Skilled Nursing

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What is the Difference Between a CNA and a CMA?

When it comes to careers in healthcare, it’s important to differentiate between the various roles and responsibilities. Two such roles that often get confused are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs). While they do both share some similarities, such as working with patients and providing essential care, there are some key distinctions.…

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How Long Does It Take to Become a CNA?

Pursuing a path as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a popular choice for individuals who have an interest in the healthcare field but are unsure where to start. CNAs play a critical role in the daily care of patients in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Today, we’ll…

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What Is a Memory Care Facility?

When your loved one is faced with memory loss due to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or brain injury, it can be challenging to know where to turn for help. The needs can feel overwhelming at times. However, there is support for those who need it. Memory care facilities can assist those struggling with memory issues who…

Category: Alzheimer's | Memory Care | Skilled Nursing

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May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke can have devastating results that forever affect the lives of patients and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people1 suffer a stroke each year in the United States. As National Stroke Awareness Month, May helps bring awareness to the risk factors that can lead…

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Home Care After Hospital Discharge: Tips to Keep Yourself or a Loved One Healthy

After an illness, injury, or surgery, it can feel intimidating when leaving the hospital. How can you or a loved one continue to have a successful recovery outside a hospital setting? Creating a discharge plan with professional medical advice and support can ease the transition for yourself or your loved one once the hospital stay…

Category: Assisted Living | Skilled Nursing

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What Does the Respiratory System Do?

Breathing is something most people don’t think about. We often go about our day without considering the complexities of what our respiratory systems are doing for our bodies. It’s only when we experience respiratory issues that we understand how essential every breath is to our health and wellbeing. Our Arizona respiratory care experts explain. What…

Category: Respiratory Care | Skilled Nursing

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Tracheostomy Care: Guidelines and Procedures

After a tracheotomy procedure, many patients need skilled nursing care and dedicated support to help them avoid complications. Common nursing duties include tracheostomy care provided in hospital settings, intensive care units or skilled nursing facilities that offer specialized respiratory care. Here are some guidelines and procedures involved with trach care and promoting healing after surgery.…

Category: Respiratory Care | Skilled Nursing

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