Improving Access to #EOL Care: The Rural Access to Hospice Act
Imagine getting a call from one of your patients late one night. It is snowing, and it is late, but it is clear that your patient is in need of a visit. You grab your bag and head out the door, only to realize that not only is it snowing, but the snow is drifting to over six feet high, and visibility is about zero. And the roads haven’t been cleared. And your patient is an hour outside of town, on a clear day.
Patients in rural areas […]
Own Your Health: Advance Care Planning in a World of Growing Consumer Empowerment
We as American consumers have more power and choices than ever before. For many people, the days of relying on the options at a single store or a catalog are gone. I for one enjoy the thrill of the hunt for the best deal on an item. Recently I was in the market to buy a new slow cooker and relied on my usual strategy of researching products and finding the best deal after reviewing offers from newspaper advertisements and websites of several home goods stores and […]
With more than two decades of experience in healthcare operations, Ms. Dee Dee Henderson, a social worker, registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator, brings her ‘Straight-A Leadership’ to bear on hardwiring excellence into Agapé’s hospice services. Prior to Agapé Hospice, Ms. Henderson served as Director of Nursing Services and Administrator of a 100-bed nursing home; and Regional President for the Upstate Region for Agapé Senior.Henderson received her undergraduate degree in social services from Winthrop University and is in pursuit of Pfeiffer University’s Joint Graduate Degree Program – Master of Health and Master of […]