Orientation is a critical piece of a caregiver’s onboarding experience. These tips and tricks will help you seal the deal and reinforce the choice that your caregivers made – to work with you, instead of the agency next door.
6.2 million people aged 65+ currently live with Alzheimer's, yet some agencies still aren't taking the time to train their caregivers to support these individuals. Here's what your team needs to know.
"How do you answer a family member when they ask you how much longer their loved one has to live?" It's a tough question, but here's how hospice pioneer Barbara Karnes suggests handling it.
The Alzheimer’s Association has declared June Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It’s a perfect time to open the conversation about the need for caregiver training in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Any agency adhering to Medicare’s CoPs in Home Health or Hospice must offer at least 12 hours of in-service training every 12 months. As you plan your 12-hour CE program, here are some things to keep in mind.
In a recent survey of more than 100 home health providers by the Home Health Care News, just four said that their organization mandates staff vaccinations. About 62% of the respondents said their organizations are encouraging or incentivizing vaccinations.
After spending most of 2020 updating the same COVID-19 course at least twelve times, we decided it was time for a completely new and fresh take on the matter for the new year!
We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Karnes, RN, has graciously agreed to contribute a monthly guest blog just for In the Know readers! Barbara is an internationally recognized author, speaker, thought leader, and expert on end-of-life care and the dynamics of dying.