Category Archives: General Aid

A Social Worker Home Visit

Services Available Under Standard Insurance Coverage for MSW Home Visit By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Coming home from a hospital or a stay at a rehabilitation center, one usually finds themselves exhausted, happy to be home in their own surroundings, yet facing the responsibilities of our normal everyday lives can be daunting. It is a standard […]

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Steps to Improve Relationships

Thinking Patterns, Cognitive Distortions or Irrational Thoughts  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Our feelings and emotions can protect us from troubling or challenging situations, they can also hold us back from communicating effectively. We use thinking distortions to help us avoid dealing with uncomfortable feelings. The uses of irrational thoughts help guard us from dealing with […]

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Building Resilience

  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW “Resilience – is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. “ – Andrew Zolli What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to bounce back from traumatic events, stress, challenges, tragedy and adversity in life. When we […]

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Suicide in the older adult population

Suicide Statistics, Warning Signs and Covered Services By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Suicide Statistics According to the American foundation for suicide prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide; for every suicide there’s 25 attempts.  Suicide costs the United States $51 billion annually.  Suicide in […]

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10 Tips for Traveling Caregivers

Tips to Travel Safely with your Alzheimers Loved-one By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW 1. Carry important documents and medications with you. These documents should include emergency contact information, a list of current medications and doses, food allergies and physician information. Also have your travel itinerary and insurance information readily available. 2. Be sure your loved one […]

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