Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Learn More
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Proper use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) and meticulous hand hygiene are your best defenses against the coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important to remember that basic infection control measures pertaining to droplet transmission of respiratory illnesses should guide your … Keep Reading
At the start of 2020, the care at home industry was consumed with worries about how the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would impact home health therapy services. The removal of therapy thresholds being tied to home health reimbursement, among other … Keep Reading
Hospice marketing professionals can spend years developing the trust and confidence of their referral sources in the hospital and post-acute world. Very often these sources have elements of a personal relationship that cannot be ignored. The close nature of these … Keep Reading
Several unannounced compliance surveys focused on infection prevention and control have been conducted in multiple states during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended non-emergency inspections across the country on March 4, and beginning … Keep Reading
In times of uncertainty, it is vital for leaders to keep a constant pulse on their business, employees and clients. Given the changes that many hospice organizations are currently experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), close monitoring is even more … Keep Reading
With the current personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage and possible continued shortage, agencies should develop strategies for PPE use and options for re-use when needed. Each type of PPE should be categorized in three ways: Plan A (Best Case Option), … Keep Reading
The hospice industry has long been on the front lines of caring for the seriously ill and dying. In the 1980s, during the HIV/AIDS crisis, the hospice industry was crucial in caring for patients who had AIDS, as well as … Keep Reading
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious disease spreading throughout the population. Currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19. Therefore, education on how to manage care safely is paramount. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has … Keep Reading
American psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote a paper in 1943 called “A Theory of Motivation,” in which he suggests that all human beings require certain needs to be met. He defines five basic needs: Physiological (food, water, shelter etc.) Safety (to … Keep Reading
Effectively serving patients and caregivers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic requires partnerships with the vendors serving you. Patients and caregivers often view these vendors as a direct representative of your organization. During this pandemic, no partnership is more critical to … Keep Reading
Hospice agencies are beginning to adjust to their new operational normal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These days many hospice leaders are identifying how their team members can provide exceptional and safe hospice care and accommodate psychosocial needs of patients … Keep Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long required hospice agencies to use volunteers to provide support for patients receiving hospice care and day-to-day administrative tasks that support the operation of the hospice organization. While CMS has suspended … Keep Reading

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