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Congress Earmarks $12.5 Million for Palliative Care Research

Hospice News

Federal lawmakers recently allocated millions of dollars to fuel palliative care research efforts. The move is anticipated to expand palliative education and career development opportunities as demand rises in coming years. Congress recently passed the 2024 Labor Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill.

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The best career advice she had ever received, and then she gave it to us

Life & Death Matters

Written by Courtney Murrell This June marks 16 years since I finished the PSW College certificate program, and I can still picture the night that the RN instructor shared with us, what has been the most important career advice I have ever received. It was nearing 21:00, we were a classroom of exhausted women that […] The post The best career advice she had ever received, and then she gave it to us appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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Dedicated Nurses Lauren Rizzo and Maggie Hopkins: Beyond a Profession, a True Calling

Daily Nurse

Lauren Rizzo and Maggie Hopkins, two compassionate nurses at the renowned John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, under Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), view their role as more than just a job. To them, nursing is a calling, a profound opportunity to positively impact the lives of their most vulnerable patients who are courageously battling against illness.

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Hospice of the Red River Valley Awarded $2 Million Grant for Expansion of Care to Underserved Areas in North Dakota

Hospice Red River Valley

The North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, Medical Services Division, has awarded a substantial grant of up to $2 million to Hospice of the Red River Valley. This grant is designated for the expansion of home and community-based services to Medicaid members residing in underserved regions of North Dakota. Hospice of the Red River Valley, renowned for its compassionate care spanning over 50,000 square miles across North Dakota and Minnesota, expresses its profound commitment to sup

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

Explore essential topics in this ebook, including what constitutes PHI and how to identify it using 18 indicators. Gain insights into the importance of safeguarding PHI to protect patient privacy and learn about the severe consequences of HIPAA violations. Discover practical strategies for securely exchanging PHI within your healthcare organization, including assessing risks and implementing effective safeguards.

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How Value-Based Models Can Aid Palliative Care Team Recruitment

Hospice News

A transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment models could help palliative care providers boost recruitment and retention. Providers walk a tightrope when it comes to ensuring that their palliative care services are financially sustainable, including the ability to attract and compensate staff at competitive rates. In today’s predominant reimbursement structure, palliative care programs are often loss leaders.

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7 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia

Today's Caregiver

With the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend in nearly two decades approaching—according to AAA, an estimated 43.8 million Americans are projected to travel between May 23 and 27.

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The ‘World’s Meanest’ Clinical Nursing Instructor

AJN Off the Charts

When I was growing up, my mother kept a short essay called “I Had the World’s Meanest Mother” displayed in our house. She really loved that essay. What I’m writing today is inspired by that essay. It’s not for mothers but for all those clinical instructors who continue to cultivate the next generation of nurses. Student nurse giving a patient a metabolism test/Library of Congress As I sit in the classroom and hear my colleagues talk about their clinical instructors, I remember my own

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Laws in Motion to Bring ‘Right to Try’ Psychedelics at End-of-Life

Hospice News

Hospice providers are navigating an evolving landscape of laws opening up pathways of access around psychedelic utilization at the end of life. Despite mounting evidence that psychedelics can improve experiences and reduce symptom burden in some terminally ill patients, these drugs remain difficult to access for those wishing to utilize them. Some states and the federal government have considered legislation that would establish a “right to try” psychedelics and other experimental interventions

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Traditions Health of Wichita, KS Awarded Home Health Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Wichita, KS has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health 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 Wichita home health branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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Home Health Care: Empowering Women’s Health Recovery in a Familiar Setting

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

National Women’s Health Month highlights the importance of prioritizing female healthcare. Home Health Care emerges as a powerful tool in this regard, offering a multitude of benefits for women recovering from various health issues within the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Management of Chronic Conditions: Women are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses like The post Home Health Care: Empowering Women’s Health Recovery in a Familiar Setting appeared first on A

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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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Nursing Myths Debunked: Setting the Record Straight

Diversity Nursing

Nursing is a profession enveloped in myths and misconceptions. Despite being one of the most respected careers, many misunderstandings persist about what Nurses do, their level of expertise, and the nature of their work. As a Nursing Career and Information website, we want to clear up some of these common myths and shed light on the realities of the profession.

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Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice Rebrands as Andwell Health Partners

Hospice News

Maine-based Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice has rebranded as Andwell Health Partners to better reflect its growing suite of services. The company launched in 1966 as a home health company, later adding hospice, palliative, behavioral health and community care services. “As we continue to grow and evolve, we realized that the name Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice no longer accurately reflected who we are, where we are going, and who we serve,” Andwell board chair Debra Fournier s

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Traditions Health of Edmond, OK Awarded Home Health Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Edmond, OK has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health 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 Edmond home health branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

How Hospice Can Help Stroke Patients: Comfort and Support in Their Final Stages Up to 80% of stroke patients in their end-of-life stages experience a period of increased alertness and awareness, often called “terminal lucidity,” in the days to hours before death. This can be surprising as these patients may have been unresponsive or minimally The post May is National Stroke Awareness Month appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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The Essential Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Messaging for Home Care Teams

Explore the risks posed by non-compliant consumer apps like Instagram and WhatsApp in healthcare settings. Learn about potential HIPAA penalties and use a self-evaluation flowchart to determine your organization's need for HIPAA-compliant messaging. Discover straightforward steps to implement secure communication solutions efficiently, ensuring compliance and protecting patient data effectively.

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Nurse-Turned-Legislator Gale Adcock Shares Strategies for Strengthening Advocacy Skills

Daily Nurse

North Carolina Senator Gale Adcock , MSN, FNP-BC, nurse-turned-legislator, emphasizes the importance of nurses developing their advocacy skills to influence policymakers effectively, especially when policy and politics are involved. Nurses play a crucial role in advocating for their patients in healthcare settings on a daily basis. However, they tend to hesitate when it comes to speaking up in other settings.

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Former Hospice Leaders Building National PACE Platform BoldAge

Hospice News

A group of former hospice and home health leaders have gone all-in on Programs for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) with the launch of an emerging company. New Jersey-headquartered BoldAge PACE is owned and operated by former Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care CEO Todd Stern, also a former AccentCare executive, and Dan Czermak, founder of Acute Health Systems and Beacon of Life.

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Finding the Right Words: Providing Cancer Support to a Loved One

Responsive Home Care

Striking up a conversation with a family member with cancer can sometimes be awkward and leave you feeling unsure of what to say. Should you bring up their diagnosis right away, or avoid the C word altogether? Is it ok to try and make the person laugh? What should I do if they start crying? Conversations […] The post Finding the Right Words: Providing Cancer Support to a Loved One appeared first on Responsive Home Care.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

AT Home Care & Hospice

How Hospice Can Help Stroke Patients: Comfort and Support in Their Final Stages Up to 80% of stroke patients in their end-of-life stages experience a period of increased alertness and awareness, often called “terminal lucidity,” in the days to hours before death. This can be surprising as these patients may have been unresponsive or minimally The post May is National Stroke Awareness Month appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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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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Traditions Health of Hutchinson, KS Awarded Home Health Accreditation

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Hutchinson, KS has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health 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 Hutchinson home health branch underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review.

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Publicly Traded Hospice Companies Poised for Deals

Hospice News

The nation’s publicly traded hospice companies are primed for more acquisitions after a 2023 slump, fueled by census and growth. Transaction volume declined in the hospice and home-based care space in 2023, following the two record-breaking prior years. Many expect a rebound in 2024, and stirrings in the public company space signal that may come to fruition.

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2024 AAHPM Emerging Leader Dustin Dillon, MD FAAP HMDC

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

Dustin Dillon, MD FAAP HMDC University of California San Francisco 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. Dustin Dillon, MD FAAP HMDC 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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Safe and Warm

Elaine Mansfield

I wake up to the silence of deafness. It’s 6 am and cool, but there’s warm pressure against my spine. Lying on top of the blankets, Disco stretches her lean body against my back. Almost five years ago, a six week old black short-haired fostered puppy climbed on my lap and fell asleep, I trusted her choice when she chose me. She had been shipped to NY by an SPCA in FL I don’t think she had more than a few weeks with her mother, so she gravitated to my older dog, a gentle chocolate Lab Willow.

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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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Stroke Awareness Month: Preventative Measures and Post-Stroke Care

Community Home Health Care

A Guide to Compassionate Care for Stroke Survivors With May being National Stroke Awareness Month , it’s the perfect time to raise awareness about the signs, risks, and post-stroke care. As a leading provider of homecare services, Community Home Healthcare is committed to educating our community on what they need to know about strokes and offering support for those recovering.

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Data Paramount in Hospice-Payer, Referral Partner Negotiations

Hospice News

As hospice and palliative care providers move further into value-based care, data is becoming paramount to building payer and referral partner relationships. In this climate, hospices that can demonstrate their value — and their ability to financially and operationally weather changes in an evolving reimbursement landscape — will have a leg up on competitors.

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Home Health Care: Empowering Women’s Health Recovery in a Familiar Setting

AT Home Care & Hospice

National Women’s Health Month highlights the importance of prioritizing female healthcare. Home Health Care emerges as a powerful tool in this regard, offering a multitude of benefits for women recovering from various health issues within the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Management of Chronic Conditions: Women are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses like The post Home Health Care: Empowering Women’s Health Recovery in a Familiar Setting appeared first on A

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Human Understanding Metric: Enhancing patient-centered care in skilled nursing facilities

Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder

I took my seat for a daylong meeting on Tuesday this week, a little tired, up since 4:30 a.m. But with coffee in hand, I was ready to learn. I was surrounded by a variety of interdisciplinary team members in a beautiful community outside of Nashville, Tennessee. At my table, three community administrators, all chatting about their mornings and taking last-minute calls from sites before the day begins.

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When Healthcare Leadership Misses the Mark

Daily Nurse

There’s a saying that people don’t leave companies; they leave bosses, and I believe that this is also often true for nurses and other healthcare workers. But it’s not only because of direct managers or supervisors that we leave jobs—it’s also due to a lack of good leadership from upper management and those in the C-suite. Leadership matters , and when it misses the mark, everyone suffers.

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Hospice and the Care Continuum: Achieving Age-Friendly Care

Hospice News

When Jennifer Hale thinks of age-friendly care in hospice, her mind goes first to what might seem an unusual place: man’s best friend. As the VP of Clinical Quality and Standards of hospice provider Compassus, Hale views age-friendly care as an approach to care that is “focused specifically on the needs of people as they age in their home setting,” she says.

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Difference Between Dementia & Aphasia

Caring Senior Service

In 2022, Bruce Willis announced that he had been diagnosed with aphasia. His family later revealed that doctors diagnosed the actor with frontotemporal dementia. These announcements came as a shock but put a spotlight on these neurological conditions.

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A Simple Guide to the Common Types of Mobility Aids

Caregiver Support Services

Empowerment comes in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes, the little things in life make the biggest difference. For many people, the ability to move independently is a priceless gift—one that modern mobility aids can bestow. Mobility aids play a vital role in the lives of elders, those recovering from injuries, and individuals with long-term health conditions.

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Grieve Well Walking Group

Changing Lives Podcast

For people who are experiencing grief due to the expected death of someone close to them. Every Thursday Starting in May 10AM to 12PM Location to be determined For More Information and to Register Contact Shelley Haggarty 613-966-6610 ext. 224 ShelleyH@hospicequinte.ca The post Grieve Well Walking Group appeared first on Hospice Quinte.

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Enhabit Elaborates on Decision to Remain a Standalone Company

Hospice News

Dallas-headquartered Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) has provided a wider view into its decision to remain a standalone business. On Thursday, the company filed a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), part of completing its recent strategic review process. The statement detailed the company’s recent decision not to pursue a sale, merger or other strategic alternative.

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