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Pennant Group Gains New England Foothold with Hartford HealthCare Partnership

Hospice News

The Pennant Group (NASDAQ: PNTG) has inked a management and consulting services agreement with Hartford HealthCare at Home (HHCAH). HHCAH is the home health and hospice segment of the Hartford HealthCare integrated health system. The health system retains ownership of HHCAH, with Pennant providing financial support services, human resources advising, information technology and other management consulting services.

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Grief Literacy – What is it?

Life & Death Matters

When I was asked to write this blog post, I didn’t know much about the term ‘grief literacy’! I was given a few research article, but other than that, I hadn’t really come across it that often. Once I did a bunch of reading, I feel I have a much better grasp on the subject. […] The post Grief Literacy – What is it? appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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Anatomy of Hospice Grief Camps for Children

Hospice News

Training staff and volunteers to provide developmentally-appropriate grief support is among the key parts of operating summer camp programs for children and adolescents suffering a recent loss. Whether rolling out summer grief camps for the first time or innovating these programs throughout the course of several decades, hospices need a firm grasp around the different emotional and cognitive needs of pediatric populations coping with the death of a loved one, according to Alissa Drescher, senior

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LGBTQ+ caregivers, a new support group is here for you

HopeHealth

For LGBTQ+ caregivers, reaching out for support doesn’t always feel simple or safe. Our LGBTQ+ Caregiver Support Group hopes to help change that. The post LGBTQ+ caregivers, a new support group is here for you appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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Jenay A. Powell, MD reflects on her Next Gen experience

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Jenay A. Powell, MD University of Tennessee Internal Medicine The AAHPM Next Gen Scholars for Equity in Hospice and Palliative Medicine program sponsors residents from underrepresented communities who are interested in hospice and palliative medicine (HPM). Research shows that providing culturally effective HPM services to marginalized communities can help address disparities.

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Exploring the Role of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Daily Nurse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the number of Americans 65 and older grew five times faster than the total population between 1920 and 2020, reaching a 2020 peak of 55.8 million (or 16.8% of the population). If 1 in 20 people were 65 or older in 1920 and 1 in 6 are now of an advanced age, our healthcare system’s ability to address those individuals’ needs is crucial.

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2024 U.S. NP Pay By Cost of Living

Diversity Nursing

Nurse Practitioners play a crucial role in the healthcare system, providing high-quality care to patients across the nation. One key aspect of their profession is their hourly pay, which varies significantly depending on the state they practice in. Understanding the mean hourly wages for Nurse Practitioners in each state, adjusted for cost of living, can provide valuable insights into the financial aspects of this important healthcare profession.

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Helping Heroes Age Well

AT Home Care & Hospice

Helping Heroes Age Well: How Home Health Care Can Address the Needs of Patients with PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. While often associated with Veterans, PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a serious physical or emotional threat. As the population The post Helping Heroes Age Well appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Traditions Health of Lawton, OK Awarded Home Health Accreditation

Traditions Health

Franklin, TN – Traditions Health of Lawton, OK has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health 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 Lawton home health branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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Helping Heroes Age Well

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

Helping Heroes Age Well: How Home Health Care Can Address the Needs of Patients with PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. While often associated with Veterans, PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a serious physical or emotional threat. As the population The post Helping Heroes Age Well appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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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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PTSD and End of Life

AT Home Care & Hospice

The Intersection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and End-of-Life Care: How Hospice Can Help PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. While often associated with veterans, PTSD can affect anyone at any age, including the elderly. This population may have experienced war, accidents, violence, or other traumas The post PTSD and End of Life appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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PTSD and End of Life

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

The Intersection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and End-of-Life Care: How Hospice Can Help PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. While often associated with veterans, PTSD can affect anyone at any age, including the elderly. This population may have experienced war, accidents, violence, or other traumas The post PTSD and End of Life appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Connie Dahlin, Jay Vanston, Mary Lynn McPherson

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN®, FPCN, FAAN is a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a palliative nurse practitioner at North Shore Medical Center and co-director of the Palliative APP Externship. Vincent Jay Vanston, MD FAAHPM HMDCB has been working in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for over 25 years. His work now involves hospice care, hospital-based Palliative Medicine consultation, and medical education.

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2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader Elizabeth Dawn Trice Loggers, MD PhD FAAHPM

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Elizabeth Dawn Trice Loggers, MD PhD FAAHPM Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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. Elizabeth Dawn Trice Loggers, MD PhD FAAHPM 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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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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Urinary Incontinence Revisited: George Kuchel & Alison Huang

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary I have to start with the song. On our last podcast about urinary incontinence the song request was, “Let it go.” This time around several suggestions were raised. Eric suggested, “Even Flow,” by Pearl Jam. Someone else suggested, “Under Pressure,” but we’ve done it already. We settled on, “Oops…I did it again,” by Britney Spears.

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2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader Dominic Moore, MD FAAP FAAHPM

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

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. Dominic Moore, MD FAAP FAAHPM has been recognized as one of the exceptional individuals chosen as a 2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Care. Who has most influenced your work and how have they shaped your contributions?

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Crafting Your Nursing Journey: Essential Tips for New Graduates

Minority Nurse

Starting your career in nursing can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. You can finally use the skills you’ve developed over many years of school to help people, yet the responsibilities that come with care can be intimidating. Rather than fretting about your first few months post-graduation, focus on getting off to a good start by nailing your applications.

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