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Carolina Caring Named A Top 5 Workplace

Mooresville (NC) Tribune

10/12/2020

Hickory, NC—As a top-ranking employer in the health care industry nationwide, Carolina Caring, which serves Iredell County, has been recognized for its commitment to employee engagement, transparent communication from leadership, and navigation of the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Why Is It So Hard To Get Home Care At The End Of Life?

By Charlotte Grinberg STAT

10/12/2020

With the rise of an aging population and the number of people with serious illnesses, the field of palliative and hospice care is growing. One of the many roles of palliative and hospice care providers is to learn the communication skills necessary to help patients navigate their wishes for end-of-life care...

Number Of MA Plans Offering In-Home Support Services To Increase By 93% In 2021

Home Health Care News

10/12/2020

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month released new Medicare Advantage figures highlighting a massive expansion of plans offering home-focused supplemental benefits in 2021. The agency shared additional data on Wednesday—and it now appears the ongoing home care MA movement is even bigger than originally anticipated...

Global Atlas Launched For World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

eHospice.com

10/12/2020

Working in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance [on World Hospice & Palliative Care Day] will also be launching a second edition of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care, a highly influential report on the status of palliative care worldwide...

Pet Therapy Brings Peace To Hospice Patients

WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach, FL)

10/12/2020

West Palm Beach, FL—A Palm Beach County man and his four-legged best friend are helping terminally ill patients find something to smile about during tough times. Between the calming water and soothing music, hospice staff members work hard to create a relaxing environment for patients entering the final chapter of their lives...

Parkinson—CARES Act Will Keep Nursing Homes ‘Above Water’ In 2020, But Closures Loom In 2021

Skilled Nursing News

10/12/2020

Though more resources on the governmental level are necessary for operators to continue in the midst of the pandemic, there are some bright spots, Mark Parkinson, the president and CEO of the American Health Care Association, told Skilled Nursing News on October 8. Those include better access to testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) and improved knowledge on how to care for COVID-19 patients in the event of an outbreak...

As CMS, OIG Audits Continue, Hospices Prepare Themselves

Hospice News

10/12/2020

Providers are focused on compliance as regulators increasingly zero in on the hospice space. With auditory action on the rise in the industry and anticipated to continue, hospices will need to be proactive in compliance planning and education to position themselves for success...

Lunchtime Music Therapy Reduces Agitation In Nursing Home Trial

McKnight’s Long Term Care News

10/13/2020

Group music therapy in an eldercare setting reduces agitation and may be a useful tool in managing aggressive behavior, according to a new study. Investigators examined agitation in 30 nursing home residents aged 60 to 85 years at the Hyde Park Convalescent Hospital in Los Angeles...

Virtual Reality Company Targets Seniors At Home

HomeCare Magazine

10/12/2020

Tidewell Hospice is using technology to enhance its care programs and provide patients and their loved one’s moments of joy and relief from pain and social isolation. The virtual reality platform allows groups of people to leave the four walls of their residence and engage with the world in ways they never thought possible....

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