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Hanson Sun City featured in “The Sun”

Hanson Services helps seniors stay at home

CNA Monica Bostich chats with Hanson Services client Rosemary Figueroa at her Apollo Beach home in Caribbean Isles. Bostich visits four times each week to fix Figueroa’s breakfast and lunch, make sure she takes her medications, perform light chores and provide companionship. LOIS KINDLE/STAFF

By Lois Kindle | Tribune Staff
Published: August 6, 2014

SUN CITY CENTER – When aging seniors who live alone need help with their personal care, everyday chores, meal planning, transportation and more, keeping them in their homes can become a challenge – and that’s where Hanson Services can help.“We’re Sun City Center’s first and oldest in-home care provider,” said 12-year administrator Georgana Collins, a licensed practical nurse for 43 years. […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hanson Sun City featured in “The Sun”

Home Care Decisions Bring Out Family Dynamics

Home care decisions bring out family dynamics in the best and worst ways.
     Home care decisions and family dynamics can become matches and gasoline if not acknowledged and addressed.  The gasoline, being the family dynamic, goes quickly from liquid to fire when the match is added.  The metaphor might sound overly dramatic, but the point is, families facing a crisis over an aging parent, can become families at war.
Often our calls to Hanson Services Inc. come from a daughter-in-law frustrated over her in-law’s care, and the inability of the family to agree on a care plan or make a decision.  An outsider  (the daughter-in-law in this case) can see a solution but doesn’t have a voice within the family dynamic.  She can’t pursue the solution without risking the animosity that comes from “overstepping her boundaries” within […]

By |July 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Care Decisions Bring Out Family Dynamics
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    Care from the heart as important as classroom skills Hanson Services provides for care of elderly

Care from the heart as important as classroom skills Hanson Services provides for care of elderly

Care from the heart as important as classroom skills Hanson Services provides for care of elderly

The following is a response to this blog post on the term “Person-Centered Care”.  It’s from one of my favorite elder care websites: Changingage.org

“Thank you for posting Martha’s story.  Her ability to recognize her mother’s subtle needs is exactly why a care giver’s resume should be secondary to a care giver’s heart.

At Hanson Services, we provide in-home care for adults. We also provide the training and skills one needs to care for an older adult. 

But kindness and empathy are as important as physical skills, and have to come from the heart, not a classroom.
Our care is moment-to-moment and one-to-one, based on our client’s needs, mood, energy and personality at […]

By |March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Care from the heart as important as classroom skills Hanson Services provides for care of elderly

Future of health care: Keeping patients in their homes

When Dr. Steve Landers and his wife Allison moved from Cleveland to New Jersey, Hanson Services lost a great advocate for quality home care.  Dr. Landers helped us fine-tune our in home care and assessments; providing tips and tools to see beyond the obvious.  (He shared a story about a patient and spoiled food, that made me want to check  the expiration labels in every refrigerator I see.)

Dr. Landers recently contributed to the Cleveland Clinic Medical Journal’s latest publication.  The link is below, along with Dr. Landers introduction.  It’s good to know he is still connected to Cleveland, and always passionate about quality care at home.

-Eileen
Home-based care will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role in the health care system as the United States seeks […]

By |February 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Future of health care: Keeping patients in their homes

Hospital readmission study supports care at home

A team of researchers concluded that caregiver support at home (family or otherwise) decreases the rate of hospital readmissions among the elderly. Their findings are documented in www.AdvancesInNursingScience.com.

Our findings at Hanson Services, aren’t scientific, but come the to same conclusion. Self-care supported by family and/or our caregivers leads to recovery instead of readmission to the hospital.

More than just physical support, our clients benefit from the social support of having someone who is invested in their well-being. We are communicators when our client can’t speak, or is too tired to talk; we are a means for doctor visits, note taking, and medicine runs; we are cheerleaders for clients struggling through rehabilitation; and we are dog walkers, pet feeders, and litter box changers when needed. We […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hospital readmission study supports care at home

Northeast Ohio company offers hope to those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease

Bio medicine and neuromodulation may sound futuristic, but to anyone affected by Parkinson’s Disease, they may mean relief is just around the corner.  A Northeast Ohio company has exciting developments in the biomedical world, that will help diagnose and treat Parkinson’s.

Great Lakes Neuro Technologies already has a diagnostic tool that doctors can use to monitor a patient’s motor symptoms from the patient’s home.  Now they are studying technology that can fine-tune DBS (deep brain stimulation) to alleviate symptoms without causing side effects.

To read more, visit their website: www.glneurotech.com

By |January 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Northeast Ohio company offers hope to those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease