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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 21, 2015
Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice
Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice receives Deficiency-Free Home Health Survey from Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Shirley, MA January 21, 2015 — Karen Bernhardt, BSRN, MA, Administrator is proud to announce the agency received a deficiency-free survey by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The survey was held this past week in our Shirley office and consisted of a review of all facets of the operation including documentation review, observation of care and services provided, interviews and joint visits with staff, patients and families. Ms. Bernhardt stated, “This is a great accomplishment and we are extremely proud of the entire staff for their hard work and dedication.” The Agency has a history of excellence in the provision of care, however it is very rewarding when our quality of patient care and compassion are validated. Special thanks to all of our wonderful Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Medical Social Workers, and Home Care Aides.
Patients have a choice in Home care agencies and we consider it a privilege to serve our local communities for over 84 years. Please ask for Your local Home Health and Hospice agency by name, Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice. For more information regarding our services offered to the communities call 1- 800-698-3307.
Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice (NNS&H) operates under the auspices of Nashoba Associated Boards of Health (NABH), a Regional Health Department established in 1931.
The agency currently provides public health services to fifteen member communities in North Central Massachusetts: Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, and Townsend.
The agency’s mission is to provide high-quality home health, hospice and public health services to member communities in a cost-effective manner. The NABH also provides environmental and dental health services.
Public health provides communicable disease investigation and follow-up, health promotion visits, health educational programs, maternal child health services, and a variety of clinic and support programs such as well adult clinics and immunization programs to assist our communities to promote health/wellness and prevent disease.
The NNS&H staff provides the following services: Nursing, Physical-Occupational-Speech Therapies, Medical Social Services, Nutrition Services, and Home Care Aides. The hospice program offers additional services including spiritual counseling, bereavement services and volunteers.
In providing the above services, the agency has long established cooperative networks within the communities. The agency works with many hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehab facilities, town boards, schools (private and public), nursery schools, council on aging, home care corporations, industries, and other health care providers. The agency has a proud tradition and reputation for high quality services, creativity and cooperation.
For more information regarding the services provided call 1- 800-698-3307.
Friends Non-Profit Group Formed
Shirley, MA - The Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice (Friends of NNS&H) is a non-profit volunteer group newly formed to provide assistance to Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice (NNS&H). Over the years, health care reimbursements to home health and hospice providers have been deeply reduced. NNS&H provides high quality home health services, such as nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, social work and homecare aides to their homebound patients. Spiritual, volunteer and bereavement services are also provided to their hospice patients and families.
The purpose of the non-profit Friends of NNS&H is to provide financial assistance to supplement and promote the activities of the NNSH&H, provide direct charitable assistance to indigent persons in need of nursing and hospice services, and to assist in the development of programs for the extension and improvement of their services and resources.
The Friends group is actively seeking individual and community support by asking you to become a “Friend” of the Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice. If you would like to help out, remember that no donation is too small or too large and it is tax deductible. You may mail your donation directly to Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, Two Shaker Rd., D-225, Shirley, MA 01464. Checks can be made out to Friends of NNS&H. If you need further information about the Friends, please call 978-425-6675.
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