In today’s episode, Carla Davis, Senior Vice President of Hospice Operations at the LHC Group, discusses many of the little-known benefits of hospice care, as well as some of the misconceptions that surround the hospice benefit. This discussion will surely help listeners to navigate hospice care for a loved one.
Below are some highlights from the conversation:
- 2:00 – Learn about Davis’ career in home care.
- 3:20 – What has Davis learned from the start of her career to now?
- 5:20 – What are some of the barriers Davis often sees to hospice care?
- 10:05 – Discover the many benefits of hospice care.
- 15:30 – How can we make the concept of “end of life” care less scary?
After today’s episode, I think, like me, you’ll be able to dispel some of the many misconceptions surrounding hospice care, its purpose, and the process of receiving it, making you more prepared to tackle that journey when the time comes. I also think you’ll be much more hopeful about all the benefits of hospice care that you may not have been aware of before, as well as how professionals like Carla Davis are pushing to make hospice care even more attainable than ever.
To learn more about how home and hospice care professionals such as Davis are helping to teach the public about the benefits of hospice care, listen to my interview with Jan Jones, RN, BSN, retired CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego, CA, where we discuss the important role of hospice in end-of-life care.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series is a collaborative effort by Axxess, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non‑medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in‑home health and wellness services.
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The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, Founder/Board Chair of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.