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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.
A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? was named among Caring.com’s “Best Caregiving Books of 2018”.
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.
The tips provided in this fact sheet will help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters.
A resource list of caregiving literature, including research studies. We will update this list with new resources as they are available.
Come see us at these upcoming conventions and events…
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.
Looking for health information in Spanish for older adults? Check out these new Spanish language articles from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
Senator Elizabeth Dole Endorses Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next?
The new 6th Edition (2018) of The Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation and Reimbursement (The Little Red Book) is available now!
Free resources and information about National Nurses Week!
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 4th Edition of the Nurse Manager Survival Guide (2018) is now available.
The new 3rd Edition of the Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook: Quality Compliance and Reimbursement (2018) is now available.
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.
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.
Caring.com names A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next a top caregiving book of 2017
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
Come meet Tina and Team at the NAHC Meeting on October 15-17, 2017. We’ll be in Booth 1024!
Learn how to plan for diabetes care during disasters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Falls are a common and serious health threat to adults 65 and older. Every year, more than 1 in 4 older adults falls…
Flu can make you miss work, school or even be hospitalized. You can take these 3 actions to fight the flu and the spread of germs to others this flu season.