Care From The Heart In-Home Services Inc. Launches Initiative to Go Green

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By embracing clean technology, Care From the Heart In-Home Service is excited to announce to our community plans to significantly cut down on waste.

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We encourage local businesses in our community to ‘go green’ by considering changes to their daily operations; as well as educating their clients and staff on the advantages of responsible stewardship.

Jackie Tucker of, Care From The Heart - In Home Care Services Inc., was inspired by her daughter to bring environmental consciousness to her field of in-home medical care. “We encourage local businesses in our community to ‘go green’ by considering changes to their daily operations; as well as educating their clients and staff on the advantages of responsible stewardship” said Tucker, the co-owner of Care from the Heart.

Care From The Heart is slated to be named a, Certified Green Business, by the City of Santa Cruz for going above and beyond regulatory requirements to prevent pollution and conserve resources.

The main step stemmed from their commitment to using tablets instead of paper to chart patient notes and care assessments. One tablet in use for three years replaces over 6,000 pounds of carbon-consuming and landfill-polluting garbage. On average, individuals and businesses go through 2,000 pounds of books, newspapers and other paper goods annually.

Another practice undertaken by Care From The Heart, involves disposing of expired and unused medications in an environmentally-friendly manner. Instead of flushing medicines down the toilet where they could contaminate local water supplies and marine ecosystems, Tucker has arranged to use explicitly marked waste containers intended only for these materials. In doing so this avoids the possibility of mixture with other garbage or other recycled products.

Mrs. Tucker hopes that her commitment to being more environmentally conscious will resonate with other Californians, who are seen as leading the green movement in the United States.

About Care From The Heart - In Home Services, Inc.
Care From the Heart is family-owned and operated. Its services include specialized dementia care, pre- and post-operative care, cancer care support, transportation, personal hygiene, meal assistance, bed, toilet and wheelchair transfer assistance and more. For more information, please call (831) 476-8316, or visit http://www.carefromtheheart.net. Care From The Heart - In Home Services, Inc. is located at 3141 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.

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