Tag: Hospice Discharge

Articles about being discharged from hospice and what to expect including how to appeal a discharge process.

Importance of Medication Reconciliation in Hospice Care

Medication Related Errors Are The 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In The Usa
Medication reconciliation plays a pivotal role in hospice care, ensuring terminally ill patients receive safe medication regimens. This process involves maintaining an accurate medication list to prevent adverse drug events. It's essential at various stages, including admission, recertification, and changes in condition. Healthcare professionals should be familiar with tools like the Beers Criteria and STOPP/START criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications and prescribing omissions in older adults.
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Failure to Decline in Hospice – The Good and The Ugly

Live Discharge Flow Chart
If your loved one is facing a discharge from hospice due to failure to decline, it's crucial to comprehend the situation clearly. This discharge indicates that the healthcare team believes your loved one's condition has stabilized and no longer requires hospice care. While this might be a positive sign, it's important to weigh the pros and cons before making decisions. Let's delve into both the positive and negative aspects of this situation to help you navigate it effectively.
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