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Project SEARCH Grad Talks About His Drive to Succeed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malik Weddle has not missed a day of work as a laundry tech at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since he transferred to the department last November. Malik is responsible for delivering clean laundry to patient rooms. He is serious about his work and accomplishing his goals. “I just […]

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Understanding The Teach-Back Method

Drastically improve your patients’ understanding of their care! In all settings, and particularly home care, effective health education is necessary. Far too often, patients are discharged from hospitals and other facilities lacking valuable understanding of essential material. Health literacy is the “capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate […]

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Long-Term Care: CHOICES

Day-by-day, many families are faced with home care decisions regarding an elderly or disabled family member. Numerous questions arise, and, as a result, a number of different options and outcomes. How can one know which direction is best for their loved one? Typically, the primary of these challenges family members encounter is financially related since […]

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Senior Independence Matters

From a very young age, we say things like, “I can do it myself.” As we age we begin to lose some of our independence. Your independence matters and senior independence matters, too. If you are anything like me, the idea of losing your independence is scary. I remember the feeling I had on my […]

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Local Trailblazer Shines Light On Disability Advocacy and Inclusion in the Workplace

Edward Mitchell made a lasting impression when he landed his first job at Little Caesars Pizza. As a teenager, Mitchell’s natural charisma, determination, outstanding work ethic, and exceptional character shined through. “Edward is and always has been an inspiration,” said Kevin Colbert, the Jackson-based Little Caesars franchise owner, who knew immediately during the job interview […]

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