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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Why Time Spent on Your Phone Can be Disastrous for Your Sleep Patterns

By guest blogger: Sarah Johnson – sjohnson@tuck.com  Working night shifts or staying up late can be a nightmare for your internal clock, but there’s something else that might make your hopes of getting rest even worse — the iPhone or … 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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