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Compliance Strategies for Forthcoming Hospice HOPE Tool

Hospice News

Hospices that fail to shed a brighter light on their quality outcomes and staff training could avoid being left in the dark about their future compliance risks as new standards take shape in the forthcoming Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation Tool (HOPE) tool. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently developing quality measures that will be included in the HOPE tool, which will replace the current Hospice Item Set (HIS).

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Know someone with dementia? Try these 6 tips for communication

HopeHealth

Do you have a loved one with dementia? From sharing basic information to creating a deeper one-on-one connection, try these tips for communication. The post Know someone with dementia? Try these 6 tips for communication appeared first on HopeHealth.

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End-of-Life Doulas’ Growing Value Proposition in Hospice

Hospice News

Hospices and other health care providers are increasingly recognizing the value proposition of end-of-life doulas. Organizations are taking varied routes to leverage doula’s skills to improve quality. End-of-life doulas support patients and their families in a number of broad and diverse ways, according to Erin Collins, program director of The Peaceful Presence Project.

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Congratulations to Michelle McInnes on receiving the Frances Montgomery HPC PSW Award!!

Life & Death Matters

This is the week that Ontario celebrates PSWs! Anyone who knows me knows that I value, respect, and stand in awe of Personal Support Workers and their role as essential members of the health care team. There is no where that this is more obvious than in hospice and palliative care! I love the stories […] The post Congratulations to Michelle McInnes on receiving the Frances Montgomery HPC PSW Award!!

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd

Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives is deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Vice President of Together for Short Lives. Dame Liz trained as a children’s nurse and held a variety of registered nurse, midwife and health visitor posts before supporting the nursing profession nationally, becoming Deputy Chief Nursing Officer […] The post Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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Bed Sores: Prevention, Risk Factors, and Treatment

American In-Home Care

As people age or face health challenges , ensuring their comfort and well-being becomes paramount. One often overlooked yet critical aspect of caregiving is the prevention and treatment of bed sores. These painful and potentially dangerous wounds can develop in individuals with limited mobility, making it essential for caregivers to be vigilant and proactive in their care.

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Finding Solace: Top Books and Online Resources for Navigating Grief

HopeHealth

Discover top books and online resources for navigating grief. Find comfort, understanding, and hope through our curated recommendations. Explore now to support your healing journey. The post Finding Solace: Top Books and Online Resources for Navigating Grief appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Congratulations Terry Downing on receiving the 2024 CPCNA Leadership Award!

Life & Death Matters

Last week was Nurses Week and Hospice Palliative Care Week. It was the week that the Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association presented their award at the annual guest lecture open to everyone. And this was the week that I was asked to present the CPCNA Leadership Award to Terry Downing. Together with colleagues several nurses, physicians, health […] The post Congratulations Terry Downing on receiving the 2024 CPCNA Leadership Award!

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Why Finding a Nursing Community Is Important

Minority Nurse

Busy nurses don ’ t always seek out professional organizations or groups dedicated to nursing, and for valid reasons. They need more time or energy to devote to a group, the meetings are inconvenient, or they see it as an extension of work. However, joining a nursing community is one of the most powerful personal and career moves a nurse can make. “The importance of community is relevant to nurses at all levels of their careers,” says Gloria E.

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Traditions Health of Newnan, GA Awarded Hospice Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Newnan, GA has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The Newnan hospice branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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Empowering Stroke Recovery: How Home Health Care Can Help

AT Home Care & Hospice

This May, National Stroke Awareness Month, let’s focus on optimizing patient recovery after a stroke. Home Health Care plays a vital role in supporting patients on their journey back to independence. Here’s how Home Health care benefits stroke survivors: Benefits for Medical Professionals: Partner with us to empower stroke recovery. Contact us today to discuss The post Empowering Stroke Recovery: How Home Health Care Can Help appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Handling Heartache: Navigating Loss as a Young Nurse

Daily Nurse

When you enter nursing, you’re driven by a desire to help, heal, and make a difference in the lives of those you care for. However, an aspect of the job that can catch many off guard is the certainty of facing loss. Despite every effort, the harsh reality is that not all patients can be saved. This is a tough pill to swallow, especially for those just beginning their journey in healthcare.

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Empowering Stroke Recovery: How Home Health Care Can Help

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

This May, National Stroke Awareness Month, let’s focus on optimizing patient recovery after a stroke. Home Health Care plays a vital role in supporting patients on their journey back to independence. Here’s how Home Health care benefits stroke survivors: Benefits for Medical Professionals: Partner with us to empower stroke recovery. Contact us today to discuss The post Empowering Stroke Recovery: How Home Health Care Can Help appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Celebrating Nurses’ Week by Building a Supportive Culture for All Nurses

Healthy Workforce Institute

As we approach Nurses’ Week, I find myself reflecting on my early days, particularly on the profound impact one nurse had on my career: Maryann. She wasn’t just any nurse; she was the epitome of what I aspired to be—smart, confident, and incredibly kind. Maryann had a wonderful relationship with the physicians, exuded competence and professionalism, and never once made me feel inadequate, despite my newcomer status.

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Key Research Trends: Telehealth Impacts, Global Gaps in Hospice, Goal-Concordant Care

Hospice News

Research trends can help hospice providers improve their understanding around the impacts of their services and where quality gaps may exist. This article details recent key research findings on hospice care, including the effects of telehealth utilization among terminally ill pediatric patients, along with barriers to improved goal-concordant end-of-life care in Asia, Canada and Europe.

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The Power of Compassion: Building Therapeutic Relationships with Patients

Diversity Nursing

In the bustling world of healthcare, amidst the flurry of medical charts, diagnostic tests, and treatment plans, it's easy to overlook one of the most potent tools in a Nurse's arsenal; compassion. Yet, it's this quality that often makes the crucial difference in patient outcomes and satisfaction. Let's delve into the profound impact of compassionate care and explore strategies for fostering strong therapeutic relationships with patients and families, even amid challenging circumstances.

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A Day in the Life: Registered Behavior Technician  

Daily Nurse

Behavioral skills can help someone flourish in school, work, home, and social settings. A registered behavior technician ® (RBT ® ) works one-on-one with children, teens, or adults, addressing unique challenges so people can learn new skills and increase their capacity for communication, autonomy, and connection. What’s it like to be an RBT working with children on the autism spectrum?

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Elaina Hall

Minority Nurse

Elaina Hall, DNP(c), MSN, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the chief quality officer of SnapCare , formerly SnapNurse, and an experienced healthcare executive in the areas of healthcare system operations, performance improvement, nursing practice, and leadership consulting. Hall’s passion is consistently delivering the ‘best and brightest’ for SnapCare clients.

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Celebrating a life-changing partnership: Together for Short Lives and Morrisons

Together for Short Lives

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with Morrisons has won the Short-Term Partnership Award at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards in recognition of the transformational impact we have achieved with Morrison in under three years. The post Celebrating a life-changing partnership: Together for Short Lives and Morrisons appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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Nurses’ Union Reaches Labor Agreement with PeaceHealth for Hospice, Home Health Workers

Hospice News

After more than a year of negotiations, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) labor union has reached an agreement with PeaceHealth. Priorities among the hospice and home nurses include wage increases, raising safety standards, ensuring affordable and accessible home health care delivery, equitable pay protection and addressing clinical staffing crises by increasing recruitment and retention of skilled caregivers.

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Traditions Health of Spartanburg, SC Awarded Hospice Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Spartanburg, SC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The Spartanburg hospice branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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What, Why, How of Clinical Judgment

Daily Nurse

Clinical judgment is a hot topic in nurse education right now! The NCSBN’s NCSBN’s Next-Gen Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (CJMM) is the new standard for safe clinical practice. The NCSBN research found that nursing students and newly licensed nurses may lack clinical judgment, a true cornerstone of safe practice. According to Hoffman, “The two most common reasons that new graduate nurses are disciplined are (1) failure to notice changes in patient status and (2) failure to act when a patie

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Responsibilities of Being a Power of Attorney

Elder Care Matters

Kim Hegwood recently was a special guest on the Parent Projects Podcast to discuss the crucial topic of “Responsibilities of Being a Power of Attorney.” Kim’s extensive experience in estate planning and elder law allows her to provide invaluable insights to the Parent Projects’ national audience and offers listeners a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities… The post Responsibilities of Being a Power of Attorney appeared first on Elder Care Directory - ElderCareMatters.com.

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What family caregivers should know about ‘sundowning’ in seniors with dementia

Living Assistance Services

If you care for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or another condition that causes dementia, or if you’ve noticed consistent behavioural.

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How Augmented Reality Helped AccentCare Improve Patient, Staff Satisfaction

Hospice News

AccentCare’s augmented reality (AR) hospice program has led to improved patient satisfaction and symptom management, along with benefits for staff. Augmented reality experiences can have spiritual and emotional impacts on terminally ill patients, as well as help alleviate anxiety, isolation. It can also help manage pain and other symptoms, according to Allison Ostashen, senior clinical learning and development specialist at AccentCare.

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Home Health Care Services in Pasco County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Surrounding Areas

Bayshore Care Home

Home health care services: Why are they the best for Alzheimer patients? Home health care services can be particularly beneficial for Alzheimer’s patients for several reasons. Bayshore Home Care provides. The post Home Health Care Services in Pasco County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Surrounding Areas first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Nurse Scientists: Leading Nursing Innovation and Scholarship 

Daily Nurse

As a profession, nursing is often viewed as both an art and a science. On the one hand, there’s the art of communication, connection, emotional and relational intelligence, and navigating the multifaceted aspects of the nurse-patient relationship and the collaborative nature of care delivery. On the other hand, we have the science of nursing and the deep well of intellectual savvy and scientific insight that serve as the underpinnings of evidence-based care and a constantly expanding body of nur

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2024 Emerging Leader Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA Medical College of Wisconsin AAHPM reached out to the 2024 Emerging Leaders to gain insight into what motivated them to pursue leadership positions and what they find more fulfilling in their experiences. Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA has been recognized as one of the exceptional individuals chosen as a 2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Choice Bank to Host Go Hawaiian for Hospice Fundraiser for Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice Red River Valley

Choice Bank invites the community to their annual “Go Hawaiian for Hospice!” on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 11am-1pm. For a suggested donation of $10, attendees will feast on a luau-style lunch with all proceeds directly benefitting Hospice of the Red River Valley. See you at the luau! The Go Hawaiian for Hospice luau fundraiser provides funding for Hospice of the Red River Valley to offer end-of-life care for terminally ill patients and support for their families.

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The Pennant Group Acquires Hospice Provider Nurses on Wheels

Hospice News

The Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG) has acquired the Corpus Christi, Texas-based hospice provider Nurses on Wheels Inc. for an undisclosed amount. This is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Pennant. Earlier this month Pennant acquired Utah-based South Davis Home Health and South Davis Hospice. The company in December 2023 picked up Arizona-based Southwestern Palliative Care & Hospice after acquiring five Medicare hospice providers in multiple states the prior month.

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He’s BAACK: The Caregiver Curmudgeon

Today's Caregiver

When we created Today’s Caregiver magazine , there were very few voices in the wilderness talking about the issue of family caregiving.

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10 Self-Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Caring Senior Service

A quarter of adults in the United States are part of the "sandwich generation." This generation juggles multiple roles as they simultaneously raise their kids and care for aging parents. With so many responsibilities to juggle, adults in this generation may neglect their health and well-being.

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Building Bridges, Not Walls: Promoting Cultural Competence & Humility in Nursing

Minority Nurse

Given the diversity in our world today, take a moment and ask yourself: Are you a culturally competent nurse or nursing student? Do you demonstrate cultural humility? You may have explored the concepts of cultural competence and humility in nursing school, but let’s take it a step further and consider how to apply these concepts in everyday interactions with members of diverse groups and communities.

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Bridging Differences: How-To Guide for Effective Family Communication

Responsive Home Care

Caring for an older adult at home can put a strain on family dynamics. Siblings may disagree on care decisions, adult children may feel stressed, and aging parents may resist help. Effective family communication is vital to bridge the gap between differing opinions, ease the responsibility of caregiving, and ensure everyone feels heard and valued. […] The post Bridging Differences: How-To Guide for Effective Family Communication appeared first on Responsive Home Care.

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Elevate Podcast: Arlen Gaines, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Director of Hospice Social Services, JSSA Hospice

Hospice News

On the Frontline of Hospice Care: The Social Worker Perspective In this episode, Hospice News Senior Reporter Holly Vossel speaks with Arlen Gaines, licensed clinical social worker and director of hospice social services at JSSA Hospice, about the turnover and retention factors among hospice social workers, a core part of the interdisciplinary team.

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Traditions Health of Jackson, GA Awarded Hospice Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Jackson, GA has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The Jackson hospice branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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