BALLINGER – When it comes to one on one patient care, Ballinger Home Health & Hospice are front and center in Runnels County and has been selected as business of the month by the Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce.

BALLINGER – When it comes to one on one patient care, Ballinger Home Health & Hospice are front and center in Runnels County and has been selected as business of the month by the Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce.

Carol Jennings and Shirley Tekell established Ballinger Home Health, Inc. in 1985. It was formed with the intent to provide home health services with rapid response to client needs, as the nearest agencies were 40-60 miles away. As the end of life care began to emerge, and observing other hospice response times, the need for a local hospice was soon realized. Hospice of Ballinger was formed in 2007.

Michelle Aguilera and David Cowart purchased the company in 2012 and strive to improve and enhance the personal care received by each and every customer.

The mission of Ballinger Home Health is to provide safe, effective, and high-quality health care services, under medical direction, to clients in their residences.

“We believe that the home is a place of service with unique opportunities which allow for accessibility, affordability, and availability to the client family. Our holistic approach focuses on the client and the client’s family to ensure optimal quality of life for all involved.” Aguilera said. “There is no job too big or too small.”

Aguilera stressed that BHHH covers areas that areas that other organizations do not serve. Ballinger Home Health & Hospice covers seven counties including Runnels, parts of Taylor, Concho, Coke, Tom Green, Nolan and Coleman counties.

“We work closely with both local nursing homes and hospitals,” Aguilera said.

Currently, BHHH employs five registered nurses, six licensed vocational nurses, seven CNA’s one physical therapist and one occupational therapist along with three administrative assistants and one office administrator, marketing director and hospice chaplain.

“It is a lot of fun and very rewarding,” said Whitney Medina, director of nursing.

Bobby Broyles serves as the marketing director and serves as hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor of the organization.

Clients sing the praises of BHHH.

“Kimberly Cain has an approach to making the therapy interesting and helpful. I’m thankful Aubrey has her to help him meet the goals he needs. They laugh, even sing while dong these helpful exercises,” Patsy Faubian of Ballinger said.

“Kimberly helps my mom too,” said Melissa Faubion. “She has to travel quite a way out there but is such a sweetheart. Mom enjoys her visits, and has been able to stay at home with her and the nurse’s care. We love Kimberly!”

“I appreciate everything you all did in caring for my mother, especially during her final days and hours,” Steve G. said. “The nurse’s stood by my side and made sure I was okay, and I just really appreciate that.”