Apr 17, 2024 12:00pm - Oct 16, 2024 01:15pm

Enhancing Resident Care and Reducing Unnecessary Resident Hospitalizations in Nursing Facilities:

A 5-Part Virtual Interdisciplinary Hospice Education Series Jointly Sponsored by Mass Senior Care Association and the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts

Enhancing resident care and reducing unnecessary resident hospitalizations at the end of life should be a top priority for nursing facilities. Research shows that hospice care in nursing facilities is an underutilized service which can provide skills and services that may not otherwise be available in nursing facilities. Hospice provides an interdisciplinary team with enhanced expertise in pain and symptom management, advance care planning, and spiritual and emotional support at end of life. The hospice team joins with the nursing facility staff to share the responsibility of ensuring residents receive the best quality of life possible to live their final days with dignity and comfort and decreases the burden of already overstretched nursing facility staff having to do it all. This 5-part virtual series will focus on incorporating hospice services into nursing facilities to enhance resident care and reduce unnecessary resident hospitalizations at the end of life.

  • Session 1: Goals of Care and End-of-life Planning – APRIL 17 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm)
  • Session 2: Value of providing hospice care in the nursing home – MAY 23 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm) 
  • Session 3: Collaboration is Key – JUNE 7 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm)
  • Session 4: Inpatient hospice care for nursing facility residents – SEPTEMBER 12 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm) 
  • Session 5: Navigating the hospice and nursing facility regulations to avoid deficiencies and provide the best care for the resident. – OCTOBER 16 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm)

Target Audience: Administrators, DONs, Unit Managers/Supervisors, Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteers, Bereavement Counselors, and hospice team members who visit skilled nursing facilities

Workshop Notes:

  • A maximum of four staff per facility will be allowed to attend each session.
  • This is a 5-series program. Individual module registrations is not available. 
  • Upon receipt of registration and payment, a registration link for all 5 sessions will be sent to the person registering the nursing facility or hospice organization for the program.