What qualifies for inpatient hospice care
What qualifies for inpatient hospice care? Any kind of care that involves more than just in-home care and is done under a medical facility qualifies for inpatient care. Sometimes, hard-to-manage symptoms may need medical attention that may not be possible to provide in a home setting or with routine home care. In such cases, the […]
What Is Geriatrics? Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on elderly health and the aging process. Elderly health and the aging process through medical care are the focus of Geriatrics. Geriatrics also deals with the prevention and management of symptoms for older adults. Older adults commonly experience overlapping health problems […]
What is Gerontology? ,p>Gerontology is the scientific study of the processes and problems of aging. A report published by the National Research Council on Chemical Toxicology and Aging define Gerontology as all aspects, such as biological, clinical, psychological, sociological, legal, economic, and political related to the issues of aging. This field of study also deals […]
What Is Bereavement Counselling? Bereavement counseling or grief counseling is a type of professional therapy that is offered to people who are undergoing emotional and psychological stress after the loss of their loved one. This treatment process is done with the help of a bereavement counselor. A bereavement counselor is a trained and qualified professional […]
Surrogate decision maker
What Is A Surrogate Decision-Maker? A surrogate decision-maker (SDM) is a person that makes healthcare decisions based on the understanding of the patient’s values and preferences. A study published in the Nursing Outlook journal defines surrogate decision-makers as typically family members who are entrusted with the authority of making healthcare decisions on behalf of their […]
Can you stand on one leg? How about while chewing bubble gum at the same time? Then pat the top of your head? Just kidding on the last two. How about just standing on one leg? Sounds simple enough. Time how long you can sustain without losing balance or reaching for external support. (Always in […]
Senior report 2022: Emphasis on KS and MO<br>Detail Home Health access in each state
I go into many homes where the TV is usually on, sometimes blaring! Typically, I don’t pay attention to what’s airing. But the other day, a local TV station reported a story that piqued my interest: America’s health rankings. The United Health Foundation recently issued its “Senior Report: America’s health rankings, 2022.” The report provides […]
What is protein and how much does my body need?
I drive many miles each day. Podcasts are great for longer drives. I recently discovered a new podcast. The Proof, with Simon Hill, a physiotherapist and nutritionist. He centers around evidence -based information proven through scientific research. Good stuff, given the amount of misinformation today, especially on social media. Hill’s guest, on episode No. 190 […]
Write it down!
I love this quote “One of the biggest lies I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it!.” This quote is so true. Everyone has experienced this. I just did this myself a couple days ago grocery shopping. Forgot the taco seasoning! And I have stacks of Post-It notes on […]
A Day In The Life Of A Home Health Clinician PTA
What does my typical day look like? I typically start seeing my first visit around 9 a.m. I would love to start at 8 a.m. but rarely does a patient want to be visited that early and 9 a.m. is pushing it. I had one gentleman who said 5 a.m. would be fine with him. […]