INDIANAPOLIS — Around 200 patients in Marion and surrounding counties currently receive care from Home Services Unlimited in the comfort of their own home.
But right now, leaders with the company said because of the coronavirus pandemic they need to fill several positions.
From monitoring vital signs to caring for wounds, or just performing day-to-day personal care, nurses, therapists and personal care attendants with Home Services Unlimited help their patients in a variety of different ways.
"Helping people get better," Mary Ryker Hernandez, of Home Services Unlimited, said. "That's what nurses are about, improving people and helping people live the best life they can."
"We have a lot of patients recovering from strokes, heart attacks," Todd Stallings, of Health Services Unlimited, said. "Those things don't go away because we're having a COVID crisis."
As the pandemic continues, the company needs to be able to serve even more patients who come home from the hospital. But due to employees losing childcare or having to quarantine, they are short-staffed.
"We just got our first COVID positive patient the other day," Stallings said. "We don't know how many we will get but most of our patients have been moved out of the hospital to make room for those COVID patients."
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In order to be prepared, the company needs to hire nurses and home health aides to help even more patients.
"People are safer in their homes," Stallings said. "So once they get home they don't have to worry about exposure from folks coming in and out of the room and going from patient to patient, but it takes a lot more staff to see thos people because they are spread out over the county."
Like hospital workers, HSU employees have personal protective equipment and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to stay safe and healthy.
The company was to encourage nurses to apply who are retired or who have let their licenses expire. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order allowing these healthcare workers to come back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.