Suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. It’s scary, uncomfortable and incredibly sensitive. But if you suspect someone is considering suicide, initiating a conversation is crucial. As nationwide deaths by suicide continue to rise, increasing awareness needs to be a priority.
Individuals with suicidal intentions often exhibit observable warning signs. Your ability to recognize these signs could help save a life. Speak up, reach out and educate yourself so you can help someone in need. Continue reading to review 11 common warning signs of suicidal behavior.
Continue reading The Suicide Warning Signs You Need to Address
As many of us continue to work virtually from the safety of our homes, many individuals do not have that option. Many of our friends, family and peers are working at the forefront of COVID-19. Without proper personal protective equipment (PPE), people with jobs deemed “essential,” especially in the medical field, are potentially exposed to the virus just by going into work every day. Not to mention the shortage of PPE in many places, therefore not everyone has access to necessary face masks, shields and other protective gear.
With this shortage in mind, Netsmart associate Nicole Slaughter gathered supplies and took matters into her own hands. Slaughter and her husband worked to support frontline employees who are courageously serving our communities during this difficult time.
Continue reading Generosity Unmasked
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has recently changed many elements of our daily life, and that includes the lives of those living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. These individuals often rely on visitors to keep them company, and due to recent circumstances, many facilities are discouraging or suspending non-medically necessary visits.
But even with new standards in place, many organizations are going above and beyond to make their residents feel loved and supported.
Hear from two Netsmart associates as they share their mothers’ unique experiences in their respective assisted living facilities.
Continue reading The Power of Kindness Amid a Pandemic
Shortly after joining Netsmart in May of 2019, Sarah Owings toured KidsTLC during her onboarding training. While visiting their campus to observe firsthand how our solutions impact the lives of individuals and families in their care, she immediately felt bonded to the organization and was eager to support their mission. It wasn’t until a few months later while surrounded by friends and enjoying the 2019 BMA Foundation’s Dine & Dance with the Stars event that her opportunity presented itself. A girls’ night out quickly evolved into an unforgettable journey of personal growth and connection to a Netsmart client for Sarah, as one of the charities included in the benefit was KidsTLC. It was in that very moment Sarah knew she would be dancing on the floor in 2020 to support KidsTLC.
Continue reading Sarah Shimmies Away the Stigma with Netsmart Client, KidsTLC
In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we’re proudly featuring our associates’ personal connections to hospice by sharing their My Hospice stories. Continue reading to find out how fulfilling her mother’s final request led to the creation of a hospice support organization that grants gifts of comfort.
In 2009, I received a phone call that my mother, Janet, was coughing up blood in the ER. We soon found out that mom had stage IV lung cancer, which rapidly spread to her breast, and then to her brain.
Continue reading Why Hospice Care Matters to Me: April’s Story
To honor National Home Care and Hospice Month, we’re proud to share one associate’s personal connection to the home care field. Continue reading to learn how the compassionate care Deborah’s grandfather received inspires her work at Netsmart today.
“Just another fleeting moment,” my grandpa used to say. One to always find the joy in each moment – no matter how fleeting it was – best described my grandpa.
Grandpa was the light during a dark day. The roaring laugh at a party. And the wise counsel when life got complicated. He made everyone around him happier, kinder, better.
Continue reading What Home Care Means to Me: Deborah’s Story
In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we’re proudly featuring our associates’ personal connections to hospice by sharing their My Hospice stories. Continue reading to find out why solution marketing specialist Emily Eastin believes hospice is an invaluable service.
My first experience with a hospice nurse was my teacher in high school. She coached me through my certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification. She was understanding and kind, emphasizing that my focus must always be on the patient and their family.
Continue reading Why Hospice Care Matters to Me: Emily’s Story
Recently our FUTURES took the opportunity to use their EveryDayMatters (EDM) volunteer day to grow their awareness of the impact we can make in our community by working in the gardens of our partner, Cornerstones of Care. Cornerstones is a local organization that offers social services including education, behavioral healthcare, foster care, and youth and family support services. The dedicated staff at Cornerstones works day in and day out to provide the best care for families in the community. What better way to support their mission than supporting them to serve others.
Hear from FUTURES Chase Neely, Cade Green, Nick Porsch and Grant Leonard to learn about what EveryDayMatters and being cause connected means to them.
Continue reading Making EveryDayMatter with the FUTURES
I’d venture to guess most of you have heard of “No Shave November.” It’s a time mothers and significant others loath, and hopeful adolescents are met with fragmented results. What you may be less familiar with is Movember, a month-long initiative supporting major health challenges men face today. The cause encourages supporters to either grow a mustache or get physically active to increase awareness of men’s mental health, suicide, prostate and testicular cancer.
This November, Netsmart associate Alex Dreiling dedicated his upper lip to support Movember’s mission. Continue reading to discover what inspired his participation.
Continue reading If You Mustache About Alex’s ‘stache
It’s always a pleasure to learn of an associate’s personal connection to a cause or community we serve. Netsmart associate April McClure found a personal connection to the Care at Home community after her mother received hospice care. Discover how fulfilling her mother’s final request led to the creation of Janet’s Wish, an organization that grants gifts of comfort to hospice patients.
Continue reading Janet’s Wish