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Are You Sharing the Right URL?
Social media is a definite must-have when you’re trying to reach a larger audience. Businesses want to promote sales or networking events. Organizations want to promote their fundraisers or ... Read Original Article
Consistency is Key in Social Media Customer Service
Handling customer service across social media channels is somewhat expected in this hyper connected time. Many customers are looking for instant feedback and response when they have an issue or a ... Read Original Article
Every January 25th is National Infusion Nurse’s Day. Do you know what an infusion nurse does or the many ways they can help your loved one at home? What is an Infusion Nurse? Infusion Nurses are Registered Nurses who specialize in giving medicine and fluids to patients through injection or infusion. They require additional training and knowledge of the techniques to perform and monitor an infusion, including the equipment as well as the often highly specialized medications they are infusing. They monitor patients for their reaction to the medication being administered, manage their tubing and pumps, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential drug complications. Infusion Nurses can be found working in a multitude of locations, including places like hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics, and home health agencies. The aging of America, the advance of new medical technologies, and the focus in healthcare on reducing costs are fueling demand for infusion nurses. Demand for infusion nurse services is expected to rise 26 percent by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Until recently, infusion nursing didn’t play a prominent role among the most sought-after nursing specialties. However, infusion nursing is expected to receive more focus as more Americans are living longer and living with chronic illnesses for which new treatment therapies are being designed and include newer medications that must be injected or infused by a specially trained professional. Conditions that require an Infusion Nurse Examples of conditions for which a medication may be injected or infused include certain autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Chron’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions like heart disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal disorders. Celebrating Infusion Nurses BrightStar Care celebrates Infusion Nurses among our rank of specially trained Registered Nurses at our Joint Commission accredited home-care... Read Original Article
January can not only bring a lot of beautiful snow, but also slippery ice and freezing temperatures. Whether you live up north where it easily drops below zero, or down south where it can cool down into the 30’s and 40’s, you’ll want to take extra steps to ensure your loved one stays happy and healthy this winter. Here are 5 tips to be fully prepared for the winter months. Indoor Safety Many people will spend a majority of their time indoors during the season, going days without stepping outside. This is why it’s very important to have the home prepared for this amount of quality time at home. It’s easy for your loved one to become ill if the home is not kept warm enough. If using a fireplace or gas heater to warm up the house, make sure to have new batteries in both your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. A regular tune-up on the home’s furnace should be done routinely. In case the power in your loved ones home goes out during a storm, have the readily home stocked with non-perishable food, flashlights, battery-powered radios, and blankets. As the temperature of the home drops, have the appropriate garments ready to wear, i.e. several layers of warm clothes, hats, gloves, and scarves. To prepare for emergencies, a landline phone is useful in case cellular service is disrupted. If you venture out with your loved one, take both coats and boots off when entering the home to prevent water from collecting, causing the floors to become slippery and increasing the possibility of a fall. Eat right Staying inside can make it very easy to snack on the wrong foods and forget about regular meals. Keep up with a healthy diet and consume foods that are high in vitamin D. Generally we get vitamin D from the sun, so supplementing diets with vitamin D-rich food, such as seafood (tuna and salmon), grains, and milk, can help make up for what we aren’t getting in the winter. Clearing the sidewalks and driveway Trips to the doctor’s office or the grocery store can be a worrisome... Read Original Article
What Is the Mission of Your Business?
We saw a truck today with a company slogan written on it that really impressed us: “Helping the world keep promises.” A slogan is basically a mini mission statement. Does your business have one? ... Read Original Article
The Impact of Google’s Mobile Intrusive Interstitials Penalty
Google announced that they would be applying penalties to sites that utilize problematic interstitial ads for visitors. These are ads that pop up and take up a considerable amount of screen space. ... Read Original Article
A new year means it’s time for a fresh start. It’s time to grab the reins on the things we’ve all been saying we are going to get around to doing but haven’t yet. When you have an aging loved one you are caring for, this means having to make New Year’s resolutions for not only yourself, but for them as well. Take a look at our New Year’s resolution lists of our top suggested goals for 2017. Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to do with your Aging Loved One Fall proof the home of any hazards to help prevent future falls. Go through family photos and create an album showcasing the photo along with labeling who is in the photo, when it was taken, and a story behind the photo to help preserve memories for your ageing loved one and for future generations to enjoy. Make sure to keep your loved one active to not only stay strong, but healthy as well. This can be done through walks, water aerobics, and the like. Being healthy doesn’t only mean exercising daily, but also eating right. Make sure to have plenty of fruits and vegetables in the house, and less junk food. Make sure your loved one’s important documents, financial information, will, assets, etc. is in order. It’s not a fun task, but it’s a better feeling knowing it’s completed. Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Family Members of an Aging Loved One Become educated on the medical conditions your loved one is living with as it will help provide comfort to both parties. Start asking for help. BrightStar Care is here to help you with the daily caregiving responsibilities for your loved one. Seek financial advice from an expert to ensure your loved ones needs are covered and how to make the money last. Make sure to thank yourself for all you do every day. Your loved one might not be able to thank you out loud, but they are thinking it. Always remember to stay positive. You’re making a huge difference in your loved one’s everyday life. Read Original Article
Start the New Year with a Clean Website
Just a couple of days off and you’ve come back to a ton of stuff to do. Of course you want to get to work, but take a few minutes first to clean 2016 off your website. Nothing is more stale than ... Read Original Article

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What makes the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce a good chamber to be part of?

The Chamber has been a fantastic resource for building my business and personal relationships within the community.

— Debbie Soden - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage