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Caregiver Awards for Exceptional Service

On June 9, Hanson Services and MetroHealth Systems of Cleveland, Ohio partnered to honor Caregivers from both organizations who have demonstrated exceptional compassion and skill in caring for older adults.  The 2015 MetroHealth-Hanson Services Caregiver Excellence Awards marks the tenth year this special event has been held. This year 26 Excellence Award nominees and 35 Advanced Dementia Training class graduates were honored with a luncheon at MetroHealth’s Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing.

Awards were presented by Mary Ann Hanson, President and CEO of Hanson Services, and Christina Szatala, Administrator at the Prentiss Center. Both expressed their appreciation to all the caregivers present for their devotion to a profession that is demanding, both emotionally and physically, and so important when it comes to taking care of our […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Caregiver Awards for Exceptional Service

In Alzheimer’s, emotions may linger after memories vanish

Ask any Hanson Services care giver what they focus on when caring for a client with Alzheimer’s disease and they will universally answer: creating positive and happy experiences in a setting where our client feels familiar, comfortable and safe. And they should know as, on average,  50% of Hanson clients are living with some form of memory loss.

Often we are contacted by family seeking caregiving help for someone with advancing Alzheimer’s.  During the assessment process we work with families to recognize that Alzheimer’s care goes far beyond personal care and physical safety. We stress the importance of continuing the social events and outings that brought joy in the past: church, symphony, walks in the park etc.  We emphasize the value of enlisting experienced caregivers who can provide engaged and meaningful […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Alzheimer’s, emotions may linger after memories vanish