Hospice model ‘significantly’ benefits people living with dementia: study
Jun 08, 2022
Hospice care significantly benefits assisted living residents and other people living with dementia, underscoring the need to ensure access to high-quality end-of-life care for this growing population,...
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.
Dual enrollment status, state regulations affect end-of-life care in assisted living: study
May 03, 2022
Dual Medicare / Medicaid enrollment, state regulations, and race and ethnicity affect access to end-of-life care in assisted living communities and where residents die, according to a new study published...
How senior living communities can address the increasing need for hospice care
Jan 31, 2022
Hospice / palliative medicine still is a relatively new specialty, so it’s important that it becomes more widely understood and available across the country, especially in senior living communities and...
Nurturing our nurses: How fostering the right culture begets the best care
Oct 11, 2021
To ensure we’re not only fostering, but truly living and breathing a people-first ethos, we developed the VITAS Difference — a program that demonstrates and celebrates how each and every team member...
State vaccine mandates continue to vex home care agencies
Oct 07, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine mandates in two states are giving home care agencies massive headaches.
Senior Helpers franchise now offers free caregiver training for community, staff
Oct 01, 2021
A Senior Helpers franchise is opening a state-of-the-art training center in Mesa, AZ, to better prepare the local community of caregivers and its own staff for the rigors of in-home care.
NPHI implores Congress to extend Medicare sequestration moratorium another year
Sep 28, 2021
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation is still waiting to hear from congressional leaders about its request to extend the suspension of the 2% Medicare payment cuts through the...
Here’s how COVID-19 affected U.S. online searches, trends and behavior in the senior care industry
Sep 28, 2021
The data shows that users were looking more for home care services versus assisted living facilities and nursing homes, potentially due to concern about COVID-19. Research also shows that consumers are...
In-home booster preparations underway at some home care agencies
Sep 24, 2021
Even before another federal agency’s panel approved booster shots for seniors, the wheels were in motion at some home care companies to get COVID-19 boosters into the arms of their clients.