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4 Key Trends for Hospices to Watch in 2024

Hospice News

Hospice operators in 2024 are navigating a rapidly transforming environment. The prior three years have laid the groundwork for change, particularly in the regulatory space as well as gradual migration towards value-based reimbursement and in tandem, the proliferation of business lines beyond hospice. Meanwhile, providers are also rolling with the ups-and-downs of a market ripe for further consolidation after 2023’s M&A slump as workforce headwinds persist.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kimberly Cook

Minority Nurse

Kimberly Cook, RN, BSN, is a highly accomplished nurse leader with a 30-year career in the healthcare industry. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a nursing degree and became a nurse in the Army early in her career. During wartime, Cook showed her dedication and commitment to patient care, which instilled in her a profound sense of duty, resilience, and an unwavering ability to thrive under pressure.

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Home Health Care Linked to Increased Hospice Utilization

Hospice News

Recent research has uncovered ties between improved hospice utilization rates among patients receiving home health services. Researchers from New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s School of Nursing have found that patient preferences leaned toward home-based hospice services following home health experiences. The study , published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, examined home health and hospice care outcomes during the last three years of life among more than 2.1 million Medicare decedent

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A Haven of Rest: The Nurse’s Guide to Building a Soothing and Comfortable Home Sanctuary 

Daily Nurse

Natural materials, indoor plants, and essential oils are simple yet effective ways to turn your home into a soothing and comfortable sanctuary. Even the simple addition of houseplants has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall state of mind. Unfortunately, chronic occupational stress and burnout occur daily among nurses due to long shifts, high workload, and low staffing levels, with difficulty relaxing and disconnecting from work being a key symptom, a study in

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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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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatric Program Doubles Nursing Workforce as Census Grows

Hospice News

Despite obstacles to expanding pediatric hospice care, Community Hospice & Palliative Care, has seen its program’s census and workforce grow. The Florida-based provider is an affiliate of Alivia Care Inc. Its pediatric program, dubbed Community PedsCare, has been more than 20 years in the making. First launched in 2000, the program spans a five-county region across northeastern and north central portions of the state, serving seriously ill patients from prenatal to age 21.

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Guide to Oral Health for Seniors | Dental Health Tips

Caring Senior Service

As we age, our mouths and teeth change, which can cause problems if not addressed. Plus, a healthy smile boosts confidence and contributes to overall well-being. So, how does aging affect our mouths? And what can we do to maintain good oral health as we get older?

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The Power of Connection: Elevating Employee Resource Group Engagement and Community

Happy Healthy Caregiver

Once you have your Employee Resource Group for family caregivers at your company, how do you maximize the engagement and supercharge your community with support and resources? [If you haven’t created a Caregiver ERG yet, start with this post: Beginner’s Guide: Launching a Working Caregiver Employee Resource Group.] When I co-led my company’s Women’s ERG, … The Power of Connection: Elevating Employee Resource Group Engagement and Community Read More » The post T

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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing: Why It Matters to Nurses and Their Patients

Minority Nurse

Most nurses are familiar with evidence-based practice (EBP), using research-proven healthcare techniques to enhance patient care and the nursing environment and practices. And the benefits of EBP-led care are well documented. However, with all the positive results, EBP must consistently be taught or implemented in daily nursing practice. Despite various studies that show the benefits of evidence-based practice for nurses, patients, and healthcare organizations, adopting the practice could be m

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Travel Tips for Seniors: Exploring the World Safely and Comfortably

Seasons Hospice

Travel is a timeless adventure that transcends age, and seniors are increasingly embracing the opportunity to explore the world. However, for older individuals, traveling comes with unique challenges that require careful consideration and planning. In this blog post, we’ll delve into essential travel tips for seniors, ensuring they can embark on journeys that are both safe and comfortable.

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What Does a Volunteer Do at Hospice Quinte?

Changing Lives Podcast

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Hospice Quinte. They are trained, compassionate, and dedicated as they provide services in our communities. In this episode of Changing Lives, we’re going to look at what our volunteers do to make Hospice Quinte work as well as it does.

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Traditions Health of Lawrenceville, GA is a Best of Gwinnett Winner

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – The votes have been counted and the results are in! Traditions Health’s hospice branch in Lawrenceville, Georgia is a 2023 Best of Gwinnett winner in Gwinnett Magazine’s annual readers’ poll. Gwinnett Magazine readers and editors have weighed in on the best of everything in Gwinnett, honoring thousands of businesses, and organizations in more than 25 business and community sectors.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals The primary mechanism of cancer-related pleural effusion is obstruction of pleural lymphatic outflow, either via damage to lymphatic stomata or more distal involvement of the mediastinal lymph nodes.

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Podcast: Part One: A conversation with Ronald Greer on his new book, “The Quiet House.”

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Ronald Greer about his new book, “The Quiet House.” Ron Greer is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, having been with this ministry for forty years.

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