resident rights

As a healthcare worker, it is very important to remember to keep a patient's information private and confidential. Talking with a co-worker at break time or in passing about a patient can be a potentially inappropriate time. We must always remember to be vigilant in...

Older adults sometimes experience a loss of appetite that may adversely affect their health. Even foods they once loved no longer seem appealing. Caregivers of seniors with this problem will certainly want to explore ways to stimulate their loved ones’ appetites and...

2015 marks a special year for the social work community.The nation will commemorate National Social Work Month in March and the National Association of Social Workers will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2015.NASW’s goal during Social Work Month and throughout 2015 will be...

National Pastoral Care Week 2014 is around the corner. This annual event (this year October 19-25) is a great opportunity for healthcare institutions to recognize the important and often unrecognized work and gifts of spiritual caregivers in their midst and to inform patients, family members,...

If you recognize yourself, make a choice to change your habits. 1) She calls out often; or is late; or leaves early. A CNA cannot be effective when they are not at work. 2) She is inflexible. She won’t alter her assignment to make...

The magic numbers for a healthy target blood pressure (BP) reading used to be 120/80. In 2003, that was reviewed and changed by a panel of medical experts, with a higher range determined to be within normal limits. High blood pressure (hypertension)...

Be a safe swimmer. Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Never swim alone, and make sure that kids' water ...

Approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012 were the result of alcohol consumption, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Additionally, 16 percent of people in the world who use alcohol could be categorized as binge drinkers. The new report, which...

There’s been much speculation about how the growing senior population numbers will affect us. Will there be enough economic resources to sustain this huge shift? Will there be sufficient services, like adequate healthcare, to accommodate a graying demographic with their special...

Before you begin searching for home health aide jobs, you must be prepared.In addition to having your resume in order, you also need to be ready for the interview. The best way to prepare yourself for the interview is to practice. You...

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