Cultural Training, Community Outreach Bridges Gaps in Hospice Service

Providers have increasingly focused on closing racial and cultural gaps to equitable hospice care among historically underserved populations. Investing in culturally competent staff and local outreach could help break down barriers preventing many African American, Hispanic and Native American patients from accessing hospice. Racial disparities in utilization of hospice and palliative care persist, with data […]

PPE Shortages Remain a Top Concern for Hospice Providers´╗┐

Health care organizations of all stripes have been struggling to obtain the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to maintain continuity of care safely during the pandemic, and hospices have been no exception. Hospice providers of all walks have had varied experiences in PPE supply lines, with some having deeper pockets and greater access than others. […]

WellSky, CompanyMileage Collaborate to Cut Hospice Mileage Costs

Lenexa, Kan.-based health care technology company WellSky has forged a partnership with reimbursement solutions firm CompanyMileage to develop systems designed to improve the efficiency of employee travel for hospice and home health companies. The companies report that the system has reduced mileage reimbursement costs for some organizations by as much as 30%. WellSky is a […]

Hospices Look To Millennials to Fill Staff Shortages

As hospices stare down widespread staff shortages across all disciplines, many are looking to the millennial generation to fill those gaps, adapting recruitment and retention strategies to potential employees who came of age in a very different cultural environment than their baby boomer or Generation X colleagues. Hospices are already struggling to fill their ranks.The […]