Bethany, our Caregiver Navigator, has been busy assisting caregivers throughout our 3-county catchment. Many caregivers need help finding services such as transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loans, and home health care. Having a Caregiver Navigator has streamlined this process, and Bethany has been able to give specific referrals based on need, eligibility, and availability. With our increased marketing efforts and partnerships with community support systems such as Meals on Wheels, we expect an increase in caregivers reaching out to us in the coming months. We are currently seeking funding sources that will allow us to continue our Caregiver Navigation program. If you are aware of any funding sources that may be worth looking at, please feel free to share them with me.
Donor's comfort is vital in getting donors to come back
We continue to host bi-monthly ConnectLife blood drives at our training center on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Unfortunately, the chairs that ConnectLife was able to bring had a weight limit and were not very comfortable. This Wednesday, we acquired three new chairs. Funding from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation's Community Fund purchased one chair, funds raised by STHCS during Cattaraugus Gives purchased the second chair, and ConnectLife contributed funds for the third chair. Thank you to all who contributed to making this purchase possible! When donating blood, the donor should be comfortable and not be concerned that they will be unable to donate due to the weight limits of our donation chairs. Donor's comfort is vital in getting donors to come back and donate again. Our goal at STHCS is to continue to build a base of donors who give regularly.