Hospices Ramp Up Staff Screening Procedures for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospices are honing their screening procedures to protect staff as they visit patients’ homes. However, many challenges resulting from the pandemic’s pitfalls have placed a strain on providers as they work to protect patients and their workforce. Many hospices geared up their prevention measures at the pandemic’s onset. Hospices bolstered […]

Hospices Contend with Medication Shortages Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining every corner of the health care system, and pharmacies are no exception. Consequently, some hospice providers and patients are experiencing difficulty accessing some essential medications. In some instances, the pandemic is exacerbating existing problems. Hospice providers around the country have been seeing ongoing shortages of general opioids, such as morphine […]