Describe an experience of excellent end of life care in your nursing home.

End of Life: Hospice and Palliative Care
Define both palliative care and hospice care. Describe at least 2 differences and similarities between them.
Does your nursing home have one or more hospice provider contracts?
If so, describe what type of service hospice provides to your residents?
How do the hospice providers interact with your residents, staff, and families?
Describe an experience of excellent end of life care in your nursing home. What were some of the key components?
What are the environmental differences between direct care staff working in a long-term care facility and those direct care working in private homes and in the community?
Why would home health aides need additional training, and what type of training is required?

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