To Salute My Grandson & Be Baptized

The Bucket-List Blog

Later, we made this simple video to use as part of our 2016 Bucket-List Challenge. When we shared the story of Mr. Ramirez’s very special wish on o ur Facebook page , it reached nearly 400,000 people.

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CMS Releases Public Use File for Hospices

Hospice Advantage Solutions

CMS has prepared a public data set, the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (PUF), with information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by hospice providers.

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To See Blake Shelton

The Bucket-List Blog

June 6, 2016, was a magical day for Hospice Care Plus patient, Brenda Roberts. First, she was in the audience to see one of favorite people, Blake Shelton, perform at the Country Musical Hall of Fame CMA Theater in Nashville.

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Advance Care Planning and Hospice

Hospice Advantage Solutions

Beginning January 2016 two new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for Advance Care Planning (ACP) became effective. Here’s what your hospice agency needs to know: The New Codes.

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To Celebrate My Birthday

The Bucket-List Blog

John Shelton may have come to Hospice Care Plus with end-stage heart disease, but, to us, his heart was perfect. He loved life. He loved his wife. He even loved his hospice care team. Jane and John open cards and gifts at John’s birthday celebration with his Hospice Care Plus team.

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To Leave a Special Legacy

The Bucket-List Blog

Jeannie Strong is a talented and creative woman with a heart for service. She helped her husband, former Richmond, Ky., Mayor Bill Strong, serve his community for decades as a city commissioner, a magistrate, and as mayor. And, in her life away from public service, she put her creativity to work.

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To Make a Joyful Noise

The Bucket-List Blog

Marlene Payne had a very specific wish. Granting that bucket-list wish would involve getting her up five flights of stairs into a bell tower, so she could play the instrument she loved one more time. It would take four men, special equipment, and the cooperation of a small college.

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To Taste Home Once More

The Bucket-List Blog

It’s not surprising many hospice patients turn their thoughts to family, family traditions, and even childhood. That was the case for Alejo Ramirez, a Texas native who lived in Kentucky for more than 30 years. His thoughts often turned to his birthplace and to family traditions.

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To Make Sure Sue Keeps Dancing

The Bucket-List Blog

Charlie Conner and his wife Sue spent the winter at their Florida home for 17 years. He loved the warm weather, dancing with his love of 52 years, and listening to her sing. But when Charlie was diagnosed with cancer, everything changed. Winters in Florida seemed impossible.

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Hope for a Cool Pillow

Journey With Deanna

In Dr. Margaret Overton's new memoir, HOPE FOR A COOL PILLOW (Outpost 19, March 2016), she explores about two polar opposite experiences with hospice during the decline and death of her mother and father. Most people love hospice and the mission of hospice. And of course, there is always room for improvement. "In

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Guest House for the Terminally Ill

Journey With Deanna

The Social Model Hospice House is a beautiful model for care for those at the end of life. Today listen in as I interview Kevin Miller, Executive Director of the Toni and Trish House in Auburn Michigan. He discusses the concept of the social model of a hospice house and what it takes to run it, very different than a hospice house run by a hospice agency. The caregivers get tremendous support for up to 90 days.

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The Be-Attitudes of Chaplaincy

Journey With Deanna

The beautiful ministry of the chaplain during the end of life time period is one of the best offerings of hospice and hospitals. A great chaplain can do more to facilitate healing than most other roles or therapies or strategies combined. Jo Jensen is one of these people who has this kind of skill and presence and has served children and adults alike. I have the great pleasure to know her and I wanted to introduce you to her. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve.

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When Your Calling is Your Business

Journey With Deanna

Join Janis Underwood and I in tackling a touchy subject.that of a person who wants to do their calling every day, not just after "work." The person who has no trust fund, organization to pay for them or a financially supportive partner. I am talking about most people who feel inspired to serve in a soulful way and they must deal with the issue of money. Janis is the Founder of Soul Biz Startup and learned first-hand the difficulties in building a soul-based business.

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To Find a Home for A Navy Veteran

The Bucket-List Blog

One afternoon, our hospice, Hospice Care Plus, was called to see if we could help a young Navy veteran, Mr. Jones (name changed), who was essentially homeless. He had been living in a home with some family members, but difficult family dynamics led to it being a very unsafe environment for him, especially since he was coping with an end-stage disease. One of our nurses was sent to evaluate Mr. Jones, and found that he was appropriate for hospice care.

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Self Care for EOL Workers

Journey With Deanna

Support for self-care among workers who serve the dying is not as popular as you may think. It seems obvious that for hospice workers, hospital workers, firefiighters, paramedics and others in the healthcare world that taking very good care of ourselves would be a given, understood by all and supported by our employers.Craig Williams, L.A.c., Clinical Herbalist AHG, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Author, Health Coach, and so much more shares the hour with me discussing this deep topic.

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Doing Death Differently with Patty Burgess

Journey With Deanna

For the majority of people, the space between birth and death hold their attention, and is the focus of their journey. But for Patty Burgess, the ending point of death, with its surrounding fear, stigmas and mystery, is a rich area to indulge her ever expanding curiosity and passion for heartfelt life experiences. Join Patty and I as we discuss her work in the field and qualities that make for a wonderful EOL Doula.

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Some Perspective on Death Doula Training

Journey With Deanna

This week's podcast gives some background on why there is death doula training. There is a huge movement of "light bearers," people who are called to serve the dying, coming forward looking for mentoring and training and to learn from those who know how to accompany others through death. Hospice is one way to serve and there are others being called who want to be helpful to families and hospice as well, people who don't fit the traditional roles of hospice.

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Last Comforts: Notes From the Forefront of Late Life Care

Journey With Deanna

Ellen Rand, author of the book, "Last Comforts: Notes From the Forefront of Late Life Care,"has been a journalist for more than 40 years, including five years as a housing columnist for The New York Times. She is a hospice volunteer with Holy Name Medical Center in Bergen County, New Jersey, a member of the Hospice Volunteer Association and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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The Shadow Side of Compassion

Journey With Deanna

This week's show I am discussing the shadow side of this wonderful ability of ours as humans to feel and live in compassion. We all may find ourselves in one or more of these spaces as we give to others. As you listen to the talk, please just see how you feel in your body as you listen. Did you get tight when I described one or more of these? If so, explore it and write about what it brought up. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve.

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University of Maryland Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care Overview

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

This podcast provides a brief overview of the new Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care from the University of Maryland!

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End of Life Doula Bag (Death Doula Bag)

Journey With Deanna

One of the wonderful topics I share with other doulas is what is in our EOL Doula bag? What do we take with us when we go to families? Also in this discussion we include some ways we support people as well. Each doula is different in how they support people so our "bags" will be different. Please add to the discussion, what is in your bag? End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Talking With a Hospice Chaplain

Journey With Deanna

Blane Brazier has worked full time in hospice since 2008. He has a unique ministry of using his guitar or sometimes the ukulele to engage the spiritual life of his patient's. He currently works at Amity Hospice as their Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator where he also facilitates grief groups for bereaved family members. He recently wrote a booklet called CELEBRATING LIFE a Compassionate Guide Through Funeral Planning.

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A Story of Forgiveness

Journey With Deanna

Today I am speaking with Kelly Roman about her story of living in forgiveness for her father who died this year; and, how she is getting through the holidays. She is the Director of Recreation at a long term care facility in New Jersey; she has completed her studies this year as a Death Doula and as a Spiritual Counselor. Thank you for sharing your story with us Kelly. This is just one story of many in my 2015 Series: "Life and Grief Through the Holidays."

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Roger Chou’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest: How the CDC’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Lost Its Clinical and Professional Integrity

Pallimed

Yet he never formally served as a leader or member of PROP, and until the CDC NCIPC-BSC Meeting on July 16, 2021, Chou avoided all allegations of conflicts of interest (COI) between his opioid research and co-authorship of the 2016 Guideline, unlike several other PROP members (2). by Chad D.

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Integrating lived experiences of out-of-hours health services for people with palliative and end-of-life care needs with national datasets for people dying in Scotland in 2016

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Professor Scott Murray (Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). People living at home with advanced progressive illness require well-coordinated services at all times of the day and night. Early identification for generalist palliative care support and care planning in the community can improve outcomes but requires effective information sharing across services.

Integrating lived experiences of out-of-hours health services for people with palliative and end-of-life care needs with national datasets for people dying in Scotland in 2016: a mixed methods, multi-stage design

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Professor Scott Murray (Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). People living at home with advanced progressive illness require well-coordinated services at all times of the day and night. Early identification for generalist palliative care support and care planning in the community can improve outcomes but requires effective information sharing across services.

Prevalence of Dementia Is Declining Among Older Americans

Today's Caregiver

percentage points from 2000 to 2016, according to a new RAND Corporation study The prevalence of dementia in the U.S. is declining among people over age 65, dropping 3.7

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HCA Healthcare Launches Hospice, Palliative Care Fellowship Program in Florida

Hospice News

Minority groups represented 28% of Florida’s seniors in 2016, according to a report from the state’s Department of Elder Affairs. Socioeconomically, 29% of seniors statewide fell into a “low-income” category during 2016, while 30% live in rural areas, according to the Elder Affairs report.

Comfort Care Homes Build Bridges to Hospice for Underserved Patients

Hospice News

Hildegard of Bingen, the facility is a former convent that admitted its first resident in 2016 after undergoing about a year of renovations. . For terminally ill patients who lack secure housing or loved ones to care for them, hospice is typically not an option.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Spirometry is required for the diagnosis of COPD (GOLD, 2016). Airflow limitation is assessed using the forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), the total volume of exhaled air (forced vital capacity, FVC) and the FEV1/FVC ratio. Daily Tips Fundamentals

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Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest by Physicians Creating the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Bad Faith or Incompetence?

Pallimed

In September 2021, Pallimed published our second commentary, which focused on the astonishing disclosure of an important conflict-of-interest (COI) by Dr. Roger Chou (5), who co-authored the 2016 Guideline, calling its integrity into question (4, 5). MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65(No.

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How Medicare Budget Neutrality Impacts Hospice Payment

Hospice News

An earlier version of budget neutrality was phased out in 2016. CMS introduced SIA in 2016 to allow hospices to bill for RHC at the continuous home care rate on an hourly basis for registered nurse and social worker visits during the last seven days of a patient’s life.

CMS Report: Concurrent Hospice, Curative Care a Winning Proposition

Hospice News

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the MCCM in 2016 to explore the idea of allowing hospice patients to receive concurrent curative care.

What You Need to Know About the Messiness of Grief with John Polo, Episode 120

The Heart of Hospice

In January of 2016, John became a widower after his amazing wife, Michelle, died of cancer. Widowhood, caregiving, and the messiness of grief are just some of the topics we’re talking about with guest John Polo. According to his website, johnpolocoaching.com, “John is a coach, author, and speaker. From the rubble of everything that he … Continue reading "What You Need to Know About the Messiness of Grief with John Polo, Episode 120".

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Hospices Pursue Home-Base Primary Care Via HCCI Project

Hospice News

million home-based primary care visits during 2016, up from less than 1 million in 1996, the study found. million primary care visits in 2016.

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Avera at Home Gets Personal with Kore Cares Joint Venture

Hospice News

Established in 2016, Kore Cares is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and provides personal, home-based care services to seniors in that area.

Court Dismisses SouthernCare Fraud Allegations, Proceeds with Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint

Hospice News

Former SouthernCare nurse Rhonda McClinton filed a qui tam complaint against the organization in 2016, alleging that the hospice provider submitted hospice claims to Medicare for patients who were not eligible and billed for services it did not provide.

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Jet Health Acquires Trio Home Health and Hospice

Hospice News

The Trio deal marks Jet Health’s ninth acquisition since its establishment in 2016. Texas-based Jet Health, Inc., has acquired Trio Home Health Care and Hospice, growing its reach in the Lone Star State, which is a key focus area for the company.

Enhancing Care Coordination Can Give Hospices An Edge in Value-Based Models

Hospice News

Founded in 2016, Dina is a health care technology platform designed to optimize patient transitions into home-based care, remotely monitor patients to support aging-in-place, and use data to identify and inform care plans.

Excel Hospice Owner Sentenced to 18 Years for Fraud, Kickbacks

Hospice News

The state sharpened its gaze on the hospice space in the wake of two 2019 OIG reports showing that about 20% of hospices surveyed by regulators or accreditors between 2012 and 2016 had a condition-level deficiency that posed a serious patient safety risk.

CMMI Working on Payment Models That Include Palliative Care

Hospice News

CMS launched the MCCM in 2016 to explore the idea of allowing hospice patients to receive concurrent curative care. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is developing new reimbursement pathways for palliative care.

Residential Hospice Acquires Two Providers in Missouri and Ohio

Hospice News

Celtic and Residental merged in 2016 to form Graham Healthcare Group. Michigan-headquartered Residential Hospice has acquired Comfort Hospice in Missouri and Grace Hospice in Ohio for undisclosed amounts.

How the U.S. Will Revamp Family Caregiver Support

Hospice News

The concept of weaving these and future programs into a unified national strategy germinated in a 2016 National Academies of Sciences report, Families Caregiving for an Aging America. Without family caregivers, many hospice patients would be unable to receive care in their homes.