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The American Health Care Act Won’t Keep Pace with Aging Seniors

Washington, DC (NAHC.org) June 14, 2017 The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican party’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) will jeopardize long-term service and support (LTSS) for millions of seniors as America’s…

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NHPCO’s CEO Reports on his Listening Tour from Las Vegas

NHPCO CEO Edo Banach reported from his first Listening Tour location in Las Vegas: “We spoke about the fact that we are facing more challenges today than in the past. Being a hospice provider is far more complex than it…

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CEO Sandra Stimson shares the “Nursing Home Palliative Care Toolkit”

Sandra (Siegel) Stimson, Founder and CEO of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, recently shared on LinkedIn the “Nursing Home Palliative Care Toolkit”. “[It] is a great resource from the Nursing Home Palliative Care Collaborative of Rhode Island and…

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Palliative Podcast: “The Calling,” You Have It or You Don’t

Listen to “The Calling,” You Have It or You Don’t here Anyone can receive end of life training to know more about the time period, what to do, how to be helpful and to feel more comfortable assisting others. But…

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Optima Healthcare Solutions Acquires Hospicesoft, Expands Post-Acute Footprint

Transaction unites providers of cloud-based home health and hospice software with reputations for outstanding customer support Palm City, Florida and Salem, Utah (HospiceTimes.com) May 22, 2017 Optima Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based software for post-acute care providers, announced…

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CAPC publishes HOW WE WORK: Trends and Insights in Hospital Palliative Care

The [How We Work] report highlights opportunities for improvement in hospital palliative care. While palliative care service penetration has increased, many people in need remain underserved. Despite increases in staffing levels, many programs are still not adequately staffed to meet…

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Hospice Action Network calls on Hospice advocates about 3 bills in Congress

Washington, DC (Hospice Action Network) May 10, 2017 by Lauren Drew You may have heard that there is A LOT going on in Washington, DC right now, so we need our Advocates to do two important things: Please complete our…

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Home Health Employment Expanding Rapidly

Washington, DC (NAHC) May 11, 2017 07:44 AM The number of employees in home health care services grew over 115 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a recent report from Deloitte, one of America’s biggest accounting firms. About 728,800…

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Palliative Podcast: Experience At the Bedside DOES Matter

As an end of life practitioner, having experience underneath you really does matter. We all must start somewhere yes. Get a group of hospice professionals together as we share stories of our beginning days and you will hear the funniest…

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State regulators suspend license of former medical director of Hospice of Spokane

Spokane, WA (Spokesman-Review) May 9, 2017 by Kip Hill The state has suspended the medical license of Pierre J. Soffe, the onetime medical director of Hospice of Spokane, citing noncompliance with a treatment program for alcohol abuse. Chris Bugbee, a…

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