home health

5 Tips For Successful Wound Care Management At Home

When you are discharged from the hospital with a wound, it can feel overwhelming to go home and manage it on your own when you’ve been getting the gold-star treatment from the nursing staff. But, not to worry, when you go home, managing your wound care can be quite simple if you follow our 5… read more

Transportation With a Purpose: Why Driving the Home Bound Patient Matters

There are few jobs that are as understated, undervalued, and overly appreciated as a driver for the homebound. You have probably not given this job much thought yourself and may have even scoffed at the idea. Call it an elderly uber or a taxi for the handicap, whatever you call it, it is important. For… read more

Keeping Your Loved One Engaged When They Are Homebound

While some people enjoy some time at home, just hanging out with their loved ones, it never seems so unappealing as when your loved one is unable to leave the house! When illness or injury leaves your loved one homebound, don’t leave them to sit in front of the television or sit in awkward silence.… read more

How to Adjust Life at Home: Modified Texture Diets

With some medical conditions, the speech therapist or medical provider may prescribe a modified textured diet when someone has difficulty swallowing food. This may result from an injury, worsening illness, or a stroke. Many times when patients are required to modify the texture of the diet it is to make the foods easier to swallow… read more

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Home Healthcare

It should come as no surprise that most of the population prefers to live at home as long as possible. However, it has been estimated that nearly 70 percent of those who live beyond 65 years will eventually need long-term care. Typically, this means home health care or a move to an assisted living facility… read more

The Role of the LPN in Home Health

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an important part of the interdisciplinary team in the home healthcare setting. The LPN serves in a direct patient care role, interacting with and caring for the patient directly. If you are an LPN searching for a meaningful career, in-home care may be the right calling for you. If… read more