||How 2020 has shaped the future of healthcare
||... forward. The strain the virus has placed on care delivery serves as an opportunity for both reflection and growth, as we look to advance our public health infrastructure.Lessons Learned from Covid-19 Regarding advance care planning , Covid-19 provided everyone with a rare example of why it is so vital to communicate end-of-life wishes in a clear and easily accessible way. It also exposed the greater need ...
||Boost rehab efforts to improve poor post-acute pneumonia outlook, clinicians say
||McKnight's Long Term Care News
||PrintHospitalization for pneumonia comes at a steep cost for nursing home residents, a new study finds. Advance care planning and rehabilitation efforts are key to ensuring successful post-acute care, investigators say.The researchers followed Medicare enrollees, pulling data from multiple Minimum Data Set assessments. They found that among nearly 250,000 U.S. nursing home residents admitted to a hospital for pneumonia between 2013 and 2014, fully 90% experienced severe ...
||Aging Matters: Salem Band Quartets to livestream concert
||... donation options for Sunnyside Ministry, and the Salem Band. You can access the concert starting at 7 p.m. at www.facebook.com/NewPhiladelphiaMoravianChurch/live/ . Trellis to offer onlineplanning sessionsTrellis Supportive Care is offering free online advance care planning sessions via the ZOOM platform at 1 p.m. each Tuesday.Attendees will be able to complete their living will and health-care power of attorney. Completing these documents will allow someone to be ...
||Patient Pattern and ADVault Align to Improve Quality Advance Care Planning For High-Risk Individuals
||Patient Pattern and ADVault Align to Improve Quality Advance Care Planning For High-Risk Individuals Share Article Frailty Risk Score used by over 2,000,000 people bundles with digital platform to drive more person-centered care. First client instance goes live in January 2021. BUFFALO, N.Y. and DALLAS, Texas Patient Pattern , the health industry leader in frailty risk stratification solutions, and ADVault, Inc. , creator of the world‚Äôs leading digital advance ...
||Congratulations, Abaco Binkley! Here You Grow Again!
||... Practitioner (ARNP) for VNA, recently received her Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner certification. She is now one of only 1,000 individuals nationwide to earn this certification. An integral part of the advance care planning team, she helps patients understand all the options available to them for their care, including hospice care, and advocates for patients to express their wishes for their health goals.‚ÄúOur patients‚Äô lives ...
||Cancer patients want to talk about death but their doctors don‚Äôt, study finds
||... advanced care and end-of-life plans, these vital conversations just aren‚Äôt happening with the necessary parties, namely their doctors or health care providers, a new study has found.The study conducted by Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) surveyed more than 700 cancer patients and the family members and professional carers who supported them to find that 65 per cent of participants had discussed advance care planning (ACP) with ...
||Advance care planning may influence place of death, avoid dying in hospital
||... hospital than those who were "for resuscitation" (OR = 0.43, 95% CI 0.37-0.50, p 0.001).Although not all patients in this cohort were able to die in their place of choice, the authors conclude that advance care planning could help influence individuals' end-of-life care experiences by facilitating patients, their families and clinicians to engage in discussions about their preferences for care. They note that the current COVID-19 pandemic ...
||Make Your Wishes About You (My Way)
||... difficult time discussing it with your family and kidney care team. However, planning for your healthcare in the event that you cannot speak for yourself may help decrease your worries. This process is called advance care planning .Some people know exactly what they would want to happen if they became very ill. For other people, these decisions take time and thought. It helps to talk to a friend or family ...
||More Families Are Discussing End-of-life PLanning As COVID-19 Cases Rise ‚Äî Here's How To Start The Conversation
||... death toll now over a quarter million Americans and health officials issuing stark warnings about the coronavirus‚Äôs spread, studies show more people are thinking about end-of-life decisions and seeking advice on advance care planning in case they get critically ill.Everyone directly affected by these choices should be part of the conversation ‚Äì including young adults.Advance care planning allows people to make health care choices before ...
||Legislation Aimed at Expanding Advance Care Planning Introduced in Senate
||Home Health Care News
||On Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Compassionate Care Act, a bill that would support advance care planning and end-of-life care.For home health providers with existing hospice service lines or ambitions for expanding into palliative care, the news is encouraging. If passed, the Compassionate Care Act places more resources behind public awareness campaigns for these services.Specifically, the legislation would throw federal support behind a ...
||Compassionate Care Act Introduced in Senate to Expand Advance Care Planning
||Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has introduced the Compassionate Care Act in the U.S. Senate. If enacted the bill would significantly expand federal resources to support advance care planning and end-of-life care decision making. The legislation would also finance public awareness campaigns about hospice and palliative care.The Compassionate Care Act would establish a nationwide public education campaign to educate the people in the United States about the ...
||Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Improve End-of-Life Care
||The Compassionate Care Act would help Americans make end-of-life and advance care plans to ensure their wishes are followed Wednesday, December 2, 2020 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] ‚Äì U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation to promote advance care planning and end-of-life care to ensure patients get the care they want and that is right for them. Few Americans have plans in place in case they become ...
||Digital Advance Care Planning Aligns Care With Patient Preferences
||Patient Engagement HIT
||Patients who had a digital advance care planning form had their preferences matched more often than patients without a digital form, showing the value of advance care planning. Source: Getty ImagesByNovember 24, 2020 - Nursing home residents were three times more likely to have their treatment preferences documented in their medical record if they had a digital form documenting their advance care planning according to a study from Indiana ...
||Clinical briefs for Friday, Nov. 20
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||PrintAdvance care planning increases among nursing home residents during pandemic ‚Ä¶ CMS podcast for frontline nursing home staff tackles training, coronavirus control ‚Ä¶ Cardio fitness and muscle strength tied to mental health in large study ‚Ä¶ Bacteria-fighting biomaterial may be alternative to antibiotics in wound care , scientists say ‚Ä¶ Older women exposed to high air pollution levels have greater brain shrinkage : study ...
||... on Law and Applied Neuroscience on aging brains .Early detection of dementia is a hopeful prospect for the treatment of patients, both because it may facilitate early medical intervention, as well as more robust advance care planning .Panelist Bruce H. Price , co-founder and co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, framed the stakes: ‚ÄúThe idea is, can we detect anatomic changes in the ...