SAFETY TIP FOR USING SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN

SAFETY TIPS FOR USING SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN Using home oxygen therapy is typically safe, but it does bring some safety hazards. Your medical provider may prescribe home oxygen therapy if you are needing more oxygen than your body takes in. While the oxygen is not flammable it can make flammable materials ignite faster. Listed below are… Continue reading SAFETY TIP FOR USING SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN

April is International Stress Awareness Month

April is International Stress Awareness Month Stress kills. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), people with high levels of chronic stress are more likely to contribute to death by many causes including heart disease and stroke. It is also linked to major depression and other anxiety disorders. Stress has been around since the beginning… Continue reading April is International Stress Awareness Month

Documentation | Understanding It’s Importance

“Our patients change daily, so each encounter brings a fresh set of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, each of which we are called to address.  In addition, the imperative that we fully, completely, and immediately document all aspects of each encounter has never been more real.  As we let our professional curiosity direct… Continue reading Documentation | Understanding It’s Importance

KEEP WARM EVEN WHEN INSIDE

“Shake, shiver and shovel!” That’s what The Farmers’ Almanac says about the coming Winter weather which predicts a colder than normal winter with more snowfall than usual this year. Although most meteorologists don’t put much stock in the almanac, many people do…

ENJOY THE FALL SEASON WITH RECREATION

Each year, as the weather begins to shift to welcome Fall, I feel giddy. Warm drinks, fires in the fireplace, cozy sweaters, and holiday preparations swarm my…

UNDERSTANDING PRIVATE DUTY HOMECARE

This question was asked by the daughter of a 91-year-old homebound patient, Lilly, who had just been discharged from Medicare certified home healthcare. Prior to receiving home healthcare, Lilly had been in the hospital with pneumonia and congestive heart failure.

DEFINING HOME HEALTHCARE

Home healthcare is often confused with private duty homecare. However, while home healthcare may include some home care services, it…

COGNITIVIE ASSESSMENT & MEMORY PROGRAM

“As many as 91% of seniors around the world with a cognitive impairment go undiagnosed.” “Between 2000 and 2019, deaths…

PREVENT FALLS IN THE HOME

Falls can occur anytime, anyplace, and for a variety of reasons. Hazards in the home are a common cause, however, other falls occur due to muscle weakness, balance, vision problems, and side effects from medications. About one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year, and this number increases with age. Falls… Continue reading PREVENT FALLS IN THE HOME

LEARN ABOUT DEHYDRATION & AVOID IT

For many, summer is the time to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. And what better way to spend a day than on a picnic, on the lake, or enjoying a walk? All this outdoor activity can be very good for a person’s dehydration. While many seniors enjoyheat a bit more than their younger counterparts,… Continue reading LEARN ABOUT DEHYDRATION & AVOID IT