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Hospice of Arizona is the leading Hospice provider in delivering passionate, competent and comprehensive end-of-life care in Phoenix and the surrounding communities. For more than fifteen years Hospice of Arizona has been devoted to easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering that often accompanies terminal illness.

We provide comprehensive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a very compassionate, experienced and well-trained hospice team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, spiritual care specialists, clinical pharmacists, bereavement counselors and volunteers. We promise to always put patients and families first and strive to make every contact with you or your loved one meaningful.

Hospice of Arizona accepts most private insurance and is a Medicare and Medicaid licensed provider. Both Medicare and Medicaid provide 100% coverage for care related to the terminal illness. This includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, counselors, equipment, medications, oxygen, and medical supplies. Medicare and Medicaid patients will never receive a bill from us.

Please call us at (602) 678-1313 to speak with one of our caring healthcare professionals about hospice. Learn if hospice is right for you, your loved one, or your patient. Also, feel free to browse our web site for additional information about our hospice, our locations, virtual tours of our facilities, and other useful information.

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American International Group Inc.

  • Jul. 27, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. ET
  • by Howard Gold

American International Group Inc. said it has named Peter Zaffino as its new chief operating officer, effective August 1. Zaffino comes to the role from Marsh LLC, a unit of insurance brokerage Marsh McLennan Cos. Inc. where he was chief executive. Zaffino has also done stints at Guy Carpenter Co. and at a GE Capital portfolio company. He will have a base salary of $1.25 million, a short-term annual bonus target of $3 million and an annual long-term incentive award of $4.25 million. The executive will also receive a signing-on bonus of $15 million, partly in the form of stock options. AIG shares were slightly lower premarket, but are down 3.8% in 2017, while the S P 500 has gained 8.7%.

  • Jul. 6, 2017 at 7:48 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane

AIG names Peter Zaffino COO effective Aug. 1

AIG names Peter Zaffino COO effective Aug. 1

  • Jul. 6, 2017 at 7:42 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. said Monday it would replace chief financial officer Ronald Pipoly Jr. with Adam Karkowsky, another company insider. The beleaguered insurer said the move was an internal decision that stemmed from a desire to beef up its finance capacities and wasn t connected to any regulatory scrutiny.

  • Jun. 5, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • by MarketWatch.com
  • May. 17, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane
  • May. 16, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. ET
  • by Jacob Passy

AIG upgraded to overweight at Morgan Stanley

AIG upgraded to overweight at Morgan Stanley

  • May. 16, 2017 at 8:44 a.m. ET
  • by Tomi Kilgore

American International Group Ltd. Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. and Two Sigma Insurance Quantified LP, a unit of Two Sigma Investments LP, said Monday they have entered a memorandum of understanding to expand their partnership with the aim of boosting their role in data-driven underwriting. As part of the deal, AIG has agreed in principle to acquire Hamilton USA, the U.S. platform of Hamilton Insurance. The companies will expand the target market of their Attune platform, which they launched in September 2016 to serve the U.S. small to medium-sized commercial insurance market. Attune will now target companies with annual revenue of up to $35 million, a market the companies estimate is worth up to $150 billion in annual gross written premiums. AIG and Two Sigma will enter a partnership to advance the latter s data science and technology for AIG s commercial insurance business. Hamilton Re and AIG will enter a reinsurance partnership, in which Hamilton Re will participate in more of AIG s ceded reinsurance. Putting data science and technology to work in our industry has been on my agenda for some time, said AIG s new Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault, founder and ex-CEO of Hamilton Insurance. AIG shares were not yet active premarket, but have gained 23% in 2017, while the S P 500 has gained 7%.

  • May. 15, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane

AIG agrees in principle to acquire Hamilton USA as part of expansion

AIG agrees in principle to acquire Hamilton USA as part of expansion

  • May. 15, 2017 at 7:57 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane

AIG, Hamilton Insurance and Two Sigma Insurance to expand partnership

AIG, Hamilton Insurance and Two Sigma Insurance to expand partnership

  • May. 15, 2017 at 7:57 a.m. ET
  • by Ciara Linnane

Brian Duperreault. 70-year old founder and CEO of Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group, will be new CEO of AIG.

  • May. 15, 2017 at 7:51 a.m. ET
  • by Joann S. Lublin




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PCI COMPLIANCE

All merchants accepting credit cards must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) before July 2010.

What is PCI-DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a worldwide information security standard mandated by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

Who makes up the PCI Council?

The council was formed as a collaborative effort between the five major card brands: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. By coming together, standards were created to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromises. The major card brands have allowed acquirers and processors to enforce compliance through their own means.

Why should I become compliant?

You should become PCI compliant in order to make sure you are taking the proper care to ensure that cardholder data is protected. If a breach were to happen at your location, and if you are not PCI compliant at the time, the card associations may assess a fine against you and you will be liable for all the fraudulent transactions caused by the breach. However, if you are compliant, the fine may be reduced and you may not be responsible for the fraudulent transactions.

How do I become compliant?

As a merchant, you will be responsible to become PCI compliant by PCI regulations. However, as a USBSI merchant, we offer in house PCI assistance to guide you and your business in achieving PCI compliance. Merchants are often advised to complete compliance by going online or by requesting a Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). Through these outlets, USBSI’s dedicated staff will provide guidance and advice to questions you have regarding PCI compliance.

If you have further questions concerning PCI compliance and its requirements, you may contact a USBSI PCI Specialist at 888-525-8558 or visit the PCI Council’s website at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org

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Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science

Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) provides students with the knowledge and skills required to be a health information administrator in a variety of settings such as hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies. With a focus on operations management, the degree program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to its curriculum. Billions of dollars have been invested in newer health information technology, leading to a greater need for trained, educated HIM professionals knowledgeable in data management, information policy, finance, information systems, and administrative and clinical knowledge.

Note: Some courses in the program require you to install software installation for virtual online lab accessibility. Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program are not provided through the undergraduate book grant and will need to be purchased by any student registering in those courses. Please see the course materials section of those courses for more information prior to registration.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online bachelor’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Goal setting, problem solving, staffing, and employee training
  • Historical and current healthcare administration and delivery systems
  • Health records filing systems, data collection, and electronic records
  • Medical terminology and pharmacology vocabularies used in HIM classification systems
  • The history and use of coding manuals, coding guidelines, and ICD-10 coding steps
  • Health insurance and public funding programs
  • Legal and ethical aspects of health information management, and healthcare fraud and abuse
  • HIM computer and software applications

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Assess organizational compliance with state and federal governmental regulations, accreditation, licensure, and certification requirements.
  • Construct accurate quantitative evaluations related to health care statistics, financial management, and accounting standards and best practices.
  • Analyze legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in the management of health information in the digital world.
  • Implement supervisory and management skills across business functions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specialized medical language, classification systems, and reimbursement methodology common in the field of health information management.
  • Synthesize material on health information management from multiple competing sources.
  • Summarize the significance of being a health information administrator in terms of challenges, trends, and developments in a social context.
  • Identify significant public policy issues in health information management.

Degree at a Glance

  • Number of Credits 120
  • Max Transfer Credits 91
  • Tuition Per Credit $270 | $250 with military grant
  • Program Length 4 years full time
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British Airways Credit Card #card, #american #express, #airways #american #express, #british #airways,

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British Airways
American Express Credit Card

  • Spend 20,000 or more on your Card within an anniversary year and you’ll receive a Companion Voucher

Companion Voucher

Terms and Conditions apply to Avios redemptions. Reward flights and companion voucher bookings are subject to availability. Detailed information on companion vouchers can be found here or by calling 0844 493 0750. Please note, calls cost a maximum of 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. All applicable Terms and Conditions will be provided within your Welcome Pack if you are approved.

valid for 12 months. Redeem your Avios for a reward flight and your companion goes with you, in the same cabin. All you have to pay are the taxes, fees and charges for each ticket.

  • 1 Avios

    1 Avios

    For the Credit Card, you will be awarded 1 Avios for virtually every 1 spent and charged per transaction. Avios are not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Withdrawals, American Express Travellers Cheques purchases, Foreign Exchange, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. Written details available on request.

    5,000 bonus Avios

    For the Credit Card, 5,000 bonus Avios will be awarded onto your Account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged a minimum of 1,000 on goods and services to the Account within three months of Account opening. Introductory offers are not available if you currently hold or have held any other British Airways American Express Cards in the past six months. Please note, it can take up to one month for the bonus Avios to be awarded to your Account once you have met the required spend.

    when you spend 1,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership

  • Spend 20,000 or more within an anniversary year to earn a complimentary Companion Voucher
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    Supplementary Cards

    Supplementary Cards allow you to share the benefits of your American Express Card with others close to you. You will be the main Cardmember and will be liable for all charges made on the Supplementary Card(s). Additional Cardmembers must be 18 years or over. Written details available on request. Applicants must be 18 years old or over. Approval subject to status and Terms and Conditions apply.

    for friends and family members (subject to approval).

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Avios

Your reward

  • 20,000
  • One return flight from London to Athens* or other great locations in Europe and Africa
  • 15,000
  • One return flight from London to Rome* or other great locations in Europe
  • 9,000
  • One return flight from London to Berlin* or other great locations in Europe

Examples shown are based on redeeming Avios through the British Airways Executive Club programme for return flights departing from and returning to London. With the British Airways American Express Credit Card you will earn 1 Avios for virtually every 1 you spend.
*Terms, taxes, fees and carrier charges apply.

Now you can enjoy your travels that much more with 24/7 travel protection benefits.

  • Global Assist provides help when you travel outside the UK, in your own language, 24/7
  • Travel Accident Insurance

Insurance

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.

up to 75,000 on public transport when you buy your ticket with your Card

  • Automatic Enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club including priority on standby waiting lists. Vital when you most need it.
  • As you might expect from American Express, the service is a little bit special. The first person to answer your call will be your contact until the matter is resolved. You can phone, text or email us 24/7 and we’ll get on it right away. But that’s just the start.

    • Eligible items you buy in the UK on your Card have Refund Protection

    Refund Protection

    Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.

    . Items are covered up to 90 days and we’ll replace or refund up to a maximum of 200. Even if the retailer won’t

  • You also get Purchase Protection

    Purchase Protection

    Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.

    . If you bought it on your Card and it’s stolen or damaged within 90 days, we’ll replace or repair it, or refund you up to 2,500 per eligible item

  • Don’t recognise a purchase? We’ll remove it from your account immediately and investigate it for you as part of our online fraud guarantee
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    enjoy access to purchase tickets to some of the most in-demand music, film and theatre events in town.

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    • I have a current UK bank or building society account
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    • I understand I will not be eligible for any Welcome Bonus award if I hold or have held any British Airways American Express Card product in the past six months

    If you can say yes, go ahead. Your application could take less than 10 minutes and we may be able to give you a response in less than 60 seconds – so apply now.

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    Online Masters Degree in American History: Program Info #online #masters #degree #in

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    Online Masters Degree in American History: Program Info

    Essential Information

    A small number of schools offer online master’s degree programs in American history. This may involve taking American history courses as part of a general history program. In addition to online courses, students must complete independent research. Thesis and non-thesis programs are available. Students can complete this program fully online without any on-campus visits.

    A master’s degree is typically the educational level required for historians. High school history teachers are not necessarily required to hold a master’s degree, but some states require teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning teaching certification. Important prerequisites for master’s programs include a bachelor’s degree and GRE scores.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

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    Master’s Degree in History – American History

    Online master’s degree programs in history are offered by a handful of schools and typically allow students to tailor their studies to their personal interests; American history is a common concentration offered for this degree. Although subject matter will vary, most program courses cover the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, domestic and international politics and a variety of cultural developments and changes that have occurred up through the modern period.

    Since teachers often pursue master’s degrees to increase their salaries, the online degree programs are often designed with history teachers in mind. However, they are also appropriate for students intending to move on to doctoral programs. Most programs require students to have a bachelor’s degree and submit GRE scores.

    Program Details and Information

    In order to complete an online master’s degree program in American history, most schools require students to conduct independent research and write a master’s thesis; however, there are also non-thesis online programs available. Non-thesis programs typically require students to complete 36 credits of coursework, and many students are able to finish their degree within three years. Most programs can be completed entirely online, and schools rarely require students to attend classes on-campus.

    Students interested in an online master’s degree program in American history should make sure their computers are running a current operating system and an updated Internet browser. Some schools will require students to familiarize themselves with Web-based course management software like Blackboard; this program is used to deliver online course materials to students, including recorded lectures, exams and assignments.

    Course Topics

    Online master’s degree programs in American history allow students to focus on the periods and aspects of the U.S. timeline in which they have the greatest interest. Most schools also have a core curriculum of classes that all students must take.

    American Revolution

    This course covers the cultural and sociological context of the Revolutionary War. Students also discuss the importance of social and cultural factors in relation to military action of all types.

    Constitutional History

    In this class, students examine the origin, content and legacy of the United States Constitution. The course also covers both contemporary and historical debates over topics such as State’s rights, amendments and Due Process.

    African-American History

    This course focuses on the social and cultural development of the African-American community in the United States. Students discuss the transportation of Africans to the New World, the civil rights movement and contemporary African-American issues.

    Teaching American History

    This class is designed for high school and college American history instructors. It teaches students how to approach curriculum development, create assessments and craft lesson plans.

    Career Information

    Graduates of online master’s degree programs in American history often pursue careers in education. Students who weren’t already professional history teachers upon enrollment will need to apply for teaching licensure in their state if they wish to teach at the K-12 level. The licensure process typically involves passing both a general teacher certification exam and a subject-specific exam in history.

    Graduates who already held teacher licensure before entering the master’s degree program may continue in their history teaching careers, often with increased salary prospects. A master’s degree in history is also a beginning qualification for teaching at the college level.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified secondary school teachers (in all areas, not just history) earned a median annual salary of around $57,200 as of May 2015. Meanwhile, postsecondary history teachers earned a median salary of $69,400 that same year (www.bls.gov ).

    Continuing Education Information

    Once a student completes an online master’s degree program in American history, he or she is eligible to move into a Ph.D. program. Many schools offer both online and on-campus Ph.D. programs in American history, allowing students to conduct independent research and work towards completing a dissertation.

    Individuals who have an interest in American history and are interested in become high school or postsecondary teachers have several online options to choose from at the master’s degree level. These degrees can also be good preparation for doctoral degrees.

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    Areas of study you may find at Yale University include:
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      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
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    Areas of study you may find at Worcester State University include:
    • Liberal Arts and Humanities
      • Geography and Cartography
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        • American History

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    American Public University

    Online Certificate Programs

    The online certificates at our University are for students who seek a shorter program focused on career development or knowledge of a specific discipline. You can obtain your certificate at an accelerated pace and low cost through while balancing the demands of your work and life commitments.

    Certificates range from 18-27 semester hours which typically includes six to nine courses focused on developing your skills and educational foundation in a specific discipline. Credits are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and may be applied to an Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree at the university should you wish to continue your studies further.

    • 8- and 16-week courses available in most programs
    • Tuition is among the lowest nationwide for regionally accredited universities
    • No application fee
    • Strong career and student support system

    Choose from a variety of real-world programs, including Computer Systems and Networks, Family Studies, Paralegal Studies, Web Publishing, and many more.

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    7 Universities Providing Access to Free Literature Courses Online #online #courses #american

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    7 Universities Providing Access to Free Literature Courses Online

    Free Online Non-Credited Literature Courses

    Several universities offer free online courses and course materials in literature. These courses are self-paced, and students don’t have to register to view the materials. Media players or document readers might be required to access some of the course materials. None of these courses result in college credit.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    This school offers a variety of literature courses through its OpenCourseWare site. Students may view syllabi, reading lists and assignments, though they will not receive university credit for completing them.

    • Popular Culture and Narrative: Literature, Comics and Culture investigates how more traditional literary texts have influenced comics and vice versa.
    • Reading Fiction can help students improve their critical reading skills by exposing them to such concepts as character development, historical/political contexts and structure. Some of this course’s reading materials can be accessed online.

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology offers online courses via a series of audio and video lectures available for download.

    • World Literature I surveys poetry and fiction from North American, South American, Australian and Caribbean authors, including Pablo Neruda, Toni Morrison and Octavio Paz.
    • World Literature II delves into the work of Asian, African, Middle Eastern and European writers. These materials are for independent study only. Students will not receive credit for completing them.

    Open University

    The Open University offers free course outlines, activities and discussion points along with accompanying documentation. Though this website does offer courses for credit, these options are for self-study only.

    • Approaching Poetry explores such topics as rhythm and alliteration. Techniques for comparing and contrasting poems are also discussed.
    • Sam Selvon – The Lonely Londoners concentrates on the characterization and narrative techniques used in Selvon’s novel. Students also examine its themes of memory and migration.

    University of Oxford

    The University of Oxford offers a series of audio lectures delivered by the university’s English faculty.

    • D.H. Lawrence consists of 7 installments discussing themes in such works as Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Women in Love .
    • George Eliot consists of 3 lectures covering her literary reputation; they also explore how her narrative structure relates to the classical notions of comedy and tragedy. Students who access these lectures will not receive course credit from the university.

    Yale University

    Open Yale courses include audio and video files accessible through iTunes and YouTube. These materials can also be downloaded. Students will not receive course credit for viewing them or completing any assignments.

    • Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner examines these authors’ major works and explores their similarities within the contexts of history and modernism.
    • Introduction to Theory of Literature allows students to complete readings and reflect on how theoretical approaches like structuralism, deconstruction and feminism are used to understand and interpret literary texts.
    • Milton discusses the author’s famous works as well as his influence on English poetry.

    Harvard University

    Harvard Extension School offers a wide range of free courses, some of which relate directly to literature.

    • Masterpieces of World Literature takes a look at major literary works from around the world, starting with the Epic of Gilgamesh and leading up to works from the present day.
    • American Poetry from the Mayflower through Emerson explores the cultivation and development of American literature.

    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Through the school’s OpenCourseWare program, NJIT offers a single class that teaches students about world literature.

    • World Literature explores contemporary global works of literature in various forms, including poems, novels and short stories. The course consists of 22 lectures, with topics and supplemental course readings focusing on geographical regions such as Latin America and Oceania.

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  • Types of Psychotherapists (Licenses) #psychology,psychotherapy,counseling,mental #health,emotional #growth #and #healing,american #psychological #association,alaska #psychological

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    A license to practice in the mental health field indicates that the state of Alaska has verified that a practitioner has completed a professional training program, has completed a period of supervised experience, and has passed a formal examination in their specific profession. While a license is not a guarantee that the practitioner is ethical and competent, it does increase the likelihood that they are, requires continuing professional education, and provides some oversight to the professional’s practice. In Alaska a person can offer services that resemble counseling without a license, but not psychotherapy and cannot use the title Psychotherapist or Psychologist.

    Listed below are the primary licenses for mental health practice. These are brief summaries of the requirements involved. The actual statutes that specify the requirements are quite complex and can be researched here.

    Doctoral Level Licenses

    Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D. Psy.D. or Ed.D.)

    Psychologists complete a master’s degree then a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, school, or industrial/organizational psychology, one year of pre-degree and one year of post-degree supervised experience, and pass a psychologist�s licensing examination. Psychologists’ training emphasize understanding thought, emotion, and behavior, psychotherapy, psychological testing, and research.

    Psychiatrist (M.D. or D.O.)

    Psychiatrists first become licensed medical doctors. Additionally, they must complete a three-year residency program in psychiatric medicine. Psychiatrists’ training emphasizes the biological basis of thought, emotion, and behavior. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication. In recent years, psychiatrists have moved more towards working more with medication than psychotherapy, though many psychiatrists still offer psychotherapy along with medication services.

    Masters Level Licenses

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner (A.N.P.)

    Advanced Nurse Practitioners complete a two-year master�s degree in nursing, complete a supervised clinical and psychotherapy training internship as part of the degree program, and pass a certifying examination. Not all advanced nurse practitioners have psychiatric training. Most psychiatric advanced nurse practitioners offer both psychotherapy and medication services.

    Licensed Psychological Associate (L.P.A.)

    Psychological Associates complete a two-year master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology (M.A. or M.S.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a psychological associate’s licensing examination.

    Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)

    Licensed Professional Counselors complete a two-year master�s degree in counseling or clinical psychology (M.A. or M.S.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a written professional counselor�s examination.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.)

    Licensed Clinical Social Workers complete a two-year master�s degree in social work (M.S.W.), two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a written social work examination.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.)

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists complete a two year master�s degree (M.A. or M.S.) with emphasis in family therapy, approximately two years of supervised post-degree experience, and pass a marriage and family therapist examination. While their training specializes in marriage and family therapy, they may also be qualified as individual therapists, and psychotherapists with other licenses may be qualified to conduct marriage and family therapy.





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    American Express Credit Card Applications

    Cardholder Benefits from American Express

    Rewards Program

    Using American Express cards can be very beneficial because of special loyalty program offered by bank – American Express Membership Rewards. You can get points for all purchases and redeem them at American Express Rewards portal towards travel, entertainment, gift cards and much more.

    American Express Travel Portal

    Get access to the best travel deals, redeem earned rewards at Amex partner hotels, cruise lines, car rental services and accumulate reward points faster. As a premier card for travel services, American Express prides itself on offering travelers the best options around.

    Premium Benefits

    Amex cardholders can receive a special benefit that is considered the one of the best quality and exclusiveness – American Express Concierge Service. The Concierge is available to anyone who owns one of the Platinum cards from American Express. Through this service you can do almost anything including simple tasks as restaurant and tickets reservations or more unique requests such as wedding organization.

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    Online Associate Degree in General Studies #american #public #university #system, #american #military

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    General Studies

    Associate of Arts

    The Associate of Arts in General Studies offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that provide a solid foundation for academic achievement and are readily applicable to your educational, personal, or professional interests. In this online degree program, you’ll combine required core courses in English, history, math, and science with elective courses of your choice, enabling you to create your own concentration. Successful achievement of this associate degree shows employers in all fields that you are capable of college-level studies and can persist in completing a degree program. Knowledge from this online associate program can also serve as a springboard to a baccalaureate degree.

    Note: This program does not qualify for Federal Student Aid.

    Program Courses

    Course topics include:

    • Online learning theory, styles, tools, and research techniques
    • Written and oral communication
    • American history and world civilizations
    • Public speaking and human communications
    • Philosophy, religion, ethics, or the fine arts
    • American, English, or world literature
    • Algebra, trigonometry, or calculus
    • Physical sciences and social sciences

    Program Objectives

    In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

    • Use knowledge across a wide diversity of subjects, views, works, and authors, from which they will have a general academic foundation.
    • Identify their personal, academic, and professional/career goals and strategies that are integrated within a meaningful approach to life.
    • Read, write, and analyze effectively across a number of disciplines.
    • Identify issues and problems, then formulate and frame solutions to these problems.

    Degree at a Glance

    • Number of Credits 61
    • Max Transfer Credits 46
    • Tuition Per Credit $270 | $250 with military grant
    • Program Length 2 years full time
    • Program Format Online | Monthly course starts
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    • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
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    Advocate Home Care – Private Duty Nursing – American In Home Care

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    Advocate Home Care

    Advocate Home Care Services, which was founded in Southeast Florida and rapidly grew to provide services to include Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area, is now part of American In-Home Care. Their commitment to providing clients access to quality and affordable non-medical care that allows them to live full and dignified lives, while maintaining their independence continues today as part of American In-Home Care.

    American In-Home Care began as American Home Companions (AHC), which was founded in 1992 by Don Reynolds a former Methodist minister. He visited many seniors in nursing homes and witnessed first-hand the indignity that many elders suffered due to inadequate elder care. He formed American Home Companions to allow seniors, including his own mother, to continue to live in the comfort of their own homes with an in-home caregiver.

    His mother’s experience mirrors many of our clients’. As we age, our circle of friends, places, and interests slowly diminishes, and we become dependent upon others for many activities of daily living and social interaction. That is why at Advocate Home Care services and American In-Home Care, we believe that being independent should not mean being alone.

    If you know a friend, family member, or neighbor that could benefit form our home care we are ready to help. We offer free, no obligation consultations, including an in-home personalized assessment, and present care providers for approval, with confidence that our rigorous screening process and guaranteed match philosophy will provide an exceptional experience for our clients.

    Florida Nurse Registry License #’s 30211504,30211733, 30211535, 30211531,30211710, 30211503

    Contact Us

    When you first engage with Advocate, one of our Client Care Liaisons will meet with you to assess your loved one’s needs and make appropriate care arrangements. A Client Care Liaison is assigned to each client and serves as their single point-of-contact at Advocate. They are available to assist clients at any point along the way. Additionally, a Registered Nurse can complete a nursing assessment and develop a care plan at your request.

    Care providers offer care on an hourly or live-in basis, up to 24 hours, 7 days per week including holidays. This schedule is devised by the client and/or family depending upon the care needs.

    Partial List of Services

    Companionship
    Homemaker
    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    Veterans Aid Attendance Care
    Safety and Security
    Light Housekeeping
    Respite Care
    Grocery shopping
    Errands and incidental transportation
    Meal preparation
    Monitoring diet
    Medication reminders
    Conversation, social contact and activities
    Clothing selection
    Cleaning kitchens and / or bathrooms
    Laundry
    Changing linens
    Nurse Assessments
    Dressing
    Toileting
    Mobility Support and Ambulation or walking
    Hygiene
    Grooming
    Bathing Physical Assistance
    Assistance with eating
    Help with Activities of Daily Living or ADL’s
    Live-In Caregivers
    Observation
    24 / 7 care
    Hospice support

    Welcome Care Providers

    Are you a care provider interested in working with the elderly?

    Advocate Home Care Services, now part of American In-Home Care, refers qualified care providers that have the special skills, credentials, and personality it takes to be an in home caregiver. We offer assignments to care providers where they may assume several roles; acting as a friend, confidant, advocate, and more – while sharing in people’s life experiences.

    To meet these challenges it takes an exceptional combination of professional and interpersonal skills in order to promote the clients’ health, whether caring for an older adult, the disabled or others. In-home caregivers can help clients maintain their independence and quality of life without relying solely on themselves or their families.

    Advocate Home Care Services – a better opportunity

    Recognizing the critical role that care providers represent in the delivery of quality home care services, we pay particular attention to the needs of both the client and the care provider. At Advocate Home Care Services successful care provider registants may.

    Receive top rates within the home care industry
    Maintain independence and control as your own boss
    Choose opportunities that best match their lifestyle and schedule
    Select from a variety of cases including live-in, overnight, and hourly
    Enjoy the benefits of local Client Care Coordinators to ensure the volume and type of work desired
    Find opportunities throughout Florida
    Benefit from our reputation for exceptional client service since 1992
    Placements available for all types of caregivers

    We are a rapidly growing referral agency with placements available for all types of care providers. As a result of our extensive direct sales organization of Client Care Liaisons, and other marketing efforts including TV, print and internet advertising, we have placements available for Companions Homemakers, Home Health Aides – HHA’s, Certified Nursing Assistants – CNA’s, Registered Nurses – RN’s, and Licensed Practical Nurses – LPN’s, throughout Florida. Please see Our Locations for coverage area.

    A cornerstone of Advocate’s culture and philosophy, is to give back to the community through charities and community service. Listed below are some philanthropic organizations in which Advocate is actively involved:

    Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care #blackrock #hospice

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    Nationwide toll-free telephone hotline 1-888-663-8585 to provide emotional support for seriously ill patients and their family caregivers
    A group of trained and supervised Mandarin- or Cantonese-speaking volunteers provide compassionate listening ears to patients with serious illness and their caregivers. This free hotline service is available during the office hours (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm).

    Nationwide telephone conference in Mandarin for health-related education
    A nationwide toll-free teleconference (presented in Mandarin) for Chinese patients with serious illnesses and their family caregivers is scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month, 6-7 pm (Pacific Time). Registered callers can learn about elderly care, serious illnesses and related issues at the comfort of their homes. Each teleconference includes a 35-minute presentation by an expert of the subject and a 20-minute Q A session for callers to interact with the speaker.

    Purpose: Through sharing of personal experience, video watching, practicing communication skills, discussion of cancer-related information, and other creative activities, Rainbow Support Group seeks to provide emotional and spiritual support to people with breast or gynecologic cancers, whether they are in treatment or recovery. Group members will receive mutual encouragement and comfort to face their own struggles and challenges.

    Target group: Females with breast or gynecologic cancers (such as cervical, ovarian, uterine, and vaginal). All patients in treatment, in remission, or in late stage (still self-dependent) are welcome.

    Language: Program will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese

    Date: March-Dec 2016 (3rd Wed of the month)
    Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
    Location: Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care, 1922 The Alameda, Suite 215, San Jose, CA 95126 (Parking entrance by McKendrie St, accessible by VTA bus #22)

    Registration: Call 1-408-986-8584 to register in advance

    Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care has published a bilingual Chinese/English “Waving Goodbye in Love – The Last Journey in My Life” to provide education to terminally ill patients and family members. This handbook is written by Blanche Chen, LCSW, Co-Founder, and Pauline Nee, RN, Advisor, of the hospice.

    Death is inevitable, but for terminally ill patients actually facing it, the process is not an easy one. Most people fear of suffering and loneliness, and some people felt it is hopeless. Due to language and cultural barriers, many Chinese and Asian American terminally ill patients failed to make full use of the best resources, hospice care, which is available in the mainstream society for terminally ill patients and family members.

    If you would like to financially support Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care with cash donation, appreciated stocks or property, life insurance, or bequest, please contact (408)986-8584. Checks can be made and sent to Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care, 1922 The Alameda, Suite 215, San Jose, CA 95126. Heart of Hope Asian American Hospice Care will issue receipts to donors for tax purpose.

    What is hospice care?
    Hospice care refers to care given to a patient when medical treatment cannot offer a cure nor can it prevent further deterioration of the patient’s disease. The life expectancy of the patient may be less than six months. Under these circumstances, hospice care is given to alleviate the symptoms for the patient, and provide emotional support, spiritual and social care for both the patient and his/her family in order to improve their quality of life. Hospice Care neither hastens nor postpones death, but assists and supports the patient and family till the natural end of life. Hospice care has been practiced in the US for more than forty years and many ethnic groups have benefited from this. However, many Asians and Chinese are still quite unfamiliar with the concepts of hospice care and the resources which it offers, due to the cultural tendency to avoid the subject of death.

    Part Time Quality Assurance Continuing Education Program & Courses #quality #control, #quality

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    Quality Assurance (Part-time)

    Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 0452 School: Engineering Information Technology

    About the Program

    This part-time program would be of interest to people employed in quality engineering functions – quality control and quality assurance, receiving and in-process inspection, and to co-ordinate measuring machine operators, manufacturing technicians and technologists. Topics in quality control and assurance are covered in depth and in a practical and realistic manner. On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to apply the proper techniques and procedures to solve practical manufacturing problems with respect
    to quality. Graduates will receive a College Certificate which is recognized by industry.
    This certificate will help in preparing to write the American Society of Quality s certification examinations such as Certified Quality Technician (CQT), or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), once qualified work experience is obtained.
    Note: ASQ Certification, examination fees and examination schedules are determined by the ASQ and are not included in the course fees.

    Program Information

    All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

    Admission Requirements

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

    Note re: Admission Requirements

    • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
    • Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is necessary for this program.

    Admission Procedures

    • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
    • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
    • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

    Program Requirements

    • Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three (3) years prior to admission into the program.
    • Fundamentals Of Quality Assurance is mandatory and it is recommended that students complete this course first.
    • Students must pass 3 courses in Group A, 3 courses in Group B, and 2 courses in Group C.

    How to Apply

    Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar s Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

    Send completed applications to:
    Conestoga College
    Admissions Office
    299 Doon Valley Dr
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Canada N2G 4M4

    How to Register for Courses

    Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

    Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

    Learn more about PLAR.

    Graduate Opportunities

    For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

    Program Related Resources

    Program Outcomes

    • Apply the related principles of applied sciences to problem solving in the quality control and assurance fields.
    • Communicate technical information effectively to management, engineering-manufacturing and sales-marketing groups, through the use of language, graphics and computer skills.
    • Identify the major causes of defects and the critical problems of manufacturing processes by applying the concepts of quality assurance and control, and develop techniques and skills to provide solutions.
    • Apply knowledge, skills and practical procedures of quality control and assurance to manufacturing processes and materials.
    • Participate with the manufacturing-engineering team to develop quality manufacturing processes and products.
    • Apply the quality assurance and control related codes and standards with the appropriate safety regulations and practices.

    Program Courses

    Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on “Details” in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

    Refer to the planned delivery schedule given below if the course is currently unavailable for registration.

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    All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the College reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary

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    The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

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    Water Damage Minneapolis MN #water #damage #restoration, #water #damage, #fire #damage, #restoration

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    Water, Fire or Wind Damage.
    When Disaster Strikes, ARG Will Be There!

    Don’t let water damage, fire damage, or wind damage shut you down! Whether it is a natural disaster such as severe floods, storms or earthquakes, or more common emergencies like leaking or burst pipes, fire or smoke damage; a well prepared property manager or home owner is ready to handle the type of problems that will arise. Acting immediately after the emergency can save time and dollars in the restoration process.

    American Restores Group provides Full Disaster Restoration Services

    We specialize in complete water damage and fire damage restoration services to help put our customer’s minds at ease – minimize loss – when it comes to the property damage that natural disasters, accidents or other acts can cause. No matter how extensive the damage or difficult the job; commercial, industrial or residential, American Restores Group can handle it!

    ARG is on the leading edge of the industry when it comes to using state-of-the-art restoration technology and equipment. ARG successfully restores water, fire and wind damaged property, shortening restoration time and reducing claim amounts.

    American Restores Group has experienced and fully trained personnel who are ready to roll at a moment’s notice with a fleet of fully equipped service vehicles to handle virtually any job.

    American Restores Group Specializes in:

    • Quick Response
    • 24-Hour Emergency Service
    • Trained Personnel
    • Water Extraction
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    • Water Damage Restoration
    • Structural Dehumidification
    • Contents Restoration
    • Drying
    • Temporary Heat
    • Mold Remediation
    • Fire Damage Repair
    • Board-Ups
    • Smoke & Soot Removal
    • Smoke Damage Cleanup
    • Cleaning & Deodorizing

    Ready to get started with our top-notch services?





    American Hospice – Hospice Care and Palliative Care in Oklahoma and Oklahoma

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    Frontier Hospice is the leading Hospice provider in delivering passionate, competent and comprehensive end-of-life care in Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities. For more than ten years Frontier Hospice has been devoted to easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering that often accompanies terminal illness.

    We provide comprehensive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a very compassionate, experienced and well-trained hospice team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, spiritual care specialists, clinical pharmacists, bereavement counselors and volunteers. We promise to always put patients and families first and strive to make every contact with you or your loved one meaningful.

    Frontier Hospice accepts most private insurance and is a Medicare licensed provider. Medicare provides 100% coverage for care related to the terminal illness. This includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, counselors, equipment, medications, oxygen, and medical supplies. Medicare patients will never receive a bill from us.

    Please call us at (405) 789-2913 to speak with one of our caring healthcare professionals about hospice. Learn if hospice is right for you, your loved one, or your patient. Also, feel free to browse our web site for additional information about our hospice, our locations, virtual tours of our facilities, and other useful information.

    Wig Wam Motel Route 66 * Route 66 Hotels * American Road

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    History of the Rialto, CA Wigwam No. 7
    “California Here I Come!” Disney’s Pixar film Cars brings a new storyline for all ages by touching on the past, historic Route 66. The director has done a fantastic job of itegrating Route 66 icons into the animation, ones that you’ll find our your 66 trip! The Wigwam Motels will be one of them, shown as the Cozy Cone Motel in the animation, which is a blend of the Wigwam Motel, Blue Swallow Inn and Roy’s Cafe. The Movie is also a definite eye-opener to the current Route 66 issues that include of preservation, rehabilitation and tourism topics.

    The California Wigwam Motel was built within the city limits of San Bernardino in 1949, a period when citrus groves flourished. The motel would later acquire a Rialto postal address, creating confusions as the property actually sits in San Bernardino. This Route 66 Motel is fun for all, located only minutes from Colton, Grand Terrace, Redlands, Big Bear, Highland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Bloomington, CA. This location would mark the final of 7 Wigwam Motels that were constructed. The motel’s village-style arrangement of nineteen 30-foot-tall tepees made from wood framing, concrete and stuco draws much admiration from all generations. Each individual wigwam is carefully equipped with all the traveler’s essentials with grounds that includes of grass area, an outdoor barbecue grill and kidney-shaped swimming pool.

    The mastermind behind this retro motel was a clever man by the name of Frank Redford, who was heavily influenced by the native Indian culture. He would bring his imagination to a reality in the early 1930s explained in the following section.

    A total of only seven Wigwam Motels were built throughout the nation, of which three managed to remain preserved. Two of the last three remaining rest along historic Route 66 in the states of Arizona and California, while the other rests in Redford’s home state of Kentucky. View our favorite links page to learn of the other 2 remaining Wigwam Motels.

    The remodeled classic motel continues to live on going on its 59th anniversary through the support of car enthusiasts, families, foreigners, historians, preservationists, roadies, tourists, travelers and many others for generations to come. Share a piece of history with your friends and family by suprising them to a stay in a Wigwam!

    The Wigwam: Concept to Reality
    The coming of the automobile broadened the concepts of recreation and leisure. Unlike travel by train – for decades the most common means of long-distance transportation used by Americans – motoring could be, itself, part of a vacation, not just the means of reaching a destination. In the early 1920s, “autocamping” became the rage, and campgrounds sprang up all over the country. By the end of the decade, however, the camps’ latrines and common showers, and the increasing patronage by itinerants brought about by the onset of the Depression, made these facilities less desirable for many motorists. The next step was the cabin or cottage camp, or the proto-motel. The tiny individual tourist cabins usually emphasized the attractions of the region; for example, mock colonial houses in New England, adobe huts in the Southwest, and the wigwam in Kentucky.

    Frank Redford turned his interest in Native American history into a business in 1933 when he built a teepee-shaped building near Horse City, Kentucky, to display his collection of relics. The following year he added a group of teepee-shaped cabins to entice visitors to stay the night and named it “Wigwam Village.” Redford obtained a patent for his innovative building design in 1937, and that same year he constructed a second village in the northern outskirts of Cave City, Kentucky, near Mammoth Cave National Park. By the early 1950s, seven wigwam villages had been built in the south and southwestern United States.

    The typical wigwam village consisted of individual teepee cabins placed around a larger teepee which served as an office and lobby. The 18 steel-and-concrete tepees of Cave City’s Wigwam Village No. 2 vary only in size and number of windows. At 52 feet tall and approximately 35 feet in diameter, the gift shop and office is the largest. Each of the 15 sleeping units is approximately 25 feet in diameter and has two windows. The exterior walls are painted white accented with a bright red jagged lower edge at the top of the cone, a bold zig-zag band encircling the building halfway up the wall, and a narrow zig-zag band with small triangles along the inner edge of the window openings and marks similar to exclamation points at the corners. In the narrow bathrooms created by a partition at the rear of the sleeping units, the floor is covered with red-and-white tiles and the walls and stall shower repeat the zig-zag motif. Four slender metal poles project from the top in imitation of branches of wood.

    In its fanciful emulation of an Indian encampment, Wigwam Village No. 2 exemplifies a unique type of architecture created for automobile travelers along the American roadside. It is one of the most historic forerunners of a practice that has been referred to as place-product-packaging – the commercial use of architectural imagery denoting product or regional design characteristics by service-oriented establishments along the American roadside. The motel placed items in the room that patrons could take home as souvenirs. These items, including ashtrays embossed with images of teepees, served as advertisements as well. The gift shop sold t-shirts and miniature plastic teepees. In addition, teepee-shaped signs along Kentucky’s highways advertised Wigwam Village.

    The golden age examples of roadside Americana began to disappear in the 1960s and 1970s as a result of the burgeoning Interstate system. Superhighways took most of the tourist traffic away from the smaller U.S. roads like Rt. 66 and Rt. 31, and the motels along these routes began to go out of business. The Wigwam Villages were no exception: Today, only three the of the original motels remain: Cave City, Kentucky; Holbrook, Arizona; and Rialto, California.

    American Hospice – Hospice of New Jersey offering Hospice Care and Inpatient

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    Hospice of New Jersey is the leading Hospice provider in delivering passionate, competent and comprehensive end-of-life care in New Jersey and the surrounding communities. For more than ten years Hospice of New Jersey has been devoted to easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain and suffering that often accompanies terminal illness.

    We provide comprehensive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a very compassionate, experienced and well-trained hospice team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, spiritual care specialists, clinical pharmacists, bereavement counselors and volunteers. We promise to always put patients and families first and strive to make every contact with you or your loved one meaningful.

    Hospice of New Jersey accepts most private insurance and is a Medicare and Medicaid licensed provider. Both Medicare and Medicaid provide 100% coverage for care related to the terminal illness. This includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, counselors, equipment, medications, oxygen, and medical supplies. Medicare and Medicaid patients will never receive a bill from us.

    Please call us at (973) 893- 0818 to speak with one of our caring healthcare professionals about hospice. Learn if hospice is right for you, your loved one, or your patient. Also, feel free to browse our web site for additional information about our hospice, our locations, virtual tours of our facilities, and other useful information.

    Advocate Home Care – Private Duty Nursing – American In Home Care

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    Advocate Home Care

    Advocate Home Care Services, which was founded in Southeast Florida and rapidly grew to provide services to include Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area, is now part of American In-Home Care. Their commitment to providing clients access to quality and affordable non-medical care that allows them to live full and dignified lives, while maintaining their independence continues today as part of American In-Home Care.

    American In-Home Care began as American Home Companions (AHC), which was founded in 1992 by Don Reynolds a former Methodist minister. He visited many seniors in nursing homes and witnessed first-hand the indignity that many elders suffered due to inadequate elder care. He formed American Home Companions to allow seniors, including his own mother, to continue to live in the comfort of their own homes with an in-home caregiver.

    His mother’s experience mirrors many of our clients’. As we age, our circle of friends, places, and interests slowly diminishes, and we become dependent upon others for many activities of daily living and social interaction. That is why at Advocate Home Care services and American In-Home Care, we believe that being independent should not mean being alone.

    If you know a friend, family member, or neighbor that could benefit form our home care we are ready to help. We offer free, no obligation consultations, including an in-home personalized assessment, and present care providers for approval, with confidence that our rigorous screening process and guaranteed match philosophy will provide an exceptional experience for our clients.

    Florida Nurse Registry License #’s 30211504,30211733, 30211535, 30211531,30211710, 30211503

    Contact Us

    When you first engage with Advocate, one of our Client Care Liaisons will meet with you to assess your loved one’s needs and make appropriate care arrangements. A Client Care Liaison is assigned to each client and serves as their single point-of-contact at Advocate. They are available to assist clients at any point along the way. Additionally, a Registered Nurse can complete a nursing assessment and develop a care plan at your request.

    Care providers offer care on an hourly or live-in basis, up to 24 hours, 7 days per week including holidays. This schedule is devised by the client and/or family depending upon the care needs.

    Partial List of Services

    Companionship
    Homemaker
    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    Veterans Aid Attendance Care
    Safety and Security
    Light Housekeeping
    Respite Care
    Grocery shopping
    Errands and incidental transportation
    Meal preparation
    Monitoring diet
    Medication reminders
    Conversation, social contact and activities
    Clothing selection
    Cleaning kitchens and / or bathrooms
    Laundry
    Changing linens
    Nurse Assessments
    Dressing
    Toileting
    Mobility Support and Ambulation or walking
    Hygiene
    Grooming
    Bathing Physical Assistance
    Assistance with eating
    Help with Activities of Daily Living or ADL’s
    Live-In Caregivers
    Observation
    24 / 7 care
    Hospice support

    Welcome Care Providers

    Are you a care provider interested in working with the elderly?

    Advocate Home Care Services, now part of American In-Home Care, refers qualified care providers that have the special skills, credentials, and personality it takes to be an in home caregiver. We offer assignments to care providers where they may assume several roles; acting as a friend, confidant, advocate, and more – while sharing in people’s life experiences.

    To meet these challenges it takes an exceptional combination of professional and interpersonal skills in order to promote the clients’ health, whether caring for an older adult, the disabled or others. In-home caregivers can help clients maintain their independence and quality of life without relying solely on themselves or their families.

    Advocate Home Care Services – a better opportunity

    Recognizing the critical role that care providers represent in the delivery of quality home care services, we pay particular attention to the needs of both the client and the care provider. At Advocate Home Care Services successful care provider registants may.

    Receive top rates within the home care industry
    Maintain independence and control as your own boss
    Choose opportunities that best match their lifestyle and schedule
    Select from a variety of cases including live-in, overnight, and hourly
    Enjoy the benefits of local Client Care Coordinators to ensure the volume and type of work desired
    Find opportunities throughout Florida
    Benefit from our reputation for exceptional client service since 1992
    Placements available for all types of caregivers

    We are a rapidly growing referral agency with placements available for all types of care providers. As a result of our extensive direct sales organization of Client Care Liaisons, and other marketing efforts including TV, print and internet advertising, we have placements available for Companions Homemakers, Home Health Aides – HHA’s, Certified Nursing Assistants – CNA’s, Registered Nurses – RN’s, and Licensed Practical Nurses – LPN’s, throughout Florida. Please see Our Locations for coverage area.

    A cornerstone of Advocate’s culture and philosophy, is to give back to the community through charities and community service. Listed below are some philanthropic organizations in which Advocate is actively involved:

    American Hospice – Hospice of Virginia – Hospice Care locations and facilities

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    Hospice of Virginia provides service throughout a significant part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Included below are Hospice of Virginia office locations as well as the Hospice of Virginia Inpatient Unit at Retreat Hospital in Richmond. While most hospice care is delivered in the home setting, we find it essential to have dedicated hospice inpatient units to provide an increased level of care during difficult times for the patient and family. Our service area consists of the cities, townships, and counties listed below. If you do not see your location listed, please call us – we may provide service in your area as well.

    Albemarle
    Amelia
    Amherst
    Appomattox
    Blackstone
    Brunswick
    Buckingham
    Campbell
    Caroline
    Charles City
    Charlotte
    Charlottesville
    Chesterfield
    Colonial Heights
    Culpeper
    Cumberland

    Dinwiddie
    Emporia
    Essex
    Farmville City
    Fredericksburg City
    Gloucester
    Goochland
    Greensville
    Halifax
    Hampton
    Hanover
    Henrico
    Hopewell
    Isle of Wright
    James City
    King Queen

    King George
    King William
    Lancaster County
    Louisa Lunenburg
    Lynchburg City
    Mathews
    Mecklenburg
    Middlesex
    Nelson
    New Kent
    Newport News
    Northumberland
    Nottoway
    Orange
    Petersburg

    Poquoson
    Powhatan
    Prince Edward
    Prince George
    Prince William
    Richmond City
    Richmond County
    Southampton
    Spotsylvania
    Stafford
    Suffolk
    Surry
    Sussex
    Tappahannock City
    Westmoreland
    Williamsburg City
    York

    Locations Listing

    American Hospice – Hospice Care Company Profile #hospice #guidelines

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    Company Profile: Excellence, Leadership, Compassion.

    Twenty-five years ago, hospice care in America was a new, unreimbursed, alternative idea in caring for the terminally ill. There were fewer than 100 hospices in the country. Today, hospice is a mainstream provider of services that is fully reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, managed care providers, and private insurers. There are now over 3,000 organizations providing hospice services in the United States.

    American Hospice (AH), the oldest hospice management company in the U.S. is one of the five to ten largest hospice companies in the country. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, AH has hub hospice locations in Phoenix, Arizona; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Atlanta, Georgia; Bloomfield, New Jersey; Richmond, Virginia; and Houston, Texas.

    The founder and former President of American Hospice, Andrew T. Parker (1942-2009) was instrumental in the development of legislation that resulted in the authorization of Medicare and Medicaid coverage for hospice care. Since its founding in 1992 as the nation’s first hospice management firm, American Hospice has focused exclusively on programmatic excellence in hospice. Its reputation for compassionate service excellence is unsurpassed.

    Over the years, AH has operated hospices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, and Wisconsin.

    American Airlines – All Inclusive Vacation Packages, Beach Vacation Packages, Family Vacation

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    American Airlines Vacations Leisure Discount Program

    American Airlines Vacations is pleased to provide you with the AmericanAirlines Vacations SM Leisure Discount Program. This program offers a 5% discount on all non-flight components (hotels, rental cars, theme park tickets, tours, etc.) purchased via your unique URL link to AAVacations.com. Discount is not applicable on air + car-only bookings The discount is applied throughout the booking and is reflected in the price page. This discount is available to all current members of your organization, and all travelers in the same reservation. A maximum of 6 passengers can be listed in a single reservation for American Airlines Vacations packages which include air.

    This discount is only available online via the designated American Airlines Vacations Discount program website accessible through your unique URL link. Accessing AAVacations.com via any other source will result in forfeiture of the discount. Our professional reservations representatives are available, if necessary. However, the discount only applies to online bookings made via the designated American Airlines Vacations Discount program website. Any changes to a booking made by our reservations office will result in the loss of the discount.

    Cancellations are subject to all applicable penalties. All sales are subject to American Airlines Vacations normal cancellation and refund policies, which vary by destination. Once you have selected your destination and itinerary, you should review these policies by reading the Terms and Conditions before purchasing your travel arrangements.

    For prices that include airfare, all government-imposed taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security Fee, are included. Fares are for round-trip off-peak Main Cabin travel and are in U.S. dollars. For vacation packages that include domestic flights (within and between the U.S. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), a checked baggage charge of $25 each way for the first checked bag and $35 each way for the second checked bag may apply. For vacation packages that include international flights in Main Cabin for travel to or from the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), a checked baggage charge up to $100 may apply for the second checked bag. Exceptions may apply.

    A portion of all travel booked on American Airlines may be American Eagle service. American Eagle service is operated by Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc. ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. Mesa Airlines, Inc. Republic Airline Inc. SkyWest Airlines, Inc. or Trans States Airlines, LLC.

    AmericanAirlines, AmericanAirlines Vacations, AAdvantage, AAdvantage with Scissor Eagle Design, and Scissor Eagle Design are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

    Contact Us

    For reservations by phone, call
    1-800-321-2121

    For technical on-line assistance, call
    1-800-489-4810