The Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines reflect a consensus of opinion about good practice in the management of adult patients with life-limiting illness. They are designed for healthcare professionals from any care setting who are involved in supporting people with a palliative life-limiting condition.
The guidelines have been developed by a multidisciplinary group of professionals working in the community, hospital and specialist palliative care services throughout Scotland supported by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
Palliativedrugs.com provides essential independent information for health professionals about drugs used in palliative and hospice care. It includes unauthorized indications and routes, and details about the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.
The Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Master Formulary series represents the first significant attempt to collate all available dosing information to support prescribing in paediatric palliative care in a single volume. APPM is very happy to share the evidence used to form the formulary.
Beginning April 1, 2015, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has offered a way to serve adults who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, known as dual-eligible individuals. The goal of the Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstration Project is to better coordinate the care its dual-eligible members receive.
Providence ElderPlace is a PACE program. Those enrolled with ElderPlace receive complete medical care, medications, medical supplies, adult day care, in-home care, care coordination, transportation and more. All the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid are included, when authorized by your health care team. Most ElderPlace enrollees are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits, but this is not a requirement.
ElderPlace participants live in many different settings, including private residences and licensed facilities. Providence ElderPlace contracts with hundreds of licensed assisted living, residential care, memory care and adult care homes throughout our service area. ElderPlace also has three locations, located in the Cully, Glendoveer and Irvington neighborhoods that are both ElderPlace-supported housing facilities and a health and social center. Each of the three assisted/residential care facilities are licensed by the state and staffed by ElderPlace employees dedicated to providing dignified care in a compassionate environment.
Our Health and Social Centers are the heart of the Providence ElderPlace community. This is where our participants come together for the medical, social, recreational and therapeutic services that make ElderPlace stand apart from other programs for older adults. Located throughout the Portland metro area and on the North Coast, our centers maintain Providence's high standards of care while fostering independence. Providence ElderPlace/PACE, Oregon currently serves all of Multnomah and Clatsop counties and designated areas of Washington, Clackamas, and Tillamook counties. Please call 855-415-6048 for confirmation of our service area.
Providence ElderPlace needs volunteers that enjoy meeting, interacting and assisting our participants and staff. Our volunteers serve in a variety of different areas such as our arts and crafts and palliative care programs, or serving as a friendly visitor, home organizer, clinic office assistant and much more.
TO FURTHER REDUCE OVERPRESCRIBING OF OPIOID MEDICATIONS, EFFECTIVE JULY 22, 2016, INITIAL OPIOID PRESCRIBING FOR ACUTE PAIN IS LIMITED TO A 7 DAY SUPPLY. A practitioner may not initially prescribe more than a 7-day supply of an opioid medication for acute pain. Acute pain is defined as pain, whether resulting from disease, accidental or intentional trauma, or other cause, that the practitioner reasonably expects to last only a short period of time. This rule SHALL NOT include prescribing for chronic pain, pain being treated as a part of cancer care, hospice or other end-of-life care, or pain being treated as part of palliative care practices. Upon any subsequent consultations for the same pain, the practitioner may issue, in accordance with existing rules and regulations, any appropriate renewal, refill, or new prescription for an opioid. 2b1af7f3a8