the U.S. is a growing alternative to hospitalization or other institution-based forms of health care to acute and chronic illnesses, providing care to millions of Americans each year; and

Whereas two million everyday heroes — including home care nurses, therapists, and aides — will travel almost a billion miles to deliver care and work tirelessly to provide professional support to millions of Americans in need of quality health

services; and

Whereas these dedicated home care professionals and volunteers form a support network that continues to play a vital role in health care delivery for our nation’s disabled, infirm, and aging population; and

Whereas, Atmore Community Home Care, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and thousands of home care agencies across the U.S. have declared the month of November as National Home Care & Hospice Month and are calling on all Americans to observe these occasions with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that I, Jim Staff, Mayor, do hereby proclaim November as National Home Care & Hospice Month in Atmore, AL and encourage the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about the home care and hospice concepts of care for the elderly, disabled, and infirm.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.

Mayor Jim Staff