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Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Free Nurse Aide training for Iowa residents  If you’re an Iowa resident, you can enroll in a free 4-week nurse aide training program at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City is offering a new 4-week nurse aide training program.  The 75-hour training program...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog November 2021

CMS toughening surveys; allows visitors The  CMS is toughening its nursing home surveys for things as abuse and neglect, staff competency issues, infection control and use of psychotics. You can read their memorandum here:...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog October 2021

The following was reprinted from the October 2021 issue of Nurse Aide Monthly: Get the shot... it's part of all caregivers' ethical responsibilities!    There is much discussion going on relative to caregiver ethics and the Covid vaccination. Some say it’s an ethical...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog September 2021

Unvaccinated nursing home employee causes Covid epidemic in nursing home. Three residents died. “It is imperative that healthcare personnel and residents get vaccinated,” says CDC. An unvaccinated employee is apparently responsible for a Coronavirus outbreak in a...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog August 2021

(Reprinted from the February issue of Nurse Aide/Monthly) Fact is, the Covid pandemic will only stop when enough people have immunity to the virus to stop it from spreading. This is called “herd immunity.” No one knows for sure how many people this requires with...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog July 2021

New COVID education and training project is looking for nursing homes to sign up The new “Project Echo National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network” is looking for nursing homes to sign up to participate in its training program.         The program was launched by...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog June 2021

Caregivers need to be doing much more to keep elders active! It seems that caregivers are not doing nearly enough to keep their elders active during the pandemic. A new survey by Altarum, a healthcare consulting agency, shows that 64% of nursing home residents are not...

Caregiving News And Observations Blog December 2021

Caregiving News And Observations Blog May 2021

Feeling stressed? Need help? COVID is causing a huge amount of stress among caregivers everywhere… not like anything seen in recent times. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) has a lot of information on its website to help you get through...