NewsLine - May 2013 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: Increasing Your ‘Direct-from-Family’ Referrals Do you aim to get 5 to 10 percent of your referrals directly from patients or their families? What if you could get 20 or 30 percent—or even 35—directly from them? That’s what Hospice at Home in St. Joseph, Michigan was able to achieve after a concerted effort to raise its visibility and let prospective patients and families know that they can self-refer. See what they did—so you can do the same! PLUS: The Advantages of Mobile Technology at the Bedside Mobile applications can be a valuable tool at the bedside in addition to offering many operational efficiencies. Technology expert, Scott Herrmann, discusses the key benefits, along with tips when shopping for a mobile service. Dementia: A Closer Look Short Takes: The growing number of people affected by dementia is nothing less than staggering—and the future outlook has wide-ranging implications for family caregivers and healthcare professionals alike. To help hospice staff understand this complex and often-misunderstood disease, this feature includes two valuable articles. Dr. Lena Smith provides a medically focused overview of the four most common forms of dementia while Reverend Carla Cheatham discusses her personal journey to better understand the disease and the great gifts she’s received in doing so. • ehospice USA Unveiled •  ost a Screening of H “Honor Flight, the Movie” •  ew Report Released on N Inpatient Hospital Deaths •  wo New Reports to Help T Evaluate Your Hospice Operations A Message From Don Compliance Tip Educational Offerings Videos Worth Watching News From FHSSA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - May 2013

Increasing Your Direct-from-Family Referrals
A Message From Don
Lighthouse of Hope Fund
The Advantages of Mobile Technology at the Bedside
Simione Consulting (display ad)
Revised State Hospice Profiles (display ad)
Dementia: A Closer Look
Differentiating Dementias
Spiritual Care for Patients With Dementia
NHF Gala Sponsors (display ad)
Make an Impact: African PC Nursing Scholarship (display ad)
ehospice USA Unveiled
Host a Screening of “Honor Flight, the Movie”
Two New Reports to Help You Evaluate Your Operations
New Report Released on Inpatient Hospital Deaths
Compliance Tip
New Online Courses from NHPCO’s E-OL
Videos Worth Watching
News From FHSSA

NewsLine - May 2013