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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

7 Little Things That Make a Big Difference in Comprehensive Pain Management

Comprehensive pain management is a necessary clinical skill especially for the elderly population. As the body ages different types of diseases emerge with associated pain. Clinicians should understand that pain is not a sensation like touch or feeling.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 13, 2018

6 'Right' Things to Do When Helping Administer Medications

Encouraging self-administration of medication is believed to increase patients' understanding about their medication and to promote their independence depending on the patient’s capability. Here are some specific tasks that the Home Health Aide should remember when helping the...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Feb 20, 2018

Home health care - How to Teach Foley Catheter Care

Home health care - Sometimes injuries and illnesses make it hard, or impossible, for you to urinate on your own. For this reason, you need a urinary catheter, also called a Foley Catheter. It's important to learn the daily requirements of foley catheter care. This catheter stays in...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 15, 2018

Home Health - What Does a Blood Clot in the Leg Feel Like?

What does a blood clot in the leg feel like? Painful, hot, 'crampy' and swollen. Blood clots, no matter where they are located, always need close attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 to 2 per 1,000 people in the United States is...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Feb 13, 2018