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Advance Care Planning: Understanding the Different Between Palliative Care and Hospice
 
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Learn about the goals of palliative care and the goals of hospice care, and how the two differ. Part of a series of videos produced by Duke Medicine related to advance care planning.
Views: 11022 Duke Health
Corridor Webinar Series : Hospice Plan of Care - How to Avoid CoP Problems
 
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www.corridorbookstore.com Individualized hospice plans of care are the blueprint for the care provided to hospice patients. They drive the IDT meetings and are important factors in many QAPI projects. Problems with the hospice POC are one of the top 10 survey deficiencies cited each year. This webinar will discuss the regulations surrounding the POC and how to minimize the risk of survey deficiencies. Presented by: Katie Wehri, BSBA, Hospice Liaison, Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care
Views: 1572 Corridor
Palliative Care Planning
 
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Kenneth Owens, a Hospice patient, and Dr. Darren Cargill a Hospice palliative physician speak about the importance of planning end-of-life care.
Views: 104 hospicewindsor
How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient - Atul Gawande
 
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Complete Premium video at: http://fora.tv/conference/new_yorker_festival_2010 Practicing surgeon Atul Gawande discusses the four important parts of talking with terminally ill patients about their end-of-life care. Rather than pressing patients to make hard decisions, Gawande emphasizes the importance of asking questions about their hopes and fears. ----- This excerpt was taken from a program titled "How to Live When You Have to Die," featuring Atul Gawande. It was recorded in collaboration with the New Yorker Festival, on October 2, 2010. Atul Gawande is a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, he served as a senior health-policy adviser in the Clinton Administration. He is the author of "Complications," "Better," and "The Checklist Manifesto." This year, he won a National Magazine Award for his New Yorker piece "The Cost Conundrum."
Views: 52940 FORA.tv
Hospice Continuous Home Care Utilization
 
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This video instructs Hospice providers on the factors to consider when determining utilization for a Medicare beneficiary in Hospice Continuous Home care.
Views: 861 PalmettoGBAEdu
Reflective Discussion Video - Discussing Goals of Care for an Incapacitated Patient (pallium.ca)
 
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This socio-drama based segment is from The Pallium Project's, first generation Clinical Communication in Hospice Palliative Care instructional video series. The Clinical Communication series is a set of reflective-discussion based discussion videos intended to support a variety of critical reflective conversations in pre-service education and continuing professional development. This segment can be used to: 1) Examine communication challenges in situations where goals of care and intentions have not been anticipated or clearly articulated prior to a patient's incapacitation; 2) Discuss predictable communication challenges where advance care planning has not happened; and 3) Discuss ways to facilitate communication in situations of patient incapacitation.
Views: 4372 palliummja
hospice care plan Santa Clarita, Ca
 
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Thoughtful MOLST Discussions: Hospital & Hospice Settings (FULL VIDEO)
 
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This full-length video features Dr. George Giokas using the 8-step MOLST Protocol and completing the New York MOLST Form. The story follows an elderly man and his family when he has a massive stroke after several years of functional decline. The conversation begins with discussions about prognosis and the patient's goals for care and values & beliefs. Then the MOLST is discussed and completed, and a care plan is developed. This video features active listening and discussion techniques to address death, dying, and end-of-life care. Dr. Giokas addresses each of the MOLST decisions that must be made near the end of life including resuscitation, intubation & mechanical ventilation, hospitalization, feeding tubes & IV fluids, antibiotics and other instructions. For more information about MOLST and eMOLST (electronic MOLST completion and the NYS eMOLST Registry) visit CompassionAndSupport.org
Views: 4013 CompassionAndSupport
Hospice Liability: Addressing Legal Issues with End-of-Life Care
 
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In a recent article published on the Health Law Blog, one author stressed the important of formal agreements between hospice communities and nursing homes, stating that these agreements must be carefully scrutinized to assure compliance. They state that hospices should have clear policies and procedures regarding the scope of services to be provided to nursing home patients. In addition to ensuring an appropriate hospice-nursing home relationship, there are a broad range of additional legal issues with end-of-life care that should be actively addressed when it comes to hospice liability. According to resources from the End of Life/ Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC) located in the Medical College of Wisconsin, hospice communities should ensure that they have an appropriate decision making and communication disclosure agreement. This should involve revealing information about illness, treatments and prognosis to all relevant parties, being open and honest in all communications, and not withholding information as doing so robs patients and families of growth opportunities and informed choices. By not following these procedures, your client could be opening themselves up to a serious hospice liability legal claim. The EPERC recommends the following four principals of medical ethics that all hospice communities should abide by to reduce and potentially prevent hospice liability legal claims. - Always act in the best interests of the patient. - Recognize the patient’s right to make decisions about treatment according to beliefs, culture, personal values and life plan. - Avoid doing harm to the patient; either physical or mental. Always respect the integrity of patients. - Fairly allocate resources when serving patients and their families. By taking great care in addressing these issues, it may be possible for your clients to reduce their hospice liability risks. At Care Providers Hospice Community, we understand that the home healthcare and hospice industry is among the fastest-growing industries in our country. In order to support its continued success, Care Providers offers a broad insurance program exclusively designed to address the unique risks associated with hospice care. Please contact us today at (855) 790-7379 to learn more about our coverages. http://www.hospicecoverage.com/hospice-community-insurance/hospice-liability-legal-issues/
Hospice is About Living
 
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Dealing with a difficult health situation? Kindred can help. Hospice care is all about quality of life and making the best of it. Call us anytime day or night and speak to a Registered Nurse on our exclusive Nursing Help Line. We can share care options, help you find a nearby Kindred location, explain insurance, and more. Speak to a Registered Nurse 24/7. To make the best choice for you or your loved one, just call us at 1.866.KINDRED (1.866.546.3733) today.
Views: 2181 Kindred Healthcare
Nash Health Care Hospice and Palliative Care
 
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Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital Facing terminal illness or potential death is a very sobering experience. And there’s no reason any person should face that challenge alone. At Nash Hospice and Palliative Care, we respect your needs to address emotional, physical and spiritual support. That’s why we offer an experienced, qualified staff of chaplains, physicians, nurses, nursing assistants and other healthcare professionals who are ready to assist you and your family at home. Nash Hospice and Palliative Care offers service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide a wide range of assistance including medication for pain management and other symptoms, access to important medical equipment, nutritional and dietary guidance, bereavement and other products and services necessary to make life as comfortable and pleasant as possible. When you have been caring for the community for as long as we have, you feel as if many of them are members of your own family, and maybe in some sense, they are. We believe that everyone has the right to die with dignity, and our staff strives to provide not only care for the patient, but support for the entire family. In addition, Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital presents several educational programs throughout the community. Knowledgeable staff members are available to speak to your group about end-of-life issues, including the importance of having a Living Will or Health Care Power of Attorney. The best time to plan these Advance Directives is before a crisis occurs. Hospice recognizes that dying is a natural process and does not seek to hasten or postpone death. Care is provided in the patient’s home, nursing home or assisted living facility. For more information on Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital, please call 962-8124. Contact Information Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital 252-962-8124
Planning for End-of-Life
 
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Talking about end-of-life decisions can be a difficult conversation. This video provides the basics on how to get started planning for end-of-life situations.
Views: 12272 NationalHospice
Documentation for home health care
 
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Avoiding malpractice is more than avoiding a lawsuit, it is avoiding the litigation process altogether. Proper documentation is arguably the most important element in avoiding malpractice and litigation for nurses. There are many reasons why nurses spend much of their time charting. However, when it comes to malpractice and the litigation process, documentation may be the only evidence a nurse has to defend his or her position. By the time a lawsuit is filed, chances are the nurses will not remember the particular patient involved, especially if they only cared for the patient for one or two shifts. Even if the nurses do remember the patient, it is their documentation that will be reviewed, presented and relied on, not their memory. All nurses have been taught, "If it's not written, it's not done!" But, what exactly does that mean? Whether you are a student nurse or have been in nursing for thirty years, this question may be difficult to answer. Over the years, documentation has changed a great deal. But, the rationale behind why documentation is important remains the same. Whether you are documenting with a narrative style, using flow sheets or charting by exception, the purpose of documentation is to memorialize what occurred while you took care of your patient and to capture relevant information about the patient's condition and medical history. The more accurately your documentation depicts what actually happened during the time you took care of your patient, the more likely you are to avoid becoming involved in litigation for malpractice. Regardless of the type or style of charting a nurse uses, it is important for documentation to be legible, logical, and complete. Not only to prove what occurred, but to also show what did not occur. For example, if a patient is admitted to a facility with both arms in tact, and claims to have left the facility with a broken arm, the first thing the patient's attorneys and their experts are going to do is review the medical records. They will try to determine from the records when and how this patient's arm could have been broken.
Views: 85106 Iron Fist
Family Plans Parents' Last Anniversary Dinner as Dying Dad Enters Hospice Care
 
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It was an emotional moment as a couple married for 29 years sat down for their final anniversary dinner together. Joe and Carol had seven kids, including Carrie, who says their relationship is one people strive for. Joe was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, but just weeks ago, he returned home for hospice care. On their anniversary, Joe and Carol left the room for only five minutes, leaving just enough time for a special surprise. InsideEdition.com's Keleigh Nealon (http://twitter.com/KeleighNealon) has more.
Views: 126332 Inside Edition
Hospice Care Under Medicare Part A: Video 7
 
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Medicare Part A provides hospice care services for terminally ill patients. It's a difficult period in our lives. Please learn the benefits and costs available to you under Medicare part A to understand how you can make the most of these services.
Views: 64 Ins Adv
Where Life Meets Death: Dying at Home Under Hospice Care
 
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Kari Northey, a funeral director, had a heart warm conversation with a local hospice nurse. Donna answers many questions about entering hospice, hospice care, and the heart of a nurse!
Views: 4279 Kari Northey
Managing Pain in Hospice Palliative Care
 
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Pain is one of the most feared symptoms of dying. Kath Murray, of Life and Death Matters, helps us understand the many ways to manage pain with dying, in this role play video. For more palliative care education resources visit www.LifeAndDeathMatters.ca
Dying Matters - 'Penny's Plan'
 
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Education, Health care, Advance care planning, patient care, support, patient dignity, death, End of life care, Resus UK, ReSPECT, Preferences and wishes, Macmillan, Hospice UK, Palliative care, Derbyshire End of Life Care, Dying, Sharan Watson, Chris O'Reilly, Gerri Mortimore, University of Derby, Health and Social Care, Health care practice
Views: 324 Radboyful
Palliative Care Versus Hospice
 
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Palliative care and hospice care are similar in that they both offer medical support for people with serious, sometimes terminal illnesses. But the two have very different objectives. "Patients, families even our medical professionals are still confused about the role of palliative care in a patient with serious illnesses," says Dr. Sherika Newman, a palliative care physician with Lee Memorial Health System. Dr. Newman is part of the palliative care team at Lee Memorial Health System. "Palliative medicine actually runs concurrent with a patient's medical illness even when they are in curative phases such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, being treated for their heart failure or chronic lung disease," says Dr. Newman. There's a key distinction that sets it apart from hospice. "Hospice is end of life care meaning the patient can no longer benefit from curative measures or they have failed curative measures and they're truly at end of life and only need the support of care for end of life," says Dr. Newman. Palliative care is frequently directed toward cancer, heart conditions and stroke, but any illness that's long term and debilitating can fall under its umbrella. Taking a team approach, both palliative care and hospice includes doctors, nurses, social workers, even clergy. Points of interest range from pain management to helping a patient cope with the consequences of their condition. "We're focusing on quality of life and not isolating the patient into just focusing on the medical disease. And I think that as the baby boomers age, and they are an intellectually aging group, they're going to want these types of support care," says Dr. Newman. It's focus on quality of life, not end of life, sets palliative care apart. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org
Views: 11430 Lee Health
Five Steps of Advance Care Planning
 
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Too many Canadians don't have a plan for their future healthcare. But Advance Care Planning is easy! There are just five steps.
Views: 31532 AdvanceCarePlanning
Home Health Eligibility - Physician Oversight of the Plan of Care
 
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Watch this four-minute video to learn about Physician Oversight of the Plan of Care for the Home Health Medicare Beneficiary.
Views: 289 NGSMedicare.com
Hospice Approach to Symptom Management
 
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Mazen I. Madhoun, M.D., medical director of Carilion Clinic Hospice, shares the hospice approach to personal care plans and symptom management.
Views: 165 Carilion Clinic
Advance Care Plans - Palliative Care
 
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Doris Barwich, MD, Medical Director, Fraser Health Authority End of Life Care discusses the benefits of advance care planning for patients, families and health providers.
About Comfort Care Hospice
 
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Comfort Care Hospice in The Colony, TX (888) 330-8483 http://comfortcarehospice.us Comfort Care Hospice is a hospice and palliative care provider located in The Colony, TX who works with patient all around Dallas, TX and DFW. Comfort Care Hospice specializes in providing comfort and palliative care to terminally-ill patients when curative treatment is no longer an option. Our care focuses on comfort and support to both patient and the family through pain and symptom management, nursing care, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual services. We provide hospice care at your home and all of the hospice services will come to you! Our service area covers Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and we offer 24 hour on call nursing services. Our services will be delivered by our talented and trained professionals who will develop a personalized care plan for our patients in coordination with the family and the attending physician to ensure smooth transition and enactment of the hospice care plan.
Dorothy's Day, Exmaple of marketing video for Hospice Care
 
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A maketing video for Faith Home Health & Hospice, Wichita, KS. The video takes you through a day in the the life of Dorothy. Video by Alexander Video Productions.
Palliative Care vs Hospice Care: What is the Difference? | Dying Matters
 
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There are many misconceptions that people have about palliative and hospice care. Clare Henry explains that the term “palliative care” describes a wide spectrum of activities that are intended to support dying patients. These activities include keeping the patient comfortable, helping families to stay engaged and informed and helping everyone involved to deal with the inevitable emotional issues that arise during this difficult time. In essence, the focus of palliative care is to help facilitate the best possible quality of life for terminally ill patients, their family and their friends. Visit Sixty and Me to learn more: http://sixtyandme.com/what-is-the-difference-between-hospice-and-palliative-care/
Views: 14362 Sixty and Me
Caregiver Gwen Ellis on Advance Care Planning
 
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When Gwen and Lewis first married, they made the mistake of not completing their advance directives. Now, as the caregiver of Lewis, who has Alzheirmer's, those directives are more important than ever. For more information, visit hospicewr.org/decisions. Video by Jerry Mann, www.jerrymann.com.
Dr. N. Dosani: Customizing a communication care plan
 
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In this video by Canadian Virtual Hospice, Dr. Naheed Dosani speaks about changing communiation approaches to best meet the needs of the patient.
Palliative Care and Hospice Care
 
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As caregivers, educators, and advocates, we must understand the differences between palliative care and hospice care so that we can ensure that patients and families are getting appropriate care and services at the appropriate times. https://www.nursingcenter.com/ncblog/february-2018/palliative-care-and-hospice-care
Talking About Goals of Care
 
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The Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA) commissioned and helped create this 8-minute video in 2011 to demonstrate some communication techniques for having a discussion about Advanced Care Planning.
Views: 2851 gecpa
5 Easy Steps for Advance Care Planning
 
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This video outlines 5 Easy Steps for completing the advance care planning process. Stories from real patients and families are interwoven throughout the Five Easy Steps instructions to help viewers understand the role of each part of the advance care planning process. This video pairs well with the Advance Care Planning Booklet available for free on CompassionAndSupport.org. This video is appropriate for anyone (patients, families and professionals) who wants to learn more about advance care planning and complete traditional advance directives, such as a health care proxy.
Views: 5963 CompassionAndSupport
Advance Care Plans - Have the Conversation (video)
 
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Advance care planning can help the people close to you and those caring for you know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want if, for some reason, you are unable to participate in the discussions. Having the conversation and writing down your wishes for future care will help the person you choose as your substitute decision maker to feel more comfortable about the decisions they make on your behalf. Find out more at Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Views: 13159 Better Health Channel
Hospice dog tenderly comforts dying patient
 
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JJ the therapy dog has gained a fierce following on Facebook for the tender care she shows patients at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Oregon.
Views: 152770 USA TODAY
Family Hospice Wedding Day
 
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After a long battle with lung cancer, Jim's dying wish was to renew wedding vows with his dear wife of 42 years, Jerri. The interdisciplinary team at The Center for Compassionate Care, the Inpatient Unit of Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh, PA, identified this goal. The team incorporated this life-affirming event into the plan of care and made Jim's wish come true. With Jerri at Jim's bedside, sons Bill and Dave in attendance, along with other family and Family Hospice staff, and their clergyman, Rev. William Hower, officiating, the ceremony took place at Jim's bedside in the Inpatient Unit. Jim wore a boutonniere. Jerri held a beautiful bouquet. There was even wedding cake and the traditional opportunity for the groom to kiss his bride, all coordinated by the interdisciplinary team, including Family Hospice Quality of Life Program Coordinator Paula Church, who documented the event through photos. Jim, Jerri and their family viewed the photos the next day, just before Jim's death. They act as a lasting memory of an important family event that will forever be cherished. Paula Church used the photos that she took, along with photos from their wedding, to create this video. Jerri's wish was that it be played as a memorial tribute at Jim's funeral. The song that accompanies the video was chosen by Jim himself. "Wedding Day" is online because it is important to Jerri to get the word out not only about her love for her husband but also for her appreciation and love of Family Hospice and the staff that cared for her husband, and supported her and her family. The experience continues to impact Jerri and her family in bereavement, as an ongoing lifeline to the memories they all share. The video, along with Jerri's personal Family Hospice experience, has created a great bond. Jerri found comfort in bereavement visits and sharing her memories of her life with Jim. She has come full circle, now sewing quilts to give to others living with loss. Jerri donates the quilts to families at The Center for Compassionate Care - the same place she and Jim renewed their vows.
Views: 1029 FamilyHospice
Boundaries and Self-Care in Hospice Palliative Care
 
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Elizabeth Causton explains the crucial role of therapeutic boundaries and self-care for individuals providing care for the dying. Hospice palliative caregivers can use the tools and strategies that Elizabeth describes to ensure they provide excellent care while still taking care of themselves. For more palliative care education resources visit www.LifeAndDeathMatters.ca
ACP Decisions video: Goals of care for advanced disease
 
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A Harvard doctor's videos let patients see what aggressive intervention entails, enabling them to make more informed choices about their care. Read the full story: http://kp.cc/1zs1mqC
Views: 12331 KPCC
Health Care, Home Care, and Hospice Video Production
 
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Tomato House Media produces health care video for internal health care staff and patient and family education. Chicago, Milwaukee, Midwest, Dallas, North Texas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston.Contact joan@tomatohousemedia.com
Views: 40 thmjoan
The Chaplain's Role in Hospice Patient Care.
 
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Chaplain Eugenie Drayton of the Talbot Hospice Foundation talks about her role at the Plan Well, Live Well: Navigate Your Senior Years Seminar. Make your wishes know to your Friends and Family. For more information about Hospice in Talbot County, Maryland call 410-822-6681 or go online to www.talbothospice.org. To find more videos in this series about "Navigating Your Senior Years" go online and search "QACTV Make your wishes known". Thanks for watching QACTV --- Please subscribe to get more Queen Anne's County Videos and be sure to visit our website http://qac.org/410/QACTV Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/qactv7/ Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/qacpressrelease Visit https://www.qactv.com to see the latest Queen Anne's County Meetings And if you have cable, watch us on Atlantic Broadband Channel 7 Email us at qacpressreleases@gmail.com Please Note: Queen Anne’s County is not responsible for the content provided on “related” and “promoted” videos that are accessible from this county’s YouTube channel. All viewers should note that these related videos and comments expressed on them do not reflect the opinions and position of the Queen Anne’s County Government or its employees.
Views: 177 QACTV
EPEC-India: Plenary Three - Elements and Models of Palliative Care
 
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Elements and Models of Palliative Care: A Conversation with Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement. From the EPEC Project.
Hospice Home Care Supports MOLST Decisions, from the 8-Step MOLST Protocol
 
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A care plan for in-home hospice care is developed with a patient's family; this plan supports the MOLST decisions and ensures the patient's wishes are honored. The patient's family shares their perspectives after the plan has been implemented. For more information on MOLST and eMOLST (electronic MOLST completion and the NYS eMOLST Registry) please visit CompassionAndSupport.org.
Tidewell Hospice | Trailer
 
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A Philosophy of Care When people think of healthcare breakthroughs, they usually think of new surgical procedures or miracle drugs, not hospice care. Hospice's story, however, is unique and remarkable. In just a little more than three decades, hospice has quietly revolutionized the way people in America live at the end of their lives by honoring wishes, bringing peace and dignity. Many people, until they experience it themselves, do not understand the profound support and comfort hospice provides. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding and fulfilling for those who are able to see the experience as a final act of love. For others, however, it can be a lonely and often frustrating responsibility. Tidewell Hospice's professionals bring their own special touch to both -- enhancing the experience for the former and easing the burden on the latter. As the only local, not-for-profit hospice, Tidewell focuses on quality of life when quantity is no longer possible. When patients and families choose Tidewell, they receive care unlike any other. Tidewell goes to the patients, treats pain and symptoms and eases emotional and spiritual suffering. A team of dedicated health care experts and members of the community make it possible -- doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and grief specialists. Hospice is a program of care and support wherever patients need it. Home-based comfort care is the basic premise, and the reassurance of being at home, surrounded by loved ones and personal belongings is the cornerstone of hospice care. Nearly all family caregivers experience physical and emotional stress. In order to continue in their role and still maintain their own well being, they need to be surrounded by compassionate support from professional caregivers. That has long been Tidewell's focus, placing the patients and families together at the center of care. The cost of most hospice services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations. In addition, because of generous community support and memorial donations, Tidewell is able to provide services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Views: 570 Tidewell Hospice
Explore UnityPoint Hospice
 
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Hospice care at UnityPoint is a coordinated care approach between a medical director, physician, nurse, and others who all work together to provide the right plan of care to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for the patient, and the team will be supportive in every way necessary to honor the wishes of the patient. Hospice is not about giving up hope; it is about doing everything possible to live life to its full capacity. Learn more at https://www.unitypoint.org/hospicecare.
Views: 5078 UnityPoint Health
Strategic Planning at Leading Home Care for home health, hospice, and private duty home care
 
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Stephen Tweed is an internationally known health care and business strategist, award winning professional speaker, and published author. Stephen is CEO of Leading Home Care ... a Tweed Jeffries company. He speaks at home care association conventions and corporate conferences across the US and Canada. He leads the strategic planning process, and provides leadership development retreats and seminars.
Views: 984 Stephen Tweed, CSP
#ThingsYouShouldntWaitToSay
 
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CINCINNATI (Brad Underwood) --- It's a conversation that needs to happen with your loved ones, but how do you start it? Hospice of Cincinnati is trying to help. Theyve hired actors to stand in busy areas of town during rush hour and simply hold a sign, hoping you'll get the message and start the conversation. On foot or driving by, it's hard to miss the woman on Fountain Square with a bright smile and that big white sign. It reads "I'll always be here for you."But she's not alone, 20 minutes north; there is a man who is holding another sign that says "I'm glad Im now your friend and son."They're conversation starters, things you shouldn't wait to say because you never know, you might not get the chance. "Expressing wishes about what's important to us, who would speak for us if we couldn't speak for ourselves, and eventually down the road, end of life care planning, said Barbara Rose.Through social media and the hashtag #ThingsYouShouldntWaitToSay, Hospice of Cincinnati launches their campaign, Conversations of a Lifetime. Helping you get past the challenge of sharing your wishes with your loved ones about end of life care. "If I came at you and said hey let's talk about your end of life care plan, you might not be as receptive as you are to a message, a positive message on a street corner by somebody who looks like somebody you might work with or go to school with, so that was our plan, said Rose.And it's working. Thousands of people a day are seeing the messages in five different locations around Cincinnati."Youre the best parent I could have ever imagined. Whatever feels heartfelt, say it, and then when you are in that space, say it is really important for me to understand how I can serve you, take care of you in the future, said Rose.Using social media, Hospice of Cincinnati is targeting a younger crowd. When you here hospice and end of life care, most of us think of people who are terminally ill or near the end of life.That's the myth about having the conversation, to get ideas and wishes out on the table early because you never know when an event will happen that could forever change your life. This summer, a mobile unit will travel around the city to continue helping people start the conversation about end of life care.Follow Brad Underwood on Twitter @BUnderwoodWKRC, and LIKE him on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!
Views: 94 LOCAL 12
Was ist Advance Care Planning?
 
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Weniger Blaulicht am Lebensende: Was ist Advance Care Planning? Video: UniversitätsSpital Zürich, PD Dr. Dr. Berend Feddersen
Views: 494 palliative zh+sh
Transitioning from Home Care to Hospice
 
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Home care patients with a terminal illness can transition to hospice at the VNA with minimal interruption in their care plan. Jean Taggart of the VNA discusses the benefits of transitioning to hospice care, as well as the transition process.
Views: 488 VNAofWesternPA
Weekly Activities for Home Care Marketing Representatives
 
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http://www.homecaremarketing.net "Helping Service Providers Find Those in Need of Care" 848-444-9865 I hope everyone is having a terrific summer thus far. What I love about the Healthcare Industry is how business goes during the summer months. I find that we tend to become relaxed and kick back, taking it easy for a bit. Which makes sense, specially if you have kids as they are out of school. But in this week’s episode of A Drink With The Hurricane, I’m doing to say DON’T. We have vacations for a reason, this is when you take time to recharge the battery. So use your days for that purpose. If you’re working however, you should be WORKING. Now if you’re a full time Marketing Representative or a Home Care Business Owner who employs a (or multiple) Marketing Rep, how should I spend my time marketing in the field? This is where the importance and need of drop by visits comes in to play. After all, what are we trying to accomplish? We are trying to build a referring relationship with individuals who have the referrals to give. This is something that takes time, and so therefor we have see these folks again and again. How are we to accomplish this week after week, month after month? Well this is a particularly debated topic from marketing company to company. Some marketing companies feel that marketing reps should see 40-50 accounts each week. I couldn’t disagree more. You want to talk about setting someone up for failure, ask them to go to this many accounts and see what happens. If you factor in drive time, office meetings, appointments, and so on, this gives you 10-20 mins to spend in each account. It’s just not enough time to be able to develop a referring relationship with someone. The visit would be quick, essentially asking for a referral and then leaving. I’ve personally recorded interviews I’ve had with social workers, and they do NOT appreciate this at all. Here’s what I suggest you try: Meaningful Conversations – When dropping by for a visit, don’t just ask for a referral, but get to know your contacts. People refer who they Know Like and Trust. If you only ask for referrals, you’re not developing a relationship and chances are you’re not getting the referrals you’re after! Have a Face to Face visit with 1 person for every hour you spend marketing – If you are a Home Care Business Owner doing the marketing yourself for example, dedicate say 20 hours per week to direct referral marketing. With that 20 hours, you should have a meaningful conversation with a Key Contact with in a referral source 20x during that week. If you’re a full time Marketing Rep, working 40 hours, then do this 40x. Plan to visit 15-20 Accounts during the week – In order to accomplish the above tip, we need to do so by seeing multiple key contacts with in a sales account. A SNF, for example, has 7 – 10 key contacts. If you’re going to take the time to drive there, make the most of it and see 3-4 of these key contacts all in one place on one visit. This is “Blanketing The Account”. It helps combat turn over, creates accountability, and helps you to ensure referrals are sent your way. Repetition – If your accounts are well qualified (To find out about qualifying accounts, click HERE) then you need to do this again and again, week after week, month after month. Remember, it takes 8-12 visits before you start getting the referrals you’re after. That’s 2-3 months if you go weekly. The Good News, your competitors give up after 3-5. These are part of the strategies that every coaching client of ours goes through, and you should see the referral numbers they put up! It truly is a perfect example of “Less is More”. We are trying to get individuals to trust you with their patients, and so it’s going to take time. The time we spend in front of them, the better our relationship will be and before long, you’ll be receiving the referrals you’re after. Now if you are having trouble with this, or you have a marketing rep for your home care business but you’re not sure what they should be doing each week, then I strongly suggest you sign up for Home Care Revenue Builders now and register for the July Webinar, where I will cover EVERYTHING needed to help you hire, manage, and set up your marketing reps for long term sustained success. This essential if you wish to “Blow Away The Competition”!