POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved a proclamation on Thursday in recognition of National Home Care, Hospice Palliative Care Month.
Representatives from Holzer Hospice and Home Care, Sara Gore, Amanda Johnson, Samantha Blain and Vicki Nottingham were in attendance for the proclamation.
Gore, a community educator for Holzer Home Care, told the commissioners that the Home Care program serves individuals in several counties in southern Ohio, as well as Mason County, West Virginia. The hospice program serves counties in southern Ohio, working hand-in-hand with the home care program.
According to the proclamation, hospice and palliative care help people to live as fully as possible in a home environment despite serious and life-limiting illness. The proclamation also states that hospice saves Medicare more than $2 billion by providing solutions for physicians, comfort to families and care to patients. More than 1.65 million Americans live with life-limiting illness a year, with more than 450,000 trained volunteers contributing 21 million hours of service to home care and hospice annually.
Each November is recognized as National Home Care, Hospice Palliative Care month.
In other business, the commissioners approved a contract renewal with Highland County to house prisoners at a rate of $55 per day.
An additional $5,000 was appropriated for the Meigs County Common Pleas Court, Public Defender line item.
Payments were approved in the amount of $9,786.20 from the sheriff’s office to Holzer. A payment in the amount of $6,724.72 from Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services was approved to Meigs Carpet and Decorating Center.
Bills were approved in the amount of $258,035.67, with $28,424.53 from the county general fund.
The commissioners meet at 11 a.m. each Thursday.