Category Archives: Education

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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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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Learn More About Sepsis Screening & Education – It Could Be a Life-Saver

By investing a few minutes, home care clinicians can make a world of difference by Chris Chimenti, MSPT, ACCH, Senior Director of Clinical Innovation, HCR Home Care What is sepsis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Sepsis … Continue reading

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month: Social Determinants, Health Care Coalitions and Disaster Preparedness

by Barbara B. Citarella, RN, MS, CHCE, NHCP-BC, President & CEO, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants With Hurricane Florence looming in the Atlantic Ocean, the timeliness of National Preparedness Month (NPM), which is recognized each September, is more important this year … Continue reading

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Summer Heat and the Risks for Seniors

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator As we enter into the “Dog Days of Summer,” we have seen triple-digit temperatures across a large portion of the U.S. Seniors are at high risk for heat stress, especially related to sudden … Continue reading

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Stroke 101: What is a Stroke and What Are the Signs

by Matthew Boyle, COO, Landmark Senior Living Currently in the United States, every 40 seconds someone suffers from a stroke. This translates to nearly 800,000 people per year, of which 140,000 result in death. Given our country’s propensity for fast food … Continue reading

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