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A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives.
The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.
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.
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.
The Florida hospice provider created programs to embrace the vibrant cultural and ethnic diversity of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg region.
While senior care has progressed in avoiding unnecessary medications, many patients with advanced dementia are still receiving at least one drug of questionable benefit, especially in the last month of life.
When it comes to the last stage of life, there’s a big difference between what people say they want and what they do about it, notes a new Massachusetts survey.
New Hampshire’s Concord Regional VNA and Genesis Healthcare combine efforts to harness IT and make health information exchange a two-way street.
The new national association will raise awareness of the roles of home-based care and advocate for better financial models to support it.
Terminal illness and grief are multicultural experiences, and this Texas nurse has brought a deeper understanding to ethno-cultural considerations in hospice care.
A Massachusetts coalition is marking National Healthcare Decisions Day with a new app to get the end-of-life care conversation started.
A hospice nurse at Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care (LHC) of Hammond is leading her peers in the culture change of end-of-life care through patient empowerment and behavioral understanding.