Nurses in every setting, as well as CNAs and home care aides, are in an ideal position to manage patients with chronic illnesses, especially when there are multiple overlapping conditions.
National Influenza Vaccination Week is the time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to influenza, flu shots and how to stay healthy while also protecting those around us.
Delivering great care and achieving better outcomes requires the ability of healthcare professionals to communicate successfully and meaningfully with a patient’s family and other loved ones. Here are some guidelines for improved family communication.
Millions of Americans have type 2 diabetes, and millions more are at risk—that’s why education and awareness re the cornerstones of American Diabetes Month.
PDPM implementation is imminent, and the benefits are clear of basing payment on clinical characteristics and reducing the administrative burden of fewer assessments. But what will happen to rehabilitation outcomes in the absence of incentives?
Between the demands of demographic change and the precarious state of healthcare finance, it is apparent that how we currently provide healthcare is often unsustainable. A population health-oriented approach to chronic condition care is one creative solution for this problem.
Treating any or a combination of chronic conditions effectively requires the adoption of a population health management, or PHM, model. It’s becoming more important than ever.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continue to grow in prevalence among seniors, and providers need to step up efforts to identify issues early so appropriate care can be provided.