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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 affected...

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

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Summary of Changes to Patient Rights

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding patient rights §484.50.  Changes to the language include the following:

Changes to language at CoP at §484.50 Patient Rights

  • The ...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 11, 2017

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

Home health care - from HealthDay: Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 20, 2017

Home Health Care Best Practices: M2250 Pressure Ulcer Care Plan

For the patient with and/or at risk for pressure ulcers, in addition to assessing M2250 Pressure Ulcer care and prevention on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Best Practice Assessment Strategies for Pressure Ulcer...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 31, 2017

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1900 Fall Risk

Include the following home health care OASIS C2 Best Practices for completing M1900 Falls Risk Assessment on MyHomecareBiz:

Posted by Nathan Hope on Dec 15, 2016

Prepare for OASIS C2 Changes: M1060 - Height and Weight

This blog post will be covering new OASIS C2 item: M1060: Height and Weight

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 28, 2016

OASIS C2 Changes Coming January 1st - Are You Prepared?

With OASIS C2 being implemented on January 1st 2017, it’s extremely important that your agency or facility is educated with the upcoming changes. Because of this, we’d like to do our part in helping all agencies familiarize themselves with the new additions and modifications to OASIS.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 17, 2016

OASIS Home Health - Early Intervention Plans

Oasis Home Health - Early Interventions Essential For Aging Population

A new series of studies reported by The Lancet indicates that the massive expansion of the aging population could be seriously at risk if early health interventions have not been established. Chronic illness, being...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 22, 2015