On Tuesday, Hanson Services and MetroHealth Systems of Cleveland, Ohio partnered to honor Caregivers from both organizations who have demonstrated exceptional compassion and skill in careers dedicated to helping seniors. This celebration kicks-off “National Nursing Assistants Week” from June 12-19, honoring those who have dedicated their professional lives to assisting and caring for others. The 2014 MetroHealth-Hanson Services Caregiver Excellence Awards Ceremony marks the ninth year this special event has been held. This year 34 Excellence Award nominees and 34 Dementia-Core Class graduates were honored with a luncheon at MetroHealth’s Prentiss Center. Akram Boutros, MD, the President and CEO of the MetroHealth Systems opened the ceremony with remarks lauding the commitment and dedication of those who provide care to older adults. Dr. Boutros noted not only his professional regard but also his personal experience […]
You may have seen this story in the news, a nurse refuses to give CPR to a dying woman. On the 911 recording, the 911 dispatcher is heard pleading for the nurse to administer CPR and save a dying woman’s life. The recording is disturbing. The nurse sounds so uncaring, citing company policy as a reason to refuse the CPR. The woman died without receiving CPR from the nurse.
This brought up a difficult issue that we, at Hanson Services have to face. Is it ever OK to NOT save a life?
The issue came up during one of today’s continuing education classes. Hanson Services C.E.O. Maryann Hanson discussed the topic with our caregivers. She explained that many of our clients have DNR (do not resuscitate) […]
Yes, you are reading this correct. Monkeys as full time caregivers, or “butlers.” A specific, smaller version, called the capuchan monkey, that you may recognize from Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones, is raised in a human home as an infant. When old enough, the monkeys attend Monkey College in Boston for 18-24 months where they learn to preform simple tasks, such as setting up a drink of water, fetching an out of reach object, and turning the pages of a book. Probably the most beneficial of all the tasks it can provide, to the usually isolated and home bound recipient, is companionship.
Originally developed in 1979 by a doctor looking to aid quadriplegic’s in their every day lives, Helping Hands has grown into […]