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Hospice Helps Children With Grief and Loss at Bereavement Camp

Posted by Amedisys on Apr 10, 2019 2:00:18 PM

Camp Braveheart is a grief camp for children coping with the loss of a loved one. Each year, a small group of children ages 6 to 16 arrives at Camp Braveheart in Chapel Hill, NC with heavy hearts. Camp Braveheart greets them with open arms, bereavement support, fun projects and cheeseburgers.

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What to Expect as a Hospice Volunteer

Posted by Amedisys on Apr 10, 2019 1:31:54 PM

For patients on hospice care, volunteers play an essential role. Whether they’re simply being present with a patient or helping behind the scenes, volunteers help create trusting bonds and meaningful memories for hospice patients and their loved ones. Just as volunteers are important to hospice patients, hospice patients make service work rewarding for volunteers.

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Thank an Occupational Therapist for Making Your Patients’ Lives Easier

Posted by Carolyn Thornsberry on Apr 10, 2019 10:24:45 AM

If you spend any amount of time online, chances are you have seen a “life hack” video. Merriam-Webster defines a life hack as a tip, trick or efficient method for doing or managing a day-to-day tasks or activities.

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New Touch Points Keep Patients at Home and Out of the Hospital

Posted by Carolyn Erskine on Jan 22, 2019 1:32:41 PM

Amedisys is enabling its clinicians to better care for its patients at home and, hopefully, will reduce hospitalizations, thanks to a new high-tech approach. It all starts with an old-fashioned phone call.

A six-month pilot program is underway, deploying predictive algorithms and analytics that integrate directly into Amedisys’ electronic medical record system (EMR). With 43 locations participating across Amedisys’ nationwide network, the program hints at promising future results.

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Meet the 2018 Spirit of Excellence Winners

Posted by Amedisys on Jan 3, 2019 1:19:06 PM

Those who nominated these individuals have been awed by their compassion and advocacy for patients and families. Many have learned from them. Many admire them. We believe they deserve special attention for demonstrating the Amedisys SPIRIT and exemplifying the motto, “service is our passion.”

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