Hospices Seek to Bridge Racial Divides in Access to Care

Hospice providers are increasingly strategizing to improve access to end-of-life care among historically underserved populations in African American, Hispanic and Native American communities. With ongoing civil unrest nationwide bringing racial inequity issues to the forefront in health care, many providers have worked to better understand the underlying issues for these disparities and demonstrate the value […]

Hospices Refocus on Staff Mental Health During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has elevated attention to the mental health needs of the hospice workforce. Hospice executives have increasingly focused on providing new avenues of support for staff as they are buffeted with waves of COVID-19 challenges while caring for high-risk patients and their families. Workforce shortages and staff burnout have been ongoing issues in […]

Social Workers Adapt to Hospice Care In a Pandemic

The ongoing social isolation and distancing measures to reduce spread of the coronavirus pandemic has challenged a vital element of social and psychosocial services in the realm of hospice care. As the outbreak continues impacting communities throughout the nation, hospice social workers have become adaptive to continue serving patients and families in need. At the […]

Hospices Leverage Telehealth for Interdisciplinary Care

Telehealth use continues to expand in hospice care as providers find new ways to connect with patients and families from a distance during the coronavirus pandemic. The first priority for hospices was adapting telehealth to address patients’ medical needs, but they have moved on to broaden the scope to include a variety of interdisciplinary services. […]