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The loss of a loved one is hard enough, but many families find themselves overwhelmed when it comes to facing end-of-life legal matters. From a healthcare power of attorney to taking care of post-death financial matters, the complexity of these legal tasks can compound a person’s grief. Grieving family members often struggle to find the best […]Read More
End-of-life care is vital for providing comfort to clients and their families during what is often perceived as a time filled with various emotions. When someone is navigating an end-of-life experience, they can sometimes face overwhelming decisions and challenges before them. In turn, death doulas can help navigate them through their spiritual and emotional needs. […]Read More
The loss of a loved one can be one of the most devastating events a person experiences. According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, the death of a spouse tops the list of stressful events, while the loss of a close family member is number five.1 It’s no surprise, then, that the period immediately after a […]Read More
A recent study published in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine concluded that end-of-life (EOL) conversations between healthcare providers, families, and patients promote improved palliative care.1 In many cases, however, the uncertainty around how terminal illnesses may progress for patients in hospice care, as well as the emotional impact it may have on both […]Read More
Quality hospice care continues to be in great demand, partially due to demographics. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be 65 or older, which accounts for almost 20 percent of the country’s total population.1 Meanwhile, data from a recent hospice study of patients with terminal cancer notes that hospice care has a “positive impact on […]Read More
Ongoing emotional support is a critical facet of effective hospice care. As noted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with services to help reduce physical pain and discomfort, “complete end-of-life care includes helping the dying person manage mental and emotional distress.”1 But it’s one thing to prioritize patients’ emotional well-being in hospice care. […]Read More
Eighty percent of Americans would prefer to die at home but as data from the Stanford School of Medicine makes clear, this doesn’t always happen. On average, just 20 percent remain at home while the majority (60 percent) face end-of-life in acute care hospitals.1 Pandemic pressures, however, are changing these percentages as patients worry that […]Read More
The nature of pandemic pressures is constantly evolving — states have seen both waxing and waning of cases, as well as hospitalizations and severe outcomes. Yet, the data around current vaccines seem to hold steady in its effectiveness. In fact, recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data indicates that vaccine effectiveness in all approved age […]Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently testing a new hospice patient assessment framework: The Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation (HOPE) tool. As reported on the CMS website, the tool entered its beta test recruitment phase on May 12, 2021, with data collection from the new tool expected to begin in fall […]Read More
Adhering to compliance rules and regulations is one of the fundamental ways that hospice agencies can ensure they are providing optimal patient care in safe environments. As so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Services (CDC) has standards of practice in place that healthcare workers are expected to follow. These include maintaining infection control […]Read More