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Title: A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself Author: Tina Marrelli Assessment: Idea/Concept: Marrelli’s guide to caregiving is comprehensive and informative, offering a bevy of resources and tools for both the caregiver and their loved one in a manner that is clear and understandable. Prose: This book features prose that, while straight-to-the point, is also compassionate in tone. The author’s expertise and devotion is clear, as she advises readers on navigating the many challenges of caring for a loved one’s physical and emotional well-being. Originality: Marrelli’s book is well-researched and highly informed. The author draws on her own extensive experience in home care nursing, offering help and support to individuals feeling overwhelmed or uncertain. Execution: The innumerable resources and tips provided in this work will serve as much-needed guidance for readers embarking on their new roles as caregivers. Source: The BookLife Prize
Tina is interviewed by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN on VoiceAmerica’s Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse program about the importance of self-care for caregivers.
An opportunity to submit articles to the Journal of Community Health Nursing.
Helpful tips for effective and efficient documentation from Tina’s blog with MedBridge Education.
Caregiver Bookclub – In this interview with Today’s Caregiver Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg, Tina discusses the importance of Home Health Aide education and training and the new 3rd edition of Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care: Instructor Manual
Success with PDGM will revolve around home health clinicians’ compliance with the care planning process. Tina Marrelli and Marie St. Pierre offer expert advice for maximizing success.
Today’s Caregiver – In this interview, Tina discusses the importance of Home Health Aide education and training and the new 3rd edition of Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care: Instructor Manual
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Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Help make holiday visits go more smoothly by preparing guests for what to expect during interactions with the person with Alzheimer’s. Explain to guests that the person with Alzheimer’s disease does not always remember what is expected and acceptable. Give examples of unusual behaviors that may take place such as incontinence, eating food with fingers, wandering, or hallucinations. If this is the first visit since the person with Alzheimer’s became severely impaired, tell guests that the visit may be painful. The memory-impaired person may not remember guests’ names or relationships but can still enjoy their company. Explain that memory loss is the result of the disease and is not intentional. Stress that the meaningfulness of the moment together matters more than what the person remembers. For more information, visit Helping Family and Friends Understand Alzheimer’s. Get more holiday hints for caregivers. Share this information with others on social media: #Caregivers: help make holiday visits go more smoothly for people with #Alzheimers disease by preparing guests for what to expect when they get there. Learn how: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/holiday-hints-alzheimers-caregivers
The CDC provides many informational resources and tools to help older adults and their caregivers prepare for emergencies and disasters.
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) developed the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign to increase the use of palliative care for children and teens living with serious illnesses. The campaign includes materials to assist health care providers in starting and continuing conversations about pediatric palliative care with their patients and patients’ families.
New FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape for public health officials and clinicians who treat and manage patients with or at risk for HIV infection including infectious disease physicians, hematologists/oncologists, internists, and other physicians; nurses; and pharmacists.
United Hospital Fund (UHF) has released the first in a series of reports, Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter, based on a year-long project to better understand why hospital discharge planning can fall short despite well-intentioned efforts by hospital staff. The report spotlights the many factors that can hinder informed decision-making by patients and their families and limit post-acute care choices.
The tips provided in this fact sheet will help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters.
Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly.
Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. There are many changes you can make to your home that will help you avoid falls and ensure your safety.