Understanding Healthcare

Caregivers must understand how hospitals and doctors’ offices function, medical terminology, how to interpret test results, and who’s who on the healthcare team if they hope to successfully achieve the desired services. In addition, you may want to hire someone to help you with your caregiving duties in the home. If you do, you become an employer and are subject to Hiring laws.
I attempt to cover the laws and regulations that caregivers encounter the most, providing links to additional resource information as appropriate to the topic.

Healthcare Regulations

Standards of Practice Whether receiving care from a small-town hospital or a nationally owned health system, government agencies maintain strict oversight of the healthcare industry and all associated organizations. Likewise, each healthcare profession maintains standards of practice by which they expect healthcare professionals practicing under their job titles to follow. While each state may vary,

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