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Teach Home Health Patients to Simply ADLs, Conserve Energy

Home Health Teaching - If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber, you know that after entering the OASIS assessment, MyHomecareBiz automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including nursing teaching.  PowerPath recommends cognition therapy by...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 13, 2018

7 Teaching Tips for Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Adapted from Dr. Axe: Diabetes affects about one in every three adults in the U.S., and diabetic neuropathy is one of the most likely complications to develop as a side effect because high blood sugar levels affect nerve fibers throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy (also...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 15, 2018

16 Safety Tips for Home Health Clinicians

Basic Home Safety Awareness for Home Health Clinicians

  1.  Before making home visits, all purses and wallets must be secured at the Agency.  If you must take a purse or wallet, lock it in the trunk of the car before entering the patient’s home.
  2. Always have detailed directions to get...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 9, 2018

Congestive Heart Failure: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

For the patient with Congestive Heart Failure, in addition to assessing Shortness of breath M1400 on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 8, 2018

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