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Jan
2003

Home care visits can last several hours. Home care workers are often at a loss on how to fill time spent in homes of clients. The challenge is how to use this time in ways that are productive and engaging for both clients and home health workers.
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Aug
1997

Home care aids are a primary source of direct care to frail elders, for whom vision loss is a key factor in their declining health. Together, a vision rehabilitation service and a home care aid service agency developed a training program to increase aides' awareness and sensitivity to the issues of visual impairment and to develop a referral system for appropriate eye care and vision rehabilitative services for their clients.

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Aug
1997

It's in the mail ... educating the home health aide.

Home Healthc Nurse Manag 1999 Jul-Aug;3(4):24-7
G B Nussbaum
Compliance with the education regulations for the home health aide has always been a challenge; however, it can now border on the impossible. This article describes the "Monthly Mailer" that not only brought timely and interesting education materials to the busy home health aide, but also kept the agency in compliance with all local and Federal regulations. The success of the program translated into better communication with the RN staff and gave nurses an opportunity to earn inservice credit as authors of the monthly offerings.

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Mar
1995

Workers' compensation expenses can add up quickly for home care agencies, where employees are in and out of patients' homes all day, often with no supervision or with no help in transferring patients or heavy equipment. Simple precautions and proper training and followup can greatly reduce this financial burden.

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