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New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Home Health & Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has created a new resource page specifically for helping the home care and hospice community remain informed and deal safely and appropriately with the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus Resources Page, to be updated constantly until this crisis has passed, will be populated with the latest information, […]

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Infection Control in the Spotlight

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. There are confirmed cases in New Hampshire. Caregivers in home care and hospice are being urged to continue with standard infection control precautions to limit the spread of the virus in the community.   […]

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Member Focuses Attention on Healthcare’s Need for Direct Care Workers

New Hampshire Review shines a light on the workforce issue facing today’s health care providers. See the article here: From their webpage: Healthcare’s growing crisis Need for workers providing patient care is requires immediate attention – NH Business Review A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in healthcare: a growing shortage of front-line, […]

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A New Benefit for Members: Free Dementia Care Training

  A new state law took effect on January 1st that requires home care agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day centers to provide 6 hours of dementia care training to their direct care staff, along with 4 hours of annual continuing education. This is good for employees and patients, but it’s an […]

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Sign Up for the Leadership Summit!

Sign Up for the Leadership Summit! Time is running short for you to register for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit. This event is January 28th-30th at The Revere Hotel in Boston.   The Summit is a great place to network with colleagues from throughout the region, gain new industry insights and become inspired! CEOs […]

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Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th

St. Anselm’s College & Alliance Co-host Palliative Care Nursing Conference — March 5th   “Enhancing Care in Palliative Care” is the theme of the 7th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference at St. Anselm’s College in Goffstown. It’s co-sponsored by the Alliance and St. A’s Continuing Nursing Education Department. The event will feature topics such […]

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Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team

Get Your Coders & Billers on the Same Team Before your agency clicks “send” on your first batch of Medicare PDGM claims, make sure your coders and billers are working together. PDGM has created more work for billers and more complexity for coders. But there are efficiencies to be gained! Health information management expert Joan […]

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New Dementia Training for Home Care

  The Alliance is pleased to announce a new member benefit  — exclusive free access to Dementia Care Education that complies with New Hampshire’s new dementia training requirements. This training is currently in development and will be available in early February as recorded webinars that any member agency can use.  We are partnering with C […]

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NH’s new requirements for Alzheimer’s and dementia training now in effect

From the Union Leader: https://www.unionleader.com/nh/lifestyles/nh-s-new-requirements-for-alzheimer-s-and-dementia-training/article_0f745bd3-5f88-54f9-bf41-3bdb4fe8dd1e.html   The beginning of the new year means new training requirements are now in effect for those who work with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The requirements were included in the state budget signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu in September. The legislation, which […]

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Excellence in NH Nursing Awards

The 2020 Excellence in Nursing Awards is now open and will remain open until January 10, 2020.  I want to personally encourage each of them to nominate nurses from their organization for these prestigious awards.  We are hoping to get more nominations from outside the acute care setting.  Here is a link to the nomination […]

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The Case for Hospice Care

Member News The Concord Monitor recently ran an Op-Ed entitled The Case for Hospice Care by Beth Slepian, CEO of Concord Regional VNA. Thank you to Beth for reminding readers about the important care that hospices provide!   My Turn: The case for hospice care A recent analysis published by the New England Journal of […]

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Register Now for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

Save money register now! Rates for the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit go up after December 16. Don’t miss out on the early-bird savings! This is the premier leadership conference for home health executives in eight northeastern states. Save even more by registering a colleague from your organization before December 16. This is a great […]

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Become an Advocate. Join the Legislative Committee.

Ever wish you could have a greater say in how laws and regulations are made? Here’s your chance! We’re seeking volunteers to join our Legislative Committee. This group meets every few weeks from January to June to review proposed legislation, recommend policy positions to the Board, and help develop our legislative strategy. Members are often […]

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Take the UNH Telehealth Survey

The UNH Telehealth Practice Center, an interdisciplinary center for telehealth learning and innovation, is conducting a statewide survey to understand how telehealth is used within the Granite State. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Survey results will help the Center provide resources, training and research. The Center wants to hear from a variety of disciplines […]

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Fall Hospice Conference – Brochure is OUT!

The Best Care Possible: Next Generation Thursday,  November  21, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave Concord, NH The Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference is a full-day event that brings together colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance and to advance and improve patient care. […]

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Free Webinar on Sepsis: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

Sepsis Awareness Month is here! In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare providers and community members together in the fight against sepsis. This September, take the TIME to help save lives. Participate in the free webinar: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge Description Appropriate antibiotic […]

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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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