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How Can You Overcome Objections to the Price of Home Care?

Corecubed Care Marketing Solutions

When potential clients call looking for home care services, cost is often a key factor in their decision-making process. Consumers want to know that they’re getting the best value for their purchases, and a quality service or product can help them overlook a higher price. How do we overcome the price objection? It’s crucial for your home care agency to.

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Psyence, Newcourt Deal Would Create New Palliative Care Psychedelics Company

Hospice News

A new, publicly traded company devoted to exploring the use of psychedelics in palliative care is in development. Psyence Biomed, a subsidiary of the Canadian biotech company Psyence Group Inc., has signed a definitive business combination agreement with Newcourt Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NCAC) to create the new organization. Psyence Biomed expects to receive a minimum of $20 million in cash held in trust through the transaction. .

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Finding the spark: The special calling of a hospice aide

HopeHealth

In her eight years as a hospice aide, Darlene Morse has helped patients and families through their most vulnerable moments. “I feel honored to do this work,” she says. The post Finding the spark: The special calling of a hospice aide appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Educators: Two Keys to Getting the Most from the Life & Death Matters Resources

Life & Death Matters

Palliative care, dying, death, and caring for a dying person are topics that many people are not familiar with and may prefer to avoid. We hear from educators that many PSW students are fearful or apprehensive regarding palliative care, care of the dying, and care of the body after death. It must become frustrating at […]. The post Educators: Two Keys to Getting the Most from the Life & Death Matters Resources appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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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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Nurse Practitioner Role Named “Best Health Care Job” in 2023

Daily Nurse

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is celebrating the news that U.S News & World Report, for the second year in a row, ranked the nurse practitioner (NP) role first on its “2023 Best Health Care Jobs” list and second on its “100 Best Jobs of 2023” list. The annual rankings consider “… the most important aspects of a job […].

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UnitedHealth Group CEO: Home-Based Care Resonates Strongly with Payers

Hospice News

Through acquisitions and contracts with providers, more payers are going all-in on home-based care. The quest for cost reductions, often through risk-based models, is leading a rising number of insurance companies and other payers to make (sometimes) huge investments in the space. Among them is UnitedHealth Care (NYSE: UNH). These investments underscore the rising profile of the home setting within the health care system, according to UnitedHealth Care CEO Andrew Witty.

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Seeking Caregiver Support

Chicago Caregiving

Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition gives caregivers a voice, connects them with resources. Balancing a career with caregiving put Amy Brennan in a precarious position. In 2016, the Chicago resident took five months off work with partial pay, through the Family Medical Leave Act. Her mother was in the final stages of cancer, and Brennan needed to take care of her.

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Nurture Email 101: How to Retain Nursing Students

Daily Nurse

With hundreds of thousands of nursing students entering school every year, your nursing program needs to stand out. This competitive, attractive industry offers ample opportunities, benefits, and a lifelong, impactful career for high-achieving nurses. And your nursing school wants to attract and retain the best nursing students. Over 2,600 colleges offer a nursing degree program, […].

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Fleece Takes Helm as Empath Health CEO, Begins ‘One Hospice’ Initiative

Hospice News

Jonathan Fleece is the newly appointed CEO of the Florida-based nonprofit Empath Health following the retirement of his predecessor Rafael Scuillo earlier this week. Empath provides hospice, home health care, primary care, palliative care, PACE, AIDS and sexual wellness care, and adult day services to a combined total of more than 23,000 individuals.

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Nurses and Natural Disasters: 3 Ways To Cope With Stress

Nurse.com

Earthquakes. Blizzards. Hurricanes. Natural disasters disrupt the daily functions of health care and leave nurses feeling strained and overwhelmed. Finding and practicing stress management strategies during these events can help nurses cope with stress and mitigate its effects. Day to day, nurses are on the front lines caring for patients and balancing various clinical tasks.

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2023 Hike for Hope Registration Open

Hope Hospice

For immediate release: January 9, 2023. Hope Hospice has opened registration for its 2023 Hike for Hope, which will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Registration remains open through the event day, but interested parties are encouraged to sign up by March 31 for an event T-shirt guarantee. A limited number of event shirts are available to those who register after March 31 on a first come, first served basis.

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Springer Publishing Honored by AJN 2022 Book of the Year Awards

Daily Nurse

Eight Springer Publishing titles were awarded the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards for 2022, with three first-place, two second-place, and three third-place titles. The AJN Book of the Year program is a time-honored and prestigious competition honoring exceptional print and digital texts for advancing healthcare quality in nursing by exploring and advancing critical […].

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Grief Coach Rebrands to Help Texts, Launches Health Care Worker Support Service

Hospice News

The bereavement care tech platform Grief Coach has rebranded as Help Texts and is expanding its services to include support for health care workers who are contending with stress or burnout. Help Texts offers a mobile service that sends advice and supportive messages via text to bereaved individuals and, as of late December, health care employees. The company convened a group of professionals with experience in grief care to develop the content, from a variety of disciplines.

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Fayetteville State University to Lead Statewide Initiative Training SANEs

Minority Nurse

Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) School of Nursing launched a statewide initiative to train more Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs). FSU is the first HBCU in the country to host a SANE training program at its nursing school, thanks to a $1.5 million appropriation from the state of North Carolina. Right now, there are fewer than 100 SANEs certified across the state of North Carolina, even though they are the best people to care for sexual assault victims and to collect forensic evidence.

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Planning for a Successful Hospital Discharge | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

When a loved one is in the hospital, all you can think about is getting them well enough to go home. But when the time comes to leave the hospital, it's easy to become overwhelmed with instructions from doctors, nurses, and social workers. However, you play a key role in ensuring the safety of your loved one upon discharge. Here’s how family members can be involved with discharge planning and achieve a successful transition home for their loved one.

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Nurses Secure The Spot For Most Trusted Profession 22nd Time In A Row

Diversity Nursing

The Gallup polls are in and f or more than two decades, Nurses have achieved the highest ethics rating from Americans. According to the findings, the 79% of U.S. adults who now say Nurses have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards is far more than any of the other 17 professions rated. Nurses have topped the list every year except one since they were added to the annual ratings in 1999.

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Amedisys Prioritizing Palliative Care Expansion

Hospice News

Expanding its palliative care business is a rising priority for Amedisys Inc., (NASDAQ: AMED) following Chairman Paul Kusserow’s return as CEO. The company’s palliative care strategy rests on the back of risk-based payment models, primarily Medicare Advantage, Kusserow indicated at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. This push dovetails with the home health and hospice provider’s plans to extend the continuum of services it can bring into patients’ homes, including palliative and high-acuity

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Every Patient Needs an IV, or Do They?

AJN Off the Charts

(This post is by an author of AJN ‘s January CE feature, “ Evidence-Based Practice for Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Management.”). Questioning the status quo. As a former critical care nurse and now a vascular access nurse researcher, I’ve had the good fortune to travel widely and work with nurses from around the globe on multiple projects.

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Nursing outside of the box: the work of British Sikh Nurses

Evidence-Based Nursing - BMJ blogs

By Rohit Sagoo (@RohitSagoo) He is Chair of @NursesSikh. Rohit Sagoo, senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and founder of British Sikh Nurses. The stereotypical view of nurses is a uniformed nurse working in a hospital. Though existing community nurses are also part of the role, grassroots outreach work with organic engagement with community organisations is an innovation beyond the hospital walls.

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Nurse of the Week: Jennifer Stasieluk Becomes Living Organ Donor – Twice

Daily Nurse

Nurses experience a range of emotions when caring for patients, and nurse Jennifer Stasieluk was no different—especially when the patient was her mother. Stasieluk stepped up, not once but twice, as a living organ donor for her mother, Marzena. Daily Nurse is proud to name Jennifer Stasieluk our Nurse of the Week. Stasieluk’s mother needed a […].

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Queen City Hospice Expands in Rural Ohio with New Office

Hospice News

Ohio-based Queen City Hospice, an Addus Homecare (NASDAQ: ADUS) company, recently opened a new location in its home state. The new location in Fayetteville, Ohio, adds a central office in a rural region of the hospice’s service area that will reduce staff travel time. Queen City Hospice provides end-of-life care in six counties across the Cincinnati area in the southwest part of the state.

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Winter Activities for Older Adults and Retirees

Today's Caregiver

Engaging in hobbies is important for older adults. While winter can be a difficult time to keep up with outdoor activities, staying active, indoor or outdoor, is vital.

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How to Manage Restlessness in Dementia

Responsive Home Care

Wandering. Pacing. Fidgeting. As these signs of restlessness develop in aging adults with dementia, it’s important to address them before they escalate to aggression, agitation, or leaving the house. But figuring out why the older adult is feeling restless is sometimes half the battle of trying to manage restlessness in dementia. For starters, think about […].

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South College Launches Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Daily Nurse

The South College campuses in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee, are launching an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program upon approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. This is the institution’s first ASN program to launch, offered through campus instruction over seven quarters. Students work to build a strong academic foundation and learn fundamental skills […].

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GAO: CMS Should Update Rules for Hospices Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Hospice News

Hospices should be required to report all instances of abuse and neglect, even if the perpetrator was not an employee, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires operators to report incidents of patient abuse and neglect that involve their staff. If the agency follows the GAO’s recommendation, they would also have to notify survey agencies when others, like family members or caregivers, become abusive or n

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A Resolution Suggestion from The Caregiver Curmudgeon

Today's Caregiver

I'm here to tell you that as a loving family caregiver you cannot fail, not once, not ever. Now that you've caught your breath, let me elaborate.

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What You Need to Succeed as Executor

Solace

Someone has asked you to be an executor for them. You’d like to do it and feel honored by the request, but you want to make sure you can handle all the details and meet the requirements of the role. Let’s start with what an executor is. An executor is a person who has been asked to “execute” or carry out the instructions in a will. The person who owns the estate is called the “testator.

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Tips for Helping a Senior With Dementia Feel Less Restless

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

If a senior with dementia is experiencing restlessness, these strategies can help you understand where the feeling is coming from and how to combat it. Wandering. Pacing. Fidgeting. When you start to notice these warning signs in a senior with dementia, it’s time to take action before they escalate to aggression, agitation, or leaving the house. But identifying why the senior is feeling restless is sometimes half the battle.

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Enhabit Refocusing on Value-Based Programs, Seeking Hospice Deals

Hospice News

Enhabit, Inc. (NYSE-EHAB) is keeping a close eye on the regulatory and reimbursement landscape as it executes its value-based care growth strategy. The home health and hospice provider last summer placed a focus on expanding its Medicare Advantage (MA) business, forming a payer innovation team focused on strengthening Enhabit’s value proposition to health plans.

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An Unexpected Benefit of Caregiving

Today's Caregiver

Recently, I received a booklet from the hospice serving my mother’s nursing home. One page suggests vocabulary for describing pain, something I’ve always struggled with. My doctor asks, “How would you describe the pain?

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Staying Compliant in 2023: What You Need to Know About Oregon’s Training Requirements 

Home Care Pulse

HCP WEBINAR. Staying Compliant in 2023: What You Need to Know About Oregon’s Training Requirements Thursday, February 7th @ 2pm EST. Thursday, February 7th at 2pm EST. Thursday, February 7th at 2pm EST. 2:00pm EST | 60 min. 2:00pm EST | 60 min. 2:00pm EST | 60 min. Are you ready to meet and exceed state training requirements in 2023? Join HCP as we dive into the training requirements in Oregon and learn what the top healthcare providers are doing to differentiate themselves.

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Acing Your Next Nursing Job Interview — 4 Common Questions to Prepare For

Nurse Keith's Digital Doorway

Job interviews can be a source of stress for both novice and seasoned nurses, and being prepared for some of the most common questions can give you the confidence to ace your next nursing interview. You obviously can't rehearse for every possible question, but practice boosts your readiness and creates a positive mindset that will increase your comfort level preparing for what's ahead.

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Palace of Care – First Do No Harm

Palliverse

Photo by Liza Pooor on Unsplash. It’s not like what you see on TV. In real life, resuscitation doesn’t work so well. I’ve worked on many cardiac arrest calls in the past and almost 100% were not successful. In those few successful resuscitations, the person was left physically and mentally damaged. With your burden of disease, the chances of a successful resuscitation would be close to zero.

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Tips for a Healthy and Active Lifestyle for People With Dementia

Today's Caregiver

Eating healthy and staying active is good for everyone and is especially important for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Senior Home Care in Largo, FL, Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Nearby Cities

Bayshore Care Home

Workers who are twofold guardians frequently experience more significant levels of pressure and may experience low efficiency in the workplace. Through  senior home care  services, organizations can assist with diminishing. The post Senior Home Care in Largo, FL, Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Nearby Cities first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Indoor Gardening For Seniors

Hospice of the North Coast

By: Carmen Dexter. As we age, we face limitations on what we can do, both physically and mentally. Maybe you’re confined indoors and have to say goodbye to hobbies that are simply too challenging. But if gardening is your life-long joy, you don’t have to give it up! Gardening –– even indoors –– is proven to have numerous benefits for older adults. It increases physical activity and lowers depression.

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