Recent Posts

  • Infection control concerning Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    There are many infection control/handwashing resources available.  Here’s one of those resources to share with your clinicians: https://chapinc.org/attached-also-find-a-one-page-information-sheet-to-use-with-staff/ https://chapinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Coronavirus-Jan-31.pdf PER THE ARTICLE: “Your best resources are the CDC webpages for healthcare professionals and your local and state health department.” Stay healthy!  

  • The Impact of Home Health Physical Therapy on Medicare Beneficiaries With a Primary Diagnosis of Dementia

    The article below is presented to us by Clay Watson, PT, Past President, Home Health and Hospice Association of Utah. “We have been hearing that some consultants have been telling Home Health Agencies that people with dementia should not be receiving Physical Therapy under the home health benefit. The Homecare and Hospice Association of Utah […]

  • What is PDGM?

    In the past 20+ years therapies were the basis of payment for care to home health agencies. As you know, on January 1st 2020, this is going to change with the new PDGM (Payment Driven Grouping Model). Below is a good resource offering an overview of PDGM. Some thoughts to consider; 1.The use of proper […]

  • 7 Key Behaviors of People Who Make a Positive Difference In the World

    We’re sharing the following article written by Kathy Caprino (kathycaprino.com) because it’s foremost an inspirational read, but also because it applies especially to us, Caregivers of patients. “Look around you and you’ll see three kinds of people — those who hate their work, and complain bitterly, those who just tolerate their work and see it […]

  • How Deeply You Care For Your Elderly Patients Is the Main Ingredient Of Success!

    Have you ever wondered if your skills and techniques are up to par and effective? Well, now there’s growing evidence that HOW DEEPLY YOU CARE FOR YOUR ELDERLY PATIENTS IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT OF SUCCESS! Here’s a recent study: “A study conducted to illuminate older adults’ perceptions of multi-professional team’s caring skills as success factors […]

  • “What’s Covered” App for Medicare Patients

    Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app might be useful to home health therapists and their patients in finding out “what’s covered’. This free app delivers accurate cost and coverage information right on your mobile device. With this app, patients can quickly see whether Medicare covers service in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or anywhere else. “What’s […]

  • 2019 Home Health Final Rule

    The OASIS-D FINAL home health version is now available on the CMS website. This OASIS-D will be implemented on January 1, 2019. Click here for an introduction and training tools for the new OASIS-D, by CMS. Home health therapists will be delighted to see that 28 items were removed from the Oasis! Here’s a breakdown of OASIS […]

  • Hospitalizations and re-Hospitalizations

    Factors Associated With Accelerated Hospitalization and Re-hospitalization Among Medicare Home Health Patients Abstract Background: Preventing hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations of older adults receiving Medicare home health (HH) services is a key goal for patients and care providers. This study aimed to identify factors related to greater risk of and earlier hospitalizations from HH, a key step […]

  • A Healthier Lifestyle

    Here’s a neat website offering many resources to lead people towards a healthier lifestyle: http://www.truehealthinitiative.org/research/ … all evidence based!

  • Fall Prevention Resource for Spanish speaking patients

    Here is a very concise VIDEO LINK ON FALL PREVENTION presented by the National Council on Aging that may be helpful when treating Spanish patients. This video could be shared with home health (and other) patients and/or their caregivers. (click the BLOG heading up above to access the link)