Seaside Accommodations – Oregon Coast Visitors Association #home #health #care #nurse

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Seaside. Oregon 97138

503-738-7473 or 800-237-7463

The Sandy Cove Inn is a family-owned boutique motel located two blocks from the beach in historic Seaside, Oregon. We’re on the quiet end of town but still close to the town’s attractions, and we combine the personal touch with modern conveniences like free Wi-Fi and some pet-friendly rooms. We have everything from basic rooms to vacation rentals, and with a market and restaurant across the street, we are the perfect place for a fun, peaceful stay. We’re one of the last family-owned motels in town and that means a lot to us; in fact, we live right here on the property. Let us share some of our favorite activities and places to eat with you. We can’t wait to make you feel at home in our home.

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    Seaside. Oregon 97138

    From the ideally located Sand & Sea Condos to spacious oceanfront estates a bit further from the hubbub of town, Vacasa offers a wide range of Seaside vacation rentals to make your next Oregon Coast getaway the best yet. Every Vacasa home in Seaside is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your perfect retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

  • Seaside. Oregon 97138

    503-738-6368 or 888-738-6368

    Escape to the heart of Seaside and stay at The Seashore Inn… on the Beach right on the famous promenade! Our ocean-front hotel has been recently remodeled and features many clean and comfortable room options. Our most popular amenities include: a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, light complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and coin operated laundry. Enjoy a vast selection of pet friendly rooms, rooms with full kitchens, beautiful ocean and prom front rooms with balconies, we even have economic value room options. Check with our hotel staff directly to receive the best discounts and last minute deals.

    Seaside. Oregon 97138





  • Virginia Beach Hotel Association #motels #in #san #francisco

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    Welcome to Virginia Beach

    The Virginia Beach Hotel Association extends a warm welcome to each of our guests. Our goal is to assist in creating memories that you will treasure and cherish for a lifetime. Whether you are visiting for work or pleasure, or a little of both, we hope that your stay in Virginia Beach is a pleasant one, and that you ll return again in the future to enjoy our family-friendly resort area.

    Looking for a place to stay?

    Representing quality hotel members throughout the entire city of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Beach Hotel Association website is the ideal spot to find that perfect place to stay in Virginia Beach. The resort area boasts many beautiful hotels, resorts and spas that offer amenities beyond compare. Let us help you find the best accommodations to meet your lodging needs.

    Virginia s Beach Town

    The Virginia Beach Hotel Association is pleased that you are planning to spend your vacation with us. Numerous attractions await you as you encounter our fine city. Outdoor adventure and fun is abundant, in addition to the beauty of our three-mile boardwalk and the amazing Chesapeake Bay. Whether you take a boat tour, a fishing trip, or enjoy dolphin and whale watching excursions, Virginia Beach is sure to surpass your expectations. Climbing, ziplining, parasailing, biking, kayaking, hiking, and many other activities can be found within a few miles of the resort area. Museums and aquariums, in addition to performing arts centers, offer diverse options to complement your array of choices. Enjoy Virginia Beach all year round as our climate is pleasant and the dining and entertainment opportunities are abundant. Hosting your stay is an honor and a privilege that we take very seriously. Let us assist you in making all your dreams come true. We sincerely hope your Virginia Beach vacation is the best one, ever!





    VNA Home Health Care Services – Spokane Visiting Nurse Association #hotel #booking

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    Quality, Compassionate Health Care at Home

    VNA Home Health Care Services (also known as the Spokane Visiting Nurse Association) is Spokane’s oldest and most trusted home health care provider. serving our community since 1942. VNA cares for people of all ages, with all medical diagnoses.

    As a Providence Sponsored Ministry, VNA cares for all aspects of the person – physical, mental and spiritual. In addition to meeting the needs of patients, VNA staff focus on teaching and supporting caregivers, family and friends, recognizing their importance in the healing process.

    Care is provided by VNA. regardless of ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible by United Way funding, individual and corporate donations, grants, and planned gifts.

    VNA is part of a continuum of care known as Providence Health Care, which includes Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, St.Joseph Care Center, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Holy Family Adult Day Centers, Emilie Court Assisted Living, and health and human service ministries in Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville.

    VNA is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors representing the interests of the community. We are state licensed and Medicare certified.

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    Advanced Certification: Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification – The National Association of Catholic

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    Advanced Certification:
    Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification

    About Advanced Certification of Hospice Palliative Chaplaincy (ACHPC)

    Palliative Medicine is a discipline that cultivates in each practitioner (nurse, physician, chaplain, social worker etc.) a servant’s heart and a sage’s mind. One’s effectiveness in this specialty can never be adequately assessed within a set of competencies and/or prescribed guidelines but rather in the human crucible of an integrated, interdisciplinary practice that draws equally from each one’s soulfulness as well as from each one’s skill and life experiences.

    This specialty certification IS NOT about acquiring greater power or prestige, or mastering a particular set of skills/competencies or securing additional letters after one’s name, or delivering a stellar performance at the time of the interview.

    This certification IS a special invitation for an individual candidate to go more deeply in one’s own spiritual life and to learn the way of the wounded healer – the way of authenticity, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. This disposition of mind and heart is cultivated from the inside out and flourishes in an environment where honesty, humility, and courage are in ample supply.

    This certification process invites the candidate to befriend the blessing of paradox and begin to weave a tapestry of harmony within oneself (in solitude) and with others (in community). This process builds upon the foundational belief that “the patient and I are essentially the same” and in this actual ministering of one to the other (patient, family, staff, team members etc.) blest and broken, we become sacrament for each other and a living sign of God’s healing redemptive love in our world. Facilitation of this part of the certification assessment process will invite each candidate to draw from a living palette that evokes a blend of head and heart and is reflective of the human experience – both of the candidate and of those he/she serves.

    The interview team will be interdisciplinary and will be specifically assessing the candidate for indications of ones’ personal integration and ongoing formation, as demonstrated by:

    • Major loss integration
    • Self-awareness understanding
    • Human to human availability
    • Understanding of relevant concepts
    • Team collaboration, leadership and education contributions

    The interview team will discern together each applicant’s desire and capability to be a leader/innovator in recognizing and fostering an Interdisciplinary Team’s (IDT) continuing development in the areas of team respect, openness to new ideas and perspectives, and compassion for all involved in the palliative care/hospice arena. At the completion of the interview, the Interview Team votes to recommend or not to recommend the Applicant to the Certification Commission for certification. It is the decision of the Certification Commission to certify or not to certify.

    PREREQUISITES

    • You must be a full member in good standing with the NACC.
    • You must be Board Certified as an NACC Chaplain or Supervisor.
    • You must have at least 500 hours of documented direct spiritual care ministry dedicated to palliative care or hospice (e.g. patient and family visits, ethics consultations, family conferences, medical record documentation).
    • You must have completed extensive education in the field of palliative care, hospice philosophy and/or thanatology.
    • You must have ten hours (not in succession) of direct clinical supervision or professional consultation regarding one’s personal and professional growth in palliative care or hospice ministry (conducted by the CPE supervisor or other member of the interdisciplinary team that provides supervision).

    Upon contacting the office for you will receive:

    • The application for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • The Checklist for Supportive Materials required for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • NACC Certification Procedures Manual for Advanced Certification as Hospice Palliative Chaplain

    The National Association of Catholic Chaplains advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.





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

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    2016 Keynote Speakers

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

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

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

    Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
    777 West Cherokee Street,
    Catoosa, OK

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

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

    PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE!

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





    Michigan Home Care and Hospice Association #starlite #motel

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    Michigan HomeCare And Hospice Association

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

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

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

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





    End-of-Life Decisions – End of Life Issues – California Medical Association #kansas

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    End-of-Life Decisions

    California law provides individuals the ability to ensure that their health care wishes are known and considered if they become unable to make these decisions themselves.

    The California Medical Association (CMA) encourages Californians to think and talk with loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life medical care before a serious illness or injury occurs. CMA has developed a number of guidelines, forms, and other resources to assist providers, patients, and loved ones with making important end-of-life decisions.

    NEW! California s End Of Life Option Act

    On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the “End of Life Option Act,” permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. The following document discusses the requirements under the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016:

    • CMA On-Call #3459: The California End of Life Option Act
    • On-demand webinar: The California End of Life Option Act: An Overview

    Advance Health Care Directive

    In California, advance directives are the legally recognized format for living wills. An advance directive enables individuals to make sure that their health care wishes are known in advance and considered if for any reason they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives also allow patients to appoint a health care “agent” who will have legal authority to make health care decisions in the event that the patient is incapacitated, or immediately upon appointment if the patient expressly grants such authority.

    See below for more information about advance directives, or to purchase CMA’s Advance Health Care Directive Toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in English (rev. 3/14)
    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in Spanish (rev. 9/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

    Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in 2009 became a legally recognized document, similar to the widely used do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. The POLST form, used for patients with a serious illness or whose life expectancy is a year or less, outlines a plan of care reflecting the patient s wishes concerning medical treatment and interventions at life s end. The POLST form complements an advance directive by turning a patient s treatment preferences into actionable medical orders.

    See below for more information about POLST, or to purchase CMA’s POLST toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • 2016 POLST form (effective January 1, 2016)
    • CMA POLST Kit in English (rev. 12/15)
    • CMA POLST Kit in Spanish (rev. 10/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

    The Pre-Hospital DNR form, developed by the California Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the California Medical Association, instructs EMS personnel to forgo resuscitation attempts in the event of a patient’s cardiopulmonary arrest. Below you will find CMA resources that include additional details about DNR requests and purchasing information for the DNR form in English and Spanish.

    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in English
    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in Spanish
    • CMA On-Call #3453. Decisions Regarding Resuscitative Measures DNR Requests Orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2015)

    Other Resources

    CMA’s Health Law Library
    Updated annually, CMA’s online health law library contains nearly 5000 pages of valuable information for physicians and their staff. The CMA Center for Legal Affairs has developed several On-Call documents on important end-of-life issues in the medical practice. Access to the library is FREE to members. Nonmembers can purchase documents for $2 per page.

    • On-Call #3452. Documenting Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment
    • On-Call #3454. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Patient Self-Determination Act and Joint Commission
    • On-Call #3455. Physician-Assisted Suicide
    • On-Call #3456. Responding to Request for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3458. CMA Model Policy: Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3400. Autopsies
    • On-Call #3401. Organ and Tissue Donation
    • On-Call #3402. Pronouncement of Death and Death Certificates
    • On-Call #3403. Pronouncement of Death Diagnosis of Death by Neurologic Criteria

    For Patients
    For more information about end-of-life medical decisions, visit the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) website, www.coalitionccc.org.

    The booklet Finding Your Way was written by the Center for Healthcare Decisions as a useful guide to thinking about and discussing end-of-life issues. To order a copy, visit the CCCC website or call the organization at (916) 489-2222.

    If you have a serious medical condition or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, CMA encourages you to talk to your doctor about POLST. Before initiating that conversation, you may wish to visit www.capolst.org or the California Coalition for Compassionate Care website for more information.

    For Providers
    End-of-life resources for health care providers are available at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California website. CCCC also provides decision guides. palliative care tools and resources for physicians.





    VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care – Visiting Nurses Association #booking #hotels

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    OUR HOSPICE TEAM:

    Our team members are professionals with a strong commitment to providing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care.

    It was the patient’s last wish to die at home. Without Hospice, this would have been impossible and a frightening experience. I appreciate all who helped through this difficult time.”
    -Dorothy Allen

    We take Medicare and Medicaid and some third-party payers. Donations we’ve received allow us to provide the extra services that are so important to patients and families.

    ABOUT HOSPICE OF VNA Rhode island

    Hospice of the VNA of Rhode Island provides specialized and individual supportive care to the patient and family.

    We are a non-profit organization and have provided Hospice care in patients’ homes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for many decades. The VNA of Rhode Island began in April of 1900, and a member of our team participated in the ground-breaking group of professionals who started Hospice in the United States.

    Our home care agency, VNA of Rhode Island, also provides Palliative Care for terminally ill patients who want to continue curative treatments.

    Our offices are centrally located in Warwick, but our clinicians travel from all over the state.

    Meet our Palliative/Hospice Team of Health Care Professionals.

    Our nurses, social workers, chaplain, physician, bereavement counselor, nurse practitioner and clinical supervisor are all trained in the special kind of care that is unique to our program. These are very special people.





    NCAA College Football Fight Songs Music Index #fight #song, #music, #songs #college,


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    FBS: FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION
    (BCS & Other Division I Football Index Page)


    Get the Best Fight Songs (HQ Stereo) on 20 Different Music CD’s. Please Help Support This Site.

    Welcome to the “LARGEST” College Football Fight Song web site in the universe, where all the songs are now in MP3 format. I have always been a fan of college football and especially the Nittany Lions of Penn State. All the MP3’s on this site have been compressed 11 to 1 in size and reformatted in mono, all to help save webspace. It has been a rough ride these past 2-3 years as interest seems to hae waned a bit and it is more costly to keep the site up for FREE! And now certain schools like Miami (FL), Washington and Utah forced me to remove the school’s songs from the website, even though they are free to download and isn’t this kind of like FREE advertisement for those schools? And all those millions of dollars the football programs bring and to top that with the price of tuition, you would think they would want to share the songs with their alumni, current students and fans of those schools. If anyone can help, please do to get those songs back up and available on this site. I am also in the process of adding as many or all of the football schools from the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision). After completion, there will be well over 1,000 total songs for you FREE to download. I will also be reformatting all the music CD’s, moving teams to the correct conference CD and adding all the new schools, even the FCS schools.

    Also, you will still be able to purchase your favorite school songs via email for $5 or less per school or per conference. Especially the FCS conferences, where 1-2 schools songs will be prevailant throughout. You will want the higher quality songs for your ringtone(s) on your cellphone and iPhones. But please don’t forget about the CD’s, they also help in the funding for this site or shopping at one of the sponsors on this site. And if you are not considering a purchase at this time, please consider a friendly donation of $10 or $20 or any value at that to make sure this website stays up and running for many years to come and into the future. Thank you very much for your continued support.

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    College Football Fight Music CD’s (21 Volumes)

    My College Football Fight Music CD/MP3 Store has changed many times over the years as the NCAA Football Conference realignment is a never ending process as money dictates which schools play in the
    (5) major BCS conferences and who play in the other FBS mid-major football conferences. My collection now contains 21 different CD’s, with Volumes 1 & 13 focus on all five of the power five conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC-12, SEC and Notre Dame). These same conferences are also focused on: Volumes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19, 20 and 14 (alma maters). The mid-major conferences, which now include the AAC, CONF-USA, MAC, MWC an the SUNBELT are representive on Volumes 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 (alma maters). I also now have different fight music CD’s (Volumes 16, 17 and 18 (alma maters) focusing on the schools from the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision). Of course it is impossible to include all the songs on the CD’s, thats for both the FCS and FBS CD’s, so you can also purchase the individual songs from each college for only $1-$5 each depending on the number of songs I have available. And if you already purchased in the past, at least a donation would be of great help to me. To send a donation, just click on the PayPal banner just below. Thank you very much.

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    National Military Family Association: Spouses Scholarships #military, #spouses, #family, #scholarships, #service #members,


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    Military Spouses want to enter the mental health profession. NMFA and Give an Hour want to help.
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    HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS – Hospice Care Association of Southern Tasmania Inc #hotels #in

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    Reserve your tickets NOW!

    There are only 26 places for this wonderful social outing and fund raiser.

    Tickets will be on sale from 11 October but you can get in early by leaving your details HERE .

    About us.

    Hospice Volunteers is a non-faith based, not-for-profit organisation providing volunteer support to people approaching end of life. The support we offer is both emotional and practical and takes into account the needs of family members and care-givers also.

    Hospice Volunteers serves the community by:

    providing a free and reliable volunteer service to people with terminal illness

    working closely with health professionals and services to help maximise care to clients

    providing bereavement support to those whose loved ones have died as a result of terminal
    illness

    offering workshops to organisations and the general public on topics such as grief and
    loss and communication support skills for those involved with end of life care

    raising awareness of hospice and palliative care

    Hospice Volunteers receives a grant from the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, and this meets the majority of running costs. However we continue to rely on fundraising efforts, bequests and donations to help improve and expand our services.

    For more information about Hospice Volunteers, phone 6224 3808 or email us.





    Douglas County (Colorado) Search and Rescue Team Home #douglas #county, #colorado, #mra,


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    DCSAR in the News

    DCSAR is participating in Colorado Gives Day on December 6th.

    Douglas County Search and Rescue Team, Inc. (DCSAR) is a non-profit, all volunteer team dedicated to providing search, rescue, emergency response, and outdoor safety education to the citizens of Douglas County. Colorado. The team also responds to requests for assistance from other search and rescue (SAR) teams in Colorado and around the United States.

    SAR Emergencies Dial 911
    or call 303-660-7500

    DCSAR operates under the authority of the Douglas County Sheriff. Calls range from searches for missing persons in residential areas to rescues of those injured in the wilderness. DCSAR and the Douglas County Sheriff do not charge for search and rescue services. Read more on this issue from the Colorado Search and Rescue Board.

    Learn More

    You can also help save lives by making a tax-deductible contribution to defray operating costs. Visit the Response Area page to learn more about the region we serve and to get ideas of things to see and do in Douglas County.

    Have fun outdoors and stay safe!

    Member of the Mountain Rescue Association


    National Contract Management Association Reviews #national #association #of #contract #managers


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    National Contract Management Association Reviews

    I have been working at National Contract Management Association full-time (Less than a year)

    * NCMA promotes from within and there is someone in almost every department (marketing, certification, chapters) who started as a coordinator and moved up.
    * Good benefits overall AND the office is closed for the week between Christmas and New Year.
    * NCMA is willing to let staff grow in their positions and offers training to enable staff to master new skills.
    * The members (contract managers) are very professional and good to work with.
    * NCMA is on strong financial footing and some staff members have been in their positions 6+ years. Raises are good and overall people are happy.

    There is no place to buy lunch within walking distance.

    – Staff is motivated and dedicated to helping the contract management profession (which some of the staff didn t know about when they started). Staff always keeps members top of mind.

    – Office culture is hard working, but also understanding when people have appointments or commitments outside of work.

    – Paid federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Years the office is closed.

    – The organization is well positioned in its industry, and has great respect among its members.

    – Each department is trusted by management to run their program area with minimal interference, if anything just support.

    – Many staff have been promoted from within. More than half of the departments employ someone who started in member services or another department.

    We re all human and learn as we go, so we ve all made mistakes, but learned from them!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to feedback from employees and continue to encourage collaboration. Continue to encourage work life balance, its a fabulous way to ensure happy employees.

    The Membership team including the Director were the most kind hearted, sincerest employees you could work with. They gave you constructive criticism and very reliable.

    A lot of office politics and two-faced behaviors. The Marketing department is crude, vulgar, unprofessional, and HATED within the office. The Marketing Director is the only pleasant one. Management offers little to no support and there s no real consequences.

    Staff outings are a joke because the marketing, events and graphic design team stay among themselves and talk negatively about the whole office. Defeats the purpose of having staff outings.

    Working here caused me severe social anxiety and depression. No one wants to go into work feeling that way.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a Human Resources person to make sure employees are compliant.

    Administer drug tests (You’d be surprised how many employees would fail)
    Hire more pleasant people with better teamwork skills – in addition they should have better morale and ethics.

    Prevent your employees leaving hours at a time during lunch breaks. You won’t believe how many people I witnessed leave to get car emissions done and go to happy hour DURING work hours.


    NACM – National Association of Credit Management #national #association #of #credit #management,


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    BENEFITS
    of being a member of NACM

    NACM is committed to assisting every member, meeting their needs and addressing their concerns by offering easy-to-obtain, high-quality products, services and programs.
    Here you will find valuable tools for the credit professional, including links to training resources, online education, useful forms and timely publications.

    Take advantage of these resources and so much more as a member of NACM.

    Visit our Knowledge and Resource Center

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    NACM membership begins with a local NACM partner. Join our network today!

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    Please schedule a visit. We are located close to Baltimore and not far from DC.


    Auckland Accommodation – Motel Association of New Zealand #bangkok #hotels

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    Auckland combines big city sophistication with a magnificent natural playground for a truly unique experience. There’s so much to do all within a short distance from the city centre – in no time you can go from the buzzing shops and restaurants downtown to hiking through lush native bush or relaxing in rolling wine country. Make sure you get out on the water, whether it’s a relaxing harbour cruise, kayaking, a fishing charter, whale and dolphin spotting or even sailing on an ex-America’s Cup racing yacht. Visit one of the many islands dotting the sparkling Hauraki Gulf – walk up Rangitoto Island’s iconic volcanic cone for amazing views, visit the wildlife sanctuary.

    Upcoming Events in Auckland

    World Masters Games 2017

    Friday, 21 April, 8:00am

    Staged in Auckland – New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ the World Masters Games is set to host 25,000 athletes competing in 2.

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    Welcome to the NHAA

    Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our Vision is to:

    • Enable practitioners and the practice of herbal and naturopathic medicine to become fully integrated into the primary healthcare system in Australia;
    • Make herbal and naturopathic medicine accessible to all;
    • Maintain the integrity of the profession;
    • Continue to promote the standards and quality of education, of the profession;
    • Make greater career opportunities and research pathways for herbalists and naturopaths;
    • Continue the integration of traditional medicine and evolving science.

    We have a range of membership options for professionals, interested parties and students and our members have access to great resources, our online discussion forum, professional guidance and more!

    We also work to connect the public with our highly trained practitioners through our Find A Practitioner service.

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    Win with BizGiver – make a wish for your business

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    Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

    We are pleased to announce that we are implementing a subtle but important change to the NHAA. Over the coming weeks you will see the way we refer to the association, change to the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia.


    Our board has endorsed this change thanks to the overwhelmingly positive member support following our extended consultation process.

    Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies

    You may be aware that the Labor Party has announced their policy to stop rebates for Natural Therapies if they are elected on July 2, 2016.

    There has been much discussion on this topic. The NHAA would like to clarify some facts and our understanding of the potential impact should this policy be enacted.

    Re herbal supplements lead to hepatic renal transplantation ABC news online 1/3/16

    A recent article in ABC News online described six cases of liver and renal failure ascribed to herbal supplements. While these extremely sad instances of illness are said to be due to a specific class of therapeutic product, there are several aspects to the ABC report that require clarification.


    Minnesota Garlic Festival – Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota #minnesota #rural #education


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    Minnesota Garlic Festival

    Adults: $5, Kids under 12: free
    $1 Parking per vehicle

    ALL WEATHER EVENT!

    Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games and lots of GARLIC all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.

    The best summer community family farm event in MN Glen Hill, former director, MN Food Association

    Minnesota garlic growers will have the first of their fresh gourmet garlic crop at the festival, and it can keep in your kitchen for up to a year! There are over 100 varieties of the country s finest garlic grown here, all planted in the fall, harvested in July, and cured to perfection just in time for the festival. Other than the great taste, it is well documented that garlic is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

    And, yes, we even have garlic ice cream and black garlic .

    The Garlic Festival offers a unique culinary experience with a cadre of renowned Minnesota chefs converging at the festival cafe, “ The Great ‘Scape , and a sumptuous selection of celebrity chefs will present cooking demonstrations on the main stage throughout the day, all under the direction of the our Maven of Mmmmm, Mary Jane Miller. Check back here in the summer to get the full roster.

    My favorite thing all summer Harmony from Hutchinson

    We ll continue our tradition of unique entertainment, with festival favorites returning, plus some new acts. There are plenty of activities for the kids, including the popular kite flying attraction, the Peculiar Pragmatic Promenade, and old-style country picnic games.

    MN Garlic Festival is a ZERO WASTE event! We make a concerted effort to produce no trash if you can t take it home, it s recycled, re-used or composted.

    Come to farm country and Taste the Bounty!

    Produced by the Crow River Chapter. of the Sustainable Farming Association.

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


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

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

    Doctoral Level Licenses

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

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

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

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

    Masters Level Licenses

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner (A.N.P.)

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

    Licensed Psychological Associate (L.P.A.)

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

    Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)

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

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

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

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

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


    Nursing schools in sacramento #kevin #johnson, #charter, #school, #labor, #teachers, #union, #michelle


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    Kevin Johnson’s charter schools have long angered unions. Now teachers there may join one.

    By Loretta Kalb

    May 03, 2017 10:12 AM

    A majority of teachers at the St. Hope Public Schools charter system have signed a petition to become members of the Sacramento City Teachers Association, the labor union announced Wednesday.

    If completed in the coming months, as SCTA officials expect, the marriage of the activist-style teachers union and the charter school system founded by former Mayor Kevin Johnson would be an odd pairing within the Sacramento City Unified School District.

    No other independent charter schools in the district have unionized, and education labor leaders have long been critical of Johnson and his wife, Michelle Rhee. The Sacramento teachers union has remained an ardent opponent of St. Hope since it won school board approval to convert Sacramento High School to a charter campus in 2003.

    Rhee is a prominent advocate for charter schools, chairs the board for St. Hope and is the former chancellor for Washington, D.C. public schools, where she drew controversy for bucking the teachers union.

    “It used to be insurance companies and the trial lawyers doing the big fight,” said Sacramento political consultant Andrew Acosta. “Now you have this becoming much more of teachers unions vs. charter school playing itself out.”

    The Sacramento teachers union has eyed St. Hope schools for years. John Borsos, executive director for the labor group, said there have been periods since the school system was created more than a decade ago that educators expressed an interest in trying to organize.

    “From the moment St. Hope was created, there was always a belief that if educators decided it was right for them, then being unionized made sense,” Borsos said.

    St. Hope has more than 1,600 students and 100 teachers in four schools: Sacramento Charter High, P.S. 7 Middle School, P.S. 7 Elementary and Oak Park Prep. Its largest school – the high school – has more than 900 students and occupies the former campus of Sacramento High School. The city’s oldest high school, Sacramento High faced possible state takeover in 2003. It closed in June and reopened the next fall as a charter. Within a few years, its graduation rates improved and academic performance improved and its dropout rates fell. By 2009, more than 70 percent of its graduating class was accepted to a four-year college.

    Stephanie Farland, a consultant on charter school oversight in California, said she sees the benefits that students can receive when there is no labor agreement. But she also sees the price that young or new teachers pay because of high involvement, home visits and long hours.

    “Charter schools often are successful because they have highly engaged and involved staff,” said Farland, executive director of Sacramento-based Collaborative Solutions for Charter Authorizers, which works with school districts and county education offices in California.

    One of the reasons, she said, is that “most charters don’t have union rules they have to follow. They really work the teachers pretty hard.”

    That translates into historically high turnover rates and burnout, she said. “While they are there, they are doing a great job,” Farland said. “But once they burn out, there are really no protections for them.”

    She said she understands the need for teachers to be paid well and fairly. “But for the charters that are successful and have high expectations for teacher involvement, I think unionization is going to hurt that.”

    Statewide, about 30 percent of charter schools had some form of collective bargaining agreement or representation in 2015, according to the California Charter Schools Association.

    “I think it has a lot to do with the national political context,” Borsos said. “I think there’s a lot of uncertainty and concern. And I think that one thing the labor movement has represented is stability, job security and professional advocacy. And the national turmoil has percolated down into the communities. I think people are feeling the turbulence.”

    Borsos said the labor group expects that “when people see the success that St. Hope educators have,” teachers at other charters will want to join in.

    The SCTA cited a lack of transparency and high turnover as key issues with the St. Hope system.

    Kingsley Melton, a law and public service teacher at Sacramento High, was among those who talked to co-workers about signing the SCTA petition.

    “It was not easy,” Melton said of those conversations. “But it was easy to talk about the issues. We’re all in agreement: teacher turnover, lack of voice in the decision-making process involving kids and financial transparency.”

    Melton, 40, said some teachers were worried about their own job security. But he said he and others are devoted to the school.

    “I do believe wholeheartedly in our school’s mission and vision,” he said, describing the mission as providing students skills and the mindset to graduate from college. “I see unionizing as the best way to do that.”

    Dominique Amis, chief operating officer for St. Hope, said in an email that any unionization may change the culture of success in the school system.

    “We recognize that there are improvements we can make to ensure our staff feel valued and supported,” she wrote. “We think the best way to do this is through direct, collaborative conversations and actions with our staff rather than combative contract negotiations driven by external parties. The flexibility, autonomy, and collaborative environment we have built at St. Hope has dramatically improved the academic performance and outcome for our students.”

    She said that any form of unionization “may challenge the environment and culture of success we have built and prioritize the desires of adults over the needs of our students.”

    Amis cited the high school’s strong record of graduating more college-eligible African American male students than all other high schools in the district. The college-eligible rate for the entire high school, she said, is 98 percent. In 2003, by contrast, just 39 percent of the graduating class was college eligible, she said. The high school serves a mostly minority population.

    SCTA submitted a petition signed by a majority of teachers, psychologists and counselors to the state Public Employment Relations Board on Friday.

    J. Felix De La Torre, general counsel for the employment relations board, said the agency sent a letter to St. Hope Public Schools on Tuesday asking administrators to post notices of the labor effort at school sites for 15 working days.

    De La Torre said the school system has the option of filing an objection to the unionization based on procedural or other grounds, and those objections would be investigated.

    St. Hope also has 20 days to provide the agency with a list of all employees in the proposed labor unit and their job classifications.

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    Mahabaleshwar Hotel Owners Association #when #does #hospice #get #involved

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    WELCOME

    Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj.

    Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old “Kshetra” Mahabaleshwar and part of the Shindola village. Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

    A Heaven on Earth

    Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring.

    That is exactly what Mahabaleshwar is all about. A place to escape the torrid heat, a place to romance strawberries and mulberries, a place to cool off in the thunderous hailstorms that shower the hot tin roofs and plunge the temperatures for lovers to revel in! Mahabaleshwar has something for all – young and old, trekker and stroller, shopper and foodie or maybe someone who just loves to laze around. Therefore, you will find families, backpackers, moony honeymooners, all doing their own thing and generally having a good time.

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    Red Deer Firefighters Association, Local 1190 – Red Deer Firefighters Children –

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    Red Deer Firefighters Children s Charity

    Firefighters continue helping kids long after their shift is over. Over the years the men and women of the Red Deer Fire Department have spent countless hours assisting children within the local community through the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity. Proceeds from fundraisers like our annual Christmas tree pick up, the Change for Children campaign, Firefighter Calender. as well as the many private donations received from the community enable us to get help to the kids that need it most. Some of the projects we’ve supported in the past include:

    Red Deer Library Reading Program

    Loaves and Fishes School Lunch Program

    C.A.R.E. s immigrant youth program

    The provision of A.E.D. s (automated external defribillator) to all major high schools

    Youth and Volunteer Bowl for Kids

    Women s Outreach Program

    Red Deer Regional Hospital Pediatric Ward

    Red Deer Hospice

    Countless individual children and their families who find themselves under extraordinary circumstances and in need of help

    If you would like to make a donation to the Children s Charity or for more information please contact us at:

    Red Deer Fire Fighters Children s Charity

    Red Deer, Alberta





    How to buy a condo with confidence #condo, #mortgage #rates, #home #owners


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    How to buy a condo with confidence

    Buying a condominium is trickier than buying a house because you’ll be sharing living space and financial responsibilities with other owners.

    Not only do you have to find a good location at an affordable price, you also have to consider lots of extra costs, from association fees and special assessments to how well the building is maintained and how strictly it enforces rules on everything from noise to pets.

    These 7 smart moves can help you ask all of the right questions and be confident in the choice you make.

    Smart move 1.Look for a building or development approved by Fannie Mae.

    To get a mortgage with the lowest possible rate and fees, you’ll want a loan that can be sold to Fannie Mae, one of the big government-owned companies that provide most of the money for home loans.

    And Fannie Mae will only buy loans for condos on its list of approved buildings or developments .

    In general, that means you’ve got to buy in a building where:

    • Commercial space takes up no more than 25% of the square footage.
    • At least 10% of association dues are deposited in reserves.
    • Less than 15% of association dues are more than 60 days late.
    • At least 51% of the units in a new building will be owner-occupied.
    • The building is properly insured.
    • There’s no current litigation regarding safety, structural soundness, habitability or functional use.
    • No single entity owns more than 10% of units, except in buildings with five to 20 units, where a single entity can own two units.

    Those are all good things, which is why shopping for a Fannie Mae-approved condo is the first step toward buying with confidence.

    Smart move 2.Shop around for the best financing.

    You can expect to pay about 0.125 of a percentage point more to finance a condo than a single-family home.

    That makes it especially critical that you shop around for a loan.

    Yet a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says nearly half of Americans seriously consider only one lender or broker before applying for a mortgage. And about 75% fill out an application with only one lender.

    Failing to get the best possible deal on a mortgage can cost tens of thousands of dollars in fees and interest over the life of your mortgage.

    Not sure where to start?

    Our extensive database of current mortgage rates lets you quickly compare the lowest available rates and fees from dozens of lenders in your area.

    Smart move 3.Check for healthy financial reserves.

    In a condo development, individual unit owners are jointly responsible for common maintenance, operations and repairs.

    Owners pay monthly homeowners association (HOA) fees for these expenses.

    An association that doesn’t collect enough might be deferring maintenance and failing to build reserves for future needs.

    The result can be a special assessment, an unexpected bill sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars.

    Insufficient monthly dues can also mean a large future increase in HOA fees.

    Buyers should carefully review the complex’s recent board minutes, replacement reserve study and financial statements for potential problems.

    The right monthly HOA fee pays for monthly operating costs and creates a reserve fund that can cover 70% to 100% of anticipated major maintenance costs, like a new roof.

    Be wary of complexes where less than 30% of the anticipated costs are funded.

    Pay attention to the building’s overall condition, too. Aging systems, worn-out amenities and deferred maintenance could signal a future special assessment.

    Smart move 4.Look for a smooth-running organization.

    While you’re reviewing the condo board’s meeting minutes for signs of financial problems, look to see if other problems are being resolved quickly and effectively.

    Taking care of maintenance issues is one of the board’s essential responsibilities.

    Any repair should show up in the notes twice: first, when the board discusses it and decides what to do, and again when the bill is paid and the issue is resolved.

    Maintenance issues reappearing month after month are a sign of an ineffective or dysfunctional board.

    Frequent disputes with residents are another red flag.

    Talk to people who live in the building. Find out if their needs are being met and if issues are being resolved in a reasonable amount of time.

    Neighbors can also provide an idea of the complex’s character.

    Smart move 5.Understand the homeowners association’s rules.

    Condo living means less control over your property and lifestyle. The homeowners association has a say.

    Make sure you’ll be happy living by its rules before you buy. HOAs typically have rules about:

    • Pets.
    • Exterior modifications and seasonal decorations.
    • Overnight guests.
    • Common area use and conduct.

    • Trash disposal.
    • Types of vehicles allowed in parking lots and garages and on-site repairs.
    • Use of private balconies.
    • Noise.
    • Repair and delivery hours.
    • Interior modifications and structural changes.
    • Unit maintenance and upkeep.
    • Window coverings.
    • The HOA’s right to enter your unit.
    • Renting out your unit.
    • Enforcement and penalties for rule violations.

    Smart move 6.Know what personal insurance you’ll need and how much it costs.

    In many cases, the building or development’s master insurance policy only covers fire and storm damage to the primary structure and common areas.

    Unit owners need a homeowners policy that replaces appliances, flooring and cabinetry, as well as personal property such as furniture and clothing.

    That insurance should also reimburse you for special assessments from lawsuits or property damage that the HOA’s insurance or reserves don’t fully cover.

    Lenders may require the owners of beach or riverfront properties to buy flood insurance, a pricey type of coverage with particularly volatile premiums.

    Use the search tool at floodsmart.gov to determine the risk for any address.

    Smart move 7.Make sure the condo meets all of your expectations.

    Don’t settle for anything less than your ideal condo .

    Make sure the level of maintenance meets your standards. You might not agree with what the condo association considers well-maintained.

    If the golf course is a big reason you want to buy there, play a round or two to see if it matches your game and is as well cared for as you would expect.

    If you’re expecting to spend a lot of time at the condo’s pool or beach, ask whether you can spend a day or two lounging by the water. Is it a relaxing retreat for other residents or a beer-and-boom-box-party kind of place?

    Condos are close quarters, so issues like blaring music, screaming kids and barking dogs can become unbearable. Spend some time in the condo itself to see how much noise comes from surrounding units.

    Do the upstairs neighbors stomp around like elephants? Can you hear the baby next door crying?

    These are nasty surprises you want to avoid.

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    VNA Home Health Care Services – Spokane Visiting Nurse Association #palliative #and

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    Quality, Compassionate Health Care at Home

    VNA Home Health Care Services (also known as the Spokane Visiting Nurse Association) is Spokane’s oldest and most trusted home health care provider. serving our community since 1942. VNA cares for people of all ages, with all medical diagnoses.

    As a Providence Sponsored Ministry, VNA cares for all aspects of the person – physical, mental and spiritual. In addition to meeting the needs of patients, VNA staff focus on teaching and supporting caregivers, family and friends, recognizing their importance in the healing process.

    Care is provided by VNA. regardless of ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible by United Way funding, individual and corporate donations, grants, and planned gifts.

    VNA is part of a continuum of care known as Providence Health Care, which includes Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, St.Joseph Care Center, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Holy Family Adult Day Centers, Emilie Court Assisted Living, and health and human service ministries in Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville.

    VNA is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors representing the interests of the community. We are state licensed and Medicare certified.

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    IAHPC Essential Medicines for Palliative Care – International Association for Hospice &

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    IAHPC Essential Medicines for Palliative Care

    IAHPC List of Essential Medicines for Palliative Care

    In collaboration with other organizations, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) developed in 2007 a list of essential medicines for palliative care in response to a request from the Cancer Control Program of the World Health Organization (WHO).

    To work on this proposal, IAHPC formed a working committee which included board members of IAHPC and external advisers from the field. The Committee developed a plan of action which included a modified Delphi process, a general survey among palliative care experts from around the globe, and a face to face meeting in Salzburg, Austria, with representatives from international palliative care and pain relief organizations.

    Below you will find the link to the IAHPC List. The list includes 34 medications of which 14 are already included in the WHO list as essential in the treatment of several conditions, some of which are common in palliative care.

    Partnership organizations in this process:

    • African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
    • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
    • Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Association (APHN)
    • Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
    • Christian Medical College, Vellore – India
    • Eastern and Central Europe Palliative Care Task Force (ECEPT)
    • European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)
    • European Federation of IASP Chapters (EAFIC)
    • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
    • Help The Hospices – UK
    • Hospice Africa Uganda – Uganda
    • Hospice and Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA)
    • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
    • International Palliative Care Initiative – Open Society Institute
    • International Psycho Oncology Society (IPOS)
    • Latin America Association for Palliative Care (ALCP)
    • Li Ka Shing Foundation – China
    • Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
    • National Association for Palliative Care (NHPCO)
    • National Council for Palliative Care – UK
    • Palliative Care Australia (PCA)
    • USA Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Velindre NHS Trust – UK
    • Vietnam CDC, Harvard Medical School AIDS Partnership (VCHAP)
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • World Psychiatric Association (WPA) – Psycho Oncology Program

    To read about the process followed to develop the IAHPC list of Essential Medicines for Palliative Care, click here .

    IAHPC Essential Medicines for Palliative Care List

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    About NNU

    About National Nurses United

    National Nurses United, with more than 150,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.

    NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S. and the major voices of unionized nurses in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.

    Combining the unparalleled record of accomplishments for nurses and patients embodied in the proud history of those nurses associations, which for some span more than 100 years, the establishment of NNU brought to life the dream of a powerful, national movement of direct care RNs.

    At its founding convention in December, 2009, NNU adopted a call for action premised on the principles intended to counter the national assault by the healthcare industry on patient care conditions and standards for nurses, and to promote a unified vision of collective action for nurses with campaigns to:

    • Advance the interests of direct care nurses and patients across the U.S.
    • Organize all direct care RNs “into a single organization capable of exercising influence over the healthcare industry, governments, and employers.”
    • Promote effective collective bargaining representation to all NNU affiliates to promote the economic and professional interests of all direct care RNs.
    • Expand the voice of direct care RNs and patients in public policy, including the enactment of safe nurse to patient ratios and patient advocacy rights in Congress and every state.
    • Win “healthcare justice, accessible, quality healthcare for all, as a human right.”

    In its first year, NNU made some spectacular achievements, including:

    • Organizing 6,500 RNs into NNU in Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, and Texas.
    • Sharing collective bargaining resources and experiences to support major collective bargaining campaigns in Minnesota, Washington DC, and other sites.
    • Sponsoring major national legislation to promote comprehensive reform for patient safety and professional nursing practice, including RN-to-patient ratios modeled on the successful California law sponsored by NNU affiliate CNA.
    • Strengthening the voice of RNs in the national healthcare reform debate, and in electoral campaigns from coast to coast.
    • Most notably, CNA/NNOC sponsored the nation s foremost RN patient safety law, in California, requiring minimum RN-to-patient ratios, the most effective solution in the U.S. for stemming the erosion of care standards in hospitals.

    NNU affiliate members are renown as leading advocates of guaranteed healthcare by expanding and updating Medicare to cover all Americans, for negotiating many of the best collective bargaining contracts for RNs in the nation, and for sponsorship of innovative legislation and regulatory protections for patients and nurses.


    End-of-Life Decisions – End of Life Issues – California Medical Association #eurodisney

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    End-of-Life Decisions

    California law provides individuals the ability to ensure that their health care wishes are known and considered if they become unable to make these decisions themselves.

    The California Medical Association (CMA) encourages Californians to think and talk with loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life medical care before a serious illness or injury occurs. CMA has developed a number of guidelines, forms, and other resources to assist providers, patients, and loved ones with making important end-of-life decisions.

    NEW! California s End Of Life Option Act

    On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the “End of Life Option Act,” permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. The following document discusses the requirements under the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016:

    • CMA On-Call #3459: The California End of Life Option Act
    • On-demand webinar: The California End of Life Option Act: An Overview

    Advance Health Care Directive

    In California, advance directives are the legally recognized format for living wills. An advance directive enables individuals to make sure that their health care wishes are known in advance and considered if for any reason they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives also allow patients to appoint a health care “agent” who will have legal authority to make health care decisions in the event that the patient is incapacitated, or immediately upon appointment if the patient expressly grants such authority.

    See below for more information about advance directives, or to purchase CMA’s Advance Health Care Directive Toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in English (rev. 3/14)
    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in Spanish (rev. 9/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

    Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in 2009 became a legally recognized document, similar to the widely used do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. The POLST form, used for patients with a serious illness or whose life expectancy is a year or less, outlines a plan of care reflecting the patient s wishes concerning medical treatment and interventions at life s end. The POLST form complements an advance directive by turning a patient s treatment preferences into actionable medical orders.

    See below for more information about POLST, or to purchase CMA’s POLST toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • 2016 POLST form (effective January 1, 2016)
    • CMA POLST Kit in English (rev. 12/15)
    • CMA POLST Kit in Spanish (rev. 10/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

    The Pre-Hospital DNR form, developed by the California Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the California Medical Association, instructs EMS personnel to forgo resuscitation attempts in the event of a patient’s cardiopulmonary arrest. Below you will find CMA resources that include additional details about DNR requests and purchasing information for the DNR form in English and Spanish.

    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in English
    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in Spanish
    • CMA On-Call #3453. Decisions Regarding Resuscitative Measures DNR Requests Orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2015)

    Other Resources

    CMA’s Health Law Library
    Updated annually, CMA’s online health law library contains nearly 5000 pages of valuable information for physicians and their staff. The CMA Center for Legal Affairs has developed several On-Call documents on important end-of-life issues in the medical practice. Access to the library is FREE to members. Nonmembers can purchase documents for $2 per page.

    • On-Call #3452. Documenting Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment
    • On-Call #3454. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Patient Self-Determination Act and Joint Commission
    • On-Call #3455. Physician-Assisted Suicide
    • On-Call #3456. Responding to Request for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3458. CMA Model Policy: Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3400. Autopsies
    • On-Call #3401. Organ and Tissue Donation
    • On-Call #3402. Pronouncement of Death and Death Certificates
    • On-Call #3403. Pronouncement of Death Diagnosis of Death by Neurologic Criteria

    For Patients
    For more information about end-of-life medical decisions, visit the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) website, www.coalitionccc.org.

    The booklet Finding Your Way was written by the Center for Healthcare Decisions as a useful guide to thinking about and discussing end-of-life issues. To order a copy, visit the CCCC website or call the organization at (916) 489-2222.

    If you have a serious medical condition or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, CMA encourages you to talk to your doctor about POLST. Before initiating that conversation, you may wish to visit www.capolst.org or the California Coalition for Compassionate Care website for more information.

    For Providers
    End-of-life resources for health care providers are available at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California website. CCCC also provides decision guides. palliative care tools and resources for physicians.





    VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care – Visiting Nurses Association #fashion #store

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    OUR HOSPICE TEAM:

    Our team members are professionals with a strong commitment to providing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care.

    It was the patient’s last wish to die at home. Without Hospice, this would have been impossible and a frightening experience. I appreciate all who helped through this difficult time.”
    -Dorothy Allen

    We take Medicare and Medicaid and some third-party payers. Donations we’ve received allow us to provide the extra services that are so important to patients and families.

    ABOUT HOSPICE OF VNA Rhode island

    Hospice of the VNA of Rhode Island provides specialized and individual supportive care to the patient and family.

    We are a non-profit organization and have provided Hospice care in patients’ homes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for many decades. The VNA of Rhode Island began in April of 1900, and a member of our team participated in the ground-breaking group of professionals who started Hospice in the United States.

    Our home care agency, VNA of Rhode Island, also provides Palliative Care for terminally ill patients who want to continue curative treatments.

    Our offices are centrally located in Warwick, but our clinicians travel from all over the state.

    Meet our Palliative/Hospice Team of Health Care Professionals.

    Our nurses, social workers, chaplain, physician, bereavement counselor, nurse practitioner and clinical supervisor are all trained in the special kind of care that is unique to our program. These are very special people.





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    Lawyer Referral & Information Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Alzheimer s Association – Late-Stage Caregiving #hospice #programs

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    Late-Stage Caregiving

    As the disease advances, the needs of the person living with Alzheimer’s will change and deepen. A person with late-stage Alzheimer’s usually:

    Has difficulty eating and swallowing

    Needs assistance walking and eventually is unable to walk

    Needs full-time help with personal care

    Is vulnerable to infections, especially pneumonia

    Loses the ability to communicate with words

    Your role as a caregiver

    During the late stages, your role focuses on preserving dignity and quality of life. Although a person in the late stage of Alzheimer’s typically loses the ability to talk and express needs, research tells us that some core of the person’s self may remain.

    At this point in the disease, the world is primarily experienced through the senses. You can express your caring through touch, sound, sight, taste and smell. For example, try:

    Playing his or her favorite music

    Reading portions of beloved books

    Looking at family photos together

    Preparing a favorite meal

    Applying lotion with a favorite scent into the skin

    Brushing the person’s hair

    Sitting outside together on a nice day

    Late-stage care options

    Since care needs are extensive during the late stage, they may exceed what you can provide at home, even with additional assistance. This may mean moving the person into a facility in order to get the care needed.

    Deciding on late-stage care can be one of the most difficult decisions families face. Families that have been through the process tell us that it is best to gather information and move forward, rather than second guessing decisions after the fact. There are many good ways to provide quality care. Remember, regardless of where the care takes place, the decision is about making sure the person receives the care needed. To find local late-stage care options, use our free online Community Resource Finder .

    At the end of life, another option is hospice. The underlying philosophy of hospice focuses on quality and dignity by providing comfort, care and support services for people with terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for hospice benefits under Medicare, a physician must diagnosis the person with Alzheimer’s disease as having less than six months to live. Ideally, discussions about end-of-life care wishes should take place while the person with the dementia still has the capacity to make decisions and share wishes about life-sustaining treatment.

    Food and fluids

    One of the most important daily caregiving tasks during late-stage Alzheimer’s is monitoring eating. As a person becomes less active, he or she will require less food. But, a person in this stage of the disease also may forget to eat or lose his or her appetite.

    To help the person in late-stage Alzheimer’s stay nourished, allow plenty of time for eating and try these tips:

    Make sure the person is in a comfortable, upright position .
    To aid digestion, keep the person upright for 30 minutes after eating.

    Adapt foods if swallowing is a problem .
    Choose soft foods that can be chewed and swallowed easily. Make liquids thicker by adding cornstarch, unflavored gelatin or food thickeners. Learn the Heimlich in case of an emergency.

    Encourage self-feeding .
    Begin by putting food on a spoon, gently putting his or her hand on the spoon, and guiding it to the person’s mouth. Serve finger foods if the person has difficulty using utensils.

    Assist the person with feeding, if needed .
    Alternate small bites with fluids. You may need to remind the person to chew or swallow.

    Encourage fluids .
    Because the sense of thirst diminishes in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, the person may not realize that he or she is thirsty. Encourage the person to drink liquids or to eat foods such as watermelon, peaches or pears.

    Monitor weight .
    While weight loss during the end of life is to be expected, it also may be a sign of inadequate nutrition, another illness or medication side effects.

    Bowel and bladder function

    Difficulty with toileting and incontinence are very common at this stage in the disease. The person may need to be walked to the restroom and guided through the process.

    To maintain bowel and bladder function:

    Set a toileting schedule.
    Keep a written record of when the person goes to the bathroom, and when and how much the person eats and drinks in order to plan a schedule.

  • Limit liquids before bedtime .
    Limit liquids at least two hours before bedtime.

    Use incontinence products .
    Adult briefs and bed pads are appropriate as nighttime backup.

    Monitor bowel movements .
    It is not necessary for the person to have a bowel movement every day, but if there are three consecutive days without a bowel movement, he or she may be constipated. In such instances, it may help to add natural laxatives to the diet.

    Skin and body health

    A person with late-stage Alzheimer s can become chair-bound or bedridden. This can result in skin breakdown, pressure sores and “freezing” of joints.

    To keep skin and body healthy:

    Relieve body pressure and improve circulation.
    Change the person s position at least every two hours.

    Learn how to lift the person .
    A care provider, such as a nurse or physical therapist, can provide instructions on how to properly lift the person without causing injury.

    Keep skin clean and dry .
    Since skin can tear or bruise easily, use gentle motions and avoid friction when cleaning. Wash with mild soap and blot dry.

    Reduce the risk of bedsores .
    Use pillows or pads to protect bony areas such as elbows, heels and hips.

    Maintain range of motion in the joints .
    “Freezing” of the joints can occur when a person is confined to a chair or bed. Ask the doctor if range of motion exercises might be beneficial.

    Infections and pneumonia

    The inability to move around during late-stage Alzheimer’s disease can make a person more vulnerable to infections.

    To help prevent infections:

    Keep the teeth and mouth clean .
    Good oral hygiene reduces the risk of bacteria in the mouth that can lead to pneumonia. Gently brush the person’s teeth, gums and tongue after each meal. If the person wears dentures, remove them and clean them every night.

    Treat cuts and scrapes immediately.
    Clean cuts with warm soapy water and apply an antibiotic ointment.

    Protect against flu and pneumonia.
    The flu (influenza) can lead to pneumonia (infection in the lungs). It’s vital for the person with Alzheimer’s as well as his or her caregivers to get flu vaccines every year to help reduce the risk. A vaccine to guard against pneumococcal pneumonia is also available.

    Pain and illness

    Communicating pain becomes difficult in the late stages. If you suspect pain or illness, see a doctor as soon as possible to find the cause.

    To recognize pain and illness:

    Look for physical signs.
    Signs of pain and illness include pale skin tone; flushed skin tone; dry, pale gums; mouth sores; vomiting; feverish skin; or swelling of any part of the body.

    Pay attention to nonverbal signs .
    Gestures, spoken sounds and facial expressions may signal discomfort.

    Watch for changes in behavior.
    Anxiety, agitation, shouting and sleeping problems can all be signs of pain.





  • Hospice – Palliative Care Association of the Rockies #hotels #in #key #west

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    Welcome to the Hospice Palliative Care Association of the Rockies Find-a-Provider page. Here you can find a provider that’s right for you, whether you or your loved one lives in Denver or Durango — or some other part of the state. Click arrow for details. Read More

    Our 2015 Fall Conference presented national experts from a leading national hospice, a leading hospice analytics firm, an inspirational author as well as the founder of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation. We hope to see you in Spring 2016. Read More

    Our resource center for families and patients will answer many of your questions regarding hospice and palliative care. It includes frequently asked questions and resource links, as well as help for veterans and those grieving a pet. Read More

    News from the Blog

    The Colorado Dept. of Health Care Policy Financing (HCPF) has announced the creation of the Colorado Medicaid Enrollment and.

    Home Care, Home Health Hospice Conference Theme: New Horizons, New Solutions May 4-6, 2016 – Keystone Resort Conference.

    Hospice, Home Care Home Health Conference Theme: New Horizons, New Solutions May 4-6, 2016 – Keystone Resort Conference.

    Conference rates are deeply discounted for HPCAR members. Join or renew your membership today to take advantage of lower registration.

    Hospice, Home Care, Home Health Conference Theme: New Horizons, New Solutions May 4-6, 2016 – Keystone Resort Conference.

    This year s Rocky Mountain Hospice Home Care conference is Thursday-Friday, May 5 6, with pre-conference sessions on Wednesday.





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    Mortgage Broker and Branches

    MB MBB: Mortgage Broker and Branches – Chapter 494, Florida Statutes: The license is required for an entity conducting loan originator activities through one or more licensed loan originators employed by the mortgage broker or as independent contractors to the mortgage broker.

    Mortgage Broker Branch: This license is required for mortgage broker licensees who conduct business at locations other than their principal place of business:

    1. The address of which appears on business cards, stationery, or advertising used by the licensee in connection with business conducted under this chapter;
    2. At which the licensee’s name, advertising or promotional materials, or signage suggests that mortgage loans are originated or negotiated.
    3. At which mortgage loans are originated or negotiated by a licensee.

    Application Requirements and License Maintenance

    All mortgage license applications, amendments and renewal filings must now be filed through Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS).

    Exemptions from Licensure

    Click here for Licensing Exemptions

    Mortgage Broker Application Requirements

    Click here for the Mortgage Broker License Application Checklist

    Renewing License

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    Forms

    Click here for Licensing Forms.

    OFR-494-09 – Mortgage Brokerage Deposit Account Form

    OFR-494-10 – Transaction and Lending Journal

    OFR-494-12 – Noninstitutional Investor Funds Account

    Statutes and Rules

    Chapter 494. Florida Statutes – Loan Originators and Mortgage Brokers

    Rule 69V-40. Florida Administrative Code – Mortgage Brokerage


    Hawaii Association Of School Psychologists #national #association #of #school #psychologists


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    Study and become a School Psychologist in Hawai’i

    GET STARTED THIS PROGRAM STARTS AUGUST 2017

    HAWAI’I (OAHU) + ONLINE HYBRID DELIVERY

    You will learn from UNC faculty and local instructors who know the needs of the school population in Hawai’i.

    What does Hybrid delivery mean?

    – In-person classes for the program in Hawai’i are supplemented with online learning to help students maintain close contact with faculty.

    – Fall and Spring term coursework features hybrid courses (which blend face-to-face weekend sessions with additional work completed online).

    – Summer coursework will involve two 10-day, face-to-face intensive sessions with additional work completed online. The in-person sessions will span two consecutive weekends (Friday start) and the weekdays (evenings only) in between.

    Classes held on O’ahu at the Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei: 909 Haumea St. Kapolei, HI 96707

    Who are School Psychologists?

    School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

    School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e. school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.

    Learn More

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    Become a member

    Join H ASP and begin the professional development.

     Special CPD credit courses.
     Professional events where you can learn from colleagues.
     Conferences that focus on important issues in Hawai’i.

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    Mahabaleshwar Hotel Owners Association #discount #hotels

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    WELCOME

    Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. With one of the few evergreen forests of India, it served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj.

    Mahabaleshwar comprises three villages: Malcolm Peth, Old “Kshetra” Mahabaleshwar and part of the Shindola village. Mahabaleshwar is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

    A Heaven on Earth

    Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring.

    That is exactly what Mahabaleshwar is all about. A place to escape the torrid heat, a place to romance strawberries and mulberries, a place to cool off in the thunderous hailstorms that shower the hot tin roofs and plunge the temperatures for lovers to revel in! Mahabaleshwar has something for all – young and old, trekker and stroller, shopper and foodie or maybe someone who just loves to laze around. Therefore, you will find families, backpackers, moony honeymooners, all doing their own thing and generally having a good time.

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    End-of-Life Decisions – End of Life Issues – California Medical Association #roach

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    End-of-Life Decisions

    California law provides individuals the ability to ensure that their health care wishes are known and considered if they become unable to make these decisions themselves.

    The California Medical Association (CMA) encourages Californians to think and talk with loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life medical care before a serious illness or injury occurs. CMA has developed a number of guidelines, forms, and other resources to assist providers, patients, and loved ones with making important end-of-life decisions.

    NEW! California s End Of Life Option Act

    On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the “End of Life Option Act,” permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. The following document discusses the requirements under the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016:

    • CMA On-Call #3459: The California End of Life Option Act
    • On-demand webinar: The California End of Life Option Act: An Overview

    Advance Health Care Directive

    In California, advance directives are the legally recognized format for living wills. An advance directive enables individuals to make sure that their health care wishes are known in advance and considered if for any reason they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives also allow patients to appoint a health care “agent” who will have legal authority to make health care decisions in the event that the patient is incapacitated, or immediately upon appointment if the patient expressly grants such authority.

    See below for more information about advance directives, or to purchase CMA’s Advance Health Care Directive Toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in English (rev. 3/14)
    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in Spanish (rev. 9/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

    Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in 2009 became a legally recognized document, similar to the widely used do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. The POLST form, used for patients with a serious illness or whose life expectancy is a year or less, outlines a plan of care reflecting the patient s wishes concerning medical treatment and interventions at life s end. The POLST form complements an advance directive by turning a patient s treatment preferences into actionable medical orders.

    See below for more information about POLST, or to purchase CMA’s POLST toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • 2016 POLST form (effective January 1, 2016)
    • CMA POLST Kit in English (rev. 12/15)
    • CMA POLST Kit in Spanish (rev. 10/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

    The Pre-Hospital DNR form, developed by the California Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the California Medical Association, instructs EMS personnel to forgo resuscitation attempts in the event of a patient’s cardiopulmonary arrest. Below you will find CMA resources that include additional details about DNR requests and purchasing information for the DNR form in English and Spanish.

    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in English
    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in Spanish
    • CMA On-Call #3453. Decisions Regarding Resuscitative Measures DNR Requests Orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2015)

    Other Resources

    CMA’s Health Law Library
    Updated annually, CMA’s online health law library contains nearly 5000 pages of valuable information for physicians and their staff. The CMA Center for Legal Affairs has developed several On-Call documents on important end-of-life issues in the medical practice. Access to the library is FREE to members. Nonmembers can purchase documents for $2 per page.

    • On-Call #3452. Documenting Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment
    • On-Call #3454. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Patient Self-Determination Act and Joint Commission
    • On-Call #3455. Physician-Assisted Suicide
    • On-Call #3456. Responding to Request for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3458. CMA Model Policy: Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3400. Autopsies
    • On-Call #3401. Organ and Tissue Donation
    • On-Call #3402. Pronouncement of Death and Death Certificates
    • On-Call #3403. Pronouncement of Death Diagnosis of Death by Neurologic Criteria

    For Patients
    For more information about end-of-life medical decisions, visit the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) website, www.coalitionccc.org.

    The booklet Finding Your Way was written by the Center for Healthcare Decisions as a useful guide to thinking about and discussing end-of-life issues. To order a copy, visit the CCCC website or call the organization at (916) 489-2222.

    If you have a serious medical condition or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, CMA encourages you to talk to your doctor about POLST. Before initiating that conversation, you may wish to visit www.capolst.org or the California Coalition for Compassionate Care website for more information.

    For Providers
    End-of-life resources for health care providers are available at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California website. CCCC also provides decision guides. palliative care tools and resources for physicians.





    Alzheimer s Association – Facts and Figures #bloomsbury #hotel

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    ALZHEIMER’S FACTS AND FIGURES

    Prevalence

    The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing – and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

    • Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer’s).
    • One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.
    • By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

    These numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years, as the baby boom generation has begun to reach age 65 and beyond, the age range of greatest risk of Alzheimer’s. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5.2 million to a projected 13.8 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent or cure the disease. Previous estimates based on high range projections of population growth provided by the U.S. Census suggest that this number may be as high as 16 million.

    Mortality

    Among people age 70, 61 percent of those with Alzheimer’s are expected to die before the age of 80 compared with 30 percent of people without Alzheimer’s – a rate twice as high.

    Alzheimer’s disease is officially listed as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It is the fifth-leading cause of death for people age 65 and older. As the population of the United States ages, Alzheimer’s is becoming a more common cause of death. Although deaths from other major causes have decreased significantly in the last decade, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased significantly – 71 percent. In 2013, over 84,000 Americans died from Alzheimer’s according to official death certificates; however, in 2016, an estimated 700,000 people with Alzheimer’s will die, and the disease likely will contribute to many of those deaths.

    Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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    Caregivers

    In 2015, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. That care had an estimated economic value of $221.3 billion. This is approximately 47 percent of the net value of Walmart sales in 2014 and eight times the total revenue of McDonald’s in 2014.

    • Approximately two-thirds of caregivers are women, and 34 percent are age 65 or older.
    • 41 percent of caregivers have a household income of $50,000 or less.
    • On average, care contributors lose over $15,000 in annual income as a result of reducing or quitting work to meet the demands of caregiving.

    Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll on caregivers. Nearly 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high; about 40 percent suffer from depression. One in five care contributors cut back on their own doctor visits because of their care responsibilities. And, among caregivers, 74 percent report they are “somewhat” to “very” concerned about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver.

    Cost to nation

    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the costliest chronic diseases to society. The growing Alzheimer’s crisis is helping to bankrupt Medicare.

    • In 2016, total payments for health care, long-term care and hospice are estimated to be $236 billion for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, with just under half of the costs borne by Medicare.
    • Medicare and Medicaid are expected to cover $160 billion, or 68 percent, of the total health care and long-term care payments for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
    • Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In 2050, it will be one in every three dollars.

    Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer’s is projected to cost more than $1 trillion (in 2016 dollars). Costs to Medicare will increase 360 percent. This dramatic rise includes a nearly five-fold increase in government spending under Medicare and Medicaid and a nearly five-fold increase in out-of pocket spending.

    Financial impact on families

    Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll – not just on those with the disease, but on entire families.

    How much of their own money do families spend to provide for the needs of the person with Alzheimer’s? Are families prepared to handle the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease? Because studies on this important topic are scarce, the Alzheimer’s Association commissioned a nationwide scientific survey of more than 3,500 Americans who were asked these questions and more.

    Alarmingly, the survey revealed that many care contributors had to cut back on basic necessities – such as food and medical care – for themselves and their families. They are 28 percent more likely than other adults to eat less or go hungry because they cannot afford to pay for food. At the same time, many survey respondents had misconceptions about what expenses Medicare and Medicaid cover, leaving them unprepared to handle the tremendous costs associated with the disease. Taken together, the results of the survey point to the significant financial burden placed on families because their friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can no longer afford to take care of themselves.

    Put financial and legal plans in place.
    PLAN AHEAD

    Alzheimer’s Disease Facts in Each State

    The 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report contains data on the impact of this disease in every state across the nation. Click below to see the effect that Alzheimer’s is having in your state.





    Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio – Home Health – Hospice Care #hawaii

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    Meeting Your High Standards for Home Care Services

    Making a referral for home care and hospice services is easy. However, finding solutions and resources to provide every patient with a seamless continuum of care can take effort. VNA of Ohio is here to help. Following physician orders, our dedicated staff provides care coordination and comprehensive services to keep patients safe and independent, wherever they call home.

    Hospice signifies the comprehensive approach to meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients with a life-limiting illness. At this critical time, you need the full support of a trusted partner and medical team who are specialists in hospice care. Download the following guide for a series of questions to ask when selecting the hospice provider that will work best for you and your family.

    Thank you for your referring your patient to Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio. The following checklist is essential for fast and efficient processing, and ultimately, providing care to your patient in a timely manner. To ensure every patient receives the highest quality home care experience, download the following information to serve as your guide for referring a patient today.





    VNA Home Health Care Services – Spokane Visiting Nurse Association #motels #in

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    Quality, Compassionate Health Care at Home

    VNA Home Health Care Services (also known as the Spokane Visiting Nurse Association) is Spokane’s oldest and most trusted home health care provider. serving our community since 1942. VNA cares for people of all ages, with all medical diagnoses.

    As a Providence Sponsored Ministry, VNA cares for all aspects of the person – physical, mental and spiritual. In addition to meeting the needs of patients, VNA staff focus on teaching and supporting caregivers, family and friends, recognizing their importance in the healing process.

    Care is provided by VNA. regardless of ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible by United Way funding, individual and corporate donations, grants, and planned gifts.

    VNA is part of a continuum of care known as Providence Health Care, which includes Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, St.Joseph Care Center, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Holy Family Adult Day Centers, Emilie Court Assisted Living, and health and human service ministries in Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville.

    VNA is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors representing the interests of the community. We are state licensed and Medicare certified.

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    Spokane’s Visiting Nurses Since 1942

    A United Way Member Agency





    Advanced Certification: Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification – The National Association of Catholic

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    Advanced Certification:
    Hospice Palliative Chaplain Certification

    About Advanced Certification of Hospice Palliative Chaplaincy (ACHPC)

    Palliative Medicine is a discipline that cultivates in each practitioner (nurse, physician, chaplain, social worker etc.) a servant’s heart and a sage’s mind. One’s effectiveness in this specialty can never be adequately assessed within a set of competencies and/or prescribed guidelines but rather in the human crucible of an integrated, interdisciplinary practice that draws equally from each one’s soulfulness as well as from each one’s skill and life experiences.

    This specialty certification IS NOT about acquiring greater power or prestige, or mastering a particular set of skills/competencies or securing additional letters after one’s name, or delivering a stellar performance at the time of the interview.

    This certification IS a special invitation for an individual candidate to go more deeply in one’s own spiritual life and to learn the way of the wounded healer – the way of authenticity, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. This disposition of mind and heart is cultivated from the inside out and flourishes in an environment where honesty, humility, and courage are in ample supply.

    This certification process invites the candidate to befriend the blessing of paradox and begin to weave a tapestry of harmony within oneself (in solitude) and with others (in community). This process builds upon the foundational belief that “the patient and I are essentially the same” and in this actual ministering of one to the other (patient, family, staff, team members etc.) blest and broken, we become sacrament for each other and a living sign of God’s healing redemptive love in our world. Facilitation of this part of the certification assessment process will invite each candidate to draw from a living palette that evokes a blend of head and heart and is reflective of the human experience – both of the candidate and of those he/she serves.

    The interview team will be interdisciplinary and will be specifically assessing the candidate for indications of ones’ personal integration and ongoing formation, as demonstrated by:

    • Major loss integration
    • Self-awareness understanding
    • Human to human availability
    • Understanding of relevant concepts
    • Team collaboration, leadership and education contributions

    The interview team will discern together each applicant’s desire and capability to be a leader/innovator in recognizing and fostering an Interdisciplinary Team’s (IDT) continuing development in the areas of team respect, openness to new ideas and perspectives, and compassion for all involved in the palliative care/hospice arena. At the completion of the interview, the Interview Team votes to recommend or not to recommend the Applicant to the Certification Commission for certification. It is the decision of the Certification Commission to certify or not to certify.

    PREREQUISITES

    • You must be a full member in good standing with the NACC.
    • You must be Board Certified as an NACC Chaplain or Supervisor.
    • You must have at least 500 hours of documented direct spiritual care ministry dedicated to palliative care or hospice (e.g. patient and family visits, ethics consultations, family conferences, medical record documentation).
    • You must have completed extensive education in the field of palliative care, hospice philosophy and/or thanatology.
    • You must have ten hours (not in succession) of direct clinical supervision or professional consultation regarding one’s personal and professional growth in palliative care or hospice ministry (conducted by the CPE supervisor or other member of the interdisciplinary team that provides supervision).

    Upon contacting the office for you will receive:

    • The application for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • The Checklist for Supportive Materials required for Advanced Certification as a Hospice Palliative Chaplain
    • NACC Certification Procedures Manual for Advanced Certification as Hospice Palliative Chaplain

    The National Association of Catholic Chaplains advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.





    End-of-Life Decisions – End of Life Issues – California Medical Association #stages

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    End-of-Life Decisions

    California law provides individuals the ability to ensure that their health care wishes are known and considered if they become unable to make these decisions themselves.

    The California Medical Association (CMA) encourages Californians to think and talk with loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life medical care before a serious illness or injury occurs. CMA has developed a number of guidelines, forms, and other resources to assist providers, patients, and loved ones with making important end-of-life decisions.

    NEW! California s End Of Life Option Act

    On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the “End of Life Option Act,” permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. The following document discusses the requirements under the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect June 9, 2016:

    • CMA On-Call #3459: The California End of Life Option Act
    • On-demand webinar: The California End of Life Option Act: An Overview

    Advance Health Care Directive

    In California, advance directives are the legally recognized format for living wills. An advance directive enables individuals to make sure that their health care wishes are known in advance and considered if for any reason they are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives also allow patients to appoint a health care “agent” who will have legal authority to make health care decisions in the event that the patient is incapacitated, or immediately upon appointment if the patient expressly grants such authority.

    See below for more information about advance directives, or to purchase CMA’s Advance Health Care Directive Toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in English (rev. 3/14)
    • CMA Advance Health Care Directive Kit in Spanish (rev. 9/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

    Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in 2009 became a legally recognized document, similar to the widely used do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. The POLST form, used for patients with a serious illness or whose life expectancy is a year or less, outlines a plan of care reflecting the patient s wishes concerning medical treatment and interventions at life s end. The POLST form complements an advance directive by turning a patient s treatment preferences into actionable medical orders.

    See below for more information about POLST, or to purchase CMA’s POLST toolkit, available in English and Spanish:

    • 2016 POLST form (effective January 1, 2016)
    • CMA POLST Kit in English (rev. 12/15)
    • CMA POLST Kit in Spanish (rev. 10/14)
    • CMA On-Call #3451. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment – Advance Directives and POLST (2015)
    • CMA On-Call #3450. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients Without Advance Directive or POLST (2015)

    Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

    The Pre-Hospital DNR form, developed by the California Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the California Medical Association, instructs EMS personnel to forgo resuscitation attempts in the event of a patient’s cardiopulmonary arrest. Below you will find CMA resources that include additional details about DNR requests and purchasing information for the DNR form in English and Spanish.

    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in English
    • Do Not Resuscitate Form in Spanish
    • CMA On-Call #3453. Decisions Regarding Resuscitative Measures DNR Requests Orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2015)

    Other Resources

    CMA’s Health Law Library
    Updated annually, CMA’s online health law library contains nearly 5000 pages of valuable information for physicians and their staff. The CMA Center for Legal Affairs has developed several On-Call documents on important end-of-life issues in the medical practice. Access to the library is FREE to members. Nonmembers can purchase documents for $2 per page.

    • On-Call #3452. Documenting Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment
    • On-Call #3454. Decisions Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Patient Self-Determination Act and Joint Commission
    • On-Call #3455. Physician-Assisted Suicide
    • On-Call #3456. Responding to Request for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3458. CMA Model Policy: Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment
    • On-Call #3400. Autopsies
    • On-Call #3401. Organ and Tissue Donation
    • On-Call #3402. Pronouncement of Death and Death Certificates
    • On-Call #3403. Pronouncement of Death Diagnosis of Death by Neurologic Criteria

    For Patients
    For more information about end-of-life medical decisions, visit the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) website, www.coalitionccc.org.

    The booklet Finding Your Way was written by the Center for Healthcare Decisions as a useful guide to thinking about and discussing end-of-life issues. To order a copy, visit the CCCC website or call the organization at (916) 489-2222.

    If you have a serious medical condition or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, CMA encourages you to talk to your doctor about POLST. Before initiating that conversation, you may wish to visit www.capolst.org or the California Coalition for Compassionate Care website for more information.

    For Providers
    End-of-life resources for health care providers are available at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California website. CCCC also provides decision guides. palliative care tools and resources for physicians.





    VNA of Rhode Island Hospice Care – Visiting Nurses Association #home #medical

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    OUR HOSPICE TEAM:

    Our team members are professionals with a strong commitment to providing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care.

    It was the patient’s last wish to die at home. Without Hospice, this would have been impossible and a frightening experience. I appreciate all who helped through this difficult time.”
    -Dorothy Allen

    We take Medicare and Medicaid and some third-party payers. Donations we’ve received allow us to provide the extra services that are so important to patients and families.

    ABOUT HOSPICE OF VNA Rhode island

    Hospice of the VNA of Rhode Island provides specialized and individual supportive care to the patient and family.

    We are a non-profit organization and have provided Hospice care in patients’ homes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for many decades. The VNA of Rhode Island began in April of 1900, and a member of our team participated in the ground-breaking group of professionals who started Hospice in the United States.

    Our home care agency, VNA of Rhode Island, also provides Palliative Care for terminally ill patients who want to continue curative treatments.

    Our offices are centrally located in Warwick, but our clinicians travel from all over the state.

    Meet our Palliative/Hospice Team of Health Care Professionals.

    Our nurses, social workers, chaplain, physician, bereavement counselor, nurse practitioner and clinical supervisor are all trained in the special kind of care that is unique to our program. These are very special people.