LifeTouch to Merge with Arkansas Hospice

On June 1, LifeTouch Hospice will merge with Arkansas Hospice. Both organizations are nonprofits. Both hospices are owned and operated by the SHARE Foundation, a nonprofit, faith-based organization. The hospice last year served 430 patients in a five-county region of Arkansas. “It is an honor to be asked to continue the mission of another long-standing, […]

Arkansas Hospice Acquires First Choice Senior Care

The nonprofit Arkansas Hospice has acquired First Choice Senior Care (FCSC) of Little Rock for an undisclosed sum. FCSC provides companion services, personal care and other programs to address the nonmedical needs of the aging and seriously ill. Arkansas Hospice cares for nearly 600 patients daily from 10 locations and three inpatient facilities in 43 […]

Delta Variant Has Hospices Increasingly Concerned About Operations, Finances

A year and half into the novel coronavirus pandemic, hospices are growing increasingly concerned that emerging variants of the virus will severely impact their operations, workforce and finances. As infections surge, particularly among the unvaccinated, many communities are reinstating precautions that have been relaxed as more people get their shots. More than 610,000 lives have […]

Hospices Leverage Acute Care Partnerships´╗┐ to Improve Access to Care

While staring down tighter reimbursements and intensified regulatory scrutiny, hospices are becoming interested in health care system integration because of improved access, collaboration, operational support, and financial stability. Hospices and hospitals are increasingly joining forces to provide goal concordant care, reduce costs and prevent readmissions, while supporting growth for the hospice. While most people wish […]