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5 Ways to Build Your Network of Nursing Career Allies

Minority Nurse

In the course of your nursing career, you need allies who can support you in elevating and advancing your journey as a professional nurse. Allies are easier to come by than you think, but many nurses don’t think strategically about this important aspect of nursing career development.

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3 Types of Caregiver Anxiety

Sustainable Caregiving

It is helpful to understand the type of caregiver anxiety we are experiencing so that we use the proper techniques to counter the effects. For example, mental anxiety can be aggravated by trying to problem-solve with thoughts.

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Hospice Leaders Call for Overhaul on Regulation

Hospice News

Hospice providers are calling on regulators to change their approaches to enforcement due to the cost burden and the unpredictable nature of the dying process. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S

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Study Finds LED Lighting Cuts Risk of Falls 43 Percent

Daily Nurse

Falls in two long-term care facilities dropped by 43% after installing a dynamic LED lighting program tuned to natural sleep and wake rhythms, according to a study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Midwest Lighting Institute.

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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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Mental Health Nursing Fast-Growing Field With Diverse Possibilities

Nurse.com

Unmet needs for mental health care is creating opportunities for nurses, both new and experienced, in multiple care settings. With the demand for mental health nurses, the possibilities are wide-open, well-paying — and impressively diverse.

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Knocking on doors: How a silent monk became a hospice chaplain

HopeHealth

Denis Lynch was a silent monk for 16 years. Today, he’s a hospice chaplain. Here’s how his path led to HopeHealth, and the lessons along the way. The post Knocking on doors: How a silent monk became a hospice chaplain appeared first on HopeHealth. HopeHealth Blog Hospice Care

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Offering a Vision on Climate Change and Nursing

Daily Nurse

From devastating hurricanes to prolonged droughts to scorching heat waves, climate change wreaks havoc on the planet, with more severe impacts to come. As a nurse, you can expect climate change to affect your work if it hasn’t already.

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A Sacred Grief Ritual (Journey to India, Part 5)

Elaine Mansfield

After a late night drive from the Ramana Ashram to Kanchipuram, Vic and I slept late. When we left our hotel in the morning, hundreds of soldiers in tan uniforms blocked traffic near the Mutt. Thousands of people milled around, looking stunned, whispering and weeping.

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Mass Shootings: Helping Nurses Cope With the Trauma

Nurse.com

It has happened again. On October 22, 2022, workplace violence claimed the lives of two healthcare professionals from Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas.

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Silverstone Hospice’s Pathway to 700% Growth During a Pandemic

Hospice News

Since the company launched in 2020, Founder and CEO Alfonso Montiel had days when he feared Texas-based Silverstone Hospice would not survive. Nearly three years later, Silverstone has grown 700% with no signs of slowing down.

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Nurse of the Week: A Registered Nurse with a Heart of Gold

Daily Nurse

Nurse Malgorzata Rega at Gouverneur Health in New York City approaches each day with energy and passion for her job as a registered nurse.

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October Heroes of The Month

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

We’re honoring more amazing Heroes of the Month this October. These caregivers have shown us all what dedication and compassion look like. They really care for their clients and what they do! Freedom Home Care Hero: Joe Acido.

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Chatting with Nurse Blake, RN and Most Popular Nurse Influencer on SM: Part l

Minority Nurse

Whether you know Nurse Blake from his Facebook videos, podcast , live shows, or cruises, he’s the most popular nurse influencer on social media and a force to be reckoned with! Well, at least helping the nursing community and making nurses laugh. And he’s doing that a lot.

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Hospice, Palliative Care Providers Leverage Education Programs to Attract and Keep Staff

Hospice News

Palliative care and hospice providers are enhancing their staff education programs in an effort to better ensure they have a sustainable workforce. In many companies, a changing of the guard is underway.s More millennials are enter the health care workforce as more baby boomers retire.

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Study Finds Nurses’ Well-being and Sleep Hurt By Understaffing and Shift Work Before the Pandemic

Daily Nurse

Work stressors such as understaffing and shift work hurt nurses’ well-being and sleep—even before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University and Yale University.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

AT Home Care & Hospice

Breast Cancer Awareness Month It’s time to speak up about breast cancer, and the month of October is dedicated to doing just that. As the most common form of cancer, it’s likely that someone in your life whom you care for deeply has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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On the road with a home care physical therapist

HopeHealth

Home care physical therapy meets patients in the intimacy of home, tackling the specific challenges of the environment where they live. A physical therapist shares what it’s like. The post On the road with a home care physical therapist appeared first on HopeHealth. Home Care HopeHealth Blog

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Justice Department Indicts 3 Suspects on Hospice, PPP Fund Fraud

Hospice News

The U.S. Justice Department has indicted three individuals who are linked to California hospices on alleged False Claims Act violations, among other charges.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

It’s time to speak up about breast cancer, and the month of October is dedicated to doing just that. As the most common form of cancer, it’s likely that someone in your life whom you care for deeply has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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The Path to Promoting Health Literacy

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – Find the knowledge. – Understand the knowledge. – Implement the knowledge. – Share the knowledge. – Adapt to find the path forward. Article Contents: 1. Find the knowledge. Understand the knowledge. Implement the knowledge.

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New Prognostic Models for Older Adults: Alex Lee, James Deardorff, Sei Lee

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary. Dr. Faith Fitzgerald once quipped that prognostic modeling is the “punctilious quantification of the amorphous.” She has a point. Prognosis is inherently uncertain.

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Future Leaders Class of 2022: Shradha Aiyer, Vice President, Axxess

Hospice News

Shradha Aiyer, vice president of products at Axxess, has been named a 2022 Future Leader by Hospice News. Future Leaders are individuals nominated by their peers.

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Making the most of precious moments at Diwali

Together for Short Lives

Celebrating moments and special festivals like Diwali are even more important to families caring for a seriously ill child. When time’s short, there is no time to waste. Families with a life-limiting child need to make the most of every moment, creating memories in the time they have together, whether that’s years, months or just […]. The post Making the most of precious moments at Diwali appeared first on Together for Short Lives

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Ep.4: The Top 5 Challenges the Care Industry is Facing—And How Agencies Can Respond

Home Care Pulse

Ep.4: The Top 5 Challenges the Care Industry is Facing—And How Agencies Can Respond Kristen Wheeler, Executive Director of Private Duty at NAHC, identifies five critical issues affecting the industry right now and what providers can do to advocate for change.

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“Emergency Nurses of the Future” Video Series Promotes Healthy Nurse Work Environment Initiative

Daily Nurse

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and dBase Media launched the “Emergency Nurses of the Future” video series to promote its new healthy nurse work environment initiative. The series highlights efforts to support emergency nurses in multiple ways – from developing healthier work environments and encouraging self-care to provide tools and resources that bolster patient care. […].

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Redundancy Key to Avoiding Hidden Red Flags in Hospice Election Statements

Hospice News

Building in redundancies around patient admission processes may help hospices withstand regulatory scrutiny, according to legal experts in the space. Patient eligibility is a frequent focus of hospice audits as regulators sharpen oversight in the industry. In recent years, the U.S.

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A Halloween Ode to Caregiving

Today's Caregiver

Sung to The Addams Family theme music They creep around your house, Ask questions of your spouse, All your plans up they will louse, Your Visiting Family

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Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Information

Minority Nurse

Cybersecurity threats are real, but you can take many steps to help protect your own information. October is designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month and offers excellent resources to help you take steps to make it tougher for anyone to gain your information. Whether it’s keeping patient information private at work or keeping your own personal information away from strangers, you do have control over some of the most common threats.

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Palace of Care – No B t

Palliverse

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash. She hadn’t trusted her daughters and wasn’t keen on medications in general. She had tried to hide how unwell she was. They had wanted to help her but she had felt so unwell that she couldn’t accept their help. Everything had hurt, her head, her skin, even her hair.

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Researchers Build Framework for Pediatric Palliative Care Growth

Hospice News

Researchers have found common threads in efforts to develop sustainable pediatric palliative care for underserved patients and families in need worldwide.

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4 Tips for Getting Urgent Medical Help

Caregiver Support Services

If you have ever experienced shortness of breath, chest pain, of have suffered an injury, you know how scary it can be when urgent medical help is needed. Mapping out exactly where to go during an emergency upfront will save worry and confusion should you need to access emergency care in the future.

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Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Halloween

Today's Caregiver

With Americans getting ready to celebrate Halloween, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering safety tips for family caregivers to protect loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses

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Palace of Care – I’m in charge now

Palliverse

Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash. She had become sleepier over the course of the week. She would still rouse to voice at times. Her eyes would open for a few seconds and then close again. A few days ago she was still talking but her voice became weaker as the days passed.

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Compassus Makes Moves in C-Suite; Workforce Retention at Core of AccentCare’s Leadership Change

Hospice News

New COO Takes Helm at Compassus. Laura Templeton has risen through the ranks at Compassus, recently becoming its new COO and executive vice president. Since joining the company in 2012, Templeton has served as senior vice president and chief of clinical operations.

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The Psychological Effect of a Hospital Stay on Seniors

Caring Senior Service

While time in the hospital can help a senior physically, it can have adverse effects on their mental health. Treatment can turn to trauma. The stress of a hospital stay can ultimately result in a decline of an elderly patient's mental and physical health, slowing down their long-term recovery, well-being, and quality of life. In fact, a 2012 study from Neurology suggested that the risk for cognitive declines more than doubles for seniors after a hospital stay.

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How the Law Protects You From a Lawsuit Before It Begins

Nurse.com

It’s common to assume that, in a lawsuit, the law is always on the side of those to whom you provide care. Although that’s often the case, it’s not always so.