Category Archives: Home Health

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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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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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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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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