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Diversity and Inclusion in Hospice

From our deep experience in hospice – from both the provider side and now on the side of delivering hospice software and services to local independent agencies across America, hospice agencies are built by people who are professional, altruistic, caring, and compassionate. When we talk about diversity and inclusion, especially in hospice, it’s easy for…

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Medical Benefits of Hospice

“Money! Are you freaking kidding me?!? All hospice is is a greedy money making killing machine! Nice tools you have here to streamline the death of loved ones! Not once did I read where you acknowledge that you are putting souls into eternity! God help us!” While many people are scared of hospice and don’t…

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Happy 4th!

The Hospice Tools Teams Wishes You A Happy & Safe 4th of July Our Top 10 4th of July Quotes “Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it…

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CAHPS Education: Hospice Discharge & Revocation

The Hospice CHAPS Education edition of valuable insights by our own hospice & palliative professionals covers the following CAHPS survey question: Discharge from Hospice Q: What are the three reasons a hospice may discharge a patient? 1. The patient moves out of the hospices service area or transfers to another hospice. Examples of moving out…

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Get Hospice Referrals: How Hospice Helps SNF Admins

We talk a lot in hospice about how hospice helps patients. Whether it’s the in-service presentations for facilities, marketing materials and messaging for your referral sources, and articles and social media posts across the digital universe, the focus of hospice benefits is primarily, how hospice helps patients. Speaking with a marketer at one of the…

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Hospice Telehealth: A Communication Myth with CAHPS Impact

Telehealth does not improve communication. Saying that telehealth improves communication in hospice is like saying you can’t be alone at a party. You’re at a party and around people therefore you must not be alone. You’re communicating via telehealth therefore telehealth must be improving communication. Nope. Telehealth improves access to care. Your team can make…

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CAHPS Education: Levels of Hospice Care

Q: What are the levels of hospice care and when is each appropriate? A: There are four levels of hospice care. Find out more about each level and when it is appropriate. Levels of Care: Routine Home Care (RHC): Routine Home Care is the most common level for hospice patients. Most hospice patients start on…

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Hospice Tools Smart Scheduling

Successful hospice agencies are laser focused on 3 foundational pillars of service. The 3 Cs Coordination Communication Cohesiveness The Hospice & Palliative industry is not your typical 9-5. Hospice is non stop 24/7/365; your people are still working nights, weekends, and holidays. This never stop structure requires an immense amount of coordination, communication and cohesiveness….

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Go Mobile with Hospice Tools!

Mobile Stats 96% of Americans own a smartphone! 74% own a laptop/desktop 52% own a tablet. Almost 20% of American adults are dependent on their smartphone as their only internet enabled device! Statistics from Pew Research These quick stats confirm what we already know, we live in our mobile devices. Mobile apps give us the…

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Telehealth in the Time of Corona Part 2

Expanding Telehealth for Hospice Care, Operations, & Billing This a a continuation of our previous article here: https://www.hospicetools.com/telehealth-in-the-time-of-corona/. In our previous article we discussed the new specific Telehealth forms that we created and added to our flex forms library. These forms included the Nursing Visit Telehealth for Home Visits and for Facility Visits. We also…

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