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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

15 Fine Motor Exercises for Home Health Patients

Fine motor skills are small, precise, coordinated movements, like using your fingers to pick up a coin. Fine motor skills require integrating muscular, skeletal and neurological functions. Physical and occupational therapists can work with you to practice these skills after stroke.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 29, 2018

10 Helpful Tips for Wound Care For Home Health

Wound care for home health is a skill every nurse will use. Improperly treated wounds have the potential to cause severe infections and worse.  Following are some helpful tips:

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 27, 2018

Vital Fall Precautions Your Patient Needs to Know...

One of the most important things that home health clinicians should educate their patients about is fall precautions. This is especially helpful after assessing that the patient is at high risk for fall using a fall risk assessment tool. The following are fall prevention techniques...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 15, 2018