Pat Northrup is a #HomeCareHero. Read her story.
Pat Northrup is a specialist on the Cardiac Care team at Lifetime Care-Rochester Regional Home Care in Rochester NY who took the lead in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
The pandemic posed many challenges for all health care providers. PPE mandates and other practice guidance changed rapidly. Pat stepped up and managed the first patient in the area who transitioned from hospital-based care to home health care.
From the outset, she established standards of excellence while maintaining the health and safety of the patient, their family and home care staff members. Her commitment, willingness and experience guided the care of this patient and helped the agency outline lasting care-planning and best-practice standards.
She provides first-class patient care and education in a straight-forward approach. Her sense of humor puts patients at ease, so they can better absorb information, learn yo care for themselves and protect their loved ones while remaining encouraged and calm during their recovery period.
Pat continues to provide exceptional care to patients who have significant cardiac issues either predating this diagnosis or as a result of contracting COVID-19, making her a #HomeCareHero.