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A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. “That’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”
“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.”

“So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Relax, and pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!”

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I Need An Angel “Caregivers You Can Depend On”… It is so true and here is an example!!!

Here is what happened today. Sometimes things go wrong. There is no guarantee everything will go right all the time. How a company responds when something goes wrong “that is very important”. It is important to be able to rely on your Home Care Agency. Very Important!

One of our Caregiver’s, who has been reliable for years, was on her way to a Client’s home very early this morning and her car broke down – it just shut off leaving her stranded on the side of the road.

Now we know 8 out of 10 Clients join I Need An Angel because they cannot depend on other providers. This is why… The call came in and ...

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Enjoy Raffles & Free Prizes, help raise money to support the Alzheimer Association and meet some awesome local small business vendors. Hosted by I Need An Angel. Your documents shredded onsite which complies with document destruction laws and a certificate of destruction available for your records!

WHERE: In I Need An Angel Home Care parking lot.

WHEN: Friday, March 20th shredding
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (or when the truck fills).

COST: $4 per paper bag.

WHY SHRED THIS WAY?

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1) View the actual paper shredding process on site
2) Did you know other companies stack your shred box in a back room until they have
enough to take in? Your business and personal info available to the staff and others
who have access.
3) This shredding procedure is in compliance with the document destruction laws.
4) Certificate of destruction will be issued for your records
5) The paper is pulverized beyond recognition before it departs

DIRECTIONS: Enter Plaza West from Royal Palm 1 Light North of Hayden Rd
& Via De Ventura, Enter Handicap Upper Parking Ramp & Follow the Balloons

Help Us Share This Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/336246519904794/

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I Need an Angel Receives 2015 Best of Scottsdale Award

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Scottsdale Award Program Honors the Achievement

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We are incredibly Grateful to ALL of our “Angel” Staff, Families and Community who helped us Rank #1. What an incredible success for a local family owned company that is not supported by a large franchise!
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We have all heard the popular saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. We all know the health benefits of fitness and exercise but statistics show 70 percent of Americans do not regularly exercise. Philips Lifeline has provided us with some useful exercises to keep active and avoid falls.

For aging Seniors it is especially important to commit to at least a small daily fitness program. Even 10 minutes can help maintain proper physical and mental health. Planning to complete these gentle exercises once a day and even in our busy lives if you end up completing them just a few times a week you will notice a difference, over time.

At I Need An Angel our Clients/Families often require our Caregiver to assist with daily exerci...

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How much does stress weigh on YOU?

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, statistics show you age prematurely, your life is shortened, and your own health issues are costing you money when you are a family caregiver. Depression affects 40-70% of caregivers and ¼ of these people are severely depressed.

Some Statistics, provided by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA):

  • Family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely. This level of stress can take as much as 10 years off a family caregiver’s life. Elissa S. Epel, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Calif, SF, et al, From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dec 7, 2004, Vol 101, No. 49.

  • 40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression with approximately a quarter to half of these caregivers meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Zarit, S. (2006). Assessment of Family Caregivers: A Research Perspective

  • A wife’s hospitalization increased her husband’s chances of dying within a month by 35%. A husband’s hospitalization boosted his wife’s mortality risk by 44%. Nicholas D. Christakis, Professor, Health-care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Suzanne Salamon, M.D., Associate Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 16, 2006

  • Nearly three quarters (72%) of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should and 55% say they skip doctor appointments for themselves. 63% of caregivers report having poor eating habits than non-caregivers and 58% indicate worse exercise habits than before caregiving responsibilities. Evercare Study of Caregivers in Decline: A Close-Up Look at Health Risks of Caring for a Loved One. National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare. 2006

  • Stress of family caregiving for persons with dementia has been shown to impact a person’s immune system for up to three years after their caregiving ends thus increasing their chances of developing a chronic illness themselves. Drs. Janice-Kiecolt Glaser and Ronald Glaser, “Chronic stress and age-related increases in the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 30, 2003

Do Not Become a Statistic. Our Team can Help!

Rebecca G. Barcy Executive Director of I Need An Angel commented “THANK YOU for your VOTES. Your efforts make this honor possible. Recognition like this help support our community and provide jobs.”

Ranking Arizona Magazine and The Best of the Best Awards recognizes the companies that are voted as your favorites to do business with. The awards will recognize ALL of the amazing companies that are featured within Ranking Arizona. In addition to the awards, they publish a special magazine highlighting the companies in Arizona Business Magazine.

Do not forget to keep Voting online at http://ranking.aznow.biz/

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AZ Big Media, Ranking Arizona Magazine, the Best of the Best Awards recognizes I Need An Angel, Inc., for Ranking in the Top 10 in Home Health Care for 2014! We’re #4 and we are not a franchise but a locally owned and operated company. How does it get any better than that?

Rebecca G. Barcy Executive Director of I Need An Angel commented, “Thank You. We are so Grateful To Receive this honor for the second time. THANK YOU for your VOTES, Thanks for your effort which support our community, and provides jobs.”

Ranking Arizona Magazine and The Best of the Best Awards recognizes the companies that are voted as your favorites to do business with. The awards will recognize ALL of the amazing companies that are featured within Ranking Arizona. In addition to the awards, they publish a special magazine highlighting the companies in Arizona Business Magazine.

By popular demand the voting parameters for Ranking Arizona have changed! You can now vote for your favorite companies – with one email address, once per HOUR!

Simply go to azbigmedia.com & click on the Ranking Arizona logo. For 17 years, Ranking Arizona has been an annual voting process beginning every August 1st and ending every July 31st. Thank you to all those who promote our company all year long.

The upcoming July 31st deadline will end voting for the 2015 edition.

Keep Voting online at http://azbigmedia.com/ranking-arizona

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