November 2015 Issue

In this Issue:      Print Version
  • What is Eczema
  • ICP of Tiffin and Masons Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
  • CDC announces $20 million to fi ght prescription drug abuse
  • Flu Season Is Off To A Slow Start: CDC
  • The Power of Language
  • Jody Bouillon of ICP, Inc. Awarded CEAL Certification

CDC announces $20 million to fight prescription drug abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a new program, “Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States,” which aims to invest in 16 states, including Ohio, currently battling an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. The program will commit $20 million in FY2015 and is part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Opioid initiative. Read More

Flu Season Is Off To A Slow Start: CDC

The weather outside might be fearful, but the flu season is thankfully tame so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recently, via its weekly FluView report, the CDC announced that the “overall seasonal influenza activity is low across the United States.”

ICP Of Tiffin And Mason Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
 

ICP of Tiffin and Mason, Ohio, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.  

Jody Bouillon of ICP, Inc. Awarded CEAL Certification

Jody Bouillon, Director of Medical Supplies at ICP, Inc. has successfully completed the Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) certification program offered through the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living (OCAL), and has passed the NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards) Residential Care/ Assisted Living Administrators Examination to earn the CEAL designation.

The Power of Language

Language plays a crucial role in shaping the culture of aging and aging services in our society. The words we use when talking to and about older persons denote how they are valued, what is expected of them, and where they stand with respect to the speaker. Read More

What is Eczema

Eczema is a nonspecific term for many types of skin inflammation (dermatitis).  There are different categories of eczema, which include allergic, contact, irritant, and nummular eczema, which can be difficult to distinguish from atopic dermatitis (AD).  Atopy is a medical syndrome that includes three associated conditions that tend to occur in the same individual: atopic dermatitis, inhalant allergies and asthma.  All three components need not to present in the same individual simultaneously. Read More