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24-Hour vs Live-In Care | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

If an aging loved one requires constant companionship and assistance, you may be considering around-the-clock care. Both 24-hour care and live-in care provide the level of support that a senior may need, so what’s the difference? And which one is best for the senior?

More Medical Schools Investing in Palliative Care Education

Hospice News

Palliative care education programs are gaining speed regionally, leading some to hope for a “domino effect” that would spur further growth.


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How RN Went From Nursing School, To Rock Bottom, Then Back Again

Daily Nurse

Kimberly Van Raay is a U.S. Army Veteran and registered nurse with professional experience.

Understanding the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Accessible Home Health Care

September marks World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This means our focus this month should be on further understanding what Alzheimer’s Disease is and how it compares to dementia. Knowing the difference between the two can help you ensure your loved ones get the best care possible.

AlayaCare Announces New Chief Product and Technology Officer


Andrew McDonald joins home-based care SaaS technology provider in new C-suite position to drive growth and digital transformation for the home care industry to deliver better technology for better outcomes.

How an Advance Care Planning Bill Could Impact Hospice and Medicare

Hospice News

Recent federal advance care planning legislation could give health care providers and policymakers a greater girth of goal-concordant care at the end of life, but may face opposition due to potential costs. Last week U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.)

What it’s like to fly with my brother, a quadriplegic

Happy Healthy Caregiver

A guest post written for Happy Healthy Caregiver by Audrey Goral In June 2019, my twin brother Cory sustained a high-level spinal cord injury from diving into the Colorado River. His world turned upside down and so did mine.

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Palliative care for patients with Parkinson’s disease


I often work in a palliative consultation service, and we are seeing more patients with chronic neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease that causes tremors (shaking), slowness of movement and stiffness. It can cause changes in facial expression so that people look expressionless. and changes in handwriting and speech too.

HHS Unveils National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Hospice News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers to assist those who care for seriously ill loved ones.

Certified Lactation Counselor Relies on Evidence-based Research to Help New Moms Make Informed Decisions

Daily Nurse

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University and credited my education at NSU for playing a significant role in my successful nursing career. My education exposed me to many different specialty types during my clinicals and courses.

Geriatric Nursing: A Specialty in Need

As the U.S. population ages, geriatric nurses and nurse practitioners (NPs) can make an impact. The need for geriatric nurses can be explained simply by looking at data highlighting an aging United States.

Avoiding the Uncanny Valley in Serious Illness Communication: Josh Briscoe


Summary Transcript Summary. Have you ever had that moment when talking to a patient, when you realized that the phrase you just uttered, which you’ve uttered a hundred times before, came out rote and scripted? Maybe some phrase you learned from a prominent podcast or VitalTalk?

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Hospice M&A Going Strong, But Non-Medical Home Care a Rising Star

Hospice News

While hospice and home health M&A continue to burgeon, non-medical home care is starting to slip out from under their shadows. Deal volume for non-medical home care companies outstripped that for hospice or home health during the first half of the year.

HCP and HHAeXchange Expand Their Partnership with Seamless Integration to Improve the Client and Care Worker Experience

Home Care Pulse

R EXBURG, Idaho, September 21, 2022— HCP ?and? HHAeXchange ?announced announced that they’ve expanded their integration partnership, connecting HHAeXchange’s provider software with HCP’s? experience management ?and? training ?services. services. and HOLLIBLU Join Together To Grow Nurse Community recently announced its acquisition of HOLLIBLU, a social networking app for nurses, as a joint effort to expand and cultivate the nurse community. . The app is known for its commitment to supporting, connecting, and engaging nurses.

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Health Concerns That Can Cause Negative Mood Changes in a Senior

Responsive Home Care

Everyone goes through good days and bad days, and everyone is entitled to negative thinking or irritability every now and then. If you are caring for an older adult who appears to have fallen into a routine of continual negativity and complaining, there could be a reason for it.

U.S. Senate Takes Up Supporting Our Seniors Act

Hospice News

Jackey Rosen (D-N.V.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) have introduced a bill that would establish a national committee to study long-term care in the United States. .

Nurse of the Week: Nurse Educator Becomes a Nursepreneur to Change the Game for New Nurses

Daily Nurse

“It’s time for a Nursing Revolution!” says nurse educator Farah Laurent, International Nurse Coach, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, NPD-BC, TCRN, CPEN, CEN.

Will a Good Samaritan Law Protect You for Providing Mutual Aid?

A reader submitted a question about their state’s Good Samaritan law. He said that where he lived, many individuals could not get the health care they needed, especially those without medical insurance.

Senior Health Issues That Can Cause Changes in Mood

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

Certain senior health issues can cause a negative shift in mood for older loved ones. We all have bad days and good days, and we are all entitled to a little negative thinking or crankiness every once in a while.

HAP Foundation Launches to Research and Advance Hospice, Palliative Care

Hospice News

The HAP Foundation has officially begun operations. The foundation is an independent, nonprofit hospice and palliative care research and advocacy organization.

How to Transition Into a Career in Medical Sales

Daily Nurse

Changing careers is often exhilarating and terrifying, especially after being in the same profession and sector for so long. Making a significant professional transition might raise hundreds of questions and concerns.

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Frontier Nursing University Names Dr. Paula Alexander-Delpech Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Minority Nurse

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) named Dr. Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, as its Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO).

The Path to Successfully Navigating OASIS-E, Begin With the End in Mind!

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Where to begin? – What mountaintop are you aiming for? – Why the change? I like my current path; it’s tried and true! – How does this change help me? – It matters who’s leading the way! – Get help navigating to the summit.

Health Systems Expanding Into Hospice Could Disrupt Competitive Playing Field

Hospice News

As health and hospital systems show a growing interest in home-based care, the competitive landscape for hospices could change — both in terms of market share and staff recruitment. .

Decluttering the Decades

Chicago Caregiving

Make a plan to ease the organization process when a parent passes away. Grief has no timeline. Everyone grieves in their own way and at their own pace.

I think therefore I am? – Communication Skills for Serious Illness Conversations


A little bird told me that a great combination if you are wanting to improve your communication skills when it comes to palliative care situations is to check out the resources below. The Serious Illness Conversation Guide can provide you guidance and structure for conversations.

A matter of wellness: Why health workers need a Professional Pause


Healthcare work is a special calling, with unique emotional demands. To support employees, HopeHealth launched Professional Pause. These monthly “well-being debriefings” use a simple, powerful technique to prevent burnout.

Hospices Can Adapt Health System, ACO Strategies on Community Partnerships

Hospice News

Hospices seeking to build stronger relationships with other community-based organizations may be able to adapt some of the strategies that health systems and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have implemented.

5 things to do when your loved one is resistant to hospice care

Three Oaks Hospice

Starting a conversation with a terminally ill loved one about hospice can be difficult. This can be one of the hardest parts of their journey, so it is not unusual to see them shut down the conversation and resist the idea of transitioning to hospice care.



Photo by Stainless Images on Unsplash. I have spoken previously about impermanence, but it is good to be reminded of it because it is the very nature of everything, and we suffer if we don’t accept that. We try to fight or deny impermanence because we see it in a negative way – change and death.

A Career In NICU Nursing

Diversity Nursing

If you're interested in joining the Nursing field, or changing your Nursing Specialty, you'll want to learn more about which Specialty is the right fit for you. Looking to make a difference in the lives of infants and their families? Neonatal Nursing may be the perfect career choice.

Future Leaders Class of 2022: Four Seasons CEO Millicent Burke-Sinclair

Hospice News

Millicent Burke-Sinclair, president and CEO of the hospice and palliative care provider Four Seasons, has been named a 2022 Future Leader by Hospice News. Future Leaders are individuals nominated by their peers.

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Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work Degree Program Receives Initial Accreditation by the CSWE Commission

Daily Nurse

Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program receives Initial Accreditation through 2030 by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA).

Palace of Care – Requested Letter


Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash. This was a first for me in my 23 year medical career. My patient’s family requested we write a letter to be read out at the funeral. To our dear patient and their lovely family, Thank you for allowing us the privilege of looking after you.

AlayaCare Named Among Canada’s Top Growing Companies in Globe and Mail 2022 Report on Business


Home-based care technology company places No.63 of 430 companies ranked on 740% three-year revenue growth.

Agape Care Launches Georgia De Novo

Hospice News

Agape Care Group has launched a de novo in Milledgeville, Georgia. . The South Carolina-based hospice provider is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners.

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