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Floods and Tornadoes and Earthquakes, Oh My! Are Your Patients Prepared?

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Weather extremes keep hitting the U.S. throughout the year. In your area of the country you might be experiencing violent storms, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Others may be dealing with excessive heat, black outs, … Continue reading

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Summer is Finally Here! Let’s Talk Sun Safety

Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Summer is officially here according to the calendar, schools are out, and the weather is heating up! Time to spend time catching some sun and enjoying the outdoors for many people and their families, … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse of Elderly Women Is an Ongoing Issue

Guest blogger: Nursing Home Abuse Center Sexual abuse of the elderly is one of the most unfathomable crimes and it’s critical to shed light on it. Women over the age of 70 who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are more likely … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy and Data Collection in Home Health

by Karen Vance, BSOT, Senior Managing Consultant | Clinical Operations Specialist, BKD Health Care Group The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) portends significant changes to the way Medicare currently pays home health agencies (HHA) under Prospective Payment System (PPS). PDGM is … Continue reading

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Home Care… we have a problem!

By Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, MS, CPPS Center for Patient Safety, Assistant Director Did I get your attention? Good! We do have a problem, and it’s not the usual having to deal with Conditions of Participation (CoP) or with the … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Management Guidelines and the Effects on Home Health Patients

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women (CDC, 2017). Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack (CDC, 2017). Cardiovascular health is important to the … Continue reading

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Safety First: Winter Driving Tips

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator There have already been several major snow and ice storms across the country this year. Now that the heart of winter is upon us, HHQI would like to provide some driving tips to … Continue reading

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