Hospice Providers: Staffing is Our Top 2020 Challenge

Concerns about staffing outweigh worries about growing competition in the hospice space as well as emerging payment models that stand to transform aspects of the industry such as the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in and the Primary Care First initiatives. Hospice News in collaboration with Dallas-based tech company Homecare Homebase surveyed more than 300 industry professionals, […]

Hospice Nurse Building Nationwide Model for End-of-Life Clinician Training

As hospices contend with industry-wide staff shortages, Susan Lysaght Hurley, director of research at Massachusetts-based hospice provider Care Dimensions, is working to transform her organization’s nurse residency program into a national model.  The number of hospice and palliative care clinicians will drop precipitously during the next two decades, largely due to retirements and staff leaving […]

Hospice Provider Care Dimensions Launches Learning Institute

Massachusetts-based hospice and palliative care provider Care Dimensions has created a Learning Institute to educate the public, clinicians nationwide, and their own staff about hospice and palliative care. The organization has provided public education since its inception nearly 40 years ago, but recently decided to formalize their disparate programs under a single brand. Among their […]

Care Dimensions Achieves 1.38% Readmission Rate Via Telehealth

Massachusetts-based hospice provide Care Dimensions has reduced its average 30-day hospital readmissions rate to 1.38% during the course of one year for patients who are enrolled in the company’s telehealth program. Care Dimensions has worked in concert with technology company Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to expand its program to a higher number of patients. The […]