Our Oregon team brought both beauty and joy to our patients this holiday season. Helping them share in the festivities by delivering special ornaments – personalized by our volunteers.
Here is our Bristol Hospice Pathways team, sharing their 1st Place trophy and best prize award for this year’s ‘Festival of Lights’ parade in Waxahachie, TX. What an honor it is for us, to be a support to our Pathways community and share in such a beautiful holiday season tradition.
As she previously stated, the downtown Development Director Anita Brown said “This is a gift to the community to kick off our holiday season and to celebrate all the wonderful things that Waxahachie is known for like beauty, gingerbread, fun, and community. It is a great night.”
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
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”.
Happy CNA Day! Today is set aside to recognize the career nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others. It also marks the beginning of the 42nd Annual “National Nursing Assistant” week, June 13th -20th. Nursing assistants are such an important part of patient care and we at Bristol Hospice cannot be more thankful for our CNA and Home Health Aide workers. If you see a CNA in the field today, make sure to take a moment and say – THANK YOU!