Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Skilled Wound Care!
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a day for chocolate and love, and even if candy hearts aren’t on your diet plan, there are plenty of other ways to indulge today, and to help our patients do the same.
In a similar vein, there are other kinds of love than the historically romantic one that we can express today. Many of our patients may feel isolated from their friends and family, and for today it is important that we do our best to make sure they know that they are cared for.
A study, published in 2011,surveyed the connection of happiness and fulfilment to health. The evidence was overwhelming: it all pointed towards happiness having a positive impact on longevity.
“While happiness might not by itself prevent or cure disease, the evidence that positive emotions and enjoyment of life contribute to better health and a longer lifespan is stronger than the data linking obesity to reduced longevity.” (Diener)
Pessimism, anxiety, and depression are all linked to shorter life spans.Positive emotions are shown to reduce stress and improve immune system function. So, being happy and maintaining a positive attitude can literally help you ward off a cold!
Whether it’s an extra five minutes at a patient’s bedside, lifting your own spirits in a moment of self-care, or encouraging patients’ families to come for a visit, let’s make this a heartwarming day for everyone!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.