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2014-06-25 16:26:29

NHPCO encourages Congress to Support Senate and House Sign-on Letters Halting Policy Implementation ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Focused advocacy by the hospice community on recent policy regarding Medicare Part D (http://hospiceactionnetwork.org/get-informed/issues/part-d/) and payment of drugs for hospice patients led to a stakeholder meeting convened by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 25. More than 30 organizations including the...

2014-06-25 12:25:10

NHPCO's Offers Guidance to Help People Make a Choice about a Hospice Provider ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, the questions facing an individual or a family can be overwhelming. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (http://www.nhpco.org) recommends that people learn more about hospice (http://www.momentsoflife.org/what-hospice) as an important option before they are faced with a...

2014-06-20 12:23:08

The Elizabeth Hospice recognized for the care of veterans and their families SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Hospice has been awarded the Large Employer of the Year Award by Disabled American Veterans (DAV), in recognition of the not-for-profit's commitment to its work with veterans. Jan Jones, CEO and president of The Elizabeth Hospice, accepted the award at the 93(rd) Annual State DAV Convention recently held in San Diego, California....

2014-06-17 08:29:46

Comprehensive and flexible online program offers continuing education units as well as an optional fellowship program. SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. For advanced practice RNs, currently working or intending to work in hospice and palliative care who are looking for a way to expand their skills, this 10-month, 100% online course makes it easier than ever. The Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care is the first fully online, comprehensive...

2014-06-16 16:24:59

First Program of Its Kind in Area Expands Access to Quality Palliative Care for Patients SHOW LOW, Ariz., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center announced today its partnership with industry leading, community-based hospice provider, Hospice Compassus, to launch Compassus Palliative Care. This consultative palliative care program is unique to the area, providing customized plans of care for Summit Healthcare patients with serious illnesses. The...

2014-06-13 08:24:26

HAMDEN, Conn., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, home care and hospice are emerging as some of the most fertile ground on the healthcare landscape for accelerated integration to improve quality and reduce costs. According to Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants, these mostly "out-of-hospital" care delivery models are gaining more attention from hospitals and health networks, who continue to forge ahead in developing systems of care that will...

2014-06-09 23:02:29

These one and half hour workshops will encourage individuals who are grieving to explore their emotions and sadness through the power of writing. South San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty will offer two separate workshops on Writing & Grief this summer in their South San Francisco offices. Led by bereavement counselor Dave Rutschman, these one and half hour workshops will encourage individuals who are grieving to explore...

2014-06-06 23:03:37

The Meditation & Grief workshop will encourage individuals to discover how to bring their mind, body and breathe together to find calm. Attendees will learn meditation techniques that will assist them through the days and months of grieving and beyond. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering a Meditation and Grief workshop on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30-8 pm at their Oakland offices. Led by bereavement intern Steve Waye, this...

2014-06-05 23:05:42

The Pathways Summer Grief Workshops Series will provide a creative, supportive and reflective outlet for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering nine grief workshops this summer in Sunnyvale and the South Bay. The Pathways Summer Grief Workshops Series will provide a creative, supportive and reflective outlet for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one....

2014-06-04 15:11:51

King's College London Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers. Boosting care home capacity and planning health services for the rise in...


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