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Perham Memorial Home Care named top health care provider

Perham Memorial Home Care announced that it has been named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

This annual review identified the top 25 percent of agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measure in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance. Perham Memorial Home Care is the only home care agency based in the area that has received this honor in 2009. This is the second year in a row the home care agency has been named to the prestigious list of top home health care agencies.

"The 2009 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing their clients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Nancy Bueller, senior director of marketing communications at OCS Home Care. "We congratulate Perham Memorial Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."

Dan Peterson, Perham Memorial Home Care Director, credits this award to the dedication and care his staff members put into their work every day. "Caring for our clients in their homes is truly a privilege for us," says Peterson. "The skill and dedication of our home care professionals enable our neighbors to maintain the dignity and independence they treasure, while providing their families with the peace of mind that their loved one is being cared for."

The 2009 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2009 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2009 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

Perham Memorial Home Care is the oldest home care agency in Otter Tail County and is Joint Commission Accredited, state-licensed, and Medicare-certified. Perham Memorial Home Care is a team of medical experts that includes registered nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and home health aides, that work together with each client and his or her family. Together, they meet the health needs of people who are best served at home. Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to persons living within a 30-mile radius of Perham.

For more information on home care services, Perham Memorial Home Care can be reached by calling (218) 346-1192.