Category Archives: Guest Posts

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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Celebrating Our Home Health Aides

Guest post by Loretta Goggins RN, BSN, Home Health Resources, Inc., Houston, TX November is Home Health Aides Appreciation Month, and in honor of this special month, I’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate the home health aides on … 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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Preventing Strokes in the Elderly

by Matthew Boyle, COO, Landmark Senior Living In part two of my blog focused on stroke education, I will discuss things people can do to reduce their chance of stroke. While you can’t reverse the advancement of age, you can take … 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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Your Next Home: A Senior’s Guide to Decluttering and Downsizing

by Janet Campbell, Founder of ElderSpark April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month. Occupational therapists are a valuable resource for caring for patients at home. Keeping patients safe at home can be a challenge related to bathing, excessive clutter, unsafe pathways, … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Kidney Disease Prevention

by Dr. Angie Kurosaka, DNP, RN, CNN, CCM, NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President of Medical Management, Specialized Markets, a division of Centene Corporation Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and that holds true today. The … Continue reading

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