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Comparing Hospice Telephone Triage Providers

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Nursing turnover is one of the greatest challenges in the hospice industry today. To bridge the gap, hospice providers look to telephone triage companies to take calls when the office is closed: weeknights, weekends and holidays. A telephone triage service … more


3 No-Cost Ways to Keep Home Health Staff Happy

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With all the financial pressures faced by the hospice industry these days, it’s refreshing to hear news that doesn’t have a large price tag attached to it. The high turnover rate for home health workers is a big problem, but … more


Creating an Effective Emergency Operations Plan for Your Hospice

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The Joint Commission recently moderated a panel discussion on emergency preparation for home health leaders. The panel represented several segments of the industry: home health, hospice, DME, pharmacy, and non-medical providers including national, regional and local providers. They discussed key … more


6 Key Strategies for Managing Change in the Hospice Industry

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Winston Churchill had a great quote about change that hospice administrators should take to heart: “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” —Winston Churchill The hospice and palliative care industry must be well … more


The Hidden Cost of Staffing Weekend Hospice Care

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Google “hospice weekend shifts” and you’ll see pages and pages of hospice care providers looking for extra help. The challenge hospice providers face is to find professional staff who can provide professional support, patient and family education, determine the necessity … more


National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

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As hospice professionals, we have seen firsthand how difficult it is for family members who struggle to make decisions about critical or end-of-life-care for their loved ones—especially when they are unsure what their loved one would have wanted. And, unfortunately, … more


Statistics Every Hospice Administrator Should Know

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Since 2000, the hospice industry has experienced unprecedented growth. So where are we, in 2015, as an industry? We’ve reviewed the latest statistics from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Medicare, and a study of team attitudes and … more


Meet the AfterHours Team at 2015 NHPCO MLC!

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The Annual NHPCO Management and Leadership Conference is only three weeks away – and we are looking forward to one of the best opportunities of the year to meet the leading professionals in the home health and hospice industry. About the … more


Participate in Hospice Study

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Call For Hospice Expertise After-hours care can be one of the most challenging aspects of hospice administration—but few studies focus exclusively on the industry’s weekend and evening care standards. Without this critical data, it can be difficult for hospice administrators … more


Tips to Fight Nursing Burnout

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In our last post, you learned how to recognize symptoms of nursing burnout. Today we will present tips on how to fight burnout. According to the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association, the hospice care field is facing a critical shortage … more


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