Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
July 13, 2021

Understanding the unique beliefs, traditions, expectations, and desires of the patients and families we serve can make an impact on the care that we provide ...

Utilization of Hospice Can Save More than $6,000 Per Patient and Increase Quality Metrics
Utilization of Hospice Can Save More than $6,000 Per Patient and Increase Quality Metrics
July 13, 2021

Accountable Care Organizations, Managed Care Organizations, and other delegated risk providers know that spending on Medicare Beneficiaries in their last year ...

How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
July 08, 2021

As healthcare providers, our goal is to support patients and their families through what can be a very difficult ordeal. We are meeting families sometimes at ...

The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
July 01, 2021

Difficult conversations are a normal part of almost any 12-hour shift when working in critical care or other acute hospital setting.  No professional expects ...

PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
June 18, 2021

Sleep disorders are very common in society today - including patients receiving hospice care. Pain, anxiety, and depression are frequently present along with ...

Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
June 03, 2021

  Sensory activities help us respect the personhood of aging patients. Holistic care is a term we hear frequently, as recognition grows around the importance ...

Centering Resilience: An Opportunity for Care Providers During Pride
Centering Resilience: An Opportunity for Care Providers During Pride
June 01, 2021

This post comes from our partners at SAGE, which provides advocacy and services for LGBT elders. This year's theme for Older Americans Month was "Communities ...

Triage at End of Life: It’s not just for the ER
Triage at End of Life: It’s not just for the ER
June 01, 2021

Triaging patients isn’t just something that happens at a hospital or during an emergency. Having a plan and process for how to stratify the risks and care ...

PharmSmart: Phenytoin Phacts (Dilantin)
PharmSmart: Phenytoin Phacts (Dilantin)
May 30, 2021

GG is a 67 year old female who was admitted to hospice care 3 weeks ago with a diagnosis of breast cancer with metastasis to the brain. The patient has had ...

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