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3 ways to improve care management in home care 

AlayaCare

Care management is the bread and butter of home care organizations. Improving care management within your home care organization can increase client satisfaction and quality of care, eliminate unnecessary costs by optimizing workflows and processes to allow staff and caregivers to deliver the best care, and overall increase the efficiency of the entire home care business resulting in growth.

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Hospices Welcome Expanded Chaplain Services Codes, Seek Clarity on Applicability

Hospice News

Hospices are seeking greater clarity on updated Medicare rules that allow hospices to document a broader range of chaplain services on claims. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recently revised three existing items in the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) , eliminating languages that limited their use to the health care arm of the U.S.

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What palliative care means for people living with heart failure

HopeHealth

If you or a loved one is living with heart failure, you don’t have to go it alone. Palliative care helps with everything from everyday questions to long-term plans. The post What palliative care means for people living with heart failure appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Involving the inner circle: Emily Largent, Anne Rohlfing, Lynn Flint & Anne Kelly

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary You know when you walk out of a patient’s room and have that sense, “This isn’t going to go well.” The patient is sick and getting sicker, and refuses to let you talk with family or other members of her inner circle. Should you stop at “no?” Today we talk with Anne Rohlfing, Lynn Flint, and Anne Kelly, authors of a JGIM article on the reasons we shouldn’t stop at “no.

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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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5 effective marketing tactics to help build a strong home care brand

AlayaCare

Home care is an essential part of the healthcare system, providing critical support to people who require assistance and allowing patients more opportunities to make decisions about the care they want to receive in the place they call home. According to IBISWorld , there are over 426,000 home care businesses in the US as of 2023, an increase of 2.3% from 2022.

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OpusCare Launches New Inpatient Hospice Center

Hospice News

OpusCare of Florida recently opened a new inpatient hospice facility near the state’s southern tip. OpusCare received a greenlight to launch the center from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which awarded the organization a certificate of need for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. This made the facility the first freestanding hospice center in that region.

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The Lessons of Jimmy Carter’s Hospice Decision

Solace

On February 18th, the Carter Center announced former president Jimmy Carter was entering hospice and spending time with his family at home. Carter is perhaps the most prominent American to publicly announce his choice of hospice and with it, has publicized this important resource which is often misunderstood. Solace Cremation checked in with several leaders in the end-of-life and hospice arena to gather their views on the lessons he gives us with his choice.

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How Caregiving Takes a Toll on Family Relationships

Caring Senior Service

Caring for an aging parent comes with its own unique set of challenges. However, one challenge that is often overlooked is the impact family caregiving can have on your relationships. Not only will your dynamic with your parent shift, but also your relationships with your siblings, spouse, and kids.

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[UPDATED] Optum Closes $5.4 Billion LHC Group Acquisition

Hospice News

The UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) subsidiary Optum closed its $5.4 billion deal today to acquire LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG). LHC Group this morning notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the deal had been completed and that it would no longer be trading on the NASDAQ. Optum first announced its agreement to purchase the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health and hospice provider in March 2022.

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Deaf Nursing Student Justina Miles Stole the Show at Super Bowl LVII

Daily Nurse

Justina Miles, a nursing student and deaf American Sign Language performer shined brightly at Super Bowl LVII during her energetic signing of lyrics for hard-of-hearing TV viewers as Rihanna performed a 13-minute set during the game’s halftime show.

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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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We Honor Veterans Partner

AT Home Care & Hospice

AT Home Care Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, AT Home Care Hospice has become The post We Honor Veterans Partner appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Can’t We Nurses All Get Along?

Minority Nurse

It is generally agreed that a vast majority of nurses choose the profession because they find fulfillment in being of service to others in their time of need. Compassion, empathy, and kindness are hallmarks of what “nursesness” is all about, and even members of the general public are likely to associate those characteristics with nurses. And by now, we’re all aware that nurses have been at the top of the Gallup poll as the most trusted professionals in the U.S. every year for two decades.

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How April Anthony, Investors Built New Home Health and Hospice Company VitalCaring

Hospice News

VitalCaring Group CEO April Anthony has a track record of building home-based care powerhouses, making her newest venture a company to watch as its emerging brand comes together. The gestation of Texas-based VitalCaring has been years in the works, but it built its clinical foundation around July 2021, when its three principal owners — Anthony and the private equity firms Vistria Group and Nautic Partners — purchased an undisclosed home health agency in Louisiana.

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Survey Cites Value of CTRN Credential

Daily Nurse

Critical thinking, confidence and a sense of pride and accomplishment top the list of benefits of the Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) credential, according to a recent peer-reviewed research article in Air Medical Journal.

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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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Social Workers in Home Health

AT Home Care & Hospice

Social Workers: The Glue of Home Healthcare Social work is a sector within the world of healthcare that is aimed at meeting the basic needs of individuals, families, and communities. Social workers provide support and act as advocates for patients who are working through psychological, health, family, and financial struggles. They can often refer patients The post Social Workers in Home Health appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Why Spiritual Care?

AJN Off the Charts

Staying connected to something greater. Photo courtesy of Pexels/Pixabay. In a world that is constantly asking more of us, how can we stay connected to ourselves, to something greater, to a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives? This question guides most of my work, and my personal practices. Across years of conducting mixed-methods research to explore the role of spirituality among people with cancer, I am constantly presented with ways where our connection to spirit is challenged, and ways

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Why Hospice Providers Are Ready to Spend Big on Technology

Hospice News

Hospice providers have increasingly turned to technology to connect with hard-to-reach patients, streamline back-office functions and stay ahead of the curve on worsening health conditions. Many operators have likewise leveraged tech to better engage employees in hopes of stronger recruitment and retention. The year ahead is likely to bring significantly more technology investment as well, the 2023 Hospice News Outlook Survey and Report suggests.

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Social Workers in Home Health

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

Social Workers: The Glue of Home Healthcare Social work is a sector within the world of healthcare that is aimed at meeting the basic needs of individuals, families, and communities. Social workers provide support and act as advocates for patients who are working through psychological, health, family, and financial struggles. They can often refer patients The post Social Workers in Home Health appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Make Life Easier With a Daily Routine for Seniors With Dementia

Responsive Home Care

Do you ever feel lost or disoriented after waking up from a dream? The dream seemed so real, and it takes a few minutes to regain your bearings. For someone with dementia, this confusion is part of everyday life. Our goal in providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s is to help provide as much stability […] The post Make Life Easier With a Daily Routine for Seniors With Dementia appeared first on Responsive Home Care.

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Overcoming Mission Drift in Your Nursing Career

Nurse Keith's Digital Doorway

Has your nursing career drifted off course? Do you feel that your current career path isn't aligned with your personal or professional mission? You're not alone, and there's something you can do about it. Going Adrift We all choose nursing as a career for a variety of reasons. For some, nursing is simply the prudent career choice in order to put food on the table for our families.

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Key Trend for Hospices to Watch: Managed Care Becomes a Juggernaut

Hospice News

As the health care ecosystem changes, hospices will have to evolve. Going forward, this will likely include more engagement with managed care organizations. Though hospices operate within the dedicated Medicare benefit, market forces in the system at large wield considerable influence on how they operate — including the meteoric rise of managed care.

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Meet The RN Advocating For Disabled Candidates

Diversity Nursing

Applying for a new job can be overwhelming and stressful. For candidates with disabilities, the hiring process can be a disheartening experience. According to the CDC , one in four adults in the U.S. has a disability; the unemployment rate for that community is double that of non-disabled workers. Andrea Dalzell can relate to those who face unjust barriers when searching for employment.

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Why You Need to Focus on Payer Source Diversification in 2023—And How it Can Help You Improve Cash Flow

Home Care Pulse

HCP WEBINAR Why You Need to Focus on Payer Source Diversification in 2023—And How it Can Help You Improve Cash Flow Wednesday March 8th @ 2pm EST Wednesday March 8th @ 2pm EST Wednesday March 8th @ 2pm EST 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min 2:00pm EST | 60 min Are you putting all of your eggs in one basket? When post-acute care businesses integrate a diversified payer mix, there’s substantial room for growth in how your business meets industry demands and delivers superior care.

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Fearless Caregiver Profile: Terry Williams

Today's Caregiver

Join us as we celebrate Fearless Caregivers, Terry Williams, sharing her personal story of caregiving.

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VITAS Expects Recruitment Gains to Spur 2023 Growth, Revenue

Hospice News

Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) subsidiary VITAS Healthcare is banking on improved recruitment and retention to spur upward movement on patient census, admissions and length of stay. The company is leveraging two interventions implemented last year to build forward momentum, its Community Access Initiative and its recruitment and retention bonus program, according to VITAS President and CEO Nick Westfall.

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4 tips for travelling with seniors

Living Assistance Services

Vacations are a tradition for many families, but they can get complicated when very young or elderly relatives are involved. It’s a lot.

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Understanding How Routine Helps Those With Dementia

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

Learn how routine helps those with dementia feel safer and more secure. Have you ever woken up from a dream feeling completely confused? The dream seemed so real, and it takes a few minutes to regain your bearings. For someone with dementia, this disorientation is part of everyday life. Our goal in taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s is to help provide as much stability as possible, and one of the simplest ways to accomplish this is by sticking with a predictable routine.

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The Fresh Air Fund is Looking for You

Daily Nurse

The Fresh Air Fund is hiring summer camp nurses for an experience of a lifetime at The Fund’s sleepaway camps in Fishkill, New York, and in Harriman State Park, New York.

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Pennant Group Retools for Efficiency in Troubled Labor Market

Hospice News

Efficiency will be the name of the game at the Pennant Group (NYSE: PNTG) as the company works to offset labor pressures and a challenging reimbursement environment. Pennant is leveraging technology to combat persistent workforce shortages and the elevated turnover spurred during the pandemic. Providers have increasingly sought methods for streamlining clinical teams’ administrative tasks, for instance, including time spent on documentation.

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Palace of Care – Life Goes On

Palliverse

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash How would it feel to be told that you are going to die? That you will not be able to leave the ICU. That you will not be able to leave the hospital. That you will never be able to return home. You receive a call saying that you will die from your illness within three months. You believe them and prepare for death. You organise your own funeral and your burial plot.

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“Don’t talk your business”: Big and small actions to promote Black Women’s engagement with healthcare.

Evidence-Based Nursing - BMJ blogs

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Clare McFeely RM, BSc, MSc, PhD, PgCAP (@ClareUoG) & Tobi Abedayo RN, BN(Hons) from Nursing & Healthcare School ( @UofGNurse), School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Clare McFeely Image (striped top, glasses) Tobi Abedayo Image (long hair) Black people are more likely to experience mental illness but less likely to access mental health services, than white people.

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Nurse’s Side Gig: Agni NY

Daily Nurse

When nurses have side gigs, they are opportunities that may have fallen into their laps. At other times, the nurse may pursue a specific side gig because it helps them out personally. Thureiyya Rodriguez, DHA, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse, is the founder of Agni NY, a Black female-owned, artisanal holistic shop based in New York City.

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Understanding Policymakers’ Frame of Reference Crucial to Hospice, Palliative Care Advocacy

Hospice News

Axxess founder and CEO John Olajide discovered a passion for both business and technology at an early age, and in time, saw opportunities to leverage those interests to help modernize health care. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olajide’s first job involved handling money for his family’s wholesale and retail distribution business. Consequently, matters of management and finance were a frequent topic of dinner-table conversations among his parents and siblings.

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Palace of Care – Everyone’s Crying

Palliverse

Photo by Stormseeker on Unsplash This hospice place is nicer than the hospital. It’s noisy in the hospital. People rush around. They only let me stay a little bit. What’s going on? Something is wrong. Dad’s crying again. Louder this time. Why are my Uncles and Aunties crying too? Why is Poppa crying? I’ve never seen him cry before. Nanna is crying too.

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