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Important Questions to Ask Senior Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

As you gather for the holidays, here are some important questions to ask senior loved ones to help evaluate their health and wellness. It has been quite some time since you’ve had the opportunity for a nice, long visit with Mom.

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What to Look for When Visiting Aging Loved Ones this Thanksgiving

Aging Life Care Association

During the holiday season families and friends often make special visits to aging loved ones. Aging Life Care Managers® suggest you use this time to take note of any changes in health, behavior, or physical appearance. You may discover your aging loved one now needs more help or attention.

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From the Trenches: Nurse Practitioner Obiora on Where Hospice Succeeds, What Needs to Change

Hospice News

In hospice, clinicians in the field have the closest relationships with patients and families, giving them direct insight into their needs and the challenge of providing care when many operators are understaffed.

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Why Hospitals Should Increase Mental Health Support for Nurses

Daily Nurse

There’s no question that nursing is a stressful job; however, that stress comes with a price: mental health. Nurses — especially female nurses — are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders stemming from burnout and are at a significantly higher suicide rate than the rest of the population.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? Get expert advice from Smartcare Software — a complete home care EMR company leading the industry in caregiver hiring and retention tools — and download The Ultimate Guide to Improve Caregiver Engagement & Retention for FREE.

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Canada’s Top 3 Questions About Palliative Care and a Palliative Approach

Life & Death Matters

What are Canadians asking about palliative care? We were curious to know what Canadians are asking or wanting to know about palliative care and a palliative approach. While these concepts may be clear to some in health care, they may be foreign to others.

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How Seniors Can Help with Thanksgiving Dinner | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

Holidays can cause a lot of stress for older adults and their families. Traditions can bring up poignant and painful memories, and having the family together can highlight declining health and loss of independence in senior loved ones. But seniors should never be left out of the holiday festivities.

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Scoping Out the Surgical Intensive Care Nurse

Daily Nurse

An outgoing nature, a desire to act as a patient advocate, and a willingness to function outside your comfort zone are among the attributes you need to be a successful surgical intensive care nurse.

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Tips on Passing the NCLEX Exam

Minority Nurse

The National Council Licensure Examination is a prerequisite for becoming a nurse, and with increased nursing school applicants, we thought it would be worthwhile to offer tips on how best to pass the NCLEX.

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Sharing Gratitude and More: Thank You, Nurses

Nurse.com

The holiday season inspires us to cherish friends and family, but it’s often someone you meet by chance that makes the difference you didn’t know you needed. This time of year brings wonderful opportunities to reflect on why we are thankful for nurses and how they make a difference.

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Calvary Hospital Forms NavigatorACO to Serve High-Needs Patients

Hospice News

New York-based Calvary Hospital has founded a high-needs population Accountable Care Organization branded as NavigatorACO. Calvary is the only acute-care hospital in the United States that focuses almost exclusively on hospice and palliative care.

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Nurse of the Week: Tricia Seaman Oncology Nurse Fulfills Dying Patient’s Final Request 

Daily Nurse

When oncology nurse Tricia Seaman‘s patient learned that her cancer had spread and she only had months to live, Seaman did her best to console her. But that afternoon in March 2014, Trish Somers didn’t want to be consoled.

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For Nurses, “Just” is a Four-Letter Word

Minority Nurse

If you’re a nurse, when was the last time you said, “Oh, I’m just a nurse” or “I’m not really an expert–I’m just a nurse”? If you stop to think about it, what are you really saying when you deny your expertise?

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Finding the Sacred Feminine: Lessons from India

Elaine Mansfield

The morning after Sankara’s funeral, we slowly walked the dusty road to the Sankara Mutt (temple) and bought flower garlands from a vender on the corner.

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C-Suite Shake Ups at Pennant Group; Financial, Legal Leadership Moves at Choice Health at Home, Hosparus

Hospice News

Pennant Group reorganizes its executive team. The Pennant Group, Inc. NASDAQ: PNTG) recently began the hunt to fill CFO and chief investment officer roles.

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Online RN to BSN Programs Open Doors for Career Development

Daily Nurse

Advancements in higher education technology, combined with significant and growing shortages in nursing, are opening the doors for nurses to earn an accredited RN to BSN degree online and providing new opportunities for career development.

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Meet Occupational Health Nurse Dr. Betty Sanisidro

Minority Nurse

For nurses who enjoy both nursing and business, occupational health nursing is a career that combines both interests. While the majority of nurses work in medical care facilities or settings, occupational health nurses work in an office setting and care for employees of a company.

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Tips For Nurses Working Through The Holidays

Diversity Nursing

Many people look forward to the holidays, however it can be a stressful time for Nurses working through the holiday season and missing festivities. Here are several tips to help make working through the holidays a little brighter. Holiday Feast.

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Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare Expands EMT Training Program to Help Grow Workforce

Hospice News

Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare has partnered with a local college to grow its workforce through an emergency medical technician (EMT) internship program.

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Erica Yang Wins Heartfelt Dreams Foundation’s 2022 Academic Nursing Scholarship 

Daily Nurse

Erica Yang, a nursing student at Case Western Reserve University, is the winner of the Heartfelt Dreams Foundation’s 2022 Academic Nursing Scholarship to support her career advancement in cardiac care.

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HCP Becomes the First CHAP-Verified Educational Provider for Home-Based Care

Home Care Pulse

R EXBURG, Idaho , November 22, 2022— Based on Community Health Accreditation Partner’s (CHAP) rigorous standards of excellence, HCP has been recognized as the first CHAP – verified educational provider for home care, home health, hospice , and residential care. .

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Anthony’s Christmas with Santa

The Bucket-List Blog

Our stories about meaningful experiences are written as they unfold. Therefore, most stories are in the present tense. Some of the patients in these stories are no longer with us. They, and their families, gave us permission to share their experience with you.

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Hospice News ELEVATE: Fireside Chat with IntellaTriage

Hospice News

This article is sponsored by IntellaTriage. This article is based on a Hospice News discussion with Daniel Reese, CEO of IntellaTriage at the Hospice News Elevate Conference in Chicago. The article below has been edited for length and clarity.

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Emergency Fund Created to Support Children with Short Lives?

Together for Short Lives

Families caring for a seriously ill child dependent on vital equipment to stay alive can now receive much-needed aid as we launch our new Cost of Living Support Fund to help UK families caring for children with short lives with their soaring energy bills. An estimated 3,000 seriously ill children require long-term ventilation to stay […]. The post Emergency Fund Created to Support Children with Short Lives? appeared first on Together for Short Lives

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Ep.6: The State of Training in 2022

Home Care Pulse

Ep.6: The State of Training in 2022 During a 10-minute online survey, agencies were asked to share more about their challenges, successes, and future goals around their employee training programs.

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How (and why) to start a gratitude practice

HopeHealth

By focusing on gratitude, you can improve your mood, your outlook and even your quality of life. But like any habit, it takes practice. Here’s how to get started. The post How (and why) to start a gratitude practice appeared first on HopeHealth. Self Care

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Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Emergency

Today's Caregiver

Emergency physicians will be working hard over the holidays and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has suggestions to make sure that this year’s Thanksgiving celebrations are not interrupted by a medical emergency

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Palace of Care – Respite

Palliverse

Photo by Jiaqi Zhang on Unsplash. After the emotionally heavy meeting with the doctors, they needed something to balance things out. There had been so much information, so much disappointment. They needed something to take their minds off the grim reality.

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Holding Onto the Heart of Hospice While Embracing Standardized Quality Outcomes

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Hospice experiences: Meeting You Where You Are. – Is standardizing data the end of individualized care? – Standardization supports individualized care. – Look at it through a different lens. – Nobody wants to be in pain, right?

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To Preserve & Share a Song

The Bucket-List Blog

Our stories about meaningful experiences are written as they unfold. Therefore, most stories are in the present tense. Some of the patients in these stories are no longer with us. They, and their families, gave us permission to share their experience with you. For those who have since passed, we share these in their memories with deep appreciation for what they have taught us about life and living. All her life, Lois Harrison used the gift of her voice to express and share her faith.

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2022-12-12 – HQ Board Meeting

Changing Lives Podcast

Full Board Meeting Date: December 12, 2022 Time: 5:30pm Location: Stan Klemencic Care Centre Meeting Room 1244 Old Highway 2, Belleville, ON Note: You are required to complete the COVID-19 Screening prior to your arrival at the Care Centre.

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Berlin Senior Center Craft Class

Euro-American Connections & Homecare

Thank you to our friends at the Berlin Senior Center, for joining us at another successful class hosted by our Community Liaison Beata. This time around, attendees had the chance to create a beautiful frame with holiday ornaments!

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First a New Heart. Then Thanksgiving Hot Chocolate

Nurse.com

When I was a young nurse on the day shift, my patients, who I’ll call Joe, was awaiting a heart transplant. His heart had been damaged by amyloidosis. Joe and I got very close and talked about everything — family, friends, politics, money, dreams, hopes, and holiday traditions. Sandy Tysinger, RN.

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Is your loved one getting adequate nutrition?

Living Assistance Services

Nutrition is important to wellness at every age, but seniors in particular need to pay close attention to their diet. They may be eating

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Four Organizations ask CMS for Increased Oversight to Curb Potential Fraud

NHPCO

For Immediate Release. November 21, 2022 .

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How to help seniors feel less lonely during the holiday season

Euro-American Connections & Homecare

The holiday season is supposed to be merry and bright, but many elders feel increasingly isolated and unhappy this time of year. Here are 3 things you can do to help brighten a loved one’s holiday season.

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Merry And Bright: Tips to Ensure Everyone Enjoys the Holidays

Accessible Home Health Care

It’s no secret that the holiday season is an excellent time for folks to get together with their families and friends. The holidays can be filled with joy and excitement – especially for younger family members.

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