Julie Howe is a #HomeCareHero. Read her story.
#HomeCareHeroes like Julie Howe are the eyes and ears for potential environmental health or safety risks in a patient’s home.
Julie, an assessment clinician for Rochester Regional Lifetime Care, was performing an evaluation and smelled gas. Both the patient and their caregivers did not smell the odor. The patient and family did not feel it was a big deal.
Julie took the patient for a walk outside the apartment and, upon returning, the patient acknowledged the odor and Julie was able to convince the patient and caregiver of the safety risk. She helped facilitate a call to 911 and to the local gas company which discovered two gas leaks that were repaired later the same day. The patient and family were extremely thankful.
Julie Howe is a #homecarehero who assesses and evaluates her patients on a daily basis. These skills keep her attuned to all potential risks in a patient’s home environment some of them dangerous and potentially life threatening so they can be addressed immediately.