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February Is Patient Appreciation Month!

Patient Appreciation Month Liberty Hospice of Pinehurst recognizes patient appreciation the month of February. Each of their staff members deliver red roses to their patients and families. As…

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Talk About Your Five Wishes

Do you know who will speak for you if you can no longer speak for yourself? A loved one? A stranger? A nurse? Do you know when you will need someone to speak for you because you cannot speak for…

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Chipping Away at Home Care Funding Hurts Everyone

Home care can help relieve some of the rising costs of health care. However, the approach that has been used in recent years is not the proper solution. Proposed Rule Impacts Home Health Services The…

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Investing in Hospice Care Is the Right Choice for Everyone

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on April 29 that the 2014 hospice reimbursement rate would include an “increase of 1.1 percent.” The CMS announced the proposed “increase”…

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Rural Doctors Need More Support than Ever

National Doctor's Day National Doctor’s Day is celebrated annually March 30th. This is a great time to remember the value of physicians throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.…

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Simple Gestures Make Major Impacts for Hospice Patients

National Patient Recognition Week Liberty Hospice recently celebrated National Patient Recognition Week by handing out roses to all of its patients. It has become a tradition for us, and to see the…

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How Home Care and Hospice Can Make a Difference

News headlines have been splashed recently with terms, such as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling.” Congress has been negotiating for months on ways to reduce spending while also still providing the…

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Exploring a Challenging Conversation

Educating patients and their loved ones about hospice care, and how it can boost quality of life, is one of our goals at Liberty HomeCare & Hospice Services. Hospice care is not an easy topic to…

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New Hospital Readmission Penalties Reflect Why Patients Need Home Care

The debate over the merits of the Affordable Care Act won’t end soon, but its impact has already started. More than 2,000 hospitals nationwide will have their Medicare reimbursements reduced due to…

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Hospice Care Creates Better Quality of Life

Hospice Care Makes a Difference A new study published in the June issue of Health Affairs re-affirms something we in the hospice industry already know. In the study, half of adults age 65 or older…

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