[UPDATED]Heart of Hospice Creates New Parent Brand, Launches Two Subsidiaries

Charleston, S.C.-based Heart of Hospice has launched two subsidiaries — Palliative Care at Heart and Supportive Care at Heart, organized under a new parent brand called Care at Heart. Through these new affiliated companies, the hospice intends to engage with patients earlier in the course of their illnesses and create a longitudinal continuum of care. […]

Social Isolation a Threat to Hospice Patients During COVID-19

The threat of COVID-19 has forced many providers to keep high-risk seriously and terminally ill patients isolated to limit the virus’s exposure and spread. As families become disconnected from loved ones approaching the end of life, hospice providers have sought new ways to offer mental health support during the pandemic. Social isolation during the coronavirus […]

Hospices Respond to Influx of COVID Patients, Keep Families Connected

As the health care system strives to care for the legions of patients suffering from COVID-19, hospices have accepted an influx of patients who are infected with the virus. With hospice and palliative care patients among the most vulnerable to coronavirus disease infection, providers have ramped up infection control efforts to protect those at highest […]

Heart of Hospice Temporary COVID Inpatient Unit Made Permanent

The State of Louisiana will allow New Orleans-based Heart of Hospice to transition its temporary inpatient unit devoted to serving COVID-19 patients to a permanent facility available to patients with any terminal diagnosis. The hospice provider established the pop-up unit in April to accommodate an influx of patients infected with the virus, which has claimed […]

Hospices Tackle Telehealth Challenges During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered some of the hands-on patient care that hospices deliver. While some hospices were well-positioned to integrate and increase technology utilization into a wider scope of services, others have hit obstacles. When the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced temporary waivers on requirements last month, expanding the allowable […]

Hospice Providers Quickly Opening Inpatient Units for COVID-19 Patients

Hospices are adapting their inpatient facilities to care for COVID-19 patients as the number of people afflicted with the virus continues to swell. Though many, if not most, coronavirus patients receive care in their homes, in some instances the severity of symptoms necessitates inpatient care.  Georgia-based Hospice Savannah and some locations of the national chain […]

Heart of Hospice Acquires Heartstrings

Charleston, S.C.-based Heart of Hospice, LLC, a subsidiary of Evening Post Industries (EPI) Group, has purchased Heartstrings Hospice for an undisclosed sum. Heartstrings will transition to the Heart of Hospice brand. Heartstrings will expand the Heart of Hospice footprint in South Carolina. The company presently serves more than 1,500 patients from 17 locations is Arkansas, […]