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Kitsap Hospice slated to open care center – Port Orchard Independent #hospice

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Kitsap Hospice slated to open care center

Hospice of Kitsap County formally opened its Bremerton Care Center this week and plans to begin receiving patients within the next four to six weeks.

“This is another way for people to receive hospice care in the county,” said Deputy Executive Director Valerie Youngren. “Sometimes staying at home is not an option, because the symptoms are too complicated or there is no caregiver available. And there is nothing that can be done for them in the hospital.”

Hospice care is designed to make people with a terminal illness more comfortable at the end of their lives. The average stay in hospice care is seven days.

The new center, formerly the assisted-living portion of the Belmont Care Center, has 15 private rooms. It will be staffed around the clock by four to eight people at a time, plus volunteers.

Unlike long-term care facilities that are designed for years of care with an overall goal to rehabilitate patients and hospitals geared toward providing acute care for optimal wellness, hospice care is solely focused on end-of-life care.

The center is intended to create a a warm, home-like environment, where patients will be able to live their last days fully and say good-bye to their loved ones with peace and dignity.

At the same time, expert medical resources will ensure the highest possible level of care.

Youngren said there is no local facility solely dedicated to end-of-life care, and this center will “give them a place at the end of their lives that will be as comfortable and as dignified as possible.”

For more information go on line to www.hospiceofkitsapcounty.org/ or call (360) 698-4611.

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Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store to close – Bremerton Patriot #pismo

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Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store to close

BREMERTON – The Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store will stop taking donations this week and will close as of Jan. 31. In anticipation of the closure, the store will hold a clearance sale to sell the remaining merchandise.

The Thrift Store, located at 301 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, was not part of MultiCare’s purchase of Hospice of Kitsap County.

“We appreciate the dedication of the employees and volunteers who ran this store and we thank them for their service,” said Kevin Turner, executive director of Hospice of Kitsap County.

The store, which opened in 2014, had supported Hospice of Kitsap County operations. MultiCare is focused on improving and expanding the hospice services and operations. Keeping the Thrift Store would divide attention from that priority.

MultiCare announced in December that it purchased Hospice of Kitsap County Operating under the name of MultiCare Hospice. The transition will be complete on Feb. 1. MultiCare Hospice will work to expand access to hospice resources in Kitsap County and the surrounding region. The transition is expected to be seamless for patients.

Hospice of Kitsap County has nearly 50 employees and more than 60 volunteers. It is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified, Washington-state-licensed agency supported by the community through memorial gifts, donations, grants and annual fundraising events.

MultiCare operates Hospice and Home Health services throughout Pierce and South King counties. MultiCare currently provides adult and pediatric specialty services in Kitsap County.

Hospice of Kitsap County will become part of MultiCare’s integrated not-for-profit health care system, which includes Auburn Medical Center, Allenmore Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, along with numerous outpatient clinics and specialty centers. Patients at Hospice of Kitsap County will continue to receive expert care from its interdisciplinary team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, health aides, spiritual counselors and volunteers.

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Austin Hospice Care – Home Care Assistance of Austin Senior Care #motels

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Leading Provider of Non-Medical Hospice Care In Austin

If your loved one has health complications and a cure or treatment is not possible, in home hospice care allows seniors who are nearing the end of their lives to remain at home. Most people prefer to live their final days in their home, not at a hospital or care facility. Home Care Assistance of Austin provides non-medical hospice care which grants the wish of patients, keeping them surrounded by their family, friends and personal belongings. Our dedicated caregivers are highly trained in assisting with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, household chores, medication administration and personal hygiene. The help of a loving caregiver brings peace of mind and respite for our clients and their families during this very difficult time.

Flexible Care Plans- Hourly or Live-In Hospice Care

Hospice care is a collaborative effort between the client, their family, the doctor, a caregiver, and a Hospice Agency who are all making sure the patient receives the best care possible to keep them comfortable. Hospice caregivers provide valuable companionship and support, in addition to assistance with various tasks, full time monitoring and personal care for their client. Our purpose is to provide end-of-life care customized to meet the needs of the patient and their family. We offer hourly or live-in hospice care depending on the specific requirements of our client. Let Home Care Assistance of Austin take on the everyday needs of your loved one, so you can enjoy precious quality time with them.

We are the Preferred In Home Hospice Choice in Austin

Home Care Assistance provides non-medical hospice care in Austin focused on dignity and respect for our client, maximum comfort and compassionate support. Our caregivers are personally committed to helping our client and their family to affirm the final stage of life as a uniquely personal experience in the comfort of their home. As the preferred choice for families in need of hospice care, Home Care Assistance makes it possible for seniors to live their final days as they wish. Call (512) 623-7800 now and learn more about our customized in home hospice care.

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Durham VA Geriatrics and Extended Care – Durham VA Medical Center #hotels

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Durham VA Medical Center

About the Program

The Geriatric and Extended Care Service at the Durham VA Medical Center is composed of the following programs:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Community Living Center
  • Home Community Care
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

View the comprehensive resource guide to all Geriatric and Extended Care Services.

Services Offered

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM R)

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Specialized services to veterans in need of rehabilitation following amputation, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury

Community Living Center (CLC)

The CLC is a hospital-based transitional care unit. CLC maintains an average length of stay of 32 days. Most patients require extended rehabilitation and care following surgery and/or lengthy hospitalizations before returning to independent living.

Home Health Care (HHC)

HHC consists of programs that manage care in veterans’ homes and community settings. Services include:

  • Home-based primary care
  • Home telehealth care

Contacts

Community Living Center

Mary Francis MSN, ACNS Geriatrics and Lonterm Care, Co-Director CLC

Jack Twersky MD, Co-Director CLC

Palliative Care Consult Team and Hospice Unit

Toni Cutson, MD, Medical Director

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Jeannette Stein, MD, Medical Director

Theodore Hodges, MSN, Acting Program Director

Community Nursing Home, Contract Adult Day Health Care, Homemaker Home Health Aide and Non-Institutional Respite

Ivey Chavis, LCSW, MSW, Contract Programs Coordinator





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Study says many patients enter hospice care too late

By Deborah Kotz Globe Staff September 05, 2013

Slightly more patients with terminal cancer are getting hospice care during the end of their lives, but they are still entering hospice care too late within days of death finds a new national analysis of Medicare patients conducted by Dartmouth researchers. And many are still dying in hospitals, often hooked to ventilators in an intensive care unit, despite studies showing that most cancer patients prefer to die at home.

The percentage of end-stage cancer patients who died in the hospital decreased from 29 percent on average to 25 percent from 2003 to 2010, but there are huge variations among hospitals: In Massachusetts in 2010, about 13 percent of terminally ill cancer patients treated at North Shore Medical Center in Salem died there compared with 41 percent of those treated at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, according to the analysis released Wednesday from the Dartmouth Atlas Project .

The project researchers receive funding from nonprofit groups to determine how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. In the analysis, they also found that the percentage of cancer patients receiving hospice care rose nationwide from an average of 55 percent to 61 percent.

These trends can be called encouraging, but most of the hospice care received was within the last three days of life, said Dr. David Goodman, lead author of the report. What s more, the average number of days patients spent in the intensive care unit during the last month of life increased by 21 percent, which Goodman said could be driven by hospitals looking for more generous insurance payments for expensive services.

Massachusetts hospitals also had large differences in their utilization of ICU services during a patient s last month of life: A patient treated at Cape Cod Hospital spent two to three hours on average in the ICU compared with two to three days for someone treated at Lahey Clinic.

Graphic: Hospital outcomes for terminal cancer patients

There is no evidence anywhere that these variations are due to patients at these different hospitals having different preferences for their end-of-life care, said Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of the ethics and palliative care programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Even among teaching hospitals differences existed in the approach to caring for terminally ill patients, with fewer than 20 percent of patients dying in hospitals such as Maine Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, while more than 30 percent died in Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess.

I d like to think we do better than most places, Forrow said of Beth Israel Deaconess, but we don t do remotely as well as we should.

His institution is beginning a program to ask all patients about their end-of-life preferences and to insert that information into their electronic health record so it s easily accessible to any physician treating them.

Dr. Susan Block, chairwoman of psychosocial oncology and palliative care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, said it s vital for doctors to have such conversations with patients preferably when initially diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Patient goals should be the biggest determiner of care and these goals should be set early enough in the illness process that patients can have the kind of ending that they want, she said.

Far too often, doctors do not bring up the delicate issue of dying until patients are entering their last week or two of life, Block added, sometimes after they ve been hospitalized repeatedly or given aggressive chemotherapy for incurable cancers.

Dana-Farber had 29 percent of its terminal patients dying in the hospital in 2010, which was above the national average.

Nearly 60 percent of its patients were admitted to the hospital during the last month of life, and 24 percent wound up in the ICU.

About 56 percent of terminal patients at Dana-Farber were enrolled in hospice care, spending an average of nine days there.

To improve those statistics, the cancer center has been testing a communication checklist that oncologists can use to have end-of-life care conversations with patients.

We re trying to measure whether these checklists will have an impact on providing patients with the kind of care they want at the end of their lives, Block said.

Much of the success will probably depend on doctors having more truthful conversations about just how effective or ineffective aggressive treatments are for metastatic cancer.

In a study published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dana-Farber researchers found that 70 percent of patients with end-stage lung cancer in a national sample and 80 percent of those with terminal colorectal cancer did not report understanding that the chemotherapy they were receiving was unlikely to be curative.

We re not doing as good a job as we should be in helping patients make informed choices, Forrow said.





Caring for Terminally ill Patients – The New Indian Express #last #minute

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Caring for Terminally ill Patients

BENGALURU: When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, family members, friends and caregivers should be willing to listen to their concerns, say doctors.

Dr L Srinivasamurthy, medical director, Nightingales Home Care Service, says that in order to take care of patients with cancer and other life-threatening conditions such as liver and kidney failure, AIDS, old age senility and other mental illnesses during their terminally ill condition, a broad, multidisciplinary approach should be followed. In order to give effective palliative care family members should be supportive and make use of available community resources. This care can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited. Palliative care can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centres and even in people’s homes and for this, family members should listen or understand the needs of patients.

Palliative care improves the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their families by providing pain and symptomatic relief as well. It also provides spiritual and psychosocial support from the time of diagnosis to the end of patient’s life, he says.

What to expect from palliative care?

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
  • Affirms life and regards death as a normal process.
  • Intends neither to hasten nor postpone death.
  • Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until their death.
  • Offers a support system to help the family members cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement.
  • Uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families.

In most parts of the world, a majority of cancer patients are in advanced stages of cancer when they first seek medical help. For such patients, the only realistic treatment option is pain relief and palliative care. Effective approaches to palliative care are available to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. The WHO 3-step ladder for cancer pain is a relatively inexpensive yet effective method for relieving cancer pain in about 90 percent of the patients, says Dr Srinivasmurthy.

In the final stages of life-limiting illness, even the best possible care cannot extend life beyond a point, and hence the focus shifts to making the patient as comfortable as possible.

Depending on the nature of the illness and the patient’s circumstances, this final stage period may last from a matter of weeks or months to several years. During this time, palliative care measures can provide the patient with medication and treatments to control pain and other symptoms, such as constipation, nausea, or shortness of breath, says Dr Shoba Naidu, critical care consultant, Sagar Hospital

When to initiate palliative care on your loved ones:

  • The patient wishes to remain at home, rather than spend time in the hospital.
  • He/she stops receiving treatment for the disease.
  • The patient has made multiple trips to the emergency room, the condition has been stabilized, but the illness continues to progress significantly, affecting their quality of life.
  • If a patient has been admitted to the hospital several times within the last year with the same or worsening symptoms.

When caregivers, family members and loved ones are clear about the patient’s preferences for treatment in the final stages of their life, they’re free to devote their energy to care and compassion. To ensure that everyone in the family understands the patient’s wishes, it’s important for anyone diagnosed with a life-limiting illness to discuss their feelings with their near and dear ones before a medical crisis strikes, says Dr Shoba Naidu.

Experts also suggest that it is important to seek financial and legal advice while the terminally ill patient can still participate. Legal documents such as a living will, power of attorney, or advance directives can set forth a patient’s wishes for future healthcare so that the family members are all clear about his or her preferences.





Careers Plymouth, Massachusetts (MA) – Beth Israel Deaconess #tauranga #motels

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Careers

Career opportunities at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth are posted on this website and are updated daily. We invite you to review our career opportunities and those who are interested in joining our team are welcome to submit an online application. To view current opportunities and apply online, please click here.

Our employees are committed to demonstrating the Core Values as evidenced by their dedication to the Mission and Vision of our organization.

MISSION
To improve the health and well-being of our patients and community by providing a full continuum of healthcare services with excellence and compassion.

VISION
Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth will use its considerable expertise, resources, and community support to transition from a traditional hospital to a more integrated health system, whose purpose is to improve the health of the community it serves.

CORE VALUES
Core Values are the framework from which all employees within BID-Plymouth know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their co-workers in regards to how we treat one another and work together.

We speak and act with honesty
We own our individual actions and behaviors

We create a professional work environment, wherein we support, acknowledge and depend on the contributions of each member of the hospital team
We are caring and compassionate in all that we do

We engage in open, honest and timely communications
We rely on one another to deliver individual and team responsibilities to the highest standards

We work together to achieve shared goals
We appreciate the diversity of our co-workers and those we serve

We pursue the highest quality and best practices in all we do
We anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of our patients, their families and the community





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Holistic Nursing Care Plan for Terminally Ill Patient

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Holistic Nursing Care Plan for Terminally Ill Patient

The objective of this study is to create a holistic nursing care plan for a terminally ill patient. This study will explain how perceptions about quality of life and health promotion might affect care for a dying patient with a lingering illness such as cancer and discuss strategies that could be used in the situation to improve the quality of life for the patient and her husband during this illness.

It is important that the nursing care plan for the terminally ill includes the reassurance that the patient will not be abandoned and that the nurse assist the patient in discussing their care wishes and goals. To assist patients such as the patient in this scenario it is important to understand the concepts and elements of end-of-life care and that the nurse be a skilled practitioner of the nursing arts. The end-of-life care if “patient goal-centered and should be provided for those who have a limited life expectancy.” (Norlander, nd, p.3) The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization states that Hospice:

” affirms the concept of palliative care as an intensive program that enhances comfort and promotes the quality of life for individuals and their families. When cure is no longer possible, hospice recognizes that a peaceful and comfortable death is an essential goal of health care. Hospice believes that death is an integral part of the life cycle and that intensive palliative care focuses on pain relief, comfort, and enhanced quality of life as appropriate goals for the terminally ill. Hospice also recognizes the potential for growth that often exists within the dying experience for the individual and his/her family and seeks to protect and nurture this potential.” (Norlander, nd, p. 4)

The holistic nursing practice is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal.” (Mariano, 2007, p.64) Holistic nursing care is a caring and healing relationship and values the cultural values and beliefs as well as the individuals’ spirituality in the nursing care. Holistic nursing care involves care of the individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being with a focus on the individual’s comfort and relief from pain.

Because the patient is terminally ill and is in a great deal of pain one of the first considerations for this patient is relieving her pain so that she is able to function without a great deal of pain. Relieving the patient’s level of depression is also of great importance so that she does not spend the end of her life crying in bed as she is doing presently. The nurse should meet with the family members who are reluctant to visit and explain to them that they have a great role to play in the end-of-life care of this patient. The family members should be brought to the understanding that their role is critical.

Patient Emotional Health

Upon relieving the patient of the pain and depression through use of medication, the hospice-care nursing staff will be of great comfort to the patient through simply talking with the patient about her life and about her wishes for her end-of-life care. The patient should be highly active in determining any life support or alternatively lack of life support that she desires to receive. The patient should be assisted in thinking about her wishes for her funeral, the songs and music that will be used at the funeral and what she chooses to wear at the funeral.

Patient Spiritual Health

The patient’s spiritual affairs should be addressed as well so that the patient is both emotionally and spiritually prepared to deal with the ending of her life due to the progression of the cancer.

Patient Physical Care

Hospice Care is utilized by many patients who are terminally ill. Hospice Care involves nursing staff coming into the patient’s home and assisting them with bathing, dressing, their medication, monitoring the patient’s condition, counseling family members about what they can do to make the patient’s path of dying easier and more comfortable. The hospice philosophy is stated to be a holistic philosophy, is interdisciplinary in nature, and includes physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, volunteers, and staff assisting with grief of the family. It is reported that hospice care is ” synonymous with supportive care. Pain management and symptom control is state-of-the-art pain. Volunteers are available for respite care and companionship.

Factors Addressed By Hospice

The hospice team assists with the decisions and challenges that the patient and [continue]

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How to Keep a Terminally Ill Patient at Home – making it

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Keeping The Terminally Ill Patient At Home
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If your loved one wishes to stay at home up till the very end, then you need to make that wish clearly known to your RN casemanager, the social worker, your physician and any other hospice staff who inquires about your wishes. If there are other family members available to help out, discuss this decision with each other, and make sure that all family members are working together toward your goal.

Hospices can provide services which help during part of the day. At the Routine Home Care Level of Care, the hospice would be sending out Home Health Aides to help with bathing, dressing, basic bedside care and activities of daily living. They can sometimes send out home service aides to help with housework or cooking and other tasks. Volunteers from the community who serve at your hospice can also spend time with your loved one, freeing up time for you to go out if needed, or just to get a break from caregiving. The RN casemanager and other nurses will be visiting periodically during the week to evaluate your loved one’s condition, monitor for any changes, and to make sure your loved one is getting the medications and services needed meet his or her needs.

However, in some cases, you should be prepared for hospice staff who might attempt to convince you to bring your loved one to the hospice facility. While this may be appropriate for some patients, if you really want to keep your loved one home, you can. You, as patient or family/caregiver, have rights to choose to stay home, and nobody can force you to enter a facility against your will. However, if you do choose to stay home, then you need to mobilize all resources and assistance you can muster to help make it happen. A good first step would be to ask the hospice RN and the medical social worker if she or he knew of other community resources where you could get help to care for your loved one.

What can the family do to help keep their loved one home?

The family members can make a schedule of when each family member will be there to provide care so that all hours are covered.

You can ask for help from your local church or synogogue. Sometimes it is necessary to be willing to let others help out, if you are to succeed in keeping your loved one in the home.

You can ask for help from friend or acquaintances.

You can directly hire extra help. Help can come from nursing agencies or other sources. For example, if your loved one does not need nursing care all the time, then you could hire sitters from agencies or even directly hire people from the community. Some people put an ad in the newspaper letting people know that they would be hiring a helper and specifying the hourly wage they would directly pay to helpers. Many colleges and universities have employment centers for their students who are seeking part-time or full-time work. The students can often work hours that others may not be willing to take, and they usually do not need as high a wage as household bread-winners who are trying to support a household and family.

Whether you have the immediate family care for the patient or relatives, or close friends, you will probably need assistance of many sorts. If the family can come together and work together, that is the very best circumstance.

The hospice must meet the care needs of the patient and family unit. 1 The services which are required to be provided include family needs for support and counseling. If symptoms go out of control and the patient experiences uncontrolled severe pain or other symptoms, then the hospice must provide, in most circumstances, what is called continuous nursing care in your own home. which is around the clock nursing at home, provided by licensed nurses more than 50% of each day, with the rest of the care provided by home health aides. 2

A Registered Nurse (not an LPN) must personally visit the patient to assess his or her condition each day. If the patient’s symptoms are brought under control, then continuous care may be discontinued. However, if symptoms remain out of control, the RN may continue to have nursing staff provided around the clock in your home. After three days the hospice will re-evaluate whether continuous nursing care in the home can be continued. Continuous nursing care may also be provided when the patient is actively dying and very near the end.

The hospice will help you learn how to care for the patient at home. The Registered Nurse will teach you about the medications to be given and how to give them. If you have questions about your loved one’s care after normal business hours, you can always call the hospice’s on-call nurse. Whatever the situation, the hospice staff are experts in handling the types of situations that come up. There is much information available that can help you keep your loved one at home. Read whatever literature the hospice provides and ask questions. Discuss your wishes among yourselves as a family and with the hospice staff. The more you communicate, the better the outcome will be.

1 According to federal regulation 42 CFR 418.58(c) the hospice’s Plan of Care must state in detail the scope and frequency of services needed to meet the patient’s and family’s needs.

2 42 CFR 418.204 states that, Nursing care may be covered on a continuous basis for as much as 24 hours a day during periods of crisis as necessary to maintain an individual at home. A period of crisis is a period in which the individual requires continuous care to achieve palliation or management of acute medical symptoms. 42 CFR 418.82 states that Nursing services must be directed and staffed to assure that the nursing needs of patients are met. The hospice must meet your needs for nursing care!





About – Department of Health #bristol #hotels

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Department
of Health

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About us

What we do

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

Our responsibilities

we lead across health and care by creating national policies and legislation, providing the long-term vision and ambition to meet current and future challenges, putting health and care at the heart of government and being a global leader in health and care policy

we support the integrity of the system by providing funding, assuring the delivery and continuity of services and accounting to Parliament in a way that represents the best interests of the patient, public and taxpayer.

we champion innovation and improvement by supporting research and technology, promoting honesty, openness and transparency, and instilling a culture that values compassion, dignity and the highest quality of care above everything

above all, DH encourages staff in every health and care organisation, including our own, to understand and learn from people’s experience of health and care and to apply this to everything we do

Our priorities

From 2016 to 2017, our priorities will be:

  • improving out-of-hospital care
  • creating the safest, highest quality healthcare services
  • maintaining and improving performance against core standards while achieving financial balance
  • improving efficiency and productivity of the health and care system
  • preventing ill health and supporting people to live healthier lives
  • supporting research, innovation and growth
  • enabling people and communities to make decisions about their own health and care
  • building and developing the workforce
  • improving services through the use of digital technology, information and transparency

Read our Shared Delivery Plan to find out more about how we are performing against our objectives.

Who we are

DH is a ministerial department, supported by 15 arm’s length bodies and a number of other agencies and public bodies. The department employs 2,160 staff who work in locations across the country.

Partner organisations and agencies including contact information

This page includes contact information and a list of members of the executive boards.

Corporate information

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End of life care – Alzheimer – s Society #san #antonio #motels

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End of life care

Background

Dementia is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure. All people who develop dementia will have dementia at the end of their lives, either as the condition they die from or as a factor which may complicate the care of a different condition. Diminishing capacity means that it is important for the person with dementia to plan for the end of their life at an early stage. Problems with capacity and communication can also contribute to undignified treatment and the under treatment of pain in people with dementia at the end of their lives. Significant, co-ordinated and holistic support is needed to ensure that all people with dementia end their lives with dignity, free from pain and in the place of their choosing.

Alzheimer’s Society calls for:

  • Ensuring a good death for people with dementia. The Department of Health (2008) suggests that, for many, a good death would involve being treated as an individual, with dignity and respect. without pain and other symptoms, in familiar surroundings and in the company of close family and friends. Too often, however, people with dementia receive undignified treatment and are ending their lives in pain (Alzheimer’s Society 2012, Health Service Ombudsman, 2011, Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People, 2012, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011) and partnership between dementia care and palliative care are undeveloped (NCPC, 2009). People with dementia may not be referred for specialist end of life care or receive inappropriate treatment. Alzheimer’s Society believes that people with dementia have the same right to a good death as people with other health conditions.
  • Advance planning for end of life care. People with dementia should be involved in decisions about end of life care wherever possible. However, as dementia advances, in many cases capacity is lost and decisions need to be made on behalf of the person with dementia. Advanced planning for end of life care is vital. At present, taboos about discussing death and poor understanding of dementia mean that these conversations do not take place between people with dementia, families, friends and health and social care professionals. People with dementia should be supported to use their rights, under the Mental Capacity Act in England and Wales, to identify whom they want to make decisions and any treatments they would not want. In Northern Ireland, the Assembly is developing mental capacity legislation.
  • Improved training for health and social care professionals. Declining ability to communicate characterises the later stages of dementia. Health and social care professionals should be trained to provide high-quality, person-centred care to improve dignity and quality of life even when communication has diminished. People working with someone at the end of their life also need to be able to communicate sensitively themselves, both to families and to the person with dementia, following best practice set out by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (www.scie.org.uk ).
  • Focus on quality of life, rather than length of life, in the final stages of dementia. Withholding or withdrawing treatment is especially ethically complex and emotionally challenging for a person with dementia as they may lack the ability to communicate, the capacity to make decisions and may not have prepared instructions about their wishes. The NICE-SCIE Guideline on dementia states that artificial feeding and hydration should not commence if disinclination to eat or inability to swallow is considered to be part of the progression of the disease and will not change in future (NICE-SCIE, 2007). Alzheimer’s Society believes that when someone with dementia is close to dying the main issue of concern should be quality of life and quality of death, not length of life. However, it is important that there is an honest and open discussion between medical professionals and family, friends and carers about any decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment. The quality of life and comfort of the person with dementia is paramount. Specialist palliative and comfort care should be available to the person at all times and appropriate emotional support should be available for families.
  • Improved emotional and spiritual support. Research has suggested that the emotional and spiritual needs of people with dementia are disproportionately neglected (Sampson et al, 2006). It is still possible for a person with advanced dementia to be depressed, distressed or upset. People with dementia must receive holistic care that recognises and responds to individual wishes and needs.
  • Improved planning and co-ordination of care. Only half of people who express a preference to die at home actually die at home (ONS, 2014). This places pressure on the NHS, causing 52 per cent of unplanned hospital admissions, and adversely impacts on the quality of care received by a person with dementia (ONS, 2014). Alzheimer’s Society supports the government’s goal of ensuring that more people die in a place of their choosing (Department of Health, 2008). To achieve this, the Society calls for the implementation of the Palliative Care Funding Review (Hughes-Hallet et al 2011). This would provide commissioners with funding for palliative care, regardless of setting, in-line with a person with dementia’s wishes.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People. In July 2014, new best practice guidance from the LACDP replaced the Liverpool Care Pathway. Alzheimer’s Society supports the LACDP’s recommendations that, in the final weeks and days of life, the dying person should be the focus of care. However, Alzheimer’s Society is concerned that the guidance does not have statutory force.
  • Assisted dying. Alzheimer’s Society is not calling for a change in the law on assisted dying or euthanasia, although we monitor changes in legislation to ensure that people with dementia are appropriately safeguarded. We believe that people with dementia are entitled to good end of life care. This includes use of advance care planning and advanced decisions to refuse treatment so that people with dementia can receive the treatment and care that responds to individual needs and wishes.

References

Alzheimer’s Society (2012) My life until the end: dying well with dementia
Baker et al, (2012) Anticipatory care planning and integration: A primary care pilot study aimed at reducing unplanned hospitalisation. British Journal of General Practice, 62(595):e113-20.
Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People (2012) Delivering dignity: Securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes. A report for consultation. Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People, London.
Cox and Cook, (2002) Caring for people with dementia at the end of life in Hockley J, Clark D, eds. Palliative care for older people in care homes. Open University Press, Buckingham: 86-103.
Department of Health, (2008) End of life care strategy.
Neuberger (2013), More Care, Less Pathway: Independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
General Medical Council (2010). Treatment and care towards the end of life: Good practice in decision making. General Medical Council, London.
Health Service Ombudsman (2011). Care and compassion? Report of the Health Service Ombudsman on ten investigations into NHS care of older people. The Stationery Office, London.
Hughes-Hallet, T, Craft, A, and Davies, C (2011). Funding the right care and support for everyone: Creating a fair and transparent funding system: The final report of the Palliative Care Funding review.
Mitchell et al (2009). The clinical course of advanced dementia. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(16):1529-1588.
NCPC (2009), The Power of Partnership: palliative care in dementia.
NICE-SCIE (2007) Dementia clinical guideline: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2011). Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2010, by cause.
Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2014). National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES), 2013.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (2011). National audit of dementia.
Sampson, E, Gould, V, Lee, D, and Blanchard, M (2006). Differences in care received by patients with and without dementia who died during acute hospital admission: a retrospective case note study. Age and Ageing, 35(2):187-9.

Alzheimer s Society factsheet about the later stages of dementia.

The National Council for Palliative Care is the umbrella organisation for all those providing, commissioning and using palliative care.





Lion Hospice Inc, Bedford, TX – The Care Centers #hospice #rules #and

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Lion Hospice Inc State Licensed Facility

Lion Hospice Inc in Bedford, TX provides Assisted Living services.

The staff at Lion Hospice Inc provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Lion Hospice Inc is a licensed care provider with the State of Texas. The Texas Department of Aging and Disablity Services provides a list of registered care providers in Texas.

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Hospice – The Community Connection #fashion #shop

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Lion Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a normal part of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Lion Hospice provides comfort and support to persons in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as comfortably and fully as possible. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last months by offering comfort, dignity and care in a familiar setting.

Strength for Today
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Lion Hospice
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 1208 Airport Freeway
Suite 180
Bedford, Texas 76021
Phone Number: 817-268-2145
Web Site:www.lionhospice.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Tiffany Marshall

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Visiting patients to just be with them and/or to do activities
  • Light cleaning and yard work for patients
  • Clerical assistance
  • Creating written material or slide shows for patients
  • Doing crafts for patients and delivering them

To volunteer, contact Tiffany Marshall. Training will be provided.

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Heartland Home Health Care – Hospice – Career Tree Network #sharp #hospice

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Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is where you can find big company employment advantages that are in step with the personal touches of a local agency. Our size works for you in terms of job stability, resources, supportive team environment, flexible schedules and industry leading benefits.

Organizational Culture: You will find an intimate, welcoming environment where you will be encouraged to grow your career while still finding a work/life balance that fits you.

Company History: Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is a subsidiary of HCR ManorCare, a leading provider of short-term post-acute services and long-term care. Our nearly 60,000 employees have made us the preeminent care provider in the industry. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. The company operates primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.

We care for patients in the cities of Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Kenosha, and their surrounding counties. We are well established and are continuing to experience growth. Nationally we are located in 32 states.

Year Founded: locally for 10 plus years

Company Locations: Various locations in Wisconsin.

Number of Employees: 60,000

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate: We are looking for Health Care Professionals who believe in making a difference one life at a time.

If you love what you do the intensity of the patient relationship, the potential, the exhilaration of victories both small and large we invite you to join our team of experienced professionals who are doing what they love to do and feel as passionate about where they work.

We Hire the Following Therapists: OT, OTA, PT, PTA, SLP

Benefits Overview: We offer a full benefit package to include the following:

401 (k) with match

Generous paid time off that starts at date of hire

Continuing Education Assistance

Philosophy Towards Patient Care: At Heartland, we believe patients deserve the same specialized attention at home that they receive in the hospital or at the doctor s office. We re proud to offer a variety of services to help promote patient independence in the home environment. For patients experiencing an illness, hospitilization or surgery requiring recovery and healing or for those facing a new health care diagnosis requiring a change in daily lifestyles, home home health care may be the solution. Heartland Home Health Care provides care in the privacy and comfort of home. Many patients recover faster in familiar surroundings, where they have the love, support and understanding of family and friends. Heartland Home Health Care provides care for the mind, body and spirit that is comforting and compassionate. We respect our patients and their families choices. We accept and support our patients wherever they are in life s journey.

In addition to the above we offer our Caring Promises:

We promise to care for the mind, body and spirit in a way that is comforting and compassionate.

We promise to be the difference in our customers day working to make every connection a personal one, and creating memorable moments that define their Heartland experience.

We promise to discover what is important to our customers, respect their choices and customize our service specifically to their needs.

We promise to be leaders in care delivery, corporate responsibility and community action.

Practice Settings: Home Health

Practice Specialities: Home Health

Application Instructions: Email Kristin to explore a rewarding career or visit our website.

Recruitment Contact: Kristin Lueptow, PHR

Recruitment Contact Email: klueptow [at] hcr-manorcare [dot] com

Recruitment Phone Number: 262-389-1882

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Hospice of Cincinnati – Resources – Support – Helpful Websites #key #colony

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Helpful Websites For Professionals, Patients and Families

It is very important to consider the source when reading a website. Think about using more than one website to get your information and make sure the federal government sponsors one of the websites you use.

Many websites offer chat rooms or buddy programs. It is important to consider that when you participate in a program such as this, you must protect your private information and realize that the person offering you information is a layperson. Realizing these limitations, many patients and families find great comfort in speaking to others in their situation.

  • Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, is a local non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death.
  • Grief support groups for children, teens, parents and grandparents who have experienced a significant loss.
  • School program to provide on-site grief support for grieving students.
  • Phone consultations to help professionals, parents/guardians and other community members who have grief-related questions or concerns.
  • Crisis response providing immediate and long-term support to schools and other organizations.
  • Camp Programs including an overnight summer camp for children ages 7 to 12 and a weekend retreat for teens 13 to 18 years old.
  • Information for patients and families on end of life care
  • Referral to local programs
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Hospice of the Valley – Bereavement Grief Support Care Compassion Illness Death

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The Community Bereavement Center

Hospice of the Valley’s Community Bereavement Center exists to offer practical support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. As a hospice benefit, the Center provides ongoing bereavement support. As a community goodwill service, we offer educational resources, short term grief counseling sessions, and ongoing support groups to anyone in need. We offer peer support groups for children, adolescents, and adults. Bereavement support is also available for schools, businesses, churches, and other organizations struggling with unexpected or traumatic loss. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (256) 350-5585. Brad holds a Master in Divinity degree.

Hospice Bereavement Care

Bereavement services are provided to help patients, families and caregivers cope with the grief that occurs during the illness and eventual death of the patient. Bereavement services are provided through Hospice of the Valley’s Bereavement Center and include individual grief counseling, support groups and other services.

Wish List

There is never a charge for bereavement services, therefore we are always appreciative of donated items. Monetary donations for memory making supplies and resources is also a way of supporting The Community Bereavement Center programs.

Snacks:

  • Soft drinks juice boxes (individual cans/pouches only)
  • Pretzels, chips, crackers, etc.

General Supplies:

  • Blank journals
  • Stickers
  • Board games
  • Sculpting clay Play Dough
  • Jewelry art supplies
  • Stamp pads – washable
  • Unused/old phone books
  • Crayola crayons, colored pencils, markers
  • Sand art
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes

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Nottingham Health – Rehabilitation #tauranga #motels

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Our rehabilitation neighborhoods are designed for individuals who have been discharged from the hospital but require additional skilled nursing or rehabilitation before they safely return home. In these neighborhoods, residents enjoy a home like private room with a shower.

Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation offers the highest quality nursing care and rehabilitation services in the industry.

Our systems yield superior outcomes, leading to an enhanced quality of life. We achieve this by managing comprehensive clinical solutions paired with a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with facility s therapy, nursing and operations personnel. The doctors and medical groups that we have partnered with understand our dedication to caring for their patients. Our programs are safe, non-invasive, medication-free treatment interventions developed for the complex needs of geriatric patients. These programs address: pain, edema, wound healing, stroke recovery, contractures, arthritis, neuromuscular dysfunction, continence improvement, joint replacement and orthopedic rehabilitation, fall prevention, and COPD.

At Nottingham, our experienced healthcare staff provides individualized care. Our Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists assist residents to improve body strength, range of motion, ambulation, balancing, coordination, communication, swallowing, and an overall improvement in activities of daily living.

Residents have come to feel a great sense of accomplishment as their physical condition improves and they gain more independence.

The physical and emotional well being of our residents is the most important aspect of our care at Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation. We retain a full staff of extremely competent and dedicated Registered Nurses, LPNs, and Certified Nursing Assistants as well as the finest Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists in the Kansas City Area. This has been done in an effort to ensure that patients of all types have access to the best possible treatment in the area.

Nottingham s environment is designed to allow residents to recover peacefully and with dignity while receiving compassionate care, personal attention and professional services. Nottingham s staff provides exceptional care for those requiring rehabilitation due to fractures or joint replacements, general wound care, acute medical conditions, interim medical care following a hospital stay, respiratory care, Parkinson s care, terminal illness care [in cooperation with hospice], stroke recovery, or general rehabilitation due to weakness / physical decline / diabetic rehabilitation.

Be it short-term rehabilitation or long-term nursing care, our team members know that providing excellent service is more than clinical details. We believe it extends to caring for the entire person. At Nottingham Health and Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to treating our residents and their families as partners in care. This means listening well and making certain your choices are respected and your care is provided with the utmost compassion and competence.

Our Director of Nursing or Nurse Managers are available anytime you would like to review the care of your family member or loved one.

Hospice care is provided for families that are dealing with managing end of life medical needs for their loved ones.

We have the ability to work with any hospice provider; however, some families tend to be overwhelmed with the circumstances that have been presented to them. To that end, we have partnered with a handful of hospice providers that have time and time again been able to meet needs of the transitioning individual, while providing a superior level of service in supporting the family members.

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Spectrum Health Hospice, Grand Rapids, MI – The Care Centers #online #booking

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Spectrum Health Hospice

Spectrum Health Hospice in Grand Rapids, MI provides Nursing Homes, Hospice care services.

The staff at Spectrum Health Hospice provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides a list of registered care providers in Michigan.

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Home Care, Nursing and Personal Support in Toronto and Mississauga – Spectrum

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Boston Extended Stay Hotels, Lodging – Extended Stay Hotel Network #hospice #companies

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Boston Extended Stay Hotels

Welcome to Boston

Boston Extended Stay Hotel Network has done the work so you don’t have to. We have put together a list of hotels that have the amenities that you are looking for. We are waiting to help you find your home away from home.

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Las Vegas Hospice – Pro Care Hospice – Quality Care #discounted #hotel

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Contact the Best Las Vegas Hospice

Our Mission at ProCare Hospice of Nevada

“ProCare Hospice of Nevada is committed to the philosophy of compassion, comfort, support and dignity. Hospice believes that the quality at the end of life is as important as the length of it. As a Las Vegas hospice care provider, we offer professional and ethical care to patients with a life-limiting illness or poor prognosis, as well as provide on-going support and education to families and caregivers. Our staff is dedicated to educating the community about the benefits of hospice care. At ProCare Hospice of Nevada, we strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual.

More About Us

Find out more about ProCare Hospice of Nevada and our professional doctors, nurses and therapists.

Las Vegas Hospice Care: Our Quality Services

ProCare Hospice of Nevada offers some of the most comprehensive services in Nevada. See what we offer. To learn more about our Las Vegas Hospice care, contact us at 702.380.8300.





Red Cedars Motel в городе Канберра – Горящие предложения от #hudson #bay

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Red Cedars Motel

  • Австралийский Институт Спорта (4.6 Км)
  • Австралийский Мемориал Войны (5.5 Км)
  • Canberra Centre (5.8 Км)
  • Кингстон Мол (5.8 Км)

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Удобно расположенный в Уатсон, Red Cedars Motel является идеальной отправной точкой для экскурсий в Канберра. Отсюда, гости могут всецело ощутить преимущество удачного расположения и близости ко всему, что может предложить оживленный город своим туристам. Райский уголок, где гости найдут все, для того, чтобы полноценно отдохнуть и расслабиться, после осмотра достопримечательностей, расположенных в непосредственной близости, например таких, как Австралийский Институт Спорта, Австралийский Мемориал Войны, Анзак парад.

В Red Cedars Motel, делается все возможное, чтобы гости чувствовали себя комфортно. Безупречное обслуживание и превосходные удобства являются основными принципами в работе отеля. Отель предлагает доступ к широкому спектру услуг, в том числе Wi-Fi на территории, парковка, обслуживание номеров, семейный номер, оборудование для барбекю.

Уникальная атмосфера в Red Cedars Motel находит свое отражение в номерах. телевизор с плоским экраном, Wi-Fi, номера для некурящих, кондиционер, отопление лишь некоторые из удобств, которые находятся в вашем полном распоряжении. Сад предлагаемых в отеле, помогут вам идеально отдохнуть и расслабиться после напряженного дня. Если вы ищете комфортное и удобное место для проживания в Канберра, выберите Red Cedars Motel, который станет вашим вторым домом, на время вашего отпуска.

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  • Младенец 0-1 год(а)
  • Бесплатное проживание в отеле при использовании имеющихся в номере кроватей. Обратите внимание, если вам нужна детская кроватка отель может взять за неё дополнительную плату.
  • Дети 2-12 лет
  • Должны использовать дополнительную кровать
  • Дети старше 12 лет считаются взрослыми.
  • Возможность установки дополнительных кроватей зависит от выбранного типа номера, для получения более подробной информации ознакомьтесь с информацией о вместимости конкретного типа номера.

При бронировании более 5 номеров может применяться политика отличная от стандартной и возможны дополнения.

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Community Hospices – Inpatient Facility #find #hotel #rooms

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Inpatient Facility

A pioneer in healthcare, the Community Hospice Inpatient Unit, now known as The Williams House was opened in 1978. It is the first and only inpatient unit in the District of Columbia, and it fulfills a vital community need for symptom management for residents.

Co-located with The Washington Home, a skilled nursing facility, The Williams House manages patients’ pain and symptoms and provides support for their families.

CLEAR ADMISSION CRITERIA

Inpatient care is for patients who require pain and/or acute symptom management that cannot feasibly be provided in other settings, including:

  • Complicated delivery of medication requiring oversight by an RN or MD
  • Frequent assessment and medication adjustment by RN or MD
  • Aggressive intervention requiring skilled nursing care to control pain and other
    symptoms
EXPERT PROFESSIONALS

The Williams House team specializes in palliative care:

  • Physician, board certified in hospice and palliative medicine
  • Pharmacist with a specialty in palliative pharmacology
  • Registered nurses, certified in hospice and palliative care
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Licensed clinical social worker
  • Chaplain
  • Bereavement specialists
  • Specially trained volunteers
24/7 PATIENT CARE

The hospice team provides 24-hour care to patients in our family-friendly facility:

  • Nine private rooms
  • Children/adult/pet visiting hours 24/7
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Red Cedars Motel, Canberra

Price Range: $78 – $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

Hotel Class: 3 star Red Cedars Motel 3*

Number of rooms: 30

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Royal visit at new in patient centre at St Luke s Hospice in Sheffield

A new inpatient unit at St Luke s Hospice – paid for in part thanks to The Star – has been given the Royal seal of approval.

Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, toured the new extended and refurbished £5.5 million In Patient Centre at the hospice in Whirlow.

The Duke Gloucester has visited St Luke’s Hospice in Little Common Lane, Sheffield, to open the new In Patient Centre. Our picture shows the Duke signing the visitors book, watched by chief executive Peter Hartland.

The Star has so far raised more than half of the £100,000 it pledged for one of the single rooms in the new unit, with £50,000 alone coming from our Great Pie and Peas Up campaign.

Hundreds of pie and pea suppers were hosted by readers, residents, businesses, schools and community groups, with proceeds going towards St Luke’s fundraising target.

The Queen’s cousin looked around the hospice before meeting patients and staff, unveiling a commemorative plaque, and signing the guest book.

He praised fundraisers and staff for their hard work, and the architects for their design.

Harry Gration together with patient Jean Watt unveil the plaque at St Luke’s new inpatient wing

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The new unit, which aims to allow patients to carry on as normal a life as possible, accommodates 20 patients in 14 single rooms and two three-bedded rooms.

The Duke said: “I congratulate those who have played a part in developing St Luke’s over the decade and, in particular, this new wing which you have clearly designed with great care and attention and which is already full of your patients who feel extremely comfortable and well looked after.”

Following the Duke’s visit, BBC television presenter Harry Gration took part in a dedication ceremony with patients.

Gaynor Boon, aged 52, from Woodhouse, has ovarian cancer and has been staying in the unit for a week while her pain relief is managed.

The former curator at Sheffield Museums said: “This is my first visit. It’s amazing really. Coming in you feel like you are walking into a hotel environment and are treated like a hotel guest.

“You have got state-of-the-art nursing and pain management, but on top of that there is the hospitality side.

“You’ve got a lovely room with a balcony, a menu which offers three-course lunches and dinners, and a restaurant service.

“My dog Hunney, a long haired golden retriever, is also allowed to visit! She comes most days which makes it feel like a home from home.”

Una Moran, director of fundraising at St Luke’s Hospice, described the unit as ‘a gift by the people of Sheffield, for the people of Sheffield’.

She said: “Everyone who has contributed should be proud of the part they have played in creating this gift for the people of Sheffield, which will be here for many years to come.”

She added: “It never ceases to amaze me the ways people think of to raise money, and the generosity people find to stretch themselves to support this hospice, which supports about 6,000 people across Sheffield every single year, including patients and loved ones.”





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Hospice of Cincinnati provides four inpatient care centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Each care center features beautifully decorated private rooms with many of the amenities of home. These care centers provide short-term support for patients and families. Patients receive management of symptoms which can be difficult to manage at home. Family members are relieved of the stress of care-giving for short periods of time. Please call us to arrange a visit or tour of our facilities.
We would be honored to show you around and answer your family’s questions.

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A Typical Experience The Dawson Family

Mia Dawson had been chronically ill for years. She started experiencing increased chest pain and respiratory distress due to heart disease, and the treatments that used to work in the past were no longer working. So Mia was admitted to the hospital. The hospital physician determined that Mia’s heart disease was nearing end-stage and she had less than six months to live.

Mia spent five days at the hospital and was still experiencing ongoing fatigue and circulatory problems. It became clear that she would need round-the-clock professional care to manage her symptoms and to keep her as comfortable as possible.

The hospital physician suggested to Mia and her family that hospice care would be the best way to continue keeping Mia as comfortable as possible. A meeting was quickly arranged with a Hospice nurse to discuss Mia s condition, and it was determined that admission to Hospice of Cincinnati s Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center was appropriate. A detailed plan of care was developed for Mia based on the physician s orders and recommendations.

The Hospice of Cincinnati nurse took care of all the arrangements and assisted with Mia s transfer to our Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center that same day. When Mia arrived at the care center, she was greeted by a member of her care team who helped her settle into her private room and feel welcome in her new surroundings. An admission nurse worked closely with family members to complete consent forms and prepare them for what to expect next.

Mia immediately began feeling better as her symptoms were managed aggressively by a team of highly-skilled, caring professionals including physicians, RNs and nurses aides. In addition, Hospice social workers, chaplains and volunteers provided additional support to help Mia and her family prepare for the final stages of life.

Visiting hours were 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mia was able to spend quality time with her family and assure them that she was ready to go. She also enjoyed additional visits from compassionate Hospice volunteers who shared their time and talents with her. From time to time, Mia s symptoms changed and her care was immediately modified to alleviate any pain or respiratory issues that occurred.

On her third day at the care center, Mia s illness progressed to the final stages, and her life came to a peaceful end with the loving support of her family all around her. All family members had a chance to speak their hearts and say their goodbyes and were as prepared as one can be for the grievous loss of their loved one. A Hospice nurse confirmed Mia’s death and helped prepare her body for the trip to the funeral home.

The months that followed were difficult at times for Mia’s family. Occasionally, they received a call from bereavement counselors at Hospice of Cincinnati who offered their support and encouragement through the grieving process. For Mia s family, the calls were a welcome, friendly voice from a team of caring people that would forever hold a dear place in their hearts.





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Hospice Patients Alliance – When It is Inappropriate to Have PRN Medical

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Allowing PRN Orders for Morphine
May Result in Untimely Death
For COPD Patients

Morphine is an opioid medication often used to relieve severe pain in cancer and some other diseases. When prescribed by a physician appropriately for relief of pain, it is a blessing to those whose symptoms are relieved, and to the families of those patients who had suffered watching their loved one in agony. When the patient has severe pain, hospices aim at achieving good pain control as one of their top priorities.

Because morphine is regularly prescribed in hospices for relief of pain and suffering, physicians and nurses come to rely on its power to relieve pain and promote a death without suffering. A death with symptoms well-managed is one important aspect of what is called a “death with dignity.”

Patients in hospice who have diseases without severe pain may not need morphine for comfort. Some take other analgesics and some take none. But patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or “COPD” may especially be sensitive to the adverse effects of morphine. COPD patients have breathing difficulties and anxiety which can sometimes be lessened by very small dosages of a sedative and/or a very small dosage of morphine. However, given in too high a dose, morphine can seriously interfere with a patient’s ability to breathe. In fact, anyone who is given a dosage of morphine which is much higher than they are accustomed to, may stop breathing.

One of morphine’s main adverse effects is slowing down the respiratory rate, i.e. respiratory depression. If the dosage of morphine is too high for what the patient is accustomed to, the respiratory depression can become severe and actually stop the breathing periodically for a few seconds or many seconds. This pattern of breathing where the patient stops breathing (skipping breaths) and then starts breathing again is termed “apnea.” Apnea commonly occurs as a result of the terminal illness and the dying process, when certain metabolic changes occur in the patient’s body. If the breathing is stopped completely without restarting, the patient dies. Because COPD patients have compromised breathing already. very inefficient breathing, overly high doses of morphine can quickly cause these patients to stop breathing.

Hospice Patients Alliance has received many, many reports from families about patients with COPD who were given morphine in dosages higher than they were accustomed to receiving. who died shortly after getting those morphine dosages. Most of these patients were given these dosages of morphine by nurses in the hospice setting. In all the cases reported, the physician had ordered that the morphine might be given “as needed” or “PRN” within a certain range and at a certain frequency of time intervals between doses given.

Giving a medication “as needed” requires a careful assessment of the patient’s vital signs, pain level and need for the medication being considered. When a physician writes a PRN order for morphine, most nurses are very dedicated to assessing the patient’s actual needs and doing everything possible to meet those needs by administering the medication as needed. But in the case of COPD patients, the need for extra vigilance in determining the appropriate dosage is very urgent. Pharmacy and drug references, such as the Physicians Desk Reference and morphine package inserts warn about the dangers of giving too high dosages of morphine to COPD patients. The package inserts and the Physicians Desk Reference even write that morphine is “contraindicated” in general for COPD patients. However, when a patient is truly terminal, some of the rules of prescribing medications are adjusted to meet the needs of the patient. In the terminal COPD patient, morphine is sometimes ordered by the physician to be given in very small dosages.

If the physician orders the morphine to be given on a PRN or “as needed” basis, when the patient has COPD, and allows a shorter frequency of administration than that needed for the previous dosage to “wear off” or be metabolized, the concentration of morphine actually in the patient’s blood may increase beyond a therapeutic level, causing severe adverse effects, even respiratory shutdown. If you have a loved one with COPD in a hospice care setting and if you are concerned that he may be euthanized before his natural time of passing on, then it is wise to request that the physician NOT write a PRN order for morphine. If the morphine is actually helping your loved one to breathe better, and is comforting, then you may wish to request the physician to consider ordering the morphine on a fixed dosage and schedule, determined by the physician only, not the nurse.

If you have concerns that your loved one may be medically killed or euthanized in a hospice setting, you should discuss these concerns with the physician and request that PRN orders for morphine not be used. If the physician refuses to do so, you may be able to determine whether the physician is sympathetic to your concerns about euthanasia or not. If you believe the physician is determined to euthanize your loved one, involuntarily, or without your knowledge, then you always have the right to change physicians or to change hospices. Any time that you have concrete evidence that a nurse or physician is acting to euthanize your loved one, the patient, or the patient’s representative may act to change the physician and hospice to a setting that will provide true hospice care.

Real hospice care is NOT about hastening the death of a patient. It is about providing relief from distressing symptoms, supporting the patient and letting them know that they are valued and loved. Hospice patients necessarily choose not to try to cure the terminal illness, because all efforts to cure the disease are believed to have failed and further efforts are believed to be of no use in curing the disease, i.e. the physician has determined that no efforts would succeed in any case. That does NOT mean that treatment for a urinary or respiratory infection is to be withheld, or that food and water are to be withheld if the patient can absorb them. Withholding food and water is a form of euthanasia for the patient who is not already actively dying! Withholding appropriate treatment for an infection when the patient is not actively dying is also a form of euthanasia!

Giving overly high dosages of morphine to a COPD patient, or a patient with another terminal illness, is a form of euthanasia. By being alert, discussing your concerns with the physician and hospice staff and acting promptly to prevent overly high dosages of morphine from being administered, you can save your loved one from an untimely death. Removing your loved one from a setting that is bent on euthanizing your loved one may be the only way to save them from being medical killed.

There are many nurses and physicians who would never even think of doing such a thing, but unfortunately, there are many who would. Surveys and research into the attitudes and practices of physicians and nurses reveals that a significant percentage of nurses and physicians believe that euthanasia is acceptable. If you don’t agree, then you must act to protect your loved one. The best protection is to know what medications are being given, what effect the medications have, what dosages are being given (by being there if possible when they are given) and knowing why the medications are being given. If your instincts tell you that something is not right, act promptly to check with someone you trust who is a nurse, pharmacist or physician who can give you some feedback and further information.

PRN orders for morphine may be totally inappropriate for COPD patients who do NOT have severe pain!

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Hospice and How It Can Help the COPD Patient AND Caregiver –

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Hospice and How It Can Help the COPD Patient AND Caregiver

Hospice can be an invaluable resource for people with end-stage COPD and their overworked, overwhelmed caregivers. But before I get into that, let me apologize. I’m writing 3 posts today, and they’re all a bit on the depressing side, because they deal with death.

I don’t mean to remove all hope for people fairly new to COPD as they read these posts. There are many opportunities for hope and a certain quality of life, even after a diagnosis of COPD. But it’s also a fact that COPD is a chronic, progressive illness for which there is no cure. Eventually, death does become a reality. It can take years, but it will happen at some point. So, while it’s important to live life to the fullest as long as you can, it’s also important for both patient and caregiver to prepare for what is coming in the future.

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So, this post is about how hospice can help, and the sooner it is initiated once the end is approaching, the better. Unfortunately, many people do not get referred to hospice (or are not ready to accept it) until far too late. And at that point, there may not be time for hospice staff to do what they are so good at. easing the way to a dignified, peaceful death.

My mom was referred to hospice during a recent hospitalization. and it turned out to be far too late. Although I have said that she was “dying for the last 2 years” more than once, in the end, she deteriorated so rapidly that we weren’t even thinking hospice before she went into the hospital. And then it was too late for her (or us) to reap the benefits, for the most part.

Hospice is a concept of care that provides comfort and support (on several levels) to patients and caregivers when traditional medical care can no longer prevent death from coming on, usually within a few weeks or a few months.

Hospice is a team-oriented approach that neither prolongs life nor hastens death. According to the Hospice Foundation of America, “the goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last days by offering comfort and dignity.”

Hospice care is not just about providing physical care, though that is certainly included. It’s also about the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease and of the dying process.

Hospice does not usually refer to a place. 80 percent of hospice care is provided in the patient’s home. The emphasis is on enhancing comfort and reducing any pain or distress.

When the doctor says that nothing more can be done to improve or even maintain respiratory function, and that death is likely within the next one to six months, then hospice should certainly be considered. Hospice doesn’t mean giving up. it means making a conscious choice to focus on the quality of your life in your last days and then to go out on your own terms!

When you accept hospice, though, you are accepting that you will no longer be accepting life-sustaining or invasive treatments, except in the case of an emergency. It also entails acknowledging “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) status. In other words, if your heart or lungs stop working, you do NOT want emergency personnel to initiate treatment that would get things going again.

However, if you were to fall and hit your head or if you broke a bone, then emergency treatment for those would be acceptable, even if you are on hospice.

Once you go on hospice, you are not a prisoner. You CAN change your mind and go off of it. But you can only do that once or twice. So do not take the decision about hospice lightly. Make sure you are ready.

What Does Hospice Offer?

As I’ve already stated, hospice can be beneficial both to the patient and to the caregiver. I have been a COPD caregiver for more than 4 years, and it takes a toll. So, even if patients are willing to “go it alone”, keep in mind how helpful hospice can be to your caregivers.

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Most people who have hospice have Medicare health insurance, but both Medicaid and private insurance also often will cover hospice care in qualified people. Here are the hospice services typically covered by Medicare:

  • Nursing care and case management
  • Physician oversight sometimes home visits
  • Home health aide bath services
  • Medical appliances, medication, and supplies
  • Spiritual, dietary, and other counseling
  • Trained volunteers for patient companionship caregiver respite
  • Social work services
  • 24/7 on-call availability

Most people think of hospice in relation to cancer patients, but it can also be helpful to a respiratory patient. As death approaches in someone with COPD, breathing gets harder and harder and air hunger, fear and stress can develop.

Hospice nurses can help tweak oxygen levels and delivery methods, along with morphine and other medicines to control this air hunger and emotional stress. How much will that contribute to a more peaceful, gentler COPD death?

How to Learn More About Hospice

The Hospice Foundation of America website has lots of information about hospice, such as their Myths and Facts About Hospice page and their Hospice Stories section.

You can also talk with your doctor about hospice, and/or talk with the staff at one of the local hospices in your area. You should be able to find them listed on the Web or in the yellow pages of a phone book. Local hospitals may have their own hospices or be able to refer you to one as well.

My Personal Hospice Experience

My mom was diagnosed with COPD back in December 2005. Although she went on oxygen, for a couple of years, she still seemed pretty healthy. Then, in February of 2007, she developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. At that time, her doctor suddenly referred her to hospice, telling us it was not just for dying patients (which is not really true).

At that point in time, neither mom or I was prepared to think of her as imminently terminal, but we accepted hospice and they initiated services that seemed more like traditional homecare than anything else. Unfortunately, about 6 weeks later, mom’s femur broke and hospice was cancelled so she could have the leg surgically repaired.

2007 was a rough year, with 5 hospitalizations in total. On the 4th one, we thought we were going to lose Mom, but by 2008, she was on the mend and over the next year got better and better, often not really even needing her oxygen. Hospice was a distant memory.

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Towards the end of 2009, Mom’s breathing started to gradually worsen and I started wondering how much longer she could go on. But she soldiered on, adapting to every little change. Her current doctor talked about hospice when Mom started to ask questions about what the end would be like, but it still didn’t seem like time.

Then, in early November of 2011, Mom just suddenly decompensated, breathing-wise, and had to be hospitalized. Within a week, the doctors decided her lung deterioration was so far advanced, there was nothing more to be done, and started to prepare her to come home to die, which is what Mom wanted so badly.

A hospice referral was initiated, and they helped us with the whirlwind of preparation to bring Mom home on 12 LPM of oxygen (2 concentrators!), a CPAP machine, and kinds of other equipment and medication. It felt like we were setting up an at-home hospital room.

Mom came home on her birthday, and it was a joyful day for her, though also exhausting and with a few scary moments for both her and me. The hospice nurse spent 4 hours with us, getting us situated and setting up support services for the future. I was grabbing that lifeline, as the thought of being chained to my home 24/7 (Mom couldn’t be left alone) was pretty overwhelming and terrifying.

We thought we had at least 3 months to prepare and deal with the dying process. But Mom had other ideas. She passed away early the next morning. In the end, all that the hospice team was able to do for us was set things up and then to come out and pronounce her so that we didn’t have to call the police or coroner. Those things were great, but there is so much more hospice could have done for us, had there been more time.

So, our experience was that first we got hospice way too early and then in the end, way too late.

If you are starting to sense that your life is coming to a close, at least start thinking about hospice and what it can do for you and yours. Don’t wait until the end is right there before you take action!

Published On: December 08, 2011





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Heartland Hospice Services Business Review in Tucson, AZ – Southern Arizona BBB

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Home – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America #motels #near

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Welcome to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a church of more than 4 million members who actively participate in God s work in the world. We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

With our hands, we do God s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ s name throughout the world. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here. We live in many different communities, span all ages, cultures and races and bring to this church unique life experiences and perspectives. Seek answers to your questions and discover what God is calling you to in life.

A congregation is a diverse community of believers who gather for worship, exploring God s word together, mutual care and support, and equipping one another to live and serve in the world.

More than 4 million members of the ELCA gather in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands. Chances are there is a congregation near you. Find a congregation today and connect with other people who are committed to participating in what God is up to in the world.

We believe that we all have a calling a vocation to follow Christ s example of serving and loving our neighbor, pursuing justice and peace in the world. The ways in which lay leaders serve this church, their

communities and the world are as diverse as the strengths, life experiences, interests and skills each person brings with them as part of their unique story. Learn more about yourself, how and where God may be calling you as a leader and what opportunities there are for further preparing yourself.

Rostered leaders are called, equipped and theologically trained to serve in the ELCA on a roster (or list) to do God s work in the world. There are a variety of rostered leaders, including ordained pastors and different types of lay rostered leaders.

Rostered leaders work in congregations, special ministries, social service agencies, youth and family ministries, schools and colleges, parish nursing, and wherever God is at work and calling leaders to serve. Do you have a sense that God is calling you to serve? Learn more about the process and opportunities for ministry.





Palliative Care – Lancaster University #hotels #reservations

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Palliative Care: Making it Work

0:11 Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Dame Cicely Saunders, the pioneer of the hospice movement in the UK, said “You matter because you are you. And you matter until the end of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.” How we die is incredibly important, not only to the person approaching the end of their life but also to those around them. The modern-day palliative care movement aims to help people realise a good death. Every day, more than 150,000 people die across the world. And of those only a small minority receive palliative care services. And even in the most developed countries, these services need improvement.

1:00 Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds A number of healthcare agencies are involved in the care of someone in the last year of life. But integrating these services for individual patients is challenging. Do you have a personal or professional interest in palliative care? Are you a patient, a carer, a healthcare professional, or an academic? If so, this course is for you. I am Dr Nancy Preston, a senior lecturer at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, which is a world leader in palliative care research at Lancaster University. I will be leading you through this course on Palliative Care– Making It Work. Drawing on research from five European countries, the course features guest speakers who will provide real-life examples of best practise in providing integrated palliative care.

1:50 Skip to 1 minute and 50 seconds In addition, we will discuss practical tips and strategies with professionals on how to successfully deliver palliative care. By taking part in this course, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the best ways to care for people who have advanced cancer, heart failure, or lung disease who are approaching the end of their life. Our aim is to improve end-of-life care, to enable more people to experience a good death. So please join us for this important course.

About the course

The modern day palliative care movement aims to help people live well in their last year of life and ultimately realise a good death. However, every day more than 150 thousand people die across the world and of those only a small minority receive palliative care services. Do you have a personal or professional interest in palliative care? If so this course is for you.

Understand what palliative care is

Over three weeks, you will be introduced to the concept of palliative care and how it can be integrated with other types of care. The course will feature examples of where this has been done well.

Learn how palliative care is managed across Europe

Drawing on research from the EU funded project InSup-C, we will learn how integrated palliative care is managed across five European countries. It will include international guest speakers to provide real-life examples of best practice in delivering integrated palliative care.

Explore the best ways to care for people approaching the end of life

The programme is co-ordinated by the International Observatory on End of Life Care, a world-leader in the field of palliative care. By taking part in this course, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the best ways to care for people who have advanced cancer, heart failure or lung disease who are approaching the end of life.

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Hospice House – Hospice of Spokane #tokyo #hotel

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Hospice House

Patients and families face special challenges in the final weeks of life, challenges a Hospice House is built specifically to meet. Only a Hospice House can fill this specific, sacred, important niche in our community’s healthcare network.

As a resident of the Hospice House, you will have a private room with many of the comforts of home and space for visiting family and friends. You will also have all of the medical, emotional and spiritual care services Hospice of Spokane has to offer. Physicians, nurses and nurse aides, social workers and grief counselors, chaplains and volunteers – all coming right to you to help in their own ways. And the door is always open for your personal doctor to care for you in the Hospice House.

When you are in the Hospice House, don’t worry about the prescription drugs related to your terminal illness… we’ll take care of them. If you need special equipment that we don’t have in the house, or your treatment calls for special therapies, we’ll address those needs, too.

Being in the Hospice House means you can get the same level of hospice care you would receive in a hospital or nursing home. Being in the house means you won’t need to move from one location to another as your health changes.

Feel Right At Home
At the Hospice House you and your family will feel right at home. Have a meal in the family dining room, or have it in the privacy of your own room. Sit and watch the day go by from the interior courtyard or in one of the gardens. Play a game of cribbage in the great room. Get a breath of fresh air on your private patio. Sit, contemplate, meditate or pray in the reflection room. Take a bath in the spa room. Children can even play in a room built especially for them. We hope this short video gives you an idea of what the Hospice House is all about.





Bingo Pet Hospice – Quality of Life for Your Senior Pet #rabbit

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Bingo Pet Hospice – Quality of Life for Your Aging Pet

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We are trying to get 50 supporters by November so please help us out!

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Help Bingo Pet Hospice every time you shop online, the iGive Button makes it simple. It’s all free and so easy to be socially-conscious!

The stores make this possible because they want you to like them and shop at them over and over again. There’s 1449 socially-responsible stores helping to make donations happen.

I hope you’ll give it a try. Here’s the link: http://www.igive.com/oOnygX7

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Join us for a meeting at Meetup.com!

Bingo Pet Hospice engages our local veterinarians and community professionals to speak to our group about topics related to our beloved pets. In the past we’ve had the pleasure of having experts talk to us about arthritis, pet trusts, animal chiropractic services, homeopathic remedies and cold laser therapy just to name a few of our topics. Join us for one of our Meetups! Check out the News and Events page for upcoming meetings or visit our meetup site at www.meetup.com/bingopethospice.

Financial Assistance for Aging Pets

Caring for an aging pet can be an emotionally and financially difficult situation. Bingo Pet Hospice wants to ensure that the most is being done to create the best quality of life for your pet by providing financial assistance to those who are unable to take on the financial burden. By providing financial assistance, we hope to eliminate any obstacles to maintaining the family unit and keeping the pet comfortable and in the home with the owner they know and love. If you are in need, please fill out an application on our Financial Assistance page. If you are able, please donate to help us support our elderly pet population by sending a check by mail or making a credit card donation on this site.





Providence Hospice of Seattle – Carers & Home Health Care – 425

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Providence Hospice of Seattle

Providence Health Services in Seattle has a terribly run billing department. My mother passed away in October and I received a bill April… Read More

Providence Health Services in Seattle has a terribly run billing department. My mother passed away in October and I received a bill April 23 for over over $4000. They say it s what my insurance did not cover but we re not forthright with us at Admit. Communications with the billing coordinator has been sparse and inadequate. I replied to their initial letter and it took two months to receive a reply. They finally wrote back September 22nd stating the bill was final. To comment on the actual service: Hospice was not with my mother when she died. They did not call me to tell me it was getting close. I would not recommend this organization.

I don t want to go into a lot of detail, but, was sorely disappointed in care my mother has received from this agency, it s as if a dying 98… Read More

I don t want to go into a lot of detail, but, was sorely disappointed in care my mother has received from this agency, it s as if a dying 98 year old woman did not deserve the time and care she so rightly deserves. After all she is an old lady and doesn t complain much. after 6 months we switched hospices today. good luck and remember to advocate for your loved one.

An incredible group that does very difficult work. They made sure my dad had pain control and he was comfortable, helped with other medical… Read More

An incredible group that does very difficult work. They made sure my dad had pain control and he was comfortable, helped with other medical issues, served as a liaison between the doctors and my dad, took our 3am phone calls when we were scared and didn t know what to do. They got us a hospital bed, walker and wheelchair. More than anything, they weren t patronizing or placating towards my father. They were professional, kind, and respectful. He was independent and stubborn and they let him remain that way while making sure he got the care he needed. I can t thank Providence Hospice enough for helping my dad die with dignity.

I won t go into tremendous detail, as it appears another poster had an interestingly similar experience to ours where a dear family member… Read More

I won t go into tremendous detail, as it appears another poster had an interestingly similar experience to ours where a dear family member was concerned. For whatever reason, that person s review was randomly chosen to be filtered from the Yelp database, and as a result, not included in Providence s rating score. Assuming I ll be joining those ranks, I ll refrain from being verbose.

What I will say, is this organization did not deliver what our family felt was an appropriate level of service, at least, not according to what our physician or the nursing staff at UW assured us. Our home visit nurse seemed competent enough, but inconsistent in her visits. Visits were rescheduled often, medications were not called into the pharmacy in a timely manner. And like the other poster (whose review has curiously been selected to remain filtered out by Yelp) often, medications were not ready when promised.

At the end of our loved ones life, we too met with similar circumstances when calling Providence to report their passing. Stunned at the lack of compassion on the end of the phone, my brother said it was as if he had called for a taxi. Cold and impersonal. I actually received a kinder ear when making changes at the bank.

In consideration of the level of service received, we would not recommend this provider for hospice services, and will certainly be informing others of our experience. Perhaps the nurse patient volume is too high. I have no idea. What I do know, is that during our time of need, we felt there was a lack of responsiveness and disorganization.

And please. No response is requested or desired from the staff of Providence. In some cases, there is something to be said about too little too late .

This non-profit organization provides sensitive, caring, support to others who are grieving a deaths in the family, as well as hospice to… Read More

This non-profit organization provides sensitive, caring, support to others who are grieving a deaths in the family, as well as hospice to those in need. Located in a nondescript concrete building (that also houses a massage school) in the Cascadia District close to REI. The small offices, however, off to one side on the first level provide quiet, intimate space.

A member of my family passed away in mid February, and I had no one really to turn to until I found them. And they asked for nothing in return–for the 6-week support group–than to share my heart with others who–as all of us eventually will have to–are grieving a deep personal loss.

Chapeau bas a eux.

Recommended reading: Living Well in a Nursing Home (Lynn Dickinson and Xenia Vosen), 2006.

End-of-Life Handbook (David Feldman and S. Andrew Lasher, Jr.), 2007.

The Four Things that Matter Most (Ira Byock), 2004.

Dying Well: Prospect for Growth at the End of Life (Ira Byock),1997.

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I loved this business. The service was courteous, professional, and the experience was overall a pleasant one.

Brittany C.

Fantastic service! Wouldn’t hesitate to come back again. The only reason I’m not giving this a 5 star rating is because it was a bit expensive.

Deep P.

There are a few times in life when a meal is so expertly crafted and planned that it is nothing short of genius. Last night, I had one of those meals – the Mahi Mahi.

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Example: There are a few times in life when a meal is so expertly crafted and planned that it is nothing short of genius. Last night, I had one of those meals – the Mahi Mahi.

The dish was excellently prepared. Grilled, juicy, and fresh without a hint of fishiness. A glaze of tangerine sauce brought a hint of tart sweetness. The fish was placed on a mound of sweet plantain rice. The combination of the fish and rice alone was to die for!

However, as only expert chefs can achieve, additional garnishes provided even bolder, beautiful tastes. Pickled onions topping the fish made for an even finer taste experience, while green beans hidden under the fish added freshness and completed each bite

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Specialities

Providence Hospice of Seattle serves adults, children, and families throughout King County, including Vashon Island. Our teams of professional health care providers have specialized training in end-of-life issues. Through skilled, compassionate care, we strive to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. Hospice care is most effective when it is begun early so that the education, support and counseling services offered by the hospice team can be most beneficial to patients and their families.

History

Established in 1975.

1975: Hospice of Seattle is founded. It is the first hospice in the Northwest U.S.
1978: All-volunteer team provides hospice care to patients in their homes.
1983: Hospice of Seattle affiliates with the Sisters of Providence; changes name to Providence Hospice of Seattle.
1991: Providence Hospice of Seattle launches Safe Crossings, a grief support program for children and teens.
1994: Providence Hospice of Seattle adds pediatric hospice services.
2004: Camp Erin®-King County, an annual camp for grieving children and teens, is launched.
2005: Providence Hospice of Seattle celebrates 30 years of caring for our community.
2007: Providence Hospice of Seattle initiates Diversity and Multicultural Outreach program.
2008: Providence Hospice of Seattle converts to electronic medical record.
2008: Teen Camp Erin®-King County is launched.

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The Lodge on Route 66 – Grand Canyon Hotel, Williams, Arizona –

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The Lodge on Route 66 is a grand canyon motel, centrally located and luxuriously updated to provide a relaxing and memorable time for your visit to the many exciting activities and attractions of northern Arizona.

Recently renovated, The Lodge has redefined the standard of luxury accommodations in the Grand Canyon area. Wood and travertine flooring, solid wood furniture, top of the line pillow top mattresses and luxurious cotton linens are among the amenities incorporated to provide an exceptional stay. Consisting of nine single rooms, nine suites, and a covered central cabana, the Lodge provides an intimate setting, perfect for your stay in northern Arizona.

The Lodge is located in Williams, Arizona the gateway to the Grand Canyon . Local activities include The Grand Canyon Railroad, Elephant Rock Golf Course, the historic turn of the century downtown district, seven area lakes, and Bill Williams Mountain. Some of the many activities include hiking, biking, skiing, shopping and sight seeing. Williams Arizona provides a convenient central location for visiting Northern Arizona s world renowned sites including the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, the indescribable Grand Canyon, the mysterious Grand Canyon Caverns, the unique and curious artist town of Jerome, Meteor Canyon and endless other areas to explore.

Come stay with us soon.

We look forward to serving you.

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Come See Us, 200 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046, (877) Lodge 66 or (877-563-4366)
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Hospice Peterborough Building for the Future – McColl Turner LLP Chartered Accountant

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Hospice Peterborough Building for the Future

The mission of Hospice Peterborough is to enhance the comfort, dignity and quality of life of individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness or grief

Over 25 Years of Caring for Our Community

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has provided hospice palliative care outreach and support services to those living in Peterborough City and County.
Hospice Peterborough, along with our community partners at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Palliative Care Unit, case managers from the Central East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), palliative care physicians and community nurses, have long recognized the gap in service for people living with life-threatening illnesses. To address these concerns, we have been working diligently towards expanding our community programming and establishing a 10 bed hospice care centre.

Last year our referrals increased by 22% and it became apparent that we can no longer continue to expand to meet our community’s needs at our current location. At the same time, we know it is time to move ahead with our plans to build a client-centred facility. In response to this unprecedented growth, we purchased a property at 325 London Street at Reid. This location will be transformed into our Hospice Peterborough Care Centre.

At a symbolic level a hospice is a home, a place of safe refuge; at a functional level it is a home, a care facility, a community meeting space, and a workplace.

Hospice Peterborough counts on the generous support of our donors to help run our existing programs. Building and operating the hospice care centre will require enthusiastic community support to enable us to continue our current programs while making the dream of a hospice care centre a reality for our community.

We support the city and county of Peterborough including all its townships of: Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Selwyn Lakefield, Trent Lakes.

No Professional referrals are required for community programs. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, we are a phone call away and a trained volunteer will refer you to the appropriate staff member.

Thanks to our funding partners and the generosity of our community we are able to provide our programs at no cost to our clients and their families.
McColl Turner has been auditors of Hospice Peterborough since 2009 and is a proud sponsor of Hike with Hospice.

We support the City and County of Peterborough including all its townships of: Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Selwyn Lakefield, and Trent Lakes.

No professional referrals are required for community programs. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, we are a phone call away and a trained volunteer will refer you to the appropriate staff member.

Thanks to our funding partners and the generosity of our community, we are able to provide our programs at no cost to our clients and their families.





Hospice Peterborough – Every Moment Matters – Campaign #hotels #in #orlando

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A New Home for Hospice!

Our goal is to build a state-of -the-art, 10 bed facility and programming centre that offers a homelike, safe refuge throughout the journey of illness, death and grief. The Hospice Peterborough Care Centre will fill a gap in care by enhancing palliative services in our community. We will create a truly rich community asset for people at the end of life and for those living with or affected by serious illness and grief. We will ensure that integrated hospice palliative care becomes a sustainable reality available to all individuals and families in the Peterborough area. In 2012 Hospice Peterborough purchased a property at 325 London Street. Our vision is to enhance current programming capacity by transforming the existing Victorian home into a welcoming space for Hospice Peterborough s home support program, day hospice, support groups, bereavement programs, family support, and education and wellness programming. The property is large enough to allow for the addition of a new 10 bed hospice care unit that willl enable the organization to offer another choice for care at end of life.

“I’ve done what I would’ve thought impossible even just a few months ago, survived a whole year without that person who was more important to me than life itself. And I would never have coped as well without the support of you and all the wonderful people at Hospice.” -Carolyn, Client





Motel 6 – Boston North – Danvers – Danvers, MA – Motels

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Motel 6 << "BOSTON NORTH - DANVERS" | titlecaseStateful >>

Motel 6 Boston North – Danvers is located in the heart of the North Shore and within 20 minutes of Boston, Historic Salem and the Logan International Airport. Enjoy our indoor pool, Wi-Fi is available in all modern guest rooms for $2.99 per 24 hours.

Standard Amenities:

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Morning Coffee
  • Free Expanded Cable
  • Kids Stay Free
  • Pets Allowed

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Additional Amenities:

  • Accessible Rooms Plus
  • Beach within 10 miles
  • Coin Laundry
  • Elevator
  • Free Coffee
  • Free Expanded Cable
  • Free Local Calls
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kids Stay Free
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Truck Parking
  • Wifi

Special Amenities:

  • Indoor heated pool, open year round from 10 am-9 pm. Micro-Fridges are an additional $3.00 per night. Wi-Fi in all guest rooms for $2.99 per 24 hours.

2.8 Helpful Reviews

Melinda Berleue

reviewed 1 month ago

I will never stay in motel 6 in Danvers again. I ve never been so disgusted and pissed off. The two nights that we were there (4th-into the 5th and the 5th into the 6th)we were getting bit up at night. More I will never stay in motel 6 in Danvers again. I ve never been so disgusted and pissed off. The two nights that we were there (4th-into the 5th and the 5th into the 6th)we were getting bit up at night and we thought it was just mosquitos because we had the windows open. The last night we were there I was up every hour itching and then at 3am we wake up to something biting My cousin so I turned on my flashlight and looked on his bed and come to find out it was bed bugs. I searched the damn beds when I first got there, but obviously missed them. They were out of rooms so they couldn t give us another one- not that we would even stay in it. We then had to wait until 7am so they could contact management to see what they could do for us so we sat up the rest of the morning and got absolutely no sleep and felt so gross sitting in that room- and the only thing they ended up doing was giving us money back for one night. We had 4 young kids with us(had two different rooms) that were in and out of our room and my 3 year old nephew ended up with bites on his arms. So not only do we have to deal with the endless itching and feeling completely disgusted we also have to clean everything we have with us so that we don t bring any of these nasty things into our homes- just in case they got in our clothing/luggage which is nothing but a hassle. This will be our second year(and our last) staying at this hotel, the first year we had no problems. The rooms look very nice, the beds are very comfortable, but obviously they are not clean. The last day of our family vacation has been completely ruined.

kelsey rink

reviewed 2 months ago

Terrible. Me and my boyfriends family went for the weekend. It s a dog friendly hotel so dogs were barking all night. The rooms smelt terrible. The maintenance guy was a jerk and when we wanted our tv. More Terrible. Me and my boyfriends family went for the weekend. It s a dog friendly hotel so dogs were barking all night. The rooms smelt terrible. The maintenance guy was a jerk and when we wanted our tv fixed. There s one set of pillows and people in our group wanted another and they were jerks about that. Everything looked so unclean. Don t stay here it s terrible

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Mohamad Ghamlouch

reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow ok what do I start with first of all horrible service all around. I had to ask the front desk for room service four times and by the fifth day when it was time to leave. The room was never service. More Wow ok what do I start with first of all horrible service all around. I had to ask the front desk for room service four times and by the fifth day when it was time to leave. The room was never serviced not even once. I ve never been ignored by an establishment like that before, it was totally rude and uncalled for. I will never step foot in that place again. HORRIBLE SERIVICE.

Joel Warner

reviewed 4 days ago

Motel 6 in Boston-North Danbury was the worst of our trip. Nothing extra on room. Soap, shampoo, dryer, coffee. no breakfast. Even during check-in i felt like i was interrupting her time on the co. More Motel 6 in Boston-North Danbury was the worst of our trip. Nothing extra on room. Soap, shampoo, dryer, coffee. no breakfast. Even during check-in i felt like i was interrupting her time on the computer. Not friendly.

Terri Miller

reviewed 1 month ago

Pleasantly surprised. We booked this before reading any reviews and spent the next hour driving there dreading it. When they say recent renovations they really mean it! Our king room had hardwood floo. More Pleasantly surprised. We booked this before reading any reviews and spent the next hour driving there dreading it. When they say recent renovations they really mean it! Our king room had hardwood floors and modern platform bed with floating end tables. The whole room/bathroom were really nice. We would definitely stay here again!





Hospice Tyler, TX – Compassionate Hospice Care Inc #hotel #compare #price

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Tyler, TX Hospice

Compassionate Hospice Care Inc of Tyler, TX will be there for you when you need us most. We recognize death as a normal part of life, and focus on maintaining the highest quality of life for the patient and their family. Dealing with end of life issues is a difficult task that we assist in by offering high quality, team-oriented, palliative care that supports our patients’ wishes and values. We are sensitive and responsive to the special requirements of each individual and family.

Compassionate Hospice Care Inc’s Staff Services Include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietician
  • Bereavement Counselor
  • Specially Trained Volunteers
  • A Chaplain and a Medical Director Both on Staff
  • At-Home Treatment and Support

We are now Grace Hospice of East Texas. Click link below for more details.
http://www.gracehospice.org

We are locally owned operated by a team of licensed, experienced, medical professionals totally dedicated to the hospice concept of caring.

Also, we are CHAP certified!



Compassion Hospice – Hospice in Southeast Texas #hotels #in #key #west

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Thank You For Your Service

At Compassion Hospice, we honor all veterans I had the extreme honor of meeting one of our local Army Veterans of the Vietnam War just this afternoon and saying thank you for your service. Times have changed, they didn t come home with the respect and gratitude we try to show today. Below is [ ]


  • I Will Never Forget the Loving Care She Gave My Mom

    Loving care, it s the driving mission behind Compassion Hospice. We strive to provide the best hospice experience possible for our patients and their families discussing it every day with every team member and every potential team member in their interviews. The results of our mission is best revealed when a family member takes the [ ]


  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers: When Your Loved One Needs Hospice Care

    Alzheimer s Disease is one of our most challenging diseases to deal with, for both the one experiencing the loss of memory, dignity and function, and their caregivers. When a loved one has Alzheimer’s there are five situations that may occur that are especially difficult for Alzheimer s Caregivers to come to terms with. These include 1) [ ]


  • What Does Giving Up Really Mean?

    I read an excellent recent article on the pallimed website regarding this common question of Am I giving up on fighting cancer when I choose hospice? In it the author Amy Velasquez RN BSN OCN, a palliative care nurse specializing in helping cancer patients, discusses this weighty issue: In my line of work with cancer patients, they have [ ]


  • More Moments, Made Possible by Compassion Hospice

    Over the last year or so we began discussing how hospice can make a positive change in your loved-one s last days, weeks and months. Studies show that on average people have more moments, live longer, more comfortably, and with a higher quality of life when they choose hospice care in their last months of life. [ ]





  • Transcend Hospice Marketing Group – Marketing Plans #hotel #deal

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    Strategic Hospice Marketing Plans

    Define Your Marketing Strategy and Connect to Those Who Need Your Hospice and Palliative Care the Most

    Your unique blend of experience, expertise and compassion for hospice and palliative care creates opportunities to reach families in meaningful ways your competition isn’t. Based on thorough market research specific to your area and our avid focus on the needs of your hospice audiences, we partner with you to create your strategic hospice marketing plan – one that helps fulfill your mission and builds toward your business goals by creatively resonating with your patients’ emotional, spiritual and physical needs.

    Less than 10% of consumers can name a single differentiating factor of any hospice. We can help you change that.

    Through our research, we’ve learned consumers have a very generic view of hospice. We step up to specify distinct hospice marketing strategies that educate family healthcare decision makers about the unmatched, very personal benefits of your skilled long-term illness and end-of-life care.

    Want to see how this passionate know-how has benefited our hospice and palliative care partners? Explore our portfolio of work.

    “Nationally, only 10.4% of hospice admissions come from family/self referrals. Hospices who target this segment reach a vital audience their competitors are likely paying little attention to. Transcend can help you stay ahead of your competition with this strategy – one that has proven to increase ADC, LOS and revenue.”

    Stan Massey, Partner/Chief Branding Officer,
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    Best Practices for Charting

    Featured Author:

    Kathy Quan, RN, BSN, PHN

    Kathy Quan, RN, BSN. PHN. has over 30 years of experience in home health and hospice care. Teaching patients, caregivers, and other nurses has always been a passion of hers. She also loves to write and has several websites and blogs for nurses, caregivers, and patients. Kathy has also authored four books about nursing, the health care field and caring for aging parents.

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    Providing excellent patient care is the most important aspect of nursing. Moreover, taking credit for the care given is also an important responsibility. Most nurses hate the paperwork more than any other aspect of their job, but it’s critical that it be done, and be done well. As with every aspect of quality patient care, charting should be exceptional; it should never be taken lightly.

    The chart is a legal medical record, communicating crucial information to other members of the health care team so that they can make informed decisions. An accurate chart is critical to assessing the patient’s health status, and determining future care and treatment methods.

    State Facts, Not Opinions

    One of the first lessons a nurse learns is that if she doesn’t chart something, it wasn’t done. As a nurse, you can argue to the death that you gave the right meds or checked the heart monitor, but if you neglected to chart it, there s no legal record of it.

    That doesn t mean you should go chart-crazy, and jot down every minute detail. Stick to the facts! For example, don’t get caught in the habit of charting every two hours that a patient was “resting comfortably in bed” until you have actually checked on the patient and noted the exact time. And don t get ahead of yourself: making a comment or checking off a box even two minutes in advance can come back to haunt you. If that patient falls, has a request that someone else responds to, or should code just a minute or two before your recorded entry, your whole level of care could come into question.

    Your patient may be a mean, nasty, curmudgeon, but that’s not for you to say. Neither is it right to say she’s a sweet, adorable old lady. Look for the facts (signs, symptoms, and statements ) as to the basis for the behavior. Is your patient in pain? Is he scared or fearful of a procedure or diagnosis? Is he depressed or anxious? Has he had some issues with family or caregivers? Is the sweet old lady being stoic? Does she understand her illness? Is she in denial? Or perhaps her symptoms have been well-controlled with the current medication regimen?

    Patient A is experiencing 8/10 pain unrelieved by hydrocodone 500mg/5mg q 6 hours. Last dose given 1 hour ago. States he is in constant agony and exhibits angry behavior towards others.

    Patient’s B’s wife confided that her husband is anxious about an upcoming lung biopsy and fears that he has cancer. His father had the same symptoms at his age and died from lung cancer.

    Patient C states her pain is 0/10. States she hasn’t been pain-free in over a year now and is so grateful for her new care and treatment.

    These are perfect examples of outstanding charting. Detailed and straightforward, these statements stick purely to observed behaviors, and medical facts, without any opinion or judgment stuck in.

    Next: Chart as Soon as Possible





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    Alive Hospice

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    The collected laws, regulations, and approaches taken to making decisions and implementing policy to protect the health of communities and populations. Public health policy issues include a wide range of topics including health care reform, insurance reform, prevention of communicable diseases, food safety, and stem cell research.

    The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy provides training and education at the masters and doctoral level. At the masters level, programs are available for those desiring a career in the analysis of health services policy or in the management of public health services resources. At the doctoral level, programs offer rigorous training in research methods and evidence-based public health practice suitable for careers in public health leadership or academic settings.