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Category: Real World Stories

Found in Translation: Breaking an Invisible Barrier to Success

In life and in health care, we all have barriers to success. But some obstacles are easier to spot than others. Physical symptoms, such as a tremor or shortness of breath, can be quickly spotted by a clinician and addressed appropriately. But…

Medication Assistance Conquers the Dangers of Overmedication

One of the most difficult aspects of self-care at home is medication management. Studies have found that as many as two-thirds of hospital visits for seniors are triggered by medication problems. The issue of polypharmacy — taking four or more medications —…

When Care Meets Caring: Finding Immediate Relief When It’s Needed Most

Residential in the Real World With any service or organization, there’s some element of paperwork and procedure that is necessary to keep the machinery running. And when we’re expecting something like a replacement card or a tax reporting document, a few days…

Removing the ‘What If’ – Reassurance after a Fall

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue When you take medication to improve your health, it can also alter how your body feels, behaves, and reacts. It can be difficult to determine whether an effect is commonplace or worrisome, or at what point…

To Catch a Scam Artist — Home Health Nurse Saves the Day

Residential in the Real World More often than not, the victories that Residential Home Health nurses and therapists celebrate with their patients happen slowly, after days and weeks of hard work and support. These patient successes can be life-changing, although they may…

Eliminating the Care Gap — Full Support Right Out of the Hospital

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue The purpose of hospital care is to treat. For those in need of specialized, high-level care, hospitals are designed to carefully monitor progress, keeping its patients stable with teams of expert practitioners and carefully coordinated regimens….

Medications Matter — Urgent Action to Correct a Dangerous Misstep

Residential in the Real World Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is known for saying, ‘Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.’ Having to remember complicated medication instructions — sometimes for multiple drugs, possibly to treat several chronic conditions…

Outside Looking In: Expert Help to Spot a Troubling Pattern

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Each of us receives care from a multitude of people and places. Primary care physicians, specialists, surgeons, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and aides may treat different disease states in different areas of the body, possibly at different…

ValuableCaregiver Training Boosts Patient Safety and Capability

Residential in the Real World Improving mobility is a slow, strenuous process. Gains are small and incremental, and patients can require a lot of assistance before getting to a point of sure-footedness again. Some of this help can come in the form…

Correct the Unexpected — Full Assistance for an Unfamiliar Condition

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue A new diagnosis or medical challenge is often a time of adjustments big and small. Added instructions, medications, information, and routines can be hard to grasp. During this adjustment period, it’s easy for something to fall…

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