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3 Things to Know When Starting Home Health at Constellation

You or a loved one has been referred to starting home health as a critical step in your care plan. What now? What will happen in the coming days and weeks?  Constellation’s team of skilled,…
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Home Health Case Study: COPD

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) State: MA/NH/ME Only Description A patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was found in respiratory distress during two…
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Home Health Case Study: Septic Pneumonia

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Septic Pneumonia Description The wife of a 72-year-old male called Constellation to request hospice services on behalf of her husband. The patient wanted to…
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Home Health Case Study: Hypertension

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Hypertension (HTN), Thyroglossal Cyst, Herniated Discs, Seizures, and Cataracts Description A 75-year-old patient was hospitalized due to shortness of breath (SOB), lightheadedness, and dizziness.…
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Home Health Case Study: Spinal Stenosis

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Spinal Stenosis, Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib), Diabetes, and Hypertension Description The patient—a 72-year-old who previously received a thoracic spinal fusion—underwent revision surgery due to increased…
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The Role of Therapy in Home Health Care

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”   —Xunzi, Chinese Philosopher  Merriam-Webster defines therapy as “therapeutic medical treatment of impairment, injury, disease, or disorder.” But what does therapy…
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What Conditions and Illnesses Does Home Health Care Treat?

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” —Tia Walker, Author Many treatments that once needed to take place at a hospital are now available at home. Home…
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Home Health Case Study: Respiratory Patient Avoids Hospitalization

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home Health Diagnosis: End-Stage COPD,Pneumonia, Bronchiectasis,and CHF Definition This 66-year-old patient was part of Constellation’s Pulmonary Program and overseen by a pulmonologist, nurse practitioner (NP), and…
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Contributions of Social Workers in Home Health and Hospice

Social work is a work of heart.  Social workers are the heart of community well-being. The National Association of Social Workers states: “As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic…
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