Must-Read News: Half of Visiting Nurses Experienced Harassment

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. See what headlines caught our eye and keep reading to see our top posts from last week.

First up, a survey from Japan revealed that more than half of all visiting nurses have experienced some sort of harassment when going into patients’ homes. When asked whether they had experienced physical, mental or sexual harassment, half of respondents said yes for each category, the survey by the National Association for Visiting Nurse Service found.

One of the biggest impacts of hospice care is ensuring that people don’t die alone. That holistic sentiment is strong in one prison-based hospice care, at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Read the report by Reuters here.

A home health care aide reportedly ripped off a client by stealing thousands of dollars and taking off for a beach vacation.

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The opioid crisis has reached a fever pitch across the country, and hospice providers are taking on a bigger role in caring for patents and families affected by the epidemic.

The relationship between doctors and home health agencies is wrought with communication issues, but the patient-doctor relationship has similar issues that hamper care coordination.

Written by Amy Baxter

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Amy Baxter
Assistant Editor at Home Health Care News
When not writing about all things home health, Amy fulfills her lifelong dream of becoming a pirate by sailing in regattas and enjoying rum. Fun fact: she sailed 333 miles across Lake Michigan in the Chicago Yacht Club "Race to Mackinac."

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