March 25, 2011
Cleaning for a Reason Inquiries
Hello PERC Staff Volunteers,
Several patrons have stopped in the PERC recently inquiring about a service for cancer patients called Cleaning for a Reason. If you receive inquiries about this service, please let the patron know that the University does not endorse any program specifically.
That said, I did inquire about the service with a representative from the Cancer Support Community (formerly the Wellness Community). I learned from my inquiry that the Cancer Support Community is not aware of any complaints or problems with the Cleaning for a Reason program. I have included a link to the Cleaning for a Reason website.
The website lists all the states that have home cleaning services participating; it also lists the names of the companies. You can ask the patron if they would like the link and suggest that they contact the Better Busines Bureau to see if any of the companies listed on the Cleaning for a Reason website have been flagged for problems.
If you have any questions regarding what to tell patrons, please don't hesitate to ask. Many thanks for all your help.
March 21, 2011
Sharps Disposal Information - Procedure Update
Hello PERC Staff Volunteers:
We no longer need to process an expert search when patients request information regarding sharps disposal. Instead, we have been advised to print the Sharps Disposal Information for Patients Guide. You may click on the following link to view the handout. http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/files/sharps_disposal.pdf
Patient's requesting additional information may still be directed to the Waste Regulatory Program website at http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3312_4119---00.html
If you have any questions regarding this change, please don't hesitate to contact me!