Fri.Jun 02, 2023

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Wage Litigation Rising Among Hospices

Hospice News

Hospice providers can face legal repercussions if they don’t strike the right balance in their payroll practices. Miscalculated compensation or miscommunicated policies are among the most common reasons that hospices are facing legal concerns related to staff compensation, according to Russell Bruch, partner at Morgan Lewis. Bruch assists employers with legal wage and salary matters at the global law firm.

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How Orbis is Using AI in Cybersight Program 

Daily Nurse

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds significant potential in nursing education to create more sophisticated and complex simulations that help nursing students develop critical thinking skills and prepare them for real-world patient care situations. However, as with any new technology, it also presents concerns and controversies about its use in nursing education.

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Palliative Care A Differentiator For Home Health Operators

Hospice News

Home health care providers are increasingly recognizing the clinical value of palliative care, despite its tricky payer landscape and relatively low margins. Hospices have a much larger presence in the space, but more home health agencies are showing an interest — including companies that provide both of those services. Close to half of community-based palliative care programs are operated by hospice agencies and 7% are operated by home health operators, according to 2019 data from the Center to

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Health Disparities and the LGBTQ+ Community

Diversity Nursing

Health disparities are the health differences experienced between different groups based on race, ethnicity, disability, sex/gender, socioeconomic status, educational level, and more. Unfortunately, the LGBTQ+ community is no exception to health disparities. Health differences in the LGBTQ+ community can include how many people contract a specific disease, how severe the condition becomes, the complications associated with the disease, how many people die from an illness, access to healthcare, a

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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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Hosparus Acquires Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice

Hospice News

Hosparus Health has acquired Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice in Madisonville, Kentucky, for an undisclosed sum. The organization is a service of Baptist Health Deaconess health system. Founded in 1978, Hosparus Health’s 600 employees and 500 volunteers provide care for more than 10,000 patients annually, including hospice, medical care, palliative medicine, mental health and bereavement services.

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Navigating Memory Care: How to Support Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Comfort Home Care

Caring for an elderly loved one can be tremendously daunting when they’re grappling with a progressive cognitive disorder like Alzheimer’s. Since June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month , it is the perfect time to examine how senior caregivers in Rockville, Maryland, can effectively manage memory care for their loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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What are the four levels of hospice care?

Melodia Hospice

What Are the Four Levels of Hospice Care?​ Hospice care comforts supports, and honor the dying. When your doctor says you or a loved one has six months or less to live and refuses curative therapy, it’s the appropriate choice. Hospices provide specialized end-of-life care. Hospice programs treat the complete person and family. A board-certified … What are the four levels of hospice care?

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Phenytoin is a commonly used anticonvulsant for generalized tonic–clonic seizure activity and for simple and complex partial seizures. It can also be used to prevent early posttraumatic seizures occurring within 7 days after a traumatic brain injury.

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Hurricane Preparedness

Comforcare Home Care

Hurricane season starts June 1st in Florida.