Kiehl’s Since 1851, the New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, continues its enduring support of HIV/AIDS charities with its seventh annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR, an 11-day charity motorcycle ride.
On August 3rd, LifeRide commenced with contemporary artist José Parlá, in partnership with RxArt, with an unveiling of original work by Parlá at Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC). ICC is New York City’s only skilled nursing facility providing specialized care for youth living with HIV/AIDS.
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With America’s nursing shortage and the soaring aging population, the nation’s largest senior living provider has launched a student loan reimbursement program with the goal of attracting more nurses to work in assisted living. Brookdale’s initiative comes as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the country’s nurse shortfall will exceed one million by 2022. People 65 and above are expected to comprise 16 percent of America’s population in 2020 and nearly 20 percent in 2030, compared to 13 percent in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Brookdale operates more than 1,120 senior living communities in 47 states.
At Brookdale assisted living communities, nurses are hired as health and wellness directors, overseeing clinical services at a community including setting standards, leading health and wellness programming, and managing care associates. “This is a different kind of path than hospital nursing and it is a very important one,” said Kim Estes, senior vice president of clinical services for Brookdale. “Rather than providing hands-on care, these nurses shape the overall quality and content of care their community’s seniors receive on a daily basis.”
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Medela announced today the launch of MyMedela™, an iPhone® app that offers first-of-its-kind digital breastfeeding support for pregnant, new and experienced mothers. This 24/7 resource provides mothers with robust tracking tools, along with personalized, expert advice on nursing and pumping. It delivers proactive guidance for overcoming issues, as well as tips that can lead to a positive breastfeeding experience for mother and child. MyMedela is available immediately as a free download in the App Store.
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The cost of long term care continues rising at a rate outpacing inflation creating significant financial planning challenges for the nearly 12 million Americans currently in need of long term care services. According to the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey released today, the cost of receiving in-home care continues to rise, though at a more moderate rate of growth. This is good news for consumers as almost three quarters of people needing long term care prefer receiving it in their homes, according to Genworth’s extensive claims data (Long term care claims Experience Data for Genworth Life Insurance Company and affiliates – December 1974-June 30, 2013).
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Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the initiation of its Phase III clinical program called Cdiffense to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of an investigational vaccine for the prevention of primary symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a potentially life-threatening, spore-forming bacterium that causes intestinal disease. The risk of C. diff increases with age, antibiotic treatment and time spent in hospitals or nursing homes, where multiple cases can lead to outbreaks. The investigational vaccine is designed to help protect at-risk individuals from C. diff, which is emerging as a leading cause of life-threatening, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5CjNuOx-Ao - Embodied empathy listening skills exercise with Mark Walsh of Integration Training and friend Hannah Gower talking about nursing in the UK. An emotional intelligence / communication exercise involving the whole body. I have used this in business training as well as on NVC courses.
According to Genworth’s (NYSE: GNW) 2012 Cost of Care Survey, the cost to receive care in the home remained unchanged from 2011 to 2012 and home care costs have also risen less dramatically over the past five years than for other types of long term care services.
“Overwhelmingly, Americans prefer to receive long term care in the home and the relatively muted increase in home care costs over the past few years can be viewed as a positive for consumers,” said Steve Zabel, senior vice president of Long Term Care at Genworth. “Consumer demand for home care services has led to a proliferation of home care services providers and more choice for consumers. This competition has kept home care costs relatively stable, especially when compared to the cost of care in a nursing home or assisted living facility.”
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Northwestern Mutual’s latest Cost of Long-Term Care study, released today, reveals consistently high costs for home health care, assisted living and nursing home care across the nation, underscoring the critical need to address long-term care as part of financial security planning.
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http://www.nursingassistant.biz This resource provides lots of statistics on the nursing assistant career such as what are the educational requirements that need to be completed in order to graduate with a degree. The source also focuses on the employment settings as well as the salary a qualified nursing assistant can expect to earn with the United States.
CareFusion today launched the Pyxis® Enterprise System (ES) platform, a new generation of its industry-leading automated dispensing systems that will enable hospital customers to simplify and standardize the medication management process, both within a single facility and across an entire health system.
The new CareFusion Pyxis hardware and software brings key benefits to pharmacy, nursing and information technology (IT) departments.
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