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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
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
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
What to Look for in Your First Job as a New Grad
Landing your first job as a recent graduate is a big step in the professional world. It’s not always easy, but it doesn’t have to be done alone. Staffing agencies provide a wealth of resources to ensure that therapy and allied healthcare new grads can successfully find a fulfilling career. There are several factors to consider and steps to take to assure that your career path begins in the right direction.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 16, 2019
Working As a School Healthcare Professional
Working as a healthcare professional in any field is demanding. Sometimes you just need an escape, preferably on a beach, laying in a hammock. A school setting allows nurses and therapists to have their summers free to relax and unwind, or to pick up an interesting travel assignment and become a Working Tourist. With fall already right around the corner, plan your next assignment in a school so you can plan your next holiday vacation too! There are plenty of job opportunities in school..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 11, 2019
Expressing Yourself with Speech-Language Pathology
Blair Armstrong thought she had an idea of what she wanted to do when she started college. “I originally thought I would go into nursing and just happened to take a class called Language of the Mind. That class was what really got me thinking that it was what I wanted to do.” Once she graduated with her degree, she started looking for a job in the field of speech-language pathology.
By Katie Dashiell May 21, 2019
My SHC Story: Finding My Voice
I’m from a small town in Alabama. The kind of small town that when people ask you where it is, you try to reference larger towns nearby but no one has heard of those places either. It still takes three dirt roads to get to my childhood home, and the cable company just laughs at you when you ask when high speed internet is coming.
By Alex Acton May 16, 2019