Home is where the health is

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September 13, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Home health nurses Darla Ulrich, left, and Tessa Galemore sort through medications as Meredith Rogers watches. Rogers receives wound care services in her home. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

Home health nurses Tessa Galemore and Darla Ulrich sorted through Iolan Meredith Rogers? medications Thursday, making sure everything was in order for the days ahead.

They had just one more responsibility, though, before they could leave. Galemore reached into a bag of dog treats and asked Chopper, the family?s German shepherd, for a handshake in exchange for the morsel.

Giving treats to dogs isn?t an official part of the job description for home health nurses, but it?s an effective way to bond with patients and their family members.

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