March 2015

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 05 March 2015.

Healthy Foods for Seniors
Healthy Foods for Seniors

Healthy Foods for Seniors


The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle grows as we age. While younger days are defined by a relative indifference toward matters of health, the accumulation of years requires a more conscious attitude. The body is increasingly susceptible to threat and every health-related decision has wider implications. Of the most important, especially for senior populations, is diet.

Written by Riley McKee on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

What makes the Best Place to Work?
What Make's the Best Place to Work?

What makes the Best Place to Work?


New employees are frequently surprised at the emphasis we at FootPrints place upon developing the best place to work. Such a priority is foreign to the experience of many as jobs tend to be viewed as necessary evils. They’re what we have to do to support what we want to do. But we like to approach it differently. FootPrints employees, according to President & CEO Brian Fletcher, “deserve to work for an employer that appreciates their service” and at a place they love coming to daily.

Written by Misty Foster on Saturday, 07 March 2015.

The American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb
The American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb

The American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb


Have you ever forgotten to breathe? Two main reasons why people subconsciously hold their breath are stress and fear. Pulmonary specialists believe that our breathing is an indicator for the status of our body, mind, and emotions. But what if you remember to breathe, but simply can’t? For those struggling with lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, and other lung related illnesses, it’s not a matter of being willing but being able.

Written by Riley McKee on Tuesday, 10 March 2015.

Nurses-Home Health or Hospital?
Nurses - Home Health or Hospital?

Nurses-Home Health or Hospital?


Nursing career paths are commonly mistaken to run through hospitals only. A little bit of research counters that assumption revealing wide variety opportunities, some of which may suit the personality and care philosophies of certain nurses much better. One of these is home health.

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 12 March 2015.

Fall Prevention for Seniors
Fall Prevention for Seniors

Fall Prevention for Seniors


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that every year millions of accidental falls occur among adults 65 years of age and older. While many result in only minor discomfort, the others, depending on where they occur can result in serious injury, sometimes even death. These statistics are likely unsurprising: it’s easy to see the link between a weakened physical state common among seniors and an increased fall risk. The challenge lies in determining the steps that need to be taken to ensure your loved one is protected against falls.

Written by Riley McKee on Tuesday, 17 March 2015.

5 Mind & Body Strengthening Activities for Seniors
5 Mind & Body Strengthening Activities for Seniors

5 Mind & Body Strengthening Activities for Seniors


Seniors are a population with perhaps the highest amount of spare time. But what’s the best way to use it? The answers to this question are infinite, though it’s a good idea to focus on activities that keep the mind and body engaged. Some that achieve this include:

Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 19 March 2015.

Caregivers: What they are and how to become one
Caregivers: what they are and how to become one

Caregivers: What they are and how to become one


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job opportunities for Personal Care Aides (their "official" term for caregivers) are projected to grow by 49 percent between 2012 and 2022, significantly outpacing the average for all occupations. These estimates are in anticipation of the impending retirements of 76 million baby boomers who are likely to require professional care in the coming years. It's always a good idea to enter an industry with a bright future, so, what is and how can you become a caregiver?


Written by Riley McKee on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Recipes & Cooking Tips for Aging Seniors
Recipes and Cooking Tips for Aging Seniors

Cooking for Seniors


Cooking is one of life’s many joys. The creation of edible art brings about a satisfaction that is difficult describe but noticeably present. And the resulting flavorful consumption nourishes both body and soul. It’s a wonderful activity rich in benefits and, thanks to improved methods, one that does not have to cease should age-related challenges arise. A variety of recipes and cooking utensils tailored to the changing abilities of seniors have been made available in recent years.

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015.

FootPrints Home Care Job Fair
FootPrints Home Care Job Fair

FootPrints Home Care Job Fair


This Friday (March 27th) FootPrints will be hosting its first ever job fair. We have openings for RNs, LPNs, Home Health Aides, and Caregivers and intend to hire quickly to compensate for rapidly expanding need.

Home health care is a very rewarding field that, in addition to pursuing health objectives, fosters deep relationships with patients in a way hospitals and facilities are unable to match.

For more information about career opportunities in home health care, check out our recent blog posts Caregivers: what they are and how to become one and Nurses – home health or hospital? They’ll give you a little background on the positions and whether they might be a good fit for you.

For more information on the job fair, follow this link: FootPrints Job Fair.

We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

505.828.3918

Location

5941-A Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
9am - 12pm
1pm - 4pm

Follow Us

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus