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Celebrate Inclusive Workplaces in October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. “NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” If you are in search of resources and ideas of how […]

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Depression and Alcoholism in Aging Adults

Depression and alcoholism commonly coincide for all affected age groups. Many times, one proves to be a result of the other. These two disorders occur simultaneously in more than 8% of the older population. Not only changes in the body, but also changes in the mind may be attributed. Depression is not a “natural” part […]

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Nutrition for Aging Adults: What’s for dinner?

Nutrition is important for all age ranges. Just like gas for a vehicle, what we eat powers everything that keeps us going. However, as we age, our bodies have different fuel requirements. Not only does a person’s healthy nutrition provide energy and weight moderation, it also helps combat certain diseases (e.g. osteoporosis and diabetes). Malnutrition […]

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Project SEARCH Grad Talks About His Drive to Succeed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malik Weddle has not missed a day of work as a laundry tech at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since he transferred to the department last November. Malik is responsible for delivering clean laundry to patient rooms. He is serious about his work and accomplishing his goals. “I just […]

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Understanding The Teach-Back Method

Drastically improve your patients’ understanding of their care! In all settings, and particularly home care, effective health education is necessary. Far too often, patients are discharged from hospitals and other facilities lacking valuable understanding of essential material. Health literacy is the “capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate […]

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Long-Term Care: CHOICES

Day-by-day, many families are faced with home care decisions regarding an elderly or disabled family member. Numerous questions arise, and, as a result, a number of different options and outcomes. How can one know which direction is best for their loved one? Typically, the primary of these challenges family members encounter is financially related since […]

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Senior Independence Matters

From a very young age, we say things like, “I can do it myself.” As we age we begin to lose some of our independence. Your independence matters and senior independence matters, too. If you are anything like me, the idea of losing your independence is scary. I remember the feeling I had on my […]

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