Some States to Face Severe Nursing Shortages by 2030

It is National Nurses Week and nobody is more aware of how important nurses are to America’s health and well being than us, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Nurses are at the very heart of the movement to return health care to the home and we honor them every chance we get.…

It’s National Nurses Week – Time to Celebrate and Reward our Favorite People

If you’re familiar with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), you probably know of our affection for America’s foremost caregivers – nurses. Nobody works harder than nurses and nobody makes more of a difference in people’s lives than nurses. National Nurses Week began on May 6 and ends on May 12, the…

Education Helps Nurses Hold End of Life Talks with Cancer Patients

Education about how to hold end of life discussions with advanced cancer patients may help those patients make more informed decisions about their own health care, according to a new study presented at the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress. While the evidence indicates patients who are well-informed about their health prognosis make better…

Caseloads and Turnover Rates Decline for Home Health LPNs and HCAs

Turnover rates and caseloads declined for home health licensed practical nurses (LPN) and health care aides (HCA), according to the 2017-2018 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, released late last week by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The average caseload for LPNs decreased 4.61%; Home Care Aide caseloads decreased 5.34%.  Turnover rates for…