Health

Clayton Oaks Living Celebrates National Assisted Living Week®

Local senior living community recognizes deep connections between staff, residents during national observance Richmond, TX (September 2017) – To celebrate the way more than one million people live, there is National Assisted Living Week® taking place September 10-16, 2017. This year’s theme “Family is Forever” highlights the importance of family to senior living communities such as Clayton Oaks Living. During assisted living week Clayton Oaks extends an invitation to tour the beautiful community and have a […]

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes the Intensive Care Unit at Houston Methodist West Hospital with Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

National three-year award with silver designations marks a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment Houston, Texas. – September 11, 2017 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Intensive Care Unit at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Houston, Texas. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy […]

A City Grows Inside the Convention Center

A resident of the American Red Cross shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center exchanges greetings with Spiderman, one of the many costumed characters to visit the center and entertain those staying at the shelter. (Red Cross photo by Carl Manning)

By Georgia Duncan  American Red Cross  The George R Brown Convention Center is usually home to knitting conventions, conferences, expos and even a cat show. But when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston, the center suddenly became the refuge for thousands forced from their homes. The American Red Cross opened a shelter that at its height was home to more than 10,000 people. The center was transformed into what could be called a new city within […]

Hurricane Recovery Public Health Safety Tips

As Katy homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey will be cleaning up and rebuilding in the weeks and months ahead, it’s important to remain cautious of health dangers. The following tips from UnitedHealthcare will help keep you safe: Mental Health Floods can have an immediate and long-term impact on people’s mental health. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is possible, as are strained interpersonal relationships, increased stress, depression, and loss of resiliency. If you or someone you […]

Texas Offers Services for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Texas Health and Human Services is urging people to be aware of the benefits and services available to Texans who suffered loss following Hurricane Harvey. “I’ve seen firsthand the devastation, and we’ve been moving quickly to line up an array of benefits and services to help people in need,” said HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith. “We’ve been working closely with our federal partners and our folks on the ground to get food benefits rolling and […]

Texas Announces Food Benefits for Victims of Hurricane Harvey 

Texas today announced it is providing a surge of food benefits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in the 58 counties included in the State Disaster Declaration following Hurricane Harvey. SNAP recipients in the affected counties will see their September benefits automatically loaded today, Sept. 1, onto their Lone Star Cards. Normally benefits are staggered among recipients throughout the first half of the month. With this change, Texas will issue $160 million in benefits early […]

Following Hurricane Harvey, MD Anderson maintains exceptional patient care, supports staff

Caring Fund accepting donations to benefit affected employees HOUSTON ― Through dedicated teamwork, strategic planning and the support of its internal and external communities, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has returned to full operations and continues to provide excellent care for thousands of cancer patients, including new patients. MD Anderson also is committed assisting and supporting staff affected by Hurricane Harvey. It is estimated that at least 35 percent of MD Anderson’s 20,000-person workforce […]

Salvation Army Mobile Kitchens Deliver a Hot Meal and Hope in Houston and affected Texas Cities 

Houston, Texas (August 31, 2017) �C The fleet of 11 Salvation Army mobile kitchens currently deployed to Houston took to the streets Wednesday, to deliver food, drinks and emotional and spiritual care to those in need. Response teams served meals in several communities that prior to their visit had not received any assistance and The Salvation Army was the first agency to show up. One such community was Redwood Heights, Houston. Residents explained that today was the […]

Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Irma While Expanding Relief Efforts for Harvey

Houston, TX, September 6, 2017 — The American Red Cross is getting ready to respond as powerful Hurricane Irma nears the United States and its territories, while continuing to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm with winds as high as 180 mph, and the Red Cross is urging those in the possible path of this storm to monitor weather reports and get prepared now. A free download of the Red Cross […]

Fund Seeks To Assist Long Term Care Staff

Employees worked and sacrificed through Hurricane Harvey to provide quality care AUSTIN, TX —While the Gulf Coast was deluged with a record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, countless Texans stepped up to minimize the suffering. Among these were hundreds of men and women who work in long term care facilities. The Texas Health Care Association (THCA), which represents more than 550 long term care and assisted living facilities across the state, wants to help […]