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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.
18 seconds is the average time MDs wait before interrupting patients. Learn tips to help w/ communication.
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
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
Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook
How to shelter in place. (video)