LONGVIEW, Wash., December 2, 2015— The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund recently granted $3,500 to Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) for medical equipment. Weyerhaeuser funded nearly $155,000 to community projects in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Columbia counties this year. For Community, the grant will go towards the purchase of one Ultrasound/Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) combination unit that will benefit home health patients in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon.
Ultrasound/EMS technology helps patients who have suffered from trauma (due to motor vehicle accidents, falls and surgery) and stroke. Patients with these conditions experience impaired strength and mobility causing them to be homebound and reliant on others to meet their daily needs. The units help them heal quicker through high frequency sound waves that are absorbed by connective tissue.
“Trauma and stroke patients will experience quicker healing, decreased pain, and relief of tension in treated areas,” said Community Home Health Vice President Randy Dalton, RN. “We are so grateful to Weyerhaeuser and their support of our patients. They are really making a difference in the quality of care Community is able to provide. Our goal is to keep patients independent and healthy while in our care to improve the quality of their life for as long as possible.”
Community President & CEO Greg Pang was delighted with the grant news, “The support Community receives from Weyerhaeuser allows us to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. Each dollar allows us to do a better job serving our community and we couldn’t be more grateful.”