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Real-Life Story–Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) Hospice

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Beverly Kitzinger was a woman with incredible faith and undeniable strength. The mother of five children, she was also an accomplished elementary school teacher, who taught in the Montgomery County school system for 27 years while raising her family. While her husband, Joe, was a devout Catholic, who raised all of their children Catholic, Beverly always found strength and solace in her beliefs as a Christian Scientist. That strength was both tested and proved when she was diagnosed with breast [...]

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New Survey Examines Public’s Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments

At a time of national debate over health care costs and insurance, a new Pew Research Center survey on end-of-life decisions finds most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and[...]

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People on the Move – HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE

HOSPICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Hospice of the Chesapeake announced today that the following business and community leaders were appointed in February to the Hospice[...]

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Study: Beneficiaries Increasingly Moved to Hospice

Some 42.2% of Medicare beneficiaries died in hospice care in 2009 compared with 21.6% in 2000, according to a retrospective cohort study. However, that finding is clouded by the fact that just over a[...]

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Hospices Turn Away Patients Without Caregivers At Home

NPR reports that Twelve percent of hospices nationwide refuse to accept patients who don't have a caregiver at home to look after them, according to a recent survey of nearly 600 hospice providers[...]

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Grant to Study Consumer Preferences Around Decisions for Hospice Care

Altarum Institute’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC) has been award a one-year $328,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study consumer preferences[...]

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National hospice company with faces Medicare fraud accusations

The Justice Department last week joined a whistleblower case against AseraCare in federal court in Birmingham, Ala. In its complaint, the government alleges AseraCare violated the False Claims Act[...]

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Medicare costs for hospice up 70%

Medicare costs for hospice care have increased more than in any other health care sector as for-profit companies continue to gain a larger share of the end-of-life medical market, government records[...]

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Would You Attend a Funeral For Someone You Don’t Know?

Most people would not attend a funeral for someone they didnt know (or had a connection to). Just like most people wouldn't experience what its like to live in a Senior Living Community before they[...]

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