December 30, 2014 Show

Journey With Deanna

I was sick this week so I had to cancel my interviews. We will be back on it for the January 6, 2015 show with Lauren Tarrant, CEO of Well Beyond Care. peace, Deanna End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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December 30, 2014 Show

Journey With Deanna

I was sick this week so I had to cancel my interviews. We will be back on it for the January 6, 2015 show with Lauren Tarrant, CEO of Well Beyond Care. peace, Deanna End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Emmanuel Bombardier interviewing Deanna Cochran

Journey With Deanna

Emmanuel brought me into the world of podcasting in 2014. He was one of the owners of Intention Radio and he died shortly after this interview. I didn't know at the time that he was suffering from terminal cancer. He was a bright light in this world and I'm very blessed to have met him. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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"The Book of Life" with Linda Galloway.

Journey With Deanna

Welcome to our Special Christmas show! Get your favorite beverage and relax with us as Linda shares her very powerful message. With humor and grace, she speaks as only a person who "has been there" can. READ MORE. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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The Spiritual Geography of Death

Journey With Deanna

Sarah Kerr is a Death Midwife and Ceremonialist in Calgary, Alberta. Her focus is on the spiritual and relational support of people who are at the end of life and guides them through this spiritual landscape. READ MORE. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Palliative Care Thoughts with DR. ROBERT FRIEDMAN

Journey With Deanna

Robert Friedman is Chief Medical Officer at Hospice Austin in Austin, Texas. Join us as we Kickoff THE JOURNEY radio podcast! We will be discussing what palliative care is, about palliative care community clinics and about access to services. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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The Best Care Possible with DR. IRA BYOCK

Journey With Deanna

Discover the grassroots movement of Palliative Care with renowned expert Dr. Ira Byock, who has been in the forefront of the industry for many years. Articulate, warm, genuine and full of insight into how it is possible to receive quality medical care that will relieve your suffering no matter what your diagnosis or prognosis or how you choose to treat it. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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I'm Not My Disease with CAITLIN CAVEN

Journey With Deanna

Spend some time with Caitlin and I as we discuss what it is like living with a serious chronic illness. She shares insights that will help us be real with the people in our lives who’s health may not be the greatest at the moment. Are you at a loss about how to ‘be’ in this situation? Listen in! READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Energy Medicine with Shaman CHRISTINA ALLEN

Journey With Deanna

What is Energy Medicine? Tonight we will be talking with a modern day Shaman on her perspectives on health, illness, recovery, dying and death. She has much to say and is a wonderfully grounded and practical healer. Tune in to our interesting dive into her world. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Afterlife Awareness with Terri Daniel

Journey With Deanna

Join Us for an uplifting talk about the phenomenon of after death communication. Some people think that it has never happened to them, until they stop and think about all those times….”nah, nah, it was just my imagination.” Or, was it? READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Palliative Care in ICU? with DR. JESSICA ZITTER

Journey With Deanna

Jessica Zitter is vibrant, articulate, accessible and your advocate in ICU. She’s created a unique position for herself of being both an ICU and Palliative physician, not a common combination in today’s medicine. She will talk all about some of the issues facing families and healthcare works at the end of life in the ICU setting. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Namaste Care & Dementia with JOYCE SIMARD

Journey With Deanna

What really makes a difference in someone’s life who is living with the effects of dementia? Joyce Simard, creator of Namaste Care shares with us a beautiful way to connect with people affected that not only increases the quality of their life but also ours. Namaste Care not just an idea but a systematic way of interacting with someone. Join us as we explore this. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve.

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The One Mind with DR. LARRY DOSSEY

Journey With Deanna

If the idea of the One Mind is both ancient and current, why do we need another book about it? Up to now, the concept of the One Mind has rested mainly on philosophy, spiritual insights, and reports of people’s personal experiences. Not anymore! We have an abundance of empirical evidence pointing to the One Mind. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Dr. Warren Wheeler ~ One of USA's 1st Palliative Physicians

Journey With Deanna

Warren Wheeler, a nationally known Palliative Medicine Specialist, is the Senior Director of Palliative Medicine at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. He has advocated for patients and physicians alike for the purpose of relieveing pain and suffering for people facing serious illness. With a rich history and wiinner of many. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Exploring Death Midwifery & Grieving with Cassandra Yonder

Journey With Deanna

We will be talking with Cassandra Yonder about the pan death experience and some thoughts about how home funerals help with the grieving process. We will talk in particular about the concept of death midwifery. READ MORE End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. Training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Nurse of the Week: Tricia Seaman Oncology Nurse Fulfills Dying Patient’s Final Request 

Daily Nurse

But that afternoon in March 2014, Trish Somers didn’t want to be consoled. When oncology nurse Tricia Seaman‘s patient learned that her cancer had spread and she only had months to live, Seaman did her best to console her.

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Amedisys CEO Gerard ‘Terminated Without Cause;’ Kusserow to Return

Hospice News

” Kusserow retired as CEO effective April 15 but remained chairman of the board of directors.Kusserow’s first tenure as CEO began in 2014. Chris Gerard, CEO of Amedisys Inc. NASDAQ: AMED), is leaving the company as of today.

Hospice Regulations May Be Adversely Affecting Dementia Patients

Hospice News

These include the audit system created by Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, and the two-tiered reimbursement for routine home care that reduced payment amounts after 60 days.

Court Dismisses SouthernCare Fraud Allegations, Proceeds with Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint

Hospice News

Curo had purchased Southerncare in 2014 for an undisclosed amount. The Southern District Court of Mississippi granted hospice provider SouthernCare Inc.’s s motion to dismiss a whistleblower’s False Claims Act complaint.

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Appeals Court Rules Against Hospices Seeking End to Sequestration

Hospice News

Sequestration was established in 2014 by the Budget Control Act. A U.S. court of appeals in California has upheld Medicare sequestration, ruling against hospice providers who sought an to end the practice.

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Residential Hospice Acquires Two Providers in Missouri and Ohio

Hospice News

Graham went on to acquire Residential Hospice in 2014. Michigan-headquartered Residential Hospice has acquired Comfort Hospice in Missouri and Grace Hospice in Ohio for undisclosed amounts.

Hospital, Health System Activity Creating ‘Very Disruptive Point’ in Hospice M&A Landscape

Hospice News

A total of 109 transactions in the hospice and home health space involved a hospital and health system from 2014 to 2021, according to market analysis data that The Braff Group shared with Hospice News.

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Medication Shortages Imperil Hospice Access, Quality

Hospice News

Pain and symptom management is the highest priority for patients and families, according to a 2014 study. Hospice providers and patients are having difficulty procuring medications due to nationwide drug shortages, threatening quality of care and patients’ access to hospice.

Supreme Court May Weigh In on Hospice FCA Cases

Hospice News

This is the largest total the Justice Department has seen since 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court may take up a False Claims Act (FCA) case involving Georgia-Based Bethany Hospice & Palliative Care LLC, despite indications from the U.S.

Sequestration’s Return Creating a ‘Tsunami of Pain Points’ for Hospices

Hospice News

Sequestration was established in 2014 by the Budget Control Act. The return of sequestration is adding to the financial storms brewing in hospice, as providers contend with rising costs of delivering patient care, inflation and lackluster reimbursement.

The Case for Integrating Social Determinants Into Palliative Care

Hospice News

The health system in 2014 launched initiatives to reduce food insecurity among their patient that generated $4.8

Gilchrist and Luminis Health Form Joint Venture, Find ‘Sweet Spot’ in Health Care Delivery

Hospice News

JVs represented 69 out of 109 transactions that involved a hospital or health system in the home health and hospice space from 2014 to 2021, according to data from the merger and acquisition advisory firm The Braff Group. .

Two Hospices Halt Services Amid Staffing Shortages

Hospice News

Though this was a 22.26% increase from the state’s rate in 2014, it still fell below the national average of 50.3% Two hospices have lost the battle against workforce shortages, with one halting some of its service lines and another shutting down altogether.

NHPCO Honors Empath Health’s Rafael Sciullo with Hospice Leadership Award

NHPCO

In 2014, he launched Empath Health, an integrated network of care. For Immediate Release: March 8, 2022. Award Presented During NHPCO’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference.

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Partners In Care, Summit Health Join Forces on Palliative Care

Hospice News

In 2014, Partners In Care began offering palliative care services to patients of Summit Health’s oncology department at the Eastside Clinic in Bend, Oregon.

5 People Opening New Innovative Spaces for Grief

Solace

August 30 marks Grief Awareness Day , a day established by grief expert Angie Cartwright in 2014. Cartwright, who lost several family members, says healing can only take place “when grief is not shamed, rushed or tabooed.”

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October Heroes of The Month

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

In 2014, her mother-in-law became ill with Alzheimer’s, so Margaret opened her home and cared for her until she passed away in 2016. We’re honoring more amazing Heroes of the Month this October. These caregivers have shown us all what dedication and compassion look like.

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How Much Does Hospice Reduce Direct Healthcare Spending by Families?

1-800-HOSPICE

2014; 20 (5): 366-373. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a first-of-its kind study quantifying the healthcare cost reductions families realize after choosing hospice.

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Nurse Finds Her Passion as Nurse Educator

Minority Nurse

In 2014, I got a job as a neurology nurse at my dream hospital, NYP-Columbia University Hospital. My nursing education journey began when I received my BSN in Nursing at Rutgers College of Nursing in 2011. During my time there, I met some strong, professional women professors.

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Agape Care’s New M&A VP, New CEO Takes Helm at Community Hospice

Hospice News

Trustbridge was born in 2014 through the merger of Hospice of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Broward County and Hospice by the Sea. Agape Care Group Appoints M&A VP. Alex Ferguson has stepped into the role of senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Agape Care Group.

Food Writer Finds Recipe for Healing After Tragic Loss

Solace

After recovering lawyer, food writer and pastry chef Lisa Ruland lost her husband Erik in 2014 in a tragic mountain climbing accident, she found herself trying to navigate both her grief and the loss’s impact on her relationship with food. “It

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AlayaCare Announces the Release of COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Feature for Home Care

AlayaCare

AlayaCare was founded in 2014 and is the parent company of Procura, Arrow, CIMS, and AcuteNet. New integration allows home care organizations to efficiently track employee vaccinations in response to regional mandates.

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AlayaCare Named Among Canada’s Top Growing Companies in Globe and Mail 2022 Report on Business

AlayaCare

AlayaCare was founded in 2014 and has offices in Toronto and Montreal. Home-based care technology company places No.63 of 430 companies ranked on 740% three-year revenue growth.

Why Do Most People Receive Less Time in Hospice than Recommended?

1-800-HOSPICE

2014; doi 10.1007/s00520-014-2397-7. 2014; 28(7): 959-964. Hospice sends nurses, aides, and other caregivers to the homes of patients with advanced, terminal illnesses. Expert consensus holds that people should receive hospice for three to six months.

Chatting with Nurse Blake, RN and Most Popular Nurse Influencer on SM: Part l

Minority Nurse

Having graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014, Nurse Blake, 31, has wanted to be a nurse since he was a kid.

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Episode 19 - Palliative Nursing Acute to Post Acute Transitions in Care

HPNA podcast

She served as president of the Board of Directors in 2014 and has served on multiple chapters and committees. She served as president of the Board of Directors in 2014 and has served on multiple chapters and committees.

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Medicare’s Proposed 2023 Raise for Hospice is Only a Third of the Cost-of-Living Increase, Again

1-800-HOSPICE

Since then, from 2014 to 2019, the number of hospice agencies steadily climbed to within 16% of the 2013 high of 5,800 agencies nationwide. With a 2% Medicare payment sequestration looming over hospice since 2013, news of a much needed raise comes with a sigh of relief.

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AlayaCare Partners with Viventium Software Inc. to Streamline Payroll and HR Processes for Home Care Agencies

AlayaCare

AlayaCare was founded in 2014 and is the parent company of Procura, Arrow, CIMS, and AcuteNet. Partnership and integration delivers Viventium’s award-winning solution directly within AlayaCare’s flexible, cloud-based platform.

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