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Some hospice providers neglecting patients, abusing Medicare, according to HHS report

August 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The report calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a key player in the funding of hospice services, to increase its level of scrutiny to improve the detection of these problems.

Couple donates $2 million for hospice center and SNF

July 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The fundraising for the project was kick-started by a $2 million donation from Pete and Jelaine Horton who retired to Door County after Pete, a farmer, suffered respiratory damage in a farming accident.

Georgia institute to begin "Dealing with Dementia" training

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Caregivers of people with dementia have access to training that makes life a little easier thanks to a new program offered through Big Bend Hospice Inc.

Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

July 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic...

Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee's new opioid measures

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

End-of-life wishes by video

December 6, 2017  |  Judith Graham, KHN
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More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

Volunteer hospice offers rural community end-of-life care for 40+ years

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Since 1978, a volunteer hospice has offered end-of-life care for a remote Pacific Northwest city. The unlicensed and unregulated hospice operates on an annual budget of less than $400,000 and cares for 300 people each year.

End-of-life planning—for caregivers

November 17, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives. 

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
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The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

CMS launches Hospice Compare site

August 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Much like the Nursing Home Compare site for skilled nursing facilities, the new data comparison tool will allow consumers to see quality measures data on hospice and palliative care providers.

DNH orders could significantly reduce ER visits: JAMDA study

June 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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If "Do Not Hospitalize" orders were as common as "Do Not Resuscitate" orders, SNFs could see far fewer ER visits/hospital transfers while respecting end-of-life wishes.

Suncoast Hospice awarded for community outreach

May 31, 2017  |  Empath Health
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The Florida hospice provider created programs to embrace the vibrant cultural and ethnic diversity of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg region.

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