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Alivia Care CEO: The ‘Right Way’ to Care for the Seriously Ill

Hospice News

Florida-based nonprofit Alivia Care is focused on gearing up for value-based systems in 2024. Alivia Care came into existence in 2020 when Community Hospice & Palliative Care, now an affiliate, formed a larger company with a wider range of services. The organization has since expanded into Georgia and established itself in the home health and PACE arenas with plans for further expansion.

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Learning ways to calm distress can change your life!

Life & Death Matters

Written by Misha Butot It seems that all of us, young and old, will at times feel confused, upset, and filled with uncertainty when faced with a life-limiting illness or facing death. At those times it can be especially helpful to have someone with us who is able to listen to us and help by […] The post Learning ways to calm distress can change your life!

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Palliative Care Startups Require Creativity, Flexibility

Hospice News

Palliative care has been one of the largest growing segments of the health care industry in the last decade despite challenges such as staffing shortages, reimbursement headaches and misconceptions regarding this type of care. According to the World Health Organization, each year, an estimated 56.8 million people need palliative care. Worldwide, only about 14% of people who need this care currently receive it.

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A CRNA Career Path: Meet Bijal Chaturvedi

Minority Nurse

Nurses considering a career in nurse anesthesiology know the role is complex and demands a high level of critical thinking and commitment. The career path, in which many certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) obtain a doctor of nursing practice degree, also offers a high salary and an upward projection of job openings. With a dynamic mix of clinical practice and the capability to work in many settings, nurse anesthetists find a rewarding career.

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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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Addus Projects ‘Strong, Steady’ Hospice Growth Amid Lingering Pandemic Census Headwinds

Hospice News

Addus HomeCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ADUS) saw hospice growth in 2023, despite lingering pandemic-related challenges around daily census. The company anticipates growth in its personal care business in 2024, which will have a reverberating impact in its hospice and home health service lines. Addus’ personal care services are a significant part of its overall strategic growth plans, which could als affect their other business lines, including hospice, according to Addus Chairman and CEO Dirk Allison.

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NHPCO Recognizes Participants Who Earned Health Equity Certificates in 2023 Project Echo: Equity Where It Matters Series

NHPCO

For Immediate Release February 27, 2024 (Alexandria, Va) – In 2023, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) hosted the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) series, Equity Where It Matters , consisting of bimonthly sessions on a wide variety of topics related to increasing access to equitable serious illness and end-of-life care.

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Anger Management

Today's Caregiver

At a recent Fearless Caregiver Conference, so many issues of importance to caregivers were raised that it could take up five columns, but I thought I would touch on one that is surprisingly not mentioned enough by event attendees – anger

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A Shining Light Breaking Through the Storm

Elaine Mansfield

“But you’re bound to lose If you let the blues get you scared to feel And I feel like I’m just being born Like a shiny light breaking in a storm There are so many reasons why I love him” Joni Mitchell, “Willy” “I wish I could do this for you,” Vic said. “I want to give you a break.” He caressed my sweaty brow as another contraction burst over my body.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Symptoms of small pleural effusions usually represent the underlying disease process and not the effusion itself. An effusion greater than 300 mL may cause symptoms on its own, usually dyspnea, chest pain or cough.

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