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Did You Know: One App Can Solve 3 Major Home Health Headaches

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In the home health and hospice industry, our services are incomplete without a compassionate human touch. But the human touch can also lead to human error: 1) inefficient protocols, 2) nurse fatigue and turnover, and 3) inaccessible over-the-phone support. These … more


How To Avoid Hospice Survey Deficiencies

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The surveys established as a result of the IMPACT Act are coming and before your hospice can pass with flying colors, it will help hospice administrators to know where others have failed. Key to understanding the pitfalls is the Centers … more


Hospice Nursing: Keys to Caring

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The latest statistics from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Medicare, and a study of team attitudes and relationships in hospice care (the STAR study) pinpoint the Keys to Caring for hospice nurses today.


Book Review: To Comfort Always: A Nurse’s Guide to End-of-Life Care

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Caring for terminal patients and their families isn’t an easy job. Hospice nurses are experts, of course, but nurses who are not skilled in hospice or palliative care may feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with managing a patient who is dying. … more


The Good News & Bad News For Home Health Jobs

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The growing population of elderly patients in need of home health, hospice or palliative care, combined with the government healthcare mandate for employers, is a one-two punch that is forcing hospice care providers to do more with less. The good … more


Mentoring New Hospice Nurses: What They Need to Know

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At the Management Leadership Conference for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in April, one of the lunch sessions focused on Nurse Case Manager Mentorship. Mentorship is vital to retain new nurses and helping new nurses grow in … 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 Nurses Week May 6-12

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Last week (May 6-12) was National Nurses Week celebrating the role nurses play in our communities, our families and our lives. May 12 was Florence Nightingale’s birthday, so it’s only fitting that the American Nurses Association chose the founder of … 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


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