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Stop Sepsis at Home!

Many people think of sepsis as a “hospital problem.” However, 80% of sepsis starts in the community. Septicemia (primary or secondary diagnosis) is the #2 cause of hospital admissions or readmissions from home care settings. The Alliance has a Sepsis Work Group that is rolling out a home-based sepsis screening tool developed by the Home […]

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CDC Resources Warn of Sepsis Danger

Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Protect yourself, and your family by learning more about sepsis and how you can prevent it.    

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Heroes Among Us: Improving Sepsis Care

  One of the key tools in improving sepsis care was the development of a computerized algorithm to help identify and diagnose sepsis early. This algorithm runs in the background, covering nearly all patients in the facility. “We have predictive models that can identify children at risk. This is early in the course and prevents […]

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Hospice Conference Seeks Sponsors

Our efforts would go even farther with your company’s support as our official corporate conference sponsor. Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/or for their team of caregivers? If so, we invite you to participate in our Annual Fall conference on November 21st as […]

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How Can We Solve Sepsis Together?

GE Sponsored Webinar – Can We Help Solve Sepsis Together? Augmented Intelligence for Healthcare and Sepsis Sepsis is a complication of severe infection characterized by a systemic inflammatory response. Mortality rates from sepsis range between 25% to 30% for severe sepsis and 40% to 70% for septic shock.   Welcome! You are invited to join […]

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Fall Psych Series for Direct Care Providers

we’re offering a 4-part webinar series to help LNAs and PCSPs better understand the needs of clients with psychiatric illnesses.  This series will teach direct caregivers the skills to communicate with clients with mental illness, understand their symptoms, what to report to their care manager, and how to assist a client to maintain overall self-care […]

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Nails and the New Scope of Practice

Foot and nail care is needed for patients who are healthy but cannot perform normal foot care due to vision, orthopedic or neurologic deficiencies as well as for those who may have co-morbid conditions that lead to vascular, neurologic or dermatologic disorders and are therefore at high risk of trauma or infection from inadequate foot […]

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National Drug Take Back Day:October 27th

In 2016, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription controlled drugs. Studies have shown that the majority of misused drugs are taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. National Drug Take Back Day on October 27th is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired medications. Spread the word to family, friends […]

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NH is #1 in Home Health Adherence

Strong Showing in the Granite State The Granite State leads the nation in “adherence” to Medicare home health services. Sixty-six percent of NH Medicare beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital with instructions for home care actually receive the services. This compares to a national average of 60%. Hawaii was ranked lowest at 48.1%. The […]

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23rd Annual Hospice Conference – Nov 15

Don’t Miss the Most Important Hospice Conference of the Year! The Alliance is proud to host “Keeping the Patient Voice Alive: The Best Care Possible at the End of Life” on November 15 at the Grappone Center in Concord. This full-day program is for anyone who cares for patients with non-curative illnesses and their families. […]

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Sponsors Needed for Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference

Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/ or for their team of caregivers? If so, I am writing this letter to invite you to participate in our 23rd Annual Fall Conference on November 15th.   The NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO), and […]

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Agency’s Payment Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems

Right at Home Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems Right at Home Situation Highlights Broader VA Payment Problems A New Hampshire-based Right at Home franchise cancelled care for several veterans due to lack of payment by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and they’re not the only company to have billing issues with VA.

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NH Home Care Agency Halts Care: Owed Thousands by VA

VA fails to pay its bills, and a home health care provider has to cut off services to vets – The Boston Globe LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Homebound with diabetes, heart disease, and other ailments, the 68-year-old Army veteran finally found a lifeline three months ago from a private home health provider recommended by the Department […]

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Golf Event 2018

2018 Golf Tournament sportsmanship, camaraderie and raising funds for hospice Beautiful morning, and a fantastic course contributed to the overwhelming success of the 15th Annual Golf Event to support New Hampshire’s Hospice and Palliative Care. Many thanks to Bayada Hospice and the Robinson family for being our lead sponsors – and to Mary Kazanowski, planning […]

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Quell Your QAPI Fears

Do Medicare’s new home health QAPI requirements seem insurmountable? We have a solution. Just breathe deeply and register for the Alliance’s webinar QAPI: Ready or Not! Kathy Roby, BSN, MA, MS, CHCE, Senior Project Manager at Qualidm, will help you understand the differences between your old QM process and what is now required in the […]

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QI Scholars Initiative Reboots for ’18-’19

After many requests, the Alliance is re-offering its highly-acclaimed QI Scholars Initiative, which includes participation in the internationally-known IHI Open School. This program combines IHI’s online courses with home care and hospice-specific onsite workshops. It’s intended to enhance managers’ knowledge of process improvement so they can lead care transformation efforts.  See our website for more […]

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Honor Hospice Volunteers at Hospice Education Day

  Your hospice volunteers are an exceptional group of caring and compassionate people who selflessly offer support to individuals, families and caregivers. Support and recognize them with our annual Hospice Volunteer Education Day at the beautiful, historic Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH, on September 20. Register your volunteers for Hospice Volunteer Day by SEPTEMBER 7.

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Psych Series Set for September with C & V Senior Care

Cognitive impairments, depression and behavioral issues have a major impact on a patient’s ability to recover from illness. This 4-part webinar series will help home care staff better understand how to assess patients with behavioral health conditions, establish appropriate care plans, document properly and fulfill the requirements of the IMPACT Act as it applies to neuro-emotional […]

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