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5 Facts About Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Do you know these 5 facts about Urinary Tract Infections in the elderly?  The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 24, 2018

OASIS C2: 3 Strategies for Patients with Feeding Deficits

Many patients receiving home health have limitations in feeding and eating.

OASIS C2 - Factors that cause a patient to have limitations in self-care include: activity intolerance, cognitive impairment, decreased motivation, decreased strength and endurance, depression, environmental...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 18, 2018

Take the Nursing Quiz for Asthma/COPD

From Nurselabs: Any respiratory disease that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow fall under the broad classification of COPD, also known as chronic airflow limitations (CAL). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition of chronic dyspnea with expiratory airflow...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 17, 2018

6 Practical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Include the following evidence-based OASIS C best clinical practices for caring for patients with Alzheimer's Disease:

In the early stages of Alzheimer's, your patient may still be able to perform the daily tasks that allow a person to live and function independently. As the disease...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 16, 2018

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 Apr 5, 2018

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

7 Keys to the Retention of Home Health Employees

The quality of home health employees management that a nurse, therapist or aide receives 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.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 2, 2018