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Melissa Cott

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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

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

Improve Performance on OASIS M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Occupational therapists frequently combine energy conservation and work simplification techniques to rehabilitation plans for patients with chronic pain conditions and post-CVA. Work simplification and energy conservation techniques can be applied to ADLs such as grooming and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 9, 2021

What's in Your Home Health Nursing Bag?

Do you have guidelines on what nurses should carry in their nursing bags for home health visits?  If not...use ours!

Recommended supplies for home health nursing bags:

  • Current compact-sized drug reference book
  • Current home health care handbook

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 4, 2021