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Blue skies and warm welcomes. Palm trees and mountain ranges. The renowned Arizona Biltmore is only half an hour away from Phoenix airport. Taxis, limousines, shuttles, buses and vans can be arranged to transport you and your group from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the resort. Call our Concierge desk at 602.955.6600 extension 7000 for rates and information, or visit

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Approximate Mileage to Surrounding Cities

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United States. 85016 Tel: 855.689.2878 Fax: 602.954.2571

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Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa – Dubai Marine Hotel #palliative #care

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Welcome to Dubai Marine Beach Resort Spa, the paradise of Luxury Living, Succulent International Cuisine, Modern Business Facilities, Extensive Recreational options and finally the very welcoming and distinguished Aroma Spa for all your health fitness needs.

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

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Durham VA Medical Center

About the Program

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

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

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

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM R)

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

Community Living Center (CLC)

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

Home Health Care (HHC)

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

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  • Home telehealth care


Community Living Center

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

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Toni Cutson, MD, Medical Director

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Jeannette Stein, MD, Medical Director

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Saint Jude Hospice opens new state offices in Platteville and La Crosse

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Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013 — 12:00 AM

MADISON — Saint Jude Hospice now offers loving care for patients and families facing terminal illness from two new locations in Wisconsin: Platteville and La Crosse.

Saint Jude’s mission is to serve all patients, in the comfort of their own home, who are facing terminal illness by bringing healing to those when their hope has changed from cure to comfort.

Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have no wait list and will respond to all requests within two hours.

Services in Wisconsin

Saint Jude Hospice has been in Wisconsin since July of 2010, when it opened its doors in Madison.

Today it provides comprehensive hospice services in the state from five locations: Madison, Baraboo, Delavan, La Crosse, and Platteville, which allows it to serve 26 counties in Wisconsin. It also has offices in Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Saint Jude Hospice goes beyond the standards of hospice medical care by bringing love, comfort, and support to patients and families. It also offers complimentary music and massage therapy, spiritual support, and bereavement care — in addition to medical care, home health and homemaker services, inpatient care, continuous care, respite services, volunteer services, and medication management.

Catholic hospice

CEO Tom Moreland has felt a strong calling to serve people and to also serve the Church, which is what ultimately led him to open a Catholic hospice inspired by Jesus’ words: Love one another, as I have loved you.

Moreland explains, “A caring community devotes more attention, not less, to members facing the most vulnerable times in their lives. Our hospice program helps do this.”

Saint Jude Hospice is endorsed by nine archbishops and bishops across the Midwest. Beyond complying with state and federal regulations, it also follows the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Healthcare Services.

More information can be found at or by calling offices in La Crosse at 608-781-5490 or Platteville at 608-348-2778.

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

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Clinical Liaison-Full-Time (Current RN or Respiratory License Required) As healthcare professionals, we are driven by a shared desire to help others. We are dedicated to achieving better health for our patients by treating each. [more] Job Location: West Chester, PA Date Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:57:10 GMT Company: LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County Registered Nurse – Surgicenter Operating Room Registered Nurse RN. As-needed OR Nurse. Current PA RN license. Operating Room RN experience required. [more] Job Location: Bryn Mawr, PA Date Posted: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 03:24:33 GMT Company: Main Line Health Home Health Aide Responsible for performing Home Health visits throughout a designated service area supported through PCAH – Home Health Services. [more] Job Location: Bala-Cynwyd, PA Date Posted: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:56:13 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Director, Penn Home Infusion Therapy Finally, he/she supports the UPHS in designing and implementing disease management programs including the Home Care components. [more] Job Location: Bala-Cynwyd, PA Date Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:22:15 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Clinical Therapy Scheduler- Penn Care at Home Home care experience preferred. Preferred graduate of an approved LPN school of nursing, LPN. Are you living your life’s work. [more] Job Location: Bala-Cynwyd, PA Date Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:22:19 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Director Finance Home Care In addition, the individual must have a working knowledge of Home Care and Hospice side of financial operations. Are you living your life’s work. [more] Job Location: Bala-Cynwyd, PA Date Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:21:25 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Admissions Nurse – RN – Penn Wissahickon Hospice Prior experience in Hospice and/or Home Care preferred. The Admission RN instructs primary caregiver of immediate care needed to be provided and informs primary. [more] Job Location: Bala-Cynwyd, PA Date Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:32:35 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Registered Nurse – Heart Surgery Team – Operating Room – Day Shift RN. Nurse experience required. Operating Room Registered Nurse. Are you an experienced Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse looking for an exciting career. [more] Job Location: Wynnewood, PA Date Posted: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:41 GMT Company: Main Line Health Clinical Nurse I- Silver 10- Cardiac Surgery w/Telemetry Are you living your life’s work? BSN and a current PA RN licensure, BLS certification and less than one year of professional experience as a nurse is required. [more] Job Location: Philadelphia, PA Date Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:32:35 GMT Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System Clinical Nurse-Jefferson Surgical Center OR (part-time) Experienced OR nurse. As an academic medical center, we are dedicated to excellence in patient care. patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. [more] Job Location: Philadelphia, PA Date Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:33:20 GMT Company: Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals

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

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Hospice and How It Can Help the COPD Patient AND Caregiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Does Hospice Offer?

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

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

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

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

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

How to Learn More About Hospice

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

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

My Personal Hospice Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published On: December 08, 2011

Liberty Hospice Offers Compassion and Comfort #hospice #ireland

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Liberty Hospice Offers Compassion and Comfort

Nicole Curran, Director of Liberty Hospice

A great myth about hospice is that it is a place to go when nothing else can be done in the face of terminal illness. Hospice is not a place; it is a philosophy of care that helps those experience their end of life journey with comfort and dignity.

Entrusted with the care of individuals and families, Liberty understands the importance of offering compassionate care during all stages of aging. To our continuum of care, Liberty Lutheran recently added Liberty Hospice that respects and responds to the unique differences in lifestyle, values and wishes of the patients we serve, their families and caregivers.

“One of the tenets of hospice is the belief and recognition that dying is a normal process, whether or not it results from disease,” says Nicole Curran, Director of Liberty Hospice. “The hospice philosophy is to affirm life and give support to the patient and family so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. It’s also a personal decision between the patient and family.”

Hospice is not only for patients with a cancer diagnosis, hospice serves people with a wide variety of illnesses, including: cardiac, renal and neurological disease; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; ALS and pulmonary disease. The clinical care and support services provided by Liberty Hospice are tailored to meet the unique needs that can accompany a specific diagnosis and are palliative in nature not curative.

The Liberty Hospice multidisciplinary team of professionals is available 24/7. The team includes: a physician, registered nurse case manager, hospice aide, social worker, chaplain, bereavement specialist, and volunteers. The patient and the family are both included in the development of the care plan, which encompasses the physical, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient.

“When I was a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, I witnessed the death of many patients who died without the presence of their family,” says Nicole. “Our Hospice team helps prepare patients and their families for the end of life. It also offers support and presence to ease suffering during this intimate and individual journey, providing dignity and quality of life.”

To learn more about how to discuss the hospice concept with your loved one, or which insurances cover hospice care call our intake counselor at 844-651-5111.

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  • Pillar #1: Creating a Culture of Growth. Understanding the “Invisible Velvet Glove On The Spigot of Growth” Phenomena.
  • Pillar #2: Referral Inquiry to Admission Conversion Rate.
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An Expertise In Working With Hospital Based Hospices

Hospice Advisors has an expertise in working with hospital based hospices to help them both serve more patients within their own health system and the community at large. The founder of Hospice Advisors has 15 years of senior level experience working in health systems which provides a keen understanding to the complexities a health system holds.

“I met Kurt in Moscow back in 2008. I engaged him to help us with our concept designs for a new hospital that was being built in New Riga (suburb of Moscow). His knowledge of health care with a focus on outpatient services was extremely helpful. Through our business relationship, together we opened a Home Health Care Company called First Home Care. When in Moscow, Kurt also worked closely with several hospices in town to strength their service delivery capabilities. Mr. Kazanowski is both an excellent health care professional and business man.”

Alexander Goulko, President CEO
MediCapital One

“Kurt helped Glacier Hills acquire a personal care home health company. After the acquisition he spent time working with us to develop our Marketing and Business Development Plan which helped us grow our billable hours. Kurt has also worked with me to better understand how to use hospice in our senior community to enhance the quality of care and level of services we could offer to our residences. By blending his experience as a nurse with his business development expertise he offers a unique approach and style”

“I have worked with Kurt in two different hospice organizations. His passion, innovation and expert knowledge has helped lead these organizations to grow patient census and bring new business development processes and structure into place. Currently, Kurt is assisting me with the development and marketing of a new Palliative Care Consulting service. I would highly recommend any organization looking for assistance, call Kurt”

Elizabeth Morgan, MD
Palliative Care Consulting

“I have worked with Kurt extensively and have consulted with him regularly over the phone on a number of issues over the last two years. Kurt has been very helpful in assisting my organization with our growth strategies in a number of different areas. Kurt has become a good colleague and friend.”

“Kurt was a perfect match for what we were exploring for our hospital and hospice program. His experience as a hospital executive, coupled with his tenure in hospice and home care, allowed him to quickly position us to have an immediate impact in growing our hospice services. Kurt worked very well with the Executive Director of our home care, hospice and palliative care services and helped her develop and execute growth strategies to allow us to serve more people. Specifically, Kurt has considerable expertise on the use of the General Inpatient Hospice (GIP) level of care and how it can assist hospitals deal better with those higher acuity hospice patients. I would recommend Kurt highly without hesitation!”

“Kurt has functioned as our Director of Business Development and spends three days a month on site and works remotely with our staff weekly. Through the development and execution of marketing strategies, field coaching with our marketing staff and helping us break into C-Suites; we have been able to grow our census by 53% over a period of year. Kurt has become a part of our organization and we appreciate his commitment to our mission and business objectives”

About Hospice Advisors

Hospice Advisors is a specialty, boutique agency that works with hospice, home care and health systems to help them serve more patients, grow market share and develop financial strength. Through developing and executing strategies and actions targeted at serving more patients and growing, we help organizations advance their mission and business related objectives.

“I met Kurt in Moscow back in 2008. I engaged him to help us with our concept designs for a new hospital that was being built in New Riga (suburb of Moscow). His knowledge of health care with a focus on outpatient services was extremely helpful. Through our business relationship, together we opened a Home Health Care Company called First Home Care. When in Moscow, Kurt also worked closely with several hospices in town to strength their service delivery capabilities. Mr. Kazanowski is both an excellent health care professional and business man.”

Alexander Goulko, President CEO
MediCapital One

“Kurt helped Glacier Hills acquire a personal care home health company. After the acquisition he spent time working with us to develop our Marketing and Business Development Plan which helped us grow our billable hours. Kurt has also worked with me to better understand how to use hospice in our senior community to enhance the quality of care and level of services we could offer to our residences. By blending his experience as a nurse with his business development expertise he offers a unique approach and style”

“I have worked with Kurt in two different hospice organizations. His passion, innovation and expert knowledge has helped lead these organizations to grow patient census and bring new business development processes and structure into place. Currently, Kurt is assisting me with the development and marketing of a new Palliative Care Consulting service. I would highly recommend any organization looking for assistance, call Kurt”

Elizabeth Morgan, MD
Palliative Care Consulting

“I have worked with Kurt extensively and have consulted with him regularly over the phone on a number of issues over the last two years. Kurt has been very helpful in assisting my organization with our growth strategies in a number of different areas. Kurt has become a good colleague and friend.”

“Kurt was a perfect match for what we were exploring for our hospital and hospice program. His experience as a hospital executive, coupled with his tenure in hospice and home care, allowed him to quickly position us to have an immediate impact in growing our hospice services. Kurt worked very well with the Executive Director of our home care, hospice and palliative care services and helped her develop and execute growth strategies to allow us to serve more people. Specifically, Kurt has considerable expertise on the use of the General Inpatient Hospice (GIP) level of care and how it can assist hospitals deal better with those higher acuity hospice patients. I would recommend Kurt highly without hesitation!”

“Kurt has functioned as our Director of Business Development and spends three days a month on site and works remotely with our staff weekly. Through the development and execution of marketing strategies, field coaching with our marketing staff and helping us break into C-Suites; we have been able to grow our census by 53% over a period of year. Kurt has become a part of our organization and we appreciate his commitment to our mission and business objectives”

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

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

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

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Hospice Patients Alliance – Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance for Hospice #ardilaun

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The major sources of payment for hospice care are Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, although Medicare certainly provides for the larger segment of the hospice population. Which source of payment covers for your hospice services should have little effect on the type and quality of services you receive.

Any hospice which receives reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid must be licensed and certified by the State agency which surveys and inspects health care agencies. If the hospice is part of a national or regional corporation, the location where the hospice actually provides services determines which State performs these inspections. Most private insurers require the hospices to meet the same requirements as do Medicare and Medicaid, and to provide the same set of services included in the standard “Hospice Benefit.”

There is an additional benefit to having a private insurance company cover your hospice services: you have an insurance company “case manager” who reviews the services needed by the patient and family, and the services being provided by the hospice. Unfortunately, in some instances, some hospices do not provide all the services you are entitled to! In these cases, you need to be assertive and speak with the RN case manager, the hospice’s director or the hospice Medical Director.

If you still experience any difficulty getting the hospice to provide adequate services, do not hesitate to call your insurance company’s “case manager.” They can “go to bat” for you to get you the services you need. If the hospice still refuses toprovide the services you need, consider switching hospices. Hospices will usually “back down” and provide what you need if you let them know that you will switch. Do not be fooled by “threats” that hospice services will be interrupted or that “it’s not possible” to switch at this time.” Nonsense. You always have the right to choose whichever physician you wish and change at any time; you always have the right to switch hospices to get the services you are entitled to! If you do switch physicians or hospices, the hospice must assure a smooth transition and continuity of services throughout the change.

Because the Federal and State governments wish to “get their money’s worth” for the funds they pay out to the hospices, it is important to report any hospices who do not provide the full set of services needed to meet the patient’s needs. Since Medicare and Medicaid pay a hospice on a “per-diem” or daily basis for all the services needed, the hospice is receiving payment on the assumption that it will actually provide those services. When a hospice does not provide services needed and which you are entitled to, that hospice may be involved in “health care fraud.” You can help stop the rampant exploitation of the Medicare and Medicaid systems by unscrupulous administrators. report these violations to the Office of the Inspector General. (See “Links to Report Fraud in Hospice” at Section 10 of this text) .

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Hospice Care Aides Job Description, Career as a Hospice Care Aides, Salary,

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Hospice Care Aides Job Description, Career as a Hospice Care Aides, Salary, Employment – Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

Training/Educational Requirements: High school diploma preferred

Median Salary: $9.34 per hour

Job Prospects: Excellent

Job Description

A hospice care aide helps individuals unable of helping themselves. These aides travel to the patient s home and help them perform activities required for daily life. Hospice care aides are often associated with the elderly or disabled who are unable to take care of themselves, so they perform all required functions specific to the patient.

Most of the time, a hospice aide is the first position an individual may take at the beginning of their career. Alternatively, an individual may seek such a career if they are interested in the nursing field, but do not have the required education or training. Most functions performed are rather fundamental in nature, and do not require much training.

Hospice aides usually work within a hospice environment or travel to the patient s home. They help the individual eat, get up out of bed, or help them with the bathroom or a bedpan. The number of duties involved depends on the nature and the status of the patient, since they are expected to help the patient function as normally as possible. If working within a hospice environment, they work with individual patients to make their final days as comfortable as possible. If working in a home environment, they spend time sitting with or caring for an elderly or disabled patient who requires extra care.

Many times, families of patients in either a home or hospice environment can t commit to 24 hour care, so they hire a hospice aide to help during the times they are absent. Hospice aides travel to the home and work in shifts providing round the clock supervision and care. They aren t usually a registered nurse or hold a license and cannot usually administer medication, so the responsibilities are typically fundamental.

Training/Educational Requirements

There is no educational or training requirement for this position. A hospice aide learns from on-the-job training with a registered nurse or a nurse s aide. They learn the proper way to do things such as help a patient out of bed or assist with a bedpan by observing other nurses and by practicing. Oftentimes the family of the patient has a particular way they want things done, so the best training comes from working directly on the job.

The National Association for Home Care and Hospice ( NAHC ) offers certification for personal and home care aides throughout the country. This certification is not mandatory although individuals may opt to gain it to demonstrate they have met established industry standards. It can be a simple certification and lend way to further development within this role. Those individuals wishing to gain their certification must complete a 75-hour course, observe and document work in up to 17 different skills signed off by a registered nurse. In addition, they must successfully pass a final exam. Although this isn t a requirement, it can certainly lend way to more opportunities for advancement.

There are some high school courses that prepare for this role. At the early stages, an individual can do a co-op job to better prepare themselves for becoming a hospice aide. There are some standalone classes an individual can take in patient care which prepares them for the real thing. Individuals interested in a career as a hospice aide receive basic training from the company they work for before they are sent to a patient s home.

When working in a hospice environment, the facility will provide some training not only in how to care for a patient but also in how to make them comfortable as they prepare for death. There are certain personality traits such as patience and compassion that are required for such a role since most patients are elderly, disabled, or dying.

How to Get Hired

Most individuals wishing to get a job as a hospice aide look for employment with a home health care services company. This is usually the best way to get hired because the patients and their families go to such a company to hire this type of individual. It helps to take training classes or work through a high school co-op to prepare for this role. In turn, this also helps to get hired much faster.

For the hospice aide wishing to get hired into a hospice environment, it helps to apply to the facility directly. Usually these facilities are looking for background and experience since patients who come in here require a certain type of personality. It is also helpful to have experience working with a dying patient.

Although there is no specific educational requirement for this position, experience helps to get hired. It is especially true for families who are hiring someone to come to their home and care for their loved one.

Job Prospects, Employment Outlook, and Career Development

There is expected to be a better than average increase in the hiring of hospice aides. This role is expected to grow as families continue to look for individuals to care for their loved ones in a home or hospice environment. Since this is an entry-level position, the requirements for hiring are much lower. Therefore, it appeals to those who may not have a college education. There is a high potential for growth since people oftentimes don t want to work within an entry-level role.

As more hospice centers become a popular environment, the need for hospice aides will increase. So, too, will the need to keep aging or disabled family members in their home rather than sending them to a nursing home. This means there will be an increased need for individuals in this role, and within the home health care services business.

Working Environment

Depending on the type of facility a hospice aide wishes to work within, the environment may be slightly different. If focused within home health care, the individual will often travel to patient s homes. The assignment may last for a short time or may become a regular job. Individuals in this role care for more than one patient in their home or sometimes travel between a variety of different patient s homes. It all depends on the patients, the workload and the hours required. However, if focused within the home health care niche, hospice aides can expect the working environment to be an actual home. If focused within the hospice niche, it is expected to work within such a facility or institution. These facilities strive to create a cozy environment for their patients so they can be comfortable before they die. This work environment is more like an actual medical facility, but feels cozier.

Salary and Benefits

As of 2006, the average earnings for a hospice aide was about $9.34 an hour. The range averaged anywhere from $7.99 all the way up to $13 per hour depending on the facility. In some instances, a home health care company pays slightly higher depending on the environment and patient s needs. The more experience an individual has, the more they can expect to earn per hour.

Since these are hourly positions, most of the time hospice aides work without any true benefits. Any travel expenses incurred are the individuals responsibility and are often not reimbursed. Instead, a flat hourly rate is given to hospice aides. For those working within a hospice environment, they can expect some benefits if they are hired by the facility directly.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hospice/Palliative Care Support

Whether you are simply trying to relieve someone’s pain during a serious illness or whether you’re trying to provide end-of-life care, it can produce a lot of stress for everyone involved in caregiving.

Right at Home can give you a respite from the daily tasks that seem to build. From light housekeeping to meal preparation, Right at Home caregivers can provide support during trying times.

Skilled Nursing is also available in many areas as allowed by state law for the medical needs of palliative and hospice care.

We started working with Right at Home about a month ago to provide services for my mother who has Alzheimer’s and to provide support to my father (her primary caregiver) six days a week. So far we have had an excellent experience. The caregivers are supportive, caring people and have given my Dad a much deserved break as well as providing knowledgeable care for my Mom. I have also been impressed with the structures and processes put in place to insure that we get consistent, reliable care. Our relationship with Right at Home is still new but we couldn’t be happier.

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Bluebonnet Home Health & Hospice Wellington and Friona, TX

Payton Darrow RN

Payton Darrow joined Bluebonnet Home Health & Hospice as a registered nurse in 2008 and was promoted to administrator of both the Friona and Wellington locations in 2010. She began her career as a charge nurse at Collingsworth General Hospital in Wellington, Texas, after receiving her associate degree of nurse science (RN) from Oklahoma State University. She also has a bachelor of business administration from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Payton was raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico and graduated from Tucumcari High School.

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Director of Patient Care
Penny Phillips RN

Penny Phillips joined Bluebonnet Home Health & Hospice as a registered nurse in 2007 and was promoted to Clinical Manager of Friona Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice in 2014.

She began her career as a charge nurse at Parmer County Community Hospital now knows as Parmer Medical Center, after receiving her associate degree of nurse science (RN) from Clovis Community College. Penny was raised in Bovina, TX and graduated from Bovina High School.

Wesley Nickens, M.D.

Wesley Nickens, M.D. attended both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors with a bachelors degree in clinical laboratory science. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed a residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Family and Community Medicine, Amarillo, Texas. Nickens served one year as the Chief Resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Prior to joining Bluebonnet Home Health & Hospice, he maintained a clinic in Amarillo where he practiced family medicine as well as urgent care and emergency medicine. He also worked for a local hospice agency. Nickens was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle town of Borger. He and his wife, Marisol, have five children.

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Hospice care and palliative care: What – s the difference? #benefits #of

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Hospice care and palliative care: What s the difference?

I’ve talked to hundreds of people about the health care options and decisions they face at the end of life. It’s a challenging time and understandably many have little knowledge, while others have misconceptions, and some have bitter disagreements.

Here’s a basic primer for two common approaches: hospice and palliative care.

Two myths about hospice care are prevalent. First, many people believe hospice is provided in a place like a hospital. While it’s true many hospices have residential facilities, hospice care is usually given at home.

Second, people often believe that with hospice, there is no treatment but pain control. That’s not the case at all. Medical care will continue as before, except that further attempts to cure the major disease will stop. If a person gets a bladder infection, or pneumonia, for example, regular treatment will be available. If the person chooses to not go to a hospital for treatment of something like pneumonia, treatment at home will be offered. And if a breakthrough cure of the primary disease occurs, it will not be denied to the hospice patient.

Often I am the first one to bring up hospice care with the patient or their family. As geriatricians, my colleagues and I see many people with incurable and late stage disease. (It’s important to know that hospice care is available for all ages, though.) For patients and families, electing hospice care means extra help for the family, and occasionally the provision of helpful equipment. We bring up hospice care when we believe the patient or family will benefit from these extra services.

Sometimes it’s a touchy subject. I’ve been angrily yelled at by family who want the patient to keep trying for cure, to keep taking chemotherapy, to try more radiation, to go for more surgery or to some other country for some unproven therapy. We frequently think these family members are either uninformed or in denial. We sometimes wish they could feel their loved one’s nausea, weakness and confusion from hopeless chemotherapy, or their desperate struggle for air in advanced lung disease.

Sometimes the cost of hospice is a concern. Medicare and most insurance companies cover hospice care. Hospice is covered under Medicare Part A. There is no deductible, and copayments are very low. The restriction is that care must be coordinated by the hospice team.

Hospice care is defined fairly clearly by Medicare and other insurers. “Palliative care” seems more ambiguous – there is no standard definition – and is often less understood than hospice care. Palliative care is focused on making patients as comfortable as possible with an emphasis on maximizing the quality of daily life. It is provided in different ways. In our Palliative Care Consult Service, we provide suggestions to the regular treating physician and to the family, usually about pain and other symptoms. Our consult service often includes a social worker and a faith community representative.

Bitter disagreements about end of life care come not only from family members but also from providers. About 15 years ago, when I was with the National Institute on Aging, I had a discussion with an oncologist who represented a professional society. He argued that there should be no limit on chemotherapy, up to the point of death. We discussed a new therapy that would add one month of life expectancy to a geriatric patient. His position was that regardless of the intense side effects it caused, it should be prescribed and encouraged. My position was it should be discussed with the patient, and if it is declined, that decision should be respected. Now years later, that controversy persists, not just among oncologists. Terminal care is also provided by pulmonologists, cardiologists, and generalists, for example, some of whom advocate intensive care to the end, while others respect the patient’s request for limited care.

This basic primer is like a map. “There is North America, and there is Europe.” They are separated by an ocean, yet they have much in common. North America is like hospice, with clear boundaries. Palliative care may be more like Europe, which merges into Asia (which may be like “usual care”). Where one stops and the other begins is mostly a political decision, just like the separation of palliative vs. usual care.

End of life care can be challenging, and the options may seem murky. In order to find their way, patients, family members and physicians might benefit from “GPS” systems, including helpful road side assistance to help them navigate these complex health care decisions. Definitions and primers are just the start of customizing this final journey.

James Cooper is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, George Washington University. He blogs on the Prepared Patient Forum .

I apologize, but I m still a bit confused about the difference. Are the two types of care mutually exclusive? Or would hospices provide palliative care in addition to other services? If the latter, what additional services would a hospice provide?

Or, if palliative care is just focused on alleviating symptoms, is it appropriate for people not facing the end of their lives?

There are differences in the benefits you get with hospice vs palliative care. With hospice, the patient can receive help with home care (shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc.) without a skilled nursing need. With palliative care, that s not available unless there s a skilled nursing need (wound care, dressing changes, osteomy care, PT, OT, etc.) With hospice a physician must certify that in his/her opinion the life expectancy likely won t exceed 6 months (though there can be extensions). So, yes, hospice care does provide palliative care in addition to other services. The hospice approach is holistic and team based (as is palliative care). And home hospice refers to all of these services provided in the patient s home.

Do you think that hospice care has resulted from the futility of certain medical treatments? do you believe that hospice care offers a non- medicalized dying process? Under what conditions would hospice care merge with paliative care? Do you think that the crucial factor would be the state of disease of the patient? What if the person is merely physically disabled?

After almost 40 years as a respiratory therapist it has been my experience and those of many of my coworkers that the vast majority of family members are acting because of their own needs-frequently guilt or money. They think about how they feel, not how the patient feels. Even what the patient has specifically filled out a DNR order their family overrides it and the patient is subjected to days, weeks and sometimes even months of painful procedures that does not prolong life, it only prolongs death. Whoever wrote Americans think death is optional was so right

Leslie, I believe fear is the biggest factor as many people want to do something to help and change the situation or turn the clock back. The hospice team can help to manage the difficulties that families have. While many make decisions that are in line with what they want, we can t fault them for the suffering that they are enduring while witnessing the decline and loss of someone in their lives. The navigating of the dynamics that help the loved ones are the true skills of the hospice team in addition to the relief of suffering through good pain and symptom management.

I agree that people don t want this situation. I also agree that hospice people are wonderful and incredibly strong to do the stressful work that they do every day. I had hospice for my mother. I think that the physicians need to be more proactive in suggesting hospice. I think they need to eliminate the ideas that keeping a patient a full code will change the outcome. I m not saying that it is not difficult. I m saying that frequently it is difficult for the wrong reasons.

Welcome to Our Home Health Care Agencies – Parrish Home Healthcare –

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Welcome to Our Home Health Care Agencies

Parrish Home Healthcare (Parrish) is a network of home health care agencies including Parrish Home Healthcare . Our agencies are owned and operated by two nurses whose family name is Parrish and have over 33 years of expertise in home health care. Parrish knows the value of community home health care and its impact on the overall long-term effects to the patient’s disease management. Parrish is also acutely aware of home health care’s vital contribution in cost containment in relations to the total health care picture.

Parrish strives to maintain the highest level of integrity in the delivery of home health care to your patients. Our standards dictate a thorough needs-analysis will be performed, as well as prompt reports and strict adherence to established care plans. The case manager or referring staff can be assured of prompt response, accurate evaluation, and thorough follow-up consistent with the physician s and family s expectations. Parrish guarantees our patients the highest quality of care, in accordance with the standard of practices developed by Medicare.

Our Services include:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nutritionist
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  • Certified Home Health Aide

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We look forward to serving you with professionalism and integrity.

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Admission and Charges – Dover Park Hospice #culloden #hotel

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Admission and Charges

Once the family or doctor decided that hospice and palliative care is appropriate for the patient, a doctor s referral has to be issued for admission to Dover Park Hospice (DPH).

The following process is for patients admitting from hospitals. For patients admitting from their homes, a similar procedure will be followed.


First, the patient s doctor has to decide that hospice and palliative care is appropriate for the patient; and that the patient does not wish to be at home, or that there are not enough caregivers at home to make home care feasible. The doctor may then make a referral to Dover Park Hospice. Some families prefer to visit the hospice to see the environment before they make any decision.

Preparations Fees

After receiving the hospice referral form from the patient s doctor, and deeming the admission to the hospice appropriate, the hospice will liaise with the hospital regarding when a bed is available and when the patient is fit for transfer. A family member will be notified to accompany the patient during the transfer to help with the registration. Ambulance transfer is usually arranged by the hospital ward nursing staff and paid for by the family.

The ward charge is $275 per day and it covers:

  • Accommodation
  • Medical and nursing care
  • Physiotherapy services
  • Meals
  • Standard medication

Non-standard procedures and items will be charged separately. Patients who wish to apply for subsidy should submit the required documents for means testing within one week of admission. The subsidy for in-patient hospice stay is capped at 90 days (cumulative) per patient, and Medisave may be used up to a maximum amount of $200 per day. The Medisave Authorisation form can be obtained from our office.


On arrival at the Dover Park Hospice, the patient will be settled into his bed and assessed by the hospice ward nurses and admitting doctor. The family will also be interviewed so that a full picture of the medical and social conditions is obtained.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — Many people with advanced dementia aren’t getting much-needed hospice care because the admission criteria is flawed, researchers say.

“Dementia is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and hospice care can benefit patients with dementia. The main hindrance to getting palliative [comfort] care is guidelines that try to guide practitioners to wait until an estimated life expectancy of six months,” said Dr. Susan L. Mitchell, a senior scientist at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, and lead author of a new study.

Such end-of-life predictions are difficult to make with certainty in dementia cases. Instead of using life expectancy as the requirement for admission, hospice care for dementia patients should be offered based on the patient’s and family’s desire for comfort care, suggest Mitchell and colleagues in the study published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association .

Hospice, or palliative, care is most often associated with cancer patients. The goal is to provide comfort and support to patients and their families, instead of life-prolonging treatments.

For people with cancer, the decision to switch to palliative care is more clear-cut. It generally occurs when someone decides to forgo traditional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, that don’t seem to be working anymore, and instead receive comfort care, which includes better pain management and discussions about important end-of-life care decisions.

For people with dementia, the decision process is murkier. Most people with advanced dementia are already in nursing homes, receiving around-the-clock care, but palliative care can provide families with additional support and help families make difficult decisions, such as whether or not to treat infections with antibiotics or to use a feeding tube to deliver nutrition. Palliative care may also provide better pain management and symptom relief, said Mitchell.

To improve the likelihood of dementia patients getting palliative care, Mitchell and her co-authors tried to come up with a better tool to assess their potential life expectancy.

This new method, dubbed the Advanced Dementia Prognostic Tool (ADEPT), includes 12 items, such as body mass index, ability to perform tasks of daily living like self-feeding, bowel incontinence, shortness of breath and oral food intake.

The researchers compared their assessment tool with the standard Medicare hospice eligibility guidelines on 606 residents in 21 nursing homes.

Their tool accurately predicted a life expectancy of fewer than six months 67% of the time, versus 55% for the Medicare guidelines, said Mitchell.

“While ADEPT was better than the Medicare criteria, its predictive ability isn’t perfect,” said Mitchell. “The delivery of palliative care should be guided by a preference of comfort care rather than by life expectancy,” she added.

A 2009 study by Mitchell and her colleagues was the first to label dementia a terminal illness like cancer and other incurable diseases.

Dr. Joseph Shega, an associate professor in the section of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center, said he agrees that the issue of comfort care for dementia patients deserves attention.

“It’s important to recognize that we’re not really good at figuring out how long someone with dementia might live, and I agree with these authors that we should focus more on the goals of care and stop spending resources on trying to figure out how long someone might live,” said Shega.

“Hospice provides more support for nursing home staff, better support for the family, and can help better educate the family on the natural process of dementia so they know what’s going on,” he explained.

Hospice also helps manage symptoms, like discomfort or agitation, Shega added, while making sure that care plans and treatment goals agree with the values and wishes of the patients and their families.

SOURCES: Susan L. Mitchell, M.D. M.P.H. senior scientist, Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston; Joseph Shega, M.D. associate professor, section of geriatrics and palliative medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center; Nov. 3, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association

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Policy and Procedure Manuals

Policies and Procedures In Hard Copy And Word Format

Our home care policies and procedures are state specific and customized by our home care consultants, then professionally designed and printed by one of the nations leading design firms. Other home care consultants print their policies on a standard office printer and do not spend the extra time or money to have their home care policies professionally edited by a third party. We are the only home care consultants who will provide your home care policies and procedures to you in Word format allowing you to make changes to your home care policies when necessary.

Our policies and procedures are written for your specific state and licensure survey. We know each states process, standards, and requirements.

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Our team has been there. We know what it is like to go through the process of starting an agency from scratch, preparing for certification and accreditation, balancing expenses while we build our client base. We have started and currently own home health care, home care, hospice, transportation, DME and GAFC agencies. There is no substitute for first hand experience, and we have it!

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In addition to individual training, video training offers the opportunity to learn at your own pace, and repeat as necessary. We provide nearly 19 hours of video training in over 30 different on-line videos to all of our home care and home health care clients. Our videos are current and have been produced by one of the most well known experts in the industry today.

Do You Complete The Medicaid Waivers Process?

Do You Complete The Medicaid Waivers Process?

Other consulting companies only offer guidance in completing the Medicaid Waivers process. We do it for you! It’s one more way that CHC goes the extra mile to support you as you develop your agency.

What Makes Certified Homecare Consulting Different From Other Home Care Consultants?

We developed our own successful home health care agencies. a non-medical home care agency, hospice agency, transportation, GAFC and DME just to name a few. Our home health care agencies are CHAP Accredited and our Non-Medical Home Care Agency is Private Duty Accredited.

There are other home care consultants who can get you started, but only one who understands what it takes and will get you started the right way!

Compete With Home Care Franchise Companies, Without The Franchise Fees

Most home care consultants do not have real world experience outside of their clinical staff, and this includes the home care consultants you see advertised in Google. They do not understand what it takes to be successful because they have never operated a successful home care agency. In addition to owning various healthcare agencies, all CHC employees have previous experience working in the healthcare industry.

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Company Policies and Procedures Manual #dog #hospice

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Company Policies and Procedures Manuals

Accounting Policies Procedures Manual Template

Accounting Manual

Use an Accounting Manual to protect your business assets. Easily editable internal controls, policies and procedures. Define accounting policies and procedure methods for revenue, cash, purchasing, G A, inventory and assets. Includes over three dozen Accounting procedures for cash, inventory assets, purchasing, revenue, and administration. Also contains an Accounting Policy Manual, a policy for every procedure, and an Embezzlement Prevention guide.

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Finance Policies Procedures Manual Template Solution in MS-Word.

Finance Manual

Use your Finance Policies and Procedures to establish strong financial auditing and control to manage your company s capital. Quickly create a financial management system to manage risk, optimize returns, and establish effective internal controls.

Includes dozens of Finance procedures for administration, financial statements, internal controls, raising capital, and treasury management. Also includes a Finance Policy Manual, a policy for every procedure, and a business management guide.

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IT Policies and Procedures Manual Template MS-Word Solution

Computer IT Policy Manual

Information Technology IT policies and procedures manual to protect and control your IT assets with easily editable word files. Use best practices to manage IT security, technology assets, software projects, and IT management.

Includes procedures for IT administration, IT training and support, IT asset management, IT security disaster recovery, and software development. Plus, an IT Policy Manual, a policy for every procedure, and IT security guide.

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Change any of the text, add your own procedure content, and customize Word document templates to fit your company policies.

Handy starting point No need to start your policies procedures manual from scratch!

Word SOP Templates are pre-formatted with a header block and include Purpose, Scope, Job Description Responsibilities, Revisions, and more.

Breaking new ground for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice (From

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Breaking new ground for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

IN a special appearance in Glasgow, Laura Fraser, the star of hit television series Breaking Bad, encouraged people to put their heart into the Prince Princess of Wales Hospice.

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The Hollywood actress, who grew up in Glasgow, is the newest patron of the hospice and put the first spade in the ground at the site of the state-of-the-art facility to be built at Bellahouston Park.

She also helped to launch the Foundation Appeal, the push to raise the remaining £333,000 of the £1 million needed to lay the groundwork.

“Message hearts have already begun pouring in from all over the city. They will be placed in a large chest and sunk into the foundations under the front door of the new hospice,” she said.

“These messages are incredibly touching and you can clearly see from the sentiments expressed, just how much the hospice means to the people of Glasgow.”

Friends, volunteers, dignitaries and supporters of the existing Carlton Place hospice gathered at the south side park where the new building will go up, due to open its doors in 2018.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said more than 36,000 people had been treated at the hospice since it opened 30 years ago.

“This is an emotional day for many of us,” she added. “We are witnessing the dawn of a new era for the care of the terminally ill.”

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, praised the effort of the fundraising carried out to build the facility. In total it will take £21m to build the hospice on a hilltop site in the park, with £6.5m still to raise.

“The dedicated hospice staff play such an important role, and I would also to recognise the work of the many volunteers, fundraisers and supporters throughout the hospice movement,” he said.

“This new facility will bring world-class hospice care to the people of Glasgow, offering privacy and compassionate care to the people who need it.”

This will be the first hospice in the UK to implement the Sengetun model of care – a Scandinavian model that puts patients and family at the centre of its focus alongside optimal operational efficiency.

It will also provide hotel style comfort with 16 en-suite bedrooms with private terraces, soft seated areas and domestic style, open plan kitchens. The accommodation will allow patients and families the opportunity to eat together. The aim is to provide more space, independence and privacy to allow greater opportunity for normal family activity.

The new hospice’s commitment to the palliative care of young people aged 15 and over will also include specialised accommodation to meet their particular needs. This will include family bedrooms, family lounges, social areas, complementary therapy rooms, spa bathrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sanctuary, sensory room, young people’s lounge and training rooms.

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Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Salary, Hourly Wage, Job Description and More #st #lukes

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Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator is 34437 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was 45809. The lowest salary reported was 27101. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator is 17.12 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was 22.78. The lowest hourly rate recorded was 13.48. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was 250 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was 500 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Georgia $29,479 $35,976
Illinois n/a
Michigan n/a
Missouri n/a
North Carolina n/a
South Carolina n/a
Texas $29,479 $38,660

These are the highest paying cities for a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Chicago, Illinois
San Antonio, Texas
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Amarillo, Texas
Atlanta, Georgia
St. Louis, Missouri

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Hospice Volunteer Coordinator from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was 34437 while in 2007 it was just 31936.27

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Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care #motels #tauranga

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of care and support. It s never too early to call and ask questions.

Call now (503) 648-9565

WE ARE AVAILABLE day or night. Care Partners is on call around-the-clock with palliative care physicians, nurses,
certified nurses aides, social workers and chaplains.
From medications to medical supplies and equipment to bring comfort and manage symptoms, we supply it all.


your team was remarkable

“Overall, your team was remarkable. They helped through a very difficult time. Thank you.”

For over 30 years, Care Partners Hospice & Palliative has provided uniquely personal and exceptionally compassionate care and support to thousands of patients and their families.

Honoring Your Choice and Your Priorities, Care Partners emphasizes quality of life, rather than extending life by any means. We are here to help patients and their families learn how to live life to the fullest and as comfortably as possible.

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Bristol Hospice and Home Healthcare is formed #hospice #providers

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Bristol Hospice and Home Healthcare is formed

VANCOUVER, Wash. Aug. 30, 2012—Prestige Care, Inc. a leader in exceptional senior living and skilled nursing care, announces that it has joined with nationally recognized hospice provider Bristol Hospice, LLC, a subsidiary of Avalon Health Care, Inc. to form Bristol Hospice and Homecare Northwest, LLC which will offer comprehensive home health and hospice care to Portland-area residents and their families. Together they will offer an expanding continuum of care that focuses on a family-centered approach to providing specialized clinical care to hospice and home-care patients by compassionate caregivers and interdisciplinary professionals. The joint venture will operate as Bristol Hospice and Homecare Northwest and will utilize Bristol’s proven care and management model, which is successfully replicated in several regions across the United States.

“At Prestige, it is our privilege and commitment to personally touch the lives of all of those who are members of our family of care communities,” said Prestige Care President and CEO Harold Delamarter. “In Bristol and its parent organization, Avalon, we’ve found care providers whose care philosophy so closely aligns with our core values that together we’ll provide the highest level of compassion, respect and quality care to residents entering life’s final stages.”

Prestige’s care philosophy is rooted in a set of shared core values that deliver on a promise to provide exceptional care, guided by a compassionate heart. Across the company, Prestige team members are guided by the four pillars of the company’s core values: respect, integrity, commitment, and trust, and they strive to personally touch lives every day.

“Our mission to embrace a reverence for life and build a continuum of care that serves the entire community fits seamlessly with Prestige’s values-driven approach to providing quality care,” said Christie Franklin, president of Bristol Hospice and Homecare-Northwest, LLC. “We look forward to growing our relationship in Oregon and beyond in the years to come.”

The first hospice and home-care programs will be based in Oregon’s Clackamas County. The programs will voluntarily seek Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) status—a process which includes access to and adherence with a set of quality and performance standards geared to drive performance above the minimum standard.

Bristol Hospice programs provide hospice services to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and their families and caregivers. An interdisciplinary group of professionals and volunteers develops an individualized plan of care which includes, as appropriate, the following services: nursing, physician, home health aide, counseling, spiritual support, therapy, dietary, counseling, volunteers, durable medical equipment, supplies and bereavement services.

Bristol Homecare programs are focused on the care continuum model. The Homecare Programs are designed to provide the following services: skilled nursing, therapy (speech, physical and occupational), home health aide and medical social worker assistance. “Bristol’s forward-thinking and well-respected approach to home health and hospice care are integral to offering a more complete continuum of care for our residents,” Delamarter said.

The new company will expand Prestige’s ability to provide comprehensive hospice and home health care to residents within its family of Portland-area senior living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing centers. Bristol Hospice and Homecare-Northwest services will also be available to residents outside of the Prestige Care network. Learn more at and

Lifepath Hospice and Palliative – Community Service #end #stage #copd #hospice

#lifepath hospice


Lifepath Hospice and Palliative

This organization has done so very much, for so many people, that it just kind of blows your mind. Anyone that has had the pleasure of working with or receiving services from this compassionate, spiritual institution is truly a better person.
Granted they are usually in our lives during the most difficult, trying and emotional times we may ever experience. Due to their organization, empathy, services provided and just plain well run organization, these trying times can be managed and coped with, with grace, courage and compassion.
If I had all the money in the World I could never repay them for their tireless efforts, preparedness, true concern, professionalism and just being there. I hear people in passing comment on their great experiences with Hospice, but when the life altering event has come to an end, it appears that they forget who sat and talked to them night after night or perhaps it is too painful to want to remember.
I want to go on record as being forever grateful to the staff and volunteers of Hospice. And now I feel it is my time to pay it forward. They are always in need of volunteers, to do any variety of things to help others and their families face and conquer trying and final days with loved ones. Anything and everything that can be done to assist them in continuing to do a service, that is like no other, should be done. Trust me when I say, I hope you never need their services, but if you do, be calmer in knowing you have an agency at your side 24/7 that has the experience, wisdom and resources to help you during this most difficult and confusing time. This organization is 5* all the way and in every aspect of life and death that they address. We are all certainly better off knowing there is a service such as this available, if we should unfortunately have the need for them.
Did you know they do a summer camp for any child of certain ages? They bring in pets to brighten ones day? Daily they call frail individuals who are alone, because the individual is fearful they will pass and won t be found, for a period of time? They honor our veterans with a simple ceremony and pin a flag on them, just to thank them for their service? Did you know 1 in 4 deaths is a Veteran? These are one of the topics we as a society usually don t discuss, but we all face more times than we would ever dream of in reality. it is part of life.
What s a girl to do? Always pay your debts and try to pay them forward.

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Hospice Patients Alliance – Physicians, nurses and other staff patient advocates? #motels

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When any individual seeks health care, he expects that the physicians, nurses, social workers and other professionals will provide the very best of care in accordance with the most modern standards in the health care industry. Whether it is surgery or medical management of a disease, the expectation never changes. Most people trust their physician and the nurses who care for them. They trust their counselors and therapists. Health care professionals are quite often perceived as quite dedicated individuals who do their very best in caring for their patients.

Hospice is no different from any other aspect of the health care industry in terms of the degree of competence and integrity that is expected by the general public. However, hospice patients and their families are less likely to know when they’re being exploited, because it is less likely that they would know about the standards of care for end-of-life care. Even if they do know the standards, hospice patients and their families are less likely to complain, because of their fatigue, the overwhelming intensity of involvement in caring for their loved one (often around the clock), and their intense grief.

Physicians, nurses, social workers, professional counselors and therapists are licensed in each State to provide health care services. Each State has standards of care for all health care professionals, and each professional organization has published its own Code of Ethics and standards of care. Any licensed health care professional has a duty under the law to maintain professional competence, abide by the Code of Ethics, and actually provide care that meets the standards of care. Most health care professionals take pride in being competent at their work, staying up-to-date, and doing the best for their patient. There is a natural bond between health care professionals and their patients. Many will fight for their patients to protect the patients’ interests. That is what patients expect and what they often receive.

However, with the changes in the health care industry, constantly rising costs of providing services, and stiff competition among health care agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices, the business of running a health care agency or hospice has taken over in terms of controlling what directives management gives to its staff. No longer can you safely assume that the agency or hospice will necessarily do what’s right or according to the standard of care. Cutting corners has become commonplace in health care. This places terrible strain on the health care staff, who are pulled in mutually exclusive directions by their different obligations under their license and to their employer.

Health care professionals’ first obligation under the law and their license is to the patient: to abide by the Code of Ethics for their profession, maintain professional competence and actually provide the care that meets the standards of care for their line of work. The second obligation health care professionals may feel heavily weighing on their shoulders is to their employer; if the employer directs the health care professional to violate the standards of care (in order to save the employer money), he or she must choose between pleasing the employer (and keeping a job) and doing what’s right for the patient.

Physicians, nurses, social workers and others routinely confront these conflicting obligations and try to find a compromise between the two that is acceptable to both obligations. However, when the policy of the employer is clearly in violation of the standards, the health care professional must choose between right and wrong. There is no middle ground when health care fraud is directed and intentionally committed at the administrative level.

Hospice is fertile ground for health care fraud. There are many ways of exploiting the patients, families and the reimbursement source, whether Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or the patients and families own money. Federal investigators have struggled with attempting to stop the flood of health care fraud violations occurring. When the U.S. Office of Inspector General started its Fraud Hotline, they were flooded with thousands of calls about health care fraud. Some career criminals have even been quoted as saying that it was easier to make fortunes defrauding Medicare than through the sales of illegal drugs.

If you are receiving care from health care professionals, you can expect that most of them are very dedicated, and honest individuals. That does not mean that fraud might not occur. Some honest individuals do not have the courage to fight the system and simply decide to choose to ignore violations which are occurring, trying to stay uninvolved and just do their jobs. The financial incentive to the agency/health care institution is to commit fraud in order to bolster their bottom line. The financial incentive to the health care professional to keep quiet arises out of their need to keep their paycheck coming to support their family. Challenging one’s employer’s policies is a sure method of becoming very unpopular at work. Management does not look favorably on employees who expose their white-collar crime! Even co-employees may avoid a health care professional who makes a complaint against the employer. they simply don’t want to have their own jobs threatened.

For the hospice patient and families, you can expect that some of the physicians, nurses, social workers or other staff will definitely speak up on your behalf if they think that improper decisions regarding health care occurring. The best thing you can do to help these health care professionals is to listen closely to what they may say to you. Remember their comments if any problem arises, if you are having difficulty getting proper services. By listening to what some of the hospice staff may tell you, you can glean extremely important clues to what you should be receiving, but may not be receiving. or you may learn of problems which you did not even know existed.

Remember, if you don’t know the standards in hospice, how can you know when you’re being exploited? If you determine that any of the services you are receiving are inadequate or improper, your complaint directly made to the hospice management will be much more powerful than any complaint made by an employee. If you have questions about the care being provided, ask one of the staff who you seem to have a stronger, closer relationship, who you trust. If you’re still unsure, you can contact other hospices, health care professionals you may know or call us at the Hospice Patients Alliance.

While all health care professionals are required to be advocates for the patients under their care, the reality is that some health care professionals choose to look the other way and keep quiet, to save their own job. Health care fraud, under-serving patients and outright violations of standards of care does occur. You can help stop it from continuing by listening closely to the staff you meet, by learning as much as you can about the standards of care (that’s one of the reasons for the Hospice Patients Alliance. to help inform you and protect you), read the contracts and literature provided by the hospice, and be willing to ask probing questions of the hospice staff who work with you. Some hospice staff do not know the full meaning of the standards of care and have been misled by their hospice employers. If you have doubts about what you are told, look up the law for yourself in the Section on Federal Laws Governing Hospice: the Uniform Standards of Care. We will be happy to explain the standards to you if you call.

AB Motel – Langkawi – Reviews and Cheap Rates #palliative #care #at

#ab motel


The AB Motel is the perfect budget accomodation for all travellers.

They have a variety of different rooms for different prices and for different needs.

You can pay a little bit extra for a room that is right on the beach, or the cheaper option is to get one right across the road. As its only a 30second walk to the beach from there anyway, its win win!

Prices start from 50MYR per night.

I stayed in an air conditioned room with private shower and two single beds on the non beach side and it cost me 60MYR per night and even had a little enclosed porch area out the front with chairs to sit.

Great for independant travellers as they will leave you alone if need be and its a very easy check in process.

However, if you need any help with anything they are only more than happy to help at reception. They also have computers with the internet and wireless available for a reasonable price! Car rental and bike rental can also be done from reception.

The location of this motel is perfect, right in the heart of Pentai Cenang.

Its no 5 star resort, but for someone whos on a budget but likes the comfort of their own private room/bathroom, this place is excellent!!

If you google it you will find a few sites with contacts for booking. I just walked in off the street and that was fine, but you may have trouble doing that during peak seasons.

Comfortable clean beds!!

60MYR per night. *As at Aug 08

Recently stayed at AB Motel at Family room. Very reasonable price of RM100 per night for family room (2 queen-size beds). Location is perfect..along the beach front where the sea sport center is. Suitable for family with children. Rooms are clean and spacious. Bathroom comes with shower. I will definitely check into AB Motel again.

View of the family room

View from beach front

Beach view from outside the room

Hospice and palliative care certification #hospice #training

#hospice and palliative care certification


Certification for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialists

Today, physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine have several certifications available to them beyond their primary board certification: ABMS, AOA, and HMDCB.

Since 2008, member boards of ABMS and AOA have certified physicians in the specialty-level practice of hospice and palliative medicine. There are 6,952 ABMS/AOA CAQ physicians in hospice and palliative medicine.

In 2012, AAHPM recommended the creation of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) to administer a certification that is complimentary to ABMS and AOA certification but specific to the practice of hospice medicine. The HMDCB examination assesses additional expertise in the unique competencies to perform the role of a hospice medical director, such as regulatory, administrative, legal, ethical competencies, and clinical skills appropriate for hospice patients.


AAHPM is committed to providing information and support for

Information for HMDCB’s recertification will be available when it is developed. A number of educational opportunities and resources are offered for both for preparation and continuing education.

History of Certification

Certification is widely considered the gold standard of expertise in medicine because of its unique physician-directed approach for assessing qualifications. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements, board certification demonstrates a physician’s expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

Although certification is sought and earned by physicians on a voluntary basis, it is recognized by government, healthcare systems, insurers, and patients themselves as an essential tool to judge that a physician has the knowledge, experience, and skills for providing quality health care within a given specialty or subspecialty.


AAHPM has supported certification by its members since 1996. The creation of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) provided an independent organization charged with certifying physicians practicing hospice and palliative medicine.

In October 2006, ABHPM offered its last certification exam in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and phased out recertification and support of existing certifications when the field was officially recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in 2006 and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2007. AAHPM maintains the ABHPM certification database and provides verification (upon request) for diplomates through 2017.

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Springhill Home Health – Hospice in Mobile, AL – Home Care Agency

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Springhill Home Health Hospice

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Mobile, Alabama (AL).

Springhill Home Health Hospice is a for-profit home care agency based at 1725 Springhill Avenue in Mobile, AL. The agency services an area over 1,900 square miles in size with over 490,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1986. A total of 10,407 Medicare visits were made to 235 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $961,012 for these services.

Springhill Home Health Hospice offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, have improvement in bladder control, get better at bathing, get better at taking their medicines correctly, be short of breath less often, have to be admitted to the hospital less often, and need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Physical Therapy Services

Indicates whether the agency offers physical therapy services. Services may be provided by nurses, therapists, social workers or home health aides. Typical sessions are one hour in length and are on a one to one basis between the patient and the care giver. A mobile clinic or portable treatment equipment may be used.

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

139 (97.89%) Offer this Service

8,535 (97.11%) Offer this Service

Medical Social Services

Indicates whether the agency offers medical social services. This service helps each patient cope with social, psychological, and medical issues arising from an illness or injury. Care givers often act as a mediator between the patient, family, medical personnel, and community.

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

117 (82.39%) Offer this Service

7,155 (81.41%) Offer this Service

Home Health Aide Services

Indicates whether the agency offers home health aide services. Aides provide housekeeping, personal care, and dietary services. Typically, records are kept of the services provided and the patient’s condition.

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

6 (100.00%) Offer this Service

142 (100.00%) Offer this Service

Better at Walking or Moving Around

The percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around. This measure identifies patients’ ability to safely ambulate or propel themselves in a wheelchair over a variety of different surfaces. [5] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

Better at Getting In and Out of Bed

The percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed. The measure identifies patients’ ability to safely transfer themselves in a variety of different situations. For a bedfast patient, the ability to turn and position themselves in bed is evaluated. For a patient who is not confined to a bed, the measure identifies the ability to get in and out of bed, to get on and off a toilet, and to move into and out of a bath tub or shower. [6] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

I am the friend of Ana Alvarez and one of her main caregivers. If were not for the generous support and help given to me by Poki (Denise) during the last few weeks Ana couldn’t have stayed home and been with her kids and husband when she left us. You have a wonderful employee in Poki and we lover her dearly.

Member: Anonymous Date: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:44 AM MST


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cancer pain and maagement

my spouse had lung cancer it was small cell and had spread she took 20chemo treatments 5 radiation to brain she was in pain she received pain medication I as care taker at home gave her her medication after she could not receive any more treatments they suggested hospice we really did not know how bad she was times my spouse would say I don’t need my meds she suffered a painfull death because we where not properly educated on what was happening to her body if fell the nurse that came did her best at saying u need to take this or that but not the real truth of what was happing to her body it was so hard we did not make the decision for hospice only way to have that was dnr who knew that that was the right thing to do we did not this must be fixed maybe everyone is not the same make it clear help help

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  1. Home health care: percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around
  2. Home health care: percentage of patients who get better at bathing
  3. Home health care: percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly (by mouth)
  4. Home health care: percentage of patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care
  5. Home health care: percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around
  6. Home health care: percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed
  7. Home health care: percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital
  8. Home health care: percentage of patients with improvement in urinary incontinence
  9. Home health care: percentage of patients with improvement in status of surgical wounds

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Mobile at a Glance

Mobile has a total population of 198,915, of which 52,771 are children under the age of 18 and 27,273 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.3.

Total Population: 198,915 Median Age: 34.3 Males: 93,015 (46.8%) Female: 105,900 (53.2%) Children (0-17): 52,771 (26.5%) Adults (18-64): 118,871 (59.8%) Seniors (65+): 27,273 (13.7%) Age Breakdown: Married: 76,131 (38.3%) Divorced: 17,752 (8.9%) Marriage Breakdown: Hispanic Ethnicity: 2,828 (1.42%) White: 100,251 (50.40%) African American: 92,068 (46.29%) Asian: 3,022 (1.52%) Pacific Islander: 52 (0.03%) Indian: 487 (0.24%) Other: 1,046 (0.53%) Two or More: 1,989 (1.00%) Racial Breakdown:


The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities: 0.39 (Per Capita) Dialysis Centers: 7 Doctors: 1,305 Home Agencies: 6 Hospitals: 5 Nursing Homes: 15 Medical Suppliers: 126 Rehab Centers: 9


The median family income is $39,752 while the median household income is $31,445. Roughly 20.54% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income: $39,752 Household Income: $31,445 In Poverty: 20.54%

Life Choice Hospice Business Review in Birmingham, AL – Central and South

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Business Review

BBB Accreditation

Life Choice Hospice is not BBB Accredited.

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Reason for Rating

Factors that lowered Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

  • Failure to respond to one complaint filed against business.

Factors that raised Life Choice Hospice’s rating include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.

Customer Complaints Summary

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years 0 closed in last 12 months

Advertising Review

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BBB file opened: 12/04/2013


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Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Association #hotels #in #rome

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2016 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Miller serves as the Executive Director of San Francisco’s Zen Hospice Project since 2011, a unique residential home and educational organization for end-of-life care. Along with his staff and volunteer caregivers, BJ has been providing individuals and their loved ones the comfort, connection, and healing that are much needed but often overlooked or unsupported by the healthcare.

Ms. Spears specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork and enhancing inter-office communications. The innovative content in her “What Exceptional Leaders Know” workshop is taken directly from the best-selling book, and has been adapted successfully for diverse audiences.

Wednesday and Thursday
October 19-20, 2016
9:00am – 4:45pm

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777 West Cherokee Street,
Catoosa, OK

Early Bird Full Registration
OHPCA Members $280
Non-Members $320

Early Bird One Day Conference
OHPCA Members $140
Non-members $170


Registration and Payment Deadline is October 17, 2016
No refunds after October 17, 2016!

History of Cransley, in Kettering and Northamptonshire #cheap #b&b

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In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cransley like this:

CRANSLEY. a parish in Kettering district, Northampton; near the Bedford and Leicester railway, 3 miles SW of Kettering. It includes the hamlet of Little Cransley; and has a post office under Wellingborough. Acres, 2, 510. Real property, 3, 934. Pop. 350. Houses, 76. The property is subdivided. Cransley House is the seat of J.Rose, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, 78.* Patron, W. S. Rose, Esq. The church has a tower and spire, and is good. There is an endowed school with 26 a year.

A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Cransley has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Kettering. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics. which includes both administrative units covering Cransley and units named after it.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cransley, in Kettering and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time .

Date accessed: 08th September 2016

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time. and maybe some references to other places called “Cransley”.

To buy historical maps of Cransley, click here!

Michigan Home Care and Hospice Association #starlite #motel

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Michigan HomeCare And Hospice Association

Established in 1981, the Michigan HomeCare Hospice Association (formerly Michigan Home Care) is the state trade association for providers of home care. The Association provides a unified voice for all segments of home care and promotes high standards of patient care. The Association advocates for the role of home care services within the total health care system.

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  • Welcome to the new website of the Michigan Association for HomeCare & Hospice!

Michigan Association for HomeCare & Hospice
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 349-8089 Fax: (517) 349-8090

Content Copyright © 2013-2016. Michigan Association for HomeCare & Hospice.

Midwest Palliative – Hospice Care Center Careers and Employment #hospice #physician #salary

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About Midwest Palliative Hospice Care Center

Premier provider of Palliative medicine and supportive care.

You have the opportunity to be part of a historic partnership between three of the area’s most respected community-based, nonprofit palliative and end-of-life care providers ─ Horizon Hospice Palliative Care, JourneyCare and Midwest Palliative Hospice CareCenter.

These mission‐based more. organizations are joining together to form the premier palliative and end‐of‐life care provider in the region. Collectively, we offer more than 100 years of expertise in caring for the seriously ill in our communities, and each of our mission‐based organizations has deep roots and a strong reputation in the communities we serve. Moving forward together means we will be able to diversify and expand our services, and provide compassionate, mission‐based care to even more patients and families. Integrating these unique strengths allows us to leverage our combined infrastructure and expertise, while at the same time supporting patients, families and clinicians who rely on this expertise.

• 5 state-of-the-art inpatient hospice centers located in Barrington, Woodstock, Arlington Heights, Glenview and Chicago.
• 40 acute-care hospital affiliations and numerous post-acute partnerships
• Palliative Medicine Supportive Care for over 1,200 patients and families
• Hospice Care for 1,200 patients and families
• The largest pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Illinois, serving more than 200 children and their families
• Our program includes partnerships with some of Chicago s top medical centers and healthcare systems, and we also train fellows in palliative medicine. less


Midwest Palliative Hospice Care Center

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Work/Life Balance 4.5 Compensation/Benefits 4.3 Job Security/Advancement 3.8 Management 3.3 Culture 4.3

Featured Review

CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant, Glenview, IL – August 31, 2016

I really enjoyed working here, i was on call/ as needed basis but the few times I got called in my time would go by fast. We were constantly busy and the patients were lovely to work for. Getting them comfortable was our goal.

Vitas Concert Reviews from the USA and Canada #motels #in #phoenix #az

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Vitas 2011 USA and Canada Concert Reviews

Vitas voice live. there is no comparison. His voice is so clear and so strong, his tone so perfect. sounds cd quality. but better, because he is actually in front of you singing and dancing. It was better than I could have ever dreamed! Sometimes I still can t believe it. In person up close you would think his glow, his mystique would diminish, as it becomes clearer he is actually human. But he remained as divine as ever. I could not have asked for a better night. ) Thank you Vitas and Mr. Pudovkin! Amy

His voice was amazing! So mesmerizing, and he gave so many mischievous smiles the whole time. I loved every minute of it. His band rocked as usual. I was beside myself that night! My voice is hoarse, hands stinging from clapping excessively but its definitely worth it. Afiffa

Vitas was sooo amazing as expected, and he really sings so beautifully that it is just as good or better than his cd s. He did pull the mic away to prove he was live and it was so cool to hear him sing without the mic, because we were so close up. He is so fun and flirty with the audience. Diva, the band also were so very good between costume changes, that Alexander G. can really rock out! I think, even though it was a very small auditorium that we were able to make him feel our LOVE, lots of clapping and screaming. And it looked to be sold out, all seats filled! Yay!It was great! I hope Vitas and his band were surprised by our enthusiasm,lol. So they should come back every year. Pam

Vitas you are an angel! You sing as an angel and you act as one I fell so blessed. My mom, my friends and I had a great time last night. Thank you Vitas and please come back to Miami soon. but last night the theater was packed so next time you would need Miami Arena to contain all your fans here. Emma

It was incredible. Thank you, thank you VITAS and the band and whole crew. It was wonderful, so glad we got to see him so close. He is so talented, I was so moved during The Star I couldn t hold back my tears! I am so happy. Caitlin

Never before have I been so touched by an artist like Vitas, His voice touched the very center of my soul. It one thing to watch him on the internet, but to see and hear him in person, I know there could be no other to compare to this master of music and voice, he truly has been sent from above.And Diva what an amazing performance they gave us WOW!Thanks to all for bringing our angel to the USA.I have never met a more awesome bunch of artist. I will be there next year. Wanda

t Today s concert was great. love him so much Bravo. Bravo. Sharon

Great concert. hope he will be back to Vancouver again. powerful voice. ) Wanley

The chicago concert was sooo fun i had a blast. Jessica

The concert was amazing. Vitas is sooooooo fantastic. Holly

A n absolutely stunning performer. awesome concert! Come back to LA every day 🙂 Reem

The Vitas concert in Richmond, BC was great. He got so many standing ovations. Jozephina

I was fortunate enough to attend 4 concerts. It could have been 40 and I would never tire of it. The music was great, Vitas voice amazing. So clear and strong that it is hard to believe it is humanly possible – But indeed it is. – We sat close enough to hear his voice clearly with no microphone. He is truly the Diamond Voice of the world. Add to that his incredible charm and engaging performance and it makes for the best concert ever. I will fly high on the positive emotions from it for weeks. maybe months. Diane

I am hooked on Vitas and DIVA. Vitas runs in my veins, DIVA is my heart beat. Vitas music is the air that I breathe and I cannot get enough.
My trip to Chicago was fun, I sat in the middle front and yelled and clapped as loud as I could. A sore throat and sore hands were the least of my worries. It is incredible how such a strong voice in so many octaves can come out of one person. Vitas is definitely one of God s greatest creations! I pray there is a 2012 Concert series here in the USA, so I can get my Vitas/DIVA fix. Thank you to Sergey and Dmitry for putting the Sleepless Night series together, for allowing us two or three hours time with your Russian Superstars! It was unforgettable, unregrettable and definitely the best night of my life! Spacibo. Also a big thank you to those who helped make my night special, you know who you are. Jean

. It was time for the concert to start and I held my breath, this was it! The curtains opened and there stood Vitas larger than life and I screamed and clapped, the exhilaration I felt was almost overwhelming. As I watched him on stage, I was mesmerized by his presence. He was every bit as genuine as I had imagined and the most wonderful performer. He was entertaining and he knew how to take command of his audience and keep them enrapt(ured). During one of Vitas costume changes, the band played Phantom of the Opera , oh my goodness I fell in love with Alexander. He was fabulous. The whole band was great but Alexander got out in front and kicked butt! I love Phantom of the Opera, and so this was an added indulgence for me. To explain what I felt is difficult but I know those who have been to his concerts know what I mean. I felt a huge range of emotions, I think gratitude was one of the major emotions. Debi

This is the FIRST EVER concert that Vitas has performed in Vancouver, Canada at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond, BC on February 03, 2011. Vitas sang in different languages: Italian (Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, La Donna Mobile, Ave Maria), Chinese (The Tibetan Plateau) and, of course, Russian where the singer is from. The concert is a brand new production named Sleepless Nights and Vitas is being branded as an ‘Artist Who You Have Been Waiting For.’

The high octave operatic style of music has that unique Vitas showmanship coupled with a genuine desire to please the audience which made him such an international star who has sold more than 100 million CDs worldwide. In his official Russian web site, Vitas is known as an author/composer/actor.

His North American tour include 7 cities in both the U.S. and Canada. 01/28 in New York, 01/29 in Toronto, 01/30 in Chicago, 02/01 in Miami, Feb 03 in Vancouver, 02/04 in LA and 02/05 in San Francisco. The concert ‘Sleepless Nights’ is a medley of Italian, Chinese and Russian songs.

Vitas s voice is gorgeous live at LA! What you hear in videos is what you hear in concert even better. I am amazed. J iayuan

С благодарностью из Чикаго.
30 января 2011 – выступление Витаса в Чикаго было просто потрясающее.
Какой голос, какое великолепие, сплошное очарование и море, нет океан :-)захватывающих дух эмоций.
Спасибо Витасу за его необыкновенный талант.
Спасибо ДИВЕ – рябята были на высоте(как всегда).
Спасибо Сергею Николаевичу Пудовкину и всей команде Витаса!
Спасибо – спасибо – спасибо за этот неповторимый подарок в Чикаго под названием \ БЕССОННАЯ НОЧЬ\ !
Ждём возвращения с новыми программами.

Withgratitudefrom Chicago!

January 30, 2011 – Vitas performance in Chicago was just amazing! What a voice, a splendor, sheer beauty and the sea, no – the ocean 🙂 of the thrilling emotions!
Thanks to Vitas for his extraordinary talent!
Thanks to DIVA – the guys were on top (as always)!
Thanks to Sergey Nikolayevich Pudovkin and entire team of Vitas!
Thank you – thank you – thank you for this gift unique gift in Chicago under the name \ Sleepless Night !
Can not wait till you be back with the new programs!

He was absolutely amazing. Jennifer

My daughter and I saw Vitas in Chicago. The clarity and beauty of his voice truly surpassed any recordings, so much so that it all seemed a little sureal. The evening went way too quickly, but I feel lucky to be able to experience it over and over again via the internet! Jeannine

Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children – s Hospice #hotels

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Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice

Join the Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice community

Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to the adults and children of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and much needed support for their families. Our services are available free of charge, however the Hospice only received limited government funding and therefore approximately 4m needs to be raised each year from the community. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children s Hospice Registered charity number 511009

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iLiv to Trek – National 3 Peaks Challenge

I m cycling Lands End to John O Groats in 9 days for Robert Kearsley because we all want to support this fantastic facility.

I m We are holding lots of different events! for Danielle Taylor because

Mark Merrick has raised 4,855.00 so far

I m cycling from Lands End to John O Groats for Mark Merrick because they do amazing work with very sick kids.

Jo Lyon has raised 4,450.00 so far

I m not running a marathon, or in fact any distance, for Jo Lyon because my mum always said it was bad for your joints.

Hospice palliative and end of life care #roosevelt #hotel

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Hospice, Palliative and End-of-life Care

What is hospice care?

Hospice care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness is no longer curable. It helps them to live as fully as possible to the end. It seeks to relieve the physical symptoms of illness while equally addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care also provides support to families and those who are important to the patient, and extends its reach into bereavement.

Hospice care can be provided in various care settings, such as a hospice, people s homes, a hospital or a nursing home.

What is palliative care?

The terms hospice care and palliative care are sometimes used interchangeably. Palliative care is the term generally used by those working in the health service.

Palliative Medicine is a recognised medical specialty in Ireland. A doctor specialising in this area is known as a Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine or Palliative Care Consultant. Specially trained nurses working in hospices or as part of a specialist palliative care team in a hospital or in the community are Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in Palliative Care.

Click here for the World Health Organisation s definition of palliative care.

What is end-of-life care?

Understanding of the term ‘end-of-life care’ is not universal. In the Irish Hospice Foundation we use this term to refer to all aspects of the care provided to a person with a life-limiting illness, from the time of diagnosis through the last months of life, up to and including the final hours. We consider end of life to be a continuum rather than a point of time.

For more detailed information on these and other terms as used by the Irish Hospice Foundation, see Definitions.

Directions – Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center – New Jersey

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95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 – Telephone: 973-322-4800

SBHPCC is located in the Saint Barnabas Corporate Building, opposite the Saint Barnabas Medical Center emergency room. We are conveniently accessible from either South Orange Avenue or Northfield Avenue. The guard will direct you straight past the desk to our offices.

From Garden State Parkway(North and South).

Take Exit 145 – The Oranges-Route 280 West.

From 280 West, take Exit 6A – Laurel Avenue.

From the exit, continue straight on Laurel Avenue (which eventually becomes Shrewsbury Drive, then East Cedar).

SBHPCC is 3.3 miles from Exit 6A, and will be on your left.

From New Jersey Turnpike(North and South).

Take Exit 15W to Route 280 West.

Take Exit 6A – Laurel Avenue, and follow the directions above.

Alternately, individuals may wish to exit at Route 78 West, then follow directions below.

From Route 287(North and South).

Exit at Route 10.

Follow east to Livingston traffic circle and follow blue and white hospital signs to the Saint Barnabas Medical Center. SBHPCC is opposite the Medical Center.

From Route 80 East .

Exit at Route 280 East.

Take Exit 6A – Laurel Avenue, and follow the directions above.

Take Exit 47 for Route 24 West.

Take Exit 7 and continue to JFK Parkway, following signs to Livingston.

Turn right at the light onto South Orange Avenue.

Turn left at second traffic light onto Old Short Hills Road.

SBHPCC will be on your right at the next traffic light.

Exit near the Short Hills Mall onto Route 24 West.

Take Exit 7C to JFK Parkway, following signs to Livingston.

Turn right at the light onto South Orange Avenue.

Turn left at second traffic light onto Old Short Hills Road.

SBHPCC will be on your right at the next traffic light.

Facilities and Services – Holy Redeemer Health Systems #hotels #in #goa

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Facilities and Services Holy Redeemer Health Systems

Facilities and Services

  • Holy Redeemer Hospital. an acute care facility with 242 beds and 500 physicians, provides comprehensive services including cardiovascular, cancer, and maternity care.
  • Holy Redeemer Ambulatory Surgery. a 46,000 square foot facility offering same-day and outpatient surgery, as well as pre-surgical and general testing and women’s diagnostic services.
  • Holy Redeemer HealthCare at Bensalem. a new medical campus focusing on the whole patient, with physician offices, diagnostic testing, and patient education.
  • Holy Redeemer HealthCare at Cardone. which provides family health and wellness services to the employees and families of Philadelphia’s largest manufacturing company.
  • Holy Redeemer Women’s HealthCare at Southampton. the first of its kind in the area, combines state-of-the-art medical care, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease. The facility also includes a full complement of wellness programs, such as spa services and fitness programs designed especially for the cancer patient.
  • Holy Redeemer Health Fitness Center. helping people of all ages reach their fitness goals with a medically supervised approach and access to a professional staff of exercise physiologists, certified aerobics instructors, and registered nurses. The facility includes the Sports Medicine Center to help people get back in the game, no matter where they are in life.
  • Holy Redeemer Counseling Center. which includes certified and licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.

Holy Redeemer LifeCare features independent living, personal care, and long-term care options in its five diverse communities:

  • Holy Redeemer Lafayette. with independent, personal care, and short-and long-term care options available on the 10-acre campus in scenic Pennypack Park.
  • Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor. located close to Holy Redeemer Hospital and physician offices, serves 298 residents with personal care, long-term care, and a dementia unit.
  • Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor, which is located in Yardley, offers private rooms and suites with private baths, featuring personal, skilled, and long-term care.
  • The Villages at Pine Valley. a 55+ active adult community with apartment and condominium homes and a clubhouse with a fitness center and indoor pool.
  • Holy Redeemer Village. which is located across from Holy Redeemer Hospital, is a low-income, HUD-subsidized independent living community for people age 62+ who meet HUD income requirements.

Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice brings compassionate clinical care from nurses and therapists to homebound patients, in coordination with physicians.

  • We are the largest nonprofit provider of home health and hospice services in the state of New Jersey, offering a continuum of services throughout 12 New Jersey counties, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, and Union. We also provide care to patients and their families in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Our HomeCare model allows patients to recover or age in their own homes, which is a more independent and cost-effective approach that helps to improve quality of life and reduces hospital readmissions.
  • Holy Redeemer Hospice helps patients and families facing life-limiting illness to maintain quality of life, peace, and dignity at the end of life, while remaining in comfortable in familiar surroundings, supported by family and friends.

Drueding Center offers residential, education, community, and life services for once-homeless families.

  • The first Philadelphia program to provide both transitional housing and comprehensive support services to women and their children, Drueding Center currently serves more than 470 families.

Mr. Laign is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Holy Redeemer Health System (HRHS) in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
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Hospice Care and Palliative Care servicing the Inland Empire #motels #cheap

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For inquiries, call us now:

Restoring Comfort, Dignity

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We Serve the Areas of:

  • Alhambra
  • Altadena
  • Arcadia
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Cerritos
  • City of Industry
  • Commerce
  • Culver City
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • Eagle Rock
  • East Los Angeles
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • Glendale
  • Huntington Park
  • Irwindale
  • La Crescenta
  • La Puente
  • Lakewood
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • North Hollywood
  • Pasadena
  • Pico Rivera
  • Rosemead
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • South El Monte
  • South Pasadena
  • Torrence
  • West Hollywood
  • West Los Angeles
  • Whittier
  • San Bernardino List of Cities
  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Barstow
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Colton
  • Crestline
  • Fontana
  • Grand Terrace
  • Hesperia
  • Highland
  • Loma Linda
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Montclair
  • Ontario
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Redlands
  • Rialto
  • San Bernardino
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Upland
  • Victorville
  • Yucaipa
  • Banning
  • Beaumont
  • Calimesa
  • Canyon Lake
  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Corona
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Eastvale
  • Hemet
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • Jurupa Valley
  • Lake Elsinore
  • La Quinta
  • Menifee
  • Moreno Valley
  • Murrieta
  • Norco
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Perris
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Riverside
  • San Jacinto
  • Temecula
  • Wildomar
  • Anaheim
  • Brea
  • Buena Park
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • La Habra
  • Orange
  • Placentia
  • Santa Ana
  • Stanton
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park
  • Westminster
  • Yorba Linda
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    Welcome to Arbor Vitae Hospice Care, Inc.

    Our Mission Statement

    Arbor Vitae Hospice Care, Inc. is guided by a tradition of personal, clinical and technological excellence. We believe that serving patients in the community setting is the most important activity of the organization.
    We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and respect for each person.

    Non Discrimination Policy

    Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their implementing regulations Arbor Vitae Hospice Care, Inc. does not discriminate in the provision of services and employment because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual preferences, national origin, disability, and age.

    Pain Management and Symptom Control – The Connecticut Hospice Inc #santa #cruz

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    Pain Management and Symptom Control

    The spirit of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is to encourage quality of existence for patients and families. Because of this abiding philosophy, pain and symptom control lie at the very heart of the Hospice program of care. Medical and pharmacological therapies control a range of debilities that, if untreated, sap a patient’s strength, will, and even human dignity.

    Professional expertise and an individualized care plan make possible a control of pain rarely achieved in other health care settings. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of the hospice physician, nurse, and pharmacist. The physician, nurse, and pharmacist are important team members in evaluating pain and treating it pharmacologically. Artists, social workers, clergy, nurses, and professional and lay volunteers work with psychological and spiritual pain. As a team, they review the patient’s status daily. In addition, consultants in several fields of health care complement the efforts of the medical and nursing staffs.

    Prior to admitting a patient to the Hospice program, the Hospice physician confers with the family’s physician. They retain open lines of communication. In the home care program, the family’s physician acts as the primary physician. The role of the Hospice physician varies from case to case. In the inpatient unit the Hospice physician assumes the primary physician role. In both programs, medical direction is available twenty-four hours a day.

    The care plan must be creative, innovative, and flexible to respond to the constantly changing challenges of irreversible illness. Some symptoms can be relieved by simple measures such as repositioning, massage, relaxation techniques, and distraction through arts and other activities. Yet medications are often crucial in alleviating physical discomfort.

    In treating the patient, the Hospice physician and pharmacist are guided by repeated assessments, with adjustments in medications, and times of administration so that the patient will be as comfortable as possible.

    An important principle in The Connecticut Hospice approach is that drug doses are carefully adjusted to each patient’s physical make-up. This assures pain relief without loss of alertness. The Connecticut Hospice goal is to control symptoms while maintaining optimum functioning.

    At Hospice, the patient’s needs dictate the medication level. Medications are administered on a regular schedule, to eliminate not only pain, but also the fear of pain. Ease of administering is a key consideration also. Patients ar

    When a medication is not available commercially in the exact dosage needed, the Connecticut Hospice pharmacist is able to meet individual needs. An active participant in patient care, the pharmacist attends morning rounds and weekly team meetings, serving as a source for current drug information and a consultant for changing drug regiments. Both the Hospice pharmacist and physician strive to educate others on the goals and parameters of hospice caregiving. Advances in symptom control present diversified and constant challenges. As Hospice physicians and pharmacists discharge their demanding duties, they are in the forefront of palliative care. Hospice remains identified by its excellence of symptom management and support. e spared injections whenever possible to make their lives more comfortable. Over 90 percent of the medications at Hospice are taken orally. Because of this, it is often possible for patients to be cared for at home.

    Deutsche Bank – Ceiling and mural painting @ Assisi Hospice #hospice #service

    #assisi hospice


    September 2013 │ Singapore

    On September 14, 2013, 16 Deutsche Bank Singapore volunteers visited Assisi Hospice to paint a beautiful mural on some of the walls and the entrance ceiling, with the objective of bringing additional life to its premises, and cheering the medical team and their patients. Planning took place a week before, and two trips to the hospice were required to complete the drawing of the trees on the pillars at the entrance of the Hospice. Two subsequent shopping missions were made to gather the necessary equipment.

    On the actual day, the sunny and breezy weather could not be more perfect for painting. Rainbow, colourful flowers, cheerful butterflies and welcoming trees were added to some walls and the pillars of the entrance. A few hidden artistic talents emerged among the team. None of the Deutsche Bank ‘Passion’ T-shirts that the volunteers wore were spared from paint graffiti, not to mention the occasional patches on faces and limbs.

    After five hours of hard work, the volunteers and hospice staff were really pleased with the outcome, especially with the entrance ceiling that now exhibits clustering clouds dispersing gently to unveil a clear blue sky. The volunteers were pleased that they were able to help and make a difference.

    Assisi Hospice is an outreach service of Mount Alvernia Hospital established in 1969, founded on love and a firm belief that end-of-life care is not futile. It provides the much-needed compassionate, personalised and quality Palliative Care to adults and children with life limiting illnesses through Inpatient, Home and Day Care services. At the end of one’s life, most desire only the simple pleasures of life – the company of loved ones, open spaces and nature to uplift spirits, to soothe and to comfort.


    Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Private Insurance – Skirball Hospice #pallative #care

    #medicare hospice coverage


    Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Private Insurance

    Hospice care is a fully covered benefit under Medicare Part A and the Medi-Cal program in California. Most insurance companies also provide coverage for hospice care subject to individual policy deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket limitations.

    When a patient is considering hospice care, the insurance coverage of the patient will be reviewed and discussed with family members to be sure they understand the financial benefits provided to the patient by their current insurance carrier. If there are any questions, they will be resolved prior to the start of care.

    For an individual eligible and enrolled in Medicare or Medi-Cal, there is no out-of-pocket cost to select the hospice benefit. The hospice benefit includes full payment for all staff services, supplies, medical equipment, and medications, provided they are directly related to the hospice primary diagnosis.

    To qualify for hospice care, two physicians, generally the patient’s attending physician and the hospice physician, evaluate the patient to determine if the individual has a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease process follows a normal course.

    Because it is impossible to know the progression of a disease with accuracy, patients may receive the hospice benefit for longer than six months provided they continue to meet the Medicare or insurance company eligibility criteria. After six months, patients are periodically assessed by hospice physicians for continued coverage.

    When an individual elects the hospice benefit for a specific disease diagnosis, they are opting out of traditional Medicare coverage and opting into the special Medicare hospice benefit. By doing this, they agree to pursue comfort and palliative measures only and not seek aggressive or curative therapy for that disease. Should other diseases develop, unrelated to the hospice diagnosis, those may be treated and covered under the traditional Medicare program.

    When all requirements are met, the following services will be covered by your health plan:

    • Physician services
    • Nursing care
    • Home health aide
    • Medical social services
    • Bereavement counseling
    • Spiritual counseling
    • Dietary counseling
    • Volunteer services
    • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
    • Medical equipment, services, and supplies
    • Medications for pain and comfort related to the terminal illness and approved by Skirball Hospice
    • Short-term inpatient care for pain and symptom control
    • Diagnostic studies
    • Short-term continuous care for focused symptom relief
    • Respite for up to 5 days to provide relief for caregivers

    The following services are not covered:

    • Treatment for the terminal illness which is not for palliative symptom management and is not within the hospice plan of care
    • Care provided by another hospice or home health agency
    • Private caregivers/sitter services
    • Dietary supplements unless directly related to terminal illness
    • Services not authorized by Skirball Hospice
    • Ambulance transportation not included in the plan of care
    • Supplies not related to terminal illness
    • Chemotherapy drugs or other drugs deemed aggressive in nature
    • Medications not related to the terminal illness
    • Visit to the emergency department or inpatient hospitalization without prior authorization from Skirball Hospice
    • Diagnostic studies or any treatments not authorized by Skirball Hospice

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    American Hospice – Embracing Hospice of Georgia offering Hospice Care and Inpatient

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

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

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

    Please call us at (404) 659-0110 to speak with one of our caring healthcare professionals about hospice. Learn if hospice is right for you, your loved one, or your patient. Also, feel free to browse our web site for additional information about our hospice, our locations, virtual tours of our facilities, and other useful information.

    The Role of Psychology in End-of-Life Decisions and Quality of Care #palliative

    #end of life issues


    The Role of Psychology in End-of-Life Decisions and Quality of Care

    Psychologists can contribute to end-of-life care before illness strikes, after illness is diagnosed and treatments begin, during advanced illness and the dying process, and after the death of the patient, with bereaved survivors.


    Medical doctors, nurses, social workers, and the clergy have traditionally been the main players in helping care for people near death, but psychologists are increasingly using their expertise to help people have a so-called “good death” or perhaps the more accurate “least worst death.” End-of-life – defined as the period when health care providers would not be surprised if death occurred within about six months – is a time when psychologists can treat depression and anxiety associated with pending death, offer grief counseling, help people understand confusing medical terms, and help provide compassionate care for the dying and their loved ones.

    Several factors are shaping the expanding role of psychological practice in end-of-life care, according to psychologist William E. Haley, PhD of the University of South Florida. Psychologists are already trained and involved in the mental health treatment of major chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, AIDS, dementia and chronic pain. Psychological intervention with these people includes psychotherapy for depression and anxiety, stress and pain management, relaxation training and family and group psychotherapy. Also, a broad-based movement to improve the final moments of life has led to research identifying major failures in hospital care of the seriously ill. This research finds that many patients are dying following prolonged hospitalization or intensive care in which their final days involve unrelieved pain and their preferences concerning life-sustaining treatments are not fully discussed, documented or followed. These findings have led to the rapid expansion of the end-of-life field, allowing for expanding contributions of psychologists.

    Dr. Haley and other members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ad-Hoc Committee on End-of-Life Issues, identify four time periods when psychologists can contribute to end-of-life care:

    Before illness strikes;

    After illness is diagnosed and treatments begin;

    During advanced illness and the dying process; and

    After the death of the patient, with bereaved survivors.

    As psychologist Phillip M. Kleespies, PhD, notes in his 2004 book, Life and Death Decisions: Psychological and Ethical Considerations in End-of-life Care, it is difficult to think of a more intensely emotional and psychological time than when a patient is facing his or her decline and eventual death. “Working with professionals from other health fields, psychologists have much to offer dying patients, their families, and those who bear the burden of caregiving,” according to Dr. Kleespies.

    The role of psychologists in helping people with HIV and AIDS offers a powerful example of how psychological interventions can make a difference in coping with and adapting to loss and advanced illness across time, from prevention (see Understanding How People Change Is First Step in Changing Unhealthy Behavior ) to helping people who have contracted the life-threatening disease (see APA Office on AIDS-HOPE Program).


    The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans should expect palliative care, which combines active and compassionate therapies to comfort and support people and their families nearing the end of life. Psychologists can make significant contributions to improve the quality of end-of-life care and decision-making.

    Practical Application

    Psychologists are increasingly taking a more active role in end-of-life issues. The American Psychological Association identifies the following four main roles that psychologists play in this area:

    Clinical Roles – Psychologists treat clinical depression if and when it arises in end-of-life matters, as well as other mental health problems associated with pending death. Psychologists also help caregivers and family members with facilitating emotional expression and how to effectively be good listeners for people who are dying. Properly trained psychologists also work effectively with issues of mourning and loss, traumatic stress, and serve as advocates for good medical care. The participation of psychologists in hospital ethics committees, palliative care, and other multidisciplinary teams is equally important.

    Education and Training Roles – Psychologists are teaching people to understand loss, grief, and mourning and to understand the differences between normal sadness and clinical depression at the end of life. They are also providing information about advance care planning and decisions (including “living wills”) and teach coping mechanisms. In 2004, APA received a grant from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research program to develop an Internet-based program for educating psychologists and other mental health providers about helping those near the end-of-life and their loved ones. APA is working with a small business in Seattle to develop the program. Psychologists, such as Dale Larson, PhD, of Santa Clara University, were also major players in the Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America community education project which reached millions of Americans through newspaper articles and website.

    Research Roles – Psychologists have played key roles in conducting research on major issues relevant to the end-of-life such as death anxiety; decision making at the end-of-life; family caregiving; psychological aspects of pain and symptom management; and grief and bereavement. For example, psychological research has increasingly demonstrated that most individuals who experience bereavement are more resilient than was conventionally thought to be the case. This research has demonstrated that individuals who do not experience intense grief symptoms after a loss are not at high risk for subsequent pathological grief reactions.

    Policy Roles – There are numerous opportunities and the federal, state and local levels for psychologists to advance the quality of care at the end of life. Many times dying people and their families are not fully aware of various end-of-life care options or not fully apprised of the probable benefits and burdens of these various options. Psychologists can work with other health care professions in advocating for the development of policies to ensure that people know what types of interventions and services are available to them. Other policy issues that psychologists can address include advocating for systemic changes in legal and organizational obstacles to quality care, advocate for ongoing discussion of death and dying issues in the media, the community, and in professional meetings to overcome society’s reluctance to address these issues that many consider a taboo subject, and to advocate for more equitable end-of-life care for people with disabilities.

    Cited Research

    Brown, R. Freeman, W. Brown, R. Belar, C. Hersch, L. Hornyak, L. et al. (2002). The role of psychology in health care delivery. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 536-545.

    Haley, W. Larson, D. Kasl-Godley, J. Neimeyer, R. Kwilosz, D. (2003). Roles for Psychologists in End-of-Life Care: Emerging Models of Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 626-633.

    Kleespies, P. (2004). Life and death decisions: Psychological and ethical considerations in end-of-life care. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    End-of-Life Issues and Care: The Role of Psychology in End-of-Life Decisions and Quality of Care Issues

    American Psychological Association, May 3, 2005

    Home Care Jobs and Vacancies #6 #motel

    #home care jobs


    Home care jobs

    Home care jobs offer an opportunity to work with people in their own homes. It’s about taking care and treatment to people, in situations familiar to them and the surroundings that they feel most comfortable in.

    Home care jobs are, arguably, the key link between healthcare and social care. This is because they enable clients to become independent: to recover, rehabilitate, heal, interact… to cope and lead as normal a life as possible given their social or health issues.

    The relevant point here is that jobs in home care are about providing clients and patients with a degree of support while, at the same time, enabling them to remain independent.

    Why is there so much emphasis on home care?

    Educated estimates of the cost to the NHS to fund long-term elderly care were put at £4.23bn in late 2010. The UK has a growing elderly population. During the first decade of the 21st Century the UK’s health care service saw a huge increase in the number of hospital admissions for those aged over 60. Combine that with the restraints on hospital funding between 2010-2015 and you can see why there’s been such a huge emphasis on the importance of delivering home care in the UK (according to The Times, October 29th 2010, over 75s hospital stays increased by over 60% between 2000-2010). Fulfilling elderly care needs with enough qualified or trained staff will become one of the UK’s biggest recruitment challenges.

    It’s inevitable then that we will see an increase in the number of home care jobs; it’s a trend that is guaranteed to continue. And not just elderly care jobs either. Analysts and healthcare experts feel the NHS will fail if hospital stays are not reduced by increasing focus, funds and energy on social care, whether it is for the elderly or the young, those with learning disabilities or mental health needs. The push for more home care was no doubt one of the drivers behind social care (as an industry) being bundled through the 2010 spending review cuts with relative impunity. It’s felt that the UK Government is hoping to save over £2.5bn by increasing and improving home care.

    So, it is believed, much can be achieved through good home health care: effective clinical treatment, nutritional advice, therapeutic care, rehabilitation… the list goes on. Good home care, organised well, allows resources to be lifted from the responsibility of hospitals, and reducing hospital admissions numbers.