The following is reprinted from The Observation Deck by TU Editorial Board
Nursing is a joy for residential LPN
Carolyn Lawson worked for Olean General Hospital for 19 years before coming to the ReHab Center four years ago. She thought she loved her job at the hospital until she met the people she cares for at the three residences where she’s an LPN.
“I love my job,” she said, matter-of-factly. “It’s actually a job I truly enjoy. I found my niche.”
She began at Hinsdale and then Big 6 was added, and more recently Fall Road joined her already busy schedule.
While Carolyn is working closer to 60 hours a week rather than her regular 40 hours, she’s happy for the extra hours. She rises at 3:30 am to be at Fall Road by 5 am to give meds. Despite the early hour, she looks forward to her day ahead. Continue reading…
Family Care, a gift from the heart
It’s hard to imagine the historic old house, now a beehive of activity as a home and family care residence, was once the site where Verne Cummins ran the Cummins Cider Mill.
The former cider mill was artfully redesigned with a vaulted cathedral ceiling and winding stairway to an upper loft to make room for an expanding family.
Today, it is home to Verne’s nephew, Jerry Cummins and his wife, Deb, who raised their four children there and now provide family care support to Jeff, Bruce and Rhonda who are as much a part of the family as their own four children and seven grandchildren. Continue reading…