Category Archives: Adult Home Care

Why Are We Short of Nurses?

nurseThere is an outcry in the United States that we’re facing an urgent nurse deficit that threatens the safety of individual patients and the nation’s health as a whole. Consider arguments from two Times editorials. “The nationwide shortage of nurses is likely to reach crisis proportions…. There is not much chance for permanent relief until the nursing profession is made more attractive to young people through better salaries, working conditions and public recognition,” one reads. In another, titled “We Need More Nurses,” Alexandra Robbins warns of dire consequences in the absence of a larger nursing workforce: “The more patients assigned to a nurse, the higher the patients’ risk of death, infections, complications, falls, failure-to-rescue rates and readmission to the hospital—and the longer their hospital stay.”

Read the article by James Ledbetter from The New Yorker

The Difference between Home Health Care and Home Care

Ruth Martin Home Care would like to you the difference between home health care and home care.
Home Health Care: 

Home Health Care is medical care, prescribed with a physician’s order and is covered by Insurance, including Medicare.

Scenario: If you have had a stroke and come home from the hospital, but need to be under the supervision of an RN, such as for monitoring your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, oxygen levels, etc. your physician’s order would be for Home Health Care. Continue reading The Difference between Home Health Care and Home Care