How Death Doulas Can Help Hospices Improve Health Equity

End-of-life doulas can help hospices’ efforts to improve health equity in hard to reach settings while also improving quality in the last days of life. The quantity and quality of patient visits during the last days of life is an important quality measure for hospice providers. Having doulas at the bedside during the last days […]

Palliative Care’s Momentum Growing Among Hospice Providers

Hospices are increasingly eying palliative care as a promising growth opportunity, prioritizing expansion in that field over other health care service lines. More than half (56%) of hospice care professionals indicated that they planned to launch palliative care programs during 2023 in this year’s Hospice News Industry Outlook Survey, prepared in collaboration with Homecare Homebase. […]

Palliative Care Providers ‘Blazing Trails’ with Creative Staffing Models

With limited means of palliative care reimbursement, providers have had to develop creative approaches to their staffing models. Some of those employers have folded wages for palliative care staff into the budgets of their hospice programs, for example. Others have designed a “pay as you go” model as they build out their palliative care businesses. […]

Heart to Heart Hospice Opens Texas De Novo

Heart to Heart Hospice has expanded to Temple, Texas, in the central region of that state. The de novo location will serve eight counties in the Lone Star State.  Dallas-Fort Worth-based Heart to Heart Hospice provides care through 52 locations in Texas, Indiana and Michigan. “This is a fast-growing area that has been directly underserved […]