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We have the Handbook of Home Health Standards, Quality, Documentation and Reimbursment in stock and available for immediate shipping. Know the rules and improve and individualize your documentation!
HEALTHCAREfirst and Tina Marrelli partner to improve compliance by integrating the industry’s leading clinical guidance materials into its home health and hospice software.
The Third IHCNO conference was held in Chicago, IL, on July 8–10, 2015. Read about the highlights and view some photos.
Being active and getting exercise helps people with Alzheimer’s feel better. It works for caregivers, too! Whether it’s walking, gardening, dancing, or something else, physical activity can help keep muscles, joints, and the heart in good shape. To help a person with Alzheimer’s stay active: Break exercises into simple, easy-to-follow steps. Make sure the person wears comfortable clothes and shoes that fit well and are made for exercise. Be realistic about how much activity can be done at one time. Several 10-minute “mini-workouts” may be best. For more tips, see Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips
Safety can be a big concern for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We can help! Visit our website for information on: Disaster Preparedness Driving Safety Going to the Hospital Home Safety Wandering Read, download and share these resources with friends and family! And help spread the word on social media: #Alzheimers & #dementia #caregivers—get info on topics like home safety, wandering, & disaster prep: http://1.usa.gov/28JLneq #safetymonth
Falls are a common and serious health threat to adults 65 and older. Every year, more than 1 in 4 older adults falls…
This checklist seeks to help you care for the family and other caregivers in your community, those who care for your patients at home, and across the care continuum. Who knows a person better than their family and friends? These questions may get you thinking about how effectively you’re addressing caregiver needs in your population.
A blend of stressful and complex feelings can be triggered when someone becomes a caregiver. There is no doubt that the role can be a difficult one. Best-selling and prolific author Tina Marrelli compassionately took on this complex topic after her sweet 96-year-old father-in-law moved in with Tina and her husband for three years. Tina has written 12 books for professional caregivers and realized that families, friends and other caregivers need their own book. This Guide is the result of that work. It seeks to make health care understandable and to help family, friends and other caregivers be valued and recognized as the expert on their loved one’s care.
The Gerontological Society of America has published a new PDF guide, “A 4-Step Process To Detecting Cognitive Impairment And Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia” with approaches and tools for primary care providers to better identify and assist with cognitive impairment concerns. The full 182 page PDF is available below.
Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease are on the rise. Learn how to protect yourself and your pets with updated information from the FDA.
Nurse leader uses health care expertise to guide laymen through caregiving with a new guidebook that shares step-by-step fundamentals for providing excellent care
Caring.com names A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next a top caregiving book of 2017
A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? was awarded third place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Consumer Health category.
Home Care Nursing: Surviving in an Ever-Changing Care Environment was awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Community / Public Health / Home Health category.
The new 3rd Edition of the Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook: Quality Compliance and Reimbursement (2018) is now available.
Changing patient lives through informed caregiving! e-Caregiving is a web-based patient & caregiver education tool that healthcare providers offer those spouses, family, significant others who care for patients at home and away from the healthcare institution. e-Caregiving assists new or experienced caregivers to understand their role, and provides essential support for this difficult challenge.
The new 6th Edition (2018) of The Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation and Reimbursement (The Little Red Book) is available now!
Senator Elizabeth Dole Endorses Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next?
Looking for health information in Spanish for older adults? Check out these new Spanish language articles from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
The tips provided in this fact sheet will help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters.
ICmed and e-Caregiving, a subsidiary of Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC, today announced a strategic partnership. The two companies improve patient engagement and health outcomes, in part, with products and technology that support informal and family caregivers, a market Medicare estimates to be sixty-six million in the United States.
A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? was named among Caring.com’s “Best Caregiving Books of 2018”.
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.
Today’s Caregiver – Interview with award winning caregiving author Tina Marrelli about her new book, A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next?
We are grateful to receive the the 2019 Today’s Caregiver Friendly Award for A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next! A Guide for Caregiving What’s Next? has been awarded a 2019 Caregiver Friendly® award in the Book category. This award signifies that you and your organization understand the value of supporting family caregivers and have created something that not only helps a caregiver care for their loved ones but also improves his or her quality of life in the process. On behalf of caregivers everywhere, please accept our sincere appreciation for your quality work and congratulations on receiving Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s 2019 Caregiver Friendly® award. “The average caregiver is responsible for over $40,000 in health related expenditures each year, in either personal or directed funds” Says Gary Barg, Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, “This award is designed to help family caregivers recognize and reward those organizations who will care for them in as committed a manner as they care for their loved ones.” About The Caregiver Friendly Awards: The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and his or her loved […]
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.
In Home Health Aide: Guidelines For Care Instructor Manual (3rd Edition), Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, shares advice for organizations providing home health care and hospice aide-related services. Utilizing decades of experience, Marrelli assists organizations providing education for their aides with this comprehensive, user-friendly manual.
HealthCetera – Interview with award winning author Tina Marrelli on the topic of Home Care.
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
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.
The CDC provides many informational resources and tools to help older adults and their caregivers prepare for emergencies and disasters.
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
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
An opportunity to submit articles to the Journal of Community Health Nursing.
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
Interim guidance for persons who may have 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to prevent spread in homes and residential communities
We are grateful to receive the the 2020 Today’s Caregiver Friendly Award for A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next! A Guide for Caregiving What’s Next? has been awarded a 2020 Caregiver Friendly® award in the Book category. About The Caregiver Friendly Awards: The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services which have been designed with the best interest of the caregiver and his or her loved one in mind. Today’s Caregiver magazine and https://caregiver.com, launched in 1995, are published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences. https://caregiver.com/2020-award-winners/ https://caregiver.com/cg-community/book-club/Guide-caregiving-whats-next/
Translated handbooks are available to order from Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE
CDC introduces their updated antibiotic resistance website, refreshed to better engage and share information on antibiotic resistance (AR) in the United States and around the world.
Building on prior studies, a team at the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) implemented a home visit program, called High Risk Transitions in Care (HRTIC), with the goal of reducing 30-day hospital readmissions for discharged patients at high risk for readmission.