Growing Number of Hospices Pursuing Trauma-Informed Care

When a hospice patient suffering from dementia began to hoard milk and other fluids, he was almost asked to leave the skilled nursing facility caring for him. But hospice staff trained in trauma-informed care recognized his fear response and pursued interventions, bringing the patient relief and allowing him to remain in the place he called […]

Crossroads Ramps Up Community Education with New VP

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is expanding community and clinical education about hospice and palliative care throughout its seven-state service region, establishing a new vice president post to spur the efforts. Nurse practitioner and new Vice President of Palliative Education Maite Uribe came to the United States from Australia to lead the program. Community-based palliative […]

Hospices Can Build Financially Sustainable Palliative Care Programs

Hospices provide 50% of the community-based palliative care delivered in the United States, but many find it challenging to make their programs profitable or break even, often relying on philanthropy to support their efforts. However, some organizations are implementing innovative models and developing payer relationships that can turn that trend around.  Interest in palliative care […]