HomeCare Southwest Employee Honored as Therapist of the Year
—Recognition is part of Home Care Association of Washington’s annual award process—
Southwest Washington Medical Center is pleased to recognize Cheryl Crispin, PT, as the HomeCare Association of Washington’s Therapist of the Year. Crispin was honored at a special HCAW luncheon in Seattle on April 7. The Home Care Association of Washington has been recognizing the heroes of home care for seventeen years.
Crispin was nominated by her manager, Mark Lehner, who states, "Cheryl is a great communicator and always focused on the best outcome for patients and how to get there. She consistently delivers the highest quality of care to her patients, while also balancing the challenges of being a parent, wife and citizen."
Crispin is a 13-year employee of HomeCare Southwest and a resident of Vancouver, Washington.
What is Home Care? The term "Home Care" encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living. Generally, home care is appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends.
HomeCare Southwest Whether you are being discharged from the hospital or being treated at home for an illness, learning how to manage a new medical condition, recuperating from surgery, or assisting a family member or friend with healthcare, HomeCare Southwest offers a number of helpful home-based services.
Nursing Care provided by registered nurses experienced in medical, surgical, general and psychiatric care.
Rehabilitation provided by physical, occupational, and speech therapists experienced in rehabilitation treatment, as well as home safety and adaptations.
Social Services provided by medical social workers who are experienced with treatment and resources to address personal issues resulting from your illness which impact your recovery or recuperation.
Home Health Aides who can do or assist with personal care and hygiene, such as bathing, shampooing, etc. Home health aides also can assist the nurse or therapist with treatments or exercises.