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Ventilator Maintenance Checklist

If a loved one has developed a respiratory condition, you’re well aware of the helplessness and confusion that comes along with it. These feelings can quickly develop into despair if they suffer from complications that require artificial ventilation to help them breathe. But, what exactly is a ventilator? How does it work? And how can…

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ventilator maintenance checklist

LPN vs RN: What’s the Difference?

Choosing to work in healthcare is a noble and practical career path. You get to dedicate your life to helping people in need and develop skill sets that will always be in high demand. However, if you’re interested in nursing, you may be wondering about the differences between becoming a registered nurse (RN) and a licensed practical…

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LPN vs RN: What's the Difference?

What is a CNA?

When it comes to choosing a career path, healthcare always seems like a practical choice. After all, it’s an industry that will always be in demand, no matter where in the world you are. However, not everyone has the desire, resources, or the time to become a doctor — which can make nursing a more…

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What is a CNA?

What is an LPN?

Healthcare careers tend to be a sound investment. At the end of the day, they require highly marketable skills that are always in high demand. No matter where in the state or the country you live, people will always need healthcare professionals. But with so many different options, how do you know which one would be best…

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What is an LPN?

What is a Registered Nurse (RN)?

When it comes to healthcare professions, it can feel confusing to make sense of the long list of acronyms — RN, LPN, APRN, and NP. While careers in healthcare are always in high demand, they all require different training and provide different skill sets. So if you’re interested in any of them, it’s advisable to…

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What is a Registered Nurse (RN)?

Tracheostomy Removal

Finding out that your child needs a tracheostomy comes along with many worries — what can you expect during surgery, how do you change the ties, clean it, and learn about feeding methods? But, as time goes along, it starts to become second nature. You’ve learned how to do it all with the utmost care, and your…

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Tracheostomy Removal

What is a Pulse Oximeter?

When a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you have to take some time to process the information — deal with the shock and assimilate how it’s going to change your life and the life of your loved one. In addition, you have to become familiarized with an entirely new vocabulary. This…

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What is a Pulse Oximeter?

Cataracts: Symptoms, Causes, Types & More

Cataracts are a common part of aging– so much so that many people consider cataracts normal. According to the National Eye Institute, by 80 years old, more than 50 percent of United States citizens have developed at least one cataract. While cataracts may be considered “normal,” they tend to grow progressively worse and can cause…

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What are Cataracts

Medication Reminder Tips

Independence is an important concept in elder care. Sometimes, however, the need to keep your parents safe and healthy must supersede their need to live completely independently. One of these times is when it comes to medication compliance. Regardless of the type of medication that your elderly loved ones take, or the reasons for taking…

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Medication Reminder Tips

The Difference Between Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes

Realizing you need assistance with caregiving of an ailing loved one can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of nurses and specialized care, it can feel as if you need a lesson just to comprehend exactly what you need. In hopes that we can make the process easier for you, we’ve created an…

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Difference Between Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes
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