Posted on December 27, 2017 in Hospice EducationIn 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began reducing Medicare payments for hospitals deemed to have excess readmissions for patients within 30 days. While readmission rates have dropped in the past five years, over 2500 hospitals still faced these penalties.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - December 2017
Posted on December 27, 2017 in Hospice Education“I want to make a difference.” For many young people, especially those who may be considering a career in the healthcare professions, that sentiment probably has a familiar ring to it.
Posted on December 21, 2017 in Caregiving TipsCoping with the loss of a loved one can lead a person through a spectrum of confusing emotions. These emotions can range from shock to anger to depression to guilt and beyond. While everyone grieves differently and experiences unique emotions, it is quite common to encounter at least some of these. When the person who has passed happened to be particularly close to the person in grief, feelings of loneliness and isolation can be among the most common.
Posted on December 20, 2017 in Caregiving TipsThe holiday season can be a challenging time for hospice families, patients and those who care for them. It can also bring out the best in people.
Posted on December 18, 2017 in Gift of a DayChristmas is a magical time of year, and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient George Gillespie loves every bit of it. For him, it’s just not Christmas without the lights, the decorations, and of course, the tree.