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7 Keys to Home Health Employee Retention

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 Mar 14, 2022

The 12 Best In-Services for Home Health Aides

As you know, Medicare's requirements for home health aide in-services are the following (Standard §484.80(d); Tag G774):"§484.80(d) Standard: In-service training. A home health aide must receive at least 12 hours of in-service training during each 12-month period. In-service training...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 11, 2022

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 Jan 27, 2022

Does Your Home Health Orientation Include These 11 Policies?

Home Health orientation basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills training, and to introduce...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 12, 2022

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 Aug 10, 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

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

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

As part of your home health management planning include disaster preparedness to satisfy JCAHO, CHAP and ACHC compliance.

In the event of a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wind storm, and any other disaster that affects the delivery of scheduled home health care services,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 17, 2019