Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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‘Long-Term Business Viability’ a Top Driver of Hospice VBID Participation

Hospice News

Providers see sustainability and expanded service growth as main draws to participating in the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in. However, these opportunities come alongside administrative and billing challenges, among others. Hospice participation in the value-based insurance design (VBID) model has been slowly increasing over the past two years, a trend anticipated to continue as more providers see growth potential and service diversification opportunities within the value-based payment land

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Elder Care Matters

With the approaching winter season, it’s perfect timing to visit the current senior COVID-19 vaccine options. Here’s your “Need-to-Know” Covid-19 Vaccine information for 2023-2024: Similar to the flu vaccine, the new COVID XBB.1.5 monovalent vaccine is universally recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Although not expected to prevent all cases of COVID, the aim… The post THE NEW COVID-19 VACCINES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW appeared first on Elder Care Directory - ElderCareMatters.com.

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Telehealth Improves Palliative Care Access for Parkinson Patients

Hospice News

A recent study has found that offering telehealth services to patients with Parkinson disease can help increase awareness around their palliative care options and improve their quality of life. A study of 359 patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders found that those receiving interdisciplinary team-based palliative care support via telehealth reported higher quality of life (QOL) scores than those who did not.

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Columbia Nursing Study Demonstrates the Need for Verbal Communication Data in Home Health Care

Daily Nurse

A new study reveals the importance of integrating patient-nurse verbal communication data into patient risk identification models for home health care. Results from the research published in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) have the potential to revolutionize how healthcare providers assess and manage high-risk patients.

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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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Use It or Lose It: My Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Was a Wakeup Call


I was a young stay-at-home mom in my early 30s when a series of mysterious ailments began to rattle my world. After several months of testing, I finally had a diagnosis — multiple sclerosis. I was devastated when I was bluntly told that I would die from MS. Soon, I sank into a yearlong funk. Laura Langham-Sotoodeh, RN On a quiet morning while sitting with my family doctor, he gently said, “You need to choose where you will be in three to five years.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Preoxygenation prior to endotracheal intubation is one of the most important aspects of emergency airway management. The goal of preoxygenation is to replace all nitrogen in the lungs with oxygen.

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