Worse care experiences reported at for-profit hospices
Feb 28, 2023
Caregivers of patients receiving hospice care report worse experiences at for-profit versus not-for-profit hospices.
Older adults with poor-prognosis cancers commonly have preexisting conditions
Nov 02, 2022
These preexisting conditions affect functional impairment, mobility and falls.
State support of hospice, home healthcare services in assisted living supports residents’ wishes to...
Oct 10, 2022
Residents living in states with supportive regulations around hospice and home healthcare were more likely to die in their assisted living “homes” rather than transition to skilled nursing care at...
Advance care plan discussions need to happen earlier for those with dementia: study authors
Oct 04, 2022
Older adults living with dementia need to be given more and earlier opportunities to discuss their care-related wishes as they approach the end of their lives, according to the authors of a recent study...
Providing palliative care to wider group of people, including assisted living residents, gains bipartisan...
Jun 24, 2022
A demonstration project to deliver palliative care no matter where an individual lives — including in assisted living communities — and earlier in the disease process has gained bipartisan support.
Palliative care deserves more respect – and a larger presence in senior living
Jun 09, 2022
We should see more of palliative care in senior living. Many residents never receive such care or only get it during the final phase of an illness.
Medicare policy changes tied to drop in hospice use for dementia
May 09, 2022
Immediate and lasting reductions were seen in the share of patients receiving hospice care with the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia code.
MA hospice carve-in model failing beneficiaries, NHPCO charges
Oct 04, 2021
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is blasting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for continuing a two-year Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in demonstration that NHPCO considers...
Home care and hospice still in the dark about federal vaccine mandate
Sep 30, 2021
Frustration is mounting for home care and hospice agencies as they wait for the Biden administration to offer clues about how the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be implemented.
NHPCO pushes for consistent training and better reporting in new hospice rule
Sep 01, 2021
Better training, consumer-friendly reporting and fairer non-compliance penalties are some of the recommendations the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has sent to the Centers for...