Hospice Basics & Benefits

We offered this webinar on January 17, 2019 and January 31, 2019.

This webinar provides expert guidance and clear answers to common myths about hospice care.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Learn about the history and philosophy of hospice care, common hospice prognoses, who pays for hospice, and the difference between hospice and palliative care
  • Explore the four levels of care and the role of the interdisciplinary hospice team to provide medical, psychosocial and spiritual solutions that support quality of life at the end of life for patients and families
  • Learn how advance directives can ensure patients are referred to hospice care early in the disease process to enjoy its full benefits

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Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.