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Set the Table for Improved Caregiver Recruitment and Retention

Corecubed Care Marketing Solutions

Much of home care marketing involves using content to showcase how your agency helps seniors and family caregivers in need of support at home. After all, targeting clients is essential for a growing business.

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Changing Hospice Conversation Key to Improving Caregiver Support

Hospice News

Support for family caregivers of seriously ill patients is both limited and fragmented, but changing the conversation about the end of life could fill some of the gaps.

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12 Types of Nursing Certifications and What They Mean for Student Nurses

Daily Nurse

Nursing certifications are essential to provide the best possible care for your patients. There are many different types of certifications, and each one offers a different set of skills and knowledge. By being certified, you can show your patients that you are a competent and qualified nurse.

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2022 Happy Healthy Caregiver Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Healthy Caregiver

Now, I know you might be thinking, “It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, why is she putting out a Holiday Gift Guide?”

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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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Grief, Loss, and Well-Being Debriefing: Vickie Leff, Matthew Loscalzo, Craig Blinderman

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary. Health care professionals are human, and as humans we experience loss both in and out of work.

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Hospices Likely to Ramp Up Behavioral Health Investments

Hospice News

Behavioral health care is a rising star in health care in terms of growth and demand, and the trend is leading some hospices to invest in the space. Several considerations are driving their growing interest.

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Depression and Dementia

Comforcare Home Care

Depression is common in people with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Dementia can cause some of the same symptoms as depression and depression can be an early warning sign of possible dementia. Depressed elderly may not feel sad.

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What is a CNA? Job Description and Career Guide

Daily Nurse

A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, provides basic care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities. There is a demand for CNAs in all 50 states, so the job outlook is good. Demand for CNAs in All 50 States The U.S.

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Enhabit Battles Workforce Pressures, Stays Bullish on Hospice M&A

Hospice News

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) slowed its growth trajectory during the third quarter due to labor headwinds and some state licensing delays for its de novos. The t home health and hospice provider spun off from Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) in July.

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How Nurses Can Improve Women’s Healthcare

Minority Nurse

As modern healthcare workers, today’s nurses have to wear many hats. However, the top priority remains the same — supporting the health and safety of their patients.

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High Peaks Hospice celebrates 35 years by looking back at their beginning

High Peaks Hospice

Ann Merkel and some of the group of original High Peaks Hospice founders gathered to create a video to document the story of High Peaks Hospice’s beginnings. We invite you to watch the video below and leave your comments.

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS?

Elder Care Matters

IS IT TIME TO UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS? It may be time to contact your estate planning attorney if it has been a while since you updated (or reviewed) your estate plan.

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Humana Set Sights on Value-Based Expansion Following Kindred Hospice Sale

Hospice News

As the dust settles from its divestiture of Kindred at Home’s hospice and personal care segments, Humana Inc. NYSE: HUM) seeks to further expand into value-based care as both a provider and a payer. Humana in August completed its $2.8

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Chatting with Nurse Blake, RN and Most Popular Nurse Influencer on SM: Part 2

Minority Nurse

Have you read Part 1 of our interview with popular nurse influencer and nursing advocate Nurse Blake? Well, if not, read that here before reading Part 2. 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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How to Create a Culture of Gratitude

Healthy Workforce Institute

November is National Gratitude Month , although many healthcare professionals don’t feel so…well…grateful. We get it – between the pandemic and nursing shortage, we understand why there is a reluctance to embrace a culture of gratitude this year.

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Your Nursing Career Mitochondria

Daily Nurse

Mitochondria are the energy-producing powerhouses within each cell of our bodies, synthesizing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for us around the clock. In terms of your nursing career, what are the mitochondria that power your engine? What impetus, desires, goals, or motivations drive you forward?

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Empath Health Expands With De Novo, Veterans’ Adult Day Center

Hospice News

The Florida-based nonprofit Empath Health has expanded with a new multi-service location as well as an adult day center oriented around the needs of veterans. The de novo, located in Florida’s Hillsborough County, initially will house a branch of the Empath affiliate Suncoast Hospice.

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Best Practices In Caring For Patients With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Diversity Nursing

Patients with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) have unique needs. It is important Nurses know how to properly provide care, and make health care more accessible for this population. An IDD, includes many severe, chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments.

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Hospice Nurses Take a Holistic Approach to Dementia Care

Nurse.com

For patients with dementia, the treatment goals are to manage symptoms and maintain function and quality of life. This can only be achieved if care teams, including hospice nurses, know the latest evidence-based strategies for dementia care.

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Nurse of the Week: Florida Nurse Helps Man After Collapsing During Funny Girl Performance

Daily Nurse

Nicole Horochowski, a nurse from Florida, was the true star of the hit Broadway musical Funny Girl after helping a man who collapsed during the performance. Last week Horochowski was a Broadway star, and this week she’s our Nurse of the Week.

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Interim Healthcare Opens 15 New Locations in 2022

Hospice News

With 15 de novos under its belt thus far in 2022, Caring Brands International (CBI) subsidiary Interim HealthCare Inc. has plans to open two more in undisclosed locations before the year wraps. Florida-based Interim Health has a current footprint that spans across 42 states nationwide.

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NHPCO Recognizes National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

NHPCO

For Immediate Release. October 31, 2022 . Meeting You Where You Are. Alexandria, VA) – The beginning of November marks the start of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (HAPCM).

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Increasing Social Engagement for Introverted Seniors

Responsive Home Care

Brace yourself! The holidays are here. Many people may love the frantic pace of parties and celebrations, but there are others who balk at the thought of stepping out of their comfort zone and into more intensive social obligations.

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Nurse Residency Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Earns Prestigious Re-accreditation from CCNE 

Daily Nurse

The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Grief Care Platform Betterleave Expanding Via New Hospice-Partnership Model

Hospice News

The grief care tech platform Betterleave is expanding with a new hospice-partnership model that augments its employee-benefit business.

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Think Tank Addresses Nurse Staffing and Working Conditions

Nurse.com

Nurses leaving the bedside isn’t a new issue. But over the past two years, hospitals have seen nurse staffing reach critical levels.

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How to Take Control of Your Agency’s Finances in 5 Minutes Per Month

Home Care Pulse

Article Contents: – Introduction. – How Did We Do? – Are We Breaking Even? – What Else Is Important? Article Contents: 1. How Did We Do? Are We Breaking Even? What Else Is Important?

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American Diabetes Month

AT Home Care & Hospice

November is American Diabetes Month When you hear the word “diabetes”, chances are it hits home on some level. It may be a loved one, a parent, a friend, or yourself who is living with this disease. They are just one of 34 million Americans living with a diabetes diagnosis.

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Addus Orients M&A Strategy Away From Hospice, Towards Home Health, Personal Care

Hospice News

Addus HomeCare Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ADUS) is shifting its M&A strategy away from hospice deals to focus on its home health and personal care businesses.

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Holiday Season Tips for Seniors: Travel and More

Always Best Care Senior Services

The holidays are here, and for many families around the U.S., that means family gatherings and gift-giving galore. While the holidays are a great time for seniors to connect with family, exercise routines are often disrupted for shopping excursions and rich holiday meals replace important diet needs. Throw in worries associated with traveling, flu season, and COVID-19, and it’s easy to see why some seniors suffer though the holiday season.

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MEDICARE PART B PREMIUMS TO DECREASE IN 2023

Elder Care Matters

Medicare Part B Premiums to Decrease in 2023 For the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that Medicare beneficiaries will enjoy a lower premium in 2023.

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Sallie Tisdale Witnesses ‘State of Grace’ in Dementia

Solace

“I want to push against the blanket belief that dementia is always a disaster for the person with dementia, that the outcomes are always terrible, that tragedy is the only option we have for thinking about it,” palliative care nurse and author Sallie Tisdale explained in a powerful talk at the End Well conference in San Francisco a few years ago.

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NAHC President Dombi: Hospices Face Stricter Oversight in 2023

Hospice News

Regulators have been keeping an increasingly close watch on hospice providers, and this may intensify in 2023. Moving into next year, hospices have a spectrum of crucial issues on their plates. The U.S.

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Dying: Being in Control (Research, Hospice Story)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Are you ready to die? Because I have been a hospice volunteer many years, people sometimes assume that my patients and I talk about death a lot. We don't. But death-related discussions are important parts of advanced care planning and palliative care. S ome people also assume my volunteer visits must be depressing because no one really wants to die. Wrong again. Some of my patients have stated they looked forward to death and gave reasons that had nothing to do with depression.

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7 Ways Pets Can Positively Impact your Well-being

Caregiver Support Services

Did you know that pets can positively impact your overall well-being? In fact, studies suggest that owning a pet can provide numerous health benefits, including reducing stress levels, improving heart health, and helping to fight depression.

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Palace of Care – Struggle

Palliverse

Photo by Logan Fisher on Unsplash. You’re really breathless.”. Yeah. Trying. Down.”. Hard to swallow too?”. You’re working hard to breathe. You’re having to shrug your shoulders up.”. Yeah, Mum’s like that in the morning. She’s better in the afternoon.”. “I’m

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