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What is an EHR? Electronic health records (EHR) are patient health information that is compiled in a digital format.  These are generated by the healthcare provider and can be shared amongst healthcare providers.  Before electronic health records, health care providers utilized paper charts and they consisted...

As previously shared, it is common for adults over the age of 65 to be living with more than one health problem, known as comorbidity.  Because of this, there are actions that one needs to be aware of as a patient and/or as a caregiver. ...

It is estimated that three quarters of adults age 65 and older are living with more than three health problems.  This is significant in working with and/or living with someone in this age category.  Having multiple health problems is often referred to as comorbidity. Comorbidity can...

A hospital is a complex work setting that includes a wide range of jobs.  These jobs include both clinical and non-clinical positions.  Clinical jobs either provide direct patient care or treat patients.  Non-clinical jobs do not provide medical care and include support staff positions. Within a...

What is respite care? --Respite care is temporary care given to a child or adult in place of a caregiver.  A respite care worker steps in place of the caregiver and assists with providing care that is necessary for the patient.  Respite care can be something...

February is recognized nationally as wise healthcare consumer month. We have all used or will use healthcare services some point, or maybe you have accessed them with a family member or loved one. There are ways that you can make the most of your healthcare and here’s...

Earlier this week we looked at what a home health aide is and the necessary skills that the position requires. Now we are going to take a look at some reasons to become a home health aide and the prerequisites. The home health aide position, according to the...

This week I thought I would highlight the role of a home health aide.  A home health aide has a significant role in ensuring a patient’s well-being, while allowing a patient to reside in their own home, instead of moving into an assisted facility. A home...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

Medical News Today posted an article on January 21, 2019 regarding the findings of an Alzheimer’s research study from the Journal of Neuroscience.  This study and its findings are significant to the advancement of a cure of Alzheimer’s disease.  The article estimates 5.5 million people...

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