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Understanding the Shifting Regulations on Psychedelics for the Terminally Ill

Hospice News

Hospice and palliative care providers can benefit from understanding federal and state laws around the use of psychedelics by serious and terminally ill patients. Current regulations govern not only access to these substances, but the research into how patients could be affected. But any rules should include clear federal standards for this research as far as what is and is not allowed, according to Jennifer Moore Ballentine, CEO of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

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AlayaCare University Unveils New On-Demand Training Modules and Options

AlayaCare

Home-based care technology platform creator releases AlayaCare University in three market-ready iterations: Foundations, Certifications, and Extended Enterprise—all designed to benefit care givers with on-going access to training and upskilling. MONTREAL, CANADA— 11 th MAY 2023 — AlayaCare , technology creator of the AlayaCare Cloud home and community-based care operations platform, today announced its latest AlayaCare University (ACU) training platforms designed to provide three tiers of on-dem

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“What a privilege”: Reflections of a hospice nurse

HopeHealth

In honor of Nurses Week, we spotlight our hospice nurse based in a Boston hospital. “So much love, so much meaning can happen in these end-of-life spaces,” she says. The post “What a privilege”: Reflections of a hospice nurse appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Reframe Caregiver Stress

Sustainable Caregiving

When we feel like we are drowning from caregiving’s constant stressors, the overwhelm can cause us to sink into the depths of despair. Our situation can feel hopeless, and we can feel helpless. We may harbor an expectation that we should be happy, and the shock of immense, uncomfortable, negative emotions can catch us off … Reframe Caregiver Stress Read More » The post Reframe Caregiver Stress appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving.

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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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Community Healthcare CEO Viki Jingle: Unethical Hospice Practices a ‘Heartbreaking Disservice’ to Patients

Hospice News

As regulators turn their eyes toward hospice program integrity, Community Healthcare of Texas CEO Viki Jingle has seen first-hand the “heartbreaking disservice” that families experience due to unethical practices. Among the key concerns is a rash of newly licensed hospice operators in multiple states that some have associated with suspicious or unethical practices.

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AlayaCare Implements Integrated Client Management Platform with Carefor Health & Community Services

AlayaCare

Home-based care technology innovator to help Carefor streamline back-office operations—from scheduling to client management, with enhanced data-based decision support for improved job experience for front-line caregivers. MONTRÉAL, QC— 9th May 2023 — AlayaCare , a SaaS end-to-end home and community-based care platform developer, today announced it is partnering with Carefor Health & Community Services, Eastern Ontario’s largest home and community care agency, to integrate AlayaCare Cloud.

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Reframe Caregiving Pain

Sustainable Caregiving

When we feel like we are drowning from caregiving’s constant stressors, the overwhelm can cause us to sink into the depths of despair. Our situation can feel hopeless, and we can feel helpless. We may harbor an expectation that we should be happy, and the shock of immense, uncomfortable, negative emotions can catch us off … Reframe Caregiving Pain Read More » The post Reframe Caregiving Pain appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™.

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Palliative Care Can ‘Dramatically Decrease’ Cancer Patient Rehospitalizations

Hospice News

Palliative care utilization in ovarian cancer patients can lower their chances of rehospitalizations, according to recent data. Patients with ovarian cancer who have received palliative care had fewer hospital readmissions compared to others, according to a recent study presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) in Tampa, Florida.

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10 Questions to ask when looking for a home care software platform

AlayaCare

The importance of the home care industry is increasing considering the rapidly growing senior population and the benefits home care will have on delivering quality care to those who need it. While home care is poised to play a key role in the coming years, technology will become a major factor in ensuring the care provided is of the highest quality.

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Mahoney, Thoms, Franklin: Black Nurses and Reformers to Remember

AJN Off the Charts

Nursing is a challenging profession that requires expertise, dedication, and compassion. Black nurses have made significant contributions to the field, yet their stories often go untold. In this second post in a four-part series for this Nurses Month (here’s the first post ), I continue to highlight the achievements of Black nurses who have worked to provide quality care despite discrimination and prejudice.

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Nurses, Go Ahead and Ask for More! 

Minority Nurse

Yes, I said it. It’s time that nurses put nurses first! This is our week, our month, shoot, it’s even our year. Come on. Let’s go. Ask for what you want both in your professional life and personal life. The world knows that we deserve more, and we deserve the best. We work hard, so we need to take care of ourselves. We give, give, and give and it is time to receive.

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Post-PHE Hospice Regulation: How Telehealth Rules Will Change

Hospice News

The future of telehealth in hospice care delivery is among the questions swirling around the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. Certain telehealth flexibilities temporarily implemented during the PHE are sticking around until the end of 2024, while others are rolling away as it expires. Though initially the telehealth waivers weren’t intended to be permanent, they will likely have long-term impacts in hospice.

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Nurses Making a Difference, Touching Lives, and Changing the World 

Daily Nurse

Nurses are givers, and most will agree that they didn’t join the profession for the high salaries, fancy clothes, sexy shoes, or awesome accessories. Instead, nurses are more likely to say they chose nursing because they wanted to help people. Some will tell stories of caring for a beloved family member and how that inspired them to a life of service as a healthcare professional.

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Nurse Staffing Standards Act Is First Step in Solving Nursing Shortage

AJN Off the Charts

Planning to leave the profession. In my current position as faculty in a university DNP program, I hear from my students about caring for overwhelming numbers of patients and fearing for their patients’ safety and health. The nursing shortage continues, with no end in sight. Working nurses are suffering burnout from caring for so many patients that they know nursing care is being missed.

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Last-Minute Advice – Preparing Your Students for the NCLEX

Minority Nurse

May signifies everything we look forward to–time for graduations, pinning ceremonies, vacations, and anticipation for warmer weather; however, for the recent nursing graduate, May also signifies a time for preparation for one of the most important exams they may ever take, NCLEX. Graduates can look forward to taking the NCLEX if they remember PUPS. (More on PUPS below).

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Option Care, Amedisys Deal Reveals a ‘Whole Different Landscape’ for Hospice Providers 

Hospice News

The implications of Option Care Health’s (NASDAQ: OPCH) pending $3.6 billion acquisition of Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) reflect rapidly changing market forces that could affect the industry at large. The rationale behind the transaction rests on four pillars , Option Care executives recently indicated — value-based reimbursement, the importance of scale in payer negotiations, a desire to get ahead of the curve as the industry changes and rising significance of data capabilities.

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8 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day | Caring Senior Service Blog

Caring Senior Service

Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the amazing women who have nurtured and loved us throughout our lives. If your mom is aging or has a disability, this day may be even more important. Your relationship with your mom may have changed as she has gotten older, and perhaps, both of you are trying to figure out how to adjust to these changes. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship.

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Nurses Deprived of Restful Sleep, Caffeinated Chocolate is Perfect Pick Me Up

Daily Nurse

As a shock to absolutely no one, the sleep-related challenges faced by healthcare workers, particularly nurses, are extensive. AWAKE Chocolate , the first-ever caffeinated chocolate and a delicious alternative to coffee and energy drinks, took notice and surveyed 1,000 American healthcare workers’ sleep habits to determine how rested the industry is (hint: it’s not).

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Flying Eye Hospital – Saving Sight Around the World

Minority Nurse

Angela Purcell, a nurse making a difference, has helped save patients’ sight and taught others how as part of the Flying Eye Hospital. Purcell didn’t start her career expecting to help save people’s eyesight around the globe. In fact, she didn’t even start working as a nurse until an amazing experience changed her life permanently. Purcell, now an RN with an Ophthalmic Nurse diploma and the Associate Director of Nursing for Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital , began her career as a leg

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PalliCare Execs: Building Scale, Payer Mix Crucial for Palliative Care Startups

Hospice News

Two years ago, CEO Jonathan Fluhart and COO Tiffany Hughes launched PalliCare to fill a need in the home-based care space. The company employs nurse practitioners and other clinicians to provide palliative care in the home. At the same time, PalliCare helps nurse practitioners interested in setting up their own palliative care practices. The provider’s executive team combines Fluhart’s business experience with the clinical expertise brought by Hughes, a nurse practitioner herself.

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An Exquisite Mother’s Day Gift

Today's Caregiver

I recently spoke with my friend Harry about his 90-year-old mother, who lives two counties away. He described her as a fiercely independent woman who lived alone and was still driving.

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Last-Minute Advice – Preparing Your Students for the NCLEX

Daily Nurse

May signifies everything we look forward to–time for graduations, pinning ceremonies, vacations, and anticipation for warmer weather; however, for the recent nursing graduate, May also signifies a time for preparation for one of the most important exams they may ever take, NCLEX. Graduates can look forward to taking the NCLEX if they remember PUPS. (More on PUPS below).

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A Nurse Making a Difference: Nurse Alice Benjamin

Minority Nurse

You Make a Difference: such simple words to write but a challenge to put into practice. So I ’ m thrilled to introduce you to a nurse living up to the mantra. Meet Alice Benjamin, or Nurse Alice, as she ’ s known to many and how she ’ s making a difference in her patient ’ s lives, the surrounding community, and the nursing profession every day. Nurse Alice’s personal experience of her father dying in the ER from cardiac arrest while awaiting care inspired her to become the best cardiac nurse in

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Mourning Dove Medical CEO Dr. Kaishauna Guidry: Physicians Need a Framework for Understanding Hospice

Hospice News

Mourning Dove Medical CEO Dr. Kaishauna Guidry, a former teacher turned hospice physician, continues to leverage her background in education to help terminally ill patients find the care they need. Few businesses have to work as hard as hospices to dispel myths and misconceptions about their practices. To help move the needle on awareness, Guidry, a care team physician for one of the nation’s largest hospice providers, founded Mourning Dove Medical in 2021.

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Jabali Men’s Network – shaping leadership with the global majority

Evidence-Based Nursing - BMJ blogs

This week’s blog is written by Alwin Puthenpurakal (@AlwinP13), a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University (@LSBU; @LSBU_HSC). Swahili is a widely spoken language. Over 200 million speakers across more than 14 countries (Lisanza, 2021). In 2021, the United Nations designated 7 th of July as the World Kiswahili language day to celebrate Swahili as a language (UNESCO, 2021).

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Nurse T – Teberah Alexander Shows Kids the Path to Healthcare Careers

Daily Nurse

Detroit, Michigan native Teberah Alexander, RN, BSN, also known as Nurse T, kicked off National Nurses Week, showcasing healthcare careers for children and engaging them in the same way she became interested: by stoking their curiosity. Alexander’s Future Nurses Program gives children 6-13 years old hands-on experience in nursing and healthcare professions with interactive workshops like one over the weekend at Renaissance High School, her alma mater.

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Taking a Seat at the Table: Why Nurse Unions are Necessary Today

Minority Nurse

Nurses have been front and center of every medical crisis, and after the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses were recognized as frontline heroes. However, more nurses are stepping up and admitting that although they were able to save lives, the pandemic exacerbated unequal workplace conditions, which made their job harder, longer, and more stressful. As a result, a safe space nurses joined to advocate for their needs was nurse unions.

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How Home Health, Personal Care Reimbursement Guiding Addus’ M&A Strategy

Hospice News

As Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) sinks teeth into acquisitions, the company will be taking smaller bites when it comes to hospice deals. Addus has indicated for roughly the last year that it will orient its M&A strategy towards its home health and personal care services, with hospice becoming less of a priority. But this doesn’t mean that hospice is entirely out of the mix of acquisition targets, according to Brian Poff, Addus CFO and executive vice president.

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Dogs Grieve Too

Elaine Mansfield

It’s been a month since my old dog Willow died, and I miss her healing presence. The house feels empty without her calm energy, but my young dog Disco grieves, too. She searches for the one who’s missing and I can’t explain the loss to her. Even though Willow was old and dying, she joined us for slow walks until a few days before her death. At first, Disco wouldn’t leave the house without her friend.

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How to Support a Senior During a Short-Term Stay at an Assisted Living Facility

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

Short-term stays at assisted living facilities can be challenging, but with the right support, seniors can thrive and recover. After a hospitalization or surgical procedure, the physician may recommend rehab in an assisted living facility before the person returns home. This is typically a short-term time of intensive therapy to promote healing and recovery.

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Researching Nursing History

Minority Nurse

As National Nurses Week 2023 begins its celebration of nurses around the world, nurses everywhere will look forward to the future of nursing while also honoring nursing history and all the nurses who came before them. For some nurses, digging deep into nursing history is a way to learn more and to document the important pieces of a nursing past that could be lost with time.

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Palliative Care Momentum Growing Among Hospice Providers

Hospice News

Hospices are increasingly eying palliative care as a promising growth opportunity, prioritizing expansion in that field over other health care service lines. More than half (56%) of hospice care professionals indicated that they planned to launch palliative care programs during 2023 in this year’s Hospice News Industry Outlook Survey , prepared in collaboration with Homecare Homebase.

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A Nurse Making a Difference: Nurse Alice Benjamin

Daily Nurse

You Make a Difference: such simple words to write but a challenge to put into practice. So I ’ m thrilled to introduce you to a nurse living up to the mantra. Meet Alice Benjamin, or Nurse Alice, as she ’ s known to many and how she ’ s making a difference in her patient ’ s lives, the surrounding community, and the nursing profession every day. Nurse Alice’s personal experience of her father dying in the ER from cardiac arrest while awaiting care inspired her to become the best cardiac nurse in

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3 Mother’s Day gift ideas for seniors

Living Assistance Services

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14th—if you’re a mom, we hope you get some rest and relaxation over the weekend! Many of us are mothers.

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Avoiding Caregiver Injuries

Hope Hospice

Being a caregiver for a frail or bedridden patient requires assisting the person with ambulation, positioning, and transfers. If not performed with great care, these tasks can cause you serious back and neck injuries, and potentially injure the person receiving assistance as well. Muscle strains are common in nursing and caregiving professions, but they can be avoided by taking safety precautions.

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Avow Joins Hospice Physician Fellowship Program

Hospice News

Florida-based Avow Hospice is now participating in NCH Health Systems fellowship program for hospice and palliative care physicians. Amid a challenging labor market, education and training for hospice and palliative care clinicians is a growing priority. Currently, most medical and nursing students receive very little exposure to the principles behind those services.

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