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Attend Weekly COVID-19 Information for NH Long-Term Care Providers

Weekly Scheduled Calls Weekly Call Schedules Question Submission Link (Long-term care providers only, please) Wednesdays @ 11:45a:  ALL Long-Term Care Providers with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Elizabeth Daly, & Taylor Selembo from DPHS Thursdays @ 12:00n:  Across multiple levels of care and industries with DPHS.  (Coordinated by DPHS) In partnership with the New […]

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Slips, Falls and Outdoor Hazards

Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are a significant problem for healthcare workers and can result in serious injury and occupational injuries that cause time off from work. STFs are the second leading cause of serious injury among hospital workers, with overexertion being the first leading cause of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses according to the […]

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Alliance PPE Portal

The Alliance has partnered with the American Advertising Specialties in creating in a portal for commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE) can be purchased in bulk. Take advantage of this great pricing and quick delivery! This partnership is in line with our mission, to offer our members value based pricing and convenient access to high […]

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2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Join your colleagues on Zoom for the Alliance’s VIRTUAL Annual Meeting, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on September 25th. We’ll celebrate our successes, elect directors and officers, vote on bylaws changes, and honor shining stars. Our keynote speaker is Aaron Blight, Ed.D., an international speaker, author, and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare. The event […]

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Well Being Trust Releases Thriving Together:A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America

The Springboard Provides Communities and Local Government with Promising Actions in the Wake of COVID-19, Towards a Healthy and Just Nation Oakland, CA (July 27, 2020) – Communities across the country have an immense reservoir of energy, courage, and imagination that can propel widespread local and nationwide action around a single unifying and measurable expectation: […]

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Comments for GOFERR meeting

Gina Balkus, of the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance, will be presenting to the GOFERR Legislative Advisory Board meeting, that starts at 1:00 on 4/27.    

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Members Announce Intention to Merge

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, based in Laconia, has signed a letter of intent to merge with the Concord Area Visiting Nurse Association, the organizations announced Thursday. This merged organization will serve home and community-based health needs in 82 communities. The non-binding letter of intent is the first step in a process that involves […]

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PDGM Summit Goes Virtual

After much deliberation and understanding that our members’ health and safety come first, the Home Care Alliance of MA and NAHC are happy to announce that the March 30 PDGM Conference will be presented as virtual all-day conference rather than an in-person event.  Below will highlight how we will be moving forward with this event. […]

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Wound Care Training & WCC Exam Returns to NH in 2020

Wound Care Training & WCC Exam Returns to NH in 2020 At the Alliance’s request, the Wound Care Education Institute is offering its popular Skin and Wound Management Certification Course in Concord, NH. The National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy WCC exam will be held the next day. The program will be Monday, March […]

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It’s Membership Renewal Time!

CEOs will soon receive the Alliance’s 2020 Membership Renewal Application.   Alliance membership is a great investment for home care, hospice and palliative care organizations. It provides you with a unified voice in Concord and Washington, affordable & convenient education, networking that supports your staff, and access to services like our Workers’ Comp Group Purchasing […]

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NH State Budget Advances Crucial Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training Requirements Provision for Minimum Training Requirements for Direct Care Workforce in Residential and Community-based Settings The state budget signed into law today by Governor Sununu includes comprehensive dementia training requirements for direct care staff in residential facilities and home and community-based services. This crucial part of […]

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Sepsis in Older Adults

  Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care This webinar series is aimed at addressing sepsis education and subtopics across the entire continuum of care – from critical care nurses to home care staff. This webinar series is made possible with an unrestricted educational grant from bioMérieux, Inc. Sepsis in the Elderly. Sepsis occurs when the […]

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September is SEPSIS AWARENESS Month

  September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire wants to inform our community of this life-threatening condition. Sepsis is a medical emergency. It is your body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Any kind of infection can lead to sepsis, but common infections include Urinary Tract […]

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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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OIG Raises Concerns About Hospice Deficiencies

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released two reports on July 9th citing survey deficiencies and examples of harm in hospice care.  The OIG reported that 80% of hospices nationally had at least one deficiency when surveyed between 2012 and 2016. Over 300 hospices had at least one serious deficiency or substantiated severe complaint in 2016. […]

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PDGM: Electronic Medical Record Readiness on Thursday, August 15th

Here’s a quick reminder, tomorrow is the 7th webinar in our 9-part series on PDGM. If you haven’t already, please remind your members about PDGM: Electronic Medical Record Readiness on Thursday, August 15th from 2:00-3:00pm EDT, I’ve attached the last email we sent out about it for your reference. Please continue to emphasize access to […]

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Medicaid Open Enrollment is in August

Open Enrollment beings August 1st for Granite Staters who are in Medicaid Care Management. There are now three MCOs to choose from: NH Healthy Families, Well Sense Health Plan and AmeriHealth Caritas NH. Click here for open enrollment materials. Enrollees who want to remain with their current health plan don’t have to do anything. Enrollees […]

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CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Home Health Payment Proposal

Sink your toes in the sand, slime on some sunscreen and start skimming! Just when you were looking for a good beach read, CMS released its 346-page CY2020 proposed payment rule for Medicare home health. As expected, the rule elaborates on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model and recommends changes to existing requirements, including quality measures and […]

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The Aide’s Role in Advance Directives Patient Rights

Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA September 12, 2019 3-4 p.m. EST Description: Legal and ethical responsibilities of the healthcare staff regarding Advance Directives are described from the patient and caregiver’s perspectives. The types of various Advance Directives are explained along with examples and the practical application of this fundamental patient right. Register for the Full […]

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FY2020 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule – Podcast

Episode 69: The Final Rule came out last week and there are many changes coming providers need to be aware of and prepared for. Part 1 of our 2 part series will focus on the regulatory side of the rule. Judi sits down with Jon R. and delves into the most important components of the […]

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