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By Joelle Baehrend | Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
My mother lived three months from the time she was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer until her death.  In that time she endured chemotherapy, pneumonia, a urinary tract infection, untold finger pricks and jabs to manage her Type 1 Diabetes, and at the very end, one furious-looking and persistent bedsore. But if I were to name the single ailment that most robbed my mother of dignity and comfort in her last weeks of life, it would be the C. diff infection she contracted during her first ho ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Experience, Hand Hygiene, speaking up, caregivers
By Cory Sevin | Monday, Mar 25, 2013
Home health care provides a unique service and a sorely needed, unique view of patient and caregivers’ situation and the factors that impact their ability to care for themselves. The home health Nurse, Social Worker, Aide, or Physical Therapist is the provider who sees the bags of old medications, the empty refrigerator, or the long stairs to the one bathroom. Home health care providers are in the homes of patients recently discharged from the hospital or emergency department when the patient is ... read full post

 

Tag(s): home healthcare, caregivers, Engage Patients and Families in Care
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