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9 Differences Between LPNs and RNs

The essentials of nursing are the same for both LPNs and RNs. Both care for people who are suffering from illness and injury, providing medical and functional assistance to help them live as pain-free and as comfortable as possible, and hopefully move forward in their journey toward...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 17, 2018

11 Screening Activities Before Hiring Home Health Aides

Adapted from the AIG Home Health Edition: The home health aide screening process is one of the most important steps in hiring a home health aide. The following activities can help to assure that the right person is hired.

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 10, 2018

Home Health Aide Supervision...Right & Wrong

Include the following evidence-based MyHomecareBiz OASIS Home Health best for evaluating home health aide responsibilities and home health aide supervision:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 26, 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

How to Start a Home Health Agency: Orientation Checklist

How to Start a Home Health Agency basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 14, 2018

2018 CoPs: (Draft) Interpretive Guidelines for §484.80 HHA Duties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft of the Interpretive Guidelines to the final Conditions of Participation scheduled to be implemented January 13, 2018. CMS has asked for feedback on the Draft Interpretive Guidelines. The draft Interpretive...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 2, 2018