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Is there such a thing as waiting too long to use hospice?
Sharing a ConsumerReports.com article about “how waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse.”
According to the article:
Many people who are near the end of life wait too long to enter hospice care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
In hospice care, attempts to cure a disease are usually replaced with treatments solely for pain and suffering, delivered by a specialized team. It usually includes medical and nursing care, counseling and social services, and it can be given at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital facility.
“It’s National Case Management week! This year’s ACMA theme, Case Management: Setting New Standards For Care was selected to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 19 and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Across all care settings, case managers are making the difference! ACMA encourages you to use this week to commend your team and recognize the importance of the case management professionals who dedicate their careers to patients and healthcare organizations.” Celebrate your #casemanagement team during National Case Management Week! #NCMW @TheACMA
Suncrest Hospice of Colorado-Pueblo, A Bristol Hospice Company, participated in the Safety of Seniors Conference sponsored by the Senior Resource Development Agency on Tuesday, September 17.
It was our great honor to present at this event attended by approximately 200 people in the community of Pueblo. Our Community Liaison, Richelle Lucero, spoke on the “Myths and Facts” of hospice. Richelle received great feedback as to theeducation provided to the attendees.
Seniors received a warm welcome from Steve Nawrocki, Executive Director and valuable information from the Pueblo Police Department, the Alzheimer’s Association, Matter of Balance, Advanced Directives courtesy of 211 and a fun presentation by SRDA Lifeline. Our lunchtime entertainment was Rick Blessing, with a Frank Sinatra tribute.
What a fun filled day and a wonderful community event. Bristol Hospice companies make a great effort to better the communities they are in, and Suncrest Hospice of Colorado, Pueblo is no exception.
Our senior citizens have contributed so much to our communities and helped make them what they are today. National Senior Citizens Day is the day to show them our appreciation and support and recognize their accomplishments. It’s also a time to help raise awareness of various issues that affect senior citizens. Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate? August 21 —National Senior Citizens Day — is the day to let them know how much you care about them.
Last month, the Office of the Inspector General released two new reports following its investigation into hospice care in the U.S. the NHPCO responded to New OIG Reports on Hospice Care with a press release stating that, “NHPCO welcomes the opportunity to shed a light on high quality providers as well as those that fall short in providing appropriate care.”
At Bristol Hospice, compliance forms the backbone of the company and in light of these reports from OIG and NHPCO, we want to take this opportunity to share some of these compliance aspects which we consider makes us one of the “high quality providers”.
The management team of Optimal Hospice Care, A Bristol Hospice Company in Bakersfield, had the wonderful opportunity to cook breakfast for the campers at the Optimal Hospice Foundation Kids camp this past week.
With hands covered in bacon grease or pancake batter, the team was able to make an impact through their act of service for the children at camp. We have such a great team of caring professionals, who always go above and beyond.
Everyone had a great time, and all are looking forward to doing it again next year!
It is incredibly fulfilling to do the work that we have the honor to do, day in, and day out. To receive such notes like this from a patient’s family, reminds us just how important it is to keep on doing our very best, in every day.
What a compliment: “You run like NASA with the heart of the Lord”.
Our mission – after all – is ‘that all patients and families entrusted to our care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care.’
Weaving together three stories of visionary medical providers who practice on the cutting edge of life and death, helping to change the way we think about both – Join us! See details here: