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Prevent Malnutrition in Home Health Patients

From the Mayo Clinic: Older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition - malnutrition - as a result of inappropriate dietary choices, low income, difficulty obtaining food, and various physical and mental health conditions. Additional causes of inadequate nutrition:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 13, 2021

OASIS M2020 Oral Medications: Medicare Guidance

In-home medication management includes assessing the patient's ability to self-manage oral medications. Use Medicare's own guidance & strategies for completing OASIS (M2020) Management of Oral Medications: the patient's current ability to prepare and take all oral medications...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 6, 2021

Home Health Careplan for Cardiac Bypass Surgery (CABG)

From Up To Date... The home health care plan for the patient recovering from bypass surgery focuses on

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 30, 2021

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics...

Your Business Development Plan should have short-term home health marketing and long term business growth goals. For the long term you want to make sure your Agency is working toward achieving top OASIS outcomes.  

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 25, 2021

Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

Home health patient teaching for insulin therapy include the following MyHomecareBiz objectives: 

1. Provide the evidence-based, best practice methods for self-managing insulin injections,2. Ensure the patient/caregiver successfully recalls and demonstrates insulin self-injection...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 23, 2021

Are You Doing Enough for Patients with Depression & Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are major health issues among patients receiving home care, but are under-diagnosed and under-treated ... causing negative health outcomes. Your patient may be anxious and/or depressed because illness prevents participation in activities. While anxiety or...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 18, 2021

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

For the patient with Congestive Heart Failure, in addition to assessing Shortness of breath M1400 on OASIS also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 16, 2021

Busy Minds Fight Dementia in Home Health Care Patients

From Healthday: Mentally stimulating activities can protect home health care patients' brains against aging, even if genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports MyHomecareBiz

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 11, 2021