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Awareness of Suicide Warning Signs Can Help Prevent Deaths

By |2018-09-10T14:45:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Member|

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but it is an important topic year-round. Unfortunately, suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide rates increased in nearly every state between 1999 and 2016. Suicide is a hard thing to talk about, but it’s important to bring the topic [...]

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Why Immunizations Are Important for Older Adults

By |2018-08-06T12:16:29+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Member|

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and, while many people may associate immunizations with children, it’s important for older adults to stay up-to-date on vaccinations as well. As you age, the immunity provided by your childhood vaccines may wear off, leaving you vulnerable. Seniors and people who have a health condition—like heart disease or diabetes—are particularly at risk [...]

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Paragon Community Services Promotes Independence, Socialization, and Employment for Adults With Disabilities

By |2018-08-01T13:56:14+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Provider-Spotlight|

Paragon Community Services is more than a day program that offers socialization and community outings for adults with disabilities—it’s a second home for many participants.Whether it’s grooving to music at Summerfest, sampling treats at the Wisconsin State Fair, or simply browsing local malls, the emphasis is on fun during the adult day care program. When not [...]

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A Major Focus on Minority Mental Health

By |2018-07-10T14:11:39+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Member|

In 2008, July was designated as National Minority Mental Health Month to raise awareness about how minority groups are impacted by mental illness. Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition, which does not discriminate based on race, gender, or income. Consider these 2013-2014 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that evaluate mental [...]

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June is a Good Time to Learn About Alzheimer’s

By |2018-06-28T10:09:06+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Member|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care June is Brain Awareness and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, making this a good time to learn the warning signs and symptoms of this disease that impacts memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million people [...]

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May is ALS Awareness Month

By |2018-06-28T09:48:28+00:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Member|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—is a degenerative disease that affects the nerve cells (neurons) in the spinal cord that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement in the rest of the body. Once ALS symptoms have developed, the disease will [...]

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April Is Autism Awareness Month

By |2018-06-28T09:39:29+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Member-Provider|

As we enter the first few weeks of spring, we also enter a new season of awareness. April is Autism Awareness Month, with April 2nd being World Autism Awareness Day. According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is estimated that about one in 68 children [...]

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Celebrating the Contributions of Our Care Managers

By |2018-06-28T09:39:52+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Member-Provider|

March is National Social Workers Month and there’s no better time to acknowledge the work our care managers do throughout the year. Many of our care managers are social workers, but regardless of their backgrounds, they all share a strong sense of mission and dedication. At My Choice, we are very fortunate to have an incredible [...]

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Learn About Heart Health in February and Feel Better All Year

By |2018-06-28T09:39:09+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Member-Provider|

Last month, we talked about some simple resolutions that help improve your health. February is National Heart Month, so now is a good time to discuss the serious risks of heart disease. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, 84 million people in the U.S. have cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, almost one third of all deaths—or 2,200 [...]

Celebrate Your Life and Health This Month

By |2018-06-28T09:40:02+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Member-Provider|

By Maria Ledger – CEO, My Choice Family Care The start of a new year is traditionally a time when people want to make a fresh start, especially when it comes to health and wellness. And, because January 2018 is also Celebration of Life Month, I hope you’ll resolve to celebrate your life, body, and soul, and [...]

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