Are there any motels with cheap weekly rates in Orange County? #what

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Timothy Horton. Many people have cell phones with wifi connection capability

Thank you for asking me the question but since I live in the Orange county area, actually Corona, I typically do not need a motel to lodge in. My suggestion is just get online and search for weekly rates but don t rule out Rooms for rent . You might someone that is in need of money and even a few hundred dollars would be helpful to them. However, if you do find a room versus a hotel or motel, your privacy and the security of personal items would be a concern.

I do travel a little and normally to Sacramento. I am also on a tight budget and since I an a male, not a small one lol, I have less fear of staying in a one star facility than a woman probably would. and I don t blame them a bit. But I have also stayed at nicer places and had some security and safety issues.

Typically in OC, the lessor rates are still $200.00 plus a week and taxes and weird charges. So, if you find a place that has weekly specials, make sure to verify, confirm, lock down the total costs. The little nickel and dime extra fees can add up in a hurry. I do remember seeing some motel weekly room specials adjacent to the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa, I believe was less than $200.00 per week. There are a few inexpensive motels in Costa Mesa, just be a little extra careful in that area.

One more possibility. I don t know if you are a person of faith in a specific denomination, but another consideration would be a kind hearted same denominational person willing to put you up for your visit. Don t be shy! I am a Seventh Day Adventist and I would have no problem finding the closest Adventist Church, in the area I would be staying in, and contacting the Church to see if they have a bulletin board with room listings or the pastor might even know of someone that could benefit by your stay.

When I travel, business of pleasure, as long as the room is clean, the plumbing works and the bed is not a concrete slab I am good with it. Of course. gotta have WiFi.





Which Hospice companies are Good to work for? #the #entrance #motel

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Which Hospice companies are Good to work for?

Maybe it’s already been mentioned but it might be good to look at nonprofit hospice companies. They tend to be less focused on money and have more services for the patient/family.

That’s not always the case, though. Where I live, the not for profit hospice is more concerned with their public image than pt. care. I work for a for profit hospice and our administration is very concerned with pt. care. heartbeat

I don’t know that I totally agree with the profit vs non-profit and that is why I did not mention it in my last post. For-profit companies will tell you that the only difference between them and NFP companies is that the NFP companies do not have to pay taxes into the community. We have 7 competing hospices in the area that I am no more impressed by the NFP agencies than the FP’s. There is an older, national NFP here in the area and I interviewed with them at one time–wages were 80% of the market average here in the area and the benefits were horrible(the excuse was they were a NFP and couldn’t afford to pay anymore)–this company is also known for working their nursing staff into the ground (they are leaving in droves right now) and not accepting the expensive patients . They also have an inpatient unit that several in the community feel is misused to substitute for continuous care and our company has taken several of their patients that have wanted to stay at home for end of life care as they were informed that their patients are typically transferred to their inpatient center to die). As I have said, there are good and bad FP ‘s and NFP’s. If I would suggest anything to look at, it would be wheter a company is locally owned or nationally owned. Nationally owned companies are paying an entire staff at the top of the chain and the money has to come form somewhere (sometimes shows up in higher nursing caseloads or poor patient suppiles). Not that all of them are bad–some locally owned companies are started by people with intentions other than patient care. The important thing is to ask the right questions and take your time selecting the right company. I would continue to insist that your best resources are speaking with current and previous employees of the company you are considering working for. I say this because once you are trained and in a position, it becomes harder to leave if you find out the company misrepresented itself as most of this that are in this profession struggle with knowing that when we leave, there will be even less people to care for the patients.

I work for a nonprofit, part of a larger religious nonprofit. The downside is that being under senior services-which is traditionally low paid, I think we are way underpaid. Hospice should be advanced home health and pay for the years of general nursing experience you come with.

But the plus is that the focus is on compassionate care, for the most part. We would not turn down a patient with financial needs, we have resources to help those in dire need of basic comforts. Our nurses are not pushed to meet financial goals. Now, they are overworked because we are too short staffed, too short staffed because we are not paid well enough to attract the experience we need, but there are measures being taken to address those things. At least I feel that there is interest in improving our org and fundamentally many good people. We are currently changing leadership and I am hoping that they hire an outsider with strong leadership skills to both corral some of the internal management issues and better advocate for us.

Also, our org has huge hiring bonuses that can always be shared, so if looking in the NW, contact me!:wink2:

Yes Yes Yes. People, there is a nursing shortage! Good help is hard to find. Believe me when I tell you that life is too short to be working in a position or job that you don’t enjoy. If you are true of heart and want to consider hospice nursing a profession, take the time to investigate the company and the position–don’t be afraid to ask questions–you have the right to get up every day to go into a postion that is rewarding (not that some days won’t be difficult) and just as much right to be able to balance home and work and to go to bed at the end of the day with a clear conscience.

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I will be graduating as an RN in May 2010. I have thought of being in Hospice for years. I am training as a hospice volunteer right now.
I will be 50 when I graduate.
Florida is looking real good with the price of home heating fuel in New England. Does anyone have information on Tidewell Hospice and Palliative care in the Sarasota area? Anywhere in Florida would be interesting. not knowing much about the state except that it is warmer than here!

Is it possible for a new RN to get into hospice without hospital training? Would oncology by a suitable specialty to start with? I think I would enjoy home care eventually. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!





Hospice Marketing – Are You Tapping The Target Who Can Dramatically Grow

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Hospice Marketing Are You Tapping The Target Who Can Dramatically Grow Your Census?

When it comes to hospice marketing. Most hospices focus almost exclusively on marketing to medical providers. Makes sense right? After all they have the power to refer. But doing so ignores a powerful demographic. One that has the need, the ability, the drive and the opportunity to refer to your hospice. She is the in home gatekeeper and she should be a key focus for your hospice.

We know the struggles with consumers thinking all hospices are the same; we know the struggles of ‘the list’ given to patients by case managers. But I can tell you from 20 years of ROI studies of our hospice gatekeeper direct strategies consumers have power and they will motivate their physician to refer and they will demand the hospice partner of their choice. To the point of dramatic census growth, averaging 60 percent with our partners.

We have several case studie s but here is one that is a great example of the power of targeting the in home gatekeeper. We partnered with a hospice that had only three provider liaisons working out of three locations at the time. They decided to expand their service area throughout the entire state. Expansion came without the power of acquisition, meaning no relationships, no existing patients. And no additional provider liaisons. Since relationships with physicians and other medical providers take a while to build, we took our story directly to the in home gatekeeper. We created an intense gatekeeper direct strategy involving social media, web, traditional marketing, advertising and recreating conversations we knew would resonate deeply with her. We used specific strategies to lower her psychological purchase price of hospice care and to build a connect between her and our hospice partner. Their census grew 300% taking them from three locations to 35 and positioning them as the largest hospice provider in their state.

We continue to see significantly more individuals benefiting from hospice when a sound gatekeeper direct focus works in tandem with building supportive and educational relationships with providers. So for most hospices what seems to be missing in their efforts to connect to this powerful referral source?

Though many hospices’ messaging begins to speak to the gatekeeper (Web, Facebook, brochures, advertising), they often are focused more on listing services, explaining what she doesn’t know about hospice, debunking hospice myths, or talking about their hospice and sharing testimonials. Rather than connecting to this powerful decision maker in real and profound ways that resonate with her. This takes understanding this gatekeeper better than they understand themselves. We’ve spent two decades gathering intensive data on what will drive her action to choose a certain hospice. If your hospice wants to care for more individuals and be able to provide the full benefit of hospice sooner, then look to the in home gatekeeper; she can be your hospice’s best friend.

Consider re-inventing your conversations with her. Truly examine how you are communicating with her. Then build strategies and messages based on intensive research that tell your hospice’s story like it has never been told before, in a way she will find hard to ignore. Then give these messages the power to be heard.

Anoroc hospice marketing is the leading expert on the in home hospice gatekeeper. Anoroc can review your hospice marketing communications strategies to help ensure your messaging is on target.





What are palliative care and end of life care? #motel #santa #barbara

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What are palliative care and end of life care?

What is palliative care?

If you’ve been told you may not get better, you might also have heard about palliative care. Palliative care is for people living with a terminal illness where a cure is no longer possible. It’s also for people who have a complex illness and need their symptoms controlled. Although these people usually have an advanced, progressive condition, this isn’t always the case.

Palliative care aims to treat or manage pain and other physical symptoms. It will also help with any psychological, social or spiritual needs. Palliative care includes caring for people who are nearing the end of life. This is called end of life care.

The goal of palliative care is to help you and everyone affected by your illness to achieve the best quality of life. You might receive palliative care alongside particular treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • improves quality of life
  • provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
  • supports life and regards dying as a normal process
  • doesn’t quicken or postpone death
  • combines psychological and spiritual aspects of care
  • offers a support system to help people live as actively as possible until death
  • offers a support system to help the family cope during a person’s illness and in bereavement
  • uses a team approach to address the needs of the person who is ill and their families
  • also applies to the earlier stages of illness, alongside other therapies that are aimed at prolonging life

More information on how we can help you or a loved one living with a terminal illness .

What is end of life care?

End of life care is an important part of palliative care for people who are nearing the end of life. End of life care is for people who are considered to be in the last year of life, but this timeframe can be difficult to predict.

End of life care aims to help people live as well as possible and to die with dignity. It also refers to care during this time and can include additional support, such as help with legal matters. End of life care continues for as long as you need it.

Who provides palliative care?

The professionals who provide palliative care fall into two main groups:

1. General care

Those who provide day-to-day care to people with advanced illness and their family and friends, such as your GP, community nurses or Marie Curie Nurses.

2. Specialist care

Experts in palliative care, such as consultants in palliative medicine or clinical nurse specialists.

You’re likely to need both general and specialist care as your needs change. Palliative care can be provided in different places including in your home, in hospital, at a care home or a hospice .

General care

Providing general palliative care is part of many health and social care professionals’ jobs. You might see these people regularly as part of your care:

  • your GP
  • community nurses
  • social workers
  • care workers
  • spiritual care professionals

These professionals should be able to assess your care needs, and those of your family and friends. They should meet those needs where possible and know when to seek specialist advice. The aim of general palliative care is to provide:

  • information for you and your family or friends, and signposting to other services
  • accurate and all-round assessment of your needs
  • coordination of care teams in and out of hours
  • basic levels of symptom control
  • psychological, social, spiritual and practical support
  • good communication with you, your family or friends and the professionals supporting you

Specialist care

Specialist palliative care services manage more complex patient care problems that cannot be dealt with by generalist services. Palliative care specialists usually work in teams to provide joined-up care and you might see one or more specialists when you’re referred. Specialist teams include:

  • doctors and nurses
  • counsellors
  • specialist allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and social workers

Specialist palliative care services may be provided by the NHS (local health and social care trust in Northern Ireland), local councils and voluntary organisations. These could include inpatient and outpatient facilities and bereavement support services.

Common myths about palliative care

Palliative care is often misunderstood and some people believe things about it that aren’t true.

MYTH: If I need palliative care it means I’ll have to go to a hospice
You can receive palliative care in a range of settings including in your home, in hospital, in a care home or a hospice.

MYTH: If I have palliative care it means my doctors have given up and I’ll no longer receive active treatment for my illness
You can receive palliative care alongside active treatments for your illness, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

MYTH: If I have palliative care I’ll no longer be seen by other specialists who know about my particular illness
You can receive palliative care support alongside care from the specialists who have been treating your particular illness.

MYTH: Palliative care is just about treating pain and other physical symptoms
Palliative care aims to provide a holistic approach to give you the best quality of life possible. This means caring for all your physical, emotional, psychological, social and other needs.

MYTH: Only people who are ill can benefit from palliative care
Palliative care teams are very aware that caring for someone with an advanced illness can have a big impact on family members and friends. Palliative care teams do what they can to help people cope.

I want for nothing at this hospice. The staff give me all the medication I need and plenty of emotional support. They shower me because I get too breathless to do it myself. And they re always throwing tea and biscuits at me not literally, mind! Sylvia, person with a terminal illness

External websites

Carers UK – support and resources for carers

NHS Inform – palliative care zone

NHS Scotland – palliative care guidelines





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SAP vs. Oracle: Which ERP implementation is right for you?

Many CIOs looking to implement new ERP software will, no doubt, end up considering the industry’s two biggest behemoths: SAP and Oracle. While both vendors are clear market share leaders and have very well-established product lines, the strengths, weaknesses, risks and product roadmaps of these two vendors couldn’t be more different.

According to Panorama Consulting’s most recent Clash of the Titans report — which summarizes quantitative results from hundreds of ERP implementations across the globe — implementing the SAP ERP system. as compared with implementing the Oracle ERP system. produces very different results for companies. For example, while the average Oracle customer spends less money on their implementation, the average SAP customer is able to deliver an implementation timeline that is closer to what was expected. This is just one of many examples we found when analyzing the results of the study.

Given that there are so many tradeoffs and variables to consider, we thought it would be helpful to narrow the differences between the two products to five key areas: ERP implementation risk, implementation cost and duration, scalability. software functionality and customization, and cloud adoption. These areas underscore some of the biggest differences between the two products and their future directions.

ERP implementation risk

Every executive is concerned about the risk of their ERP implementation, which is why they are constantly craving methods and tools to help mitigate the risk of ERP failure. Data from the Clash of the Titans report confirmed that these are, indeed, rational concerns, with more SAP customers claiming their implementations were failures than Oracle’s customers. Further, more SAP customers experienced some sort of material operational disruption at the time of go-live, such as not being able to ship products or close the books.

While the research suggests that implementing SAP ERP carries a higher risk implementation profile than implementing Oracle ERP, every ERP customer experiences an elevated degree of risk. This is why these two vendors have done a particularly good job of developing risk management mechanisms to address these concerns. For example, SAP’s All-in-One product features best practices and preconfigurations for a number of different industry verticals, with the intent of reducing risk and accelerating implementations. Speaking of acceleration, Oracle has developed similar tools, with its line of implementation accelerators and its User Productivity Kit, both of which were designed to make testing, training and other key implementation processes more efficient and effective.

Implementation cost and duration

When considered as a percentage of a company’s annual revenue (or budget, for public sector organizations), SAP is the higher cost option. The average SAP customer spends 4% of its annual revenue on its total cost of ownership, while the average Oracle customer spends 1.7%. This could be attributed to the breadth of functionality — and, therefore, higher cost — associated with SAP’s software. It could also be an indication of large organizations botching their product implementations (think: Waste Management, The Hershey Company, Marin County and other high-profile failures of recent years).

However, cost is just part of the ERP implementation equation; CIOs and project teams are also concerned with implementation duration, which is where SAP excels. While the average Oracle customer takes 22.5 months to implement the ERP software, the average SAP customer is able to do so in 4 months less. Again, this is where SAP’s preconfigurations and Oracle’s accelerators come in handy; in addition to mitigating risk, as discussed above, they also help accelerate the implementation time frame.

ERP system scalability

Most midmarket and larger organizations are concerned about the scalability of their ERP systems. After all, they are typically looking to their enterprise software to provide the operational backbone to help grow and scale their companies, often after years of fragmented and inconsistent business processes and systems.

When it comes to ERP system scalability for SAP vs. Oracle, the two are fairly even, albeit for different reasons. In other words, it is safe to say that the world’s largest organizations are able to scale their companies with either product, simply because most Fortune 500 organizations are already using products from either or both.

However, the degree of scalability for your particular organization depends on your needs. While Oracle has largely created more of a best-of-breed option with its various products — such as E-Business Suite, Fusion, JD Edwards, Siebel and Hyperion — SAP has largely developed its products from the ground up, creating more of a consistent and single system feel.

Organizations looking for scalability through consistency and standardization may find SAP more scalable, while those operating from a more decentralized model based on flexibility may be better suited for Oracle’s suite of products.

Software functionality and customization

At the end of the day, the technological backbone of your chosen ERP system — whether SAP or Oracle — doesn’t really matter. Instead of a specific technology, enterprise buyers are investing in functionality and improvements to their business operations.

When comparing SAP and Oracle software through this lens, it is clear that both vendors are committed to enhancing functionality. According to the Clash of the Titans report. SAP customers generally realize more of their expected functionality and business benefits than Oracle’s customers. On the flip side, Oracle’s customers realize a faster payback than SAP users.

Similarly, the dreaded C word of ERP — customization — is on every CIO’s mind. As much as they may not want to think about it, ease of customization is a real need for organizations wanting to ensure a good fit between their ERP system and their operational needs. In the case of SAP and Oracle, customers of both vendors customize their software products quite a bit, which isn’t, in and of itself, a bad thing. As mentioned above, Oracle’s best-of-breed solutions provide options for project teams not wanting to customize their software, while SAP also offers customization and integration tools to make its software more flexible for its enterprise customers.

Cloud adoption

For many, gone are the days of big, robust, internal IT infrastructures hosting ERP software and other enterprise software applications. Instead, a growing number of organizations are migrating their products to the cloud — whether that be through pure software as a service, or through traditional, single instance landscapes hosted by a third-party provider.

When comparing SAP and Oracle in this area, Oracle has the slight upper hand, with more of its customers leveraging cloud options. and more of its cloud-based customers realizing more measurable business benefits than SAP’s. SAP’s Business One, once considered its most viable cloud-based offering for smaller businesses, is rumored to be on the chopping block, which may cause the company to lose further ground in this area.

While both vendors have adopted cloud delivery models, data suggests Oracle has been more successful in this area.

In-memory technology: SAP HANA vs. Oracle

Over the past year, we have seen SAP and Oracle boast about how their in-memory technology systems are going to change the future of ERP. SAP is making great headway with their in-memory database. as SAP HANA is differentiating itself as a highly functional, all-in-memory system. While having a single platform can be a great advantage, it also has its drawbacks, such as the cost of deployment and compatibility limitations.

In response to SAP’s success with SAP HANA. Oracle has also made great strides with their new database in-memory system by differentiating their system as being functional and easy to integrate with existing compatible databases and applications. While this is a cost advantage — especially to those already running compatible databases — this system may not provide the convenience and breadth of a centralized system.

Putting the vast technical differences between these two systems aside, the business end result for the customer is nearly the same. In-memory technology will allow customers to run essential ERP applications and analytics faster, ultimately providing for greater productivity and insight.

Which ERP system should you choose — SAP vs. Oracle?

While the above points of differentiation may not suggest that either vendor has a clear, across-the-board advantage over the other, it hopefully suggests some factors that potential ERP buyers can use to evaluate their software options. Every organization is different, with different priorities and evaluation criteria. but one or more of the above areas may provide the context for you to compare these two products.

Either product can likely get the job done, so the question becomes: Which will help get the job done best for your organization?

About the author:
Prior to founding Panorama Consulting, an ERP-targeted consulting group, Eric Kimberling banked 15 years of ERP consulting experience at firms such as Price Waterhouse. Eric is an expert on ERP implementation project management, as well as ERP software selection and ERP organizational change.

Next Steps

Just how helpful is an SAP proof of concept anyways?


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About Our Staff and Attorneys

Rely on experienced personal injury lawyers in North Carolina

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin employs a large staff and uses state-of-the-art technology geared solely toward serving its clients. Our firm focuses on providing aggressive representation for people who have sustained serious injuries and families that have lost loved ones due someone else’s negligence.

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin was founded in 1997 to help people receive the compensation the law may provide. The firm has since grown from the two employees and 30 clients we started with to over 100 employees and thousands of clients and former clients. We have an active car accident injury litigation and trial practice, and we have been involved in several high profile North Carolina personal injury cases that have been covered by the media. We were involved in one of the largest civil rights cases in the United States. We have the experience, ability and commitment to take clients’ cases to court, or wherever necessary, to seek justice on their behalf.

As we have grown, we have tried to stay true to our founding purpose: combining quality representation with exceptional service. Whatever the size of someone’s personal injury or car accident case — whether it involves a car accident, personal injury, workers’ compensation, patent infringement, or civil rights, we believe they deserve the best representation and service we can provide. This belief inspires us to hire individuals who are dedicated to professionalism in all that they do. Our values of teamwork, integrity, professionalism, quality, and community guide our employees in achieving results for our clients.

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, customer service is one of our highest priorities. We offer the following services:

  • 24/7 Toll free phone access at 1-866-900-7078;
  • Free and expedient initial case evaluation;
  • We will come to your home, job site, or hospital — morning, noon, or night;
  • Periodic customer service calls to make certain we are delivering outstanding client service;
  • Internal goals of frequent case managers or attorney client contact;
  • If we cannot assist you, we will strive to place you in contact with someone who may be able to help;
  • Many convenient office locations around the state. Click here to view all of our locations .

Attorneys

Our attorneys will fight for you and strive to provide you with excellent customer service. Our case management team will keep you informed every step of the way. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin currently employs more than 20 attorneys and more than 100 professional staff. Among our attorneys, several are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Law. Several presently hold or have held leadership positions within the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and several of our attorneys are admitted to practice law in other states.

Bilingual Staff

Our firm is proud to employ many bilingual staff members. Our Spanish-speaking clients usually speak directly to Spanish-speaking staff members, not through translators, and several of our attorneys are also fluent in Spanish. En las Oficinas de James Scott Farrin sabemos lo difícil que es entender y comprender el proceso legal y el funcionamiento de las leyes en los Estados Unidos y si le añadimos que tal vez no entendemos muy bien ingles, lo hace aun mas difícil. Es por eso que en las Oficinas de James Scott Farrin contamos con un amplio personal bilingüe que lo podrá atender en español.

Call Center

When you call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, you will speak with an experienced call center representative who will ask you to provide detailed information about your accident and your injuries. Your answers to these questions will help us determine what kind of case you might have.

Paralegals and Case Management

Paralegals and case managers serve as the primary point of contact for most active clients. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin employs paralegals and case managers who deal with a variety of cases — from personal injury cases involving soft tissue injuries, head and brain injuries and serious bodily injuries, to workplace injuries involving workers’ compensation, as well as other types of cases such as those involving patent infringement and civil rights.

Investigators

Your case will be reviewed by one of our attorneys. If we are able to represent you, we will send one of our investigators to your home, office, job site, hospital or any other place at in which you feel comfortable to sign your paperwork. They will provide you with a list of necessary documentation that you may need to gather about your case. Investigators are also charged with further looking into your case and, if applicable, may need to take pictures of your physical injury, your wrecked vehicle, or speak with witnesses about your case.


What Is a Divorce? #divorce, #separate, #custody, #moms #and #dads, #remarriage, #remarry,


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What Is a Divorce?

Do you know someone whose parents are divorced? Are your parents separated or divorced? Chances are that you can answer yes to one or maybe both of those questions. And you are not alone! About 1 out of every 2 or 3 marriages ends in divorce.

A divorce happens after a husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and that they no longer want to be married to each other. They agree to sign legal papers that make them each single again and allow them to marry other people if they want to.

Divorce Is Hard for Everyone

It might sound simple, but it’s not easy for a husband and wife to decide to end a marriage. Often they spend a long time trying to solve problems before deciding to divorce. But sometimes they just can’t fix the problems and decide that a divorce is the best solution. Change is a natural part of life, but when it happens to your family, it is sometimes really hard to deal with.

Sometimes both parents want to divorce, and sometimes one wants to and the other one doesn’t. Usually, both parents are disappointed that their marriage can’t last, even if one wants a divorce and to live apart more than the other.

Sometimes it hurts kids’ feelings when one parent wants to leave the house where they live. It is hard not to take it personally. It’s important to remember that divorce happens between the husband and wife, and even though it affects the whole family, it doesn’t mean that a parent who leaves the house doesn’t care about the kids.

Many kids don’t want their parents to divorce. Some kids have mixed feelings about it, especially if they know their parents weren’t happy together. Some kids may even feel relieved when parents divorce, especially if there’s been a lot of fighting between parents during the marriage.

It’s important to remember that divorce doesn’t change one important fact: A dad or mom who lives somewhere else is still your dad or mom. That’s forever. That will never change.

Kids Don’t Cause Divorce!

People divorce for lots of different reasons. Usually, parents divorce when they have too many problems and they just can’t seem to fix them, no matter how hard they try. Sometimes anger builds and parents fight a lot or say mean things to each other. Sometimes they stop talking to each other because they’re mad at each other, and sometimes they meet someone else that they fall in love with and want to live with.

Adults have their own reasons for divorce. Whatever the reasons are, one thing is for sure: Kids don’t cause divorce.

Still, many kids believe they’re the reason their mom and dad got divorced. They think that if only they had behaved better, gotten better grades, or helped more around the house, the divorce wouldn’t have happened. But this isn’t true. Divorce is between moms and dads only!

Even if you once heard your parents argue about you, or your friend next door thinks his parents broke up because he got in trouble at school, these things don’t cause a husband and wife to end their marriage.

You might feel you’re to blame for your parents’ divorce, but you are not the cause. And the fact that your parents decide not to stay married is not your fault.

Kids Can’t Fix Divorce!

Just like the divorce is not a kid’s fault, getting parents back together is not up to the kid, either. And most likely, this doesn’t happen, although plenty of kids wish for it and even try things they think might work. Acting like an angel at home all the time (who can do that?) and doing really well at school may make your mom and dad happy, but it doesn’t mean they’ll get back together.

The opposite is also true. Getting in trouble so your mom and dad will have to get together to talk about these problems is not going to make the divorce go away either. So, just be yourself and try to talk through the feelings you have with a parent, another family member, friend, or teacher or counselor .

Date reviewed: January 2015


DFW Bankruptcy Attorney – Vida Law Firm #yes, #you #can #still #file


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Bedford – Main Office
3000 Central Drive | Bedford, TX 76021
Local: 817-358-9977 | Metro: 817-355-0707
Fax: 817-358-9988

YES. you can still file a Chapter 7, a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case under the new Bankruptcy Code of 2005.

Behrooz P. Vida and Carla R. Vida are bankruptcy attorneys for Fort Worth and surrounding areas. All of our energies and resources are devoted to developing winning solutions that can help set you free from the endless cycle of paying your debts, and yet not getting ahead because of high interest and penalty fees. We represent consumers and small businesses in need of financial relief. Bankruptcy can help with credit card debts, repossessions, foreclosures and some tax issues.

MAIN OFFICE LOCATION
3000 Central Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021
Phone: 817-358-9977 Fax: 817-358-9988
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We are a debt relief agency.
We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code of 2005.

Filing Chapter 7 serves you in two ways. First, as soon as the case is filed, all of your creditors are stopped

Chapter 11 is a reorganization bankruptcy for corporations and people who don’t qualify for chapter 13.
Has dollar limitations on

Chapter 13 is a reorganization type of bankruptcy. The law firm forms a plan to pay certain.

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What Are The Signs Of End Stage COPD – Symptoms #cheap #hotel

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Brenda Case

MY Husband Has Been Told By His Dr. At Hospice That He Is IN The End Stage Of COPD. I Would Like To Know If There Are Signs For Me To Look For. I Care For Him At Home. We Have Been Married 43 YRS I JUST WANT SOME ANSWERS ANSWERS THAT Will Help Me .CAN ANY ONE DR ETC GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS ON THIS ONE QUESTION PLEASE.

FROM OUR EXPERTS

Hi Brenda. It’s so hard to get news like that and yet be left mostly in the dark about what it means. However, being labeled as end-stage COPD does not necessarily mean death is just around the corner. People can go on to live with that label for months or even years. The body is highly adaptable, especially as related to breathing capabilities, and the human will also plays a part. So no one can say exactly how long a COPD patient has once he or she enters the “end stage.” So you may want to go back to the hospice staff or doctor and ask for more specific answers about what they meant. It’s always OK to ask questions!

My mom is dealing with some of these same issues. She sees herself going downhill daily, although she has not yet reached the hospice stage like your husband. She recently asked her doctor how she would know when the end was coming, and the doctor’s answer was that she would be able to tell. Not much of an answer, but it did seem to calm my mom’s fears.

However, I thought this was an important issue, so I wrote a post about it yesterday, which has not yet been published by the HealthCentral editors. Should be soon, though. Meanwhile, you may want to read an article Dr. David Kaufman did here back at the beginning of March:

That article will help you understand what’s going on inside your husband’s body and some of the signs to look for as he deteriorates.

I also found some descriptions from caregivers of the final days and hours with their loved ones before death which were helpful. It seemed that their loved ones became less and less mobile, remaining in bed more and more, eating and drinking less and struggling to breathe pretty much constantly. Most found that hospice was useful, especially in administering frequent morphine to control the air hunger, or gasping for breath, that was so common. Many saw their loved ones either lose consciousness or get foggier mentally in the final days/hours.

I hope some of that helps you. You have a tough road ahead of you. No matter how prepared you are, it’s going to be hard to lose your mate of 43 years. So take care of yourself during this difficult time and don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathi

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Are You (Still) Painting the Picture? Ensuring High Quality Documentation in Hospice

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It’s been almost twenty years since the Health Care Finance Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ) sent a memo to hospices announcing the first widespread, in-depth review of hospice medical records and patient eligibility. Focused Medical Review, as it was called in 1994, was just the beginning of the government’s search for fraud and waste in hospice.

Prior to this action, hospices that had largely avoided widespread regulatory scrutiny were suddenly being held accountable to a much higher documentation standard than ever before. During this audit, hospices struggled to demonstrate through their documentation that patients who had already died, often within days or weeks of admission, met eligibility requirements for hospice. In the days before Webinars or online education, hospices were challenged with the means to disseminate education to their staff to teach them to “paint the picture” of medical eligibility.

Today, hospices are once again facing intense scrutiny of their documentation as Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are sending notices of Probe Edits and Additional Document Requests (ADRs). The burden on staff and financial resources to respond to these audits is taking a toll on hospices under review. Once again, many hospices are finding that they lack the documentation required to paint a picture of eligibility.

The criteria used to determine eligibility for the Hospice Medicare Benefit is specific to each MAC, and changes periodically based on new prognostication tools and research. Hospices should use the disease-specific criteria outlined in each MAC’s Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) to determine if someone is or continues to be eligible for hospice under Medicare.

Documentation of disease-specific criteria, along with supporting information such as description of the patient’s illness trajectory, pertinent co-morbid and secondary conditions, severity of symptoms, declining functional, cognitive and nutritional status, and overall burden of illness are critical to depicting why this patient will probably die within six-months or less.

All hospice staff should be fully aware of and utilize their LCD guidelines and disease-specific criteria to document eligibility for each admission and every recertification.

Ask yourself the following questions to determine if your hospice team has the education and tools that they need to paint the picture of eligibility:

Are the LCDs easily accessible to all admission and IDT staff – either on their laptop, smartphone or in a handy printed resource?

Does your team refer to LCD criteria when discussing recertification during IDT meetings?

Does each patient’s medical record include documentation regarding his or her prognosis, both upon admission and in each recertification note?

Do your physician narratives contain key elements based upon LCD guidelines that lead the reader to the conclusion that the patient is terminally ill?

Do you conduct monthly chart audits to ensure that best practices for documenting medical eligibility are being followed?

Are ALL staff trained and regularly retrained on how to document to the LCDs, including documentation of co-morbid conditions to support medical eligibility?

If you answered “No” to any of the questions below, your hospice may be at risk for financial penalties in the event of an audit. Comprehensive documentation that paints the picture of initial and ongoing eligibility is paramount to the ongoing survival of your hospice. Training, along with ongoing chart reviews, is the best insurance you can have against future MAC audits, probes, and ADRs.

Looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to teach your entire team how to document to the LCDs? The Hospice Education Network’s Disease-Specific Hospice Eligibility Determination and Documentation Series is for you!

Do you need an objective review of your documentation or compliance system? Weatherbee Resources specializes in outsourced clinical record auditing and baseline compliance audits. The Weatherbee team can also create customized onsite staff training education or conduct webinars for your entire organization. Visit http://www.weatherbeeresources.com or call 508.778.0008 today!

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Review the Palmetto LCDs (be sure to select the hospice LCDs)

Posted by Terri Maxwell, PhD APRN Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Weatherbee Resources, Inc. Hospice Education Network Inc.





Blue Lagoon California Couples Friendly Drug Rehab #addiction #treatment #center #southern #california,


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We have a 24/7 executive treatment center hotline. We take individuals, executive couples and pets. In addition to those suffering from drug, alcohol, or nicotine addiction, we also serve those individuals with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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What are hospices #homecare #agency

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hospice

hospice

originally, a medieval guest house or way station for pilgrims and travelers. The term is currently used to designate either a place or a philosophy of care for persons in the last stages of life and their families. For decades there have been hospices in England, free-standing facilities unaffiliated with hospitals and autonomous in terms of professional procedures. These hospices were the predecessors of the hospices now found in the United States.

A hospice program provides palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families. The concept of hospice is that of a caring community of professional and nonprofessional people, supplemented by volunteer services. The emphasis is on dealing with emotional and spiritual problems as well as medical problems. Of primary concern is control of pain and other symptoms, on keeping the patient at home for as long as possible or desirable, and on making his or her remaining days as comfortable and meaningful as possible. After the patient dies family members are given support throughout their period of bereavement.

hos pice

An institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying people and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care; such services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who are available in the home and in specialized inpatient settings.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice

/hos·pice/ ( hos´pis ) a facility that provides palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families, either directly or on a consulting basis.

hospice

1. A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.

2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient’s home.

hospice

Etymology: L, hospes, host

a system of family-centered care designed to assist the terminally ill person to be comfortable and to maintain quality of life through the phases of dying. Hospice care is multidisciplinary and includes home visits, professional health care available on call, teaching and emotional support of the family, and physical care of the client. Some hospice programs provide care in a center, as well as in the home or in a nursing home. Hospice also offers bereavement counseling for the family. See also emotional care of the dying patient. stages of dying.

hospice

A residential or institutional palliative care unit in the UK which provides planned, co-ordinated, multidisciplinary care for the terminally ill and their carers. Hospices are often run by charitable organisations with which NHS Boards may have contractual arrangements for providing patient care.

Services provided
Inpatient and day care, home care, respite care and specialist advice.

Professions associated with hospices
Medical, nursing, allied health professionals, social work and chaplains/ministers of religion.

hospice

Managed care An institution which provides comfort care and a combination of inpatient, outpatient, and home health services pain relief, symptom management and support, for terminally ill Pts (and their families) with CA, AIDS and other dread diseases. See Comfort care.

hos pice

An institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying patients and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care; such services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who are available to provide assistance at home and in specialized inpatient settings.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice

A hospital specializing in the care of the terminally ill. Hospices are dedicated to providing the physical, emotional and psychological support and expert pain management needed to help the dying to accept the reality of death and to die in dignity and peace of mind.

hospice,

n system for care of a patient during the final phases of a terminal illness, often involving family, emotional support, and professional health care in the patient’s home.

hos pice

Institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying people and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice (hos pis) ,

n a program under medical direction and nurse coordination that provides a variety of inpatient and home care for individuals who are terminally ill and their family members; provides calming and accommodating care that meets the special needs arising from the variety of stresses experienced during the final phases of illness, death, and grieving (e.g. emotional, physical, social, economic, and spiritual).

Link to this page:

It will also be shared via the National Hospice Foundation and social media sources to help people understand the many benefits of hospice and palliative care.

Both the Welsh Labour Government and our Health Board should instead be asking our hospices how they can help deliver more, saving the Welsh NHS money and delivering better care for patients, their families and carers.

The hospice has a 25-bed inpatient unit and a Day Hospice with up to 20 places available per day, though the majority of the care offered to people living with terminal illness is done in their own homes thanks to Birmingham St Mary’s Specialist Palliative Care Community team and a new Hospice at Home service.

HOSPICE HELP: lan Elstone (left) and John Gledhill (second left), of the Provincial Grand Lodge, hand cheques to, from left, Caroline Bone, of Overgate Hospice. Ian Leedham, of Forget Me Not Children”s Hospice and Wasim Hussain and Garry Wilkinson of Kirkwood Hospice (

Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit community-based organization established more than 35 years ago by volunteers.

Our Hospice at Home nurses support patients to remain at home by providing hands-on nursing care, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

MERSEYSIDE hospices providing end of life care for children and adults have been awarded a share of PS60m government funding to improve care environments and settings.

Help the Hospices would like to send you information about its work and fundraising activities.

There were 5,150 hospice organizations in operation in 2010, up from 4,500 in 2006, with reimbursement to hospices under the hospice Medicare benefit now exceeding $10 billion per year.

The great majority of hospice patients are at home or in nursing homes.

Accordingly, we examined hospice -level variation in disenrollment rates in a national sample of hospice agencies and the association between characteristics of hospices (i.

This is just one of three common misunderstandings about hospice. which involves treating symptoms and improving quality of life during the last stage of a person’s life.





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What are the cheapest weeks for hotels in top U.S. cities?

Travelers often have no choice when they take their trips. You’ve got a convention or wedding, you book a hotel at the going rate and hope for the best.

For those who have greater flexibility, here’s a chance to maximize your travel dollars over the course of 2013. USA TODAY asked discount booking site Hotwire.com to analyze historical booking data to find the cheapest dates for hotels in top U.S. cities.

If you love New York — but not its sky-high hotel prices — you should plan your trip in January, February, the Fourth of July or the week before Christmas. If you do, you’ll find room rates as low as $93 (this month), compared with a peak of $250 for the first week of December, when holiday visitors swarm the city. With several popular conventions and events throughout the year, New York is by far the most volatile market in Hotwire’s data.

For Las Vegas, mid-May to mid-August visits will yield the lowest hotel prices. Rates in early August fall as low as $55 a night. While the desert in summer is not for everyone, if there’s one city where you can accomplish all your recreation indoors, Vegas is it. As you might expect, New Year’s Eve is the most expensive hotel per night, with rates climbing to an average of $152.

As one of the USA’s most popular destinations, Orlando hotel rates remain consistent for much of the year. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the most expensive ($76/night), but the rest of the year stays fairly close to $50, with the lowest rate ($42) in late August.

Several popular cities show almost identical hotel pricing trends. For Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, D.C. prices are consistently higher in spring and summer, and at their lowest from January to March and October to December.

Other cities show almost no seasonal fluctuation — average rates in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Atlanta barely budge throughout the year.

As you’ll see from the data below, there is one date on which you can expect to pay the most in almost any city, New Year’s Eve. But if you stick around for a few days after, or better still, wait until Jan. 2 to book your trip, you’ll find consistently low rates across the board.

With a caveat from Hotwire that it’s not always possible to anticipate identical rates on the same dates. A major event such as the Las Vegas CES may fall on a different weekend from one year to the next. for example. Here’s a breakdown of the cheapest and most expensive dates to book hotels in 2012:

Cheapest: $49, 12/17/12

Most expensive: $81, 12/31/12

Cheapest: $52, 1/9/12

Most expensive: $97, 11/5/12

Cheapest: $45, 1/9/12

Most expensive: $57, 12/31/12





Are there any motels with cheap weekly rates in Orange County? #what

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Timothy Horton. Many people have cell phones with wifi connection capability

Thank you for asking me the question but since I live in the Orange county area, actually Corona, I typically do not need a motel to lodge in. My suggestion is just get online and search for weekly rates but don t rule out Rooms for rent . You might someone that is in need of money and even a few hundred dollars would be helpful to them. However, if you do find a room versus a hotel or motel, your privacy and the security of personal items would be a concern.

I do travel a little and normally to Sacramento. I am also on a tight budget and since I an a male, not a small one lol, I have less fear of staying in a one star facility than a woman probably would. and I don t blame them a bit. But I have also stayed at nicer places and had some security and safety issues.

Typically in OC, the lessor rates are still $200.00 plus a week and taxes and weird charges. So, if you find a place that has weekly specials, make sure to verify, confirm, lock down the total costs. The little nickel and dime extra fees can add up in a hurry. I do remember seeing some motel weekly room specials adjacent to the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa, I believe was less than $200.00 per week. There are a few inexpensive motels in Costa Mesa, just be a little extra careful in that area.

One more possibility. I don t know if you are a person of faith in a specific denomination, but another consideration would be a kind hearted same denominational person willing to put you up for your visit. Don t be shy! I am a Seventh Day Adventist and I would have no problem finding the closest Adventist Church, in the area I would be staying in, and contacting the Church to see if they have a bulletin board with room listings or the pastor might even know of someone that could benefit by your stay.

When I travel, business of pleasure, as long as the room is clean, the plumbing works and the bed is not a concrete slab I am good with it. Of course. gotta have WiFi.





Graphic Design For Beginners (Online) – Central Saint Martins #this #graphic #design


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Graphic Design For Beginners (Online)

Description

Graphic design begins with ideas, and this course encourages the development of ideas through observation and research as well as introducing students to layout and typography. The course includes six diverse but related projects, inspired by the BA degree course at Central Saint Martins. Beginning with a graphic ideas brief, the projects continue with an introduction to typography and layout; including projects to design a logo, a poster and a magazine spread; the final projects are to make a small book and build a portfolio using a template website. You will be required to complete the projects in your own time to maximise your learning process and upload your work for constructive feedback during the live session.

This course is aimed at beginners to graphic design who are keen to experiment and produce an inventive portfolio, either for an application for further study or for those who just want to refresh themselves and exercise an enquiring mind.

Please note that this course does not provide instruction in using computer programs and knowledge of graphic design computer programmes is not required to complete the projects.

Course Schedule – 6 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

2nd week
Typography and logotypes

4th week
Magazine layout

6th week
Review of work and building a portfolio

Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link:http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

Ruth Sykes is a co-founder of the REG design studio, whose clients include The Crafts Council, Central Saint Martins, English Heritage, Thames and Hudson and UP Projects. Ruth is an associate lecturer on the BA Graphic Design Course at Central Saint Martins, and a graduate of the course.

Materials

Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:

  • Black ink pen
  • Sketchbook (A4 size)
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Metal safety ruler
  • Glue stick
  • PVA glue
  • A3 white paper (around 80gsm) x 12 sheets
  • A3 tracing paper (around 6 sheets)
  • A camera (any sort, a camera phone is fine)
  • Millboard, A4 size x 2 sheets
  • Cartridge paper, A4 size x 4 sheets
  • Coloured pens and pencils can be useful
  • 1 x USB webcam (external), to easily show work in progress

To complete your projects further materials are usually required, which will depend on your ideas for your projects.

Details for booking


Bond coupon #hsbc #bonds, #bonds, #what #are #bonds, #wide #range #of #bonds,


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Bonds

Discover a gateway to earning steady returns among our wide range of bonds. Investors who are looking for regular and stable interest income can find suitable options according to their risk profiles and needs.

What are bonds?

Bonds are issued by governments, companies and other bodies seeking to raise capital from the public. When you purchase bonds, you are essentially lending money to the bond issuer. Therefore, you are likely to receive a steady stream of coupon payments (also known as interest payments) at periodic intervals throughout the tenure of the bond. The amount you receive each time is expressed as a percentage of the face value of the bond. At the end of the bond’s tenure (when the bond reaches maturity), you would be paid 100 percent of the bond’s face value. For bonds that do not offer coupon payments (zero-coupon bonds), they are priced at a discounted rate from their face value. When the bond reaches maturity, you will receive the face value of the bond, along with the accumulated interest.

Do note that a bond’s yield is dependent on the credit quality of the bond issuer. The top quality bonds are usually issued by the government, followed by bonds from government-linked companies, banks and corporations. However, you should also take the country’s economic stature and stability into consideration. For example, an emerging market government bond may not necessarily be safer than a well-rated corporate bond.

Why invest in bonds?

Stable interest income

Bonds provide investors with regular and stable interest income in return for funds provided to the issuer.

Bond prices can change and may provide investors with a capital gain.This can be caused by changes in the market interest rate and the credit reputation of the issuer.

Currency exchange gain

Investors may enjoy a gain if the currency the bonds are purchased in appreciates.

Types of bonds offered by HSBC

We offer a variety of bonds to serve different needs, investment strategies and risk profiles. This is also useful for diversifying a portfolio as different types of bonds will respond differently to each market cycle.

Like any other investment, bonds may be affected by conditions such as market fluctuations, inflation and exchange rate movements.

Interest rate risk

The coupon rate of a bond may be fixed or floating, and the coupon rates of new bonds being issued can have an effect on the value of current bonds. It is important to note that the interest rate risk increases proportionately with the length of bond maturity.

Inflation risk

Investment-grade bonds may offer lower coupon rates as they carry lower risk. As coupon rates are fixed, income from the bond is affected by inflation over time, with greater inflation risks over a longer term.

Currency risk

Exchange rate movements may cause changes in returns for bonds that are denominated in foreign currencies.

Risk of issuer default

If an issuer fails to make income and principal repayments due to financial difficulties, bondholders run the risk of losing their capital. Default risks tend to be higher for corporate bonds, although governments can also default.

Key considerations

Bonds offer different coupon rates, risks, payout and maturity options. It is important to choose one that best matches your investment objectives and risk profile.

Coupon rate

Income from bonds can be fixed or floating, and the payments may be made periodically or at maturity. Most debt securities carry a coupon rate that is fixed as a percentage of the principal amount, with investors receiving payments quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Credit quality

Assessed by credit rating agencies, credit quality reflects the abiity of a bond issuer to repay its debts. Investment-grade bonds have ratings from AAA to BBB, and usually offer lower coupon rates because default risk is lower. Higher coupon rates are usually offered with lower credit quality.

Maturity

A bond reaches maturity at the specific future date when the investor’s principal will be repaid. A greater length of time to maturity is usually proportional with a higher coupon rate.

Price

Bond prices are influenced by coupon rate, maturity, credit quality and interest rate movements. Bond prices tend to rise when interest rates are low and vice versa. Bonds can be sold at a premium when market price is above face value, and at a discount when traded below face value.

Time of investment

Bonds are mainly for medium to long-term investment. Investors should be prepared to commit for the full investment tenor as part or all of the investment could be lost if sold before maturity.

This document is provided for information only and is not intended as an offer to buy or sell securities. Opinions and estimates expressed are subject to change without notice and HSBC expressly disclaims any and all liability for representation or warranties, expressed or implied, contained herein or for omissions. As this document is circulated to all clients, the specific investment objectives, personal situation and particular needs of any specific person have not been taken into consideration. HSBC does not but may from time to time have an interest in the securities and may hold long or short positions for its own account or those of its clients.
The price of bonds can and does fluctuate, and any individual bond may experience upward or downward movements, and may even become valueless. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling bonds. The holder of the bonds bears the credit risk of the issuer and has no recourse to HSBC unless the latter is the issuer itself. The decision to place the investment should be based on your own judgement without relying on any material provided or advice given by the bank or its representative.

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What types of bond are available through HSBC?

Bonds from HSBC can be categorised by:

  • Types of issuers – corporate bonds, supranational bonds and government/quasi-government bonds
  • Coupon – fixed rate bonds, floating rate bonds and zero-coupon bonds
  • Credit quality – investment grade bonds
  • Currency – USD, AUD, CAD, CNH, EUR, GBP, NZD and SGD

HSBC offers you a wide selection of investment grade bonds with tenors ranging from 1 to 30 years.

Do I need a large sum of money to invest in bonds?

HSBC lets you invest in a wide range of bonds with a minimum investment amount of SGD200,000++.

++ Please note the minimum and incremental investment amount varies from bond to bond. Please consult us for more details.
Call us on 1800-HSBC NOW (4722 669) in Singapore or (65) 6-HSBC NOW (4722 669) from overseas.

Do I have to hold bonds until maturity?

No. You can sell your bond before it matures and benefit from capital appreciation if the selling price is higher than the original buying price. Under normal market circumstances, HSBC will repurchase bonds bought through us at the prevailing market price. However, the buying price offered by HSBC may differ from the original selling price due to changes in market conditions. There are no exit fees if you choose to sell your bond before maturity

Example:

Assume you purchase a 5-year bond at a face value (the principal) of $10,000 and a specified annual rate (coupon rate) of 6%.

You will receive $600 (6% of the principal) per year for five years. Upon maturity, you will get your principal of $10,000 back.


Structured Settlements – Edward Stone Law #what #are #structured #settlements


STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

What is a structured settlement?

A structured settlement is an agreement to take payments over time rather than in a lump sum. Many personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are settled using a structured settlement. The claimant or plaintiff receives payments over time, from an annuity, tax free. The structured settlement industry saw explosive growth in the 1980’s due to a 1982 amendment to the tax code that gave favorable tax treatment to property and casualty insurers who use structured settlements to settle claims. While a structured settlement offers many advantages, the inflexible nature of the settlement terms can leave the claimant with a need for liquidity.

What is a factoring transaction or the secondary market?

By the mid to late 1990’s, an industry had been created where companies purchased these streams of payments from annuitants, giving the annuitants access to lump sums of money that were not previously accessible under their structured settlements. In 2002, with the enactment of IRC Section 5891, which created a process for secondary market transactions involving court ordered transfers with a stiff tax penalty for transfers made without court approval, structured settlement factoring transactions were legitimized. Wisconsin s enactment of a structured settlement protection statute in November, 2015 brought the number of states with laws in place regulating the secondary market to 49. New Hampshire is the only state without a structured settlement protection act. There are many companies in the secondary market purchasing structured settlement payment streams. Sellers should exercise caution when responding to advertisements offering cash now!

The rise of structured settlement fraud.

In recent years, some companies in the secondary market (factoring industry) have employed high pressure predatory sales tactics to raid large structured settlement annuities designed to provide a lifetime of income, security and medical care for personal injury victims. Instead of these companies providing needed liquidity to annuitants in times of hardship, these companies target people with large structured settlement annuities and shop for courts and judges they know will rubber stamp petitions that don’t meet the best interest standard required under state and federal law. If you or someone you know has been victimized by structured settlement fraud, Edward Stone Law will evaluate your transaction at no charge, and let you know if help is available. Check here for recent updates from Edward Stone Law on structured settlement fraud .

Edward Stone Law is familiar with all aspects of the structured settlement industry. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance with respect to your structured settlement issues, email us at d e e w r n l w c m or call us at (203) 504-8425.


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Welcome to Our Site


We are strictly residential electricians. This means we know how to take care of your home in every way. We specialize in accent lighting, ceiling fans. kitchen remodels. bathroom lighting. can lighting, energy efficient lighting. attic fans. house wiring. and much more.

Our company cleans up like no other contractor you ve seen. We vacuum up any mess with our own vacuum! All our employees are cordial and trustworthy. We are a family company and we consider our customers to be our extended family. Your satisfaction with our service is our utmost priority. Our customers generally come to us through word of mouth and our phone rings constantly. Thank you for recommending us through the years and trusting us with your home.

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Are You (Still) Painting the Picture? Ensuring High Quality Documentation in Hospice

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It’s been almost twenty years since the Health Care Finance Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ) sent a memo to hospices announcing the first widespread, in-depth review of hospice medical records and patient eligibility. Focused Medical Review, as it was called in 1994, was just the beginning of the government’s search for fraud and waste in hospice.

Prior to this action, hospices that had largely avoided widespread regulatory scrutiny were suddenly being held accountable to a much higher documentation standard than ever before. During this audit, hospices struggled to demonstrate through their documentation that patients who had already died, often within days or weeks of admission, met eligibility requirements for hospice. In the days before Webinars or online education, hospices were challenged with the means to disseminate education to their staff to teach them to “paint the picture” of medical eligibility.

Today, hospices are once again facing intense scrutiny of their documentation as Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are sending notices of Probe Edits and Additional Document Requests (ADRs). The burden on staff and financial resources to respond to these audits is taking a toll on hospices under review. Once again, many hospices are finding that they lack the documentation required to paint a picture of eligibility.

The criteria used to determine eligibility for the Hospice Medicare Benefit is specific to each MAC, and changes periodically based on new prognostication tools and research. Hospices should use the disease-specific criteria outlined in each MAC’s Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) to determine if someone is or continues to be eligible for hospice under Medicare.

Documentation of disease-specific criteria, along with supporting information such as description of the patient’s illness trajectory, pertinent co-morbid and secondary conditions, severity of symptoms, declining functional, cognitive and nutritional status, and overall burden of illness are critical to depicting why this patient will probably die within six-months or less.

All hospice staff should be fully aware of and utilize their LCD guidelines and disease-specific criteria to document eligibility for each admission and every recertification.

Ask yourself the following questions to determine if your hospice team has the education and tools that they need to paint the picture of eligibility:

Are the LCDs easily accessible to all admission and IDT staff – either on their laptop, smartphone or in a handy printed resource?

Does your team refer to LCD criteria when discussing recertification during IDT meetings?

Does each patient’s medical record include documentation regarding his or her prognosis, both upon admission and in each recertification note?

Do your physician narratives contain key elements based upon LCD guidelines that lead the reader to the conclusion that the patient is terminally ill?

Do you conduct monthly chart audits to ensure that best practices for documenting medical eligibility are being followed?

Are ALL staff trained and regularly retrained on how to document to the LCDs, including documentation of co-morbid conditions to support medical eligibility?

If you answered “No” to any of the questions below, your hospice may be at risk for financial penalties in the event of an audit. Comprehensive documentation that paints the picture of initial and ongoing eligibility is paramount to the ongoing survival of your hospice. Training, along with ongoing chart reviews, is the best insurance you can have against future MAC audits, probes, and ADRs.

Looking for an efficient and cost-effective way to teach your entire team how to document to the LCDs? The Hospice Education Network’s Disease-Specific Hospice Eligibility Determination and Documentation Series is for you!

Do you need an objective review of your documentation or compliance system? Weatherbee Resources specializes in outsourced clinical record auditing and baseline compliance audits. The Weatherbee team can also create customized onsite staff training education or conduct webinars for your entire organization. Visit http://www.weatherbeeresources.com or call 508.778.0008 today!

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Review the Palmetto LCDs (be sure to select the hospice LCDs)

Posted by Terri Maxwell, PhD APRN Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Weatherbee Resources, Inc. Hospice Education Network Inc.





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hospice

hospice

originally, a medieval guest house or way station for pilgrims and travelers. The term is currently used to designate either a place or a philosophy of care for persons in the last stages of life and their families. For decades there have been hospices in England, free-standing facilities unaffiliated with hospitals and autonomous in terms of professional procedures. These hospices were the predecessors of the hospices now found in the United States.

A hospice program provides palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families. The concept of hospice is that of a caring community of professional and nonprofessional people, supplemented by volunteer services. The emphasis is on dealing with emotional and spiritual problems as well as medical problems. Of primary concern is control of pain and other symptoms, on keeping the patient at home for as long as possible or desirable, and on making his or her remaining days as comfortable and meaningful as possible. After the patient dies family members are given support throughout their period of bereavement.

hos pice

An institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying people and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care; such services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who are available in the home and in specialized inpatient settings.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice

/hos·pice/ ( hos´pis ) a facility that provides palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families, either directly or on a consulting basis.

hospice

1. A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.

2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient’s home.

hospice

Etymology: L, hospes, host

a system of family-centered care designed to assist the terminally ill person to be comfortable and to maintain quality of life through the phases of dying. Hospice care is multidisciplinary and includes home visits, professional health care available on call, teaching and emotional support of the family, and physical care of the client. Some hospice programs provide care in a center, as well as in the home or in a nursing home. Hospice also offers bereavement counseling for the family. See also emotional care of the dying patient. stages of dying.

hospice

A residential or institutional palliative care unit in the UK which provides planned, co-ordinated, multidisciplinary care for the terminally ill and their carers. Hospices are often run by charitable organisations with which NHS Boards may have contractual arrangements for providing patient care.

Services provided
Inpatient and day care, home care, respite care and specialist advice.

Professions associated with hospices
Medical, nursing, allied health professionals, social work and chaplains/ministers of religion.

hospice

Managed care An institution which provides comfort care and a combination of inpatient, outpatient, and home health services pain relief, symptom management and support, for terminally ill Pts (and their families) with CA, AIDS and other dread diseases. See Comfort care.

hos pice

An institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying patients and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care; such services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who are available to provide assistance at home and in specialized inpatient settings.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice

A hospital specializing in the care of the terminally ill. Hospices are dedicated to providing the physical, emotional and psychological support and expert pain management needed to help the dying to accept the reality of death and to die in dignity and peace of mind.

hospice,

n system for care of a patient during the final phases of a terminal illness, often involving family, emotional support, and professional health care in the patient’s home.

hos pice

Institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying people and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care.

[L. hospitium. hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes. guest]

hospice (hos pis) ,

n a program under medical direction and nurse coordination that provides a variety of inpatient and home care for individuals who are terminally ill and their family members; provides calming and accommodating care that meets the special needs arising from the variety of stresses experienced during the final phases of illness, death, and grieving (e.g. emotional, physical, social, economic, and spiritual).

Link to this page:

It will also be shared via the National Hospice Foundation and social media sources to help people understand the many benefits of hospice and palliative care.

Both the Welsh Labour Government and our Health Board should instead be asking our hospices how they can help deliver more, saving the Welsh NHS money and delivering better care for patients, their families and carers.

The hospice has a 25-bed inpatient unit and a Day Hospice with up to 20 places available per day, though the majority of the care offered to people living with terminal illness is done in their own homes thanks to Birmingham St Mary’s Specialist Palliative Care Community team and a new Hospice at Home service.

HOSPICE HELP: lan Elstone (left) and John Gledhill (second left), of the Provincial Grand Lodge, hand cheques to, from left, Caroline Bone, of Overgate Hospice. Ian Leedham, of Forget Me Not Children”s Hospice and Wasim Hussain and Garry Wilkinson of Kirkwood Hospice (

Suncoast Hospice is a not-for-profit community-based organization established more than 35 years ago by volunteers.

Our Hospice at Home nurses support patients to remain at home by providing hands-on nursing care, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

MERSEYSIDE hospices providing end of life care for children and adults have been awarded a share of PS60m government funding to improve care environments and settings.

Help the Hospices would like to send you information about its work and fundraising activities.

There were 5,150 hospice organizations in operation in 2010, up from 4,500 in 2006, with reimbursement to hospices under the hospice Medicare benefit now exceeding $10 billion per year.

The great majority of hospice patients are at home or in nursing homes.

Accordingly, we examined hospice -level variation in disenrollment rates in a national sample of hospice agencies and the association between characteristics of hospices (i.

This is just one of three common misunderstandings about hospice. which involves treating symptoms and improving quality of life during the last stage of a person’s life.





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inpatient or outpatient

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

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

Your inpatient hospital stay

Your doctor services

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

Your doctor services

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

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

Your inpatient hospital stay

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

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

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

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

Doctor services and hospital outpatient services

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

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





Maldives Hotels and Resorts we are based in the Maldives – Maldives

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Welcome to HotelsMaldives.com

Hotels and Resorts in Maldives Instant Bookings – Up to 75% DISCOUNT on Room Rates – 24×7 Customer Service. The Sun, the Sand and the Sea. These are just the three simple realities beckoning tourists from far and wide to these little islets, giving as a result, a glorious sense of happiness and proving to be a heavenly getaway from the world and its worries. The Maldives teaches the visitors the pleasurable art of doing nothing, simply lazing around and enjoying some of the most spectacular and colourful vistas offered by Nature. Alifu Atoll (North Ari Atoll). Alifu Atoll (South Ari Atoll). Baa Atoll. Dhaalu Atoll. Faafu Atoll. Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Haa Alifu Atoll. Kaafu Atoll (North Male Atoll). Kaafu Atoll (South Male Atoll). Laamu Atoll. Lhaviyani Atoll. Male (Capital Island). Meemu Atoll. Noonu Atoll. Raa Atoll. Seenu Atoll. Shaviyani Atoll. Thaa Atoll .

. Vermillion Private Resort. aaaVeee Nature Paradise.

“a Wonder – 100% Nature” An Island Resort surrounded by Nature, full of colorful surprises and wonders. Make Dhoores your home, your island; Yes, your Private Maldives Island & feel free to live your life. Freely, to the extend you wish.
It�s Your Resort, Your Island, Your Life & Your World. The ONLY authentic Maldivian retreat, said to be the best �Nature Discovery Island Resort� in the World.

aaaVeee Nature Paradise

A nature discovery Maldivian Retreat showcasing the real authentic Maldivian way of living in private retreats those days Feelings of 1972, when the Maldives tourism began. Consider Dhoores your home, your island; Yes, your Private Maldives Island & feel free to live your life. Freely, to the extend you wish. Read More





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We invite you to PLAY! Have fun exploring all the ways that we imbue a sense of wonder and pure imagination in all that we do! Starting with a visit to any of our official websites for premier brands like Barbie. Hot Wheels. Monster High. Polly Pocket. Fisher-Price. American Girl and more!

Stop by our Mattel Shop online for gift ideas and toys dealsعou can even shop by Play Pattern, such as Active Play, Collecting Play, Heroic Play, Pretend Play and others.

Play games at our online games portal for endless fun for boys and girls of all ages, then navigate to play videos of fun webisodes, toy demos and other super vids for kids! Have fun!

Be sure to visit the official Barbie website. Step inside the arcade and play Barbie games including pink-tastic princess dress up and glam hair salon games. Watch fun videos for kids starring your favorite doll-icious characters Barbie, Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea and Ken. Dress up Barbie and get ready for the runway with fashion activities Barbie style!

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Calling all girls, get ready for the best day ever at the official Polly Pocket website where your adventure is just beginning! Play super fun games for girls and be sure to check out Polly Pocket videos featuring extraordinary adventures with Polly Pocket and her friends. Take a step into Polly World where you can complete awesome activities for girls such as dress-up. room decorating. shopping at the mall and more!

So what are you waiting for? Visit these exciting destinations and discover the true meaning of Play with Mattel!





Careers at Hospice of Broward County – We are hiring #hospice #questions

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Careers

Benefits Overview

We consider our employees our greatest resource. Our appreciation is shown in many ways. The following overview of our wide range of comprehensive benefits will indicate what you can expect at Hospice of Palm Beach County.

We offer this file in a portable document format, or PDF, in order to make the details clear and printable. To view and print the file, you need a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader, which most browsers already include. If you have trouble downloading the file, or if you’d like to upgrade to Acrobat Reader 4.0, you can obtain the software for free from Adobe’s website.

Employees are tested once a year for Nicotine use. Failure to take the test or a positive result to the test will cause the employee to incur an additional premium cost for health insurance coverage of $10 per pay period or $240 per year. For new hires, this test will occur during the new hire employment physical.