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Ugly Sweaters Make Life Safer for Home Care Patients

Nov 26, 2017 03:53PM ● By Digital Media Director
Mercy Home Care hosted an ugly sweater sales event in in November to raise funds for safety equipment in the homes of needy patients.

Bath benches, grab bars, hand railings and other safety equipment can often make the difference between a patient being able to stay in her home safely and independently or having to move. 

"We often have patients who need safety devices/equipment but have no way of paying for them,” says event organizer Wendy Beavers. “Sometimes there is no family or no insurance coverage or the patient has very minimal income. Mercy Home Care does not want these barriers to prevent our patients from remaining safe in their home environment."

Several different areas groups helped provide and/or design more than 170 “ugly” sweaters for the sale, including the Siouxland Crafters Club, the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, Struck, Sioux City Fence, Casey Greer and others. 

The sale will run again December 4-5 in Mercy’s South Lobby.