Halcyon Hopsice Nurses Are #1 by Dan Kohl
Next week is Nurse’s Week and I spent some time thinking about what makes our hospice nurse’s so special. Certainly they are well trained, compassionate and very professional. They believe in what...
Hospice Improves Quality AND Reduces Costs by Dan Kohl
With all of the talk of the sequester and Obamacare lately, I thought it would be a good time to revisit a study completed at Duke University in 2007 that outlines the many benefits of...
Hospice Improving Quality of Life For People with Heart Disease by Dan Kohl
Heart disease for me is personal. I lost my father and one of my older brothers to it at relatively young ages. So here is what I’ve learned about heart disease: It...
Hospice Agencies Can Handle Hurdles by Dan Kohl
While hospice use in the United States is growing, there are challenges for patients, families and hospice agencies when it comes to utilizing the Medicare hospice benefit. In an article titled “On...
Halcyon Hospice Introduces Online Care Community Tool for Patients and Families by Dan Kohl
CareFlash Private Online Care Communities Offer Support When It’s Needed Most Being a caregiver for a sick loved one can at times be overwhelming. Not only are you faced with the challenge...
The Hospice Conversation Can Be Difficult…But It’s Worth It by Dan Kohl
Back in June, I read an article about a study published in The Journal of Oncology Practice. Essentially, the study looked at a random sample of 390 patients from Maryland who died from...
Hospice and Baby Boomers: Expanding What We Do To Meet Their Needs by Dan Kohl
After reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about Hospice, baby boomers, and the industry diversifying, I was compelled to write my own post on the subject. While I do think...
Hospice Care and the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] by Dan Kohl
How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect Hospice Care? Last week was a big one for healthcare policy in the United States. The Supreme Court ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable...