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Hospices Leverage Tech To Combat Staffing Woes

Hospice News

Hospices are beginning to leverage technologies used to identify eligible patients in need to recruit and retain staff amid ongoing workforce shortages.

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Warning Signs of Suicide Among Older Adults

Aging Life Care Association

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), suicidal behavior is common in older adults for a number of reasons with loneliness topping the list.

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U.S. Army Veteran Fights Under New Banner Caring for Kids Facing Cancer

Daily Nurse

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Daily Nurse chatted with Richard Ramos, RN, MS, CNS, PNP, CPON, a pediatric oncology nurse at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health and veteran of the U.S.

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Reflections on War for Remembrance Day

Life & Death Matters

Ted and I travelled this past June to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge in Northern France and the Flanders Museum in Ypres in Belgium. It was a special trip, as both of our grandfathers fought in the world wars of the 20th century.

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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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‘Doing Good by Doing Well:’ Founder Jessica McGlory Launches Guaranteed with $6.5 Million Seed Round

Hospice News

Two years after her own father passed away, entrepreneur Jessica McGlory felt called to launch her own provider company, California-based Guaranteed, which began operations three months ago in Los Angeles.

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What Is Walking Pneumonia? | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

In the US, about 1.5 million people are diagnosed with pneumonia. It can affect individuals of all ages, and symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening. While you may be familiar with traditional pneumonia, have you heard of walking pneumonia?

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3 Ways To Support Caregivers To Integrate a Palliative Approach in LTC

Life & Death Matters

Ontario developed the “Fixing Long Term Care Act” in response to the crisis in long-term care (LTC) that occurred during COVID. They promise to enforce adherence. However, the crisis in LTC in Ontario is not unique – LTC facilities across the country are struggling (Ontario, 2021).

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As More Hospices Close Their Doors, Staffing Strains Are Becoming Crystalized

Hospice News

Staffing issues have increasingly been at the root of leading causes behind shuttered hospice programs nationwide. Demographics are pushing up demand for end-of-life care amid long-standing staffing shortages in hospice.

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Dr. LaToya Freeman Shares Insights on Med-Surg Nursing

Minority Nurse

A member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), LaToya Freeman DNP, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CPPS, HNB-BC, PCCN is also a clinical nurse specialist at Michigan Medicine. In honor of Med-Surg Nurses Week, Dr. Freeman shared her thoughts about this nursing specialty with Minority Nurse.

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ENA, AONL Continue Commitment to Preventing Workplace Violence

Daily Nurse

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To Celebrate 100 Years of Life

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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Enhabit Adapts Case Management Model to Stem Turnover in Acquired Hospice Agencies

Hospice News

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) is adapting some aspects of how they integrate newly acquired hospice assets.

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Alessandra Chung, RN, BSN, Wins the 2022 Pure Foundation Fund

Minority Nurse

For the second year, WaterWipes has awarded a Pure Foundation Fund, which awards the department of the winning nurse $9,000, as well as a 6-month supply of WaterWipes.

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Tampa General Hospital First U.S. Emergency Department Using Rapid Blood Test for Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion

Daily Nurse

Tampa General Hospital’s emergency department are the first in the nation to use an FDA-cleared rapid blood test to successfully evaluate patients 18 and older with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussions. Results are available in approximately 15 minutes.

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Improving Social Engagement for Introverted Seniors

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

Enhancing social engagement for introverted seniors can help older adults feel more comfortable at events. Get ready…the holidays are here!

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Florida Awards Chapters Health CON for Pinellas County Expansion

Hospice News

Florida-headquartered Chapters Health System recently received a green light to advance on expansion plans across the state’s west central coast. In August, post-acute care provider Chapters set its sights on expanding its hospice business into Florida’s Pinellas County.

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Inclusion Equals Innovation: How Our Diverse Workforce Offers Better Care

Minority Nurse

The VA knows that inclusion equals innovation. By ensuring that every Veteran receives care that matters to them and their whole health, VA providers and staff get to know each Veteran personally to provide better care tailored to the patient’s health and wellness goals.

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Nurse of the Week: Lacey Price VA Nurse at Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

Daily Nurse

Lacey Price, a nurse for the last 14 years at the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, Okla.,

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HCP Launches Customer Advisory Board to Relieve the Post-Acute Care Industry’s Biggest Challenges

Home Care Pulse

R EXBURG, I daho , November 9, 2022 —HCP, the l eading provider of e xperience m anagement ,? training , and?

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The Key Questions in Designing the CMS Special Focus Program for Hospices

Hospice News

Hospice leaders are working with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure providers get a fair shake when the agency’s forthcoming Special Focus Program (SFP) comes to fruition.

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The Continuum of Nurse Career Growth

Minority Nurse

The growth of your career as a nurse can be consciously self-generated or simply a result of happenstance and a laissez-faire attitude toward professional development.

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Find the Right Prescription for Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician at VA

Daily Nurse

A healthcare career as a pharmacy technician at VA offers unique opportunities and excellent benefits and might be the prescription some need. The VA is always looking for candidates with top-notch organizational skills to help keep their pharmacies running.

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Travel Nursing Demand Is Waning: Now Hospitals Want Full-Time Nurses Back

Nurse.com

As travel nursing demand subsides, hospitals are hoping they’ll return to the full-time workforce. Travel nurses made as much as $10,000 a week during the worst of the pandemic. However, salaries have dropped to $2,662 per week on average in recent months.

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Meticulous Documentation a Hospices Best Defense in HIS Audit Appeals

Hospice News

Hospices that are meticulous and vigilant with documentation see the best results when appealing payment cuts associated with Hospice Item Set (HIS) audits. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed HIS as a tool to gauge a patient’s overall care experience.

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Chatting with Nurse Blake, RN and Most Popular Nurse Advocate on SM: Part 3

Minority Nurse

Have you read Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with popular nurse influencer and nursing advocate Nurse Blake? Catch up before reading Part 3. Whether you know Nurse Blake from his Facebook videos, podcast, live shows, or cruises, he’s proven that he’s a force to be reckoned with!

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Developing Intention Behind 90-Day Retention

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Measuring 90-Day Retention. – Creating a 90-Day Retention Plan. – Tracking 90-Day Retention. – Evaluating and Adjusting Your 90-Day Retention Plan. – Why You Should Care About Improving 90-Day Retention. Article Contents: 1.

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How to Write a Veteran’s Obituary

Solace

If your loved one’s military service was important to them, you may want to share the details of their experience in an obituary. Like writing other obituaries, the first step is to gather information, according to our friends at Cake. You’ll want to find out: When they served. Where they served.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Break Down Advance Care Planning Barriers

Hospice News

Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced legislation aimed at improving access to advance care planning services among patients with serious illness.

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Create a Joint Joy List

Happy Healthy Caregiver

I believe you can be an amazing family caregiver and enjoy your life. Two things can be true at the same time. Make your list of what things in life bring you joy. Here are some questions to help uncover what these are: What are your favorite foods, movies, tv shows, and musicians?

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How to Help Veterans in Your Community | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

There are around 19 million veterans in the US, and, unfortunately, this number represents one of the largest underserved populations in the US. Many veterans struggle to find work, suffer from poor physical or mental health, and have difficulty adapting to normal life again.

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Ep.5: 5 Steps to Exit Daily Operations at Your Agency

Home Care Pulse

Ep.5: 5 Steps to Exit Daily Operations at Your Agency Jessica Nobles, Executive Director of Home Care Ops, breaks down her five-step system for taking a step back from daily operations, and what agency owners can do to save more time in their schedule.

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M&A, Referral Uptick to Bolster Pennant Amid Labor, Census Headwinds

Hospice News

The Pennant Group (NASDAQ: PNTG) expects emerging rebounds in skilled nursing and assisting living — and its pipeline of forthcoming acquisitions — to offset the impact of continuing labor headwinds.

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“Dear Veteran”: A letter-writing campaign reaches veterans at the end of life

HopeHealth

Student volunteers from Brown University have been sending thank-you letters to veterans at HopeHealth. Here’s what the letters mean to veterans, and to the students who write them. The post “Dear Veteran”: A letter-writing campaign reaches veterans at the end of life appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Grieving for the Guru (Journey to India, Part 6)

Elaine Mansfield

Like so much else in India, Sri Sankaracharya’s funeral felt dreamlike and foreign, comforting and familiar. When the main ritual began, priests poured offerings on the sage’s head. His bright silk shrouds were soaked with yogurt, honey, water and herbs, or ghee, one substance at a time.

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Protecting Your Staff, Clients, and Patients from COVID-19 & the Flu in 2022

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – What are COVID-19 and the Flu? – Signs & Symptoms. – How it Spreads. – If You Become Sick. – Treatment & Prevention. – Standard Precautions and the Client’s Home. Article Contents: 1. What are COVID-19 and the Flu?

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Aveanna’s Home Health, Hospice Business Takes Punches During First Year as Publicly Traded Company

Hospice News

Aveanna Healthcare Holdings, Inc.’s s (NASDAQ: AVAH) hospice and home health segments saw small jumps in the third quarter, but these lagged behind the company’s growth targets. The end of this year’s Q1 marked Aveanna’s first year as a publicly traded organization.

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