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Compliance Strategies for Forthcoming Hospice HOPE Tool

Hospice News

Hospices that fail to shed a brighter light on their quality outcomes and staff training could avoid being left in the dark about their future compliance risks as new standards take shape in the forthcoming Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation Tool (HOPE) tool. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently developing quality measures that will be included in the HOPE tool, which will replace the current Hospice Item Set (HIS).

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Finding Solace: Top Books and Online Resources for Navigating Grief

HopeHealth

Discover top books and online resources for navigating grief. Find comfort, understanding, and hope through our curated recommendations. Explore now to support your healing journey. The post Finding Solace: Top Books and Online Resources for Navigating Grief appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Addus CEO: Hospice Headwinds Starting to Abate

Hospice News

Addus Homecare Corp. (NASDAQ: ADUS) is seeing constrictions on growth start to ease in its hospice business. Many of those headwinds were associated with lingering effects of the pandemic. Like many hospice providers, Addus has faced COVID-19 challenges that include reduced patient volumes and shorter length of stays. Now, the company’s hospice rebound is starting to accelerate, CEO Dirk Allison said during the Bank of America Securities Health Care Conference.

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Traditions Health of Spartanburg, SC Awarded Hospice Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Spartanburg, SC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The Spartanburg hospice branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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The Pennant Group Acquires Hospice Provider Nurses on Wheels

Hospice News

The Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG) has acquired the Corpus Christi, Texas-based hospice provider Nurses on Wheels Inc. for an undisclosed amount. This is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Pennant. Earlier this month Pennant acquired Utah-based South Davis Home Health and South Davis Hospice. The company in December 2023 picked up Arizona-based Southwestern Palliative Care & Hospice after acquiring five Medicare hospice providers in multiple states the prior month.

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What, Why, How of Clinical Judgment

Daily Nurse

Clinical judgment is a hot topic in nurse education right now! The NCSBN’s NCSBN’s Next-Gen Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (CJMM) is the new standard for safe clinical practice. The NCSBN research found that nursing students and newly licensed nurses may lack clinical judgment, a true cornerstone of safe practice. According to Hoffman, “The two most common reasons that new graduate nurses are disciplined are (1) failure to notice changes in patient status and (2) failure to act when a patie

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Home Health Care Services in Pasco County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Surrounding Areas

Bayshore Care Home

Home health care services: Why are they the best for Alzheimer patients? Home health care services can be particularly beneficial for Alzheimer’s patients for several reasons. Bayshore Home Care provides. The post Home Health Care Services in Pasco County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Surrounding Areas first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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2024 Emerging Leader Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA Medical College of Wisconsin AAHPM reached out to the 2024 Emerging Leaders to gain insight into what motivated them to pursue leadership positions and what they find more fulfilling in their experiences. Keri O. Brenner, MD MPA has been recognized as one of the exceptional individuals chosen as a 2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Choice Bank to Host Go Hawaiian for Hospice Fundraiser for Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice Red River Valley

Choice Bank invites the community to their annual “Go Hawaiian for Hospice!” on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 11am-1pm. For a suggested donation of $10, attendees will feast on a luau-style lunch with all proceeds directly benefitting Hospice of the Red River Valley. See you at the luau! The Go Hawaiian for Hospice luau fundraiser provides funding for Hospice of the Red River Valley to offer end-of-life care for terminally ill patients and support for their families.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Arterial puncture is the most accurate blood sampling technique for true arterial blood gas and acid-base determination. The absence of arterial blood pressure defines cardiac arrest and serves as a definitive endpoint for resuscitative efforts.

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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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2024 Emerging Leader Emily L. Cotter, MD MPH

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Emily L. Cotter, MD MPH Prisma Health/University of South Carolina AAHPM reached out to the 2024 Emerging Leaders to gain insight into what motivated them to pursue leadership positions and what they find more fulfilling in their experiences. Emily L. Cotter, MD MPH has been recognized as one of the exceptional individuals chosen as a 2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Care.

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