Today marks the end of National Nurses Week 2022! National Nurses Week runs May 6-12 every year, concluding on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
Florence Nightingale is best remembered for founding St. Thomas’s Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860. Here is some more info on Ms. Nightingale and her accomplishments.
Brands like Amazon, Lululemon, and Nike are offering discounts and free items to celebrate this week and honor the amazing, hardworking nurses of America!
Communities of Care is proud to celebrate our talented team of high-quality nurses! We could not do what we do without you. Thank you for calming patients, attending to needs with detail, and supporting our clients in their everyday lives. Nurses are truly superheroes!
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.