When we think about St. Patrick’s Day, the words that most often come to mind are: shamrocks, green, the Irish and, of course, beer. While St. Patrick’s Day has long been a celebration of Irish heritage, the holiday has also become a catalyst for one of the biggest binge drinking days of the year.
Football season is over, and for ultimate sports fans that means it’s time to focus on the next big event: March Madness! Starting mid-March and ending in April, March Madness is a whole month of college basketball championships that inspire bracket challenges and hometown rivalries that throw the basketball-loving community into a collective frenzy.
Each year, the third week of March marks National Poison Prevention Week. The week serves as an opportunity to highlight the dangers that poisonings pose to people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention.
When your loved one goes into the care of a nursing home or other long-term care (LTC) facility, you expect the staff to provide the level of care they require. But when a serious injury or illness forces a nursing home to admit a resident to the hospital emergency room (ER), you may wonder whether it could have been prevented.