Smooth transition from home health to hospice

May 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;May2009, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p52
The article discusses the need for a smooth and easy transitioning of a patient from the home health side of an agency to the hospice service of the same agency in the U.S. According to Kim Kranz, vice president of operations at the Pennsylvania-based Home Nursing Agency, the difficulty comes in when home health patients form attachments to their nurses and no longer want to sever the relationship. Kranz likewise sees the need for home health staff to be trained during such situations.


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