Tue.Jun 06, 2023

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Forks Community Hospital Launches Palliative Care Program Amid Financial Struggles

Hospice News

Amid a rash of financial headwinds, Forks Community Hospital is investing in a palliative care progam. This decision came after physicians at the Washington state-based hospital noticed a troubling trend: people with chronic conditions often come to the emergency room in a crisis because no one provides the care they need in the home setting. The hospital is up against many of the same financial constraints that others across the country are currently navigating.

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Hospice and Palliative Care for Multiple Myeloma Patients

Melodia Hospice

Multiple myeloma has several treatments and clinical studies. Sometimes, individuals’ diseases stop responding to treatment. They may stop treatment. They prefer hospice care to focus on their final weeks or months. Sadly, many Myeloma patients die in hospitals. Multi Myeloma patients often need blood transfusions and numerous infections, making it difficult to die at home. … Hospice and Palliative Care for Multiple Myeloma Patients Read More » The post Hospice and Palliative Ca


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Compassus, VNS Health Team Up to Manage End-of-Life Care for Medicare Advantage Payers

Hospice News

Compassus and VNS Health have formed a value-based collaboration aimed at improving access, awareness and quality of hospice and palliative care services. The two home-based care organizations are joining forces in a Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model partnership. Through the collaboration, VNS Health and Compassus will help MA health plans to manage patient populations within the hospice component of VBID, often called the hospice carve-in.

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6 Ways to Pay for In-Home Care

Elder Care Matters

Right at Home cares for thousands of families just like yours. We know that hiring an in-home care agency is one of the most important decisions you’ll make—you want to get it right and you have a lot of questions. One of the biggest questions is usually about the cost of in-home care services. Home… The post 6 Ways to Pay for In-Home Care appeared first on Elder Care Directory - ElderCareMatters.com.

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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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Hungry For Life

Elaine Mansfield

I feel the heart pull of Eros as I walk downhill to check on the baby Chickadees. I knock on the nesting box door to make sure Mama is out and open it gently. They’re gone! Can it be? They were all here yesterday. I look again. The tidy nest is empty as though the nestlings were never there. Seven tiny bodies full of yesterday’s hope may have been eaten by a House Sparrow since the predator guard keeps out snakes, cats, and raccoons, but not other birds.

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Crumbled Walls: A Transformative Caregiving Journey

AJN Off the Charts

Confronting fragility: a perfectionist father’s illness. “Nurses make horrible patients,” my dad’s words echoed in my mind as I stood beside his hospital bed. Confined to this cold and sterile room, he, once a seasoned nurse, now teetered between worlds, fighting to maintain control of his crumbling body and the walls that had always surrounded him.

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ChatGPT and Its Potential in Nursing Education

Daily Nurse

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers incredible potential to improve health on a global scale, and ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI, shows great promise as a convenient and accessible way for nursing students to access information and practice their clinical skills using ChatGPT-assisted learning in nursing education. Cara Lunsford , RN, CPHON, is the vice president of community at Nurse.com, where she fosters a community where nurses can find peer support, allies,

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A Workbook for Your Workplace Wellness

The Caregiving Years Training Academy

A Workbook for Your Workplace Wellness support you as you care, grieve and work. You run a software update at 3 a.m. in the Emergency Room while your father, who just fell at home, has a CT scan. Your colleagues shows up to work on Tuesday after learning on Monday that his spouse’s cancer has spread to a terminal state. His spouse agreed to receive hospice services.

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Voting is now OPEN in the 2023 EAPC Board election

EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care)

The EAPC 2023 Board Election vote is now open online. All EAPC members who are eligible to vote have been sent an email with instructions regarding the online voting process. You can vote in this election if: You are an individual member of the EAPC, based in Europe and had your 2023 EAPC membership fee paid in full by 31 May 2023. Listed on the EAPC member register as a board member of a European national association whose 2023 EAPC membership fees were paid in full by 31 May 2023.

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An LPN Is Suspected When a Medication Count Comes up Short


Two weeks after an LPN worked a night shift, she was informed by the director of nursing that there was a discrepancy with the narcotic medication count. The LPN insisted the count was right when she finished her shift. The facility investigated, after which the LPN was informed that the roommate of the patient, whose particular narcotic was supposedly missing a dose, said he saw the LPN give medications to the patient that night.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Carbamazepine is indicated for the treatment of partial and generalized tonic–clonic seizures. It is a first-line drug choice for monotherapy in simple or complex partial seizures with secondary generalization.

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Full After Hours RN Positions Available

High Peaks Hospice

Become a member of our growing Hospice Team! High Peaks Hospice has immediate openings for Full Time After Hours RNs in our Southern service areas. The After-Hours Nurse is responsible for triaging issues and visiting terminally ill patients and families as needed. The After Hours Nurse is available for patient support during the hours the office is closed, generally from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM weeknights and all weekend.

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Today's Caregiver

I need to apologize to the 100,000 plus folks who have joined us over the past 25 years at 303 Fearless Caregivers around the country.