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April marks the start of National Stress Awareness Month, which has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about the causes of and cures for modern stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, about 90% of … Keep Reading
It’s been a year since we had our indoctrination to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we seem to be gaining momentum on vaccinations in the United States, we need to start thinking about the “other side” of COVID-19. What will our … Keep Reading
Home care organizations must plan for emergencies of all kinds and be ready for any disaster. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic still caught even the most prepared organizations off guard. During these trying times, organizations had to adapt and find new … Keep Reading
It is an easy argument to make that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyday life for almost everyone. The hospice industry and hospice professionals that provide care are no exception. Hospice organizations have adjusted the ways that care is provided … Keep Reading
As a portion of the United States was recently hit with one of the most devastating winter storms in recent history, many hospices likely relied on their crisis plan to help navigate through winter weather, power failures and treacherous conditions. … Keep Reading
Anyone who works with children knows that they move around a lot. In many ways, this can be true of children with special healthcare needs, including those with limited mobility. Higher acuity pediatrics, who may receive private duty nursing in … Keep Reading
Communication is one the of the most powerful tools to educate and inform your audience and grow your business. I was honored to share some of my expertise recently with the Illinois Homecare and Hospice Council during their virtual annual … Keep Reading
Since 1999, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required certified home health organizations to collect extensive patient assessment data with more than 100 questions. Over 20 years later, clinicians are still struggling with time constraints in assessing … Keep Reading
Knowing which visits were filled and which were missed is a fundamental building block of a care-at-home organization’s success. However, tracking and compiling this amount of information per caregiver can often be tedious and time consuming. An intuitive home care … Keep Reading
Hospice patients, their families and even healthcare professionals often ponder the role of the hospice social worker. It is believed that hospice social workers only assist with the patient’s advance directives, but this essential interdisciplinary group member is responsible for … Keep Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic is very new territory for all of us. The more information we have, the safer we can be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers guidance on vaccinating home-bound patients, which includes training resources and … Keep Reading
Long gone are the days of paper timesheets where a caregiver could simply write the date and time of a client visit, with the only verification being the client’s signature. With the introduction of electronic visit verification (EVV), a method … Keep Reading

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