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Courts Applying a Broader Brush to False Claims Act Suits

Hospice News

Developments in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving Curo Health Services signal that mounting a defense may become more complicated for accused hospices. .

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Coordinating Care Underwater

Sustainable Caregiving

I wasn’t prepared to manage the responsibilities following Dad’s hospitalization. No one responsibility was too challenging, but when all the … Coordinating Care Underwater Read More ». The post Coordinating Care Underwater appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™.


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‘Bring It On’: Hospices Willing to ‘Take Hits’ from Regulators to Ensure Ethical, Quality Care

Hospice News

Some hospice providers are willing to take on additional regulatory pressure if it successfully roots out “bad actors” in the space, Sarah McSpadden, president and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice, told Hospice News.

A Welcoming Reflection at HPCO by Maureen Russell

Life & Death Matters

It is always a treat to hear Maureen speak, and this year at the HPCO conference, it was no exception. Here are her words, for you all to enjoy. “Good morning and welcome to this day! It is so great to be together. I said that yesterday, but it is worth saying again. There is […].

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What a Job! Flight Nurse and Global Nurse Mentor Hopes to Empower Nurses Everywhere

Daily Nurse

Flight nurse Morgan Hand, BS, RN is never in the same place for too long. Her employer is Sanford AirMed, and she calls Fargo, North Dakota home, but when Hand clocks in each day, she never knows where her shift will take her. One of my very first flights, we actually had to fly all […].

Palliative Care in India: M.R. Rajagopal


Summary Transcript Summary. In today’s podcast we talk with Dr. Rajagopal (goes by “Raj”), one of the pioneers of palliative care in India. Raj is an anesthesiologist turned palliative care doctor.

“I feel the same way”: The power of caregiver support groups


Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do as a caregiver. Caregiver support groups offer community, understanding and advice from people who’ve been there. The post “I feel the same way”: The power of caregiver support groups appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Nurse of the Week: Margaret Kluin Finally Took a Sick Day… for a Kidney Transplant

Daily Nurse

Nurse of the Week Margaret Kluin, RN is not the sort to take time off lightly; in fact, until very recently she hadn’t missed a day of work in 15 years.

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Access to Hospice for the AAPI Community

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

By: Anonymous May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, a time to learn about and celebrate the rich histories and cultures of Americans from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands.

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‘We Were Just Undermanned’: Reduced Quarantines, Rising Inflation Improving Encompass Health’s Labor Outlook

Hospice News

Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) continues to rebound from the recent staffing woes within its hospice and home health segment. But in light of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates across the U.S.,

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Access to Hospice for the AAPI Community

AT Home Care & Hospice

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month By: Anonymous May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, a time to learn about and celebrate the rich histories and cultures of Americans from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands.

Nurse Volunteers Help Victims of Conflict in Ukraine

Being a nurse for the past 14 years, Rae Sherred, BSN, RN, has always felt a strong desire to help others. So, when Sherred learned about an organization planning a medical mission to provide humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine, she and other nurse volunteers like her hopped on a plane.

Earning BSN Helped Nurse Spread Wings and Take Off

Daily Nurse

A common reason people return to college is to advance their education and their careers. It was the main reason for Jason Herman, BSN, RN, too. But he didn’t just advance in his career. He reached new heights — literally.

The Peril and Privilege of Exploration: A Review of Subnautica


by Matt Tyler ( @PalliDad ) In the survival game Subnautica, you play the role of a space voyager who has crash landed on an aquatic alien planet. You must find a way to escape while navigating the planet’s beautiful but dangerous flora and fauna.

Comfort Care Deal Boosts Aveanna Amid Persistent Labor Pressures

Hospice News

Aveanna Healthcare (NASDAQ: AVAH) is seeing strong returns from its hospice and home health acquisitions while continuing to battle labor headwinds. Industry-wide, workforce pressures from staff shortages and rising wages have not relented.

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How to Interpret and Evaluate Your Home Care SEO and PPC Campaigns

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Whose Account Is It, Anyway? – SEO Report Highlights. – PPC Report Highlights. – About Stacie Gillespie. Article Contents: Whose Account Is It, Anyway? SEO Report Highlights. PPC Report Highlights. About Stacie Gillespie.

Nurses With DNP Degree Are Sorely Needed in Health Care and Education

Content courtesy of Baylor University. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is gaining more prominence within the nursing profession. Steps are being taken to transition to the DNP as the standard for advanced practice registered nurses.

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Nurse Researcher Kasey Jordan: School Nurses are Key to Promoting Resilience in School Settings

Daily Nurse

Nurse researcher and educator Kasey Jordan, RN, PhD knows the stereotypical image of a school nurse – overworked, underpaid and, over the past two years, often on the front lines of controversial COVID policies.

Making memories with my daughter

Together for Short Lives

When I found out my daughter Lady Tiffany had a life-limiting and life-shortening condition all I wanted was to make the most of every minute. Tiffany was born with extensive brain damage and a devastating MRI showed that all areas were affected.

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Aveanna CEO: Higher Wages Key to Bringing Clinicians Back

Hospice News

For the exhausted health care labor force — many of whom have left the industry — money talks.

Be Your Very Own Nursing Career Detective

Nurse Keith's Digital Doorway

If you're an older nurse, you might remember TV shows and movies with a private eye or detective carrying a magnifying glass as he or she doggedly searched for clues to solve a perplexing case. You might remember Columbo, The Rockford Files, or any number of shows or movies.

Top Excuses That Can Lead to Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

“You can make it, but it’s easier if you don’t have to do it alone.” – Betty Ford. These common excuses can lead to Alzheimer’s caregiver burnout. We all know that no person is an island, something which especially holds true when caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s.

Nurses, Get on (a) Board: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community and Beyond

Daily Nurse

As a nurse, you play a critical role at the bedside, but you also can serve a vital function in the far different and potentially unfamiliar setting of the boardroom. In those spaces, you have the chance to influence healthcare standards, practices and policies. “It

5 Trends to Overcome Home Care Sales & Marketing Challenges in 2022

Home Care Pulse

HOME CARE WEBINAR. 5 Trends to Overcome Home Care Sales & Marketing Challenges in 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 2:00pm EST | 60 min. Home care sales and marketing looks a lot different than it did two years ago; but there’s good news.

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Non-Clinical Staff Shortages Cause Hospices ‘Sleepless Nights’

Hospice News

Hospice providers are nearly desperate to recruit nurses, but their labor woes do not end there. A shortage of non-clinical staff is an additional sore spot. Providers are anticipating demand for non-clinical staff to rise as they compete for resources in an increasingly fierce labor market.

How Games Give Grieving Kids Space for Mourning


While the pandemic closed off many traditional mourning rituals, our isolation was a boom for video games and virtual spaces became a safe place to memorialize lost loved ones and connect with other grievers.

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Vulnerable South Carolinians Are at High-Risk of Losing Their Home Care Services

Hearts for Home Care

There are 36,087 medically fragile South Carolina Residents who depend on home care services to live independent, healthy lives in the comfort of their homes. These healthcare services range from the basics of everyday living, to extensive, skilled nursing care.

Jade England Was Born to be an NICU Nurse

Daily Nurse

It is not unusual for nursing and other healthcare professions to run in the family, but sometimes the connections that lead a new generation into nursing can be almost eerie. Tara Wood, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC was a NICU nurse when she gave birth to twins Jade and Taylor England.

Guest Post – Naomi’s Notes – Offering


It was a week before Christmas, a special birthday celebration and instead of just a few candles we offered 1000 butterlamps. These were lit before the start of the ceremony which concluded with the traditional Happy Birthday song for Rinpoche.

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Hospices Leverage Data to Identify New Markets, Pursue Growth

Hospice News

Even for the most prepared hospice provider, change often contains an element of chance. This includes entry into new markets. Increasingly, providers are leveraging data to mitigate the potential risks that come with growth. Opportunities for expansion are not created equal.

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Personal Reflection: What Age is Considered Old?

Comforcare Home Care

I was thinking.age is subjective and means different things to different people. But what age is considered old? At what age do you consider someone a "senior"? The term "senior citizen" usually refers to someone who maybe retired and above the age of 60 or 65.

Calls for Change Resonate at The Nurses’ March in Washington

Nurses traveled from across the country this week to gather in Washington, D.C., and raise their voices for change on International Nurses Day. The Nurses’ March drew nurses from California to Connecticut as they rallied together to mourn nurses who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan Becomes 20th State to Allow CRNAs to Work Free of Physician Supervision

Daily Nurse

Practice authority for advanced practitioner nurses took another stride forward on May 10 when Michigan became the 20th state to opt out of federal regulations that require physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

Palace of Care – Terroir


Photo by Rusty Watson on Unsplash. We celebrated International Nurses Day last Thursday with a special breakfast with lots of goodies for all. Nurses are a crucial part of any palliative care and hospice team and it was great to celebrate them with some special treats.

Payer Partnerships ‘Critical’ in VBID: Ohio’s Hospice, Pure Healthcare Contract with Aetna

Hospice News

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) subsidiary Aetna has selected Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare as part of the insurance company’s hospice and palliative care preferred provider network for Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) in the Buckeye State.

Guide to Senior Spring Cleaning | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

It's that time again! Spring is here, which means it’s time to get the house clean and organized. A clean home can help you feel more comfortable and less stressed. It can also help eliminate safety hazards.

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What Nurses Do For Us

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

Where would we be without nurses? Nurses are a deeply essential part of human society. They take care of us whether that environment is at a pharmacy, at school, in the hospital, or at home. There are over 4 million registered nurses in the United States today.