Stafﬁng issues are a top concern for home health and hospice agencies. Attracting and retaining qualiﬁed, quality staff is an ongoing challenge in an increasingly competitive workforce environment.
The benefits of socialization have been well documented, but the risk of social isolation is much higher in seniors and can lead to negative outcomes.
EHR solutions have evolved steadily over the years, creating efficiencies for providers and making care safer for patients.
Aging in place is a scenario in which a person lives in the residence of his or her choice with access to needed health services for as long as possible.
Many providers are facing payment holds due to untimely cost report submissions.
Home health agencies must plan for OASIS-D changes in advance, or risk financial penalty.
Caregivers should take steps to make time for self care and they should not be afraid to ask for help when they need it.
A comprehensive approach to hospice care makes it a priority to help patients achieve practical tasks and goals during end of life.
Many individuals entitled to hospice services through Medicare to do not utilize these vital services.
Change is in the air – is your agency ready?