Category Archives: Observances

Self-Management Plays a Key Role in Controlling Diabetes

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator November is American Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2016. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2016) reports there are over 29 million Americans living with diabetes and 86 … Continue reading

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Why Blood Donors are My Heroes

by Joey Hoffman, mother of a blood recipient On February 8, 2003, my daughter, Daisy, received her first blood transfusion immediately after birth. It helped save her life – as did countless other transfusions over the years. At eight weeks … Continue reading

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November is Home Care & Hospice Month So Let’s Give Thanks!

By Crystal Welch, MSN, RN Project Coordinator with HHQI November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and the HHQI National Campaign would like to recognize the hard work of nurses, aides, social workers, therapists, administrators, family caregivers, counselors and … Continue reading

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Being Successful in Mental Health Management

Guest post by Brenda Smith, Administrator, Southland Home Health Mental Health encompasses a wide variety of things, but what does it really mean?  In Home Care we deal with mental health is so many different ways, from depression to forgetfulness … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Closet that is PURPLE?

By Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.  The Alzheimer’s Association highlights this month long awareness with a celebration of “The Longest Day” on June 21st. You are encouraged to wear purple throughout the … Continue reading

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Three Cheers to All Nurses

By Misty Kevech, RN Project Coordinator and Crystal Welch, RN Project Coordinator National Nurses Week is May 6 – 12. HHQI would like to say thank you to all the nurses providing care to the patients in the community. Home … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Purse

Guest post by Jane Marks, Certified Dementia Practioner, Speaker, Trainer and Caregiver I recently listened to the late Nora Ephron’s “I Hate My Neck” book on tape.  I do not hate my neck…yet, but her piece on “The Perfect Purse” … Continue reading

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