And, it’s over. The 2017 Skills Fair, “Lifting Each Other Up”, was a tremendous success. Nearly 100 of our caregivers shared this day with us and enjoyed the following stations: Clinical Skills – where they reviewed skills and learned new techniques Self Care – where they took a yoga or meditation class and talked about… Continue reading Skills Fair Wrap Up
My office is unusually “full” this week. There are boxes of prizes, gifts, games and decorations. And balloons. Lots of balloons. It’s Skills Fair week – the week we, as administrative/support staff, come together to devote a day to caring, coaching, teaching, and mentoring our employees. We’ve been planning this event for a year –… Continue reading Skills Fair Week!
<!—-> Counselors, psychologists, support groups, share groups? When you see these words, what immediately comes to mind? Is it feelings of being afraid, uneasy, or connectedness and hopefulness? Your answer might reveal your internal attitude toward sharing your grief, sadness, or life experiences with another human. For some of us, it comes naturally…this connecting to… Continue reading Counseling Awareness Month
Halloween is quickly approaching, along with adorable children in costume, trick-or-treating for candy. It’s a well established tradition and fun, family-friendly event. Did you know this holiday can also be a stressful time for seniors? Some of the challenges seniors may face include: Nighttime visitors/strangers, ringing the doorbell and clad in costume Fear of falling… Continue reading Halloween For Seniors
Leaves are falling, the wind is brisk, and the skies are perpetually gray with rain looming. This is autumn in the Northwest. While all of us tend to spend more time indoors during this cold, dark and wet season, there are some who experience actual “winter depression” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People with SAD… Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Have you ever wondered about the high incidence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the Pacific Northwest? Why does it seem that so many more are diagnosed here than in other parts of the country? RN supervisor, Charles Hitztaler with Advanced Health Care, has written a great article on MS and Part #1 of the series… Continue reading MS in the Pacific Northwest
In our 32 years of business, Advanced Health Care has seen extraordinary changes in the home care industry, particularly affecting the hiring process. Back when we first began,++/ we hired people who were kind and caring, who loved helping others, and people we would like to hire to help our own family members. We still… Continue reading ProCare Academy