LeadingAge Ohio Campaign Aims to Grow Aging Services Workforce

LeadingAge Ohio recently launched a public awareness campaign designed to break down misperceptions around aging health care and improve access to careers in these services. Dubbed Gateways to Care, the campaign is designed to “change the narrative around aging services,” as well as generate career pathways in various senior health sectors, the nonprofit membership organization […]

Changing Hospice Conversation Key to Improving Caregiver Support

Support for family caregivers of seriously ill patients is both limited and fragmented, but changing the conversation about the end of life could fill some of the gaps. Nationwide, existing support and services are often scarce or insufficient to meet families’ needs, according to Ben Marcantonio, COO and interim president and CEO of the National […]

Focus Group Study: 30% Believe Hospice Intentionally Hastens Death

About 30% of participants in a recent study said they believe that “hospice intentionally hastens death and the dying process.” The data appeared in a recently developed evidence-based serious illness messaging toolkit from the MessageLab Serious Illness Messaging Project. The toolkit identifies new approaches for hospice and palliative care providers to break down barriers of […]