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Care Connection thrift store continues to support hospice

Since first opening in January 2008, the Care Connection thrift store in Glencoe continues to support hospice services in McLeod County with the help of many, many volunteers.
“All profits generated from thrift store sales are used to help defray cost for home care and hospice clients,” Pam Ainslie, hospice volunteer coordinator, said. “Because of the many, many volunteers who give so generously of their time we are able to help hospice clients.”
Ainslie said the store opened through “ConnectCare,” a nonprofit home care agency that offered a broad range of professional health care services brought to clients in their homes. On Jan. 1, 2013, ConnectCare joined Allina Health Home Care Services, also a nonprofit organization, to continue to provide services as a home care and hospice agency.
“Current reimbursement from Medicare, medical assistance and other insurance does not cover the total cost of quality home care and hospice service. Extra home health aide visits to clients, musician visits, bereavement follow-up calls, volunteer visits, grief mailings and booklets, and community grief support groups offered by Allina are not covered by insurance,” Ainslie said.
She said with the continued low insurance reimbursement rates, donations are extremely important. “They allow us to improve the quality of life for persons in their last stages of a terminal illness and their loved ones following a loss.
“It is truly the volunteers who give their time, as well as individual donations, monetary or otherwise, that keep these valuable services available to people in Glencoe, Hutchinson and the surrounding communities,” Ainslie said.

For more, see the Oct. 29 print edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.