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May 24, 2019

Accrediting organizations such as Joint Commission, CHAP, and ACHC give confidence to consumers that a healthcare agency or facility is providing quality care that can be trusted. This is good information to know if you're hospice shopping.

Joint Commission, Community Health Accreditation Partner, (CHAP) Accreditation...

May 17, 2019

Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) is a survey that measures the quality of the care provided by hospice as determined by the patient and family. These surveys can reveal a hospice agency's strengths and weaknesses. 

Many people will read reviews about a product or service...

May 15, 2019

Burnout is a very serious condition that needs to be effectively managed before it creates severe problems for the person suffering from burnout.  In this episode Dr. Clark Gaither tells how you can save yourself from burnout and live a life of passion and purpose.  

Dr. Gaither is a board-certified family physician in...

May 10, 2019

National Nurses Week is May 6-12 in the U.S. and in honor of hospice nurses everywhere we turn down the serious for a few moments to recognize the profession that is the heart of hospice.  

National nurses week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This week puts the spotlight on the...

May 3, 2019

Documentation is critically important in any healthcare setting, and it's no less important in hospice. Every hospice discipline is required to document their care and interventions with patients and family. In this episode we discuss the purpose and power of documentation.  

Every discipline must document every...