NewsLine - December 2011 - (Page 17)

A Free Tool to Help Assess Your Community’s Needs Those hospice providers which have the capacity and interest in expanding their services to meet unmet needs in their communities now have a new tool at their disposal—NHPCO’s Continuum of Care Assessment. Designed as an Excel Workbook, the Assessment guides you through an eight-step process to help you determine unmet needs and your ability to fill them, either alone or in collaboration with other providers. The eight steps, which are presented as separate tabs in the Excel Workbook, include: 1. Internal Hospice Assessment 2. Hospice Competitor Assessment 3. Community Services Assessment 4. Organizational Strength Assessment 5. Prioritizing and Mapping Gaps and Strengths 6. Community Data and Trends 7. Determining Return on Investment 8. Implementation Keep in mind that the Assessment may take several weeks or months to complete. To facilitate interdisciplinary perspectives and input, NHPCO recommends that you form a workgroup to complete the Assessment in collaboration with your organization’s leadership team and other stakeholders. At the conclusion of the process, you will have detailed information about the types of services offered in your community, as well as the assets of your organization that can be leveraged to develop new services or enhance those you already have. Designed as an Excel Workbook, the Assessment guides you through an 8-step process NewsLine 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - December 2011

Working With Modern Families
A Message From Don
Regaining Trust
Need Compliance Answers? (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum
New Community Assessment Tool
The Voice of NCHPP
Helping the Person With Intellectual Disabilities Grieve
Bereavement Professional Monthly Chats
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
We Earned Our Merit Badge in Efficiency (display ad)
NHPCO Honors Hospice Service
Are POLST Registries Part of Our Future?
Virtual Conference for Volunteers and Volunteer Managers
Winning Entries from 2011 Creative Arts Contest
Delta Care Rx (display ad)
Member News and Notes
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
A New Way to Support Hospice
FHSSA Newsletter

NewsLine - December 2011