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Patty Jampolsky

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How to Perform Employee Evaluations: Home Health Policies

Your home health policies and procedures need to address how to perform employee evaluations, reports MyHomecareBiz..  Employee evaluations shouldn't be intimidating for you or your employee. Preventing a negative experience can depend on how you - or another reviewer - handles the...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 4, 2018

What's in Your Nursing Bag?

Do you have home health forms 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 Patty Jampolsky on Apr 3, 2018

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Assessing M1242 Pain

Include the following MyHomecareBiz evidence-based OASIS C2 best clinical practices for M1242 Pain Frequency:

(M1242) Frequency of Pain Interfering with patient's activity or movement

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 18, 2017

CMS Suspends Home Health Pre-Claim Reviews in Florida, Illinois

CMS will notify providers at least 30 days in advance when there is a change to the ruling.

FROM National Association of Home Care:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday 3/31/2017 that it was suspending the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration program...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 3, 2017

Home Health Management of Hypertension

High blood pressure is the most common home health diagnosis.

Home Health Management - High blood pressure is called the “silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms and patients don't realize they have hypertension.  The 'silent' nature of the disease only...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 21, 2017

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Teaching Handout

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handouts

Examine your feet daily AND AFTER ANY INJURY, no matter how minor.

  • Report any abnormalities to your physician.
  • Use a water-based moisturizer every day (but not between your toes) to prevent dry skin and cracking.
  • Wear cotton or wool...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 17, 2017

Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist II

Home Health Care Forms - Employee orientation training basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.  But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 25, 2017

Home Health Care - High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

(HealthDay News) -- Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, a new study finds.

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 23, 2017