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CAREWORKS LATEST MEDICARE SURVEY RESULTS – A SUCCESS
The Medicare survey (DADS) results was a success to Careworks.The survey was to check if there is potential non compliance of our agency and results was based on findings from the entrance and exit dates.The surveyor said that with regards to documentations of Careworks , everything are in place and Careworks have A+ for that matter.She said that our nurses are doing good based on their charting ,pain assessments,60-day summary,OASIS submission,etc.
The administrator of Careworks–Bea Pangilinan would like to give a pat on the back with sincere gratitude to all our Clinicians for an almost defficiency free state survey also, the results for the operational aspects was excellent.
Results of DADS survey can be found online @ www.dads.state.tx.us.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS TELL US ABOUT OUR SERVICES
Careworks Home Health Services is always trying to do the right thing – to improve on the services we provide to our patients. We are so grateful that the majority of our discharged patients rated our field staff “very satisfactory” in terms of courtesy,professionalism,punctuality,promptness,personal appearance and grooming. Careworks was also rated very satisfactory in terms of communication and procedures.
Here are some of the inferring remarks directly coming from our valued patients through the patient satisfaction survey we sent them by mail.
Absolutely I will recommend Careworks to others!Staff are doing a great job!Please keep it up—Lewin H.
Both the nurse and the therapist were extremely courteous and helpful.They are friendly and very nice people.If ever we should need the service again,I hope to have the same people.Thank you again for me—Hancock D.
Your caregiver were dedicated and made sure that you understand what they were doing to help you.Your staff were wonderful!Thank you—Anna L.
I don’t have any suggestions for improvement because your nurses,Kevin & Dona were wonderful & do a very great job!—Amanda C.
Your Nurse & Therapists both have a sweet spirit.I would appreciate just one telephone call & all are ready from agency!—Kugblenu M.
Everyone was very kind & helpful.Gayle, your nurse seemed like part of our family.You should be very proud of her.She not only brought her knowledge & skills,she brought laughter and joy!—Westerfield J.
I was happy with the service I got!—Janet F.
I would recommend Careworks to my friends—Cynthia A.
I wouldn’t change anything.If it’s not broke then it does not need fixing.I love Careworks—ask anyone that knows me and i will tell you the same—Brown G.
I was pleased in every way with the service and workers of Careworks. I was a little apprehensive because I had heard of others who had received mediocre & detrimental service.I felt so bless I have Careworks—Mc Farland M.
All around excellent! I am so grateful to have them.—Barry J.
These ladies nurses that came to see me were exceptional!They were courteous,professional and very fortunate to have the opportunity to have such wonderful people help me when I needed them.—Imogene
Careworks–It really worked for me!We love Tiffany and hope to have her back when my husband returns home from Walnut Place where he is working out hard to walk well enough to come here.We loved Ana & we missed her.—King H.
CAREWORKS HOME HEALTH EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
What is Tuberculosis?
TB is an infectious disease which spreads through the air from person to person when droplet nuclei become airborne.These droplets are expelled from the lungs of those with active TB through coughing, speaking, singing, sneezing or spitting and are then breathed into the lungs of those around them. Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing is an important method of preventing the spread of TB because this helps keep droplets from becoming airborne.
Once the tuberculoses bacteria are inhaled,they reach the alveoli (active sacs) of the lungs.If the infection is not treated,it can become active and affect the liver,skin and other organs of the body.
Between two and ten weeks after exposure to TB,the immune system will usually limit the spread of bacteria and keep the infection from becoming active.However,if the immune system has been weakened for any reason,the bacilli can multiply and spread from the lungs to other parts of the body.
How Do You Get TB?
Tuberculosis spreads through the air when a person infected with active TB coughs,speaks,sings,sneezes or spits.Generally,it takes more than one exposure to someone with active TB for infection to occur.Most often a person must have repeated and prolonged indoor exposure to tuberculoses. People who are frequently in comparatively crowded,poorly ventilated places are more risk of contracting TB because these are ideal environments for the spread of TB bacilli.Some examples of such places are:
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What is the difference between LATENT TB Infection vs. ACTIVE TB
A tuberculosis infection can be either latent (inactive) or active.If it is latent,the bacilli are present in the body,but the individual will not be contagious and will have no symptoms.Taking a series of preventive drugs can aid the immune system in curing the latent infection once it has been identified.
Persons with a latent TB infection have about a 10 percent chance of developing active TB in their lifetime.The risk is highest in the first two years after contracting the infection,but some risks may remain for decades.
Without treatment,a latent TB infection can become active ,which means individual could become contagious and may show symptoms of TB.These symptoms include:
An active TB infection can seem like a regular cold,the flu or pneumonia.Because TB affects the lungs,anyone who exhibits a cough for more than three weeks,or coughs up bloody sputum,should be evaluated.
Latent Tb Infections can become active when the immune system becomes weakened.Factors which can be weaken the immune system are:
Remember that tuberculosis has a long incubation period-it can take months or years to show up.
Do You Have a TB Infection?
The only way to know for certain if you have been infected with TB is to be tested by a medical professional.One test commonly used to detect TB is the PPD skin test.
Understanding TB is crucial to the fight against it.Recognizing the symptoms,taking precautions,going for periodic testing,and receiving proper treatment can help put tuberculosis back where it belongs—in the past.