Dominican Home Health Agency Serves Sick and Poor Seniors in Their Own Homes
August 19, 2021 – Denver, Colo. – Eighteen Encore Electric volunteers recently took their own time to help an organization doing good works for seniors around the Denver Metro area.
The volunteer event, held over two days on two weekends in April and May, was held at the Dominican Home Health Agency, 2501 Gaylord St., Denver. In 2020, the Dominican Home Health Agency provided more than 7,000 in-home patient care visits to 171 patients, all in the middle of a global pandemic.
The organization currently works out of a facility in the City Park West neighborhood of Denver that has needed repairs for years. The two teams worked throughout both volunteer days to complete a laundry list of items that should help the facility be more functional and comfortable for the staff who works inside. Their tasks included:
- Replacing the existing lighting with new LED fixtures
- Adding additional exterior wall packs
- Troubleshooting a faulty power/lighting circuit
- Adding power outlets
- Painting two bathrooms
- Retrofit of 15 can lights
- Removal and install of four surface mount 2×4 fixtures
- Removal of 14 1×4 strip fixtures
- Install of five semi-custom long surface mount fixtures
- Install of a utility closet light, and,
- Troubleshooting of lighting circuit.
The people who volunteered for the effort included Cheryl Steiner, David Derakhshanian, Dean Larson, Garry Lawrenz, Jim Andrew, John VanderLaan, Josh Gilmore, Mo Gaye, Meg VanderLaan, Scott Larson, Christine Romero, Steph Romero, George Moore, James Schultes, Jeremy Rinke, Josh Gilmore, Ryan Ostendorp, and Steven Portillo.
David Peeples, from MH Lighting, and Brian Adamo, from CED, were trade partners that helped with fixtures and materials on the project.
“We are truly grateful for the team from Encore Electric along with their vendors. Josh Gilmore was instrumental in keeping things moving forward with each installation date,” said Jean Finegan, the Executive Director of the Dominican Home Health Agency. “Thanks to you, we were able to find a way to improve employee satisfaction, invest in their well-being and assure them that we value the important work that they do to ensure our patients receive quality care.”