November 11th – 17th is National Nurse Practitioners Week! Nurse Practitioners have licensed clinicians who work to prevent disease and manage patients health. NPs specialize with several different types of patients, including children and the elderly, and they also practice in areas such as dermatology and cardiovascular health. They
In November, Alzheimer’s Awareness month is observed. Just like World Alzheimer’s Day, this month stresses the importance of understanding this severe form of dementia, in order to hopefully prevent or find a cure for this disease. Legacy Health Services participated in the 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’s on October
It’s National Family Caregivers Month! November is the month when we recognize and give thanks to all Family Caregivers. Family caregivers are people, usually relatives or close friends, who provide physical and/or emotional support to an ill or disabled loved one, especially if the individual is suffering from a mental
National Gerontological Nursing week is celebrated November 21st through the 28th. Gerontological Nursing is the specialized care of older adults in the medical field. Over the years, this field is expected to grow as life-expectancy rates rise in numbers and the patients defined as eligible for this type of
The first week in November (the 1st- 7th) is known as National Medical-Surgical Nurses Week. This week focuses on the nurses in the medical-surgical field and raises awareness of just how important these nurses are. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, (AMSN), presents several different ideas to celebrate and acknowledge the work
Happy Thanksgiving! This day is a day of family and giving thanks and also a time to talk about family health history. Knowing you’re family history is important as it could lead to the prevention of an illness or disease your family might have passed down to you.