Hospice Best Practices

Admission to hospice is a critical time for patients and caregivers. It is emotionally and physically stressful for patients and caregivers. Patients at the end of life must be evaluated to ensure safe, timely, efficient, and effective care in a compassionate framework. The patient/caregiver experience of care is positively or negatively affected by the hospice’s approach to integrating and implementing care. Thus, hospice adoption of best practices influences outcomes and is also a business imperative.
Use these links to navigate the Hospice Best Practices modules: 
Hospice Care Initiation
Treatment Preferences and Beliefs
Hospice Symptom Management
Palliative Care Continuum
Partner with referring clinicians and hospitals to develop programs and strategies to improve health outcomes and patient experience, and to help them meet accountability goals. 
By effectively engaging patients and caregivers as partners in care, home-based care organizations improve experience, activation, and ultimately, outcomes.
Educate payers on opportunity to improve outcomes by more effectively care for people in their homes. Drive smarter spending by preventing admissions and avoidable ED use.
Drive better outcomes by supporting practitioners to practice at the top of their license, training for excellence, and recognizing achievement.

Signature Events

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo
  • October 27-30, 2019
  • San Diego, CA

Virtual Events

Creating a “Best Places to Work” Organization
  • March 26 | 12:00 p.m. ET
All Member Call Global Issues in Medication Management: Implications for Home Health Nurses
  • March 28 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted in Partnership with the International Home Care Nurses Organization

Partner Events

Using the 2018 ACC-AHA Multi-Society Guidelines to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

  • March 22 | 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Quality Innovation Network
Patient-Driven Payment Model, Quality and Value: How to Succeed in 2019 and Beyond
  • March 22 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
QPP Power Hour: Opioid Measures
  • March 26 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Great Plains QIN