2508, 2022

Daily Living in Palliative Care: Which Activity Suits You Best?

“Live every day to the fullest.” While you’ve probably heard this saying before, it can have different meanings to different people.    For example, people living in palliative care have daily challenges dealing with severe health conditions like cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer’s. Still, you can take steps to stay active in your day-to-day life. When a healthcare worker provides a relative with palliative care for a terminal disease, the family’s support is critical. Visit this website to learn more about how mothers assist their families. Please keep reading to discover daily activities you or a loved one [...]

2309, 2021

4 Best Practices to Deliver Virtual Palliative Care for Providers

by Michael Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer at Vynca, 9/22/21, for HIT Consultant, "the leading source of healthcare technology news, analysis and insights for healthcare executives, physicians and providers." "To effectively deliver virtual palliative care and make the greatest impact, healthcare providers need to: Treat the Whole Person: Serious illness care is not limited to curative treatments – people also require support to address their physical, mental, spiritual and social needs. The most effective virtual palliative care is personalized and must be designed to holistically help the person under care and improve satisfaction for them and their families." Read [...]

1006, 2021

Start-up No More

by Thaddeus Greenson, 6/10/21, in the North Coast Journal "ResolutionCare, Humboldt County's groundbreaking palliative care company, has been sold to Vynca, an advanced care planning technology company, in a merger that Resolution Care founder Michael Fratkin hopes will ultimately allow for a national expansion of the patient-centered care the company has prided itself on providing." Read Greenson's recent article, "Start-up No More: A merger brings promises of expansion for Humboldt's revolutionary, patient-centered palliative care company" to read more about ResolutionCare's acquisition by Vynca and about founder Dr. Michael Fratkin's excitement about ResolutionCare's future. " 'These two things together — human beings [...]

406, 2021

Vynca Acquires Virtual Palliative Care Provider ResolutionCare

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ "Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning, today announced that it has acquired California-based ResolutionCare, an innovator and provider of home-based palliative care and telemedicine. With the addition of ResolutionCare's comprehensive board-certified, physician-led palliative care model, Vynca is well-positioned to expand its support services to the seriously ill, which complements the organization's existing technology and analytics solutions." Today, we are honoring our past as we are taking a big step forward, announcing with excitement the acquisition of ResolutionCare by Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning. What we have built [...]

2305, 2021

Community Health Workers Offer Access to Underserved Groups

by Larry Beresford at the Shiley Institute for Palliative Care blog, 5/18/21 Community Health Workers are an invaluable resource in helping ResolutionCare Network provide quality care to the people who need it most. Before COVID, “They were the agency’s feet on the ground, its eyes and ears in the field,” as Dr. Fratkin told Larry Beresford of the Shiley Institute for Palliative Care blog. Read Beresford's recent article, “Community Health Workers Offer Access to Underserved Groups,” to learn more about the key role CHWs can play in bridging the gap between those providing care and those who need it, especially in [...]

605, 2021

Workforce Opportunities and The Future of Palliative Care

Passionate clinicians, inspired administrators, and others interested in the future of palliative care models, job searches, service delivery, and health plan changes in an era of telehealth, join Hospice News and ResolutionCare Network for the Palliative Care Summit May 18-20. If you're a nurse, social worker, current or possible future care coordinator, doctor, nurse practitioner, medical biller, or any other allied professional looking for a career in hospice and palliative care you can also always check here on our website at https://resolutioncare.com/now-hiring/ A benefit corporation and a great place to work, we're always excited to welcome new folks into our work family.  Hospice and/or [...]

2604, 2021


Caretaker mental health is absolutely critical. If you are a caretaker for someone with cancer or another serious illness, it's easy to become tired and burned out. Help with caregiving for chronic illness is challenging. And long before someone is eligible for hospice, it's often difficult to know where to turn for help. Palliative Care is one option, but many folks still need education about the role palliative care teams can play. Fortunately, access to rural care is improving through the use of Telemedicine/Telehealth. And agencies like ours, delivering home care and care-coordination in a person-centered community based way, supported by value-based payment models, [...]

2204, 2021

Telehealth Promises Greatest ROI on Hospice Technology

by Holly Vessel in Hospice News, April 19, 2021 Our telehealth model is gaining national attention. ResolutionCare Network has been pioneering technology-enabled home palliative care delivery for rural Northern California for more than six years. As the COVID-19 Pandemic has swept over the world, we continue to share our knowledge to help this part of the healthcare system, palliative care and hospice, to use this technology effectively and soulfully. In Holly Vessel's recent article in Hospice News, “Telehealth Promises Greatest ROI on Hospice Technology Investment,” ResolutionCare Network’s “B” Brian Mistler, PhD lends our voice to the world of palliative care [...]

804, 2021

Pick a Proxy & Plant a Tree

April 16th, 2021 is National Health Decisions Day (NHDD)! NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advanced care planning. Advanced care planning involves making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you're facing a medical crisis. Authorizing a healthcare proxy (also called a durable medical power of attorney) can be the most important part of your advance care planning. A healthcare proxy is a person you trust to be your voice in a medical crisis if you are unable to make your wishes known. Appointing someone [...]

2601, 2021

Real Leaders Impact Awards 2021

Real Leaders, January 13, 2021 We are excited to announce that ResolutionCare Network has again been selected for the Real Leaders Impact Awards 2021! We were awarded this honor based on the continuing positive social impact we have on our community. The 2021 award winners include game-changers such as: Tesla, Beyond Meat, Patagonia and 147 other well-respected impact brands of all sizes and from a variety of industries. See Impact Awards Ranking. About Real Leaders Real Leaders is the world’s first business and sustainable leadership magazine and serves a community of visionaries, collaborating to regenerate our world. Its mission is [...]

401, 2021

The Role of Telemedicine in the Future of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

by Larry Beresford at aahpm.org, Winter 2020 “For Michael Fratkin, MD FAAHPM, founder, CEO, and physician for Resolution Care Network … technology and economics favoring the wider adoption of telemedicine have become so well aligned in the past 12 months, especially during the height of the pandemic, that the evolution has felt inevitable.” In this recent feature article for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, “The Role of Telemedicine in the Future of Hospice and Palliative Medicine,” Larry Beresford offers an overview of the expansion of telemedicine in palliative care due to the Covid-19 pandemic and explores how [...]

2909, 2020

Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs Palliative Care

by Dr. Nathan Riley in Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Blog, 9/24/20. “[I]f our only goal on labor and delivery is “healthy baby and healthy mom,” we are without recourse when the normal hazards of being human – many of which are completely out of our control - befall us.” In addition to his position as a palliative care physician with ResolutionCare, Dr. Nathan Riley serves as an OBGYN and hospice physician with Hosparus Health in Louisville, KY. In this piece, Dr. Riley explores how a palliative approach to challenging diagnoses can better serve OBGYN practitioners and their patients. Read the entire article at Pallimed.

1708, 2020

The Health Design Podcast: Michael Fratkin

An interview with Dr. Michael Fratkin on The Health Design Podcast with Moyez Jiwa, 8/14/20. “I don’t take care of any patients. I take care of people. … It’s not rocket surgery, but it’s a radical departure.” ResolutionCare founder and CEO, Dr. Michael Fratkin, recently spoke with host Moyez Jiwa of the Journal of Health Design’s The Health Design Podcast about his path to becoming a palliative care physician and his philosophy for working with the people in his care.  What he has discovered is that this approach can, in many cases, lead to a deeper, transformative healing, even as [...]

2707, 2020

6 Months or Less Episode 8: Manuel

An interview with Manuel Santaella by Alexandra Salmon on the 6 Months or Less podcast. Some people live life in a constant dance with mortality. At 94 years old, Manuel Santaella is just such a fellow. Born nearly a century ago in a sugar cane farm in Venezuela, Manny has encountered near death a dizzying number of times. How he's navigated those experiences and created an extraordinary life of service is a set of stories that only he can tell. With the help of journalist, artist, and mother, Alexandra Salmon, Manuel’s voice carries in a brilliant podcast interview that is guaranteed to [...]

1603, 2020

Telemedicine in Palliative Care Master Class

ResolutionCare has two new physicians, for a total of three palliative medicine physicians providing telemedicine to seriously ill people in their homes.  To share how Tele-palliative Care works, New Chief Operating Officer Brian Mistler, PhD., and founding physician Dr. Michael Fratkin, M.D., are offering a Master Class on Tele-palliative Care through California State University's Shiley Institute on Palliative Care.  Register here: Telemedicine in Palliative Care: Organizational Planning and Clinical Skills


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