I just wanted to put up a quick post thanking those of you who have emailed checking in on me since I have gone so long without posting anything new on the blog. I didn’t plan on taking a break from the blog, it has just happened. My time and energy have been needed in other areas of my life. I do miss writing, and hope to be back in the swing of things soon. Thanks for checking in on me, it means a lot to hear from people who miss the blog.
While I get the fires lit to get back to blogging, I suggest you check out this book:
This blog has dealt quite a bit with the issues facing hospice as an industry and the ups and downs of Medicare reimbursement , but we all know that ours are not the only issues in the health care world. In fact, it seems that hospice’s issues are so small that it is hard to get anyone to pay attention to them with all the other debates going on in health care. With that said, I believe that every one of us who works hospice knows that one of the biggest issues facing our health care system is long term care. Every day we see patients struggling to live at home, living in unsafe conditions, or flat out being forced into a nursing home because of financial reasons.
The book’s publisher asked me to review the book, and I have been amazed at what I have found. It deals with the long term care subject from a business point of view and has really opened my eyes to the size of the problem. Where our patients live is a big issue for every hospice and, as you will see in this book, is becoming the biggest issue facing our nation’s health care system. I’m sure I’ll write more in the future, but for now I hope the hospice community will start to prepare to be a part of this very important debate about where our aging population will spend their final years and how we, as a society, will pay for it.
Thanks again to those of you who have encouraged me to start blogging again. Check out this book and let me know what you think.