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Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

Home health patient teaching for insulin therapy include the following MyHomecareBiz objectives: 

1. Provide the evidence-based, best practice methods for self-managing insulin injections,2. Ensure the patient/caregiver successfully recalls and demonstrates insulin self-injection...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 23, 2021

Are You Doing Enough for Patients with Depression & Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are major health issues among patients receiving home care, but are under-diagnosed and under-treated ... causing negative health outcomes. Your patient may be anxious and/or depressed because illness prevents participation in activities. While anxiety or...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 18, 2021

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

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

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 16, 2021

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 Mar 11, 2021

Improve Performance on OASIS M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Occupational therapists frequently combine energy conservation and work simplification techniques to rehabilitation plans for patients with chronic pain conditions and post-CVA. Work simplification and energy conservation techniques can be applied to ADLs such as grooming and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 9, 2021

What's in Your Home Health Nursing Bag?

Do you have guidelines 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 Melissa Cott on Mar 4, 2021

Long-Term Anti-Coagulation Therapy? Monitor 2 things...

Home health care patients with atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and/or artificial heart valves will likely be placed on maintenance anticoagulation therapy to reduce/eliminate blood clots. 

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 2, 2021

How to Perform Home Health Employee Evaluations

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 Melissa Cott on Feb 25, 2021