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Home Care Moms: Superheroes on the Homefront

Hearts for Home Care

Home care affects more people beyond the individual who directly receives that care. One reason so many across the US prefer home care over institutional care is that it keeps individuals at home among their friends and loved ones.

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Vulnerable South Carolinians Are at High-Risk of Losing Their Home Care Services

Hearts for Home Care

There are 36,087 medically fragile South Carolina Residents who depend on home care services to live independent, healthy lives in the comfort of their homes. These healthcare services range from the basics of everyday living, to extensive, skilled nursing care.

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Advocacy Efforts Make an Impact During the 2022 Session in North Carolina

Hearts for Home Care

Home care advocates in the Tar Heel state worked at lightning speed this “short” session to ensure home care was a major priority for the General Assembly. Let’s take a look at some of the great advocacy work that elevated home care as a priority: .

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Hearts for Home Care Brings Legislative and Public Awareness to over 43 Million Viewers

Hearts for Home Care

Hearts for Home Care has had a busy year, working to secure public and legislative awareness to home care challenges across the industry. To stay informed on important home care industry news and media updates, please follow Hearts for Home Care Advocacy on Facebook and Twitter !

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Blog Takeover: A Look Back at Georgia’s 2022 Legislative Session

Hearts for Home Care

My name is Cai Yoke and I am part of BAYADA Home Health Care’s Government Affairs team. Hundreds of organizations and advocacy groups like Hearts for Home Care vying to have their issues prioritized. A Victory for Home Care.

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Patient Recognition Week: Celebrating Patients Who Live Their Life to the Fullest Thanks to Home Care

Hearts for Home Care

For thousands of Americans across the country, home care allows them to be contributing members of society, giving them the freedom and independence to live life to the very fullest despite their diagnoses. John Letterman with his home care nurse, North Carolina.

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Amedisys Making Progress on Turnover, Earnings Stability

Hospice News

The company has reduced its nurse turnover rate to the vicinity of 20%, surpassing the industry average, Brian Tanquilut, equity analyst for the investment banking firm Jefferies Financial Group, indicated in a note. Amedisys, Inc.

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Amedisys Subsidiary Contessa Going Full Speed Ahead on Palliative Care JVs

Hospice News

NASDAQ: AMED), which announced its $250 million acquisition of the high-acuity home care company in June of last year. Contessa’s palliative-at-home model continues to demonstrate strong progress and momentum, evidenced by hitting 131% of budgeted engaged member months in the second quarter.”.

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Manager of the Month: Jenanne Rock

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

on the team at Freedom Home Care! Thanks to our all our amazing staff (YOU) our caregivers and nurses and the dedicated office staff that supports our day to day business we are growing and have experienced an amazing 26 years in business. “ Hello!!!

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BAYADA, Manatee Health System Launch Home-Based Care Joint Venture

Hospice News

BAYADA Home Health Care has formed a joint venture with Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) subsidiary Manatee Health System, expanding its reach in Florida. The first came earlier this year with a joint venture that formed Las Vegas-based Valley Health at Home by BAYADA.

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2023 Leader in Training Award-Winners

Home Care Pulse

T he Best of Home Care ® – Leader in Training award recognizes home care agencies that provide specialized care for clients and career growth for caregivers through a commitment to continuous learning. Avila Home Care Bay Nursing, Inc.

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Virtual Legislative Home Visit Shows the Power of Keeping Families Together

Hearts for Home Care

and she now is now bed-bound and paralyzed, relying on high-quality nursing care to receive her nutrition through a feeding tube and to maintain her breathing through a tracheostomy and a ventilator. That type of care would simply not be given somewhere like nursing homes.”.

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Staffing Constraints Dent Amedisys Hospice Segment; MA, JVs Expected to Spur Growth

Hospice News

And our clinical capacity is expanded on both the home health and the hospice side. The home health and hospice provider also has no plans to slow down on acquisitions, citing a robust pipeline of forthcoming deals across each of its business lines.

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Senior Living Options

Home With Help

When a senior or elderly person lives in their own home, this is called aging in place. Others hire an in-home care agency, like Home With Help® to take care of the things they can’t do any longer on their own. Nursing Homes.

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UnityPoint VP Agnew: Educate Patients, Clinicians to Expand Hospice

Hospice News

The nonprofit offers hospice and other community-based services through its UnityPoint at Home segment, which serves both metropolitan and rural communities. We were able to bring her home. She wanted to come home with me, and I was able to get hospice started for her right away.

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What Hospice Pays For

1-800-HOSPICE

Fortunately, Medicare has bundled a hospice benefit that gets families the support and guidance they need, usually in the comfort of home. The primary service in hospice is home nursing to help with preparation, rest, comfort, and symptom management. Intermittent Home Care.

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Hospice Care versus Home Health Care

Shining Light Hospice

The foremost similarity between home based care services is that both types of care are provided to the patient in their own home. Home Health is aimed at patients who need additional care to reach maximum improvement after illness or surgery. What is Home Health?

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Aging Media Announces the Future Leaders Class of 2022

Hospice News

Aging Media”) is pleased to announce the Future Leaders Class of 2022, showcasing the most promising talent in senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice industries. Home Health & Home Care. Skilled Nursing. Aging Media Network, Inc.

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1800HOSPICE Celebrates Home Care and Hospice Month

1-800-HOSPICE

Each November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a difference for the patients and families they serve. This is where home care and hospice come in.

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Medicare Gives Hospice a Larger Pay Raise than Expected, but Less than Needed

1-800-HOSPICE

With the current pandemic causing healthcare labor shortages that are compounded by a general nursing shortage, hospice agencies in every corner of the nation have increasingly experienced unprecedented staffing challenges. Nurse Turnover and Labor Shortages Can Deeply Affect Hospices.

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The Future of Telehealth and Nursing

Nurse.com

Medical institutions across the country are discovering the array of benefits telehealth nursing provides and are incorporating the practice into their operations as quickly as possible. What is Telehealth Nursing? Adoption of Telehealth and Nursing. apply to a telehealth nurse.

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Caring for Medically Complex Children Takes a Village

Nurse.com

Nurses have integral roles in emerging healthcare models aimed at meeting the needs of a growing population of medically complex children. One resource is the medical home model of care for medically complex children. Nurses’ Role With Medically Complex Children.

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Medicare’s Proposed 2023 Raise for Hospice is Only a Third of the Cost-of-Living Increase, Again

1-800-HOSPICE

With the current pandemic causing healthcare labor shortages that are compounded by a general nursing shortage, hospice agencies in every corner of the nation have increasingly experienced unprecedented staffing challenges. The cost of a nurse switching jobs reaches $88,000 per nurse.

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Home Care Has a Distinct Place in the Future of US Healthcare

Hearts for Home Care

States are beginning to make key changes to increase families’ access to home care. Nursing homes and hospital are a necessary part of the healthcare continuum, but COVID has undoubtedly increased the public’s appetite for—and governments’ understanding of—accessible home care.

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Blog Takeover: My Family Hosted a Legislative Home Visit ? You Should Too.

Hearts for Home Care

As he was preparing to be discharged from the hospital, I unfortunately was not aware of any other long-term care option other than a nursing facility, so I made the difficult decision to send him to a facility in Virginia. Greene was sitting in our home having a conversation with us.

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New Year, New Home Care Wishes for 2022

Hearts for Home Care

2021 has been an incredible year for home care advocates, who continued to discover that meeting with legislators and sharing their personal home care stories did not have to occur in-person only. Below, see what home care client Ari A. Home care client in North Carolina.

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What Lessons Have We Learned from the First COVID Surges? Jim Wright & Darrell Owens

GeriPal

Imagine that you are the medical director of a large (>150 bed) nursing home. Two-thirds of the patients in the home now have COVID-19. You’re short on nurses and nurse aids so now you have to help deliver meals.”. We have lost so many nurses.

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Transforming the Culture of Dementia Care: Podcast with Anne Basting, Ab Desai, Susan McFadden, and Judy Long

GeriPal

And he, like many, will begin, really, even him, even my husband, Tom, who’s so socially engaged, will start to get quieter and quieter and stay home more and more. I’m at home, but I’m doing joint assessment with even a geriatrician in complex cases and providing guidance.

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Can I Still See My Doctor While in Hospice?

1-800-HOSPICE

Doctors and nurse practitioners can and should get paid for work they do for patients – even when those patients are enrolled in hospice. “Can I still see my doctor while in hospice?” There is a lot of confusion about this question, even among doctors. The answer is “yes, but with limitations.”

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Stigma-Free Care for Monkeypox: What Nurses Need To Know

Nurse.com

Brian Thomas, RN, CCRN, a travel nurse working at a neuro intensive care unit in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with monkeypox in late June and said it was “pretty horrible.”. As nurses, we all need to talk about the vaccine and make the vaccine available to people who are at risk,” Ramos said.

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Should the OIG Have Suggested Increased Oversight of Hospice-concurrent Payments?

1-800-HOSPICE

That bundled benefit covers all the medications, nursing, equipment, supplies, aide services, and social services a patient should need, so long as it relates to the hospice diagnosis. These include home medical equipment and home pharmacy.

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Palliative care for children: planning and communication

Elizz

What supports are in place: home housekeeping, home nursing, pharmacy access, respite. Do you prefer care to be administered in your home or in the hospital (or hospice, if available) as your child approaches end of life?

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Palliative care for children: planning and communication

Elizz

What supports are in place: home housekeeping, home nursing, pharmacy access, respite. Do you prefer care to be administered in your home or in the hospital (or hospice, if available) as your child approaches end of life?

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Palliative care for children: planning and communication

Elizz

What supports are in place: home housekeeping, home nursing, pharmacy access, respite. Do you prefer care to be administered in your home or in the hospital (or hospice, if available) as your child approaches end of life?

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What Services Does Hospice Provide?

Seasons Hospice

Resident nurses (RN) administer medical services depending on your loved one’s needs. Nurses usually visit once a week to check their patient’s status and make changes to their care regiment.

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Ep. 76: When to Hire On-Call Supervisors for After Hour and Weekend Calls

Home Care Pulse

He’s the CEO of Sunny Days In-home Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John, welcome to the show. I’m excited to get on here and talk to you about home care and yeah, just really looking forward to the, to the discussion today. They get home from work.