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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Apr 28, 2010

For many people, home health care is an increasingly attractive option in their later years.

While many people delay entering long-term care for a number of reasons – cost, a feeling of loss of independence – there is that inevitable time when long-term care is the only option.

However, for those transitioning between total independence and other options such as independent living, assisted living or long-term care, home health care might be a great option.

Home health care addresses those two key issues – cost and the patient’s need for independence – and still provides needed services.

Beyond that, however, home health care is an option that will save both families and taxpayers a great deal of money. It’s also an affordable alternative for seniors participating in Medicare.

If you would like more information about home health-care options, contact Good Samaritan Society – Home Care director Robin Lock at 712-336-3412.

It’s a garden party

The Estherville Garden Club is starting a unique program this summer, the Yard of the Month.

From June through September, a different Estherville resident will have the privilege of having a sign placed in his or her lawn proclaiming the individual as the winner of the Yard of the Month award. Points will be awarded for general appearance, color in plantings, overall landscaping and other areas.

It’s a great idea and a great way to improve the overall attractiveness of Estherville.

It will be interesting to see what impact this friendly competition has on the community.