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Celebrating National Homecare Month


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Good Samaritan Society Home Care of Preston is happy to be celebrating in the month of November not only National Homecare month, but also the ongoing 20 year celebration of their existence. This service which was somewhat unique in 1994 is more the norm in 2014. People are living longer and staying in their own home longer with the help of our services. Those services include: skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, home health aides, telehealth, automated medication dispensers and personal emergency response systems. With all these tools, services can be tailored to meet individual needs. Good Samaritan Society Home Care is Medicare certified, Medicaid licensed, as well as accepting many forms of insurance, VA benefits and private payment. Often people don’t realize that even though the agency is located in Preston services span east to Houston and Southern Winona counties, southern Olmsted and west to Mower, Freeborn and Worth and Mitchell counties in Iowa.

Several staff, including two home health aides and three nurses, have 15 plus years of experience with the agency. Our dedicated staff are the reason for the 20 years of success that Good Samaritan Society Homecare has experienced. The Good Samaritan Society is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care services in the U.S. Services include skilled nursing, senior living communities and homecare agencies. The corporation knows that Homecare is a key factor in meeting needs of the aging seniors and works to stay on top of the latest technology. Seniors are becoming more mobile so the use of touch screen telehealth, and go-safe emergency response systems providing fall detection at home and away from home for those on the go.

Homecare for southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa is located at 200 St Paul Street in Preston, Minn. For more information on the Good Samaritan Home Care program and services, visit www.good-sam.com or call (507) 765-2700.

Simply dial 2-1-1. Get connected, get answers

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Great Rivers 2-1-1 Always Here for Support The winter holiday season in the Midwest is a truly beautiful time as communities put up their lights and decorations and the snow creates lovely winter scenes. For most people this is a time of exciteme ..... 
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Walk-in flu shot and mist clinic

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health director Lantha Stevens notes, “Now is still a great time to get a flu shot or flu mist to protect you and your family from illness this winter. Anyone over age six months can get vaccinated for the flu and it is one ..... 
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Flu shots and mist available

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months obtain a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it offered. This is especially true for people who care for children under age six months and people ..... 
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Goal exceeded by four at Harmony blood drive

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Thank you to all the donors who contributed to the success of the bloodmobile held in Harmony on September 23, 2014. Our goal for the day was 38, and with 44 donors presenting (including one first-time donor), we succeeded in collecting 42 units. ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on September 23

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Please note that this drive ends an hour earlier than normal. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, ..... 
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MNsure announces outreach and enrollment grant recipients

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced the 28 recipients of MNsure’s outreach and enrollment grants. Grantees include respected community organizations from across Minnesota. “This year’s grants program is coordinated, comprehensive and designed ..... 
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ACT on Alzheimer’s Community Forum to be held

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

ACT on Alzheimer’s Community Forum to be held Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm, the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee is hosting a meeting in the Community Room at Clara House (formerly Heritage Grove). All are invited to come hear about Al ..... 
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American Red Cross encourages blood donations

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors w ..... 
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