Staff Adopts a Local Family for Christmas
Millions of children in America go without Christmas gifts because their parents simply cannot afford them. Financial and emotional stress dampen the Christmas cheer. A single mother with six children from Miamisburg was one of the many families facing this same distress. That was until Graceworks at Home stepped in! The family has a personal connection to Graceworks. The mother is too humble to ask for help, but our employees knew the family would not have Christmas this year due to an unexpected financial crisis. What little money they did have would have to go toward groceries.
During their annual holiday celebration, Graceworks at Home staff and their families were encouraged to bring a donation for the Miamisburg family. Everyone was very generous and giving! A van packed full of gifts including two bicycles, winter coats, gloves, hats, clothes and toys was taken to the family. The mother sent a beautiful thank you card saying all seven of them cried tears of happiness when they received their unexpected gifts. The family had a wonderful Christmas because of the thoughtful and caring staff of Graceworks at Home!
Graceworks at Home Named a Top Agency of the 2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite
Graceworks at Home has been named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part of the H3 Group.
“I am so proud of the staff members who have worked to achieve this status,” said Bonnie Smith, Graceworks at Home administrator. “The home care employees are seasoned professionals who demonstrate Faithful Caring tenets when giving quality care and outstanding customer service to each client.”
HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 8,818 agencies considered, 2,207 are recognized on the 2019 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.
“Congratulations to Graceworks at Home from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager for Decision Health. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”