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 growing aging population. When that “population” is a member of your family, it’s good to know these capable caregivers are out there.
A portion of the awards for Hanson Services’ caregivers comes from the “Hoffman-Umans Memorial Fund” which was established in-memoriam of Mae Hoffman and Nettie Umans, both former long-term Hanson clients. The family of Mae and Nettie recognized the significant contribution dedicated and committed professional home care providers made to the care and quality of life for these remarkable ladies. The efforts of these caregivers allowed the sisters to remain at home during their later years. Please read more about Mae and Nettie in our blog dedicated to their experience.
Both Hanson Services and MetroHealth are committed to providing Cleveland area seniors the highest quality care and personalized services, whether in the senior’s home or a facility dedicated to their long-term care needs. Caregiving can be a rewarding and fulfilling career with demand increasing as the population continues to age. If you are interested in pursuing a career in caregiving, please contact us. We provide professional training to the right applicants related to personal care, chronic disease support at home, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, along with opportunities for on-going professional growth.