May 6, 2015 — As part of its celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6 -12, 2015, HCR Home Care is issuing placemats with information about nurses along with health tips for the summer.
HCR, a leading in-home health care provider, is distributing approximately 2,000 of the placemats to community centers, elder housing facilities and county offices for the Aging in the local communities it serves across New York state.
On the placemat, HCR provides the following tips for people to enjoy the summer months:
• Wear shoes with rubber grips to prevent falls
• Apply sunscreen, even if the sun doesn’t seem very bright
• Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
• Consult a physician or HCR nurse before beginning any new physical activities
The company also includes a statement about why people should pay tribute to nurses: “At the front line of medical care, nurses play a key role in advocating for the health and well-being of their patients ... Nurses work tirelessly, logging long hours to ensure their patients receive the quality care they deserve.”
National Nurses Week celebrates the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients and acknowledges the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice and profession.
Founded in 1978, HCR Home Care (hcrhealth.com) is a leading provider of home health services to patients, physicians and other health care professionals across New York state. The company’s quality and services are routinely recognized nationally and statewide, including being named a Top 100 agency by HomeCare Elite™ and receiving the Rochester Business Ethics Award. HCR is certified and approved for Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., the company currently operates in 19 counties across the Catskill, Central New York, Finger Lakes and North Country regions.