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VA Study Finds 95% Increase in Palliative Care Utilization When Patients Have Access to Social Workers

Hospice News

Patients are more likely to receive palliative care if they can access social workers through their primary care providers, Veterans Health Administration (VA) research has found. These findings suggest that social workers may increase access to and/or use of palliative care.”.

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Hospice Social Worker position available

High Peaks Hospice

High Peaks Hospice has an immediate opening for a Hospice Social Worker in our northern catchment area. The Social Worker provides concrete social work services and actively participates in developing patient/family care plans.

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The Art of Servicing Others: Celebrating Hospice Social Workers.

Hospice 101

March is Social Workers Appreciation Month! I wanted to take a moment to especially recognize and honor a specific group of Social Workers that make an enormous difference in the end-of-life journey: Our Hospice Social Workers! Hospice Social Workers Make a Difference. Hospice Social Workers use all of the above qualities to guide patients and their loved ones gracefully and respectfully through the end of life.

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Social Workers Leaving Hospice, Health Care in Record Numbers

Hospice News

Hospice have lost social worker employees at a faster rate than any health care setting in the care continuum. . Social workers have left the health care field at record-high rates during the pandemic, according to data from the Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker.

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Celebrating Social Worker Month – March 2022

High Peaks Hospice

High Peaks Hospice Celebrates National Social Worker Month from March 1-31st. Hospice Social Worker. As a hospice social worker, it is common to have conversations that revolve around anticipatory grief. Hospice Social Worker.

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Social Workers as Leaders on Palliative Care Teams: A Podcast with Barbara Jones

GeriPal

In day-to-day practice, It’s hard to imagine providing excellent hospice or palliative care services without access to a team social worker. But are we really taking full advantage of ALL social workers have to offer our field? We need social work’s voice in here.

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What is the Role of a Hospice Social Worker?

Sahara Hospice Care

A hospice social worker offers many qualities in which helps support the process of hospice. Learn more about the role of a hospice social worker. What is a social worker? Duties of a social worker.

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Hospice Social Worker Nathan Yemane Honors His Father’s Legacy of Service, Episode 133

The Heart of Hospice

Hospice social worker Nathan Yemane is meeting the needs of his community by opening the first black-owned hospice agency in Washington State and carrying on his father’s legacy of service. Nathan grew up in Washington, has his masters in Social Work, and in 2013 obtained his clinical license in social work. He has worked in … Continue reading "Hospice Social Worker Nathan Yemane Honors His Father’s Legacy of Service, Episode 133".

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Hospice News’ Top 10 Stories of 2022

Hospice News

1 Social Workers Leaving Hospice, Health Care in Record Numbers (July 11). One seldom-discussed aspect of this year’s pervasive labor shortage was the number of social workers who had left the field.

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Palliative Care Social Worker Infographic

Pallimed

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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).

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On the Value of Social Work in Palliative Care

Pallimed

by Vickie Leff ( @VickieLeff ) Another year, another study proving the value of the palliative care social worker. This adds to what we already knew: involvement of social work impacts quality of care and patient satisfaction (Auerbach, 2007; O’Donnell et al.,

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Congress Takes Up Bill to Expand Advance Care Planning

Hospice News

In enacted, the Improving Access to Advance Care Planning Act would permit social workers to conduct ACP services, remove co-pays and patient fees, and promote provider education about associated billing codes. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.)

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Break Down Advance Care Planning Barriers

Hospice News

Currently, the scope of “eligible providers” of these services is limited to clinicians, specifically physicians, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, along with clinical social workers. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.)

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Planning for a Successful Hospital Discharge | Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service

But when the time comes to leave the hospital, it's easy to become overwhelmed with instructions from doctors, nurses, and social workers. When a loved one is in the hospital, all you can think about is getting them well enough to go home.

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Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month

Interim HealthCare Inc.

Every November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve

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Jill Johnson-Young Discusses Intimacy at End of Life, Episode 131

The Heart of Hospice

We’re having an open, honest discussion with hospice social worker and author Jill Johnson-Young about intimacy during a serious illness. As a hospice social worker, Jill has seen what it’s like for terminally ill patients and their partners … Continue reading "Jill Johnson-Young Discusses Intimacy at End of Life, Episode 131".

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Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Shirley Otis Green

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Trained as a social worker, Shirley has been an oncology and palliative social worker. She was co-editor fo the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. Trained as a social worker, Shirley has been an oncology and palliative social worker. She was co-editor fo the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. She is a consultant in palliative care. She serves as faculty within the Master’s program at University of Maryland.

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Episode 46: The LGBT community and Palliative Care

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Nancy Eddy is a social worker with the palliative telehealth program at MedStar in Baltimore and Washington. Nancy Eddy is a social worker with the palliative telehealth program at MedStar in Baltimore and Washington.

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Second Season Episode 33: A Conversation with Cathy Siebold on the early years of the Hospice movement

Hospice Chaplaincy

Saul Ebema talks with Dr. Cathy Siebold- a legendary social worker, psychotherapist and social movement theorist. Cathy Siebold is also Continue Reading. Podcast death and dying Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Capital Caring Health to Expand Home-Based Primary Care Service

Hospice News

The grant will also support efforts to address social determinants of health, according to Dr. Heidi Young, associate chief medical officer for Capital Caring and medical director of the Primary Care at Home program.

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How to Provide Quality Hospice Care for LGBTQ+ Families, Episode 139

The Heart of Hospice

Hospice social worker and grief counselor Jill Johnson-Young is sharing wisdom and her perspective on end of life care for the LGBTQ+ community. Just like every other patient and caregiver, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their caregivers want to feel safe and be treated with respect during their end of life experience. Although it’s … Continue reading "How to Provide Quality Hospice Care for LGBTQ+ Families, Episode 139".

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The Biggest Barriers to Hospice Recruiting

Hospice News

Strategies revealed in the study include increasing the amount of social workers and re-allocating non-clinical responsibilities, such as scheduling, to other areas of the organization.”. Hospice worker wage and salary increases ranged from 3% to 6% during the last two years.

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Wages Rising for Hospice Workers; Aides See 9.09% Increase

Hospice News

Medical social workers saw an average 4.07% hourly increase, but in terms of productivity tended to have larger caseloads, with a national average of 29.15 The post Wages Rising for Hospice Workers; Aides See 9.09% Increase appeared first on Hospice News.

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Endorsement of Improving Access to Advance Care Planning Act

NHPCO

Providers that facilitate those conversations, including social workers, should be valued for the work they do.

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Homeland at Home Launches Community-Based Palliative Care Program

Hospice News

The provider’s palliative care team includes a physician medical director, social worker and nurse practitioners who now offer in-home palliative care to adult patients 18 and older facing a serious illness. “As

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How an Advance Care Planning Bill Could Impact Hospice and Medicare

Hospice News

If enacted, the legislation would remove co-pays and patient fees for advance care planning (ACP) services, allow social workers to conduct these conversations, expand provider education about associated billing codes, and improve reporting on barriers to ACP utilization.

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End of Life Questions to Ask – Part 1

Hospice Promise

Ana Rogers, one of our fantastic Social Workers, shares a few questions she likes to ask patients at the start of their end-of-life journey. Talking about death is a difficult conversation to have with your loved ones.

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EdenHill Senior Living Communities Starts In-House Hospice Business

Hospice News

The EdenHospice team includes a hospice physician, director of nursing, chaplain, social worker, aides and volunteers. Texas-based senior living provider EdenHill Communities recently expanded to offer hospice services.

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Not All Hospice Providers Are the Same

Hospice Promise

What services can we expect from nurses, social workers, therapists, hospice aides, chaplains, and volunteers? Finding the right Hospice care provider can be overwhelming. We always recommend making a list of questions to ensure your expectations match the services provided.

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Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Terry Altilio, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Trained as a social worker, Ms. Atilio has been a leader in social work. She was PDIA scholar and a MayDay Fellow and led the development of the role of social work in pain management. She co-edited the Textbook of Palliative Social Work. Trained as a social worker, Ms. Atilio has been a leader in social work. She was PDIA scholar and a MayDay Fellow and led the development of the role of social work in pain management.

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Palliative Researcher Oliver: Family Caregivers Are Also Patients

Hospice News

The second one we’re testing is an online educational and social support intervention. I was a hospice manager, and I had the philosophy, first, that social workers are a lot cheaper than nurses. I propose that is the social worker.

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FREE Virtual Workshop - Understanding Sleep & Dementia: Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

Comforcare Home Care

RNs, LPNs, Social Workers and Certified Case Managers - will receive 1 continuing education credit. You are invited.

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Episode 33 - Horses are Made to Be Horses: PalCare Lays the Foundation for Person-Centered Care

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

List to Shirley Otis-Green, palliative care social worker extraordinaire discuss “Horses are Made to Be Horses: How Palliative Care Lays the Foundation for Person-Centered Care.” List to Shirley Otis-Green, palliative care social worker extraordinaire discuss “Horses are Made to Be Horses: How Palliative Care Lays the Foundation for Person-Centered Care.”

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Discrimination Fears Deter LGBTQ+ Patients From Advance Care Planning

Hospice News

Even the phrase “cultural competence” itself may be an oversimplification, according to Joseph Bleiberg, lead licensed social worker with the hospice care team at VNS Health.

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Hospices Need a ’Huge Catapult’ to Replenish Workforce

Hospice News

Hospice and palliative care need greater recognition among disciplines across the board, beyond medicine and nursing, according to Eunju Lee, palliative care social worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Federal Legislation Would Create National Strategy on Grief

Hospice News

This would include social workers, grief counselors, and chaplains, among others. Featured Legislation Regulation Hospice Action Network National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care NetworkJoe Morelle (D-N.Y.)

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The Role of Social Work in Hospice

Hope Hospice

One professional on the team is your medical social worker. What is the role of social work in hospice? Hope Hospice’s Veronica Martin, MSW, ASW, explains: A social worker is part of the hospice care team. Blog Hospice social work

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Choose a Hospice that Best Meets Your Needs

Hospice Promise

We utilize an interdisciplinary approach of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, hospice aides, volunteers, spiritual, and bereavement counselors. Finding a Hospice that provides comfort and the care you desire is vital.

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The Care Team Steps into Indiana with 1st Care Acquisition

Hospice News

The Care Team offers home-based care that includes hospice, nursing and occupational, physical and speech therapy services, as well as medical social workers.

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Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Clinicians Face High Burnout Risk

Hospice News

Coping with “anticipatory grief” can be amplified among pediatric palliative and hospice clinicians, which could be contributing to higher risk of burnout, according to Debbie Vallandingham, director of social work and grief care services at Angela Hospice.

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Help for Your Grieving Heart Series Wrap Up with Gabby Jimenez, Heartbeat Episode 281

The Heart of Hospice

We’re wrapping up our Grief Series in collaboration with Gabby Jimenez of The Hospice Heart, featuring social workers Isabel Stenzel and Lisa Pahl of The Death Deck. After discussing prolonged grief, helping children manage grief, and dealing with grief for someone while still providing care for someone else, we’ve grown in our understanding of how … Continue reading "Help for Your Grieving Heart Series Wrap Up with Gabby Jimenez, Heartbeat Episode 281".

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VITAS Community Access Program Spurs Upward Trend, but Staffing, COVID Headwinds Still Sting

Hospice News

The company has instituted a hiring and retention bonus strategy focused primarily on nurses, nurse managers, home health care aides, and social workers, which includes payments to employees ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.

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