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The Denver Hospice’s Comfortable Dying PIP
The hospice discusses a performance improvement project— and new Comfortable Dying Protocol—that helped staff control pain in 94 percent of home patients within 48 hours of admission. Their work can serve as a timely example as members prepare for the CMS quality reporting requirements.
New Study on Dementia Patients
A new study shows that bereaved family members of nursing home patients who died of dementia felt their loved ones had received better care because of hospice. This article recaps the positive findings.
• Hospice Care Wins Big Impact Award
• The 2011 Hospice Quilt • A New Tool for Choosing a Quality Hospice • Coming This Winter: National Buyer’s Guide
Hospice in the Continuum
Redmond-Sisters Hospice is a small, rural program in Central Oregon. Despite a limited budget for expansion, it introduced a Transitions program seven years ago. Executive Director Rebecca Bryan provides valuable insights based on their experience.
The Voice of NCHPP
Hospice By The Bay adopted a transdisciplinary team model in 2007. Laura Koehler discusses the many rewards.
2011 Circle of Life Honorees A Message From Don Member News and Notes Regulatory Tip of the Month FHSSA Newsletter
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - September 2011