Home Health Nursing Articles

Home Health Nursing is about patients receiving nursing care in their home. Home health nurses have a new environment every day and face many challenges. Patients are going home from the hospital with more acute problems and the home health nurse must rise to the occasion.

Are Home Health RNs really paid what they are worth??
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Are Home Health RNs really paid what they are worth??

I am an RN, have been for 10 years. Almost 8 of those 10 years I have been in Home Health. The longer I worked as an RN the more I realized that hospitals, clinics,...

Typical Day For A Home Health Nurse
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Typical Day For A Home Health Nurse

Not a bad day today... started back per diem today. 6 cases, all in the same township. Not my usual zip codes though, so I did waste some time and scheduled...

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10 Tips for Home Health Nursing

The following are some tips I have learned from experience and my peers: 1. Have a good sense of humor. You have to learn to laugh at yourself. This is a...

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And the clock struck 8

The little baby is extra active tonight. Previously, he had been asleep as she began her shift. As she arrives, she notices he has just been freshly bathe by his...

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Sometimes You Just Don't See It Coming

I remember going to the Peds floor, to meet my new little patient. My first look at the tiny little one will be forever in my mind. She was so small, and my heart...

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Disaster Preparedness

Disaster can strike suddenly and without warning. It can force an elderly person to hurriedly evacuate the familiar surroundings of his neighborhood or confine an...

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Kitchen, Living Room, & Bedroom

'Elderizing' a home means making the necessary modifications to safeguard the elderly occupants, particularly in reducing risk for falls. Extensive renovations may...

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Nurse and Home Care Forum Conference - Foxborough, MA
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Nurse and Home Care Forum Conference - Foxborough, MA

The 2018 Nurse and Home Care Forum conference is designed for Nurse Informaticists, Nurse Executives, and Home Care Administrators. Hear from successful customers...

How To Care For A Stroke Patient at Home
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How To Care For A Stroke Patient at Home

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To my dear fellow nurses

My nursing journey has been quite an interesting one; in a matter of 2 years post-graduation, I managed to work in a hospital, in a school, in home care and shortly...

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Home Health Nursing

Home health is an area of nursing that is primarily focused on caring for patients in their home. Nurses in this area make intermittent visits to the patient's home...

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Medication Safety

As people age, they typically take more medicines. Seniors who take several different medications each day are especially vulnerable to the effects of adverse drug...

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Stairways, Hallways, & Outdoor Areas

As the home health nurse, you are continuing the walk-through of an elderly client's home. This article reviews home safety tips for stairways, hallways, and the...

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Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes: Part 1 - Bathroom Safety

Accidents are the ninth leading cause of injury-related deaths among the older population. Older women have a higher rate of injuries than any adult female age...

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