Almost every business and industry nationwide is currently facing a staffing shortage. The healthcare industry is no exception. The American Nursing Association (ANA) has declared the nurse staffing shortage “a national crisis.”
Concierge Care private nursing has taken off in the age of COVID-19. The top reasons cited for this is that it's convenient and safe. According to a FOX News Report, “Hospitals are at capacity. They are understaffed and overwhelmed. It is also becoming riskier to go into a facility for treatment because you are susceptible to exposure once you step through those doors, despite best efforts. Many individuals are reverting back to the early days of medicine where it was common for doctors to visit your home,” says Dr. Abe Malkin, who was interviewed by FOX for this report.
Congratulations to our ACCESS Nursing Services founder Louise Weadock, who has just added the prestigious Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable Women Business Owners to her rapidly growing list of awards and achievements! Louise was also named to Crain’s New York Business 2020 Notable in Health Care, and she was awarded the 914Inc. Women in Business Awards, among Westchester’s Class of 2020 Women in Business.
With cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant on the rise throughout the US, getting vaccinated is increasingly becoming a requirement to go into a restaurant, an event, even to work. Starting on August 16th, showing your proof of vaccination to gain entry to most indoor events and venues in New York City will be legally mandated.
National Immunization Awareness Month is recognized throughout the month of August to highlight the importance and safety of vaccinations for people of all ages. Vaccines have the power to protect children, adolescents and adults from illnesses and potentially harmful diseases. By getting vaccinated, you are also eliminating diseases before they have the chance to spread. Currently, COVID-19 cases are rising in states with low vaccination rates, proving that getting vaccinated will protect our communities from potential health risks.
People with chronic medical conditions need to be extra cautious during the hot days of summer -- even when engaging in normal activities. Some medical issues can become major problems in the summer sun and heat. Sometimes just doing an errand or taking a leisurely walk can become risky and dangerous for those with a chronic medical condition.
COVID hospitalizations are once again rising! The highly contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in India is now responsible for about 58% of all COVID-19 cases in the US. Updated data from the CDC shows that the Delta Variant is responsible for 57.6% of all new COVID-19 cases nationwide from June 20 through July 3.
July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting the estimated 3,610 new cases of bone and joint cancer to be diagnosed in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. The most common bone cancer for adults is chondrosarcoma, while osteosarcoma and Ewing tumors are more common in children and teens.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2025, the number of people living with this disease is projected to rise to nearly 13 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are ways to reduce the risks of developing this disease.
New York State announced that most restrictions on businesses and social gatherings are now lifted. This decision was made as New York reached a milestone, more than 70 percent of adults in the state have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. This announcement, right at the start of the summer season, leaves everyone wondering: when and where do I need to continue taking COVID-19 safety precautions, especially if vaccinated?