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    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or ... Read more

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food.   Wash food-contact surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils, countertops) with hot, soapy water ... Read more

Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2012

  12/3/2012 National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as a reminder to ... Read more

American Diabetes Month – November 2013

  One of the American Diabetes Association’s primary objectives is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. American ... Read more

Halloween safety

  It won’t be long before you’ll be greeted by little ghosts and goblins shouting “Happy Halloween!” Now is the time to make your home safe for trick-or-treaters. We’ve gathered nine ideas ... Read more

International Infection Prevention Week October 20-26

  The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announces The Infection Prevention and You campaign launches in conjunction with International ... Read more

Hospital Readmission and Home Care

    Around 20% of hospital admissions are actually patients readmitted within 30 days. This boomerang effect adds a tremendous cost to the cost of health care.  According to The Agency ... Read more

Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week

  Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more ... Read more

Dangerous Drugs

    In-Home Caretakers Need to be Aware of Dangerous Medications and Medical Devices   Even though prescription drugs and medical devices can treat a wide variety of illnesses and ... Read more

Registration opens for Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill

    Individuals and groups can sign up for second annual drill, set for Oct. 17 RICHMOND, Va. – Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during ... Read more

Nurse finds this poem

  When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home, the nurses found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every ... Read more

Long Term Care

   As people age there is an increasing likelihood that they will need help with their activities of daily living(ADL’s) in fact over 70% of Americans over the age of 65 require help with ... Read more

Depression and the elderly

Depression is not normal at any age and is not a normal part of the aging process. Depression is not just a feeling of being down. Everyone feels this was from time to time – depression is ... Read more

How Non-Medical Home Care can cut Hospital Readmissions

  On Oct 1st, Medicare will begin cutting payments to hospitals where too many patients are readmitted within 30 days of being discharged.  The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) ... Read more

Deciding on Home Care

Your loved ones staying in their own homes: By far the great majority of people would like to remain in their own homes rather moving to a facility.  The problem is that they cant live on their ... Read more

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