The Allure Group Is Holding Its Second Annual Job Fair
The Allure Group is hiring!
We will stage our second annual job fair, on August 26 at 33 Bowery from 11am-4pm. We are, as always, looking to fill positions in all our departments, while accommodating the linguistic and clinical needs of our residents. America is aging, and Allure is, as always, looking to continue its top-notch service and give qualified candidates an opportunity to launch careers in the rewarding field of senior care.
Summer Events at The Allure Group
The Allure Group continues a summer of fun with special events: Hawaiian Day at the Crown Heights Center, a barbecue at the Hamilton Park Center with students from the Summer Youth Program, as well as a trip to the aquarium with our Bedford Center residents. A big thank you to the students who came to help with our BBQ, our residents really enjoyed having you there!
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM2018), which was created to underscore the need for immunizations.
Those reasons are many. According to calculations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- The flu has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010.
- Some 900,000 people contract pneumococcal pneumonia every year, resulting in as many as 400,000 hospitalizations and 28,000 deaths.
- About 10-13 percent of those who get shingles will experience a painful complication called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), the symptoms of which are severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash had appeared. This pain can last from weeks to years.
- Between 850,000 and 2.2 million people suffer from chronic hepatitis B; one of the complications of this affliction is liver cancer.
- In the United States, human papillomavirus (HPV) causes about 19,700 cases of cancer in women and some 12,800 cases of cancer in men each year. About 4,000 women die each year from cervical cancer.
Coupled with those sobering statistics are those from the CDC showing that in 2016 only 24 percent of adults ages 19-64 had received a pneumococcal vaccination, while 27 percent of those 19 or older had received the Tdap vaccination, which protects against three life-threatening diseases — tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
Just 33 percent of adults 60 years or older had received shingles (herpes zoster) vaccination, while 43 percent of those 18 and older had received a flu vaccine during the 2016-17 flu season.
The bottom line: Vaccinations make a difference.
Coming Attraction: EarlySense Video
The Allure Group is in the process of finalizing a promo video that will showcase the benefits of EarlySense, the contact-free patient monitoring system.
The Allure Group became Brooklyn’s first network of skilled nursing facilities to make use EarlySense when it introduced the technology at the Bedford Center in July 2017, and it has achieved results similar to those seen in longer-established partnerships — a 45-percent reduction in patient falls, a 60-percent reduction in pressure ulcer development (bedsores) and an 80-percent reduction in code blue events.
Several of the case studies at the Bedford Center also revealed that alerts helped detect such illnesses as a urinary-tract infection and aspiration pneumonia, and that falls by high-risk patients were averted.
EarlySense, founded in 2004, was described by Forbes as a means to respond to the needs of non-critical (non-ICU) patients, while also preventing “alarm fatigue” — i.e., a tendency on the part of healthcare professionals to respond in something less than a timely fashion to the constant alerts sounded by conventional bedside equipment.
Under the EarlySense system, a sensing plate placed under a patient’s mattress detects his or her heart and respiration rates, as well as movements. That data, along with whatever trends that might have been seen over time, is then passed to a bedside monitor and a Central Display Station located at the nurses’ station, as well as medical professionals’ tablets and hand-held devices.
Such information also becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical records.
Employee of the Month
We want to give a huge shout out and big thanks to our Employee of the Month, Emilio, who works in maintenance, and was honored as the King David Center’s Employee of the Month for July. Thanks for all you do for us Emilio!
Emilio has been part of the Allure family for 18 years.
Our Chief Business Development Officer, Matthew Fenley, Participated On A Panel at the Long-Term Care and Senior Living CXO Summit
The Allure Group’s Chief Business Development Officer, Matthew Fenley, took part in a panel discussion at the Long-Term Care and Senior Living CXO Summit, July 17-18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA.
The Long-Term Care & Senior Living CXO Summit is an invitation-only, closed-door event featuring senior-level executives and solution providers. It is centered on discussions of key new drivers shaping the long-term care industry.
The topic of the panel discussion that Matthey Fenley participated in was “Revolutionizing Care Delivery through Technology.”
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