Hospices Mobilize to Meet Demand for Grief Care During COVID

Hospice providers have had to adapt their bereavement program to comply with social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public health emergency has complicated their ability to provide grief services even as demand continues to rise, largely due to the killer virus. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires hospice providers […]

Hospices Redesign Bereavement Care Due to Social Distancing

Hospice providers nationwide are reassessing how they provide bereavement care due to the need for social distancing during the ongoing pandemic. With few other options, many are turning to telehealth systems to support grieving families. Hospices have had to cancel in-person counseling sessions, meetings with families as well as support groups and other services to […]

Washington Hospice Expands after Hospital Ends Services

Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) is expanding its service area after a local hospital ended its hospice care program. The Walla Walla, Wash.-based hospice, which currently serves its home county as well as Columbia County in Washington and parts of Umatilla County in Oregon, will now provide care to Pendleton, Ore., and its surrounding communities. […]