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Galway Radiothon

In aid of Cancer Care West and the Galway Hospice

Galway Bay FM will run the inaugural Galway Radiothon on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015 and they will be broadcasting live from An Taibhdhearc for the three full days.

Donations came be made during the Radiothon by popping into An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street, or at anytime by clicking on to the Galway Radiothon website or by clicking on the link to the right.

During the Radiothon, they will play stories which feature people’s personal experience with cancer and life limiting illnesses.

Funds raised will purchase state of the art equipment and make improvements to facilities to ensure those living with cancer and life limiting illnesses get the care they deserve close to home.

Funds raised through the Make a Difference Galway Radiothon will be granted to the benefitting charities in the manner mutually agreed with Galway Bay FM.

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Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea

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Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea room

Pamela Gray, team leader (left) and Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice

Springhill Hospice has been praised for its ‘inventive’ work to renovate an empty pub.

The charity received an award from Hospice UK in recognition of its transformation of The Craven Heifer into Springhill Tea Rooms and Gift Shop at the Craven.

The Broad Lane site had been derelict for two years, but was taken on by the hospice in early 2014 and revamped into the building to sell cuppas, cakes and other items to raise funds for the charity.

Now, the venture, which was launched last December, has received the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative Award at the recent Hospice UK Retail Conference.

Julie Halliwell, chief executive at Springhill Hospice said: “I am delighted that we have won this award. Staff and volunteers have worked so hard to renovate the premises and get the tea room and gift shop up and running.

They very much deserve recognition for the work they have done. It is increasingly difficult to secure the funds we need to operate the Hospice, and we are constantly looking for innovative income generation schemes.

“The sale of the pub came at just the right time for us, and gave us an opportunity to house our income services team at the same time as developing the tea room and gift shop. We are very grateful to the public for continuing to support us so well.”

The tea room has space for 60 customers and serves home made treats such as crumpets, sandwiches, cakes, soup and afternoon tea. An outdoor seating area is being set up for the summer months.

Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice added: “Opening the tea rooms has been one of our biggest challenges for the income services team.

However, it’s also been one of the most rewarding seeing people meeting friends and enjoying a cake and a catch up whilst making money for the hospice.”

Antonia Bunnin, director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, added: “In recent years there have been lots of headlines about pub closures and empty premises in our communities.

“The way that Springhill Hospice has brought this old building back to life, back to the community – all while raising vital funds for hospice care – is a wonderfully impressive and creative initiative that deserves to be recognised.”

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How to Form a Professional LLC in Colorado

As a licensed professional in Colorado you can structure your business as a Colorado professional limited liability company (PLLC). This will give you protection from several important types of liability. It also may provide certain tax advantages compared to other ways of structuring your business.

What is a Colorado PLLC?

A Colorado PLLC is a limited liability company (LLC) formed specifically by people who will provide Colorado licensed professional services. LLCs in general are businesses registered with the state that consist of one or more people called LLC members who own the business. Like other LLCs, PLLCs protect their individual members from people with claims for many (but not all) types of financial debts or personal injuries.

Note: Unlike the majority of other states, Colorado s LLC Act doesn t include provisions specifically for LLCs that will provide professional services, nor is there a separate PLLC Act. Also unlike almost every other state, Colorado s corporation laws do not specifically include provisions for professional corporations (PCs). (A few other states largely base their rules for PLLCs on pre-existing PC laws.) Instead, the legal basis for PLLCs in Colorado as well as for other forms of so-called professional service entities derives from the state s various laws regulating professions and occupations (Title 12 of the Colorado Statutes).

What is a Professional Service?

Under Colorado s laws for professions and occupations, the following professionals would be considered to provide professional services:

  • certified public accountants
  • architects
  • chiropractors
  • dentists
  • engineers
  • land surveyors
  • lawyers
  • optometrists
  • physical therapists
  • physicians and surgeons
  • podiatrists
  • professional counselors, and
  • veterinarians.

Anyone who is licensed to practice one of these professions in Colorado can form a Colorado PLLC. If you are licensed to practice another profession and want to form a PLLC, check with a local business attorney to see if the laws for that profession permit practitioners to form PLLCs.

How Do I Form a Colorado PLLC?

To form your Colorado PLLC you ll need to:

  • have the state licenses for professionals who will be a member of the company (licenses may be required for either some or all members depending on the profession)
  • check with the state licensing board for your profession to see if its prior approval is required, (and, if so, obtain the necessary documentation showing that approval), and
  • file articles of organization with the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS).

You may also need to register your PLLC with the appropriate professional regulating agency after formation.

The articles of organization must be filed electronically. You can, however, view and download a sample articles of organization form by going to the SOS website. Be aware that the statute governing your particular profession, or the regulating authority for your profession, may require that you include additional language in your articles of organization. For more information, check with the regulating agency or a local business attorney. The current filing fee is $50.

Naming Restrictions

In general, all Colorado LLCs, including PLLCs, must contain the term or abbreviation limited liability company , ltd. liability company , limited liability co. , ltd. liability co. , limited , l.l.c. , llc , or ltd. . The laws for your particular profession may impose additional restrictions on names. For additional important information on LLC names generally, check the Business Name, Location Licenses section of the Nolo website.

Service and Membership Restrictions

Service and membership restrictions on Colorado PLLCs can differ among the various professions. For example, if a PLLC provides CPA services, a majority of its members must be licensed certified public accountants in good standing in Colorado or another state. Moreover, the Colorado statute governing certified public accountants seems to state that PLLCs providing CPA services are not permitted to provide other kinds of services (with some exceptions). Check the statute for your particular profession or consult with a local business attorney for more details. Also, keep in mind that Colorado PLLCs and/or their members are subject to the regulation of the relevant state professional licensing authorities.

Operating Agreement

You should make sure you have an operating agreement for your PLLC. Unlike professional licenses, articles of organization, naming restrictions, and service restrictions, this is not a state requirement. However, it is important to have an operating agreement so that other members of the PLLC (if any), as well as outside companies and businesses (for example banks), know what the internal rules are for the company. Depending on your own level of knowledge and expertise, you should consider having a lawyer assist you in preparing this document.

A PLLC Will Not Protect You From All Liability

Forming your professional service business as a PLLC will protect you personally from:

  • creditors seeking to collect unpaid debts owed solely by the PLLC
  • liability for the malpractice of other PLLC members, and
  • people who are personally injured in connection with your PLLC because of things having nothing to do with your own professional malpractice or torts (for example, if someone slips and falls in your PLLC s offices).

Regarding protection from liability for the malpractice of fellow PLLC members, be aware that, for some professions in some states, PLLC members are required to have a minimum amount of malpractice insurance before they are eligible for such protection. Therefore, it s always a good idea to double check your state s PLLC laws, as well as your state s rules for your particular profession, regarding minimum insurance requirements.

Meanwhile, you are personally responsible if:

  • you personally guarantee repayment of a business loan
  • you engage in professional malpractice (such as completely botching a patient s treatment or egregiously mishandling a client s case), or
  • you intentionally or negligently commit a tort (such as assaulting someone).

Because you are not protected from your own malpractice, you should make sure you have professional liability insurance and, if applicable, that your coverage meets any minimum insurance requirements.

A PLLC is Different From a Professional Corporation

A PLLC is not the same thing as a professional corporation (PC). A PLLC is a newer type of business entity than a PC. Here are some of the key differences:

  • a PLLC, like other LLCs, is comprised of members, but a PC, like other corporations, is comprised of shareholders
  • following from the previous point, PLLC ownership consists of so-called membership interests in the business, but PC ownership is based on shares of stock; and
  • a PLLC, like other LLCs, is a so-called pass-through tax entity, meaning that in most states (including Colorado) only the individual members have income tax obligations, while a PC, like other corporations, usually has its own income tax obligations.

The tax differences between PLLCs and PCs can become complicated. For example, a PC can elect a special tax status (S corporation status ) that effectively makes it a pass-through tax entity like a PLLC. And, meanwhile, PCs that don t elect special status may be subject to double taxation in other words, both the PC itself and its shareholders may have to pay taxes on business income.

Colorado allows professionals to form both PLLCs and PCs, and both PLLCs and PCs provide liability protection for, respectively, their members or shareholders. Because the protection is essentially the same for both PLLCs and PCs, but PLLCs are simpler to create and operate, many professionals prefer the PLLC structure.

Additional Information

For more information on the requirements for forming and operating an LLC in Colorado, such as those relating to annual reports and taxes, see Nolo s articles in 50-State Guide to Forming an LLC and 50-State Guide to Annual Report and Tax Filing Requirements for LLCs . along with the other articles on LLCs in the LLC section of the Nolo website.

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Understanding Your Insurance Policy – Nationwide #understanding #insurance, #parts #of #an #insurance


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How to read understand an insurance policy

We know. Reading an insurance policy isn’t exactly like curling up with a good book. It’s a fairly complex document that tries to explain all the things you’re covered for, and what’s excluded when a loss occurs.

Although insurance companies now provide more simplified policy information, you still need to review the document carefully to make sure you understand your insurance policy. Here’s how.

The common parts of an insurance policy include:

Declarations

The policy declarations page – often called the “dec(k) page” – is basically the first page of the policy package. This page states who is insured and the time period the policy provides coverage. It also gives the general information such as a description of what’s insured, the coverages and primary coverage limits.

Definitions

This section gives you the definitions of words and phrases you’ll see in the policy. For example: “motor vehicle” and “deductible” are two terms often found in an auto policy. Such defined words may appear in bold print throughout the policy. You can also browse Nationwide’s insurance glossary for any unclear terms you’re looking for.

Coverages

This section describes the specific insurance provided. It lists what property is covered and for what damages. For example, a boat owner’s policy may cover direct physical loss or damage to the boat and motor, portable equipment and other specified property. It can also provide liability coverage.

Exclusions

These describe the coverage limits or how coverage may be eliminated depending on how a loss occurs. Insurers may allow policyholders to buy back coverage for some exclusions for additional premium (see endorsements below). For example, earthquake coverage may be excluded for people who live in an area where earthquakes are unlikely to happen. However, if a customer would feel more comfortable with the coverage, they could buy it back.

Limits and special limits

This section explains how much the insurer pays for particular losses or types of property. So while something is covered, it may only be covered up to a specific dollar amount or for a limited percentage of the entire loss.

Conditions

This section tells you what the insurer’s responsibilities are, and what your responsibilities are as the customer. This includes how to cancel a policy, transfer of rights or duties, and payment plans.

Duties after a loss

This area gives guidance on what to do when a loss occurs. It includes notifying your insurer as soon as practical, notifying the police if appropriate and protecting your property from further damage.

Endorsements

This area defines optional coverages available for additional premium. An insurance endorsement may change your policy so that it better fits your needs. Amendatory endorsements may also be added by the insurance company (at no extra cost) to clarify policy terms and language.

Insurance terms, definitions and explanations are intended for informational purposes only and do not in any way replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance contracts, policies or declaration pages, which control coverage determinations. Such terms may vary by state, and exclusions may apply.

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4. Select the account that you want to verify, and then click Change.

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Guitar Center: Music Instruments, Accessories and Equipment #build #an #online #store #website


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About Guitar Center

Guitar Center is home to the worlds largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems. DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. Backed by over 260 stores across the country, GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. And, while many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, we also offer free shipping on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice.

Because of our incredible buying power and strong relationships with all the top musical instrument brands, you re sure to find all the best gear at the guaranteed lowest price. From the all new Gibson USA 2016 updates to the largest collection of Strats, we ve got everything a guitarist could ask for, not to mention our vast collection of effects pedals and accessories.

Drummers need look no further for the biggest selection of the best drum gear, including acoustic drum sets. electronic drum sets. hand drums. cymbals and sticks. And for the independent recording artist, check out Avid Pro Tools, PreSonus StudioLive. Epix Bundle 10. and Komplete 10 – plus our live sound products, from mixers to monitors and more, will suit the needs of any gigging musician.

Don t know how to play and want to get started? It s easy with Guitar Centers enormous assortment of books & media. And players of all skill levels can attend our free Workshops Series and Recording Made Easy classes every week. Are you a longtime guitarist looking for something especially unique? Check out our platinum instruments and vintage gear online, or in-person at your local GC store. From the Gibson Les Paul to the Fender Stratocasters. we ve got you covered. We even offer a wide array of band & orchestra instruments and accessories at GuitarCenter.com.

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No matter your experience level or musical preference, our knowledgeable team of experienced musicians will help you find the right piece of gear for your band, ensemble or music venue. Whether you re just getting started making music, or youre a working professional, Guitar Center has what you need to help make the sounds in your head a reality.

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Kansas City Bankruptcy & Injury Attorney #when #to #get #an #attorney #for


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Kansas City Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Attorney

You may only need an attorney once in your life. But, if you do, we are here, right here, to fight for you every step of the way.

Castle Law Office Fights For You

Castle Law Office focuses on injury cases and bankruptcy. We fight to get those who are injured at work or due to someone else s negligence, such as a car or motorcycle accident, distracted and drunk driver victims get suitably compensated. And our bankruptcy attorneys are dedicated to creating solutions for people who are hit hard financially. We help the people we represent get the fresh start they need.

Bankruptcy Law

We offer NO CASH upfront options to some qualified filers!!

At Castle Law, we offer clients free consultations and a free credit repair program. And we have dedicated every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to walk in and get answers to questions such as:

  • How do I stop creditor harassment?
  • How do I stop wage garnishment?
  • How can I keep my house and car?
  • What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?
  • And much more!

Kansas City s Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating traffic accidents. They often result in very serious injuries and may wreak havoc on you or your family s finances and personal lives. Motorcycle accidents often lead to enormous medical expenses, loss of employment or future earning power, and severe pain and suffering for those involved. Victims have the right to make a claim for compensation for the negligent actions of unsafe drivers on the road. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident hiring a Castle Law motorcycle accident lawyer is the best way to protect your legal right to a recovery.

Auto Accident Attorney s

Our car accident lawyers at Castle Law Office have helped thousands of people in your situation. We know the questions that keep you up at night. We are here to answer those questions and put you at ease so you can focus on recovering.

Let us handle these issues for you. We help you get the most out of your claim by launching a thorough investigation into the crash. We ll fight for an appropriate settlement to cover all of your damages, including lost wages and potential long-term medical care.

Workers Compensation

If you have been injured on the job, you deserve Missouri workers compensation benefits to cover your medical needs. That is the grand bargain in worker s comp: employees are guaranteed to get care; and in return they can t sue their employers or coworkers for negligence.

For more than 14 years, we have helped Kansas City area residents get their lives back on track. Castle Law Office is passionate about helping people because we believe that during a difficult time in your life, you deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and as more than just another case.

The mission of Castle Law Office of Kansas City is to extend caring and compassionate legal counsel to people that are dealing with financial difficulty and/or personal injuries. Our experienced attorneys and staff will provide peace of mind by listening, advising and guiding individuals to make informed legal decisions. We offer a family friendly environment to each and every client while our staff works diligently to obtain the best results possible.

What Makes Castle Law Office Different

Castle Law takes pride in giving highly individualized, careful attention to each case we pursue. Castle Law does not operate as an assembly line law firm. Every Castle Law Attorney lives in the Kansas City area. That is what makes us unique. We are here, right here, fighting for you every step of the way.

Our attorneys are here to help. We offer a free consultation where we can guide you through the process, and our site has many resources to answer your questions. We have also dedicated every Wednesday as Walk In Wednesday. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to speak with an attorney without an appointment. You ll be glad you did.

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Indexed Annuity

What is an ‘Indexed Annuity’

An indexed annuity is a special class of annuities that yields returns on contributions based on a specified equity-based index. These annuities can be purchased from an insurance company, and similar to other types of annuities, the terms and conditions associated with payouts depend on what is stated in the original annuity contract.

BREAKING DOWN ‘Indexed Annuity’

Indexed annuities offer annuitants the opportunity to earn higher yields based on stock market performance with protection against market declines. However, it is also common for an annuitant’s yields to be somewhat lower than expected due to the combination of caps on the maximum amount of interest earned and fee-related deductions. The real challenge is in understanding how an indexed annuity works as it is much more complex than a standard fixed annuity.

Stock Market-Based Yields

The rate on an indexed annuity is calculated as a percentage of the gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The actual percentage applied to the credit rate is based on the year-over-year (YOY) gain in the index or the average monthly gain over a 12-month period.

Capturing Market Yields

In a year when the stock index realizes a gain, a portion of the gain is credited to the account based on a participation rate dictated by the life insurer. The participation rate can be as high as 100%, meaning the account is credited with all of the gain, or it can be as low as 25%. Most products offer a participation rate in the range of 80 to 90% at least in the early years of the contract. For example, if the stock index gained 15%, an 80% participation rate translates to a credited yield of 12%. Most products offer a high participation rate in the first year or two, but the rate is then adjusted downward.

Capping the Yield

Most indexed annuity contracts include a yield or rate cap that can further limit the amount credited to the accumulation account. For example, a 7% rate cap limits the credited yield to 7% no matter how big the stock index gain. Rate caps can range from a high of 15% to as low as 4%, and are subject to change.

Eliminating the Downside

In years when the stock index declines, the account is credited with a minimum rate of return. A typical minimum rate guarantee is about 2%. Some can be as low as 0% and as high as 3%.

Protecting Gains

At specific time intervals, the insurer adjusts the basis of the account upward to include the gain in value that occurred in that timeframe. The principal, which is guaranteed by the insurer, never declines in value unless a withdrawal is taken, and the amount guaranteed to the beneficiaries increases over time. There are several different methods used to adjust the basis, such as a YOY reset or a point-to-point reset, which incorporates two or more years’ worth of returns.


Welcome to Covenant Care, An Enriching Pace To Live & Work #roosevelt

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Rooted in a 150 year legacy

Covenant Care is a non-profit partner in Alberta’s integrated health system serving individuals of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to innovative approaches to supporting seniors in a caring community where they can thrive. Rooted in a 150-year legacy of Catholic health care in the province, Covenant Care offers an enriching place to live and work, respecting dignity and individual choice, encouraging a spirit of creativity and hope and nurturing each person’s potential—body, mind and soul.

Featured Covenant Care Community

St. Marguerite Manor

St. Marguerite Manor meets the various and changing needs of 102 residents and is located in the northwest community of Evanston, Calgary. The centre features a home-like design and ensures a safe environment while promoting independence.

110 Evanspark Manor NW
Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4
Phone:587.955.9788

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Covenant Care Response to Medical Assistance in Dying – May 24, 2016

Covenant Care has now officially introduced its new policy to the organization, Responding to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying

Covenant Care Accreditation Primer Survey 2016 Report – March 23, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we would like to acknowledge and express our thanks to all the staff, AHS partners, contracted providers and physicians that participated in the very successful Februar. read more

Celebrating a new contract – Villa Marie and Holy Cross – December 23, 2015

As we celebrate the blessings of Christmas I want thank all our staff for their continued dedication and care to our residents and their loved ones.

New approach to dementia care takes flight at Villa Marie – December 17, 2015

Villa Marie is taking a bold new step in dementia care. It is one of three supportive living sites in Canada piloting the Butterfly Project.

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We recruit multi-skilled professional and support staff of all faiths, traditions and cultures. As a Covenant Care staff member, you will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions based on your skills and abilities and provide a safe and welcoming home for our residents and their families.

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Accountant Job Description Sample, skills for an accountant.#Skills #for #an #accountant


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Accountant Job Description

Accountant job description to adapt for your own use. The description outlines what you need to know about the common tasks and general skill requirements for junior accountancy jobs.

Skills for an accountant

The junior accountant position will vary from company to company and within different industries, however the key duties and responsibilities remain standard.

Adapt this job description for your own use.

Skills for an accountant

Responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the senior accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • prepare journal entries
  • complete general ledger operations
  • monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements
  • reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • draw up monthly financial reports
  • prepare analysis of accounts as requested
  • assist with year end closings
  • administer accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • prepare tax computations and returns
  • assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • assist with payroll administration
  • monitor and resolve bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences
  • account/bank reconciliations
  • review and process expense reports
  • assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • knowledge of finance principles
  • knowledge of financial reporting
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation
  • technical accounting skills
  • previous experience of general accounting
  • proficiency in relevant accounting software
  • attention to detail and accuracy

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Future Value Annuity Calculator to

Calculate Future Value of

Ordinary or Annuity Due

This free online Future Value Annuity Calculator will calculate how much a series of equal cash flows will be worth after a specified number years, at a specified compounding interest rate.

Plus, this online annuity calculator will calculate future value for either an ordinary annuity, or an annuity due, and display an annual growth chart so you can see the growth on a year-to-year basis.

If you are not sure what future value is, or you wish to calculate future value for a lump sum, please visit the Future Value of Lump Sum Calculator.

What is “Annuity?”

An annuity is defined as a series of equal cash amounts (cash flows, payments, deposits, etc). For example, if I were to promise to pay you $100 per year for the next 3 years, that arrangement could be considered to be an annuity.

From your perspective, the periodic amounts represent deposits, as in, you can deposit the amounts into an interest earning account as you receive them. From my perspective, the periodic amounts represent payments, as in, I must remove the amounts from an interest earning account in order to pay them to you. This explains why annuity amounts (cash flows) can be referred to as deposits and payments at the same time.

What is Future Value of An Annuity?

Using the above example, if you were to invest each of the $100 annual payments at a compounding interest rate (earning interest on interest paid), the future value of that series of cash inflows would grow with each passing compounding and payment interval. The total amount this series of equal amounts would grow to after three years would be the future value of the annuity. So what would be the future value amount? That depends on the agreed upon interest rate and on whether or not we agreed to an ordinary annuity or to an annuity due.

Annuity Due Vs. Ordinary Annuity

Continuing with our example, if I agreed to make the $100 annual payments at the beginning of each year, our arrangement would be considered to be an annuity due. On the other hand, if I made the payments to you at the end of each year, our arrangement would be considered to be an ordinary annuity.

So which is better? From your perspective, an annuity due would be better since you could earn interest on the first year’s payment for the entire year. From my perspective, an ordinary annuity would be better since I could earn interest on the $100 for a full year before I made the payment to you.

So in your case, if you were earning an annual interest rate of 6% on the deposited $100 payments, the future value of an annuity due arrangement would be $337.46, whereas the future value of an ordinary annuity arrangement would be $318.36 ($19.10 less).

Why is Future Value of An Annuity Important for You to Understand?

The understanding of future value, both for lump sums and for annuities, is absolutely critical to making financial decisions that will serve to maximize the emotional returns on the money you earn. Why? Because in order to make emotionally profitable decisions (decisions that result in more good feelings that bad feelings), you need to be aware of, and be able to accurately forecast, what you are giving up in return for what you are getting.

In terms of spending money, what you give up is referred to as financial opportunity costs, and future value calculations are what helps you to determine the financial opportunity costs of choosing one alternative financial decision over another. And of those alternatives, the ones that tend to have the biggest effects on your emotional profitability, are those that involve spending money for non-essential expenditures that lose their value with time and/or use.

Example of Opportunity Cost Using Future Value Calculations

Suppose you are considering entering into a data plan for your smart phone that will cost you $35 per month. In order to make an informed decision, you need to be aware of and give equal weight to the financial opportunity costs that will come with a monthly expenditure of $35.00 for a non-essential expendable.

If you have at least 30-years left before you can retire, and could earn 6% on the $35 payments if you invested them, future value calculations will tell you that the financial opportunity cost of paying for a data plan for the next 30-years will be $22,733.82 (future value of $35,333.82 less $12,000.00, or 360-$35 payments). That is how much interest earnings you will be giving up by paying for the data plan for the next 30-years (of course, your loss will be the data plan company’s gain).

And that’s only considering just one of the possible hundreds of the non-essential expenditures you likely make on a regular basis. After all, if you spend more for an essential than the bare minimum necessary (buying non-generic, paying finance charges on purchases, paying inflated prices, etc.), then these excess essential expenditures should be considered to be non-essentials as well.

With that, let’s use the Future Value Annuity Calculator for calculating future value and financial opportunity costs for either ordinary annuities or annuities due.


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Electrical Licensing Information and Applications

Please note that the Bureau of Construction Codes will no longer administer the Electrical Examination. Once you have been approved to take the examination, you will be contacted by PSI to schedule your examination date and time at your convenience. All future examinations will be conducted by PSI at one of the five centers selected by the applicant. Examinations will be continuously scheduled 6 days a week.

NOTICE: ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY A THIRD PARTY TESTING AGENCY (PSI) WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAMINATION. ALL EXAMINATION FEES WILL BE PAID TO PSI AT THAT TIME. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT TO THE STATE OF MICHIGAN/BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION CODES.

IMPORTANT: Applications for electrical licensing examinations

The state s electrical examination forms can only be used by persons who are eligible to be licensed by the state of Michigan. The state of Michigan issues electrical licenses to residents in most communities in the state of Michigan. However, if you reside in the following communities where electrical licenses are issued locally, you should not use this form nor should you submit it to the state of Michigan: City of Grand Rapids and City of Detroit .

Qualifications for a Electrical Journeyman License

  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have not less than 8,000 hours of practical experience obtained over a period of not less than 4 years related to electrical construction or maintenance of buildings or electrical wiring or equipment under the direct supervision of a person licensed under Act 217 of 1956. (Maximum credit of 2,000 hours per year.)
  • Credit may be provided for graduation from or attendance at a recognized training or educational program.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Master Electrician License

  • Must be at least 22 years of age.
  • Has held an electrical journeyman s license for not less than 2 years.
  • Have not less than 12,000 hours of experience obtained over a period of not less than 6 years related to electrical construction, the maintenance of buildings, or electrical wiring or equipment under the supervision of a master electrician.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Electrical Contractor License

  • Holds a master electrician s license or has not less than 1 master electrician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The master electrician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor s license unless they employ a master electrician residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Fire Alarm Specialty Technician License

  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) as an associate engineering technician, level II, or the equivalent as determined by the board, in the field of fire alarm systems technology.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Fire Alarm Contractor License

  • Holds a fire alarm specialty technician s license or has not less than 1 fire alarm specialty technician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The fire alarm specialty technician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of fire alarm system wiring and equipment.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor s license unless they employ a fire alarm specialty technician residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Sign Specialist License

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have not less than 4,000 hours of experience, obtained over a period of not less than 2 years, related to manufacture, installation, maintenance, connection, or repair of electric signs and related wiring, as verified by a contractor licensed under this act.
  • Successful completion of of an approved training course per 1956 PA 217.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Qualifications for a Sign Specialty Contractor License

  • Holds a sign specialist s license or has not less than 1 sign specialist residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The sign specialist shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations, connection, and repair of electric signs and related wiring.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor s license unless they employ a sign specialist residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must provide evidence of public liability insurance.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

The exam site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the exam are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. Please make sure all cell phones, pagers and other personal electronic devices are turned off or set to vibrate.
Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Questions regarding licensing requirements or examinations should be directed to the Electrical Division at 517-241-9316.


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4-star hotel Rimini Waldorf: an elegant vacation in the heart of Rimini

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DEDICATED TO YOUR HOLIDAYS, DEDICATED TO YOUR WORK, DEDICATED TO YOU

Rely on Waldorf Suite Hotel. 4 star hotel in Rimini in the heart of Marina Centro. Whether it’s a leisure break or a business trip, at the Waldorf there is the exclusivity of a hotel overlooking the sea and the convenience of the central location on Viale Amerigo Vespucci .

A holiday is worth living in complete serenity, for this we love offering you the best services and an excellent dining experience with the quality of our Astoria restaurant .

Every moment is the right one to enjoy relaxing moments in the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool with Jacuzzi area, solarium and pool bar. And if you choose one of the sea view suites. you can enjoy exclusively the fascinating view of the Rimini beach .

Shops, restaurants. exclusive clubs for those who are into spending the warm summer evenings strolling along the promenade. Fitness areas, cycle paths and sports fields for those who like keeping fit. Everything at your doorstep.

Business travellers will find at the Waldorf Suite Hotel free Wi-Fi, private parking, newspaper in the mornings and environments dedicated to business with four equipped meeting rooms. And to reach Fiera di Rimini or Palacongressi – Convention Centre, just a few metres from our entrance, convenient transportation means are available.





9780471248163: Running an Effective Help Desk, 2nd Edition – AbeBooks – Barbara


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The definitive guide to setting up and running a successful Help Desk-now updated and expanded to include the latest Web-based technologies.

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* A business manager charged with researching, planning, and setting up a Help Desk in your organization
* An IT manager who wants to improve the level of technical support and communication within your organization with the latest support technologies
* A Help Desk manager looking for guidance on how to upgrade traditional Help Desk functions with Internet- or intranet-related processes.

The thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded Second Edition of the critically acclaimed, first-ever guide to running an effective Help Desk, this book tells you everything you need to know to plan, budget, staff, implement, track, upgrade, and even outsource your organization’s Help Desk. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a leading North American expert on Help Desk planning and management, author Barbara Czegel:
* Guides you step-by-step through every phase of setting up traditional and Web-related Help Desks for the Internet and an intranet
* Provides a wealth of practical advice on all technical, management, and human-factor aspects of running an effective Help Desk
* Supplies ready-to-use templates in both Word and HTML formats for an array of Help Desk projects.

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* Real-life Web-based Help Desk examples
* All the templates from the book in HTML and Word formats.

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They’re the people who feel the wrath of every system crash. And like the rest of the organization, the help desk is being transformed by the potential of intranets, extranets, and the Web. This updated edition to the definitive help desk guidebook now offers timely and practical suggestions for upgrading the service of a help desk using the latest technologies. Ready-to-use templates are included on a companion Web site.

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Barbara Czegel is President of SIRIUS3, a consulting company that provides Help Desk training and seminars across Canada. She is also a member of the Help Desk Institute and the Support Services Association.

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Job Description of an Information Systems Security Officer #mba #information #security, #job


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Job Description of an Information Systems Security Officer

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Description for an Information Systems Security Officer

Information systems security officers (ISSO) research, develop, implement, test and review an organization’s information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access. Officers inform users about security measures, explain potential threats, install software, implement security measures and monitor networks. As cyber attacks have increased, so too has the demand for security officers in the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security, among other government agencies and large corporations.

According to Monster.com job postings in November 2010, ISSOs are generally responsible for gathering information necessary to maintain security and establish functioning external barriers such as firewalls and other security measures. They define, create and maintain the documentation for certification and accreditation of each information system in accordance with government requirements. They also assess the impacts on system modifications and technological advances. Additionally, ISSOs review systems in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes and document upgrades.

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Required Skills and Experience

Employers may require at minimum a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or five years of comparable work experience. Monster.com listings note as of November 2010 that some employers may desire up to eight or more years of ISSO experience as well security clearance status of Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) with a full polygraph test. In addition, many employers prefer candidates who are Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) according to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.

Candidates must be highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements and other issues. Aside from technical skills, prospective candidates should have excellent communications, teamwork, leadership and conflict management skills. Because of the constant developing nature of information systems and cyber attacks, officers must be committed to continuous learning and system development.

Career Outlook

The expansion of information and computer technology has created a growth rate for technology-associated jobs. As more databases are connected to the Internet, and as data security becomes increasingly important, a growing number of these workers are needed to protect databases from attack.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that employment of information security analysts – a category that includes information security officers – is estimated to increase by 18% between 2014 and 2024, which is faster than average. According to BLS data from May 2015, the median annual salary for an information security officer at that time was $90,120. ISSOs can advance to such positions as director of security or chief technology officer.

As employment of information security systems security officers is growing at a much faster rate than average, job opportunities should be favorable over the next decade. Having relevant skills and experience, such as ISSO experience and CISSP, will ensure that job-seekers’ resumes appeal to employers.

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Galway Radiothon – An Taibhdhearc #observatory #hotel

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Galway Radiothon

In aid of Cancer Care West and the Galway Hospice

Galway Bay FM will run the inaugural Galway Radiothon on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015 and they will be broadcasting live from An Taibhdhearc for the three full days.

Donations came be made during the Radiothon by popping into An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street, or at anytime by clicking on to the Galway Radiothon website or by clicking on the link to the right.

During the Radiothon, they will play stories which feature people’s personal experience with cancer and life limiting illnesses.

Funds raised will purchase state of the art equipment and make improvements to facilities to ensure those living with cancer and life limiting illnesses get the care they deserve close to home.

Funds raised through the Make a Difference Galway Radiothon will be granted to the benefitting charities in the manner mutually agreed with Galway Bay FM.

Ainm/Name: Galway Radiothon
Dataí/Dates: 26-28 Feb 2015





Becoming an Art Teacher #becoming #a #teacher #without #a #teaching #degree, #becoming


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Becoming an Art Teacher: Education and Career Roadmap

Should I Become an Art Teacher?

Art teachers are qualified educators and, in some instances, artists who instruct students in theoretical and practical knowledge of art theory, art history, aesthetics, visual art, ceramics, design and other art-related subjects. Art teachers may work with students from kindergarten through secondary school, based on their certification. Teaching art may be challenging, since some students might not consider it to be a serious subject and may not put forth their best efforts. On the other hand, turning students around and helping them find their ‘inner artists’ could be very rewarding for these teachers. Most teachers don’t have to work during the summer months, though some teach summer school.

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Career Requirements

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, University of Iowa.

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

As stated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), art teachers intending to instruct at the high school level usually undertake degree programs in the arts and augment them with classes in education, while art teachers who expect to teach elementary education generally complete bachelor’s degree programs associated with teaching. Education programs highlight areas such as child and adolescent development, teaching diverse learners and lesson planning. Art courses can include drawing, painting, sculpting, metalsmithing, printmaking, ceramics or photography, contingent upon the particular major a student chooses. Teacher education programs may be fulfilled simultaneously with the bachelor’s degree program or independently after attaining a bachelor’s degree. While attending college, a potential art teacher must satisfy an internship or supervised field experience at a local school.

Step 2: Get a Teaching Certificate

All states expect public school art teachers to possess state licensure, according to the BLS. Even though exact specifications differ by state, all states demand that individuals seeking a standard teaching license have a combination of education and experience acquired as an element of an approved teacher training program. In addition, the majority of states require that future educators complete competency exams that prove basic and subject matter knowledge. Apart from a bachelor’s degree and student teaching field experience, the policies for certification vary by state.

Step 3: Complete a Master’s Degree

Some public schools require teaching candidates to have a master’s degree. A number of master’s programs are intended for individuals who have attained a bachelor’s degree in art but are not certified or for educators certified in different fields who would like an art certification. Occasionally, art teachers with bachelor’s degrees enter a master’s degree program to further their careers even if their state does not expect education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Step 4: Obtain National Certification

Although not a necessity, art teachers may pursue art teaching certificates through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Early and Middle Childhood or Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. To apply for certification, an art teacher must have a bachelor’s degree, valid teaching license and a minimum of three years of work experience. Certification may take up to three years and entails demonstrating knowledge by means of a four-part portfolio and completion of six computer-based assessments. Depending on the state and district, the advantages of earning a certificate may include increased pay, reimbursement for qualifying educational expenses and the capability to teach in another state without having to acquire a new license.

Step 5: Advance Your Career

Art teachers can pursue further training and national certification to increase their salary. They can also teach classes with museums and organizations, or teach private lessons. Those with a master’s degree can continue their studies to earn a PhD and seek employment as a college art professor. Many postsecondary teachers pursue tenure through their college or university. Tenured college professors or those on a tenure track are paid more than part-time faculty and are periodically reviewed for promotion and salary increases.

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  • An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms #hotels #finder

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    An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms

    An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms

    Anybody knows that in a hospice setting, it can get pretty busy and hectic. The staff would rather spend more time with their patients than having to worry about the less important tasks such as filling out hospice documentation forms and other kind of administrative tasks.

    What Forms Are Involved at a Hospice?

    There are many kinds of hospice documentation forms such as assessment, admissions, bereavement, care plans, communication forms, computer forms, lab x-ray forms, medication and /treatment flow sheets, discharge and transfer paperwork, nutritional and dietary forms, QA and QI forms, register books, restorative documentation, therapy forms, social service paperwork and physician services. In order to be compliant with federal regulations, a hospice must carry all these forms in the facility at all time. It is important to have the right kind of documentation for each patient so that there is no confusion or mix up.

    Hospice teams need to have pain assessment forms to know what kinds of pain different patients are experiencing and how to treat them. Whenever there is a medical discussion about a patient, it should be documented in the medical record forms.

    A Collaborative Conference Form is a hospice documentation form used to facilitate documentation processes. This form has a problem list that documents various issues and discussions. On anther row of the form, it states different scenarios and ways to deal with the problem.

    Precise Recordkeeping is Key for a Hospice

    Hospices must establish and maintain a clinical record for every patient receiving care and services. All forms must be complete and accurate and readily accessible to facilitate retrieval. They must be systematically organized and include all the services and notes needed on terminal illnesses and life expectancies. Hospice documentation forms must state all daily requirements and regulations for the care of each individual. It is also helpful to have a checklist to assist in identifying the appropriate levels of hospice care needed. Patient aide assignments should be documented on one sheet and a treatment sheet should be handy for quick retrieval.

    The Benefits of HospiceSoft

    HospiceSoft provides an optimal hospice documentation system. It saves everybody valuable time and eliminates duplication of other documents with its standardized hospice documentation form. This system is an effective way to keep everything flowing smoothly and promotes quality care and positive patient outcomes.

    This software has many functions. It can facilitate regulatory compliance, assist with care coordination, demonstrate appropriateness of caring for patients and assist with any kind of risk management.

    HospiceSoft’s management suite is user friendly and has personalized dashboards that can receive notifications on tasks, certifications, overdue forms and much more. The software provides patient forms that reach state specific goals and intervention tracking. It also provides an intuitive way to provide customer satisfaction with its built-in compliance indicators.

    Hospicesoft has customizable hospice documentation forms to meet all requirements. With the visual indicator system, anyone can immediately see when there is a flaw or a missing question. It is important to have accurate assessment forms for self-assessment and risk assessment. Hospicesoft provides the simplest and easiest way to keep track of the function and organization of patient care.





    OCBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service #lawyer, #attorney, #referral, #orange #couny, #bar


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    Lawyer Referral & Information Service

    The OCBA’s Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) is the only non-profit legal referral service in Orange County sponsored by the OCBA. It has been referring callers to some of Orange County’s finest attorneys for over 50 years.

    LRIS panel attorneys have expertise in 35 areas of the law. Each call is carefully screened by trained representatives to assure referral to the right attorney. Prospective clients receive a free brief consultation to review the legal issue and discuss fees.

    LRIS provides bilingual services, meets American Bar Association (ABA) standards set forth for referral services and is certified by the State Bar of California. (Certification #0033)

    An administrative fee of $25 is charged for your first referral in one area of law. You will receive additional referrals as needed for a maximum total of three. You will not receive all referrals at one time. The administrative fee collected helps defray operating costs of this nonprofit service. This fee is waived for Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Medical Malpractice issues, Personal Injury, Social Security and Workers’ Compensation. A Modest Means program is also available.

    Don’t take chances with your legal needs. Call LRIS at (949) 440-6747 or (877) 257-4762. You may also request a referral on-line .

    OCBA members interested in joining LRIS may contact the LRIS Administrator at 949.440.6700.

    Orange County Bar Association P.O. Box 6130 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (949) 440-6700


    Is an Online MBA Easy? #getting #an #mba #online


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    Is an Online MBA Easy?

    Taking classes at home saves commuting time. That alone would make an online MBA degree program seem easy for a busy adult, who must fit studies around work, community activities and perhaps family responsibilities.

    Other issues must also be considered, however, making the ease or difficulty of an online MBA ultimately come down to questions of personal habits and lifestyle.

    Can You Get In?

    Getting admitted to an online MBA program is almost certainly easier than gaining admission to a traditional program. A 2012 study by the Graduate Management Admissions Council found median acceptance rates differed dramatically between the two kinds of schools:

    • 45 percent for full-time traditional MBA programs
    • 82 percent for part-time online MBA programs

    Applicants are much more likely to be accepted into online degree programs.

    Can You Pay for It?

    It may come as a surprise, but according to CBS News. quality online MBA programs sometimes cost more than traditional classroom programs. The higher price tag is due in part to the school s investment in new technology. Another cost is the additional time instructors spend preparing for this new kind of class and the extra office hours provided for online students.

    Can You Handle the Loneliness?

    Studies done by Harvard and MIT found that 95 percent of the students signed up for their 2012-13 online courses quit before finishing. Harvard Business School Professor Regina Hertzlinger says the loneliness of studying in isolation is a significant factor, especially in MBA classes where collaboration is the norm.

    How Much Help Do You Expect?

    In its annual ranking of online MBA programs, US News considers, among other factors, the quality of student services provided. In an MBA program, student services are especially important for initial job placement and subsequent alumni networking that helps maintain a professional advantage. Students who enter online programs often have the benefit of an existing professional network. The connections to be gained from an MBA program by means of its student services still remain valuable.

    How Full is Your Schedule?

    Any MBA requires a specific number of hours of classroom time. Additional hours must be dedicated to study, research, team projects and writing. A classroom-based curriculum forces the student to set the time aside for studies by establishing the schedule for class attendance and project completion. Online courses may offer flexible scheduling, allowing students to fit in studies at their convenience. At the same time, some busy students may be inclined to procrastinate.

    How Hard is It to Find an Easy School?

    As of 2010, universities accredited by AACSB International. the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, offered 202 online MBA programs. These programs, recognized by the most rigorous accrediting organization for business degree programs, may not always rank highest in search engines, but they are the majority of online MBA programs. That means that the easiest online degree to find may not always be the most typical kind of program, which is actually quite rigorous.

    The weight of the evidence suggests that online MBA programs are easy to get into but sometimes difficult to complete. Successful online students must practice self-discipline in the face of appealing opportunities to invest their time at work or with family and friends. They need to endure lonely hours at a computer without the social stimulation of a classroom. They have to make these challenging investments for programs that may be as expensive as and should be as difficult as traditional classroom-based MBA programs.

    One benefit, of course, is that online students can keep their jobs and the related income throughout school. In this way, the online MBA program makes a student s life easier while in school.

    Most important, however, is the long-term benefit of gaining an MBA. This credential opens doors, making professional life easier for the rest of the career.

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    After a Car Accident: First Steps #what #to #do #in #an #auto


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    After a Car Accident: First Steps

    What should you do if you’re in a car accident? When it happens, injuries may be severe and emotions high. However, there are important things to do at the scene of the accident and soon afterward. Below is a list of things to do after an accident, if possible. Keep this information handy by printing this helpful pamphlet on first steps after an auto accident and storing it in your car.

    Stay at the Scene

    Never leave the accident scene until it’s appropriate to do so. If you leave, particularly where someone has sustained injuries or was killed, you can face serious criminal penalties for being a hit-and-run driver.

    Check on All Drivers and Passengers

    Before assessing property damage, make sure everyone involved in the accident is okay. Get medical attention for anyone who needs it. If a person is unconscious or has neck or back pain, don’t move them until qualified medical help arrives, unless a hazard requires moving the person.

    Call the Police

    If there’s significant property damage, physical injury, or death, you need to call the police. Ask that a police report be filed in situations where cops do arrive at the scene, and obtain the name and badge numbers of the responding officers.

    Get the names, numbers, addresses, drivers’ license numbers, license plate numbers, and basic insurance information from all drivers involved. If there are passengers, also obtain their names, numbers, and addresses. In talking to other drivers, try to be cordial and cooperative.

    However, you shouldn’t apologize for anything at the scene. For example, if you say, I’m so sorry I ran that red light! Is everyone okay? you may be admitting legal liability for what happened. Immediately after an accident, it might not be clear who was at fault or more at fault. Moreover, in many states, fault isn’t determinative of which insurer will pay for any loss. Therefore, try not to admit guilt unintentionally or unnecessarily.

    Talk to Witnesses

    Ask every witness what he or she saw. Get their names, numbers, or addresses, if possible. Ask locals if they’ve ever witnessed other accidents in the same place.

    Inform Your Insurance Company

    Promptly tell your insurance company you’ve been in an accident. Cooperate with them and tell them the truth about what happened and the extent of your injuries. Explain the facts clearly. If the insurance company finds out that you’ve lied to them about anything, you can get into serious trouble, including possible denial of coverage for the accident. Obtain and review any police report filed, so you can point out who broke what traffic laws or who was at fault.

    Keep Track of Your Medical Treatment

    Note any doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, or other medical professionals that you receive treatment from, and each medical provider that referred you to other caregivers. Keep a detailed account of the treatments or medications you receive. Also, request copies of all medical reports and bills as these help you prove your medical expenses later.

    Medical expenses are relatively easy to document, but pain and suffering is trickier to prove. Keep a record of how your injuries have impacted your daily life. Include any missed workdays, list any routine activities you can’t undertake, and describe how the injuries have affected your family life.

    Take photographs of any damage to your vehicle as soon as possible after the accident. Photos helps your insurance adjuster determine how much you should be compensated for the damage to your car and can help in court. Pictures of your car before the accident can offer a great compare and contrast to show the true extent of the damage sustained in the accident.

    Get a Property Damage Valuation

    Obtain your insurance company’s damage valuation. If you aren’t satisfied with how your insurance company has valued your vehicle, don’t give up. Get two independent repair estimates or replacement quotes. Assertively inform the adjuster of your concerns. If you can’t agree on your car’s value, consider mediation or consult an attorney.

    Use Caution in Discussing the Incident

    Don’t talk to anyone about the accident other than your lawyer, your insurance company, and the police. Don’t talk to a representative of another insurance company, without the knowledge of your attorney or insurer. If called by the other insurance company, be polite, but ask them to call your attorney or insurer to arrange an interview. Also, tell your lawyer or insurer about the call.

    Be Wary of Early Settlement Offers

    Be careful if you’re offered a settlement from an insurance company. Confirm all your physical injuries have been treated. Some injuries don’t show up or reach their greatest level of discomfort until many days, weeks, or months later. Don’t settle a claim until you know you’ll be compensated for all your injuries, and consult an attorney before signing any settlement documents.

    Consider Hiring an Attorney

    If anyone was injured in the accident, it’s best to consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can help you maximize your recovery if you’re injured or better defend yourself if you’re at fault. Many accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means that your lawyer only receives a fee if you’re awarded damages or receive a settlement. Contact an experienced attorney now for a free claim review .


    Inherited IRA: Rules and Options for Inheriting an IRA #inherited #ira, #what


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    Inheriting an IRA

    What is an Inherited IRA?

    An Inherited IRA, or a Beneficiary IRA, is an account that is opened when someone inherits an IRA or employee-sponsored retirement plan after the death of the original owner. As a beneficiary, you can’t make additional contributions, but with an Inherited IRA the funds can remain tax-deferred, and you can generally withdraw money right away without a penalty. Inherited IRAs are typically opened for non-spouse beneficiaries, as spouses can transfer inherited assets directly into their own personal retirement accounts.

    You do have to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from an Inherited IRA, the timing of which is based on the age of the original account holder, and the amount is based on your own life expectancy and the account value. However, by only taking out the RMD amount each year, you can continue to grow the financial life of your Inherited IRA, and can pass it in turn to your own future heirs.

    Need IRA help? Call 866-855-5636 anytime.

    Inherited IRA FAQs

    Anyone (a spouse, non-spouse, or entity) who has inherited the assets of an IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan is eligible to open an Inherited IRA. Eligible IRAs include Traditional, Rollover, SEP, SIMPLE, and Roth IRAs.

    Yes. You can transfer the existing IRA into your name and defer distributions until you are required to take the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). If you plan to take a distribution before you reach age 59½, you can open an Inherited IRA. Consult your tax advisor for more details.


    Galway Radiothon – An Taibhdhearc #motel #reviews

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    Galway Radiothon

    In aid of Cancer Care West and the Galway Hospice

    Galway Bay FM will run the inaugural Galway Radiothon on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015 and they will be broadcasting live from An Taibhdhearc for the three full days.

    Donations came be made during the Radiothon by popping into An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street, or at anytime by clicking on to the Galway Radiothon website or by clicking on the link to the right.

    During the Radiothon, they will play stories which feature people’s personal experience with cancer and life limiting illnesses.

    Funds raised will purchase state of the art equipment and make improvements to facilities to ensure those living with cancer and life limiting illnesses get the care they deserve close to home.

    Funds raised through the Make a Difference Galway Radiothon will be granted to the benefitting charities in the manner mutually agreed with Galway Bay FM.

    Ainm/Name: Galway Radiothon
    Dataí/Dates: 26-28 Feb 2015





    An In-Depth Look At The Fraud Charges Against Vitas Hospice Services –

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    United States. An In-Depth Look At The Fraud Charges Against Vitas Hospice Services

    Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (пїЅDOJпїЅ) filed a suit against Vitas Hospice Services, L.L.C. and its subsidiary entities (пїЅVitasпїЅ) alleging that Vitas submitted false claims for hospice services which were excessive, unnecessary, or not provided, and also alleging that Vitas admitted patients to hospice who were not terminally ill.

    Hospice Care

    Hospice care is provided to terminally ill patients who have elected to forego curative treatment in exchange for palliative, comfort care in their own homes.пїЅ Hospice care is intended to make available the medical services necessary for a patient to be able to remain in his or her home without the need to run to the emergency room every time uncontrollable symptoms arise. Most hospice agencies derive a significant portion of their revenue from Medicare Part A for services provided to program beneficiaries, including Vitas, whose revenue is historically 90% derived from Medicare.

    In order to be eligible for hospice care, a patient must be terminally ill with a prognosis of six months or less if the patientпїЅs illness runs its normal course. Hospice care is provided at four levels of care: routine home care, continuous home care (also called crisis care), inpatient respite care, and general inpatient care, with each level of care being reimbursed at vastly different rates. Specifically, in fiscal year 2013, MedicareпїЅs daily reimbursement for continuous care was $742 more per patient than the daily reimbursement rate for routine home care. Hospice care is not intended to be an around-the-clock service but rather intermittent care provided by a range of clinical and non-clinical personnel who make visits to a patientпїЅs home several times a week.

    Continuous or пїЅCrisisпїЅ Care

    The need for crisis care arises when a patientпїЅs symptoms become uncontrollable and require nursing care on a continuous basis for a brief period of time, which could range from eight hours (the minimum amount of continuous care necessary to bill for the higher rate) to several days. The first part of the DOJпїЅs complaint focuses on allegedly inappropriate and excessive billing for continuous care services. The DOJ alleges that Vitas set quotas for the percentage of crisis care which it expected its agencies to meet.пїЅ In one instance, for example, VitasпїЅs Vice President of Operations allegedly emailed a marketing employee and general manager demanding to know why the agencyпїЅs crisis care margins had dropped in a particular month.

    The DOJпїЅs complaint alleges that Vitas conditioned its patients and their families to expect crisis care by misleading them into believing that the Medicare hospice benefit routinely covers around-the-clock care.пїЅ Because of this alleged marketing ploy, the DOJ surmises that patients sometimes chose Vitas over other providers. The complaint also alleges that Vitas disseminated written materials to its staff which incorrectly trained the staff on how and when to initiate crisis care. According to the complaint, several staff members gave investigators explanations of crisis care which were inconsistent with Medicare requirements.

    According to the complaint, many patients failed to meet the eligibility requirements for crisis care. One Vitas nurse allegedly told the DOJ that, on more than one occasion, she would arrive at a patientпїЅs home to provide crisis care, only to learn that the patient was at church, the beauty parlor, or playing bingo. According to the complaint, an internal audit conducted by Vitas itself showed that only 50% of the continuous care records reviewed contained clinical documentation consistent with the Medicare requirements for such care. According to the DOJ, when compared to other hospice providers, Vitas bills Medicare for twice as many crisis care days as all other hospice providers combined. The complaint also alleges that VitasпїЅs crisis care billings were almost six times what would be expected if its crisis care statistics were in line with the national average.

    The complaint also alleges specific instances of inappropriate use of continuous care, including treating a patientпїЅs back pain with a heating pad, performing daily dressing changes, and continuing to provide continuous care for patients whose acute symptoms had been treated and stabilized. According to the complaint, in one unfortunate incident, a Vitas nurse allegedly failed to recognize that a patient was suffering from opioid neurotoxicity and continued to administer higher levels of morphine to the patient, which only increased her pain and led to seizures. The complaint goes on to allege that Vitas then billed Medicare for 16 days of crisis care for the patient, whose critical condition was created by Vitas itself. On another occasion, Vitas allegedly offered crisis care to another patient simply because the patient was considering aggressive curative therapy instead of continuing hospice care.

    Inappropriate Admissions

    The second part of the DOJпїЅs complaint focuses on inappropriately admitting patients to hospice when such patients did not meet the Medicare criteria for hospice eligibility. The complaint alleges that VitasпїЅs corporate culture promoted increasing its agenciesпїЅ censuses without regard to whether services were actually necessary. Vitas allegedly paid bonuses to its non-clinical staff based on the number of patients enrolled in the program, and Vitas took adverse employment actions against marketers who failed to meet monthly admission goals. According to the complaint, one former manager told investigators that his bonuses were based on the number of patient admissions and the length of time that he could get a patient to stay on hospice services.

    The DOJ further alleges that VitasпїЅs medical staff reported that they felt pressured by Vitas to admit or readmit patients who were inappropriate for hospice services. The complaint details an alleged incident in which one former Vitas admissions nurse said that if he did not admit a patient whom he found to be ineligible, he would be pressured to reconsider his decision until he finally determined that the patient was eligible. Another Vitas nurse purportedly stated that, at weekly meetings, discharging more than four patients per meeting was frowned upon by business managers, and medical staff were told to stop discharging patients even if patients were not eligible for hospice care. The same nurse also allegedly reported to investigators that Vitas instructed her to falsely write in the medical record that a patient experienced symptoms which he did not actually experience and further instructed her not to write in the medical records that a patientпїЅs health was improving.

    According to the complaint, several Vitas physicians reported being under pressure from management to increase the number of patients admitted to hospice care and were oftenпїЅ overruled when they did not believe that patients were eligible for hospice or when they determined that patients should be discharged because they were not dying. The complaint includes a detailed description of several instances when, according to the DOJ, the medical record clearly did not support the need for hospice care.

    Damages Sought by DOJ

    Based on all of its allegations, the DOJ charges Vitas with knowingly presenting or causing to be presented false or fraudulent claims to Medicare in violation of the False Claims Act and seeks unspecified damages, which would be trebled as required by law. Finally, the DOJ also includes as causes of action payment by mistake and unjust enrichment.

    Lessons for Providers

    The allegations against Vitas are of course just that пїЅ merely allegations. But if proven to be true, some of VitasпїЅs practicesпїЅ are obviously flawed: donпїЅt instruct staff to falsify medical records; donпїЅt provide a higher level of service than is necessary; donпїЅt base discharges on non-clinical reasons. Some of VitasпїЅs alleged business practices, however, are not obviously problematic. From a business standpoint, what more accurate way is there to measure a marketerпїЅs performance than by looking at the number of admissions which she generates? What would be completely benign business practices in any other profession could subject someone to great civil and criminal liability in the healthcare arena.

    Hospice providers are encouraged to use the DOJпїЅs complaint as a learning tool for understanding what types of issues and business practices are likely to attract the attention of investigators (and whistleblowers). Understanding the issues and potentially problematic business practices up front should enable providers to design compliance policies and procedures that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that have befallen Vitas.

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    Are you an inpatient or an outpatient? #hospice #homecare

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    Find out if you’re an inpatient or an outpatient—it affects what you pay

    Your hospital status—whether you’re an inpatient or an outpatient—affects how much you pay for hospital services (like X-rays. drugs. and lab tests ) and may also affect whether Medicare will cover care you get in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) following your hospital stay.

    • You’re an inpatient starting when you’re formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor’s order. The day before you’re discharged is your last inpatient day.
    • You’re an outpatient if you’re getting emergency department services. observation services, outpatient surgery. lab tests, or X-rays, or any other hospital services, and the doctor hasn’t written an order to admit you to a hospital as an inpatient. In these cases, you’re an outpatient even if you spend the night in the hospital.

    Observation services are hospital outpatient services you get while your doctor decides whether to admit you as an inpatient or discharge you. You can get observation services in the emergency department or another area of the hospital.

    The decision for inpatient hospital admission is a complex medical decision based on your doctor’s judgment and your need for medically necessary hospital care. An inpatient admission is generally appropriate when you’re expected to need 2 or more midnights of medically necessary hospital care, but your doctor must order such admission and the hospital must formally admit you in order for you to become an inpatient.

    Here are some common hospital situations and a description of how Medicare will pay. Remember, you pay your deductible. coinsurance. and copayment .

    Inpatient or outpatient

    You’re in the Emergency Department (ED) (also known as the Emergency Room or “ER”) and then you’re formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor’s order.

    Outpatient until you’re formally admitted as an inpatient based on your doctor’s order. Inpatient following such admission.

    Your inpatient hospital stay

    Your doctor services

    You visit the ED and are sent to the intensive care unit (ICU) for close monitoring. Your doctor expects you to be sent home the next morning unless your condition worsens. Your condition resolves and you’re sent home the next day.

    Your doctor services

    You come to the ED with chest pain, and the hospital keeps you for 2 nights. One night is spent in observation and the doctor writes an order for inpatient admission on the second day.

    Outpatient until you’re formally admitted as an inpatient based on your doctor’s order. Inpatient following such admission.

    Your inpatient hospital stay

    Doctor services and hospital outpatient services (for example, ED visit, observation services, lab tests, or EKGs)

    You go to a hospital for outpatient surgery, but they keep you overnight for high blood pressure. Your doctor doesn’t write an order to admit you as an inpatient. You go home the next day.

    Doctor services and hospital outpatient services (for example, surgery, lab tests, or intravenous medicines)

    Your doctor writes an order for you to be admitted as an inpatient, and the hospital later tells you it’s changing your hospital status to outpatient. Your doctor must agree, and the hospital must tell you in writing—while you’re still a hospital patient before you’re discharged—that your hospital status changed.

    Doctor services and hospital outpatient services

    Remember, even if you stay overnight in a regular hospital bed, you might be an outpatient. Ask the doctor or hospital.

    The copayment for a single outpatient hospital service can’t be more than the inpatient hospital deductible. However, your total copayment for all outpatient services may be more than the inpatient hospital deductible.





    4-star hotel Rimini Waldorf: an elegant vacation in the heart of Rimini

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    Excellence at 4 stars

    DEDICATED TO YOUR HOLIDAYS, DEDICATED TO YOUR WORK, DEDICATED TO YOU

    Rely on Waldorf Suite Hotel. 4 star hotel in Rimini in the heart of Marina Centro. Whether it’s a leisure break or a business trip, at the Waldorf there is the exclusivity of a hotel overlooking the sea and the convenience of the central location on Viale Amerigo Vespucci .

    A holiday is worth living in complete serenity, for this we love offering you the best services and an excellent dining experience with the quality of our Astoria restaurant .

    Every moment is the right one to enjoy relaxing moments in the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool with Jacuzzi area, solarium and pool bar. And if you choose one of the sea view suites. you can enjoy exclusively the fascinating view of the Rimini beach .

    Shops, restaurants. exclusive clubs for those who are into spending the warm summer evenings strolling along the promenade. Fitness areas, cycle paths and sports fields for those who like keeping fit. Everything at your doorstep.

    Business travellers will find at the Waldorf Suite Hotel free Wi-Fi, private parking, newspaper in the mornings and environments dedicated to business with four equipped meeting rooms. And to reach Fiera di Rimini or Palacongressi – Convention Centre, just a few metres from our entrance, convenient transportation means are available.





    Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea

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    Springhill Hospice is lauded for restoring an empty pub into a tea room

    Pamela Gray, team leader (left) and Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice

    Springhill Hospice has been praised for its ‘inventive’ work to renovate an empty pub.

    The charity received an award from Hospice UK in recognition of its transformation of The Craven Heifer into Springhill Tea Rooms and Gift Shop at the Craven.

    The Broad Lane site had been derelict for two years, but was taken on by the hospice in early 2014 and revamped into the building to sell cuppas, cakes and other items to raise funds for the charity.

    Now, the venture, which was launched last December, has received the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative Award at the recent Hospice UK Retail Conference.

    Julie Halliwell, chief executive at Springhill Hospice said: “I am delighted that we have won this award. Staff and volunteers have worked so hard to renovate the premises and get the tea room and gift shop up and running.

    They very much deserve recognition for the work they have done. It is increasingly difficult to secure the funds we need to operate the Hospice, and we are constantly looking for innovative income generation schemes.

    “The sale of the pub came at just the right time for us, and gave us an opportunity to house our income services team at the same time as developing the tea room and gift shop. We are very grateful to the public for continuing to support us so well.”

    The tea room has space for 60 customers and serves home made treats such as crumpets, sandwiches, cakes, soup and afternoon tea. An outdoor seating area is being set up for the summer months.

    Sarah-Lee Ford, income services manager at Springhill Hospice added: “Opening the tea rooms has been one of our biggest challenges for the income services team.

    However, it’s also been one of the most rewarding seeing people meeting friends and enjoying a cake and a catch up whilst making money for the hospice.”

    Antonia Bunnin, director of Hospice Support and Development at Hospice UK, added: “In recent years there have been lots of headlines about pub closures and empty premises in our communities.

    “The way that Springhill Hospice has brought this old building back to life, back to the community – all while raising vital funds for hospice care – is a wonderfully impressive and creative initiative that deserves to be recognised.”

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    Hiring Private Duty Home Care Workers: Why Work through an Agency? #hotel

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    One of the greatest long-term needs of older adults and those with chronic illnesses is for in-home, custodial care services. These workers are often referred to as home health aides, certified nursing assistants and custodial care workers. These in-home workers make it possible for people with functional limitations to remain at home in a comfortable, familiar environment. Home health aides (as we will refer to this class of workers) provide a wide range of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, assisting with ambulation or transferring, toileting, feeding and providing medication reminders. In addition, home health aides help with what professionals call, instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), such as shopping, meal preparation, making medical appointments, transportation, laundry and companionship.

    While it is true that most people would prefer to remain in their own homes, there are circumstances in which care in a residential or nursing facility is more appropriate and more cost-effective. For example, the individual who needs round the clock care because of treatments or behavioral issues will find a nursing facility or residential setting likely to be more affordable. The biggest proportion of people who utilize home health aide services are those who need several hours per day of assistance, as opposed to those who need full-time care.

    Due to the cost and the increasing shortage of home health aides, many families seeking to hire in-home staff turn to private individuals rather than working through an agency. While at first glance this seems reasonable, it can also cause numerous problems and create unexpected liabilities for the family, who becomes the employer.

    Tax Issues
    As a private employer, the individual or family is required to pay Social Security, unemployment and payroll taxes. Many home health aides will represent themselves as independent contractors, ostensibly relieving the hiring individual of these tax obligations. However, it is the responsibility of the hiring individual to be sure that the aide truly is an independent contractor and is therefore paying their own taxes. In many instances, the aide will not meet the legal criteria as an independent contractor. If the aide has not met his or her tax obligations, this responsibility falls to the employer. This can be a serious obligation because it may involve interest on back taxes, civil fines and the possibility of criminal penalties. Potential private employers should seek the advice of a labor lawyer to assure appropriate hiring practices with respect to federal tax laws.

    Case Example: Mr. L hired a home health aide for his mother on the basis of a recommendation from a neighbor who also employed this individual. Mrs. L needed help because of a minor stroke that left her unsteady on her feet. Initially, Mrs. L only needed four hours of help per day to assure that she had a bath, that two meals were prepared and that the weekly shopping was completed. Occasionally, the aide also accompanied Mrs. L to some of her many medical appointments.





    An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms #motels #in #queens

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    An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms

    An Overview of the Importance of Hospice Documentation Forms

    Anybody knows that in a hospice setting, it can get pretty busy and hectic. The staff would rather spend more time with their patients than having to worry about the less important tasks such as filling out hospice documentation forms and other kind of administrative tasks.

    What Forms Are Involved at a Hospice?

    There are many kinds of hospice documentation forms such as assessment, admissions, bereavement, care plans, communication forms, computer forms, lab x-ray forms, medication and /treatment flow sheets, discharge and transfer paperwork, nutritional and dietary forms, QA and QI forms, register books, restorative documentation, therapy forms, social service paperwork and physician services. In order to be compliant with federal regulations, a hospice must carry all these forms in the facility at all time. It is important to have the right kind of documentation for each patient so that there is no confusion or mix up.

    Hospice teams need to have pain assessment forms to know what kinds of pain different patients are experiencing and how to treat them. Whenever there is a medical discussion about a patient, it should be documented in the medical record forms.

    A Collaborative Conference Form is a hospice documentation form used to facilitate documentation processes. This form has a problem list that documents various issues and discussions. On anther row of the form, it states different scenarios and ways to deal with the problem.

    Precise Recordkeeping is Key for a Hospice

    Hospices must establish and maintain a clinical record for every patient receiving care and services. All forms must be complete and accurate and readily accessible to facilitate retrieval. They must be systematically organized and include all the services and notes needed on terminal illnesses and life expectancies. Hospice documentation forms must state all daily requirements and regulations for the care of each individual. It is also helpful to have a checklist to assist in identifying the appropriate levels of hospice care needed. Patient aide assignments should be documented on one sheet and a treatment sheet should be handy for quick retrieval.

    The Benefits of HospiceSoft

    HospiceSoft provides an optimal hospice documentation system. It saves everybody valuable time and eliminates duplication of other documents with its standardized hospice documentation form. This system is an effective way to keep everything flowing smoothly and promotes quality care and positive patient outcomes.

    This software has many functions. It can facilitate regulatory compliance, assist with care coordination, demonstrate appropriateness of caring for patients and assist with any kind of risk management.

    HospiceSoft’s management suite is user friendly and has personalized dashboards that can receive notifications on tasks, certifications, overdue forms and much more. The software provides patient forms that reach state specific goals and intervention tracking. It also provides an intuitive way to provide customer satisfaction with its built-in compliance indicators.

    Hospicesoft has customizable hospice documentation forms to meet all requirements. With the visual indicator system, anyone can immediately see when there is a flaw or a missing question. It is important to have accurate assessment forms for self-assessment and risk assessment. Hospicesoft provides the simplest and easiest way to keep track of the function and organization of patient care.