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Building Hobbies Outside Your Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Nurses are hardworking, dedicated, and caring toward their patients, and many nurses spend their free time focusing on household duties or family responsibilities. However, making time for hobbies that fuel your passions and boost relaxation is essential for creativity and recovery from overwhelming workdays. If you want to start a hobby but need help figuring out where to begin, keep reading for tips from other nurses who learned to use their hobbies as self-care.

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Psychedelics, Cannabis Show Promise in End-of-Life Care, But More Research Needed on the Risks

Hospice News

Research is growing around how certain substances such as psychedelics and cannabis can aid in treating pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, migraines and other medical conditions. Medical cannabis can also be beneficial in symptom management for cancer patients, according to recent research. For instance, certain compounds in the cannabis plant hold potential therapeutic benefits for patients by increasing appetite when experiencing chemotherapy-induc

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The Top LGBTQ2+ Barriers to Accessing Palliative Care and 6 Ways to Help

Life & Death Matters

LGBTQ2+ people face several barriers to accessing healthcare. These barriers have a significant impact on the day-to-day health and well-being of these individuals as well as delaying the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of life-limiting illnesses. As a person’s health declines, these barriers may prevent a person from accessing palliative care support from community healthcare and […] The post The Top LGBTQ2+ Barriers to Accessing Palliative Care and 6 Ways to Help appeared first on Lif

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Know someone with aphasia? Try these 10 speech-strengthening activities at home

HopeHealth

Aphasia affects communication — and with it, social connection. These activities can support your loved one’s language goals, and keep them at the center of family fun. The post Know someone with aphasia? Try these 10 speech-strengthening activities at home appeared first on HopeHealth.

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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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Overcoming challenges in home care software training and onboarding

AlayaCare

89% of employees who had an effective onboarding experience are engaged at work and are 30x more likely to feel overall job satisfaction compared to employees who feel their onboarding process was lacking. BambooHR, ‘ The Definitive Guide to Onboarding ’ Effective home care software training and onboarding are crucial for the success of any home care agency that is adopting new technology.

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Wage Litigation Rising Among Hospices

Hospice News

Hospice providers can face legal repercussions if they don’t strike the right balance in their payroll practices. Miscalculated compensation or miscommunicated policies are among the most common reasons that hospices are facing legal concerns related to staff compensation, according to Russell Bruch, partner at Morgan Lewis. Bruch assists employers with legal wage and salary matters at the global law firm.

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A Time to Be Fearless

Today's Caregiver

When my dad became ill in 1990, I would come home to Miami to visit almost every month, but it was not until returning to Florida full-time to help care for my grandparents that I knew what a “black hole” my mom had been living in.

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The Intersection of Nursing and Justice

Minority Nurse

When we reflect on nursing, we don’t always consider the concept of justice. We may think about patients, patient care, medications, interventions, and hospitals, but justice might seem like the purview of lawyers, legislators, activists, human service agencies, and non-profit organizations. However, nursing and justice are more closely related than we think; thus, linking them in our consciousness is an important consideration.

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Hospice Providers, Industry Groups: CMS Should Increase 2024 Hospice Base Rate by Nearly 4%

Hospice News

Citing inflation and other headwinds, hospice providers and industry organizations are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider the proposed 2.8% base rate increase for 2024. This is the first of a series of Hospice News articles that will cover the industry’s response to the proposed rule. CMS published the proposal in March, which also contained a slough of data, requests for information and measures to enhance program integrity and health equity.

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Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month , a time to raise awareness about hearing health and promote strategies for preventing hearing loss. Hearing loss is a common condition among seniors, impacting their quality of life and interpersonal connections. Let’s explore the prevalence of hearing loss among seniors, its primary causes, and practical steps seniors can take to protect and preserve their hearing.

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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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The Hidden Crisis: Unveiling the Mental Health Struggles of Teen Boys

AJN Off the Charts

In today’s world, teenage boys are facing a crisis that often goes unnoticed: their mental health. Anxiety, depression, despair, and even suicidal thoughts plague young boys and young men alike. Shockingly, teenage boys and young men in the United States are more than twice as likely, and sometimes up to four times as likely , to die by suicide compared to their female counterparts.

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Staying Up-to-Date on the Latest Advances in Patient Care

Daily Nurse

Being a nurse is rarely a static experience as new technology, techniques, and standards regularly evolve and emerge to influence patient care. Understandably, it can be quite challenging to keep up with industry developments when nurses are already under pressure to meet the immediate needs of their patients and the priorities of the facilities where they work.

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3 Nonprofit Hospice Providers to Watch in 2023

Hospice News

Though nonprofit hospices now represent a smaller slice of the industry than in years past, they continue to care for more than half of patients in the United States who elect the benefit. The number of hospices operating nationwide rose to 5,3,58 in 2021, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. This is a 6% increase from the prior year, driven by a rising number of for-profits entering the market.

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Alzheimer’s and Hospice

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Here, we are sharing five signs it may be the right time to consider the The post Alzheimer’s and Hospice 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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Two Traditions Health Branches in Georgia Awarded Hospice Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Traditions Health

Two Traditions Health Branches in Georgia Awarded Hospice Accreditation from The Joint Commission Nashville, TN – Traditions Health successfully completed two Joint Commission Accreditation Surveys at the Carrollton, GA and Lawrenceville, GA branches and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation. The Joint Commission Accreditation Gold Seal of approval is the highest award a healthcare organization can receive.

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ENA Names Cam Brandt 2023 Judith C. Kelleher Award Recipient

Daily Nurse

The Emergency Nurse Association (ENA) named longtime emergency nurse and educator Cam Brandt, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, the recipient of the 2023 Judith C. Kelleher Award, the ENA’s most prestigious honor. Driven by a passion for caring for children, as well as teaching and mentoring ED nurses, Brandt’s impact could be felt in the emergency departments where she worked and across the emergency nursing community through continual contributions as an ENA leader in Texas and key volunteer with many of the

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As Inpatient Hospice Doors Swing Open, Others Slam Shut Nationwide

Hospice News

Patient preferences are trending towards home-based hospice care, leaving some inpatient facilities between a rock and a hard place. Meanwhile, other hospices diversify and expand their inpatient service capabilities. MercyOne Shutters Hospice House in Iowa MercyOne has closed its Iowa-based hospice center due to economic headwinds. The health system will no longer offer inpatient services at the MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care facility, citing “post-pandemic economic issues” in recent local news

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Recommended Reading from the June Issue of AJN

AJN Off the Charts

The June issue of AJN is now live. Here are some articles in this issue that we’d like to highlight. Note that some may be free only to subscribers. Initiating Virtual Nursing in General Inpatient Care This article describes how one hospital developed a virtual RN role for experienced nurses to support bedside RNs and patients on designated general care inpatient units.

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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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Alzheimer’s and Hospice

AT Home Care & Hospice

How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Here, we are sharing five signs it may be the right time to consider the The post Alzheimer’s and Hospice appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Lori Smith, Michigan’s Longest-serving Flight Nurse, Retires After 34-year Career

Daily Nurse

Lori A. Smith is like a prayer answered from above, spending the last 34 years descending in her FlightCare helicopter onto some of the most critical emergency response scenes across mid-Michigan. Smith, the longest-serving flight nurse among Michigan’s seven air medical transport programs, recently retired, ending a professional experience that launched when George H.W.

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Palliative Care A Differentiator For Home Health Operators

Hospice News

Home health care providers are increasingly recognizing the clinical value of palliative care, despite its tricky payer landscape and relatively low margins. Hospices have a much larger presence in the space, but more home health agencies are showing an interest — including companies that provide both of those services. Close to half of community-based palliative care programs are operated by hospice agencies and 7% are operated by home health operators, according to 2019 data from the Center to

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The Future of Post-Acute Care

Home Care Pulse

HCP WEBINAR SERIES The Future of Post-Acute Care Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min The future of the post-acute care industry is at a critical juncture — where will your business fit into the future of the continuum of care? HCP’s data gives us an insider’s look into the trajectory of the industry, and what you need to start doing today to keep up.

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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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Equality in Healthcare for LGBTQ+ Patients

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

How Equality in Healthcare Improves Care for LGBTQ+ Hospice Patients Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or who you love, everyone deserves to feel safe receiving the care they need. For LGBTQ+ folks, hospice care can look different than it often does for cisgender, heterosexual people. As a healthcare care provider, we take the time The post Equality in Healthcare for LGBTQ+ Patients appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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3 things to know about respite care

Living Assistance Services

As a homecare service provider in Toronto, we often hear from individuals who are interested in booking a caregiver to fill the gaps.

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CMS Will No Longer Enforce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements For Hospices, Other Medicare-Certified Providers

Hospice News

Although it’s waiting to formalize the official paperwork, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer enforce the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for hospice staff and other health care workers. With the public health emergency (PHE) ending May 11, the Biden administration announced in May that it would terminate vaccination mandates for federal workers and other groups.

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Ep.15: How to Use Your Lead Generation Strategy to Drive Revenue in 2023

Home Care Pulse

Ep.15: How to Use Your Lead Generation Strategy to Drive Revenue in 2023 John Wilson, Sales Strategy & Account Management at A Place for Mom, discusses what a successful lead generation strategy looks like, how it compares to traditional advertising, and how to select a lead generation service. View Episode Transcript × Episode Transcript Linda Leekley ( 00:08 ): Hi everyone, this is Linda Leekley, chief Clinical Officer from hcp.

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Relieve Caregiver Stress With These Practical Tips

American In-Home Care

As a caregiver for an older parent, you likely feel a great deal of responsibility on your shoulders. Whether your parent lives with you, down the street, or across the country, managing their care needs and overseeing their wellbeing as they navigate the complexities of aging can be stressful for family caregivers. This means it’s essential to understand how to relieve caregiver stress.

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How Assisted Living Prices will Affect Seniors in 10 Years

Today's Caregiver

If there’s one thing we can count on to happen year after year, it’s a rise in the cost of living.

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Penn Bay Medical Center Deepens Roots in Community-Based Palliative Care

Hospice News

Penn Bay Medical Center is moving forward with plans to evolve its palliative care program. The medical center is an affiliate of the MaineHealth system and began providing hospital-based palliative care two years ago. It has since expanded into community-based serious illness care. The palliative growth was spurred by a two-year pilot project funded by a quality improvement grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation.

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Why Building a Career Ladder is the Best Recruitment & Retention Business Plan You’ll Ever Make

Home Care Pulse

HCP WEBINAR SERIES Why Building a Career Ladder is the Best Recruitment & Retention Business Plan You’ll Ever Make Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min Professional caregiving offers one of the highest career growth opportunities out of any industry — but your employees don’t know that.

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Traditions Health of Tucson Awarded Hospice Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Traditions Health

Traditions Health of Tucson, AZ Awarded Hospice Accreditation from The Joint Commission Nashville, TN – Traditions Health of Tucson has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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What to Do If You Suspect Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Care Matters

Elder financial abuse is a serious crime that affects millions of elderly adults each year. As people age, they may become more vulnerable to scams and financial exploitation, making them prime targets for criminals. Elder financial abuse can have devastating consequences, including financial ruin, loss of independence, and emotional distress. Let’s discuss elder financial abuse,… The post What to Do If You Suspect Elder Financial Abuse appeared first on Elder Care Directory - ElderCareMat