The Latest… April 2021
Terina has been with Asona since May of 2020.
Terina was hired as a house manager for one of our 24/7 clients. She supervises a staff of four others.
She comes to us from Ohio, where she worked for a health care company as a supervisor for multiple clients.
Terina has been a proactive member of our team. The client that she works with is extremely challenging and requires constant attention and direction to get safely through the day. She is responsible for the scheduling of staff and all appointments, attending all appointments, keeping track of medical history, and making sure the persons' health remains good, shopping, nutrition, housekeeping, training staff, client finances, home up-keep. It’s a lot, to be sure. It’s a position that has many responsibilities. Terina tackles these responsibilities with a positive, can-do attitude. The fact is it’s probably our most challenging assignment. Terina has a good staff to work with. They work well as a team and, Terina appreciates her people very much.
When asked about herself she replied, “I am married with two fur babies who are spoiled rotten. I have been in the health care field for over 10 years. Most of that time spent in hospice. I love what I do. If I can put a smile on my client's face even once, in a day, then the day was worth it.
For all these reasons, Terina is Asona’s Employee for the Month of April, 2021!
Please help us welcome Rebecca Boggs.
Rebecca is returning to us on April 5, 2021. She will be working as an ADOS (Assistant Director of Services). Rick and I have wanted to add another person for a while now.
She will work with Rick starting new clients, hiring and training caregivers, supplying caregivers and clients with the supplies for the support they need. In the office, she will work on client/caregiver relations, payroll, accounting, and as one more person to provide telephone support with our clients and caregivers.
She comes to us from a varied and experienced background in HR and home care.
We were sorry to see her go, and we are looking forward to having her back!
Becky Bole 4/9
Becky Hoffstetter 4/16
April’s health wellness month includes:
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC 24/7 Saving Lives, Serving People
CDC reports Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. Population prevalence of PD increases from about 1% at age 60 to 4% by age 80. The underlying pathology of PD is selective death of dopamine-generating cells.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability, that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.
Why Is Easter Called ‘Easter’?
The English word "Easter" comes from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility.
The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life.