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Category Archives: Home Health Care Benefits

Home Care: the preferred & most affordable long-term care option

One out of two North Dakotans will need long-term care sometime during their lives. North Dakota ranks 7th in the nation in the highest proportion of individuals age 85 and older, with 14.2% of the population made up of individuals 65 and older. If you have a spouse, the overall risk that one of you …

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PRESS RELEASE: DTN Home Care Partners with Proximal 50 for In-Home Physical Therapy

Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care is pleased to announce that in July of 2016, we began a unique collaboration with Proximal 50, a comprehensive wellness center committed to making positive changes in health and quality of life for clients. They provide customizable health and wellness services, including physical therapy in the home for DTN Home …

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10 Strategies to Help the Elderly Overcome Resistance to Home Care

One of the most challenging issues you are likely to face when caring for an aging loved one is resistance to additional help, especially when they get to the point of needing in-home care. At the end of one of Dad’s periods in rehab, we were told he couldn’t go home without 24/7 care. He …

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Infection Control at Home

“One in 25 patients end up with hospital-acquired infections,” the CDC warned us in April, 2014. Infectious diseases can easily spread in medical settings, where many sick people are close to each other and to those who have compromised immune systems. That’s just one reason why home care, if it is carefully managed to control …

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Pediatric Home Healthcare

Home Healthcare is not just for the elderly or for other adults with post-surgery needs or chronic illnesses. Infants and children from 0 – 20 years of age can receive care in their homes, allowing parents and loved ones to be involved and to know that their children are getting the best care possible. DTN …

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Wound Care at Home

Wound care is a rapidly growing medical specialty, with many new developments and discoveries. Wound management has advanced far beyond applying a gauze dressing. I got to see some of this recently when my father fell and went to the ER with a 3.5 cm gash on the back of his head. My first surprise …

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10 Benefits of In-Home Healthcare

The elderly are not the only people who need and can benefit from specialized home healthcare. Some are recovering from surgery or have a chronic condition that requires ongoing care. Others need certain therapies or complex medical monitoring one might think are only available in a hospital or rehab center. Some simply could use some …

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Watch Over Your Loved One in the “Family Room”

The “Family Room” is an online site that is used as a communication tool for our caregivers and authorized family members of our clients. It enhances peace of mind in the care of patients and loved ones. DTN Home Care offers FREE access to this site to all of our clients.   Authorized users have …

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Top Five Advantages of Working as a Home Health Aide

Looking for work? Do you enjoy helping people in need? Do you work well in an independent environment? If you answered “Yes” to these 3 questions, you should consider becoming a home health aide. Here are what might be the Top Five of the many advantages of joining this honored profession: Accessible Career A career …

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Home Care Services at Assisted/Senior Living Centers

On December 13th, 12 days before Christmas, the 86-year-old wife of my 95-year-old father fell on a slippery sidewalk miles from home and was rushed to the hospital with a dislocated knee cap. The doctors couldn’t get the knee cap to stay where it belonged and predicted 4-5 days in the hospital, perhaps surgery, a …

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