AccentCare Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Showing compassion for compassionate employees

AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare, has raised over $56,000 to help employee victims of Hurricane Harvey. Their Texas offices, operating under the name of Texas Home Health, employ almost 6,000 people in Houston and other storm-affected areas of Beaumont, Brenham, College Station, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Victoria and Wharton.

While all offices remain open and continue to care for patients and clients, many employees were personally affected by the hurricane. Nonetheless, all put their personal losses aside to focus on the care of those on their home health, hospice or personal care services. Whether out of their homes, in hotel rooms or from the central call center in Ontario, California, they reached out and connected everywhere they could to help ensure that those professionally depending on them were safe and received the care needed.

“The leadership, caring and dedication of our office directors and staff was amazing,” said Steve Rodgers, CEO of AccentCare. “They are our heroes and deserve our thanks. We want to show them that we are dedicated to getting our peoples’ lives back together, and in doing, that we will not only impact their lives, but allow them to better help the lives of the patients and clients we serve.”

So the company has set out to do just that. Employees have donated over $26,000, matched by the company for a current total of $52,000, to their non-profit organization, the AccentCare Employee Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to employees who suffer financial hardship due to circumstances beyond their control, such as natural disasters. In addition, employees can donate paid-time-off days to those needing extra time off for hurricane recovery activities.

AccentCare employees in Austin, Dallas and McKinney, Texas, also donated truckloads of food and supplies. Executive leaders of the company personally drove trucks, loaded by employees, to affected office locations on September 6-7 to show their support.

Some of AccentCare’s strategic partners have also made cash and supply contributions equaling more than $4,000.

“We are very grateful to our strategic partners for their support,” said Greg Sheff, Chief Medical Officer. “That speaks volumes about their character and our relationship.”

To donate to the AccentCare Employee Assistance Fund, visit https://www.gofundme.com/accentcare-employee-assistance-fund.

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About AccentCare
AccentCare, Inc., is a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare as well as specialized care management prior to acute episodes. Its wide variety of innovative services ranges from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice and care management. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has 20,000 compassionate professionals in over 140 locations across 11 states with regional brands including AccentCare, AccentCare of New York, Alliance For Health, Sta-Home, Texas Home Health and Guardian Home Health & Hospice. Its mission is to deliver consistently exceptional care for its expanding list of clients/patients and their families.

AccentCare is committed to improving the quality of living for 90,000 individuals each year. Its approach to care consistently exceeds the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care and quality performance. Among its distinctions, AccentCare has a four-star average quality rating for home health, with many of its offices holding HomeCare Elite distinctions and its hospice locations holding CHAP accreditations, many with designations from the We Honor Veterans program. For more information visit:
accentcare.com

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