Low wages, Medicaid imperil hospice services

IN DEMAND: Michael Bigney, administrator and co-owner, Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement, goes over paperwork with Kari Raposa, a registered nurse and hospice clinical manager, at the hospice center in Pawtucket.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
IN DEMAND: Michael Bigney, administrator and co-owner, Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement, goes over paperwork with Kari Raposa, a registered nurse and hospice clinical manager, at the hospice center in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
Hospice service, which includes nursing care, assistance with daily living activities, light housekeeping and companionship, can be a salvation for individuals who are expected to die in six months or less. Founded in 1976, Pawtucket-based Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement, one of eight agencies licensed by the R.I. Department of Health to…

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