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Healing on the Home Front Podcast
20 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Beyond the Merriment: The Extended Family
The holidays can be a difficult time for families of children with special needs. In this episode, Clayton’s Voice Podcast Host Shelby Myers welcomes her mother, Judy McGrath, who talks about how grandparents and the extended family can provide valuable support.
10 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Clayton's Voice: Navigating Back to School for Children with Special Needs
People with invisible disabilities such as epilepsy can experience a host of challenges, including fear. Host Shelby Myers welcomes guest Ashley Kulikowski, whose nonprofit, Fearless Movement, helps people with invisible disabilities and their loved ones overcome these challenges.
23 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Clayton's Voice: Through a Sibling's Eyes
This episode explores the isolation that can surround so many families with extra special children. Through the first-hand experience of Heather Schoell, the mother of a child with special needs, this episode provides resources and support to help families overcome that isolation
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Clayton's Voice: What Hurts and What Heals
Our guest, Katie Holcomb, is co-founder of Coping Space, which provides emotional support for families coping with a life-changing illness. As a teen, she watched her younger brother, Ryan, battle cancer. Through her personal perspective, she offers resources and support to help families navigate the sibling experience.
27 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Clayton's Voice: Invisible Disabilities
Those first few weeks of school can be challenging for children with special needs — and for their parents. In this episode, Shelby Myers, BAYADA Special Needs Advocate, shares some valuable tips to help parents and kids stay organized and to ease the transition back to school.
30 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Clayton's Voice: Creating a Movement
This month's episode features Evelyn Mann, an author, blogger, and mom of a teenager with a rare form of dwarfism. Evelyn talks about how special needs families can use their voice to find comfort, overcome challenges, and advocate for change.
39 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
The Heart of the Matter
For American Heart Month, we're exploring various ways to nurture that all-important organ. In part 1, you'll meet Nathalis and Donna, a client-employee combination that proves when you put a little heart into your work, you get a lot back. In part 2, we talk to Dr. Richard Weiss, Clinical Cardiologist from the University of Pennsylvania Health Center, who details how far the science behind our hearts has come—and how far it still has to go.
46 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Music Therapy: Behind the Strings
Music therapy addresses one’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs with the clinical use of music. Hannah Phillips, a Bereavement Program Coordinator and BAYADA’s first music therapist, joins host, Mel Trice, to share some of her experiences with music therapy. She’ll discuss the benefits, the misconceptions, and how she got her start – all with a guitar in hand.
19 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Care Coordination: A Patient-Centered Approach
Care coordination is a patient-centered approach to connecting services across the health care continuum. This month, our host, Mel Trice, speaks with Transitional Care Managers, Michelle and Charlotte, on their experiences successfully coordinating care for our clients through effective communication, technology, documentation, and cultivating trust.
15 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
In Case of Emergency
Anyone who lives in a part of the country that is prone to natural disasters or extreme weather events needs to be prepared in case of an emergency. For someone with special medical needs, it’s even more critical to have an emergency plan in place. Host Mel Trice goes on a journey of Iris Cognevich's experience of working in a nursing home during Hurricane Katrina. In this episode, we will go into emergency planning and how to make sure loved ones and health care teams are best prepared for a disaster of any kind.
18 minutes | May 3, 2019
Oh the Places You’ll Go As a Nurse
Nurses Week 2019 – A good nurse leader is someone who inspires colleagues to work collaboratively to provide the best patient care possible. Cookie Sanchez, Clinical Manager with BAYADA Home Health Care, breaks down how she’s taken initiative in her role as President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and what it was like to recruit nurses in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
18 minutes | May 1, 2019
Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care for Nurses
Nurses Week 2019 – Compassion fatigue is a deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion accompanied by acute emotional pain. Kim Flores of BAYADA Home Health Care joins us to discuss why self-care is so important for nurses, symptoms of compassion fatigue, and how to prevent caregiver burnout.
21 minutes | May 1, 2019
What Does it Really Mean to be a Home Care Nurse?
Nurses Week 2019 – Is home care nursing the right choice for you? Home care nurses play an important role in the daily lives of their patients and families, wherever they call home. Tracey Tillger, Senior Clinical Manager with BAYADA Home Health Care, shares personal experiences and expectations about being a home care nurse.
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