April, 2022

CMS Report: Concurrent Hospice, Curative Care a Winning Proposition

Hospice News

The Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in has been the focus of much attention among providers, and many are watching closely for the demonstration’s outcomes.

National Aging Life Care™ Month Highlights Solution for Overwhelmed Caregivers

Aging Life Care Association

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the demand for caregivers. During National Aging Life Care™ Month this May, the Aging Life Care Association is raising awareness around a solution for caregivers and families of aging adults — Aging Life Care Managers®.


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Sunny Days: The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

Always Best Care Senior Services

Did you know that your body needs vitamin D in order to absorb calcium? Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, therefore vitamin D is essential too, especially for seniors. One of the easiest ways to get this vitamin is from the sun.

Comics and Humor in Palliative Care: A Podcast with Nathan Gray


Summary Transcript Summary. Comics. Cartoons. Graphic Novels. Graphic Medicine. I’m not sure what to title this podcast but I’ve been looking forward to it for some time. Heck, I’m not even sure to call it a podcast, as I think to get the most out of it you should watch it on YouTube.

Nurse of the Week: CRNA Donna Dzialo Transforms Tools of Her Trade Into Art

Daily Nurse

Like many of her fellow nurse/artists, Nurse of the Week Donna Dzialo, CRNA has her own distinctive take on Creative Nursing. DailyNurse has spotlighted talented nurse photographers, pop singers, and ICU mural painters, but this might be our first found-objects nurse artist.

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My Nursing Story Lays Bare the Highlights and Lowlights of My Career


Content courtesy of Verizon. When we tell our nursing story, where do we begin? Do we start with the many lives we’ve touched, the heartache we experienced, the tears we shed, the laughter, or the intimacy we’ve felt during a person’s most vulnerable moments?

Blue Monarch CEO: Hospice Startup Seeks to Raise Bar on Quality

Hospice News

Nurse practitioner Raphael and registered nurse Britt Akobundu, a married couple, launched San Diego-based Blue Monarch Hospice this past March, with the intent of improving the quality of life for not only patients and families, but also health care workers. .

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Bereavement Workshop

Changing Lives Podcast

Hope, Love, and Loss: Creating Your Pathway to Healing - a workshop for those who are grieving will be held on May 26 via Zoom. Register in advance. Event is free. Events News Bereavement Grief Healing Hospice Quinte Virtual Event workshop

Blog Takeover: A Look Back at Georgia’s 2022 Legislative Session

Hearts for Home Care

On Monday, April 4, the Georgia General Assembly debated a slew of bills late into the night on what is called Sine Die: the final day of the legislative session.

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Five Basic Duties You’ll be Most Likely to Perform as a Nurse

Daily Nurse

Nurses are the ties that bind together the healthcare journey of a patient. They work relentlessly to care and advocate for individuals suffering from illnesses and getting through the whole health and wellness journey.

The 7-Minute Scoop: Just Breathe.

Living With Hospice

At sometime in our lives, we will all have a traumatic experience that causes us to have a strong emotional or physical reaction. On most occasions though, these reactions subside as a part of the body’s natural healing and recovery process, but in the moment, they seem overwhelming.

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SCAN Health Plan CEO Sachin Jain: Don’t Lose Sight of Patients in the Quest for Value

Hospice News

For better or worse, value-based care may be the most influential concept in 21st Century health care. And with the advent of new payment models, hospices are no longer on the outside of those programs looking in.

We Appreciate our Volunteers!

High Peaks Hospice

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’d like to share our gratitude for everything our volunteers do to support us our mission and the families we serve.

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Guest Post – Naomi’s Notes – Making Friends


Photo by Jason Pofahl on Unsplash. The sound of the skipping rope whirring as it hit the ground meant their father was up. He used to skip every day before he went to work. He taught his children resilience, to never give up when learning something new no matter how difficult it was.

Changing Mask Mandates

Chicago Caregiving

Older adults navigate pandemic restrictions, balancing safety with socialization. When Illinois officials lifted pandemic mask mandates in February, Linda Balla, who is fully vaccinated, gave considerable thought as to whether to wear a mask.

To other Muslim families – an open letter

Together for Short Lives

Hello, a very warm welcome to you all my name is Mohammed, I’m a British-born Asian Muslim, a very proud father/carer to my wonderful bright and very chatty young adult son Naveed, who has an array of complex health needs. This is my letter to other Muslim parents caring for a seriously ill child.

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2022


For Immediate Release: April 18, 2022. NHPCO Issues Proclamation Honoring Hospice Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 23, 2022. Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice.

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Amedisys Eyes Palliative Care Expansion Via Contessa Joint Ventures

Hospice News

Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) subsidiary Contessa Health is seeing strong patient engagement for its expanded home-based palliative care program, which the company launched in January in partnership with Mt. Sinai Health System in New York.

Vanessa Maxwell Celebrates WOC Nurse Week

Minority Nurse

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week runs from April 17 to 23 this year and celebrates this nursing specialty and the nurses who dedicate their talents to this area of care.

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High Peaks Hospice Observes National Healthcare Decisions Day By Sharing the FIVE WISHES.

High Peaks Hospice

National Healthcare Decisions Day, observed annually on April 16th, is aimed at increasing the number of Americans who have completed an advance directive. A living will is an advance directive that speaks to what care you want or do not want (i.e.

Translating SEO Terminology for Home Care Digital Marketing

Corecubed Care Marketing Solutions

According to industry data source Home Care Pulse, if your home care company has experienced growth, you are already using a combination of strong search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) tactics as part of your overall home care digital marketing strategy.

How to Deal with Negative Employees

Healthy Workforce Institute

Many leaders find that they spend more time and energy dealing with negative employees than actually managing their departments. You know, the employees who seem to wait for you to come in so that they can complain to you.

National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16


For Immediate Release: April 13, 2022. NHPCO Encourages People to Put Their Needs at the Center on National Healthcare Decisions Day.

New Jersey Study Reveals Statewide Racial Disparities in Hospice Referrals

Hospice News

Race and socioeconomic status continue to deepen disparities in access to end-of-life care across the country.

The Real History of U.S. Nursing Shortages

Clipboard Health

Thousands of U.S. businesses are struggling to deal with staffing shortages. In restaurants and retail, being short-staffed might mean longer waits for diners and shoppers. In extreme cases, it may even mean businesses have to close down because they don’t have anyone available to work.

We’re Hiring a Full-Time RPN

Changing Lives Podcast

Hospice Quinte is hiring a full-time RPN for the Stan Klemencic Care Centre. News Hiring Hospice Quinte RPN Stan Klemencic Care Centre

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The Benefits of In-Home Care Services

Community Home Health Care

Dorothy, the protagonist in the timeless Wizard of Oz, is not the only one to believe that “there’s no place like home.”

Spring policy roundup for families

Together for Short Lives

The latest policy information for families. To receive the latest policy roundup, sign up to our family newsletter here.

Virtual Legislative Home Visit Shows the Power of Keeping Families Together

Hearts for Home Care

North Carolina residents Anita and Norman Sutton have been married now for more than 30 years. The pair, who have known each other since they were teenagers, recently celebrated Anita’s 60 th birthday together. At an early age, Anita was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy ?

Bristol Acquires Texas-Based Hospice Select

Hospice News

Bristol Hospice has acquired Hospice Select in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an undisclosed sum. Bristol is a large multi-regional player that has grown seven times larger since private equity firm Webster Equity Partners purchased the company in 2017.

Buprenorphine Use in Serious Illness: A Podcast with Katie Fitzgerald Jones, Zachary Sager and Janet Ho


Summary Transcript Summary. Buprenorphine. It’s been around for a long time but is acting like the hot new kid in town. Just look at this year’s AAHPM meeting, where it felt like every other session was talking about how hot buprenorphine is right now. But does this drug really live up to the hype?

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Nurse Practitioners Are Primed to Help Bridge Physician Shortage


This month, New York and Kansas joined the list of 24 states, plus the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories, with full practice authority legislation (FPA) that empowers nurse practitioners to provide the complete scope of services for which they were trained.

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Minority Nurses Describe Struggles with Moral Distress on Covid Frontlines

Minority Nurse

Nurses inevitably encounter situations that cause moral distress.

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Nathan and Hannah – National Siblings Day 2022

Together for Short Lives

I’m Kate, wife to Colin, and mother to two beautiful children, Nathan (aged 4) and our little baby Hannah who is now in heaven. At the routine 12-week appointment during my pregnancy, we discovered that something wasn’t quite right.

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What the 7 Most Shocking Home Care Trends Mean for the Industry in 2022

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Trend #1: The Caregiver Shortage Negatively Impacted Nearly 100% of Providers—the Worst it’s Ever Been. – Trend #2: Client Growth Rises to the Highest Rate We’ve Seen in 4 Years as Median Revenue Increases.

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Hospice of the Chesapeake to Acquire Maryland-Based Calvert

Hospice News

Maryland-based Hospice of the Chesapeake has penned an agreement to acquire nearby Calvert Hospice for an undisclosed amount. Both organizations are nonprofits.

Learn How to Happily Adapt to Aging

Boca Home Care Services

How People Can Adapt To Aging. In life, the only thing constant is change. Our happiness depends on how well we adapt to challenges. Some of these may be sudden and unexpected, such as the loss of a loved one, a life-changing injury, a break-up, or a financial setback.