National Assisted Living Week, September 13 – 19: CARING IS ESSENTIAL

A hero is someone who voluntarily walks into the unknown … Tom Hanks September 13th – 19th is National Assisted Living Week. “Caring is Essential” is this year’s theme for the week, and it honors the essential workers who have courageously come to the forefront to help those who reside in assisted living facilities during the current pandemic. Simply put,

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National Grandparents Day — Our Caregivers, Our Friends

Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins … Joyce Allston A warm hug and smile. Fresh baked cookies. A long talk on the front porch on a hot summer day. Your caregiver. Your support. What memories and experiences with your grandparents bring you joy? This year, September 13th is National Grandparents Day. Let’s come together

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Lighting The Way For Healthier Communities — August 9-15th is National Health Center Week 2020

What does the word community mean to you? More than likely, you will think about the place where you live with others. In times of trial, we turn to our community for help and strength to get through the bad times. The Health Centers in our communities shine a light of hope and healing that helps many through the ordeal

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Our New Normal: Facing Medical Care After Coronavirus

Doctor visits have changed, in our post-coronavirus world. What challenges do patients and healthcare workers face as far as medical care is concerned in our new normal? Even as you make your appointment, you may notice some changes in procedure. You may be asked to wear a face covering for your appointment. Also, you will likely answer coronavirus-related questions before

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June 7th Is Cancer Survivor Day

Cancer Didn’t Bring Me To My Knees, It Brought me to my feet. – Michael Douglas Cancer Few words are scarier to us! Yet according to the American Cancer Society, happily, in the United States, cancer death rates have been steadily declining over the past 25 years. That means more cancer survivors. June 7th is Cancer Survivor Day and we

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National Hospital Week — Where Health Comes First

Innovation Is The Ability To See Change As An Opportunity, Not A Threat – Hipolyte De Livry May 10-16 is National Hospital Week. The theme for the week this year, Where Health Comes First, is very appropriate, given the current coronavirus outbreak. We here at Graham-Field share in honoring all the workers in our hospitals at this critical time. And

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May 10-16: National Skilled Nursing Care Week — Sharing Their Wisdom in Time of Coronavirus

“Sharing Our Wisdom” is the 2020 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Center Week¹. Given the current pandemic and the danger it poses to seniors, there is an even greater reason this year to share information and wisdom. By now, most centers should have procedures in place as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a threat to seniors and others

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May 6-12: National Nurses Week — Following In The Footsteps of The Lady With The Lamp

Every Nurse Ought To Wash Her Hands Very Frequently – Florence Nightingale During the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale led a team of nurses to a British base hospital. Shocked by the poor condition of the hospital, and by the care the patients were receiving, Ms. Nightingale set about righting the wrong, having the hospital cleaned from top to bottom. She

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month — Honoring Occupational Therapists During COVID-19

“Occupational Therapy. Hopeless into hope. Can’t into can. Impossible into possible.” Valerie Pena As in every part of life right now, Occupational Therapists must rise to the challenge of doing the jobs they love amid the coronavirus pandemic. What is occupational therapy? What are the special challenges Occupational Therapists face in the current COVID-19 environment? According to The American Occupational

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