Hospices Seek to Maximize Employee Satisfaction Amid Pandemic Turnover

Amid industry-wide staffing shortages, hospices are progressively focusing on strategies to reduce turnover and improve employee satisfaction. Recent research indicates that providers can do more to support hospice staff work/life balance needs and boost morale to mitigate burnout and grow their workforce as they contend with added pressures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Staffing issues […]

Data, Referral Partnerships Keys to Success in Value-Based Hospice Care

The rising tide of evolving payment models forthcoming in 2021 have hospice providers nationwide bracing for waves of change in end-of-life and serious illness care. As the move towards value-based care takes effect, providers will need to expand referral partnerships and enhance data analysis efforts to improve access to patients and families who could benefit […]

Interim Healthcare Expands with Louisiana Franchise

Interim HealthCare Inc. has expanded its footprint in the South with a new franchise location. The new Interim HealthCare of East Louisiana, a provider of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, will serve New Orleans and other nearby communities. Interim’s franchise business model is unique in health care. Franchise owners in the network range from […]

Caring Brands International Acquires Irish Hospice, Home Care Franchise

Caring Brands International (CBI) has acquired Bluebird Care Master, a home care, hospice and personal care franchise company located in the Republic of Ireland. CBI is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction gives CBI franchising rights throughout Ireland under the Bluebird Care […]

Interim HealthCare Offers Education, Support for Dementia Patient Caregivers

Hospice providers have increasingly focused on dementia care among the rising demand to support these caregivers and the unique challenges they face. Interim HealthCare is among the providers boosting support for dementia caregivers with a recently launched guide addressing the specific complexities of these patients’ needs. As the number of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

Hospice Providers Work to Boost Staff Morale Amid Pandemic Pressures

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on hospice providers, including a heavy impact on its workforce. Many staff are experiencing physical and mental health challenges while continuing to deliver care to patients at highest risk. Hospices nationwide are finding new and encouraging ways to help boost morale and keep their workforce thriving amid […]

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 Expected to Grow in 2020, Increase Focus on Social Determinants

The hospice space should see extensive growth during 2020 as well an increasing focus on social determinants of health. Demographic tailwinds are among the drivers of hospice growth, as well as a driver of investment in hospice companies. An estimated 10,000 people in the United States become Medicare-eligible each day, a trend that many expect […]

Interim Healthcare Finds Winning Strategy on Staff Retention

Hospice and home health care provider Interim Healthcare is pursuing a multifaceted initiative to combat the effects of industry-wide staffing shortages. Combined, these efforts have enabled the company’s franchisees to increase the number of candidates they attract by five fold. Currently the United States has 13.35 hospice and palliative care specialists for every 100,000 adults […]

Complementary Therapies Can Build Hospice Market Share

From animals to acupuncture, hospices are supplementing traditional “heads, meds, and beds” care with complementary therapies. Programs such as pet/animal therapy, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, meditation, art, music, and other complementary therapies are drawing increased patient and family attention, leading more hospices to offer these types of services. In one study, 29% of hospices (169 out […]