Bluegrass Care Navigators Unveils Integrative Medicine Program

Lexington, Ky.-based hospice provider Bluegrass Care Navigators has developed an integrative medicine program to help manage patients’ symptoms, such as pain and anxiety. Integrative medicine combines conventional medical care with complementary treatments such as bodywork or art and music therapy. The organization’s board of directors recommended the new service offerings at their recent meeting.  “We […]

Bluegrass Care Navigators Launches New Pediatric Palliative Care Service

Lexington, Ky.-based hospice provider Bluegrass Care Navigators has unveiled a new community-based pediatric palliative care program called Bright Path, offering specialized medical care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults suffering from serious illness.  Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, nurses, clinical social workers, and chaplains comprise the multidisciplinary team providing care through Bright Path. A […]

Strategies to Prevent Drug Diversion in Hospice Care

Hospice providers are paying closer attention to the issue of drug diversion, as the opioid crisis continues and a rising number of prescription drugs finding their way to street dealers and black market internet sites. Consequently, pain management, one of hospices’ most essential priorities, has become more complicated. Hospice providers are seeking new ways to […]

Kentucky Passes Law to Expand Palliative Care

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law legislation to expand awareness and utilization of palliative care throughout the state. Kentucky Senate Bill 65 will establish a Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council as well as a Professional Information and Education Program by July 2020. “I’m thrilled that SB 65 has finally passed,” the bill’s sponsor, State […]