Home Health Care

Association of total serum cholesterol with functional outcome following home care rehabilitation in Italian patients with stroke

Maria Concetta Cataldo, M.D., Maria Luisa Calcara, M.D., Giuseppe Caputo, M.D., Caterina Mammina, M.D. Published Online: December 30, 2011 Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 111–116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.003  Abstract Background Stroke is a disabling disease. In elderly populations, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the primary cause of reduction… Read More »»

Do I need it? Do I really need it?” Elderly peoples experiences of unmet assistive technology device needs

Gramstad A, Storli SL, Hamran T.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 May;7(3):189-98. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.618212. Epub 2012 Mar 1. SOURCE: Department of Health and Care Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø , Norway. ABSTRACT: An unmet need for assistive technology devices (ATD) occurs when a person would benefit from ATD, as assessed by health-care… Read More »»

Disaster preparedness for vulnerable persons receiving in-home, long-term care in South Carolina.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine how agencies in South Carolina that provide in-home health care and personal care services help older and/or disabled clients to prepare for disasters. The study also examines how agencies safeguard clients’ records, train staff, and how they could improve their preparedness. METHODS: The relevant research and… Read More »»

Emergency management: expanding the disaster plan. Ross KL, Bing CM.

A comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP) is key to minimizing the disruption of patient care and services during and after a natural or man-made disaster. The home health nurse can play a key role in enhancing, expanding, and evaluating the effectiveness of the organization’s disaster plan. The components of a CEMP and lessons learned from… Read More »»

Hurricane emergency planning by home health providers serving the poor.

Five agencies providing home health care to indigent populations in New Orleans, Louisiana were evaluated in terms of emergency planning and implementation. This was to help improve response to community disasters for indigent populations. Preparation for Hurricane Katrina was examined looking at interaction with local and state departments of health. It was found that the… Read More »»

Emergency preparedness.

The Boy Scout motto is “be prepared,” but can your home health agency abide by this standard? The post-9/11 days of 2001 and the natural disasters that have threatened people and plagued our home and countries abroad illustrate the heightened level of awareness and preparedness home healthcare agencies must achieve to satisfactorily meet emergency preparedness… Read More »»

Emergency preparedness for the home healthcare nurse.

Recent events are quickly becoming the hard teacher: giving tests of preparedness first, then allowing for lessons afterward. However, each emergency teaches valuable lessons about assessment and preparation, and each lesson learned can be integrated into assessment of and preparation for the next event. This article outlines key steps that home care nurses can take… Read More »»