What is the Difference between a Pandemic and an Endemic?

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, MPA, RN, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe What is the Difference between a Pandemic and an Endemic? During the past two years of living through this pandemic, we have had to learn so many new terms. Words like “novel,” “close contact,” “N-95,” “quarantine vs. isolation,” and others. The list goes on and on. The latest word to emerge is “Endemic.” I thought it might be good to explain the difference between a “Pandemic” and an “Endemic.” The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic in March of 2020 due to the rapid …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 reasons Accounting Manager, Anatasia Bazzett, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Inclusive Environment I love working at the Arc for many reasons. In addition to the agency pushing its Mission to the forefront of service delivery, the agency also works very dedicatedly to create an inclusive environment that extends beyond a person’s abilities. It also embraces cultural diversity …

Nursing in the IDD Field

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, MPA, RN, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share about how special it is to work as a nurse supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Rewarding Career One of the most rewarding aspects of being a nurse and caring for people with IDD is that we can build meaningful connections with the people we support. It’s unlike a hospital or family medicine environment where patients are constantly in and out, never staying (hopefully) for extended …

Celebrate a World of Flavors for National Nutrition Month

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives, Uncategorized

Written by Antonietta Alfano, Diet Technician at The Arc of Monroe March is National Nutrition Month! This month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help increase awareness of the importance of nutrition and knowing where you can find nutrition experts to help you achieve your goals. This is also a great time to help motivate yourself to make healthy changes and do personal research on what works for you, your body and your lifestyle. Your very own Diet Technician is here to share all of the cool elements of nutrition! Did you also know that I …