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Category: Real World Stories

Extra Time and Training for an Above-and-Beyond Confidence Boost

Clinicians draw on many different skills. First, nurses and therapists must have a background of solid medical knowledge and training. The demands of real-time care may include keen observation, quick thinking, and calm in a crisis. Teaching expertise helps patients learn about…

Hands-on Assistance and Remote Advice — A Tale of Two Alerts

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Part of Residential Home Health’s commitment to promoting safe and healthy aging in place, and staying out of the hospital, is working to ensure that patients can have ready access in case a concern or emergency…

Expert Attention, New Resources, and Coordination in One Simple Button

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue Even when patients recognize they need help, that doesn’t mean they know exactly what to ask for. Nobody is an expert when facing a new health care challenge; this is why investigating, asking questions, and getting…

Quick Responses and Immediate Action Enable a Lifesaving Intervention

Residential in the Real World Much of the process of monitoring health and recovery is based on comparisons. Is the patient feeling better than or worse than his or her last visit? Often, change can be a stronger indicator than condition —…

Perception + Deduction + Follow-Through = Stellar Care

Residential in the Real World The first step in problem-solving is observation; it is also the simplest. An experienced clinician is trained to notice numerous signs, no matter how subtle, that could point to a health issue. The next step, interpretation, takes a…

Embracing the New — Frequent Use to Make the Most of New Technology

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue People can be creatures of habit — when something new comes into our lives, we often wonder, ‘When will I ever use this?’ If we’ve gotten along fine without it, the thinking goes, then our tendencies…

Steady Encouragement Helps One Patient Reclaim Her Independence

It’s normal to be apprehensive about doing something new, like making a health change, even when we understand how important it can be. Coping with a new diagnosis or beginning a different course of treatment can come with a long list of instructions…

‘Eureka!’ — Turning the Corner toward Disease Self-Management

Residential in the Real World It happens time and again: We hear good advice, or we know what’s best for us, but we can’t make the change. Then out of the blue, something falls into place, and everything becomes clear. When it…

Residential Staff Story: ‘The Importance of Medication Reconciliation’

At Residential Home Health, we’re tuned in to the concerns affecting our patients and the potential pitfalls that can threaten their health and independence at home. But as people, we are also patients ourselves — and vulnerable to the same issues. Mario…

Patient’s Wise Emergency Preparedness Enables Safer Aging in Place

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue ‘Aging in place’ refers to living safely and independently at home, without being relocated due to health complications. But in order to avoid a bigger change, seniors who wish to age in place need to remain…

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