Fall is here, and it’s time to start planning for flu season! Paradigm has compiled information to help you understand the risk of flu and how to protect your family.
Understanding the Illness
Flu symptoms are caused by influenza viruses which infect a person’s nose, throat, and lungs. Infected people often experience respiratory symptoms such as cough and sore throat, as well as fever and [...]
Living in Central Indiana, we are fortunate to be part of a compassionate community. Families, friends, and volunteers are always eager to assist others. But even the most caring people can feel unsure about how to help someone coping with chronic or terminal illness – no one wants to do or say the wrong thing when approaching a patient or their loved ones.
The Loneliness Trap
In celebration of Nurse's Week 2018 and one of the pillars of Paradigm Living Concepts continuum of care, hospice, we would like to introduce you to a one of our caregiving all-stars, who continually goes above and beyond in her dedication to our team and our patients. In the area of Indianapolis hospice care, she shines brightly with her compassionate caregiving.
Meet Hospice Director, RN [...]
At Paradigm Living Concepts, we are privileged to work with many professionals, volunteers, and family members who dedicate their time to caring for others. Providing emotional support, physical assistance, financial help, or another type of care can be draining. It’s important that caregivers understand how to manage this stress.
Recognizing Your Role
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1[...]
Indianapolis Hospice Volunteers
Hospice volunteers are an essential part of our team. They are specially trained individuals, who provide assistance to patients, their families and the hospice team. They do not provide direct patient care, such as give medications or make medical decisions, but as an invaluable resource, they bring a friendly smile, warm conversation, a hand to hold or or[...]
Many families understand how therapy can assist loved ones as they recover from an acute condition, such as falling or having a stroke. But occupational therapy is also an important part of continuous care for clients with a chronic illness or who are nearing the end of life.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy
“Occupations” are things people want to do, need to do, or are expected to do [...]
Coping with Grief?
This Springtime Consider a Return to Nature
Spring in Indiana has been a little bumpy this year. Just when we think spring has finally sprung, bam! it snows again. As we patiently wait for true springtime and the warm sunshine on our faces, let us consider how a return to nature can help with those coping with grief.
Being in nature one becomes aware of the infinite circle [...]
Do you or a loved one suffer from hearing loss? Do struggle to hear the whole conversation over the phone? Central Indiana has a free tool for you! With ClearCaptions using the telephone has never been easier!
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To qualify for the free revolutionary caption phone you must have hearing loss, a land line phone and [...]
Becky Sharaya has been a board-certified music therapist since December 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from the University of Dayton, and completed her music therapy internship with a hospice company. Then she worked for about 2.5 years for a nonprofit serving individuals with disabilities. Since she was in middle school, Becky has played percussion in all settings [...]
Twice a year we have the honor of hosting a Celebration of Life service for the Central Indiana families we serve through our home health, palliative and hospice care. An evening of song, prayer and stories, where all are welcome, and we journey the path of loss and grief together.
The process of healing is different for everyone. No two stories are the same. Each of our spirits ache [...]