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Maribel Health Secures $25 Million in Series A Round, Aims to Build High-Acuity Home Care, Hospice Programs

Hospice News

The digital health startup Maribel Health has completed a $25 million Series A round led by General Catalyst, aimed at building out its home-based care platform. Maribel partners with health care providers to support their efforts to design and expand the services they offer in the home setting, including home health agencies, hospices, palliative care providers and health systems.

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From a dementia caregiver: 10 tips for self-care

HopeHealth

When you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, how can you also find energy to take care of yourself? A dementia caregiver shares tips and examples. The post From a dementia caregiver: 10 tips for self-care appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Enhabit Fortifies Hospice Sales Workforce as Capacity Improves

Hospice News

Workforce improvement is at the crux of Enhabit, Inc.’s (NYSE: EHAB) hospice growth plans. Seeing recent clinical staffing gains, the company’s recruitment priorities include reinforcing its sales team to draw more referrals. Labor has been a big “swing factor” in Enhabit’s ability to sustain and grow its services, particularly on the hospice side, CEO Barbara Jacobsmeyer recently indicated.

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Why automation is the key to efficient and effective care management 

AlayaCare

The most effective way to improve care management is by utilizing modern technology to increase the overall efficiency of your home care business, such as automation tools with your home care software. In our blog, 3 ways to improve care management in home care [link], we talked about how improving care management within your home care organization can increase client satisfaction and quality of care, eliminate unnecessary costs by optimizing workflows and processes to allow staff and caregivers

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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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Aging Media Network Announces 2023 Aspect Awards Winners

Hospice News

Aging Media Network (AMN) is proud to announce the 2023 Aspect Awards winners. With 53 submissions in the categories of Behavioral Health, Home Health & Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care, Senior Housing & Senior Living, and Skilled Nursing (SNF), the scope of creativity is broader than ever before. The program was judged by 10 individuals from across the care continuum, with expertise in sales, marketing, public relations, and more.

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How to Reduce Patient abuse by Warning Others Early

Healthy Workforce Institute

Workplace violence is on the rise. Globally, every hour, two nurses are assaulted by a patient at work. And that number is based on the reported incidents. As we already know, workplace violence is highly underreported. Therefore, healthcare organizations have an ethical responsibility to their employees to keep them as safe as they can by making sure they are warned early of potential violence.

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Meet Nancy Colobong Smith, American Nephrology Nurses Association’s President-Elect 2023-24

Minority Nurse

March is National Kidney Month and Minority Nurse caught up with nephrology nurse Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, ANP-BC, CNN to find out what it’s like to be a nurse in this specialty. She is the national president-elect 2023-24 of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA). Please tell me about your role now and how your career brought you to this place.

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How to Show Your Caregivers You Care

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

Caregiver Appreciation Day Goes Beyond a Single Day Caregivers support our society as a whole in so many ways and often get overlooked. While caregiver appreciation day was earlier this month, it is important that support and appreciation is shown for the caregivers in our lives year round and often. Believe it or not, 29% of the U.S. population, that means over 65 million Americans are caregivers in some way.

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HCP Launches Exclusive End-of-Life Training Series in Partnership with Barbara Karnes

Home Care Pulse

R exburg, Idaho, March 15, 2023—HCP, the leading provider of experience management, training, and reputation management in the post-acute industry, has partnered with Hospice pioneer Barbara Karnes to provide exclusive online courses based on her library of renowned end-of-life materials. Barbara Karnes is an award-winning end-of-life educator and nurse who received the NHPCO Hospice Innovator Award in 2018 and was the 2015 International Humanitarian Woman of the Year.

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Budget 2023: energy support welcome but funding gap remains

Together for Short Lives

We welcome the decision to extend energy bill and childcare support to families in today’s budget. However, we are concerned the Government has not addressed the £300 million annual gap in funding for children’s palliative care in England. HM Treasury has announced that the Energy Price Guarantee, which caps the unit cost of energy for […] The post Budget 2023: energy support welcome but funding gap remains appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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Utilizing Humor In The Nursing Field

Diversity Nursing

Using humor in Nursing can be a valuable tool for creating a positive patient experience, improving communication, and reducing stress and anxiety among patients and fellow healthcare providers. Humor can help break down barriers and build trust between patients and Nurses, making it easier to establish rapport and provide compassionate care. It can also help alleviate fear and anxiety, both of which are common among patients receiving care.

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Keeping a Sense of Purpose for Seniors Leads to a More Fulfilling Life

Responsive Home Care

What motivates you to push forward every day? If you are part of the sandwich generation, taking care of both older and younger loved ones, your list is probably quite long! However, for aging adults, as the nest empties, it becomes important to redefine their identity and learn new ways to bring meaning to each […] The post Keeping a Sense of Purpose for Seniors Leads to a More Fulfilling Life appeared first on Responsive Home Care.

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Palace of Care – Fathers and Sons 2

Palliverse

Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash It had been almost two months since the treatments had stopped. It was the right thing to do as the treatments could not be given in a safe manner. It was deemed too dangerous to continue, thus they were finished. The blood test results were all highlighted in the abnormal hue of red. The organs had stopped working long ago, the treatment had been trying to replace the organ function.

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Sanford Health RN Kayla Teneyck Builds Bridges Between Cancer Patients and Providers

Daily Nurse

Sanford Health RN Kayla Teneyck helps patients navigate cancer diagnoses while serving in the National Guard. She’s living up to the mantra that nurses are the bridge between patients and their doctors by interacting with both parties regularly and helping each one understand the other. Not only does Teneyck build metaphorical bridges as a nurse navigator in Sanford Bismarck’s oncology department , but she’s also built bridges as a 20+ year veteran of the National Guard.

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3 simple ways to make outdoor walks more safe for seniors

Living Assistance Services

Fresh air and sunshine are beneficial to your mental health and overall mood, and seniors often benefit from time spent outdoors. That.

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Patient Safety Week 2023

AT Home Care & Hospice

Patient Safety Week 2023 Each year, Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is recognized to remind healthcare staff of the importance of promoting patient safety practices. Whether you’re a Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, or another type of healthcare professional, the steps you take daily can go a long way in keeping your patients safe. 5 Tips to Keep Your Patient Safe in Any Setting From preventing choking hazards to simple fire prevention techniques, check out these five preventative

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals To relieve arthritic pain, capsaicin exerts its effect through the depletion of substance P. Initially, capsaicin releases substance P from the peripheral sensory neurons. However, with repeated use, substance P becomes depleted.

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David v. Goliath: Taking on Payment Suspension and Extrapolation

Healthcare Law Insights podcast

Payment suspension and overpayment extrapolation are among the most extreme and effective enforcement tools available to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its auditors. However, even these measures can be overcome. In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske , Bryan Nowicki , and Emily Solum talk about our hospice team’s latest encounter with payment suspension and extrapolation.