I read Joan Wickersham’s “The night we hung up on hospice” with great sadness. The scenario she described is like what I have experienced, as both a caregiver and a patient with a long-term chronic illness. The problem is not with hospice — the problem is in lack of training
Boston Globe: Hospice workers understand they must always strive to do better
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McKnight’s Senior Living: Aging services provider group supports increased regulation of hospice programs
LeadingAge is adding its organizational voice to other industry groups supporting the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s call for increased oversight related to hospice care. In two reports issued Tuesday, the OIG found that the majority of Medicare-certified hospices providing care in assisted living communities, skilled
Between 2012 and 2016, 20% of U.S. hospices experienced a condition-level finding from regulators that posed serious risks to patient life and safety, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), but that proverbial coin has another side: 80% of