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Honoring Veterans in Healthcare
Veterans Day is nationally observed on November 11th to honor our service members. We wanted to use this opportunity to recognize our Supplemental Health Care family’s service to their country and patients. We are lucky to work with veterans in many branches of service and healthcare disciplines across the country. Here are the stories of a few of them!
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 11, 2019
The Benefits of Working in Home Care and Hospice
November marks a dedicated time to appreciate the devoted and compassionate healthcare professionals that work in home care and hospice. More than 5 million patients in the U.S. annually receive in home care according to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). The demand for home health services is predicted to grow as more Americans retire in the coming years and seniors look to maintain more independence longer.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 6, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Creating a Ripple Effect
Many times in life, the smallest of conversations can have a profound impact on our future. Such was the case with Theresa Tonello, a Supplemental Health Care RN working at School 93 for the Buffalo Public School District. Theresa’s career goal of becoming a nurse began when she was just sixteen years old. She was working her first job at a local nursing home. Every day, her elderly neighbor Art would sit out on his front porch after working all day in his small town corner store. One summer..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 30, 2019
The Importance of Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Week is October 20 - 26 Every year since 1982 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Respiratory Care Week, we take the time to breathe easier. The last full week in October (20-26, 2019) is about highlighting the hard-working doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists that help patients with breathing difficulties. These difficulties can be due to chronic conditions like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). October is also Healthy Lung..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 23, 2019
How Healthcare Professionals Can Prepare for Flu Season
The last few months of the year mark some beautiful changes in season and bring on the holidays. However, they also mark an increase in cases of the flu. It is possible to get the flu year-round, but staying indoors, and being in closer proximity to other people make it prime flu season.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 17, 2019
The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Travel Nursing Recruiter
What to Ask Your Travel Nursing Recruiter When you’re first starting out, you may have a lot of questions about travel nursing in general and why you should consider it as a career. A recruiter works with many nurses like you on a daily basis and can help guide you through the process. It’s also important to figure out what your wants and needs are so that you can ask the right questions throughout the process. This will help your recruiter evaluate your situation and give you the best options..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 9, 2019
Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month This October
It’s hard to believe fall is already here again, 2019 has flown by. With October, comes cooler weather, colorful leaves and National Physical Therapy Month. The first national recognition of physical therapists was celebrated in June of 1981 and was only a week long. Now that we have a whole month of appreciation, we focus this time on the benefits of physical therapy and all the professionals that help patients get stronger with every step.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 3, 2019
Physical Therapy (PT) Compact Update
2019 marks some exciting developments for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants! The Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact) is further expanding to include new states. It allows PTs and PTAs to work in member states without going through the usual process for licensure outside their home state. Since its official enactment in 2017, the Compact has continued to improve and expand across the country growing from the initial 10 states to 60% of the country taking steps to become..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 23, 2019
Understanding Travel Nursing Pay
Understanding how travel nurses are compensated can be confusing. There’s a lot of information out there about taxes, stipends, and hourly rates; enough to make your head spin. To help you get started, we’ve broken down some of the common factors that may impact a travel nurse’s pay and organization tips for managing your taxes as a traveler. Keep in mind, there are many variables that impact each traveler and each assignment, so when it comes to the specifics, you will need to evaluate your..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 19, 2019
Travel Nursing in California
Home to the world’s 5th largest economy, the unique Yosemite National Park and roughly 40 million people, California has a lot to offer. It’s time to become a working tourist and what better place to travel than the Golden State. As with any new assignment, it’s important to do your research and make the best decision based on your personal requirements. Typically, California has a high demand for travel nurses but it also has a longer licensing process than most states. Before you pack your..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 13, 2019