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A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”  Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.  The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter.  It depends on how long you try to hold it.  If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.  If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.  If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.  “That’s the way it is with stress management.  If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”
“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.  When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.”

“So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.  Don’t carry it home.  You can pick it up tomorrow.  Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.  Relax, and pick them up later after you’ve rested.  Life is short.  Enjoy it!”

 

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I Need An Angel Home Care Best of 2015 Scottsdale Award

I Need an Angel Receives 2015 Best of Scottsdale Award

Scottsdale Award Program Honors the Achievement

SCOTTSDALE July 2, 2015 — I Need an Angel has been selected for the 2015 Best of Scottsdale Award in the Home Health Care Service category by the Scottsdale Award Program.

Each year, the Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Scottsdale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Scottsdale Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Scottsdale Award Program

The Scottsdale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Scottsdale area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Scottsdale Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Scottsdale Award Program

CONTACT:
Scottsdale Award Program
Email: PublicRelations [at] awardcontact [dot] org
URL: http://www.awardcontact.org

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INA Office PhotoEnjoy Raffles & Free Prizes, help raise money to support the Alzheimer Association and meet some awesome local  small business vendors.   Hosted by I Need An Angel.  Your documents shredded onsite which complies with document destruction laws and a certificate of destruction available for your records!

WHERE: In I Need An Angel Home Care parking lot.

WHEN: Friday, March 20th shredding
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (or when the truck fills).

COST: $4 per paper bag.

WHY SHRED THIS WAY?

Office Worker with Mountain of Paperwork

1) View the actual paper shredding process on site
2) Did you know other companies stack your shred box in a back room until they have
enough to take in? Your business and personal info available to the staff and others
who have access.
3) This shredding procedure is in compliance with the document destruction laws.
4) Certificate of destruction will be issued for your records
5) The paper is pulverized beyond recognition before it departs

DIRECTIONS: Enter Plaza West from Royal Palm 1 Light North of Hayden Rd
& Via De Ventura, Enter Handicap Upper Parking Ramp & Follow the Balloons

Help Us Share This Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/336246519904794/

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We are incredibly Grateful to ALL of our “Angel” Staff, Families and Community who helped us Rank #1.  What an incredible success for a local family owned company that is not supported by a large franchise! 

At I Need An Angel, we guarantee to “Free Your Time and Free Your Mind” if you worry about your aging parents, spouse, friend or neighbor at home, hospital or facility.  We make it simple!  They get the best and you get to rest.  We are “Caregivers You Can Depend On” from a few hours a month to 24/7, because health or injury will turn your life upside down.  We treat our Clients like Celebrities and Employees like VIP’s.  You have never dealt with a company that is there for you like we are, because Love is the 1st order of business with us!

Our Staff, Caregivers, Personal Assistants, or Angels are available for a few hours a month to 24/7.  Providing personalized full service any place you call home to increase independence, avoid falls,  provide a friend, advocate at Doctors, assist with meals, a tidy home, laundry, hygiene, transportation to appointments, social events or just running errands.  We reduce anxiety for the family Caregiver AND the person they are trying to care for.  Schedules are available days, nights, weekends, holidays, as needed sometimes and fulltime.

Give Us A Call Today at 480-951-4083 to Learn More & Let Us Make Your Day Wonderful!!! Or Visit Us Online for More Resources and A Free Gift.  

 

We have all hearpersonal_training_image.253102611_stdd the popular saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.  We all know the health benefits of fitness and exercise but statistics show 70 percent of Americans do not regularly exercise.  Philips Lifeline has provided us with some useful exercises to keep active and avoid falls.

For aging Seniors it is especially important to commit to at least a small daily fitness program.  Even 10 minutes can help maintain proper physical and mental health.  Planning to complete these gentle exercises once a day and even in our busy lives if you end up completing them just a few times a week you will notice a difference, over time.

At I Need An Angel our Clients/Families often require our Caregiver to assist with daily exercises.  It’s a great way to get active and to build strength.  Our Caregivers can be a reminder or cheerleader for those who have received recommended fitness plans or exercises from their medical professionals and physical therapist.

According to the Harvard School of Public Health “If exercise and regular physical activity benefit the body, a sedentary lifestyle does the opposite, increasing the chances of becoming overweight and developing a number of chronic diseases.” (1)

A few more helpful tips:

1) Avoid an empty stomach: You may find you have more energy during your activity/workout if you enjoy a small healthy snack 30 min before.

2) Stay Hydrated: You may feel bloated if you consume a large amount of water before your workout.  Instead drink water throughout your day, during your activity and after.

3) Walking is always a great exercise it is important to keep moving.

As always, speak with your doctor before making any changes.  The education pamphlets developed by Philips Lifeline in collaboration with registered physical therapist Maryellen Madden are available to pickup in our Scottsdale Office.

Fitness: Philips Lifeline Key to Avoiding Falls

 How much does stress weigh on YOU?

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, statistics show you age prematurely, your life is shortened, and your own health issues are costing you money when you are a family caregiver. Depression affects 40-70% of caregivers and ¼ of these people are severely depressed.

Some Statistics, provided by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA):

  • Family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely. This level of stress can take as much as 10 years off a family caregiver’s life. Elissa S. Epel, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Calif, SF, et al, From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dec 7, 2004, Vol 101, No. 49.
  • 40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression with approximately a quarter to half of these caregivers meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Zarit, S. (2006). Assessment of Family Caregivers: A Research Perspective
  • A wife’s hospitalization increased her husband’s chances of dying within a month by 35%. A husband’s hospitalization boosted his wife’s mortality risk by 44%. Nicholas D. Christakis, Professor, Health-care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Suzanne Salamon, M.D., Associate Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 16, 2006
  • Nearly three quarters (72%) of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should and 55% say they skip doctor appointments for themselves. 63% of caregivers report having poor eating habits than non-caregivers and 58% indicate worse exercise habits than before caregiving responsibilities. Evercare Study of Caregivers in Decline: A Close-Up Look at Health Risks of Caring for a Loved One. National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare. 2006
  • Stress of family caregiving for persons with dementia has been shown to impact a person’s immune system for up to three years after their caregiving ends thus increasing their chances of developing a chronic illness themselves. Drs. Janice-Kiecolt Glaser and Ronald Glaser, “Chronic stress and age-related increases in the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 30, 2003

Do Not Become a Statistic. Our Team can Help!

INA Office PhotoI Need An Angel “Caregivers You Can Depend On”… It is so true and here is an example!!! 

Here is what happened today.  Sometimes things go wrong.  There is no guarantee everything will go right all the time.  How a company responds when something goes wrong “that is very important”.  It is important to be able to rely on your Home Care Agency.  Very Important! 

This morning one of our Caregiver’s who has been reliable for years, was on her way to a Client’s home, very early this morning and her car broke down –it just shut off leaving her stranded on the side of the road. 

Now we know 8 out of 10 Clients join I Need An Angel because they cannot depend on other providers.  This is why…  The call came in and then, I Need An Angel came to the rescue!!!  We hear from new Clients all the time how other agencies make promises and then told them sorry I don’t know what to tell you, no one will be coming today.  What would that feel like?   

We quickly responded, two office staff jumped in, one to take a company vehicle (which we have as a backup just in case) to save the Caregiver.  While the other office staff member went straight to the Clients home to pick her up so that she could arrive to her scheduled therapy massage, on time.  When we called the Client to let her know that a situation arose and we may be a few minutes behind schedule, she was concerned she would need to cancel her appointment.  No Need! 

We are happy to report the Client arrived to her massage only 4 minutes late.  The Caregiver arrived shortly after, with the other office staff, to be ready to take the Client home, after her appointment.  The company vehicle was left with the Caregiver, and the office staff returned to the office. 

At I Need An Angel, we are different!  We did not call the Client and say so sorry the Caregivers Car broke down, you will have to cancel.  The beautiful Client was not even inconvenienced.  We are different, because “Love is the first order of business with us”, we are happy to be “Caregivers You Can Depend On”

If it is this important for us to make sure this Client wasn’t inconvenienced and that she arrived at her massage, image how great it is to have us on your side if there were a bigger issue! 

Our creative solutions help reduce those unforeseen things. 

YOU have never dealt with a Home Care Company that is there for YOU, like we are, in home, hospital or facility.  Our 5 Star Awards, Our top 4 Ranking AZ and our reputation, proves it.      

Ranking AZ

AZ Big Media, Ranking Arizona Magazine, the Best of the Best Awards recognizes I Need An Angel, Inc., for Ranking in the Top 10 in Home Health Care for 2014!  We’re #4 and we are not a franchise but a locally owned and operated company.  How does it get any better than that?

Rebecca G. Barcy Executive Director of I Need An Angel commented, “Thank You.  We are so Grateful To Receive this honor for the second time.  THANK YOU for your VOTES, Thanks for your effort which support our community, and provides jobs.”

Ranking Arizona Magazine and The Best of the Best Awards recognizes the companies that are voted as your favorites to do business with.  The awards will recognize ALL of the amazing companies that are featured within Ranking Arizona. In addition to the awards, they publish a special magazine highlighting the companies in Arizona Business Magazine.

By popular demand the voting parameters for Ranking Arizona have changed!  You can now vote for your favorite companies – with one email address, once per HOUR!

Simply go to azbigmedia.com & click on the Ranking Arizona logo.  For 17 years, Ranking Arizona has been an annual voting process beginning every August 1st and ending every July 31st. Thank you to all those who promote our company all year long.

The upcoming July 31st deadline will end voting for the 2015 edition.

Keep Voting online at http://azbigmedia.com/ranking-arizona

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I Need An Angel “Caregivers You Can Depend On “ is a Selected Patient Provider of Curaspan Health Group used by Major Hospitals, Rehabs, Hospital Leaders, R.N.’s, Nurses, Social Worker’s and Care Managers.  Including Scottsdale Health Care Shea, Osborn and Thompson Peak Hospitals, Arizona Heart Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Medical Center, Paradise Valley Phoenix Baptist, John C Lincoln Hospitals, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Soon Mayo Clinic & Hospitals.

 

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