Welcome to the Communities of Care blog. Since 1999, we have been providing home care nurses for medically complex children and adults who live in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. Many of our clients need home care nursing for conditions like ventilator dependence, tracheotomies, seizure disorders, respiratory disorders, genetic syndromes, heart conditions, neurological conditions, and...Read more
Nurses have many career pathways and job opportunities, from hospitals to nursing homes to insurance companies to med spas. Home health is often an overlooked or unknown career pathway. When people think of home care nursing, they often think of visit nurses who provide acute follow-up to an event or a hospitalization. However, there is...Read more
Nearly $950,000 awarded to organizations throughout MinnesotaMay 21, 2018 The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently awarded $946,878 as part of a new disability services innovations grants program to support people with disabilities in the community. The small innovations grants program awards between $1,500 and $100,000 to individuals and organizations to work with Minnesotans with disabilities. For...
This article, written by Lauren Pope of Chamberlain University, outlines 5 excellent tips for new night nurses to help prevent burnout. For night owls, the night shift may seem like a dream. For others, it may require a change in lifestyle and an active effort to maintain a healthy sleep schedule and diet. So how can...Read more
On December 23, the FDA announced that it has approved SpinrazaTM (nusinersen) to treat spinal muscular atrophy, making it the first-ever FDA-approved therapy for SMA. We are thrilled to see our community’s efforts culminate in the approval of Spinraza: not only the first-ever approved treatment for this disease, but also one that addresses the underlying genetic cause...Read more