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How to Avoid the Holiday Blues

Young girl looking sad

The holiday season can be filled with joy and prosperous melodies, singing carols and food galore. For many this is a time to celebrate and show our appreciation to those we love the most. But there are some people who find it hard to enjoy the season’s greetings and find themselves sad, lonely, depressed and anxious.   ... LEARN MORE

Influenza Awareness

Girl blowing her nose

Flu season is among us, and statistics show that 1 in 5 people will catch the influenza virus in any given cold and flu season. The flu is an extremely contagious respiratory disease that attacks the body by spreading through the upper and lower respiratory tract. The flu can be serious, even deadly,    ... LEARN MORE

Kay Fleming

Who is that Nurse?

by Karen Boyce, RN,CDDN,SANE
PCHC Community Based Nurse

In July 2009, I joined Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care’s nursing team. One of the provider agencies I was assigned to support, is an agency that supports people in both group homes and ICF/MRs.

Over the past five years, I have welcomed every opportunity to work alongside a nurse at that agency for whom I have great respect.

So, to answer the question……that nurse is Kay Fleming. ... LEARN MORE

Do you support someone who speaks Spanish and has Intellectual Disabilities?

Are they at risk or beginning to show signs or symptoms of Dysphagia and/or Dementia?

Person being spoon-fed. PCHC has recently translated two very important documents into Spanish to help support people with ID:

We offer face-to-face Dual Diagnosis Curriculum trainings. Click the image to download our Training Request Form.

PCHC now offers Regional FACE TO FACE trainings on the topics that are part of the Dual Diagnosis Curriculum. Please see our Training Curriculum for a list of available Dual Diagnosis trainings.

The training topics are designed to develop DSP competency in dual diagnosis support and are complimentary to the National Association for Dual Diagnosis DSP Certification.

The following form: Passport to the Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum, can help you track the trainings you take as part of the curriculum.

If you have any questions about the trainings offered, please call the Education Department at 215.546.0300 extension 3681 for more details.

Click here to learn more about the PA Dual Diagnosis Direct Support Curriculum.

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