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Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN

Recent Posts

Home Care Marketing: Get Board-certified Clinical Specialists

Board-certified specialists will double your referrals.

Home Care Marketing...What would be the ideal 'opening dialogue' to have with a potential referral source like a physician or discharge planner?  It should go something like this...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Apr 4, 2017

Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

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

1. To provide the suggested procedure for the initiation of insulin for people with diabetes which is evidence based and considered best practice2. To ensure that the patient is able to...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 28, 2017

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

FROM MEDICARE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized HHA care policies and rules governing HHAs that will improve the quality of home health care services for Medicare and Medicaid, MyHomecareBiz.com.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 13, 2017

Home Health Best Practices: M2250 Pressure Ulcer Care Plan

For the patient with and/or at risk for pressure ulcers, in addition to assessing M2250 Pressure Ulcer care and prevention on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Best Practice Assessment Strategies for Pressure...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 31, 2017

Bonus From Home Health Blood Pressure Medications: Fewer Fractures?

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and weakened bones are two big health issues for seniors with and without home health care services.Now, new data suggests that one class of drugs might help protect against both.

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

Managing the Home Health Patient on Anticoagulation Therapy

Home health care patients with atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and/or artificial heart valves will likely be placed on maintenance anticoagulation therapy to reduce/eliminate blood clots. MyHomecareBiz.

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

Home Health Software: How good is your 'Quality Assurance' Program?

Does your 'Performance Improvement' program REALLY work?

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 13, 2017

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

FROM MEDICARE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized HHA care policies and rules governing HHAs that will improve the quality of home health care services for Medicare and Medicaid

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 12, 2017