Hospice Care Resources

Hospice Improves Quantity and Quality of Life
http://www.seriousillness.org/grandstrand/administrative/featurearticle.php

 

Hospice and Respite Care – Medicare.gov
http://www.medicare.gov/coverage/hospice-and-respite-care.html

 

Hospice Care – National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/hospice

 

Hospice Payment System – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/hospice_pay_sys_fs.pdf

 

Hospice Care – Help Guide: Quality of Life at the End of Life
http://www.helpguide.org/elder/hospice_care.htm

 

Advance Directives – Nevada
http://dhcfp.state.nv.us/advancedirectives.htm

 

Advance Directives – Arizona
https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/lifecare/LCP_Packet_fillable.pdf

 

Advance Directives – Iowa
http://www.caringinfo.org/files/public/ad/Iowa.pdf

 

Advance Directives - Illinois
http://www.caringinfo.org/files/public/ad/Illinois.pdf

Industry News
Information session on hospice scheduled at Heritage Park
8/13/2017 3:28:00 AM
Heritage Park will hold an Education Series night beginning with snacks at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 2001 Hobson Road. The topic will be “What is Hospice?” The event will be hosed by Heart to Heart Hospice. To RSVP, call Carrie at 260-484-9557. View More...

End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use
8/7/2017 8:00:00 PM
1 Cara McDermott, PharmD, PhD, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues linked insurance claims to clinical information to examine ... younger than 65 years were enrolled in hospice; 40.5% of those not enrolled in hospice ... View More...

HEALTH BRIEFS: Week of Aug. 14
8/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
Hospice Midland Inspiration Center ... family and friends. For stroke warnings signs information, call Karry Morris at 640-2331. For group information, call Paula Waldrop at 640-1132. Men with Multiple Sclerosis support group has been newly formed for ... View More...

Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to Thrive still be Admitted to Hospice?
9/25/2014 2:37:31 PM
A Case Example Getting back to our question “Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to ... diagnoses for inclusion on the hospice claim. Hospices have the flexibility to determine how to take the physicians’ information about diagnoses and ... View More...

How tens of thousands of patients who weren’t actually dying wound up on hospice care
9/14/2016 4:15:40 PM
But over the past decade, as a 2014 Washington Post investigation found ... Now government inspectors have turned up information about how that happens. About one in three hospice patients were not given key information about what the choice of hospice ... View More...

Increasing Hospice Use Among Hispanics and Latinos: 'Walk With You Every Stage of This Journey'
11/19/2015 1:38:00 AM
That two-part approach opens the door to discussing the day-to-day resources and support that hospice provides. Translating the Language of Care For Spanish speakers with limited English, the language barrier can stand in the way of information ... View More...

10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice
7/14/2016 8:48:43 AM
More transparency may be coming to hospice organizations. The government doesn't publish hospice information for consumers as it does for nursing homes. That may be changing, Rotella says. It could be years before it's fully implemented, but a move is ... View More...

Hospice patients more likely to die at home, receive efficient care
11/11/2014 5:37:35 PM
People in hospice are less likely to die in a hospital or nursing ... “Doctors need to be frank about giving patients the information even though it’s uncomfortable, so that patients have a choice in the care that they want,” he said. View More...

Medicare considers changing hospice care policy
4/19/2015 11:06:00 PM
"The emergency room physician should be aware that this is a hospice patient with lung cancer as opposed to an 85-year-old male who fell at Denny's," she said. Patients and their families may be afraid to volunteer that information, said Dr. Al-Abousi. View More...

18th annual Hospice golf tournament
7/20/2017 10:13:00 PM
Our commitment at Hospice of Southern Illinois is to be with our patients and their loved ones through the changing needs of the end-of-life process and the grief experience. For more information about Hospice of Southern Illinois, visit our website ... View More...

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