Caregiver from Professional HealthCare at Home Rescues Patient from Burning Home in Fremont, California

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Anita Atienza, an employee of Professional HealthCare at Home in Northern California, was recently commended by Fire Chief Bruce Martin of the City of Fremont for her bravery and assistance with her patient after a fire had broken out in the patient's home.

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Anita Atienza, an employee of Professional HealthCare at Home, a leading provider of home nursing, rehabilitation therapy and personal caregiver services in Northern California, was recently recognized by Fire Chief Bruce Martin of the City of Fremont, commending her bravery and assistance with her patient. On April 27, 2009, a fire had broken out in the patient's home while Atienza was on duty. Not only did she remove burning items from the closet to the exterior of the house, but she returned inside under smoky conditions to remove her disabled patient to safety, before quickly contacting emergency services. Her actions prevented the fire from spreading into something much larger, and saved the patient from severe smoke exposure and injuries.

According to Atienza, "The day after the fire, the family was so happy they gave me lots of flowers and the biggest box of chocolates I ever saw."

The company's CEO, John Griscavage, also thanked Atienza for her efforts and commitment. "She is a great example of how we serve our patients and community," he states. All of the company's skilled nursing professionals, rehabilitation therapists, home health aides and personal caregivers are trained in emergency procedures as a fundamental part of their care duties, with ongoing training updates. "The home environment presents many potential hazards," continues Griscavage. "Our company is committed to the highest level of safety and comfort for clients and employees."

Professional HealthCare at Home is a full service agency offering both medical and non-medical home care to families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Its service area includes San Francisco as well as cities throughout Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Solano County. Its Victorian Home Care division serves Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, and its Haven HealthCare division serves counties within the Salt Lake City, Utah region. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, post-hospital rehabilitation, extended nursing care, wound care, home health aides, medical social workers, medication management, senior care and hospice care. Home caregivers and personal care assistants provide help with activities of daily living, eldercare, transportation and companionship. Information is available at http://www.professionalhc.com.

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