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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April 7th Was World Health Day, Celebrating our Nurses and Midwives in the time of COVID-19

“Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” Donna Wilk Cardillo Where would we be without the healthcare workers, the nurses, and so many others on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19? We thank them, we honor them, we respect them, we appreciate them, and we love them for what they are doing during this difficult time. And, wholeheartedly, we

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Homecare Dealers: Protecting Stay-at-Home Seniors

As our seniors shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic, the homecare dealer has some challenges to face as they strive to protect the stay-at-home senior during this difficult time. To protect their older clients, homecare dealers will need to make sure they are protecting themselves as well as their employees, especially staff members that deliver equipment to the stay-at-home

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Cleaning Groceries and Packages during the Coronavirus Pandemic – Is it Really Necessary?

Watch almost any interview with a physician right now, and the topic will come up: Whether we need to clean the groceries, takeout, and packages that come into our homes. So, what are the doctors and experts telling us? Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, in his video PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic, ¹ gives the following advice: If you do

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Protecting Our Seniors, And How Protecting Ourselves Protects Them

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. – Dr. Phil One of the hardest-hit age groups for the coronavirus is our senior citizens age 65 and up*. When we follow the guidelines for protecting ourselves from the coronavirus, we are protecting others, such as older persons. So, who are we are protecting? They

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Getting Through the Stress of the Pandemic

Like nothing we’ve seen in recent history, we as a human family are collectively facing a challenge. And, with the challenge of the coronavirus and everything it is bringing upon us, comes stress. We watch the news and our chest tightens with anxiety. We walk past a closed business and have to look the other way as the sight of

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