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VIA Health CEO: Hospices Must Prep for Value-Based Care in 2024

Hospice News

Preparing to work within a value-based payment environment is top of mind for hospice leaders as they look ahead to 2023, Pete Brunnick, CEO of VIA Health Partners, told Hospice News. Formerly Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, VIA Health Partners currently serves 32 counties in North and South Carolina. The nonprofit was established in 1978 as Hospice at Charlotte.

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By Judy’s side: A husband’s perspective on hospice

HopeHealth

When Judy was diagnosed with dementia, the doctor suggested hospice. “It the best thing that we have done,” says her husband, Frank. “Hospice is not what I thought it was.” The post By Judy’s side: A husband’s perspective on hospice appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Achieving Person-Centered Care in Hospice: Keys and Best Practices

Hospice News

Person-centered care is becoming increasingly important in all care settings, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to prioritize value-based care and individual care outcomes. In hospice care, this approach is in some ways even more crucial due to the nature of serving each individual at the end of his or her life. What is person-centered care?

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Tips for Managing Seasonal Depression | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

As the seasons change, many individuals find themselves struggling with seasonal depression. This mood disorder was formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It typically occurs during the fall and winter, when daylight hours grow shorter and colder weather keeps us indoors.

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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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Reducing the Administrative Burden: A Win-Win for Hospice Care

Hospice News

Hospice providers are leveraging technology to build greater efficiency into their workflows and, in turn, aid with recruitment and retention. Providers have increasingly sought methods for streamlining clinical teams’ administrative tasks, for instance, including time spent on documentation. This lean toward efficiency reflects larger trends in the industry as the labor pool dwindles.

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Texas Enacts Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates from Private Employers

Healthcare Law Insights blog

In the ever-evolving landscape of COVID-19 regulations, Texas has taken a unique stance with Senate Bill 7, which was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on November 10, 2023. This legislation specifically addresses COVID-19 vaccination mandates in the private sector, introducing a series of measures aimed at protecting employees’ rights while balancing public health concerns.

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8 Books as Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Nursing Students

Daily Nurse

Educational books can make excellent holiday gifts for nurses and nursing students. However, with so many titles to choose from, it can take time to determine where to start. Fortunately, Daily Nurse has compiled a list of eight great books written by nurses and healthcare professionals, making it easier to find the perfect gift. 1. Nurse Making Policy : From Beside to Boardroom This book is perfect for: Nurse leaders interested in advancing health policy. 2.

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Explore Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing

Minority Nurse

Hospice and palliative care nurses work in a care giving space that is often difficult and foreign for most families, friends, and other caregivers. With a compassionate approach, experience gained from helping others who are at the end of their lives, and valuable professional knowledge, hospice and palliative care nurses become a guide for patients and their loved ones.

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HIV Update, Nurses’ Insights on Medication Safety: Recommended Reading in AJN’s December Issue

AJN Off the Charts

The December issue of AJN is now live. World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1 (see On the Cover ). In this issue, you’ll find several articles related to HIV/AIDS: In his editorial, “Ending the HIV Epidemic,” editor-in-chief Carl A. Kirton discusses his work in HIV/AIDS nursing, beginning early in his career—and early in the pandemic—in New York City.

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Making Sense of Medicare Advantage Advertising

Today's Caregiver

If you watch television, listen to the radio or use the internet, it is hard to miss advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans. It’s open enrollment time, so expect the wave of advertising to continue through Dec. 7.

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Nurse Leadership in Rural Health Research: An Opportunity

The Nurse Break

We are excited to bring you an interview with Hannah Bek who is a rural generalist registered nurse and research fellow with Deakin Rural Health (a University Department of Rural Health funded by the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program ). Hannah Beks is a passionate advocate for redressing health inequity experienced by rural communities.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals The primary advantage of the Venturi mask system is that FiO2 can be precisely controlled between 21% and 35% for patients who may not tolerate a higher or imprecise FiO2.

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Disenfranchised Grief

Hospice Chaplaincy

Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. Editor’s Note: You can purchase Dr. Doka’s book “Disenfranchised Grief “Here! Every society has external rules or norms that govern how we are expected to behave. Yet societies also have internal rules that set expectations on internal states—how we are expected to think, feel, and even believe.

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The Meaning of Words

Today's Caregiver

One of the (and there are oh so many), challenges we face as family caregivers is that many of the most important resources at our disposal as we care for our loved ones have unfamiliar and difficult names. Some that come to mind are.

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Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a time to honor the millions of home care professionals who provide essential health care services to patients and families in their homes. Home care and hospice workers include nurses, therapists, social workers, aides, and volunteers who offer compassionate and personalized care to those who need it most.

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Hospice Promise is a Proud Participant in the We Honor Veterans Program

Hospice Promise

Hospice Promise is a proud participant in the We Honor Veterans program. The We Honor Veterans program is a national initiative dedicated to strengthening support for our heroes and their families. We aim to ensure every Veteran’s end-of-life journey is marked by respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment. The post Hospice Promise is a Proud Participant in the We Honor Veterans Program appeared first on Hospice Promise.

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Podcast: A conversation with Pamela Coley on her experiences as a hospice nurse

Hospice Chaplaincy

In today’s episode, Saul talks to Pamela Coley, a former hospice nurse to reflect on her experience of working in hospice. Prior to hospice, she also worked as a school nurse and currently also does some local acting. She is passionate about her faith and about educating people on what happens as we die.

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Voices: Erica Gregory, SVP and GM of Revenue Cycle Management, Netsmart

Hospice News

This article is sponsored by Netsmart. In this Voices interview, Hospice News sits down with Erica Gregory, SVP and GM of Revenue Cycle Management, Netsmart, to discuss how back office automation powers an efficient revenue cycle and the ways that automation can address trends that hospice care professionals are witnessing. Hospice News: What career experiences do you most draw from in your role today?

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