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How Palliative Care Can Benefit Heart Failure Patients

Hospice News

Health care providers can improve quality of life and reduce symptom burden for heart failure patients by integrating palliative principles and referring to specialists as needed. Heart failure is an increasingly common condition among the aging U.S. population. These patients often experience severe symptoms that can include shortness of breath, coughing, nausea, fatigue, pain and depression and anxiety, among others, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Essential caregiver tools that help you avoid health care surprises and stay informed!

Caregiver Warrior

We all want to avoid surprises. Here are some great tips for getting the info you need to be prepared! The post Essential caregiver tools that help you avoid health care surprises and stay informed! appeared first on Caregiver Warrior.

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Incorporating Love In Professional Practice

Life & Death Matters

Written by Kath Murray and Misha Butot. As part of Valentine’s Day this year, we are considering the role of love in your professional practice. We invite you to reflect on what might be considered a “loving” way, a “compassionate” way, of engaging in providing holistic health and psychosocial care through the life trajectory and […] The post Incorporating Love In Professional Practice appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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EMS Intervention to Reduce Falls: Carmen Quatman and Katie Quatman-Yates

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary We’ve talked about Falls a couple of times on this podcast, most recently with Tom Gill about the STRIDE study and before that with Sarah Szanton about the CAPABLE study. A takeaway from those podcasts is that fresh innovative thinking in the falls prevention space is welcome. Today we talk with the twin sister power duo of Carmen Quatman and Katie Quatman-Yates about an intervention that is both brilliant and (in retrospect) should have been obvious.

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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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IntellaTriage Acquires NurseLine

Hospice News

IntellaTriage has acquired NurseLine, a national provider of hospice and home health triage services. Financial terms were undisclosed. Established in 2008, IntellaTriage provides after-hours nurse triage services for a range of health care providers, including hospice and home health providers, hospitals, physician groups, health plans and specialty practices.

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Tips for coping with grief on Valentine’s Day

HopeHealth

Valentine’s Day is often full of memories, which can bring on intense feelings of loss. If you’re grieving, here are tips to get through the day. The post Tips for coping with grief on Valentine’s Day appeared first on HopeHealth.

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The postcode lottery of care must end: our statement on today’s BBC News article

Together for Short Lives

This morning, BBC News published a hugely important article, showing how many families across the country caring for severely disabled children cannot access the continuing care they qualify for because of where they live. It isn’t right that their access to this lifeline care depends on where they live, and we are working to end […] The post The postcode lottery of care must end: our statement on today’s BBC News article appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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The Nexus Between Palliative Care and PACE Programs

Hospice News

Palliative care is becoming an increasingly prevalent component of Programs for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) programs. PACE programs offer a comprehensive approach to care for participants who meet certain eligibility criteria, mainly to seniors who have significant medical and non-medical needs to help them age in place and avoid the hospital or nursing homes.

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Caring For Caregivers: Self-Care Tips For National Caregivers Day

Community Home Health Care

Dedicated, compassionate, and resilient family caregivers are the backbone of a loving and supportive environment for our patients. In honor of National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Education Week , we aim to acknowledge and celebrate these incredible efforts. Caregivers, let’s prioritize your self-care as a small gesture for the extraordinary work you do!

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Casey Green Talks About Critical Care Transport Nursing

Minority Nurse

As a sponsor of the annual Critical Care Transport Nurses Day on February 18, the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association aims to raise awareness of this nursing career path while simultaneously celebrating the nurses who work in dynamic critical care transport settings. The critical care transport nursing specialty offers variations of work settings so nurses can work in settings including air transport, ground transport, and military transport.

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What Nurses Need to Understand About Travel Medicine

Daily Nurse

Say the word “travel” to many nurses. They’ll likely think of travel nursing , which gained a high level of attention during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when nurses were needed in large numbers at hundreds of facilities nationwide. However, if you mention “travel medicine,” some nurses might stare at you blankly.

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‘Suncoast’ Film Points a Lens at Hospice Families’ Experience

Hospice News

The recently released independent feature film, “Suncoast,” tells the story of a teenage girl and her mother wrestling with the approaching death of their sibling and son, respectively. The film is based on director Laura Chinn’s personal experience as her brother Max received inpatient care at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center, an actual facility operated by the Florida-based nonprofit Empath Health.

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Break The Glass

Today's Caregiver

I've had many conversations recently about what it takes to become a "successful caregiver." This is an important conversation for us to be having in this country at this moment.

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Meet Cardiac Nurse Diana-Lyn Baptiste

Minority Nurse

Longtime cardiovascular nurse Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN , associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) board member, gave Minority Nurse some insight into a career in the broad field of cardiac nursing. As the nation marks American Heart Month in February, Baptiste shares some of what makes this career choice a good fit for her.

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Heroic Nurses, Ariana Stemple and Cori Holloway, Save Friend’s Life with CPR in Colorado

Daily Nurse

Robyn Morgan, Ariana Stemple, and Cori Holloway became friends working together at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. These friends are bonded for life after a shopping trip at Murdoch’s in Grand Junction this past September. Morgan, leader of medical imaging at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, wasn’t feeling well shopping, and before she knew it, she was on the ground unconscious.

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Hospices See Growth Opportunities with Physician Offices, Memory Care

Hospice News

Hospice providers are increasingly focused on memory care settings and physician offices as referral sources. Though many hospices see facility-based care as their primary referral engines, a growing base of providers are seeking ties to community-based organizations to increase access and utilization this year. Physician offices were identified among the most significant referral growth opportunities in 2024 by about 6% of 143 respondents to Hospice News’ 2024 Outlook Survey , conducted with Ho

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Places of Farewell – bereaved parents’ decision making about their child’s place of death

Evidence-Based Nursing - BMJ blogs

This week’s blog is by Gilda Davis , PhD Student and Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, University of Worcester @worcester_uni @uow_TCSNM with support from her Supervisory team: Professor Kerry Gaskin @GaskinKerry, Professor Győző Molnár @GyozoMolnar and Dr Jackie Bentley. This blog provides a summary of preliminary findings regarding bereaved parents’ decision making about their child’s place of death.

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Using love languages to build a culture of appreciation and recognition.

Healthy Workforce Institute

You may be familiar with Gary Chapman’s book, “ The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People. “ Gary introduces the idea that individuals have distinct ways of expressing and receiving love, with each person having a primary love language. When considering these principles in the context of fostering a positive work culture and acknowledging contributions, it becomes evident that we each have a preferred manner of recognition

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Claim Your Future: High School Initiative Prepares Students for Healthcare Careers

Daily Nurse

In a unique effort to jump-start young people into healthcare professions, including nursing, one philanthropy will provide $250 million to create special high schools to prepare students for healthcare careers. In January, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced an initiative to pair public education systems and hospitals in ten communities nationwide, ranging from Boston, MA, to Demopolis, AL.

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SCAN Group, CareOregon Put the Brakes on Planned Merger

Hospice News

The Medicare Advantage organizations SCAN Group and CareOregon will not complete their plans to merge amid questions from state regulatory agencies. The two nonprofits announced their intent to combine last year and form a new entity that would have been known as the HealthRight Group, which would encompass SCAN’s Medicare portfolio with CareOregon’s predominantly Medicaid health plans.

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Four Tips to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Loved One Living with Dementia

Today's Caregiver

Valentine’s Day can create challenges for relationships in which a loved one has dementia. Because of the illness, they cannot express themselves or remember things as they did before.

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Indoor activities for seniors to enjoy this winter

Living Assistance Services

Spring may be just around the corner, but it’s not here yet! With chilly weather in the forecast, snow and rain expected in small doses.

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Is It Time for 24-Hour Alzheimer’s Care?

Responsive Home Care

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease requires continuous adaptation to the person’s changing needs. As the condition progresses, there comes a point when 24-hour Alzheimer’s care becomes not only beneficial but necessary for ensuring the safety, well-being, and good quality of life for the person. Here are key indicators that signal the appropriateness […] The post Is It Time for 24-Hour Alzheimer’s Care?

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How Hospices Are Innovating Clinical Onboarding

Hospice News

Having peer-support and employee feedback loops are key pieces in some hospices’ onboarding models. Rising demand for hospice amid prolific clinical workforce shortages has providers laser-focused on effective recruitment and retention strategies. Onboarding processes have an important role in preparing hospice clinicians for the nuances of providing end-of-life care.

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In Home Care in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco County, Tampa, FL and Surrounding Areas

Bayshore Care Home

5 reasons to get in home care for disabled children In-home care for disabled children can provide numerous benefits, enhancing their well-being and supporting their families. Bayshore Home Care offers. The post In Home Care in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco County, Tampa, FL and Surrounding Areas first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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NHPCO Celebrates Achievements of Hospice and Palliative Care Providers in Nationwide Quality Connections Program

NHPCO

For Immediate Release February 13, 2024 Opens Enrollment for the 2024 Program Year (Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) recognizes the achievements of participating member organizations who have earned rings in the third program year of NHPCO’s Quality Connections program. First launched in January 2021, Quality Connections (QC) is the only national program designed to support hospice and palliative care provider delivery of high-quality, person-center

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Divine Mother of Breath

Elaine Mansfield

Vic in the forest with friends I groped around in the dark searching for my ringing cell phone. It had to be Vic who was resting downstairs. I turned on a low light and made my way to his side. “What do you need, love?” I asked. “I can’t breathe,” he said. “I need to go to the hospital.” This man who never panicked was scared. “You have an oncology appointment in the morning,” I said in my calmest voice.

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AMOREM’s New Director of Faith Outreach: Build Community Relationships to Boost Hospice Access

Hospice News

Hospices are reaching an inflection point when it comes to breaking down communication barriers around spiritual care among underserved communities, according to William Williamson, who recently became the new director of faith outreach at AMOREM. North Carolina-based AMOREM provides hospice care across 12 counties in the northwest region of the state.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Major bleeding is one of the most feared complications of tracheostomy. Sources of bleeding include the thyroid vessels, anterior jugular veins, brachiocephalic (innominate) artery, carotid artery and aortic arch.

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Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Seniors | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

As we age, our nutritional needs undergo significant changes. A well-balanced and nutrient-dense diet becomes crucial for maintaining optimal health and preventing age-related illnesses.

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Fearless Caregiver Profile: Mildred Clark

Today's Caregiver

Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, Mildred Clark sharing her personal story as she cares for her loved ones.

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Chapters CEO Andrew Molosky: Building an Ecosystem of Care Around the Seriously Ill

Hospice News

Going forward, hospice and other post-acute providers are preparing to operate within a value-based ecosystem, and Florida-based nonprofit Chapters Health System is no exception. Chapters provides hospice, palliative care and a range of other services throughout Florida. It has expanded with a number of affiliations during the past three years, including those with Capital Caring Health, Cornerstone Hospice and Hope Healthcare.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Tracheomalacia is weakening of the tracheal cartilage from pressure necrosis and results in luminal widening. A loose tracheostomy tube with excessive mobility can cause air leaks or tracheal collapse.

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Palace of Care – I want to try

Palliverse

Photo by Robyn Louise on Unsplash How was your walk around the garden? It was good, nice to be in the sun again, I couldn’t do that at the hospital. I got a bit puffed and had to stop a few times, but I’m okay. Any pain anywhere? No, not at the moment. There was before but the medication helped. Please tell us if you are uncomfortable, we don’t want you to put up with pain or anything else making you uncomfortable.

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Do You Need to Learn Hospice GIP Documentation? [Expert Tips]

Hospice Nurse Hero

As a hospice nurse, there are many skills that you must master. One of these skills is understanding and completing hospice GIP documentation. In this article, we’ll explore why you need to learn General Inpatient (GIP) documentation and explore patient scenarios where GIP might be necessary. Plus, I’ll explain when GIP care is appropriate and when it’s not.

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Virtual Reality Palliative Care Improves Pain, Symptom Management Among Cancer Patients

Hospice News

Researchers in Japan have found that virtual reality palliative therapy can help improve the physical and emotional state of terminally ill cancer patients. About 128 cancer patients volunteered to participate in a clinical trial study between November 2022 and September 2023 that examined the impacts of virtual reality therapy. Patients that participated were individuals receiving palliative care at the Shatin Hospital in Hong Kong, Japan, with different types of lung, breast, rectum and prosta