Friday, November 20, 2009

CBS Affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn. Explores Value of Homecare

“The place you often get the most bang for your buck is the home,” said Randy Wolfe of Lambert’s Health Care in a television news segment about home medical equipment that aired Monday on WVLT, the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn.

WVLT zeroed in on the fact that home medical services have been disproportionately cut in the past few years despite the fact that homecare is cost-effective. The TV crew interviewed F. Scott Tygert, a 72-year old patient with sleep apnea who appreciates the price and independence that homecare provides. In addition to several quotes from Randy Wolfe, owner and president of Lambert’s Healthcare in Knoxville, the segment used footage from the Lambert’s facility in Knoxville.

“Part of the solution is to drive people away from … expensive care when they don’t need it, and keep them healthy and active at home as long as they can. Part of the solution in reform is reform where health care is taking place,” said Wolfe.

The segment also included a comment from Congressman Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn.). To view the segment and leave a comment, visit

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