Social work staffing may increase access, use of palliative care
Jan 05, 2023
Intervention to increase social work staffing on primary care teams serving rural veterans tied to increased use of palliative care following hospitalization
Hospice utilization spiked first year of pandemic, NHPCO finds
Dec 20, 2022
The number of hospice patients grew 6.8% to 1.72 million eligible Medicare beneficiaries in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHPCO: Hospice hesitancy persists among racial, gender groups
Dec 15, 2022
Black and Latino adults are less likely than whites to be aware that hospice is a benefit under Medicare.
Lump of coal? MedPAC recommends trimming 7% to home health, 20% to hospice rates in 2024
Dec 12, 2022
Home health and hospice providers slammed the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Friday for playing Grinch in its recommendations to cut base payment rates for both home health and hospice agencies...
Canadian EMTs offer a model for in-home healthcare
Dec 09, 2022
Canada could provide a roadmap for the United States as it moves more healthcare into the home
Should you add palliative care as a transitional care program?
Amy Rose, RN, MSN
Nov 17, 2022
Home healthcare organizations considering adding a transitional palliative care program should first evaluate their current census.
Champion of family caregivers stresses need for support
Nov 14, 2022
When it comes to end-of-life care, Debra Parker Oliver, PhD, knows a thing or two. She not only analyzes the field as a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, but she also...
New screening tool determines who might benefit from palliative care
Oct 19, 2022
A new screening tool can determine within seconds which patients might benefit from palliative care discussions.
New look: Fashion show raises hospice awareness
Oct 17, 2022
Hospice strutted its stuff recently with “Glow: More Than a Runway,” a fashion show to raise awareness about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Oct. 8.
Report: Healthy aging can include a number of care settings
Sep 28, 2022
Older adults can age successfully in a wide range of care settings as long as they are engaged, eat nutritious meals and live in an adaptive environment