Spectrum Honors ‘Notable Caregivers’

LONGMEADOW — Spectrum Home Health Care, a component of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS), recently honored six of its employees, nominated by clients and their families for their dedication to personalized care.
The “Notable Caregivers” tribute was part of the home health agency’s celebration of National Home Care Month.

Home health nurses, rehabilitation professionals, and home health aides honored were Greg Condon, Martha Carter, Daphne Calkins, Sue Loura, Donna Racette, and Ava Wills. They and their nominators, along with the staff of Spectrum and JGS, were on hand for the ceremonies.

Elise Ungar, executive vice president of Spectrum, described those honored as ‘quiet heroes.’ “Home health care is without a doubt a fundamental building block of America’s long term care solutions — the heart of American health care,” she said. “These quiet heroes of health care often bring not only nursing, therapy, and other services, but also their caring friendship and love of others — our families, friends, and neighbors.”

Spectrum is a not-for-profit agency serving Greater Springfield. Its services include skilled nursing care, including specialized IV therapy, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy, medical social services, home health aide support, personal care assistance, and homemaking services.

The agency has received accreditation with commendation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).