June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month! Mealtimes can be challenging for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Eating a variety of nutritious foods is key to helping people living with Alzheimer's stay healthy. Check out the article below from the National Institute on Aging - NIH to get helpful tips to make mealtimes easier.👇🥗🍎🥦Mealtimes can be challenging for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Maintaining familiar routines and serving favorite foods can make mealtimes easier. They can help the person know what to expect and feel more relaxed. Find more tips: go.nia.nih.gov/3ILRQaU ... See MoreSee Less
A great reminder from our partners at Abrazo Health on how to spot a stroke. Every year, more than 795 thousand people in the U.S. have a stroke. Getting help right away can save a life. If you notice the symptoms below in a loved one, call 9-1-1.Every minute counts when a stroke happens. Do you know the signs of #stroke? Common symptoms can include dizziness, vision trouble, and severe headache. If a stroke occurs, think B.E. F.A.S.T. and call 9-1-1 right away. #BetterTogether #AbrazoHealth To learn more, visit (spr.ly/6185Oo52d). #PhoenixAZ #GoodyearAZ #GlendaleAZ #CaveCreekAZ #SurpriseAZ #BuckeyeAZ ... See MoreSee Less
This Memorial Day, we honor the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, along with those who bravely fight today.🇺🇸 #MemorialDay2023 #WeRemember ... See MoreSee Less
2023 marks ACN's 10 year anniversary! #throwbackthursday to some of the memories we've created over the last 10 years. We look forward to serving Arizona residents for years to come. ... See MoreSee Less
Talking to children who do not have autism about the condition can help our communities work toward true acceptance of disabilities. However, this topic can be difficult and many parents do not know what to say.
Our partners at Phoenix Children's provide guidance for parents navigating these conversations in the article below. Get tips from Dr. Randi Phelps, a psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders. 👇Speaking with children about disabilities, including #autism, can be challenging. Families may find it difficult to know what to say at times. Dr. Randi Phelps, a psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders at Phoenix Children’s, offers expert tips for talking about autism with children who don’t have the condition: bit.ly/457zQRM
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Regular cervical cancer screenings are recommended for all women ages 21 to 65 years old. It usually takes 3 to 7 years for high-grade changes in cervical cells to become cancer and this screening can detect these changes before they become cancer.
If you have not received a pap smear or seen your doctor in over 3 years, you should schedule an appointment today. Annual visits with your doctor are key to staying healthy. Download our women's health checklist and bring it to your appointment to talk to your doctor about which recommended screenings are right for you - tinyurl.com/2acn9cz3 ... See MoreSee Less
In recognition of #NationalWomensHealthWeek, the Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging women and girls to reflect on their individual needs and take steps to improve and maintain their overall health.
Check out the link below to get important resources on common women's health issues including cancer prevention, reproductive and sexual health across the lifespan, tips for a healthier you, and more. 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard the latest recommendations for breast cancer screenings? It is important to follow your doctor's recommendation when it comes to this screening, as it can identify signs of illness early when breast cancer is easier to treat.
Our partners at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center spoke with Arizona's local Fox news channel to urge women to talk to their doctors about the new mammogram guidelines. Check out the video at the link below for more information.👇 ... See MoreSee Less
New mammogram guidelines recommendedA federal health taskforce is recommending a big shift when it comes to when women should have their first mammogram, as they recommend women start getting routine mammograms 10 years earlier than pre...
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. In Arizona, we have easy access to UV rays with an average of 299 sunny days per year. For years, culture has defined tan skin as beautiful and this can make it appealing to get that "summer glow," but is tan skin actually healthy?
We spoke with Dr. Matthew Woods from Desert Sky Dermatology to get an expert's feedback and recommendations on sun safety as we get deeper into the summer months. Learn more in the article below! ☀👇 ... See MoreSee Less
From an Expert: What You Should Know About Sun Safety - AZ Care NetworkIn Arizona we have easy access to UV rays with an average of 299 sunny days per year. We got a doctor's recommendation on sun safety.
Nurses Week is a dedicated time to honor the amazing nurses in our lives. We are so grateful for the compassionate care ACN's nurses provide for all our patients. Thank you for all you do to make a difference in our community. You are our true heroes! ... See MoreSee Less
Every quarter, our team members have the opportunity to nominate a co-worker for ACN's Extra Mile Award. This award is given to an employee who goes above and beyond their normal job duties.
Congratulations to Mark Willcoxon, ACN's Manager of Healthcare Analytics on being awarded the Extra Mile Award for Q1! Mark was nominated for all of the extra hours he has put in lately to ensure our reporting needs are being met. We appreciate all you do, Mark! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats Mark! You deserve it.
In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, our partners at Abrazo Health shared the article below featuring Neurologist Dr. Sushant Kale. Read the article to learn more about how strokes occur and how you can use the acronym BEFAST to recognize when someone may be having a stroke. Time is crucial and can be key to saving a life! ... See MoreSee Less
May is National Stroke Awareness Month - The Daily Independent at YourValley.netHealthcare professionals say that recognizing the warning signs of stroke and getting emergency care quickly can make a significant difference in recovery from a brain attack.
Margaret Reinmiller became a primary caregiver when her husband Ron’s journey with dementia began. Four years later, Margaret found herself desperately needing help with the increased demands in caring for her husband.
Dr. Seth Oesch from Abrazo Medical Group (Abrazo Health) referred her to ACN’s care coordination services. Social worker Scott Elliott immediately connected Margaret to the resources she needed to support her husband’s care.
“Scott is an anchor. I was a nurse but I had no idea where to go, how to do any of this, and who to call and he is the one who steered me in the right direction,” Margaret said.
Learn more about Margaret and Ron’s experience with ACN’s care coordination team at the link below. ... See MoreSee Less
Arizona Care Network’s Care Coordination Services Relieve Pressure on CaregiversDr. Oesch referred the Reinmillers to Arizona Care Network's care coordination services by connecting them to an ACN social worker.
Our partners at Valleywise Health are sponsoring the Stand Up Behavioral Health Expo this Saturday to share information on behavioral health services and resources available in Maricopa County. Head on over to this free event to learn how to access the resources you need to stay healthy!The Maricopa County Mental Health Task Force has partnered with Valleywise Behavioral Health, the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition and other stakeholders to offer the Stand Up Behavioral Health Expo 2023.
This event is to be held in the Gymnasium at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 6. Individuals and families will have the opportunity to connect with up to 30 vendors who offer behavioral health support services and resources throughout our community.
Representatives from the criminal justice system will also be present to discuss services that may impact those with who are involved in the system and experience mental health challenges.
In addition to amazing resources, there will be raffles and free refreshments available throughout the event.
This event is sponsored by Valleywise Health, in partnership with the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, and Maricopa County.
Visit: superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/expo for more information.
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Regular Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening is recommended for everyone as part of your annual wellness exam starting at the age of 20. Many Americans do not realize the prevalence of STIs in the U.S., but in 2018, 1 in 5 people had an STI on any given day. STI prevention needs to be discussed.
We spoke with Dr. Natasha Bhuyan from One Medical to get some frequently asked questions answered and put common STI myths to rest. Check out the article below to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
What Everyone Should Know About Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention - AZ Care NetworkSTI prevention needs to be discussed, and that starts with answering frequently asked questions and putting common myths to rest.