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Date:                 Aug. 29, 2008

Contact:            Rebecca Stodolak

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Hospice in the Nursing Home:
How to Build, Manage and Sustain a Successful and Rewarding Partnership for the Best Possible End-of-Life Care

Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
from 1:30-3:00 pm ET

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- Aug. 29, 2008:  Partnerships between nursing homes and hospices have been on the rise from a 23 percent rate of collaboration in 1993 to around 80 percent today.   It has been shown that residents of nursing homes who enroll in hospice are less frequently hospitalized and have a higher quality of life and end-of-life care.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that hospice services are provided successfully.  Despite all of the mutual benefits, only one in four nursing home residents enroll in hospice care before death.

Successful hospice and nursing home partnerships don’t just happen – they are the result of well-planned efforts between the nursing facility and hospice staff.    There are many hurdles to overcome to ensure an optimal working partnership.

In addition to navigating the arduous, and often conflicting, regulatory requirements, when a facility resident has also elected the Medicare hospice benefit, the hospice and the nursing facility must communicate, establish, and agree upon a coordinated plan of care for both providers which reflects the hospice philosophy, and is based on the assessment of the individual's needs and unique living situation in the facility.

The best possible end-of-life care is provided when there is a common understanding of the fundamental principles of hospice care and the healthcare environment in which both providers must operate.

Join hospice letter and three dynamic expert speakers for “Hospice in the Nursing Home: How to Build, Manage and Sustain a Successful and Rewarding Partnership for the Best Possible End-of-Life Care,” scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2008, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT, to learn how hospices can overcome the hurdles to build a successful and positive partnership in order to provide the best possible end-of-life care for nursing home residents.


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Agenda

Presenters

Cherry Meier
Vice President of Public Affairs,
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
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Susan Miller, Ph.D. MBA
Associate Professor of Community Health (Research)
Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

and
Project Director, “Nursing Home/Hospice Partnerships:
A Model for Collaborative Success−Through Collaborative Solutions”

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Bernadette Revicky
Nursing Home Administrator
Hunterdon Care Center
(Flemington, NJ)

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Registration Information
Hospice in the Nursing Home: How to Build, Manage and Sustain a Successful and Rewarding Partnership for the Best Possible End-of-Life Care
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT

[  ] YES!  I want to learn how hospices can overcome the hurdles to build a successful and positive partnership in order to provide the best possible end-of-life care for nursing home residents. Please register me for the 90-minute audio conference,"Hospice in the Nursing Home: How to Build, Manage and Sustain a Successful and Rewarding Partnership for the Best Possible End-of-Life Care," scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2008 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern time. 

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