New medications, new instruction, lab tests, x-rays, doctors’ orders, physical therapy, RNs, LVNS, CNAs, pharmacists, unit clerks…these are just a few of the things patients and their families have to think about during a hospital stay. We think we have the answer.
Nursing homes and privacy don’t seem to go hand-in-hand. For Veterans requiring long-term or complex medical care, the support that a nursing home offers has been the only choice leaving some Veterans to stay in situations bad for their own care. Now, however, the Amarillo VA Health Care System offers Medical Foster Care.
As you arrive at the VA, you encounter a Host, who shows you right to the door of your favorite uncle’s room. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer at the Amarillo VA to become a Host, call 806-354-7811 to sign up today. Qualifications include polished appearance, helpful attitude and good communication skills.
There is a flu outbreak across the country and the Amarillo VA has plenty of flu vaccine. Staff are ready, willing and able to provide Veterans with this immunization at any appointment in any of our locations in Texas and New Mexico.
Resolutions don’t last. So says Stacy McCord, Clinical Psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator for the Amarillo VA Health Care System. Often times we haven’t really thought through our motivation and commitment to the resolution. Motivation is sure to wax and wane. When it wanes, we’ll give up easily if we haven’t connected the resolution to our core values and made a firm commitment and plan for success.
Stress kills. Stress is part of every-day life, sure, but too much stress can create a mess of health risks. The damages of stress quickly add up and go unrecognizable in that mess. We can lose track of the signs of stress like difficulty concentrating, feeling worried or afraid, and being irritable towards others. Physical signs can be muscle tension, sweaty palms, pounding heart, or exhaustion. Occasional stress is normal. When stress becomes too much, learning to manage stress is important.
How does the Amarillo VA Health Care System care for 24,000+ Veterans spread across 63 counties covering 76,670 square miles? Answer: By providing quality services to Veterans in rural communities with community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) such as the one in Childress, Texas and telehealth services.