Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice has been serving central Kansas families since 1979 and thanks to its relatively new relationship with Centura Health, even more resources are available to enhance people’s lives, GBHH&H Director Donita Wolf said.
“Centura is a wonderful resource for continuing education and technology improvements,” Wolf explained. “They are also helping our professional staff members become even more efficient as we care for patients and their loved ones.”
Wolf wanted to share this information with the community in conjunction with two special observances in November. This is National Home Care and Hospice Month, as well as National Hospice/Palliative Care Month.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to inform people about our faith-based services, which Centura is taking to the next level,” Wolf said. “It is one of the largest home health/hospice organizations in Colorado and has new relationships in Kansas. They are experts in the field and are bringing their expertise to us.”
Wolf noted that hospice services can be offered in a number of locations including the patient’s home, a nursing home, assisted-living facility or another private residence.
“We want to suggest options to families because their comfort is the basis of everything we do,” Wolf said. “When they can choose what is best for their circumstances, they will have a little peace of mind during a difficult time.”
GBHH&H, which is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family, employs nurses who have an average of 23 years experience.
“These compassionate nurses provide quality care and are supported by our health-care aides, chaplains, social workers, clerical staff and volunteers. You couldn’t ask for a better team.”
This team approach, Wolf commented, is at the heart of its hospice services. Families and other caregivers are integral parts of the team that also includes the GBHH&H medical director and patients’ physicians.
“All of us help caregivers cope with the stress of the dying process,” Wolf said. “Hospice also provides bereavement support after the patient passes away.”
Home health covers a wide range of health-care services that allow patients to remain at home.
“It is especially gratifying to help people stay in the comfort of their own homes with our home-health support,” Wolf said. “Without such personal service, they may have to move across town or even to another area.”
St. Rose’s GBHH&H serves Barton, Pawnee, Rush and part of Stafford counties.
Centura Health connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.