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New Ways To Support Your Hospice Caregivers

The generous and caring determination of a hospice caregiver is truly an honor to behold. As an organizational administrator, your goal is no doubt to help these excellent professionals provide the most help to their patients as they can — and you want to offer them...

source: By Lisa Mulcahy
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Careful documentation of a hospice patient's end-of-life wishes - and prominently noting that information in health records early - could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed...

source: Ohio State University via News-Medical.Net

Introducing palliative care earlier in the disease trajectory has been found to provide better management of physical and psychological suffering. In France, the proportion of cancer patients who receive palliative...

source: Dovepress

A shortage of specialty palliative care clinicians is imminent and won't recover until 2045 without action from Congress, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The study — led by Dr. Arif Kamal, an associate professor...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

Each day can bring new challenges for caregivers due to the demanding, stressful and emotionally taxing nature of the work. When daily responsibilities begin to add up and take a toll, caregivers can burn out. Burnout can intrude in personal lives, appearing while a caregiver...

source: HomeCare

Experts say the rising costs and demand for home healthcare services will make it less affordable for many older adults to pay for the services long term. Richard Johnson, a senior fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.,...

source: Modern Healthcare

Seniors who need nonmedical home care the most — the oldest, sickest and often most vulnerable — are the least likely to be able to afford it. Unfortunately, labor shortages are expected make home care services even less affordable in the years to come. That's...

source: Health Home Care News

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