Arc of Monroe End of Life Committee Offers Support for Caregivers

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe End of Life – What does it mean to the caregiver? Even when you know the end of life is approaching for someone you support, you might not feel prepared. Looking after a person who is dying can be very stressful. It’s common to feel like you don’t know what to do, what to say or how to cope. You might feel angry, sad or totally unprepared. You could also feel frightened about how it will happen and if you will be able to cope. However, once you …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Debbie Stauber Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

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 Debbie Stauber, Employment Specialist with the Adult Project Search Program through Job Path loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Personal Growth As an employee at The Arc of Monroe for the past 32 years, I have been able to witness the individuals we support grow to their fullest extent. Watching the individuals that we support come in unsure of themselves at the beginning of the year, and then …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Matt Fico Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

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 Community Outreach Coordinator, Matt Fico, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. People-centric In my personal experience, The Arc of Monroe takes on a bottom-to-top approach. This means The Arc focuses heavily on the values and opinions of its employees. I love hearing from different employees in other departments as it makes this work environment very welcoming. Knowing that we all are able to work together and provide the …

The Arc of Monroe Forms New End of Life Committee

Health and Wellness, Programs and Services, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing The Arc of Monroe nursing team works hard to best serve our staff and the people we support. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, the team ran 990 medical appointments for the people we support. Our latest endeavor is to develop an “End of Life” committee. What does end of life mean? I asked a few people who are on the committee, and this is what they shared: “Doing it my way. Living every day, including the last days of my life in comfort, support, and dignity where I want and with …

The Arc Foundation of Monroe Welcomes New Board of Directors Chair

Arc Foundation of Monroe

Since its inception, The Arc Foundation of Monroe has continually expanded in innovative ways to meet the needs of people supported and employed by The Arc of Monroe. A large part of the Foundation’s success has been due to its engaged board members. For the last three years, Lisa Powers has graciously led as the Foundation’s Board Chair. Shortly after Lisa moved back to Rochester in 1999, she began working with a family who had a son with Down syndrome. As she continued her law career working with this family, she developed an affinity for people who had disabilities and …

Arc of Monroe Job Fair

Join us on Saturday, March 19 at The Arc of Monroe’s Lambert Day Services to explore career opportunities at The Arc of Monroe! Meet with members of our team and find out more about our open positions, including residential managers and supervisors, Direct Support Professionals, drivers, employment specialists, LPN’s, maintenance staff and social workers. Many of our open positions also include generous sign-on bonuses: Direct Support Professional – $1,000 for Full-time; $500 for Part-time Employment Specialist 1 & 2 – $1,000 LPN – $1,000 Social Worker – $1,000 Vehicle Operator – $2,000 for Full-time; $1,000 for Part-time Saturday, March 19 9 …

Identifying Aspiration Pneumonia

Health and Wellness

Have you ever experienced a meal where something “went down the wrong pipe”? If so, you’ve experienced what’s known as aspiration. This is a fairly common occurrence that can occasionally lead to aspiration pneumonia when someone can’t cough up whatever has entered his or her airways. Pneumonia is a breathing condition in which there is inflammation (swelling) or an infection of the lungs or large airways. Aspiration pneumonia occurs when food, saliva, liquids, or vomit is breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs, instead of being swallowed into the esophagus and stomach. As you can imagine, aspirating …

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 Vice President of Programs & Services Mike Catalano loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Amazing People we Support and Staff I love working at The Arc because of the people we support and our staff. I learn something new every day and I have more appreciation for the little things, because I think we take so many things …

Job Fair – Love What You Do!

Join us on Monday, February 14 at The Arc of Monroe headquarters to find a job you LOVE! Meet with members of our team and find out more about our open positions, which include Direct Support Professionals, Vehicle Operators, Employment Specialists, RNs, and more. Many of our open positions also include generous sign-on bonuses! Monday, February 14 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. Rochester, NY 14623 The Arc of Monroe is hiring for Direct Support Professionals with a starting pay of $15.75/hour within residential, and $15/hour in other direct support roles. Sign-on bonuses available for full- …

Looking Forward to the Next Adventure

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When Barbara Wale finishes her tenure at The Arc of Monroe at the end of this month, she will have spent over 40 years working in the field of disability and human services with a professional record that boasts extraordinary contributions to the field. Wale has dedicated her life and her career in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Remarkably, all of those years have been with The Arc of Monroe, where she started in 1978 as a speech pathologist. Five years later, she was promoted to Director of Clinical Services and in only one year, became Director …