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Home Health Care Planning App

A New app for home health care from Tina Marrelli RN, MSN, MA, FAAN is now available on the    store and Google Play for iPhone and Android devices. According to Tina, “I knew there had to be an easier way to streamline care planning. It just makes sense that better outcomes fro patients and organizations come through better planning.” Care...

New Edition: Home Health Aide Instructor Manual

Note: This was first posted by me on  I was privileged to receive a review copy of the Home Health Aide: Guidelines for Care, Instructor Manual Third Edition, ©2020. I can’t say enough about this manual, I love every aspect of it! The manual is comprehensive and lives up to high standards typically associated with Tina Marrelli....

Nurses Week Give-Aways

There's still time to enter the Nurses Week  Give-Aways contest on There are plenty of prizes yet unclaimed so be sure to send in your entry NOW. Tina Marrelli has graciously offered her care planning app and a 1 year subscription giving you access to multiple NANDA diagnoses and care plans for hospice patients (You can easily adapt...

Care planning app from Tina Marrelli

The guru of home health and hospice standards of care and care planning, Tina Marrelli,  now has an app available for IOS (iPhone and iPad). (Android version will be coming soon.) It’s amazing and available on the Apple Store. There is a $3.99 basic app purchase fee and then additonal options are available through a nominal monthly subscription fee....

OASIS D Podcast

The Introduction to OASIS D podcast has been published and is now available on  the OASIS Podcasts page. 


CMS has released the OASIS D Item Set for use beginning January 1, 2019. For more information see OASIS Podcast page. The Podcast will be updated soon with OASIS D information. Meanwhile download the item set and familiarize yourself with the new data. 

Review: New Books from Tina M. Marrelli, RN

Tina M. Marrelli, RN has 2 new books available. One is the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Home Health Standards for home health professional and the other, A Guide for Caregiving which is also a great guide for home care professionals assisting families to care for their loved ones.  The Handbook for Home Health Standards is now in its (30th...

Seeking Give Aways for Nurses Week 2018

I am seeking Give Aways for Nurses Week 2018 contest that will run on  See details here:

OASIS Podcasts and eBook

NEWS:I have begun to create podcasts with info about the OASIS for those of you who need to know a bit before you interview and transition to skilled home health care. Find them here: or see OASIS PODCASTS. (You’ll have to turn up your volume. I will try to improve my speaking with the next episodes.)Also watch for my...

CMS FInalizes New CoPs for Home Health Care

CMS has been working since 1997 to finalize a new set of CoPs for the Home Health Care industry. On January 9,2017,  the 347 page Final Rule was published in the Federal Register.   The new rule improves the quaity of care and patient rights. Four new Standards include: Patient RightsCare planning, Coordination of Care and Quality of CareQAPI Infection...

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