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Managing COPD: Care Resource’s Pulmonary Rehab Program

Published 09/19/2017

Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) affects 30 million Americans suffering from progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. Many patients don’t acknowledge that they have it, thinking their breathlessness and coughing are just a normal part of aging. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath.  According to the COPD Foundation, about 20% of hospitalized patients are readmitted within 30 days, which proves that education and management of the disease is critical in preventing readmission's. Care Resource developed an in-home program specifically to help patients diagnosed with COPD. Its Pulmonary Rehab Program is focused on education...

Tags: COPD, Care Resource, Pulmonary Rehab

Patients Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to be Readmitted

Published 06/12/2017

A recent article in Home Healthcare News notes that patients who refuse home health care services after being discharged from a hospital may be at higher risk of being readmitted. The article is based on a study from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and the United Hospital Fund (UHF).  The mission of a quality home health agency is to keep patients not only as independent as possible at home, but to avoid unscheduled hospital admissions. Readmission rates vary by diagnosis, with COPD patients returning to an acute care facility at a much high rate than other types of...

Tags: home care, hospital discharge, hospital readmittance

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements

Published 05/11/2017

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements (THR/TKR and Makoplasty) Julie A. Polseno, MSPT Regional Rehabilitation Director, Care Resource LLC Objective: To objectively measure the efficacy of home rehabilitation (Nursing/PT/OT) on improving functional patient outcomes and satisfaction and reducing health care costs associated with longer lengths of stay in acute hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and hospital readmissions. Additionally, to statistically measure the value of the pre-operative home PT visit at reducing SNF stays following acute hospitalization for Total Hip Replacement and Total/Partial Knee Replacement surgeries. We used data collected by home care clinicians (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Registered Nurses) for patients who...

Tags: Orthopedic Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab Outcome Study Results

Staff Spotlight: Meet Lenore Costa, RN, CNA Supervisor

Published 06/02/2016

Here at Care Resource, we have a special relationship with our patients.  The nursing and rehab staff at Care Resource enter the homes of our patients to provide care and treatment.  We get to know our patients on a first name basis, speaking over the phone and as we make delivery of supplies and equipment.  Our staff interact with our patients on a very personal level- learning about their interests, preferences, and help to make their lives more comfortable as they adapt and mend at home.  Our patients open their homes to us, and and many times, their hearts....

Tags: CNA, Home Care

Back on his Feet and Back to Work

Published 05/26/2016

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Tags: Home Rehab, Physical Therapy, Success Story