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Rowan roundup: Two join Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care has announced two new employees.
vMona Knight has joined the office at 625 W. Innes St. as staff coordinator. She will be responsible for coordinating activities necessary to provide quality care to senior clients, assigning caregivers to match clients’ needs and handling quality assurance with clients and caregivers
Robin L. Scharding of Concord is the new community service representative. She will be based in Concord and will assist with marketing for the Salisbury office.
Knight has 20 years of experience with American Express in customer service team leadership and administration in both Phoenix, Ariz., and Greensboro. She also has experience in office management in the banking industry.
A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Knight attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix and the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She has one son and lives in Concord.
Scharding will market the companionship and non-medical home care services by making contacts throughout the community, group presentations and community marketing through events such as senior expos and health fairs.
Scharding has been involved in direct sales and marketing for the past 11 years. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich. She is an ambassador for the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, works with Motor Racing Outreach and volunteers with the Cabarrus County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Scharding will also lead a Home Instead team of volunteers for the Cabarrus Meals on Wheels and support the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.
A native of Moon Township, Pa., she and husband Greg live in Concord.
For more information, visit www.homeinstead.com.
Medical meeting host
RoMedical Care, 1035 Lincolnton Road, hosted the fourth annual Medical Symposium in Charlotte in May that provided instruction on the workers’ compensation system and new medical treatments and technology.
The agenda included Dr. Adam Ginn, Upper Extremity Injuries in the Workplace; Dan Miears, The Golden Hour (Critical Care); Dr. Skip Whitman, Bone Growth Stimulation; Reda Chouffani, Going Paperless in Today’s Healthcare Environment; Dan Burks, DPT, LAT, ATC, Functional Rehabilitation; Brent Bost, DC, Spinal Manipulative Therapy; Dr. Harrison Latimer, Cortisone Injections in Clinical Practice; and Dr. Hans Hansen, Controlled Substance Management ó Evidence Based, Interventional Pain Management ó Evidence Based.Professionals from the region attended and earned continuing education credits. Vendors also exhibited educational materials and information.
RoMedical Care provides orthopaedics, urgent care, radiology, pain management, podiatry and physical therapy services. The practice is affiliated with Presbyterian Novant Medical Group and has offices in Salisbury, Thomasville, Locust, Yadkinville and Mocksville.
For information on next year’s symposium, contact Desiree Hillard at 704-638-9990, ext. 1333.
Safety Requirement
The North Carolina State Building Code Council voted to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) with its tamper-resistant outlet requirement included, and, after more than three months, the requirement has taken effect.
The vote took place during a work session at the State Legislature Building March 11; enforcement began July 3.
Installations in dwellings with permits issued on or after July 3 must meet all requirements of the State Electrical Code.
All 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere electrical outlets (receptacles) in new residential construction must be tamper-resistant receptacles. With thousands of children suffering injuries each year from inserting objects into electrical outlets, this requirement affords North Carolina children the most reliable means of protection against electrical injuries.
Using a built-in shutter system, tamper-resistant receptacles prevent foreign objects from touching electrically live components when they’re inserted into the slots, but plugs can be inserted and removed just as with standard electrical outlets. Unlike plastic outlet caps, which can be removed or forgotten, tamper-resistant receptacles offer automatic, continuous and permanent protection against electrical burns.
It is estimated that tamper-resistant receptacles would add less than $70 to the cost of a new home’s electrical system.Parents, homeowners and building and electrical professionals wanting to learn about tamper-resistant receptacles, child safety statistics and code details can view a video and other resources at www.child outletsafety.org. Additional information can be found at www.esfi.org.
The NEC is an American National Standard developed by electrical safety experts under rules to ensure openness and broad representation by all interests. NEC adoption takes place state-by-state.
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Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@ salisburypost.com. Please include a daytime phone number.

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