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SLP Spotlight: Rising to the Challenge
Katie Spencer is newer to the field of speech-language pathology and has been a school SLP for about two years now. Navigating challenges with students in speech therapy can be difficult enough on a normal day, but with the recent changes to school environments due to COVID-19, there are even more obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, Katie has faced these issues head on, adapted to a new innovative learning model, and found the silver lining in her current situation.
By Katie Dashiell May 1, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Undeterred by the Pandemic
Over the past several months, we have all read about and heard stories of the incredible work being done by healthcare professionals around the country and world. They are on the front lines of our battle against the COVID-19 virus. For SHC’s April Care More Spotlight, we are recognizing one of those healthcare heroes who has gone above and beyond, not only during the pandemic but throughout her entire career. Glynis is a Certified Respiratory Therapist and has been on assignment at a state..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 23, 2020
Working Tourist: Making Her Travel Dreams Come True
Jackie Lesniak has been an occupational therapist for three years now and works in acute rehab. She loves traveling for both work and leisure with recent trips including Costa Rica and Greece and assignments in Hawaii and California. “My passion for traveling and OT led me to this career lifestyle. Being able to combine both makes for a great work life balance,” she says.
By Katie Dashiell Apr 15, 2020
The Benefits of Telehealth and Telemedicine Today
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in this country has cost thousands of lives and changed the way we go about our daily lives. Our amazing healthcare professionals are putting themselves on the line every day for others as well as pivoting from their normal work to assist during these uncertain times. We thank them for their continued dedication to patient care every day.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 9, 2020
What You Should Know About Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists (OTs) enable their patients to live life to the fullest by taking a holistic perspective. They focus on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person. Their efforts promote health and can prevent injury or make living with injury, illness or disability better.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 1, 2020
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
During these uncertain times, there is a lot of information circulating around Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ultimately, we all want to know how to stay safe and healthy. But we also need to know how to protect our healthcare professionals on the front lines and our most vulnerable populations.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 26, 2020
Social Work Spotlight: A Diverse Career
Elva has practiced various forms of psychotherapy for almost 25 years. After returning to college as a 40th birthday gift to herself, she found that psychology was a natural fit. With experience in social work and counseling psychology, Elva has used her career to help others work through their issues so they are better able to handle the challenges that may come.
By Katie Dashiell Mar 17, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Discovering Her True Calling
Like so many of us, Tina Kollar spent her college years trying to figure out what her career path might look like. She had always been interested in working with children, and one of her jobs in college was teaching classes in sports and gymnastics at a local recreation center. During this time, she found that working with the children was rewarding and gave her a sense of fulfillment, so she knew that her future would involve continuing that work.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 12, 2020
The Impact of Social Work
Social work has been around in some form or another for centuries. One of the more beautiful parts of humanity has been our desire to help those in need. Established with the aspirations to deal with the problems of poverty and inequality, social work is often linked with charity but is much more inclusive than that.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 5, 2020
Start Your Travel Nursing Career Closer to Home
Deciding to jump into travel nursing can be a difficult decision especially when you’re nervous about living in a totally new environment or getting lonely. The good news is, becoming a travel nurse doesn’t mean you have to venture across the country. Here are several considerations for taking a travel assignment closer to home.
By Katie Dashiell Feb 27, 2020
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