Home Care Alliance of MA Celebrates National Nurses Week

Organization Looks to Recognize Contingent of Nurses in the Community

Boston, MA, May 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is pleased to join organizations and medical providers from across the United States in recognizing the country’s 2.4 million active registered nurses for National Nurses Week.

Celebrated on May 6-12 every year, National Nurses Week is intended to raise public awareness of the value of nursing and to help educate the public about the vital roles registered nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. The Home Care Alliance would like to especially draw attention to the tens of thousands of visiting nurses who, along with home health aides, therapists and medical social workers, helped provide more than 3 million home visits to patients in Massachusetts last year.

“Though their work can be less visible than their peers in other settings, these home health nurses are helping to keep patients independent in their homes and communities at a cost-savings to the health system,” said Home Care Alliance Executive Director Patricia Kelleher. “Because they deliver care in a one-to-one setting, home health nurses develop very close relationships with their patients and their families. Helping these families stay together is a part of why nurses choose home health.”

About the Home Care Alliance:
With a mission to unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home, the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is a non-profit trade association and advocacy group providing representation, education, communication, advocacy and – ultimately – a voice for the state’s home health industry. Founded in 1969, the Alliance is celebrating its 40th year in existence. To find out more, visit www.thinkhomecare.org.

Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
James Fuccione