Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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Program Integrity, Health Equity, Workforce Pressures Top of Mind for Hospice Leaders in 2024

Hospice News

This year has brought both tumultuous challenges and evolving opportunities for hospices that will steer hospice leadership during 2024. Hospice News spoke with a group of industry leaders about the most impactful forces that will shape the space in the coming year. Some themes from last year have carried over as far as their biggest concerns, but some have adapted their plans to address them.

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Grief & the holidays: Practical advice when you have experienced the loss of a loved one


If you’ve lost a loved one, your grief may feel particularly intense around the holidays. Here are tips to get through the season. The post Grief & the holidays: Practical advice when you have experienced the loss of a loved one appeared first on HopeHealth.

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VNA Health Group Appoints New Board Leadership; Blue Ridge Taps New COO

Hospice News

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) has named a new board chair and vice chair, among other leadership appointments. Beginning in 2024, Robert Dibble will succeed Patrick McMenamin as chairman of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Eileen O’Hern Luby will serve as vice chair. Long-time board member Kathy Jones will become the board’s new secretary, and Patrick Boyle, another long-standing board member of the Board, will take on the role of treasurer. “I am deeply h

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AACN Names Vicki Good Chief Clinical Officer

Daily Nurse

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses ( AACN ) named Vicki Good , DNP, RN, CENP, CPPS, CPHQ, as its chief clinical officer (CCO). “As a member of our executive team, the CCO provides leadership of AACN’s initiatives to drive the transformation of acute and critical care work environments to align with AACN’s Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments,” says Dana Woods, AACN CEO. “Our CCO collaborates widely within the AACN commun

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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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Telehealth, Social Determinants Programs Propel Pallitus Health Partners to Double Census Growth

Hospice News

Pallitus Health Partners is forging its own identity apart from its parent organization, Hosparus Health. Based in Louisville, KY, Pallitus provides palliative care to anyone facing serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, COPD and more. It also offers a support system for patients’ families, caregivers and other loved ones. Although Pallitus is part of the Hosparus Health family, it has been establishing itself as an individual entity since 2021.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals The oropharyngeal airway may induce vomiting when placed in patients with an intact gag reflex. It may also cause airway obstruction if the tongue is pushed against the posterior pharyngeal wall during insertion.

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