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As technology becomes more a part of providing care in the home, a home care software is only as good as its ability to streamline processes. One area of importance to home care agencies, both enterprise-level and smaller businesses, is … Keep Reading
May is Mental Health Month in the United States, and Axxess joins the national movement to promote the importance of mental health. Throughout the month of May, organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) run campaigns dedicated to … Keep Reading
Medications are crucial for many people to perform daily activities that might otherwise be difficult. As we age, more medications are often required, and our bodies may handle medications differently than when we were younger, such as the liver and … Keep Reading
Providing healthcare in the home brings a level of difficulty that is not present in hospital or facility care. One of the challenges in home care is the environment in which care is provided. The care environment must be appropriate … Keep Reading
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
There has always been a challenge when attempting to document goal-based services in the home due to the complexities of different service lines, unique payer type requirements, individualized client needs and lack of detailed reporting capabilities. When exploring goal-based care, … 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

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