A new 988 hotline launched in July aimed at helping those experiencing a mental health crisis. This hotline will help connect those who need to speak to a mental health professional in a comparable way that 911 connects people to emergency services. Historically, when someone has a mental health crisis, it could be difficult to get an immediate appointment.
Why does the I/DD community struggle with access to dental care and what are some of the challenges facing the next generation of dentists? All of this and more as Dr. Stephen Beetstra, program director for Ohio State’s Nisonger Center for Dental Services and Boundless Health’s interim dental director, sits down with Scott Light.
On this episode of the podcast, Boundless moms Patti Cain and Sue Hall join Boundless lead speech and language pathologist Tessa Subler and host Scott Light to discuss how speech therapy builds bridges, why you shouldn’t be afraid of a diagnosis, and why it’s just as important for parents to find their voices.
Beginning June 29th free COVID Vaccines will be offered to both Boundless Health patients and the general public on certain vaccination dates from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 445 E. Dublin-Granville Road (Building B) in Worthington. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to all ages (including children aged 6 months to 4 years old). The vaccine for the youngest children must be administered by a nurse, not at pharmacies.
On this episode, we’re diving into Boundless Health. Our guests, Dr. Cindy Ripsin, Boundless Health medical director, and Mac and Jessica Smith, a Boundless Health family, join host Scott Light to talk about the importance of person-centeredness, why consistency is the key, and how fifteen minutes can make a world of difference for patients with special needs.
She is autistic. She has autism. Are these two statements the same?
For healthcare professionals and individuals alike, this question has been asked many times in the last two decades. “They’re autistic” uses a linguistic pattern known as identity-first language, whereas “they have autism” uses person-first language. While there has been a shift toward person-first language in recent years, identity-first language has not been left totally in the past. The reason may surprise you.
Trauma-informed care (TIC) has become a bit of a buzzword in the I/DD community, but wouldn’t it be great if there was something even better? Well, there is! It’s called trauma-responsive care (TRC), and it is used every day at Boundless.
Earlier this month, the Statehouse News Bureau reported the Ohio House passed a bipartisan bill to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of twenty-five conditions for which medical marijuana can be used. It passed by a margin of seventy-three to thirteen.
For those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle might be difficult or not a priority. It might also be challenging to find the resources and facilities for those individuals to get the right attention and care. Fitness and health resources can now be more accessible and available to those with I/DD with Valemee Fitness.
Recent visitors to our Worthington campus will have noticed renovations to Building G and the overall Worthington campus are well underway. As the new home for Boundless Health and our administrative offices start to take shape, we’re delighted to offer a peek at these renderings from the incredible team at Wellogy.
Many people believe the best way to know whether you have high blood pressure (called hypertension) is to have your blood pressure measured in your doctor’s office. Did you know that the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology now encourage everyone with any suspicion of having hypertension to measure their blood pressure at home and share those values with their doctor?
Over the past three decades, the rate of heart disease has improved but is still the leading killer of men and women in the United States.
What is heart disease?
Many conditions cause diseases of the heart. Some are born with (congenital heart disease), and some happen during our lifetime.