All of our caregivers are trained in how to handle emergencies. Thankfully, emergencies are rare, but when they do occur, it's important that the training has been well-learned. This week's heroes utilized their training.
A resident at Azalea Place in Kenosha was showing signs of choking, and three of our caregivers sprang into action. Charles began the Heimlich, Kitty called 911 and the House Manager, and Yolanda helped manage all the pieces of what was occurring. While Charles was focusing on the resident, Kitty was focused on calling in more help, and Yolanda was helping the other residents stay calm and communicating with Charles and Kitty to make sure that information was being relayed correctly.
It was truly a team effort, and these caregivers saved the resident's life.