Hospices Reevaluate Staff PTO Policies During Pandemic´╗┐

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts new pressures on hospice staff, providers are reevaluating and revising their policies to accommodate and maintain their workforce.

Hospices nationwide have restructured and adapted telecommuting policies to transition employees into working remotely from home, easing some of the childcare issues for staff. Reallocating vulnerable or exposed staff to non-patient facing roles has also helped to offset workforce shortage issues for hospice providers.

Hospices are incurring a barrage of additional costs as the pandemic progresses, many of which relate to supporting and maintaining a workforce at constant risk of contracting COVID-19 while continuing to provide

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