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NAHC, NHPCO Ink Deal Completing Affiliation

Hospice News

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) have announced the completion of their affiliation agreement. The affiliation joins two of the largest organizations representing, educating and advocating for home health and hospice providers that serve millions of disabled, elderly and dying Americans across the country.

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Joint NAHC-NHPCO Statement on Signing of Affiliation Agreement

NHPCO

For Immediate Release PHOTO LINK June 18, 2024 Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA – On June 10, the Board Chairs and chief executive officers of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) met in Washington, D.C. to formally sign the affiliation agreement between the two leading organizations in the care at home community.

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Hospice of Marion County Trains First Responders to Care for Dementia Patients

Hospice News

Florida-based Hospice of Marion County, an affiliate of Empath Health, is training first responders in its community on how to treat dementia patients. For several years, the nonprofit hospice has been educating family caregivers and others in their community about the experiences of dementia patients and how to better interact with them. More recently, Hospice of Marion County has been expanding that training to include local law enforcement and fire departments, as well as medical students and

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Preventing Senior Accidental Overdoses

Today's Caregiver

A growing concern for family caregivers is the possibility of a loved one’s accidental overdose. This is an issue I hear about with alarming frequency. If nothing else, the statistics bear out the potential for danger to our loved ones.

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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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How Health Equity Impacts Hospices’ Bottom Lines

Hospice News

More hospices nationwide have increasingly recognized the value proposition of expanding their reach into untapped and underserved populations and geographic markets. Aside from increased access, census volumes and quality, health equity’s return on investment can also include a better recruitment and retention outlook, according to David Turner, vice president of special projects and initiatives at St.

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Celebrating Excellence: Emily Muse Receives the 2024 Chris Mahaffey Inspiring Leader Award

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Emily Muse, CAE, AAHPM Sr. Director of Marketing and Membership, has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Association Forum Chris Mahaffey Inspiring Leader Award. This award recognizes Emily’s remarkable contributions as a leader at AAHPM, her dedication to fostering a positive work culture, and her unwavering commitment to collaboration. Emily embodies the very essence of inspirational leadership, setting a shining example for her peers and colleagues.

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Benefits of Hospice for Aging Men

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

Understanding How Hospice Can Benefit Your Aging Male Patients: A Guide for Medical Professionals Men’s Health Month serves as a timely reminder to focus on the specific healthcare needs of the aging male population. This demographic often faces a unique set of challenges, including higher mortality rates from chronic diseases and a reluctance to seek The post Benefits of Hospice for Aging Men appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Traditions Health of Chickasha, OK Awarded Home Health Accreditation

Traditions Health

Franklin, TN – Traditions Health of Chickasha, 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 Chickasha home health branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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Saving Baby Blues

Elaine Mansfield

Three days ago, there were four. They had new feathers and hungry mouths Now there are two, Plus one sibling lying under the nest, Stiff and dead. I remove the dead baby and see three ants. Was it biting ants or a House Sparrow murder? Hurry, my heart says. Make a plan. The babies cry with hunger or anguish or pain… They screech in desperation. Save us!

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Benefits of Hospice for Aging Men

AT Home Care & Hospice

Understanding How Hospice Can Benefit Your Aging Male Patients: A Guide for Medical Professionals Men’s Health Month serves as a timely reminder to focus on the specific healthcare needs of the aging male population. This demographic often faces a unique set of challenges, including higher mortality rates from chronic diseases and a reluctance to seek The post Benefits of Hospice for Aging Men appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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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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Children’s hospice services under threat as NHS funding falls

Together for Short Lives

Our new report shows that lifeline children’s hospice services are under threat: Local NHS funding for children’s hospices in England has dropped by 31% since 2021/22, while their running costs have risen by 15%. Our new report finds that lifeline services, including respite and end of life care, will be cut if the next UK […] The post Children’s hospice services under threat as NHS funding falls appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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Finding Purpose in Retirement: Hobbies and Activities for Seniors

Seasons Hospice

Engaging in hobbies and activities tailored to personal interests can not only provide enjoyment and satisfaction but also contribute to overall well-being and mental health. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of finding purpose in retirement and share a variety of hobbies and activities that seniors can explore to enrich their lives during this stage.