Bureaucracy and IEP Compliance

by Tera Tuten on October 14, 2014

iep-compliance-schoolsWhen an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is written, parents expect that the services for their children will be carried out by professionals for their children. Teachers also expect supports to be there to assist their students during classroom time. Of course, sometimes the school year begins and services that were set up within the IEP do not surface in a timely manner. [click to continue…]

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Have Experience, Will Travel!

by Christy Trujillo on September 30, 2014

Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.¹ As a nation that tends to place personal value on a job well done, retirement isn’t quite as appealing as it used to be. Some feel the need to work longer to afford the lifestyle they desire to lead during retirement and others fear the lack of purpose that comes with walking away from the professional world. Either way, our time-honored tradition of working hard until we reach a certain age, and then never working again, just doesn’t work for everyone anymore. [click to continue…]

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We are among the Best Places to Work in Atlanta!

by Tera Tuten on September 19, 2014

atlanta best places to workOn Friday, September 12, Soliant Health was announced as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work in Atlanta! [click to continue…]

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Soliant goes to camp!

by Tera Tuten on September 9, 2014

Let’s take it back to our elementary-school years…. For many of us, a summer would not have been complete without a week or more spent in camp. What was not to like about being away from home and being around kids who were just like you?  And from that most memorable summer camp experience, we left with much more than we came with: a few fond memories, lasting friendships, and invaluable life lessons that have molded us into who we are today.

For children facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges, summer camp gets a little more complicated. Actually, a lot more complicated. Their complex and sometimes life-threatening medical needs require not only a fun and recreational space, but also a medically supportive environment with access to the appropriate healthcare professionals for their needs.camp-twin-lakes

It wasn’t until the creation of Camp Twin Lakes that the state of Georgia was able to host camp programs for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and life challenges. Camp Twin Lakes provides summer camps and retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, daycamps, and hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs. Twenty-one years later, it has become a national model for camps serving special populations. [click to continue…]

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How to Find Career Prosperity in Home-Based Health

by Tera Tuten on September 2, 2014

home-healthcare-soliantWith the upcoming increase in the aging population, the job growth in this field is expected to be excellent, with up to 50 percent more jobs by 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That translates into roughly half a million new jobs, which is faster growth for the occupation of home health aide than most other jobs.

The outlook…

A home health aide usually works in a residential care facility or the home of a patient with age-related challenges, chronic illness, or disabilities that require care under the supervision of a medical professional.

Whether this is an entry level position or a stepping stone to a more specialized medical career, if you’re passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others and want to work in health care, you can find career prosperity as a home health aide by following the steps below. [click to continue…]

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Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts?

by Tera Tuten on August 25, 2014

night-shift-food-soliantNight shifts can cause a myriad of challenges that wreak havoc on your body and mind.

Working in artificial light can shut down your melatonin production, which helps regulate digestion, hormones, and your ability to think clearly.

Disrupting your circadian rhythms can interfere with sleep patterns.

And there’s usually no where to go exercise in the middle of the night, even for a brisk walk to help you wake up (assuming you can get away for a break.)

If you plan it carefully, though, your night-time diet can be your secret weapon for to staying awake, being alert, and maintaining a healthy weight. [click to continue…]

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