Social Workers Support Individuals and Families


March is Social Worker Month. Social workers are an important part of the team of caregivers for both home care and hospice. They work alongside physicians, nurses, aides, therapists, and volunteers to listen, counsel, and connect individuals and families to resources. “Social workers are a vital part of the hospice and home health community,” explained […]

Read More

Help Pack the Statehouse on April 2nd!


Join OCHCH and other home care and hospice leaders on Tuesday, April 2nd for Advocacy Day at the Statehouse. This is the time to share your experiences and your struggles with your legislators. “This is our opportunity to express our concerns, issues, and vision to each of our elected representatives. This face to face contact […]

Read More

Introducing RCTCLEARN.NET, Our Online eLearning Portal


Enhance Your Training Program with Unlimited Access to Our Online eLearning Portal! RCTCLEARN.NET provides quality continuing education (CE) training to agency professionals, aides, LPNs, RNs, therapists, and volunteers. This online learning resource provides agencies and their employees with unlimited access to more than 100 courses for professionals and paraprofessionals. View the Course Catalog. OCHCH Education […]

Read More

A Day in the Life with a Hospice Case Manager


Special thanks to the Absolute Hospice Foundation for sharing this article with us. Providing general nursing care. Managing physical and emotional symptoms. Helping to ensure limited time with loved ones can be enjoyed to the fullest. Those are just some of the responsibilities Shelby Todor takes on for nine hours each day as an RN on […]

Read More

New GG Items Are the Biggest Change with OASIS-D


OASIS-D was implemented on January 1, 2019. According to the OASIS-D Guidance Manual, published by CMS, the main reason for the revision is “to increase standardization across post-acute care (PAC) setting to enable calculation of standardized, cross settings QMs, pursuant to the IMPACT ACT.” The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) was first implemented by […]

Read More