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By the Bay Health CEO Skelly Wingard: The Case for Nonprofit Hospice Consolidation

Hospice News

Nonprofit hospices should consider the benefits of collaborating or combining with like-minded organizations in order to ensure sustainable growth and reach more patients, Skelly Wingard, CEO of By the Bay Health, told Hospice News. Wingard became CEO in June following the departure of her predecessor, Kitty Whitaker. Established more than 45 years ago, By the Bay Health is among the oldest nonprofit hospices in California.

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Pediatric Oncology Nurse Hannah McCullough Comes Full Circle

Daily Nurse

At the age of 10, Hannah McCullough, BSN, got a glimpse of her dream job as a pediatric oncology nurse. As a child, she spent hours caring for her brother at his bedside at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital following a brain cancer diagnosis and being amazed by how the nurses took time out of their day to spend time with him. McCullough recalls how they focused on him as a whole person, which she found special.

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Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

High Peaks Hospice

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many people wait until they are in the midst of a health care crisis before thinking about what options are available or what care they or their loved ones would have wanted.

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Once Again in the Holiday Zone

Today's Caregiver

As we enter the 2023 holiday zone, the joyous season preparations can be somewhat (or much) more complicated than ever before as family caregivers. So, for the next few weeks, we will be presenting you with some helpful hints.

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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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Learn What Hospice Care Really Means to Patients and their Families

High Peaks Hospice

What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to- day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests and desires. However, for most people, a good death is quite simple.

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The Role of Nurse Educators: Shaping The Future of Nursing

Diversity Nursing

Nurse Educators play a crucial role in shaping the future of Nursing by preparing the next generation of Nurses to meet evolving healthcare needs. Their responsibilities extend beyond traditional patient care to education, mentoring, and influencing the development of Nursing professionals. Here are some key aspects of the role Nurse Educators play in shaping the future of Nursing: Curriculum Development Nurse Educators are responsible for designing and updating programs to ensure they align wit

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Can Nursing Students Benefit from Using Artificial Intelligence?

AJN Off the Charts

A series of surprising developments including the release of generative chatbots like ChatGPT has rapidly increased awareness of the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI), sending shock waves through the research, academic, and nursing education community. As a nurse educator, I initially became interested in the power of AI (in all its forms) to speed the research process and improve investigator workflows.

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Celebrating Heroes Without Capes

AT Home Care & Hospice

National Family Caregivers Month: Celebrating the Heroes without Capes November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the millions of Americans who provide unpaid care to their loved ones. Caregivers play a vital role in our society, helping people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and age-related impairments live their best lives.

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Celebrating Heroes Without Capes

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

National Family Caregivers Month: Celebrating the Heroes without Capes November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the millions of Americans who provide unpaid care to their loved ones. Caregivers play a vital role in our society, helping people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and age-related impairments live their best lives.

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Keeping Burnout at Bay 

Minority Nurse

Burnout can steal the enthusiasm, satisfaction, and joy that prompted you to become an NP. It can rob you of the joy of caring and potentially deprive your patients of the care they need. As a nation, the U.S. can ill afford to have NPs burn out. A national survey of U.S. adults conducted by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in April 2023 found that more than 40% of respondents have experienced a “longer than reasonable” wait for healthcare.

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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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Enhancing Bathing Safety and Comfort for Seniors

Today's Caregiver

Bathing is a basic and essential part of personal hygiene and health.

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Jan’s Story

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

Jan came from a highly dysfunctional family. One day at age 14, after a physical altercation with her drug-addicted mother and years of abuse and neglect, she decided to take her own life by swallowing downers she had accumulated from her mother’s stash and a bottle of gin. She was found unconscious in the girls’ … Jan’s Story Read More » The post Jan’s Story first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Both oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways provide airway patency. The nasal airway is better tolerated by semiconscious patients and is less likely to induce emesis in those with an intact gag reflex.

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Empowering Veterans: Education and Assistance

Hospice Promise

As proud participants in the We Honor Veterans program, we understand the importance of recognizing the unique needs of our Veterans. Our team gratefully offers education and assistance to Veterans regarding their hospice benefits. It’s our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve. The post Empowering Veterans: Education and Assistance appeared first on Hospice Promise.

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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.