Insomnia, aka 'interrupted nighttime sleep', is a persistent problem in the elderly. Age-related sleep problems are frequently and mistakenly considered to be a normal part of aging. It's been reported that more than 50% of people over 65 experience regular insomnia.
In the healthcare setting, ethical behavior includes
- respecting patient choice,
- protecting patient confidentiality, privacy, and security, and
- administering health care services according to professionally-accepted standards of practice.
If the patient reports anxiety and its noted on the OASIS assessment, make sure you include anxiety management in your careplan.
Your patient may be anxious and/or depressed because illness prevents participation in activities. While anxiety is an understandable response to illness it...
There are four (4) common types of skin ulcers: venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic neuropathic ulcers and pressure ulcers.
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 sometimes...
Just because the patient has a mobility deficit doesn’t mean s/he is a candidate for physical therapy. The patient’s status prior to this current episode is the primary driver that determines if physical therapy is needed or not. If the patient is not a candidate for therapy and will...
Maintaining hygiene and preventing skin breakdown is ESSENTIAL TEACHING for the home health patient with urinary incontinence!
Urinary incontinence is described as the 'involuntary leakage of urine'. (1) The type of urinary incontinence is normally linked to the cause...including...
Medicare monitors seven (7) OASIS items for improvement between admission and discharge. M1830 Bathing is one of the 7 'process' outcomes tracked for improvement.