Caregiver

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Installs New Book Vending Machine at Sunrise Children’s Hospital

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Operated by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, a new user-friendly book vending machine uses this familiar dispensing technology to put English and Spanish language books right into the hands of kids, teens, and adults.

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  • Operated by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, a new user-friendly book vending machine uses this familiar dispensing technology to put English and Spanish language books right into the hands of kids, teens, and adults.
  • With its colorful exterior, the book vending machine is easy to spot, off to the right in a small seating area.
  • “This new remote library at Sunrise Children’s Hospital is part of our mission to bring the power of our libraries directly to the people,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
  • “Through our partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, we are able to provider patients, visitors and colleagues with convenient access to books and library resources right here on campus,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital.

Carewell Celebrates the Heart of Caregiving with 2024 Caregiver Award Winners

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Friday, February 16, 2024

MIAMI, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Carewell, the leading e-commerce resource for caregivers, today announced the winners of its 2024 Carewell Caregiver Awards, celebrating caregivers' compassion, selflessness and devotion. The Caregiver Awards, which recognize the diversity of caregiver relationships beyond traditional ones, are sponsored by Attends, a leader in adult incontinence products.

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  • MIAMI, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Carewell , the leading e-commerce resource for caregivers, today announced the winners of its 2024 Carewell Caregiver Awards, celebrating caregivers' compassion, selflessness and devotion.
  • The Caregiver Awards, which recognize the diversity of caregiver relationships beyond traditional ones, are sponsored by Attends, a leader in adult incontinence products.
  • To recognize the many forms of caregiving, the Caregiver Awards had six varying categories, with $10,000 in total prizes.The categories and winners included:
    Parent Caregiver Award: Stephanie Stanley, for her dedication as the full-time caregiver to her son Peyton, who faces severe health challenges.
  • Companion Caregiver Award: Jason Castro, for his compassion and support for his girlfriend with cerebellar hypoplasia.

Parkinson’s Disease Patient Identification and Education Will Need to Improve When New Disease Modifying Therapies Are Approved, According to Spherix Global Insights

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Spherix Global Insights’ Market Dynamix™: Parkinson’s Disease (US) study surveyed US neurologists (n=101) to analyze patient presentation patterns, current treatment paradigms, and need for potential DMTs.

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  • Spherix Global Insights’ Market Dynamix™: Parkinson’s Disease (US) study surveyed US neurologists (n=101) to analyze patient presentation patterns, current treatment paradigms, and need for potential DMTs.
  • Further, critical to the success of future gene therapies and DMTs is the identification of biomarkers associated with PD.
  • This underscores the importance of manufacturers engaging with healthcare professionals to provide insights into emerging therapies and MOAs.
  • Insights highlight market size, current treatment approaches, unmet needs, and expert opinions on the likely disruption introduced by pipeline agents.

Senior Care Franchise Right at Home Targets Expansion in Redding; Looking to Meet with Qualified Prospective Franchisees Looking to Make a Difference in Their Community

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Friday, February 16, 2024

REDDING, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Right at Home, the 700-plus location in-home care concept helping seniors and adults with disabilities live comfortably at home, is looking to expand in Redding. The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.

Key Points: 
  • The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.
  • With an aging population of over 43,000 still in need of services, Redding is primed for Right at Home's expansion.
  • Entrepreneurs should choose Right at Home to make a positive impact on their communities and the people for whom they provide care.
  • This year, Right at Home is looking forward to building on that growth, including in Redding.

Belmont Village Senior Living Highlights the Importance of Caregivers’ Mental Health on National Caregivers Day

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Friday, February 16, 2024

As the number of caregivers grow in the United States, Belmont Village Senior Living , a leading developer, owner and operator of senior living communities, recognizes the importance of supporting caregivers, especially their mental health, this National Caregivers Day, Feb. 16, 2024.

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  • As the number of caregivers grow in the United States, Belmont Village Senior Living , a leading developer, owner and operator of senior living communities, recognizes the importance of supporting caregivers, especially their mental health, this National Caregivers Day, Feb. 16, 2024.
  • “Of the nearly 48 million caregivers, 26% are caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, which can have a tremendous impact on a caregiver’s mental health,” said Joyce Mahoney, CTRS, APRS, Regional Vice President of Memory Care and Programming, Belmont Village Senior Living.
  • It may seem overwhelming for caregivers to arrange time for themselves, so Belmont Village Senior Living has outlined tips and resources for caregivers.
  • Prioritizing the physical and mental health of caregivers not only benefits the caregiver, but their loved one they are taking care of.

HOPA and Cancer Support Community Bring Together Patient and Pharmacist Points of View

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Friday, February 16, 2024

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The virtual interview is part of the CSC series, "Frankly Speaking about Cancer" and takes place via Zoom on Tuesday, February 27 at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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  • The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) has partnered with Cancer Support Community (CSC) for a live video interview with an oncology pharmacist and cancer patient.
  • The video interview will show the perspective of both the patient and pharmacist involved in cancer treatment and will highlight the role of oncology pharmacy.
  • The Cancer Support Community is a global nonprofit that uplifts and strengthens people impacted by cancer.
  • http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
    The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) supports hematology/oncology pharmacy professionals and promotes the role of the pharmacist in collaborative cancer care.

Sibeprenlimab Receives U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Treatment of Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., (OPDC); Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Co. Ltd. (Otsuka); and Visterra, Inc., an Otsuka group company announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for the investigational drug sibeprenlimab for the treatment of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN; Berger’s disease).

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  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., (OPDC); Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Co. Ltd. (Otsuka); and Visterra, Inc., an Otsuka group company announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for the investigational drug sibeprenlimab for the treatment of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN; Berger’s disease).
  • This press release features multimedia.
  • Breakthrough therapy designation allows the agency to prioritize and focus resources on the most promising products for which no satisfactory treatment option exists.
  • “We are encouraged by the FDA’s decision to grant breakthrough therapy status for the sibeprenlimab program,” said John Kraus, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer at Otsuka.

Armenia Refugee Response: Education Cannot Wait Announces US$1 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education

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Friday, February 16, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent mass influx of refugees into Armenia, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today US$1 million in new grant funding to reach children who need support the most.

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  • NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent mass influx of refugees into Armenia, Education Cannot Wait ( ECW ) announced today US$1 million in new grant funding to reach children who need support the most.
  • The 12-month grant will be delivered by UNICEF – in coordination with Armenia's Ministry of Education, Science.
  • Culture and Sports and the Education Sector Group – and will expand access to early learning for refugee and host community children.
  • "This is the first time Education Cannot Wait has provided a grant dedicated exclusively to early childhood education.

Armenia Refugee Response: Education Cannot Wait Announces US$1 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education

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Friday, February 16, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent mass influx of refugees into Armenia, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today US$1 million in new grant funding to reach children who need support the most.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent mass influx of refugees into Armenia, Education Cannot Wait ( ECW ) announced today US$1 million in new grant funding to reach children who need support the most.
  • The 12-month grant will be delivered by UNICEF – in coordination with Armenia's Ministry of Education, Science.
  • Culture and Sports and the Education Sector Group – and will expand access to early learning for refugee and host community children.
  • "This is the first time Education Cannot Wait has provided a grant dedicated exclusively to early childhood education.

Spectator Health Adds Surescripts Certification to its Senior Health Technology Platform

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Spectator Health, a San Diego-based senior living technology company, announced today the complete integration of Surescripts’ suite of e-prescribing capabilities into its platform, allowing for real-time medication analytics and e-prescribing for senior living communities caregivers and providers.

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  • Spectator Health, a San Diego-based senior living technology company, announced today the complete integration of Surescripts’ suite of e-prescribing capabilities into its platform, allowing for real-time medication analytics and e-prescribing for senior living communities caregivers and providers.
  • “Medication issues are cited as one of the most common causes for hospitalizations, adverse events, and falls for seniors,” said Raghu Sugavanam, CEO of Spectator Health.
  • Spectator Health’s proprietary platform provides real-time safety checks, formulary/pricing checks, and safety-checked therapeutic alternatives for seniors and senior health providers.
  • “Kudos to Surescripts for helping us integrate these essential features into our platform,” Sugavanam added.