Four Corners Health Care Provides Free Home Services to EEOIC/RECA Beneficiaries

Four Corners Home Health Care home visit kit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Four Corners Health Care opened its doors in Los Alamos this summer. Four Corners provides home health services at no cost to Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP), beneficiaries.

The company was founded by a uranium mining family in Price, Utah who had learned to cope with the effects of exposure that came years later. The company expanded to other parts of Utah and New Mexico, and most recently to Los Alamos where they offer services to area residents suffering from exposure to toxic substances at a Department of Energy facility or other facility covered by EEOICP and/or RECA.

The Department of Labor pays for medical care of covered conditions, allowing Four Corners to offer home health care at no cost to patients.

Four Corners Office Manager Wendy Laird has lived in Los Alamos since she was three years old.

“I feel like I’m doing something to help my hometown,” Laird said. “I’ve known many people who have health issues related to working at the Laboratory.”

Once a claim has been established through a physician, the doctor can write orders that call for the services of Four Corners. These services include in-home nursing care, in-home health aides, durable medical equipment and clinical case management and oversight.

Amanda Yarrington, RN, is the administrator of the Los Alamos office and oversees the nurses and health aides who work at Four Corners. She also oversees the training of these employees.

“Family members can be trained and certified as in-home health aides and get paid for work they are already doing,” she said. “This can really help a family cope.”

Four Corners staff can answer questions about the EEOICP and/or RECA process and help clients get on the road to improving their lives through their services. Four Corners regularly holds informational meetings around the area to explain their services. The next meeting is 6-8 p.m. today at Buffalo Thunder Resort (5th floor).

“We’re here to help families and make a difference in people’s lives,” Laird said.

For more information about Four Corners Health Care, visit http://www.handsucantrust.com/index.php, drop by the office at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite D in Los Alamos or contact the staff at 505.257.1016 or by email at ayarringtonfchc@gmail.com.

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