Home Health Blogger

Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN

Recent Posts

M2250b: Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Foot ulceration is a common problem for people with diabetes, especially those with peripheral neuropathy and/or peripheral vascular disease.  One of the best approaches in diabetes management is making sure that both the patients and members of the health team are all educated about...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 17, 2018

Ace Your OASIS C2 Audit with Good Documentation

MyHomeCareBiz would like to take you back to the basics of home health documentation because the professional responsibility related to this is an essential component of home healthcare.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 16, 2018

OASIS C2 - One Clinician Rule: What is this about?

The updated OASIS C-2 Guidance Manual took effect last January 1, 2018 and MyHomeCareBiz is fully prepared to provide you with guidance on the most recent updates. One significant matter to note is that the OASIS data sets remain the same and have not changed any item.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 9, 2018

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Updated Personnel Qualifications

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding personnel qualifications §484.105. Changes to the language include the following:

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 24, 2017

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Summary of Changes to Patient Rights

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding patient rights §484.50.  Changes to the language include the following:

Changes to language at CoP at §484.50 Patient Rights

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Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 11, 2017

Home Health Management: 7 Keys to Retaining Employees

The quality of home health management that home health care nurses, therapists or aides receive is critical to employee retention. The reasons home health workers leave their jobs has more to do with management and supervision not the job itself.

It is not enough that the supervisor...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on May 30, 2017

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

As part of your MyHomecareBiz home health management planning include disaster preparedness to satisfy JCAHO, CHAP and ACHC compliance. In the event of a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wind storm, and any other disaster that affects the delivery of scheduled home health...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on May 16, 2017

Busy Minds Fight Dementia in Home Health Care Patients

From Healthday: Mentally stimulating activities can protect 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 Apr 12, 2017