The holiday season is a time for festive activities, changes in daily routines, connecting with extended family, and annual traditions. Although this sounds like a lot of fun, for seniors living with Alzheimer’s this can cause an extreme amount of stress.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, with about 255,000 cases diagnosed each year, and about 2,300 cases a year in men.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the professional and personal lives of nurses throughout the US. Working in the health care industry right now, particularly as a frontline worker, has been called exhausting as nurses are being pushed to their limits. Today’s job definition for a frontline worker is now considered to be one of the most demanding and stressful. An American Nurses Association (ANA) survey asked 22,000 nurses nationwide how they were feeling. The results found 51% felt exhausted, 43% felt overwhelmed, and 28% felt a desire to quit the profession or their current position.
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.”
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.
When hiring a homecare aide, make sure that cultural respect is high on your checklist of what is required of the homecare professional you are considering, along with experience, expertise, patience, compassion, dependability and communication. “Culturally-sensitive” care is integral to providing quality healthcare that is responsive to each patient’s needs, according to the National Institute of Health.