Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky Create “LIV ON” – A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal
LIV ON harnesses the unique talents of these three internationally-recognized artists – and showcases the transforming power of music – to heal and shed light on the fact that it’s OK to grieve – and that the process is different for everyone. The message of LIV ON is clear and affirming: the reason we grieve is because we love, and therein lies the strength for healing.
These three talents will be performing live in California on the following dates:
The Beverly Hills, Feb. 11; The Saban Theatre
Livermore, Feb. 12; The Bankhead Theatre
Sacramento, Feb. 14; The Crest Theatre
Grief can feel especially heavy during the holidays. This video, “Holiday Grief: Holes and Wholeness,” is for our supporters, our members and our community. Please feel free to share it with those who might find it helpful.
This video is dedicated to our loved ones we remember … now … and all year long.
Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 45 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006. More than 3,500 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee’s two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny.
Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee’s Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.
An optional third day workshop, Hospice Documentation Essentials, is being offered for hospice physicians and IDG members. This workshop will be facilitated by Carrie Cooley, Jennifer Younker-Mirth, and Colleen O’Keefe.
Building upon the content presented during the two-day Boot Camp, this optional third day will dive deeper into the essential elements of hospice documentation. The day-long seminar will begin with a didactic exploration of:
Strategies to turn assessment data into documentation that supports payment;
Use of hospice assessment scales to document disease progression; and
Substantiating clinical eligibility with documentation of secondary conditions and related comorbidities.
Participants will practice their documentation skills during the afternoon of this third day session and receive feedback from Weatherbee’s executive team. This optional third day is only open to Boot Camp registrants.
Join us on January 19, 2016 for our first webinar of the year, End of Life Option Act: Policy Considerations.
The End of Life Option Act, also known as Death with Dignity and physician aid-in-dying, is legal in six states including California. This session will discuss the policy and procedure considerations in order to be prepared for implementation of this legislation in 2016. It will include a review of eligibility criteria, as well as a discussion of the characteristics of those individuals who access this option based upon Oregon data, including their utilization of hospice.
Anne Koepsell presented on this topic at CHAPCA’s Annual Conference in November, and it was one of the most attended and highly rated sessions at the conference. She was Executive Director of state hospice organization in WA State when their Death With Dignity legislation was enacted. Don’t miss out on this second opportunity to learn from one of the experts in the field!
Our office will be closed from December 24 to January 3. Should you need a hospice referral during that period, please visit our foundation website at http://www.cahospicefoundation.com/ and scroll down to “find a hospice.”
Registration for CHAPCA’s annual conference is now open! Join the hospice community as we gather in Long Beach, CA on November 9-10 for this year’s meeting.
The conference begins on Monday with the Opening General Session featuring Dr. Ira Byock. The first day ends with a fun Casino Night with the exhibitors. On Tuesday, we will celebrate our Annual Awards at a luncheon, which will be followed by afternoon workshops.
The program this year is based on YOUR input. In direct response to a survey sent to the CHAPCA membership, the education committee thoughtfully selected subjects and invited nationally renowned speakers to present on issues that matter most to the hospice community.
As always, you will have the opportunity to meet with exhibitors, see the poster sessions, enjoy fun networking events and meet this year’s honorees for CHAPCA awards. This is CHAPCA’s “must attend” program for 2015. Don’t miss it!
Take advantage of deeply discounted Early Bird registration now!
Please join us on September 25 in Sacramento for “The Secret to Keeping Ahead of the Curve: The Comprehensive Compliance Framework.”
Does it seem as if regulatory changes are popping up faster and faster? You are correct! The bad news is that there is no reason to expect the pace to slow; the good news is that there is an effective strategy to help every hospice stay ahead of the curve: establishing a comprehensive compliance framework. The even better news? This very doable agency-wide initiative leads to higher quality care for your patients and their families.
Regardless of what stage your hospice is at – establishing a new compliance program or reviving a slightly moribund one – this workshop provides the knowledge, tools and approaches that will lead to success. For those programs with a mature compliance structure, the workshop is also a great introduction to the overall framework for new leadership, compliance and QAPI staff members. Send a team – you’ll be amazed at what can happen!