Principle 7 Exemplified
The East Neighborhood would like to recognized Eva in Nutrition Services for going above and beyond her job. A resident who was restless, starting at 4 a.m., said that he wanted to eat steak, which is not something that Hale Makua typically serves. So, I called a family member to see if they could bring in a cooked steak for the resident to help curb his restlessness, but unfortunately he doesn’t cook. The family member asked if Hale Makua could make the steak instead. I called the kitchen and asked Eva if she could help us with a special request, as the only way to end this resident’s restlessness is give him a eat steak to eat. Eva did not hesitate to say yes to the request.
Eva exemplifies what is Luana all about, specifically Principle 7: “Medical treatment should be the servant of genuine human caring, never it’s master”. Because the resident’s restlessness was able to be calmed by giving him a steak, the use of a chemical restraint to calm him wasn’t necessary. Thank you EVA!
East Neighborhood Supervisor