Auburn, Nebr. (August 19, 2020) – Nemaha County Hospital announced today that due to staffing shortages, it will be closing the doors of the Nemaha County Home Care department after nearly 20 years of service to the community. The closing date will be September 30, 2020.
Nemaha County Home Care became part of the hospital in the early 2000’s providing quality care within the homes of community members. Over the years it has become increasingly difficult to staff the Home Care positions with experienced care providers. For this reason the current Home Care staff recommended the department be closed. The remaining Home Care Staff will continue to be employed by Nemaha County Hospital, working within other areas of the hospital.
The decision to close our home health service was one we did not take lightly, but with some staff retiring and others transitioning to other departments, we realized that we can not continue to provide the quality of care that we demand and our home health patients deserve.
Nemaha County Hospital is taking every step to ensure that the current Home Care patients will still receive the quality care that they deserve. Patients will be given the contact information for the other Home Care Agencies that currently serve the community. Home Care staff will be available throughout the closure to assist patients with any help they may need.
The staff of Nemaha County Home Care wish to express their appreciation for the support from this community. It has been our privilege to provide care to our patients and that responsibility has been taken very seriously. Our goal was to provide our patients with the best care available. We have been awarded national honors that demonstrate achievement of that but, the relationships that have been developed with our patients and their families have been one of our greatest rewards. Again, our thanks for allowing us to be part of the community’s health care team.
About Nemaha County Hospital
Located in Auburn, Nebr., Nemaha County Hospital is a county-owned critical access hospital serving the Southeast Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri regional area. Nemaha County Hospital was named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.