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Albany home health care trailblazer to retire

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A trailblazer in the home health care industry is retiring after working more than 35-years in the field in South Georgia.

86 year old Lu Galloway will retire Friday from Phoebe Home Health Care.

She and her family started the first home health care business in Albany in 1978, and she has worked in the field ever since.

Her family got into home health care after they had to hire a service to care for a family member and saw the need.

Galloway says home health care has grown greatly in 35 years. 

"They do so much more high tech stuff now," said Lu Galloway.  "But the same basic thing is, the patient care. That's what all home health is abut, the patient care."

Galloway will retire Friday.

She says she doesn't have any real plans for her retirement except to enjoy her free time.

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