Study: More Choosing to Die at Home than in Hospital

For the first time since the early 20th century, more people are choosing to spend their final days and hours at home rather than in a hospital, according to a new research letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Natural deaths in hospitals fell from 39.7 percent to 29.8 percent, while deaths at…

Workplace Violence and Reducing Turnover of Home Health Employees

A special to NAHC Report by┬áLouis C. Kirby, MD One of the two most significant limitations on growth in the home health and hospice sector is labor shortages – recruiting and retaining qualified nurses and home health workers. Registered nurses are retiring faster than new ones can be trained1, and one of the primary causes…