“It’s a bit of a roller coaster of emotions…. She hasn't moved in 62 years!”
Kathy Korey’s mom, Barb Zalinko, recently moved from her home into a seniors’ living complex.
“It is because of the wonderful organization of healthcare professionals that Mom has been able to remain in her home until now - thank you to everyone,” Kathy continued in a note sent to the Regina Primary Health Care team.
Colleen Howe, an assessor coordinator with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), along with physical therapist Krishna Vegunta and occupational therapist Cathy Haney, received these words of thanks from Kathy and her family amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Supporting people to stay healthy in their homes is what primary health care is all about,” said Sue Pitura, a Director of Primary Health Care in Regina. “Our team wrapped service and support around Barb to assist her in maintaining independence and health in her own home, the place she feels the most comfortable, until she needed more care.”
Colleen, Krishna and Cathy don’t do it alone. An entire team of care providers work together every day to help clients just like Barb. Nurses, continuing care aids, therapists, paramedics, nurse practitioners and assessor coordinators share the load, each bringing a unique and valuable to skill to each client, and their families.
“On behalf of Mom and her family, we would like to thank you … for all of your support, guidance and care that you provided over the years…. You definitely put the ‘care’ into Homecare - thank you,” Kathy concluded.
Colleen Howe and Krishna Vagunta