Then & Now - 41 Years of Caring for Local Residents
A vision of caring for people that was started by eight nurses and numerous community leaders 41 years ago continues today through the passion of a new generation of nurses, medical social workers, therapists, and support team. Two of the eight nurses, Imogene Canan and Joy Carlson recalled how the organization started. “We kept talking about the need in our community for patients to recover at home,” said Carlson. “We were very determined.”
Today, Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice operates nine programs: home care, hospice, REAL Services, Help Center (locally-raised funds to defray patient and family expenses), medication and dental assistance, Kid’s Smile Kosciusko, Lifeline and private duty care. A large portion of its funding comes from the K21 Health Foundation, United Way of Kosciusko County, county support, and local donations.