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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...

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...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

The holiday season is filled with traditions, family, friends, gifts, food, shopping, traveling and so much more.  How much of your holiday season involves spreading holiday cheer?  Showing acts of kindness during the holiday is more than spreading cheer.  It is about the spirit behind...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

Do you enjoy building strong relationships with others?  Are you an excellent listener, compassionate and dependable?  Are you looking for a job with a strong job outlook and/or an entry into the medical field?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

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