• Meet Matt Jones, Paradigm Health Speech Pathologist

    Matt Jones has been an integral part of the Paradigm Health team two years. He credits the positive work environment and incredible focus on servant leadership at Paradigm for creating a family atmosphere for their employees which he says strengthens and carries over to his ability to build relationships with patients and their families that last a lifetime.   Matt has a bachelor’s and [...]

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    A Volunteer with a Kind Heart and a Green Thumb

    Paradigm Health Volunteer Feature: Peggy Hall If you ask Peggy Hall why she volunteers with Paradigm Health, her answer is simple. “I truly believe that when you give of yourself, you receive so much more in return.” The folks she visits at The Forum at the Crossing on a weekly basis would be more likely to tell you that Hall’s Thursday morning visits brighten their day with her [...]

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    Stress Awareness and Management Tips for Caregivers

    Managing Caregiver Stress April is National Stress Awareness Month! When you're caring for a loved one, especially for a prolonged period, you can be at risk for burnout due to constant stress. Caregivers are so often focused on their loved ones and their needs that it can be easy to forget to dedicate time to yourself and your own needs. According to the Harvard Business Review, "Caregiver [...]

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    A Volunteer and His Best Friend

    Jim Hitzeman and Maggie We use the internet these days to search for just about anything and everything. And, when Jim Hitzeman searched for volunteer opportunities near his home base, he was drawn to two words used in a description of the volunteer work: Puppy Love. He was immediately intrigued by a Paradigm Health ad calling for volunteers and their pets. Enter volunteer assistant[...]

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    Understanding the Role of Occupational Therapy in End of Life Care

    Many families understand how therapy can assist loved ones as they recover from an acute condition, such as falling or having a stroke. 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 in [...]

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    Kara Alwine is Part Social Worker-Part Compassionate Listener

    Kara Alwine, MSW, Paradigm Health Social Worker Meet Kara Alwine, MSW, Paradigm Health Social Worker. Ask Paradigm Health certified social worker Kara Alwine to describe what she does every day and you most likely will hear her respond with tasks like assist, refer, support, help, and provide. But she doesn’t think of any of these offerings to hospice patients, their families, and [...]

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    Meet a Social Worker: Elizabeth Hollingsworth

    Get to know medical social worker Elizabeth Hollingsworth, MSW LSW: "The opportunity to connect with Paradigm Health’s patients and being able to provide comfort and support to them and their families during such a difficult time has been so rewarding and uplifting,” shares Hollingsworth.    Share your professional background and how long you have been with Paradigm Health:[...]

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    Music Therapy Offers Life Enrichment

    Most people enjoy listening to music, and many people love to sing or play an instrument. But the power of music goes beyond mere enjoyment. Music is a tool that can be used to calm anxiety, provide comfort, and even assist with pain management. At Paradigm Health, we believe in caring for the whole person, and that’s why music therapy is one of the services we offer to enrich the day-to-day [...]

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    Abigail Landreth is the newest board-certified music therapist at Paradigm Health, beginning her work with Paradigm in February 2018. She graduated from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in classical voice. She later completed a post baccalaureate equivalency program in music therapy at Cleveland State University.[...]

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    Give a Little Healthy Love This Year!

    It’s almost Valentine’s Day and the time of year to celebrate love, even though Mother Teresa has said that “love is a fruit in season at all times.” Most likely, Dick and Helen Lee agree that love is always in season. Dick (age 94) proposed to high school sweetheart Helen (93) in a love letter, and they were married in a civil service over 75 years ago while Dick was on a short[...]

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