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Feb 4, 2019, 4:47 PM
On December 7, 2018, the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Four Seasons was privileged to honor U.S. Army National Guard veteran Sammy D. Bruce of Hendersonville with a special pinning ceremony. Mr. Bruce is the 400th veteran hospice patient to be recognized since Four Seasons began partnership in the We Honor Veterans program in 2014.
Jan 18, 2019, 4:53 PM
NPHI, made up of not-for-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care programs from across the country, applauds the thoughtful approach and leadership of the Innovation Center team, to recognize that consideration of a MA carve-in should take place in a voluntary, demonstration environment where lessons learned can be carefully considered before any steps are taken toward a permanent change.
Nov 20, 2018, 3:46 PM
The United States will experience significant growth of the population older than age 65 in the coming decades, which will contribute to an increase in the number of people living with chronic and serious illnesses in the community. Field experts, policy makers, and health care leaders have identified the lack of an adequately prepared workforce as a critical barrier to delivering high-quality, community-based care for this population.
Sep 12, 2018, 1:32 PM
CLEVELAND — It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump golden retriever named Linus, a therapy dog, wanders from one person to another, gratefully accepting their caresses.
Aug 3, 2018, 12:30 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676). This act moves to enhance and expand advanced illness care through strengthening provider training and public outreach programs.
Jul 27, 2018, 1:09 PM
Palliative care experts say it is not uncommon for people in hospice care to perk up briefly before they die, sometimes speaking clearly or asking for food.
May 24, 2018, 6:17 PM
On May 12, four NPHI members were recognized by Modern Healthcare as among the country’s Best Places to Work for 2018. The four members include Bluegrass Care Navigators (KY), Care Dimensions (MA), Joliet Area Community Hospice (IL), and Nathan Adelson Hospice (NV). Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work program has annually acknowledged outstanding employers of the healthcare industry since 2008. An alphabetical list of this year’s honored healthcare organizations and companies was released, official rankings won’t be known until late September.
Dec 9, 2017, 4:35 PM
Despite living in a country that delivers some of the best health care in the world, we often settle for end-of-life care that is inconsistent with our wishes and administered in settings that are unfamiliar, even dangerous. In California, for example, 70 percent of individuals surveyed said they wish to die at home, yet 68 percent do not.
Nov 14, 2017, 4:42 PM
The National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) gathered leaders of member hospices and their partners from across the country at its first annual Igniting Innovation Summit from October 9-11, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.