COVID-19 Information

As new cases of Corona Virus (COVID-19) are confirmed in the United States, it’s imperative that the hospice and palliative care community is equipped with emergency preparedness resources and information regarding this virus. NHPCO’s COVID-19 Information Page provides: Updates About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Healthcare Provider Operations on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Related to Medical Supplies…

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My Hospice: Mark’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Registered Nurse Mark Sells, it means honoring his patients’ Three Most Important Things. When Caris Healthcare admits a patient to hospice, they ask “What Three Most Important Things do we need to know about you to provide excellent care?” Registered Nurse…

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My Hospice: Honey’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Honey, it means family because, “at the end of the day, there is nothing more important than family.” Honey Goodman is the Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Valley Hospice in Idaho and a Hospice Action Network board member. Honey writes that…

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My Hospice: Autumn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Autumn, a CNA for AseraCare Hospice, it means a rewarding career with a supportive team who stepped in when her family member was receiving care. Autumn has many stories of caring for patients as a hospice CNA. From a grandfather figure who treated…

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My Hospice: Aaron and Roslyn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Aaron and his wife Roslyn, it means spending more precious time together, celebrating their 613,632 hours of love. For 95-year-old Aaron Wiseman, getting to spend some time each weekday with Roslyn, his wife of 70 years, means a lot. Aaron lives…

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House Introduces Hospice Integrity Legislation

On February 10, the House of Representatives introduced the “HOSPICE” Act to address issues related to hospice program integrity. See below for NHPCO’s public statement on this legislation: For Immediate Release:February 10, 2020 NHPCO Releases Statement on House Program Integrity Legislation (Alexandria, VA) – Today the House of Representatives introduced the “Helping Our Senior Population in…

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My Hospice: Greg’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each staff member, patient, and family we serve. For Greg, it means an opportunity to honor Veterans. A defining moment for me was when I recognized the vital importance and rewarding experience the We Honor Veterans program is to our local Veterans.  One of our volunteers was providing…

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We Are Hospice Event on Capitol Hill

On January 15, NHPCO hosted “We Are Hospice”, a resource fair to educate lawmakers and their staff about the value of person-centered care and celebrate the hospice community. The event was cosponsored by the Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and 10 hospice care providers and community partners participated including AAHPM, HPNA, SWPHN, Pet Peace…

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RAH Update – CBO Score!

We recently got some great news: the Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing the Rural Access to Hospice Act would only cost $5 million over ten years. While that sounds like a lot of money to us normal folks, in the scheme of the United States budget, that is not a lot of money. That…

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