NewsLine - September 2013 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: Hospice of Hope’s Expansion into Long Term Care Hospice of Hope, based in Maysville, KY, opened an assisted living facility last February. A risky move? Executive Director Kavin Cartmell discusses why her organization chose to expand into LTC as well as the community assessment process that provided valuable input all along the way. PLUS: VSED and Hospice Care: A Case Study If a patient decides to forgo eating and drinking in order to hasten death, how should a hospice respond? The NHPCO Ethics Advisory Council offers a case study and questions in the spirit of fostering robust discussion on this difficult issue — with the ultimate goal of helping hospices become better prepared should such a situation arise. A Q&A With Judith Fox In her new book, One Foot Forward, photographer and author, , Judith Fox, shares the poignant stories and portraits of 20 widowed women and men who’ve grieved, accepted, and persevered in the face of losing a loved one. In this heartwarming interview, she shares her very personal reasons for choosing this topic as the subject of her second book. Hospice Quality Reporting: A Look Back Much of what we’ve learned over the past year can help us address the new quality reporting requirements that become effective in CY2014. In this article, the NCHPP QAPI Steering Committee shares direct feedback from their experiences to help inform our future work. 2013 Circle of Life Honorees Free Resources for Pain Awareness Month New Report on the Achievements of WHV Partners A Message From Don Member News Compliance Tip Videos Worth Watching

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

Hospice of Hope's Expansion into LTC
A Message From Don
VSED and Hospice Care: A Case Study
A Q&A With Judith Fox
Glatfelter Healthcare (display ad)
Simione Consulting (display ad)   
2013 Circle of Life Honorees
Quality Reporting: A Look Back at the First Year
GSA Scientific Meeting (display ad)
HAN Intensive Participants
New Report on WHV Partner Achievements
Free Resources for Pain Awareness Month
Member News and Notes
Compliance Tip  
Virtual Conference: Nov 4-8 (display ad)
Videos Worth Watching
Links to Resources on the NHPCO Website 

NewsLine - September 2013