Home hospice care

Innovations

Hospice Revamps Staffing and Services To Offer Culturally Competent Care and Outreach to Hispanic Community, Enhancing Awareness and Acceptance of End-of-Life Services 01/23/13

To attract and better serve the many Hispanics in its local community, Hospice by the Sea, Inc., created the Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) program, which featured cultural competency training...

System-Integrated Program Coordinates Care for People With Advanced Illness, Leading to Greater Use of Hospice Services, Lower Utilization and Costs, and High Satisfaction 12/20/11

Sutter Health's Advanced Illness Management program helps Medicare patients with late-stage chronic illness and their families make person-centered care decisions at the end of life. The program,...

Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby 05/25/11

The Hand-in-Hand Perinatal Palliative Care Program provides a formal, organized system of support for pregnant women and families who experience or will soon experience the loss of a baby with a...

Afterhours Telephone and In-Home Hospice Care Leads to High Satisfaction and Anecdotal Reports of Fewer 911 Calls and Emergency Department Visits 10/31/08

VITAS Telecare service centers address a wide variety of hospice patient and family member needs after hours, providing advice and comfort over the telephone and dispatching nurses to patient...

In-Home Palliative Care Allows More Patients to Die at Home, Leading to Higher Satisfaction and Lower Acute Care Utilization and Costs 10/27/08

Kaiser Permanente developed a home-based model of palliative care that uses an interdisciplinary team of providers to manage symptoms and pain, provide emotional and spiritual support, and educate...

QualityTools

Health Information Technology Toolkit for Home Health Agencies 09/01/11

This toolkit for home health agencies, private duty nursing services, home-based hospices, and other organizations providing health care services, provides resources and tools to plan and implement health information technology in the home health...

Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are...

Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home 12/17/07

This guide provides information for people caring for someone with AIDS at home. It is also for people with AIDS and HIV infection who are sick and need care.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • How to get ready to take...
Post-Acute Transfer Form 11/29/07

This form is used to standardize information transferred between acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities throughout the four-county northeastern Ohio region. It may be adapted for use in other areas. It includes information on...

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