The Latest...March 2021
Tyeisha has been with Asona since June of 2020. Her manager commented when asked –“ She's always doing things before asked, willing to go above and beyond. For example, her person was working on a gift for her son and couldn't do what she wanted, Ty came in on her own time and worked on it with her. She is very friendly, caring”.
Prior to working with Asona Tyeisha worked for 2 years as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. She is currently attending Central Michigan University working on her master's degree in Exercise Physiology. Beginning in the fall she will be attending Alabama State University in their Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Tyeisha’s future goal is to become a pediatric physical therapist working with special needs children. In her free time, she loves to create makeup looks, and read. We feel very fortunate to have a person of Tyeisha’s caliber with us. For all of these reasons, Tyeisha is Asona’s Employee for the Month of March!
We wanted to give a special thank you and recognition to Manager, Michelle Bigford for duty above and beyond. Due to a possible Covid exposure family requested that their senior quarantine with as little contact as possible for up to 14 days. Michelle has a close relationship with her person and volunteered to stay in quarantine with her for the duration. Thank you, Michelle, for all you do. This kind of willingness and caring deserves recognition. Working with people like Michelle is an honor for us.
Candy Gillow 3/2
Christine Clark 3/6
Lori Lau 3/20/2014
Seven years? Has it really been that long? Well… as they say. You’re not getting older, Lori, you’re getting better!
Some of our caregivers and clients may not have met Lori. Lori is our Registered Nurse. She works quietly, sort of behind the scenes, to keep our waiver compliance current, create a Plan of Care as needed, do Med setups for a list of people, manage skilled nursing assignments that may at times include up to several nurses. Lori stays busy! We could not do this without her. Lori is a great example of what you want a nurse to be. Smart, caring, compassionate. She has a way of making people comfortable, we believe because of her kindness, and the fact that people can tell she really cares. In short, we think Lori is awesome. Thank you, Lori!
CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children, and older adults. Learn more
TBI injuries can vary greatly. From subtle cognitive issues hard to notice to the casual observer, to profound impairment with serious health and safety concerns.
We’ve worked a lot with both extremes over the years. Providing care to a person with a TBI can be a special kind of challenge. First of all, and most importantly, a caregiver needs to practice patience. Otherwise, they must always show kindness and keep the dignity of the person uppermost in mind. Everything else can follow, but first, the person needs to know you care and respect them.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
Have a Happy (and safe), St. Patricks Day!
On March 17, Irish and Irish Americans commemorate the death, as legend has it, of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17, around 492. But mainly, people today honor Irish heritage and its rich culture and traditions. Cities all over the U.S. celebrate with parades and festivities.