You cannot go on the internet or read an article nowadays without seeing at least something mentioned about the advancements and benefits of AI (which stands for artificial intelligence). Whether you see stories about ChatGPT or the progress of robotics, the world of technology is exploding with these developments. So what is AI, and most importantly, how is it shaping the future of nursing and health care? A simple Google search will tell you that “AI stands for artificial intelligence, which … [Read more...] about How AI Might Impact the Future of Nursing
There has been a noticeable shift in the nursing profession in recent years, with many nurses opting to transition from hospitals or acute care settings to home health care. This trend is not surprising, considering the changing dynamics of health care, the high burnout associated with working through the pandemic, and the ever-present and increasing demand for more personalized, client-centered care. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that home health care is one of America’s … [Read more...] about Making the Move: Hospital to Home Health Nursing
When graduating with a nursing degree, one of the things you will hear the most is how versatile a career as a nurse can be. The options are endless, including career opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and schools. But one of the fastest growing and appealing positions to explore as a nurse is the field of home health nursing. With all of your job choices at your fingertips, look below for some of the reasons why a career in home health nursing is becoming the first and … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Home Health Nursing
The days are slowly getting longer, the winter thaw is upon us, and yes, that means spring is in the air! More than likely, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of spring is the desire to get outside and enjoy the warming weather, chirping birds, and plentiful outdoor activities. Older adults are no exception, and a considerable benefit to receiving care at home is the flexibility to enjoy some time outdoors. Countless activities can allow senior adults to reap the benefits of … [Read more...] about At-Home Spring Activities for Seniors and the Elderly
Are you responsible for the care of a sick or aging loved one? As your friend or family member continues to need increasing care, it becomes nearly impossible to meet all of their needs as well as your own. Recognizing when you need outside support is good for you, and your loved one, too! Like most care decisions, knowing when to take this step can be difficult. Most people don’t realize the amount of in-home services that are available. You don’t need to jump to round-the-clock care! In fact, … [Read more...] about When is it Time to Hire a Home Health Care Aide or Nurse?
As a caretaker for an ill or aging loved one, their cognitive decline is something you may be concerned about. Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million people in the United States. Cerebral health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, mood disorders such as depression, substance use disorder or addiction, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. While some of these factors affecting … [Read more...] about The Best Foods for Brain Health
Summer is in full swing; the sun is shining, the days are longer, thunder and lightning storms sweep in within seconds, and temperatures are quickly rising. After spending so much time inside during the winter and because of the pandemic, many are anxious to get outside and enjoy the season’s activities. Help to keep your loved ones safe this summer by thinking ahead and preparing prior to outings and activities. We put together six tips to help you make the most out of summertime, while also … [Read more...] about Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults
Balancing care for a sick or aging loved one with other obligations and duties like child-rearing, your career, marriage, home, etc., can pose many challenges. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and possibly even frightening at times to be responsible for someone’s complete well-being. Creating a system for organization can greatly simplify your life and help you use your time and energy more efficiently. It might seem implausible to maintain order in such a hectic situation, but a reasonably … [Read more...] about Strategies for Staying Organized While Caregiving