When Marie was discharged from the hospital, she had prescriptions for ingesting twenty one pills a day, from nine different bottles. The directives were as varied as the drugs: take three or four times a day, or every twelve hours, in the morning/evening/with meals, along with listed times of when the last dose was dispensed. It was overwhelming and mistakes were made.
Are you grieving the loss of a love one? Healing Arts Workshops use art therapy to provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their feelings. The free workshops are offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve to any adult in the community who is grieving a loss. Anyone can enroll, whether or not they had a loved one cared for hospice. No art experience is necessary. The workshops are made possible through funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
In chiropractic we focus on getting our patients to be active and perform as many of their daily activities as possible. Many times people come in and they are looking to make pain go away so that they can begin to do more exercise. Many times we get asked: what the best form of exercise?
We are looking for pregnant women who are interested in participating in a research study. Our goal is to better understand the relationship between physical and mental stress and mental health.
Biking is a great activity for people who may have low back, knee, or other lower limb issues because it does not cause excessive jolting like running will do. However, back and neck pain from biking can occur and is a problem that chiropractors help with. Your posture and the bike that you use are common mistakes that people make which may lead to back pain.
In 2007, Glenda Jimmo, a 78 year old mother of four was denied necessary at home skilled care for home health services on the basis of non-improvement. She suffered from a partially amputated leg and was legally blind from complications due to diabetes. After multiple appeals to Medicare were exhausted to no avail, Glenda sought help from Legal Aid in Vermont in January of 2011.
The Veterans Administration is a great resource for our retired veterans, but is it enough to offer full coverage for all their benefits or are there some gaps in the coverage you may need?
Chiropractic has been helping golfers deal with low back pain long time now! Back pain is the most common injury that a golfer will experience. The golf swing puts stress onto the spine.
Looking for a summer camp to support a grieving child or teen, or a meaningful way for your whole family to memorialize a loved one? One of the lesser known community services offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve’s bereavement center is a series of children’s grief support camps and family days held in beautiful natural settings throughout Northern Ohio.
The camps are offered at a nominal cost and are made possible through the support of the Conway Family Foundation, Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve, CRL David Foundation, the Goldner Family and many individual donors. No connection to hospice services is necessary to attend one of the camps.
This summer, camps are planned in a variety of natural outdoor settings to help children share their feelings and ask questions in safe, supportive environments. All of the camps are led by trained grief support professionals experienced in working with children and teens. Two family days – appropriate for children and adults of all ages – are also planned. For more information or to register for one of the camps, call 216.486.6838.
Charlie is 64 and preparing for Medicare and retirement. He scans the internet availing himself with a multitude of minutiae in his attempt to bolster his balustrade for surviving retirement and living on a limited income. He weighs the pros and cons of a proposed buy out from the company, when to start his social security benefit and how to structure his debt with his future lifestyle.
Once the weather warms up we notice how much the winter slows us down. If you are just a beginner in running, then there are some things to keep in mind. Stretching is great, but you do want a 3-5 minute light warm up (jog, jumping jacks, etc.) for your muscles before doing a deep stretch. This will help prevent injuries and give you a better stretch.
Autism Awareness must be more than just disorder awareness. It must be about educating the village on what to do, how to act, where to go and how to help. I do not have a child with autism, but I do have three children. I don’t have a niece or nephew with autism, but I do have a niece and nephews. I know what autism is, but I don’t know what to do about it, how to treat it or how to help a family with a child with autism…up until now.
Gardening can be a fun hobby, healthy activity, and helps get you out of the house after a long winter! There are a few things to keep in mind while getting out into the garden to help avoid back pain. After being held in the house all winter your back will thank you if you stretch, especially in the direction of any activity you will be doing that day. Before you get started, make sure your tools are sharpened. As you get started with the real work, use shorter strokes with your tools and take a few extra breaks until you get back into the swing of things. It’s a good idea to switch positions or take a break every 20-30 minutes. If you are going to be down near the ground for a long time, sit on a stool! Extreme bending for 2 hours isn’t great for even a “good” spine. Keep a good posture as often as possible, and remember that bending and twisting at the same time is a bad for your spine. When lifting, keep heavier objects close to your body, and tighten up your abs to take pressure off of your spine. Use a wheelbarrow or get some help if you are unsure or think there is a risk of injury. If you get persistent low back or neck pain after tilling the garden, then it is a good idea to get the spine checked out! Call our office for an appointment at 216-938-7889 or check us out on our website infieldchiropracticclinic.com. We are located in downtown Euclid, feel free to stop by and check us out!
Sara was experiencing extreme pain in her lower back and went to the emergency room. She resided in a Cleveland area hospital for five days and had back surgery to alleviate her condition. Unfortunately, she was never admitted to the hospital, even though she occupied a room for five days. Original Medicare states that a patient must be admitted for three days to be eligible for the skilled nursing benefit, otherwise known as rehab.
Rose-Mary is transforming the way it provides for children with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County. The agency recently transferred all of its residents who resided at the main facility into seven new innovative community homes, and it is expanding trauma responsive care training to all employees.
The seven new community homes, which were opened during the second half of 2016 at locations throughout Cuyahoga County, each house four to six children or young adults. Previously, all of Rose-Mary’s young residents lived in the Rose-Mary Center in Euclid. The change from a single, large facility to multiple smaller homes will help better integrate the children with their communities. Further, Rose-Mary staff members at each location will be able to develop programs specific to their homes. This will help them build stronger relationships with the children and their families.
“We are continuing the ministry that is Rose-Mary, and moving it forward,” said Gina Kerman, Executive Director at Rose-Mary. “We believe that all people should have a place to call home, whether or not they have a disability. We work with the children and adults to form connections that are only possible by shopping, working, and playing in the communities where they live, just like we do.”
Tri-C Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Center Reopens at Metropolitan Campus for Spring Semester
The Community Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Center at the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will reopen for spring semester on Jan. 24.
Euclid resident Larry Day was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2013. “My PSA tests were normal. I thought I just had an enlarged prostate,” he says.
Let’s ask the sun to shine every Friday from June 3 to October 7 so all can enjoy the Euclid Farmers’ Market! Visit each week as the market evolves with the season. Look for flowers and plants for the garden as well as berries early in the season, and then more produce as the summer unfolds. Local singer-songwriter Bill Hatch performs the second Friday of every month from 4-6 PM.
Euclid Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare for the Collinwood and Euclid communities for over 100 years. Recently, we were awarded the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center designation, which honors healthcare facilities that meet nationally established criteria in delivering quality, specialized care safely and effectively. We’ve also made the grade when it comes to patient safety by becoming one of only 44 organizations in Ohio to earn an “A” rating in the recent Leapfrog Hospital survey.
Ultimate Body Transformers, LLC, a Euclid-based fitness studio, dedicated to providing holistic, organicand sustainable health habits for everyday people, this week announced they will be hosting a FREE event at Sims Park this May 27, 2016. The only plant-based fitness center in Northeast Ohio, Ultimate Body Transformers provides all needed nutritional info for members right from their facility.
The heroin epidemic in Northeast Ohio is taking a toll on many families because of the increased number of fatal overdoses. Most of the overdoses are due to the heroin and fentanyl combination.
Euclid Hospital caregivers Jessica Tramontozzi, RN, CCM, Primary Stroke Program Manager and Kurt Karis, Clinical Data Abstractor, recently went to Euclid City Hall to meet with Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail regarding stroke awareness.
Having a hearing evaluation is as important as having an eye examination. There are many causes of hearing loss and only a thorough hearing examination can determine the nature and degree of hearing loss and treatment options. Chronic health conditions may contribute to hearing loss such as diabetes and heart disease. Among seniors, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions following arthritis and hypertension (University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology)
Euclid Hospital Recieves Blue Distinction Center Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery Programs
April 18-22, 2016 is National Infant Immunization Awareness Week
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center at 21800 Chardon Road in Euclid, will host an evening event with the Alzheimer’s Association to explore and identify strategies. Strategies can help you to connect and communicate at each stage of this disease. The community is welcome to attend this free event and light refreshments will be served. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Please call 800-272-3900 to RSVP.
Artis Smith, a Euclid resident, ViaQuest hospice patient and Vietnam veteran, was nominated and selected to participate in the Honor Flight Cleveland’s TLC, “Their Last Chance,” program. Through this program, the Honor Flight pays tribute to our veterans by providing them with an all-expenses-paid day trip to Washington D.C. Once there, they tour the capital and visit the various memorials that pay tribute to their service.
As the winter season approaches and the snow and ice start to fall, it is time to place extra focus on reducing your risk of falling. The rehabilitation team from Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center would like to share these fall prevention tips.
1) Keep moving – exercise and physical fitness help to improve balance and prevent falls
2) Wear sensible shoes with good traction, indoors and out
3) Clear pathways – keep boxes, newspapers, electrical cords, tables and rugs out of high traffic areas. Keep your driveways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
4) Light up your living space – use adequate lighting in and around your home, day and night, to allow you to see obstacles and changes in surfaces.
5) Use an assistive device to help with balance if you are at risk for falling.
6) Speak to your doctor about physical therapy if you fall often or present with decreased balance.
Be careful and stay safe!
Holiday music is playing in the stores. Displays and decorations are out and ads touting the latest “must have” gifts are everywhere. For those who are grieving the death of a loved one, the commercial frenzy, family traditions and overwhelming to do list can act as a grief trigger, making the season an exceptionally difficult time.
Grief support specialists at the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center suggest these coping tips:
In February of 2014, Elfrieda “Fritzie” Holtcamp was an active and independent 85 year old woman. When she began to experience back pain, she was told that she had a bladder infection. It never occurred to her that this would lead to a life changing experience. Unfortunately, her pain continued to worsen and she soon found herself admitted to the hospital with sepsis and the loss of motor function in her legs. An MRI quickly revealed that she had a large abscess on her lumbar spine, requiring immediate surgery. After surgery, Fritzie was told that she would never walk again. She then spent three weeks in an acute rehab facility to recover some of her most basic mobility. When it was time to move out of this facility, it was obvious to Fritzie that she couldn’t go home. She chose to move to Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center in Euclid, a place where she had spent many hours as a volunteer with their pet therapy program. When Fritzie arrived at Mount St. Joseph, she couldn’t even move her toes, but she was thrilled to have the physical therapist tell her, “Stick with me, I’ll get you moving.” With hard work, motivation, and many hours of physical therapy and occupational therapy, Fritzie did “get moving”. After 14 months, she was not only walking and able to stand on one foot, but she was able to leave Mount St. Joseph Rehab and live independently once again. She states, “The therapy at Mount St. Joseph is fantastic!” She credits her returned independence to “determination, God and therapy”, and to the peace and care that she received at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center.
As Summer colors are transitioning to Fall, take in all nature has to offer while going for a stroll on Euclid Family YMCA’s outdoor walking track. Complete with 10 Fitness Stations, this is one opportunity you do not want miss out on!
R.A.D. Self Defense for Women
Crime statistics show that about 31 million total crimes are reported in the U.S. on an annual basis. To break it down, that’s about one crime per second. Without warning, an everyday situation can turn from safe to sorry; turning you into a victim, not to mention the top news story of the day. Most people who are victimized never imagine that crime would happen to them, it ALWAYS happens to somebody else.
That’s why Euclid Family YMCA, in partnership with Euclid Police Officer, Jennifer Kroczak, is not only proud but excited to announce our R.A.D. Self Defense for Women! Join us Saturday September 19, 26, and October 3rd for this amazing opportunity! Registration is now open, and space is limited.
Daniel Napierkowski, M.D., has been named the new president of Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital.
Dr. Napierkowski joined Cleveland Clinic in 1997. In his most recent role, he served as chairman of regional practice anesthesiology since 2010. In this position, he has been responsible for overseeing the anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) who work throughout Cleveland Clinic’s regional hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Brian Parker, MD, Vice Chair of Operations for the Anesthesiology Institute, will serve as Interim Chair of the Regional Practice of Anesthesiology.
In 2000, he became department head of anesthesiology at Euclid Hospital, a position he held until 2010. While serving as the new president, he plans to continue his clinical practice at Euclid Hospital.
“Dan has played an integral role at Euclid Hospital for many years and is a strong physician leader,” says J. Stephen Jones, M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “He is a visionary and compassionate leader who will further the impressive work of our caregivers for the benefit of our patients.”
More than 150 first responders and Cleveland Clinic leaders gathered to honor local firefighters and EMS personnel who contributed to saving a life.
Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to designate the City of Euclid as part of the Clinic’s Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) for 2015. The HCI is designed to positively impact our community through education and awareness, using community resources to promote optimal health and wellness. This year-long initiative will include monthly health programming such as quarterly health talks, a health and wellness fair, a signature walk/run, a wellness challenge, a community walking program, healthy cooking demonstrations, and other outreach activities. In addition, Northeast Shores Development Corporation has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic on their Healthy Collinwood 2015 initiative. Since both programs look at keeping our residents in both communities healthy, the kickoff is a way to incorporate both programs into one. Local businesses, with an interest in health and wellness are also partners and will be showcases their programs or services at the kickoff.
Hospice of the Western Reserve - along with other national, state and community organizations - is participating in a national campaign running now through April 16, 2015 National Healthcare Decisions Day, to highlight the importance of making personal healthcare choices known. Free downloadable web resources and community educational events are planned.
Hospice of the Western Reserve has scheduled the following free east side community educational opportunities. Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will documents will be available and a representative from Daniel P. Seink Co., Ltd., will be available to answer questions and witness the signing of documents. Both sessions are open to the community; no reservations required.
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Hts.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Euclid Lakefront Community Center, One Bliss Lane
We have added NEW classes (TRX, POWER YOGA, INSANITY, ZUMBA, BALLROOM DANCING) renovated our locker rooms, host before and after school child care at Bluestone and Shoreview Elementary here in Euclid and much more!
For questions on Membership, please contact Amanda Smith, Membership Coordinator at the Branch at (216) 731-7454.
We are also working with several companies and businesses on Corporate Memberships. Corporate Memberships not only have access to the Euclid branch, but other facilities in the Cleveland Association. If you are interested in obtaining more information about that program, please feel free to contact me here at the Branch.
And finally, we have partnered with several local businesses to conduct lunch time/day time fitness classes. If you have staff that would like to sweat away their lunch, please give us a class on how the Y WITHOUT WALLS program works!
You wonder if you heard Betsy O’Donnell right. Or whether she is pulling your leg (maybe to knock you off balance, as any martial artist might want to do). But no, she’s serious.
“The secret to Aikido,” she says, “is non-resistance. That doesn’t mean letting somebody hurt you. The mistake many people make is thinking of non-resistance as something passive. In Aikido it’s about refusing to be a victim. Confidently. Because you’re so balanced and centered you know you can defuse the violence of an attack.”
One of the first things you learn in Aikido, says O’Donnell, is that a person who is violent is out of balance. By practicing Aikido, you create a strong sense of balance in yourself, so you can defuse a potentially violent situation by bringing balance back to it.
Connecting the Community: Euclid Hospital and Community Support Task Force work to connect residents with healthcare information
Are you in need of healthcare information and just don’t know who to ask? Have you been feeling ill for a while and think you need to see a physician?
Many residents have those same questions along with many others. Through the Community Support Task Force (CSTF), Euclid residents are able to connect with Euclid Hospital for healthcare information they are searching for.
Information at your fingertips.
A program has been set up in select apartment buildings in Euclid to connect apartment residents with healthcare information. Satellite care areas – located in a common area of the building, such as a lobby – have been designated as a hub to house healthcare, program and screening information.
The hope is that since the information is easily accessible, residents will be proactive, rather than reactive, about their healthcare needs. “It’s important to meet residents where they are so the information is at their fingertips,” says Kristal Grida, City of Euclid neighborhood engagement specialist.
The CSTF would like to work with other apartment and property managers in Euclid and Collinwood to disseminate healthcare information to their clients as well.
Euclid apartment residents now receive “Community Connections” newsletter – a quarterly Cleveland Clinic community hospital publication. “Community Connections” is a schedule of events, activities and resources, close to home, designed to help keep everyone healthy and well.
The publication is also available at Euclid Public Library, Euclid City Hall and Euclid Hospital lobby. “It’s all about connecting residents to our resources,” says Ann Coughlin, community outreach program manager at Euclid Hospital, “We have programs in place that everyone can benefit from to lead a healthy life.”
Euclid Hospital and the CSTF are working to connect residents with healthcare information – from pediatrics to geriatrics. Mark Froimson, MD, President of Euclid Hospital believes that the CSTF is instrumental in “connecting and enabling our citizens to have access to information about healthcare resources appropriate for their condition or symptoms, as well as accessing the right care at the right time.”
For more information about the healthcare services offered at Euclid Hospital, visit euclidhospital.orgor call 216.531.9000.
Once a patient leaves the hospital their healthcare needs don’t end – whether ongoing or preventative. Mark Froimson, MD, President of Euclid Hospital, wants to make Euclid, Collinwood and the surrounding communities the “most healthy places to live and work, with citizens that are attuned to the best ways to remain healthy and prevent disease and access care when needed.”
Renee Marincic, Euclid Hospital patient care advocate, recently spoke to members of organizations in Euclid and Collinwood concerning the interest that Hospital caregivers have to partner with community services that can aid patients. “Patients who could also be your neighbor,” says Marincic.
From that meeting, a Community Support Task Force (CSTF) was developed as a collaborative effort between Euclid Hospital and the City of Euclid. The Task Force will promote healthy living and activities, encourage health screenings and disease prevention and checking in on those in need – such as elderly neighbors.
The CSTF is comprised of Euclid Community Advisory Board members representing organizations such as: Euclid Hospital, The Salvation Army, Euclid Public Library, K&D Apartments, Euclid Hunger Center, Senior Independence and Our Lady of the Lake.
Kristel Grida, City of Euclid neighborhood engagement specialist, says the Task Force hopes to build a network of information and support resources to maximize care for residents. “We want to wrap our arms around the community to begin to care in a different way,” says Grida.
In time, the CSTF hopes to create a reference guide of available resources, design a home visitor program to combat loneliness and create nurse volunteer opportunities in the community. They also plan to have information available throughout the community about healthcare and other services.
For more information about Euclid Hospital, visit euclidhospital.org.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Defend your child against 14 serious childhood diseases, like measles and whooping cough with the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving him all the recommended immunizations by age 2 is the best way to protect him.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their school and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.
To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life – and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need – the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health – and that of classmates and the community,” said Cindy Modie of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with your doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”
Learn about the vaccines your baby needs from a reliable source. CDC’s vaccine website for parents explains the diseases vaccines prevent, immunization schedule, possible side effects, how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits, and more.
www.cd.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html or www. CCBH.net
Call 216-201-2041 for an appointment Monday through Friday at the immunization clinics at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.