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When someone is facing a serious illness, overcoming the myths and misconceptions about hospice services is a big first step. When first hearing the words hospice or palliative care, most people have a visceral reaction — fear. The terms hospice … Keep Reading
We know that falls in older adults can cause a major impact to their quality of life, high costs and even death. A fall risk assessment and prevention are key to safely aging in place for this population. What caregivers … Keep Reading
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic affected millions of people worldwide. Disruption in healthcare services not only impacted physical ailments, but also mental and psychosocial wellbeing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a recent scientific study revealed … Keep Reading
Most Americans do not have a plan in place for end-of-life care. A lack of these advance directives, currently used by only one in three people, directly leads to higher healthcare costs and a distinct disconnect between the patient’s wishes … Keep Reading
In 2020, several hurricanes hit the Gulf states, causing major destruction and devastation. At that time, I was working for a hospice and home health organization that had locations in the areas that were hit hardest. I was on calls … Keep Reading
Over the past two years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of remote care technology in clinical practices of all kinds. With recent reports that the cost of COVID-19 social isolation has reached nearly $7 billion, we … Keep Reading
Hospice Quality Reporting Program updates were at the forefront of the FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule. The Hospice Care Index and Visits in the Last Days of Life, both claims-based measures, will provide consumers with visibility into the quality of … Keep Reading
Gone are the days of clinicians answering patient outcome questions “from the bottom up” on admission and “from the top down” for discharge. The original Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model was rolled out in 2016 to nine states across … Keep Reading
With the holidays comes increased stress. Travel, gift buying, cooking for a crowd and the busy hustle and bustle in stores all add up to strain for everyone. This stress can be even higher for people who are caregivers. Because … Keep Reading
This episode explores the many challenges facing the pediatric home care field in its journey to advocate and care for medically fragile children. One innovative company that is helping in this fight is Team Select Home Care. Topics discussed: Team … Keep Reading
In this episode of the Help Choose Home podcast, Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing CAPABLE Program and senior advisor for the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), explains the work she does with … Keep Reading
There are nearly 20 million veterans in the United States and one of those, until recently, was my dad. He had a distinguished 28-year career in the United States Air Force, which included a tour of combat in Vietnam, where … Keep Reading


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