From the Basketball Court to the State House: Parents Advocate for the Special Needs Community

Posted by Rick Hynick

4/6/17 2:54 PM

Inspired-to-help-others-2000x700.jpgHigh school student Gabe DaCosta’s parents watch from the sidelines of the gymnasium during most basketball games as their son slaps hands with each of the starting players. Gabe loves basketball and helps his dad, head coach Tony DaCosta, motivate the team by giving them “five” as they head onto the court.

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Adjusting to the New Normal: Balancing a Caregiver into Your Parent’s Life

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

4/6/17 10:57 AM

Balancing-Caregiver-into-Parents-Life-2000x700.jpgWhile it wasn’t an easy decision, you finally came to the conclusion that you could use some extra help caring for your parent. But now you feel overwhelmed again with all the “what ifs.” Where do you go from here? First, take a deep breath; then read on for some helpful tips to navigate senior home care.

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Topics: Assistive Care

8 Qualities of a Great Nurse

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

4/6/17 9:35 AM

8-qualities-of-great-nurses-2000x700.jpgNursing is much more than a career; it truly is a calling. It takes a special kind of compassionate personality, calm head, and intestinal fortitude to care for people in their times of need. 

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Topics: Careers

What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries in Seniors

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

3/28/17 1:55 PM

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and BAYADA Home Health Care is sharing these facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help raise awareness and prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults.

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Topics: Adult Nursing

Catastrophic Care Management: Helping Clients Regain Their Lives

Posted by Deborah Castellucci

3/28/17 1:54 PM

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I have always prided myself on being a person who could think “outside of the box.”  My choice to become a nurse was confirmed in my heart and mind by the time I was in the 6th grade. Not exactly a unique career choice for a young woman growing up in the 1960s.

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Topics: Adult Nursing