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Our Family Is Crazy
Love is in the

Healthcare
By: Mary Kofstad
Date: February 6, 2020

February is all about the heart! It is national heart health and awareness month.

Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. Some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us the ways we can help reduce our risks while eliminating those we have control over. Do you have one of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s one in every four deaths. CDC facts 2019 NIH notes #ourheartsarehealthiertogether.  Take some time this month to take good care of your heart. Eat a heart healthy meal, take a walk, get good sleep, and make time for stress relief and relaxation. Finally, get moving! Living a sedentary lifestyle will put you at a much greater risk for heart disease. Try to get in at least 20 minutes of physical activity four to five days a week, then build from there!

February is also a month to recognize our valued caregivers on National Caregivers Day, February 21. Our caregivers provide vital healthcare services to our patients, covering personal care to medical service with the utmost compassion and professionalism. They give support to those who need it most and in the most vulnerable point in our patients’ lives. Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most. Take some time on February 21 to appreciate the dedicated individuals caring for those requiring long-term or hospice care. Thank you to our many loving caregivers who serve selflessly.

Lastly, February 17 is National Random Act of Kindness Day. Random acts of kindness come in all forms, large and small, and how you choose to perform yours is entirely up to you. It can start with dropping a bit of change in the cup of the homeless person along the street, or considering the time of year, providing a warm blanket to see them through. You could take a friend out to lunch, for no other reason than that they’re your friend. See someone looking down? Drop a hot coffee or tea on their desk with a smile and tell them to have a great day. Even just smiling at someone and telling them to have a good day could have a profound impact. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, help yourself by helping others, the smile on their face and yours will prove it’s all worth it. See the attached list for more ideas.


Love is in the Healthcare

By: Mary Kofstad
Date: February 6, 2020


February is all about the heart! It is national heart health and awareness month.

Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. Some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us the ways we can help reduce our risks while eliminating those we have control over. Do you have one of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s one in every four deaths. CDC facts 2019 NIH notes #ourheartsarehealthiertogether.  Take some time this month to take good care of your heart. Eat a heart healthy meal, take a walk, get good sleep, and make time for stress relief and relaxation. Finally, get moving! Living a sedentary lifestyle will put you at a much greater risk for heart disease. Try to get in at least 20 minutes of physical activity four to five days a week, then build from there!

February is also a month to recognize our valued caregivers on National Caregivers Day, February 21. Our caregivers provide vital healthcare services to our patients, covering personal care to medical service with the utmost compassion and professionalism. They give support to those who need it most and in the most vulnerable point in our patients’ lives. Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most. Take some time on February 21 to appreciate the dedicated individuals caring for those requiring long-term or hospice care. Thank you to our many loving caregivers who serve selflessly.

Lastly, February 17 is National Random Act of Kindness Day. Random acts of kindness come in all forms, large and small, and how you choose to perform yours is entirely up to you. It can start with dropping a bit of change in the cup of the homeless person along the street, or considering the time of year, providing a warm blanket to see them through. You could take a friend out to lunch, for no other reason than that they’re your friend. See someone looking down? Drop a hot coffee or tea on their desk with a smile and tell them to have a great day. Even just smiling at someone and telling them to have a good day could have a profound impact. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, help yourself by helping others, the smile on their face and yours will prove it’s all worth it. See the attached list for more ideas.

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© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies
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© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies