St Giles Hospice: Welcome To St Giles Hospice #home #health #care #services

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Welcome to St Giles Hospice

St Giles Hospice, a registered charity, offers specialist care in a variety of settings for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and helpers. The care is provided free of charge, irrespective of personal circumstances.

Care is offered at the hospice’s centres in Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Whittington (between Lichfield and Tamworth) and Uttoxeter – as well as in patients’ own homes across the region.

Become A Beacon Hospice Volunteer #medicare #hospice #regulations

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Become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer

If you have a passion for caring for others, and if you re looking for a way to make a difference in people s lives, you should consider becoming a Beacon Hospice Volunteer.

The Beacon Hospice approach to care creates an environment of hope, comfort. and dignity for both hospice patients and their families. Our patient centered approach extends through our volunteers, as a helping hand and calming presence can make an enormous difference in the lives of others.

As you can imagine, the activities you will do as a Beacon Hospice Volunteer may come in many forms. From reading at a patient s bedside and knitting lap blankets, to joining Reiki and pet therapy programs. there is something for everyone. With many different and unique volunteer opportunities, all free of cost, becoming a Beacon Hospice volunteer is a great way to make a lasting difference in your own life and in the lives of others.

Common Volunteer activities often include:
Patients areas of interest:
Playing chess, cards, board games
Knitting, scrapbooking, painting and other art projects
Writing letters
Helping to create life reviews

Household Tasks:
Running errands
Walking pets
Grocery shopping
Light meal preparation
Light housekeeping

Emotional Support:
Providing respite for caregivers
Sitting silently, when appropriate
Providing spiritual support when requested
Understanding and respecting

Beacon Hospice s staff of Volunteer Coordinators is here and ready to connect you with the right program and activity that fits your needs. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a Beacon Hospice Volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators today at your local care center. To find the Beacon Hospice care center nearest you, click HERE .

“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

People volunteer for many reasons, some more obvious than others. There’s something for everyone to think about in the following list.

  • Help others and the community. This comes to mind first, but you’ll see in the list that not all reasons to volunteer are selfless (and that’s okay!)
  • Achieve new status and self-esteem. Besides good feelings within us, a volunteer position can create a new title or position of responsibility than may not be available in your workplace.
  • Expand social and professional networks. Many people use volunteer activities to meet interesting people who share their interests and may even need their professional skills.
  • Develop new skills and demonstrate existing talents. We offer specialized training for volunteers and your accomplishments as a volunteer can be as noteworthy as those that occur on the job.
  • Polish a resume. Adding volunteer activities shows a commitment to working for others and experience in a particular field.
  • Connect with someone you love. Couples or families who volunteer together gain a sense of deep satisfaction from doing something good for others and sharing the experience. Our volunteer department will gladly talk to you about opportunities at Beacon Hospice.


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Kitsap Hospice slated to open care center – Port Orchard Independent #hospice

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Kitsap Hospice slated to open care center

Hospice of Kitsap County formally opened its Bremerton Care Center this week and plans to begin receiving patients within the next four to six weeks.

“This is another way for people to receive hospice care in the county,” said Deputy Executive Director Valerie Youngren. “Sometimes staying at home is not an option, because the symptoms are too complicated or there is no caregiver available. And there is nothing that can be done for them in the hospital.”

Hospice care is designed to make people with a terminal illness more comfortable at the end of their lives. The average stay in hospice care is seven days.

The new center, formerly the assisted-living portion of the Belmont Care Center, has 15 private rooms. It will be staffed around the clock by four to eight people at a time, plus volunteers.

Unlike long-term care facilities that are designed for years of care with an overall goal to rehabilitate patients and hospitals geared toward providing acute care for optimal wellness, hospice care is solely focused on end-of-life care.

The center is intended to create a a warm, home-like environment, where patients will be able to live their last days fully and say good-bye to their loved ones with peace and dignity.

At the same time, expert medical resources will ensure the highest possible level of care.

Youngren said there is no local facility solely dedicated to end-of-life care, and this center will “give them a place at the end of their lives that will be as comfortable and as dignified as possible.”

For more information go on line to or call (360) 698-4611.

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Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store to close – Bremerton Patriot #pismo

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Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store to close

BREMERTON – The Hospice of Kitsap County Thrift Store will stop taking donations this week and will close as of Jan. 31. In anticipation of the closure, the store will hold a clearance sale to sell the remaining merchandise.

The Thrift Store, located at 301 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, was not part of MultiCare’s purchase of Hospice of Kitsap County.

“We appreciate the dedication of the employees and volunteers who ran this store and we thank them for their service,” said Kevin Turner, executive director of Hospice of Kitsap County.

The store, which opened in 2014, had supported Hospice of Kitsap County operations. MultiCare is focused on improving and expanding the hospice services and operations. Keeping the Thrift Store would divide attention from that priority.

MultiCare announced in December that it purchased Hospice of Kitsap County Operating under the name of MultiCare Hospice. The transition will be complete on Feb. 1. MultiCare Hospice will work to expand access to hospice resources in Kitsap County and the surrounding region. The transition is expected to be seamless for patients.

Hospice of Kitsap County has nearly 50 employees and more than 60 volunteers. It is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified, Washington-state-licensed agency supported by the community through memorial gifts, donations, grants and annual fundraising events.

MultiCare operates Hospice and Home Health services throughout Pierce and South King counties. MultiCare currently provides adult and pediatric specialty services in Kitsap County.

Hospice of Kitsap County will become part of MultiCare’s integrated not-for-profit health care system, which includes Auburn Medical Center, Allenmore Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, along with numerous outpatient clinics and specialty centers. Patients at Hospice of Kitsap County will continue to receive expert care from its interdisciplinary team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, health aides, spiritual counselors and volunteers.

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Casa de la Paz Hospice #prague #hotels

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Casa de la Paz Hospice

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The mission of our Hospice program is to provide comfort, support, and compassionate care to people facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides a team-oriented quality approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and physical support. This approach is specifically tailored to the individual person’s needs and wishes. This care is provided in the familiar surroundings of their own home or residence – providing the safe, compassionate and respectful care for which Canyon Vista Medical Center is known. Support reaches beyond the patient to include their loved ones and care givers as well.

Sierra Vista Walk to end Alzheimer s

Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Casa de la Paz Hospice Team is ready for you to join us at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 8 at the Mall of Sierra Vista. This event will be a 2 mile walk around the Mall and surrounding areas.

Registration at 8am
Ceremony at 9am
Walk at 9:30am

Route Length: 2 miles

The Mall at Sierra Vista
2200 El Mercado Loop
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Click here to sign up for this very special event!

Lenio 5K Walk/Run Hospice, Casa de la paz

Canyon Vista Medical Center Casa de la Paz, Hospice will hold their annual Paul Lenio 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Registration at 7am
Race for walkers and runners at 8am

Pueblo Del Sol Country Club
2770 S. St. Andrews Drive
Sierra Vista

The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds from the event go to support Canyon Vista’s Casa De La Paz, Hospice.

Special thanks to the Thunder Mountain Running Club for assisting with this event every year.

Hospice is about living – not dying and helping patients live as fully as possible. The focus relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain free and with dignity. The support and teaching to loved ones and caregivers allows us to do so.

Casa de la Paz Hospice has been member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since 1998. As a member, we support the following principles:

Service —with patient, family, and caregiver support a priority, engaging all members of the patient support system in the early stages and after the illness of the patient ensuring a higher quality of life for the patient and the family and caregivers the support needs after.

Respect —honoring the many facets of the patients beliefs and wishes, allowing for quality physical, emotional, and spiritual care for the patient, family, and caregivers during the during the course of the illness.

Excellence — hospice specific training that ensures that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of our customers with a team-oriented approach with an emphasis on all areas of patient care including those who remain after the course of the terminal illness.

Collaboration —with membership Casa de la Paz Hospice is able to work with and learn from hospices throughout the United States and internationally.

Stewardship —managing the resources that Casa de la Paz Hospice has available to ensure the best care possible for our clients and their families.

In addition, our membership provides staff resources and information to stay current on the Medicare Standards as well as continuous specialized training in hospice care and management techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can receive Hospice care?

Hospice care is recommended for people of any age, race, religion, or illness who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, which if continuing on its natural progression, has a life expectancy of six months or less. The patient has decided not to seek further medical care to try to cure the illness or prolong life. Hospice focuses on caring not curing. Our service includes family or friends who are grieving the death of a loved one.

How does the Hospice staff help patients and families?

The Hospice team focuses on helping a person be comfortable by addressing issues causing physical, emotional or spiritual pain or suffering. This team includes professionals and volunteers from many disciplines and skills. Our Interdisciplinary team includes: the patient’s personal physician – who continues their relationship with the patient; the Hospice Medical Director; Hospice Nurse Case Managers; social workers; spiritual and bereavement counselors and certified nursing assistants. The team oversees the patient’s care on a daily basis with a current, individualized treatment care plan. Pain control, symptom management, emotional/psychological/financial concerns, community resource needs, spiritual support, and personal care assistance such as bathing, oral hygiene, and mobility assistance are the core of services provided. Holistic care encompasses all aspects of who we are. Complementary and alternative natural treatments and energy body work can be included in the treatment plan. Bereavement counseling supports the patient and their loved ones even after the patient’s death with an annual Memorial Service and grief support groups. Hospice Volunteers have specialized training to provide additional services such as companionship, respite care and errands for the patient or family. Additional Hospice team members include a pharmacist, nutrition counselors, physical, occupational and speech language therapies that provide their expertise as part of enhancing the quality of life.

Who Pays for Hospice?

Medicare Hospice benefits cover all Hospice services including medications, supplies and medical equipment relating to the Hospice diagnosis. Most Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS) programs cover Hospice, as well as many private health insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations. These benefits may pay all or part of Hospice care. Hospice contributions and donations also enable Hospice to provide care for all individuals, regardless of ability to pay.

Does the Medicare Hospice benefit affect regular Medicare coverage?

Medicare Hospice replaces Part A for life-limiting illness but parts A and B coverage remain in effect for other illnesses or injuries that may occur.

How is Hospice Care Provided for people residing outside their own home?

The Hospice team provides care in the skilled nursing facility or assisted living. Our team works with the staff at the nursing facility who are the patient’s primary caregivers, rather than a family member or loved one.We welcome your phone calls or visits for answers to your questions, to make donations, or to volunteer your time. It is by helping Hospice that we may help others.

For questions, referral or requests for public speaking about Hospice, please call 520-263-3400.

To Support Hospice by Giving, please call 520-263-3400.

To Support Hospice by Volunteering, please call 520-263-3405.

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At Hospice of Kitsap County people come first. We have developed a comprehensive employee benefits program designed to meet our employees’ needs.

  • Health, dental vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403b retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125)
  • Jury duty, bereavement/funeral, and military leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Extensive orientation and ongoing training
  • Relocation and hiring bonuses may be available

Career Opportunities

At Hospice of Kitsap County, you’ll be part of a privileged team of individuals who care for our patients with dignity, comfort and respect. When you become part of our team, you’ll come to appreciate what it means to make a difference in the lives of your patients and their loved ones.

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Derwentside Hospice Care Foundation – Willow Burn Hospice – Hospice Co Durham

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Win your Happily Eve. Local hospice, Willow Burn, based in Lanchester are offering one very lucky couple the c. Read More

Consett Shop celebra. On Thursday 5th May the staff in our Consett Shop held a party to celebrate the annivers. Read More

Fantastic Volunteers. Our fantastic volunteers Julia and Beryl, together with the help of their friends, are b. Read More

Willow Burn Wonsie W. On Wednesday 20th April, St. Pius RC Primary School in Consett took part in a Willow Bur. Read More

Consett Shop holds 1. On 5th May Consett Shop will be holding a Birthday Party to celebrate the anniversary of. Read More

Thank you to our Vol. We recently held a bucket collection on the streets of Chester-le-Street raising a fanta. Read More

In Celebration of Qu. South Causey Inn are holding a special event on Thursday 21st April 2016 in celebration. Read More

Spring Fair held Sat. Our Spring Fair was an enormous success this year making a fantastic total of £5,821.92. Read More

Exhibition with a Te. On Thursday, 7th April 7 Willow Burn Hospice held an open day to unveil an exhibition wi. Read More

TEENAGER MAKES SPORT. A champion gymnast, whose dreams were shattered by a devastating injury, is making a spo. Read More


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Austin Hospice Care – Home Care Assistance of Austin Senior Care #motels

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Leading Provider of Non-Medical Hospice Care In Austin

If your loved one has health complications and a cure or treatment is not possible, in home hospice care allows seniors who are nearing the end of their lives to remain at home. Most people prefer to live their final days in their home, not at a hospital or care facility. Home Care Assistance of Austin provides non-medical hospice care which grants the wish of patients, keeping them surrounded by their family, friends and personal belongings. Our dedicated caregivers are highly trained in assisting with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, household chores, medication administration and personal hygiene. The help of a loving caregiver brings peace of mind and respite for our clients and their families during this very difficult time.

Flexible Care Plans- Hourly or Live-In Hospice Care

Hospice care is a collaborative effort between the client, their family, the doctor, a caregiver, and a Hospice Agency who are all making sure the patient receives the best care possible to keep them comfortable. Hospice caregivers provide valuable companionship and support, in addition to assistance with various tasks, full time monitoring and personal care for their client. Our purpose is to provide end-of-life care customized to meet the needs of the patient and their family. We offer hourly or live-in hospice care depending on the specific requirements of our client. Let Home Care Assistance of Austin take on the everyday needs of your loved one, so you can enjoy precious quality time with them.

We are the Preferred In Home Hospice Choice in Austin

Home Care Assistance provides non-medical hospice care in Austin focused on dignity and respect for our client, maximum comfort and compassionate support. Our caregivers are personally committed to helping our client and their family to affirm the final stage of life as a uniquely personal experience in the comfort of their home. As the preferred choice for families in need of hospice care, Home Care Assistance makes it possible for seniors to live their final days as they wish. Call (512) 623-7800 now and learn more about our customized in home hospice care.

Copyright 2016 Home Care Assistance Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Each Home Care Assistance office is independently owned and operated.

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Benefits of Working at St Cuthbert s Hospice

It is the policy of St Cuthbert s Hospice to establish and implement procedures which ensure fair and effective recruitment and selection of staff that is compliant with relevant employment legislation, codes of practice and St Cuthbert s Equal Opportunities Policy.

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid annual leave
  • Generous sick pay scheme
  • Group pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare Vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme)
  • Qualified clinical staff the opportunity to remain in the NHS pension scheme(if eligible under the NHS pension scheme)
  • Company maternity and adoption schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • On-site catering facilities at our Coffee Shop
  • Free parking

The hospice values and respects the diversity of its employees and welcomes applications from all sectors of our local community. View current vacancies here

Core Values

We apply these values every day in the Human Resources:


To ensure those who access our services are supported by a skilled and caring workforce who embrace the Hospice values.


To provide a first class and positive HR service experience for applicants, employees, volunteers and retirees and collaborate with departments to recruit, develop, support and retain a diverse and talented workforce who are key to St Cuthbert s reputation and success.

Rising rates of hospice discharge in U #motels #in #brooklyn

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Rising rates of hospice discharge in U.S. raise questions about quality of care

At hundreds of U.S. hospices, more than one in three patients are dropping the service before dying, new research shows, a sign of trouble in an industry supposed to care for patients until death.

When that many patients are leaving a hospice alive, experts said, the agencies are likely to be either driving them away with inadequate care or enrolling patients who aren’t really dying in order to pad their profits.

It is normal for a hospice to release a small portion of patients before death — about 15 percent has been typical, often because a patient’s health unexpectedly improves.

But researchers found that at some hospices, and particularly at new, for-profit companies, the rate of patients leaving hospice care alive is double that level or more.

The number of “hospice survivors” was especially high in two states: in Mississippi, where 41 percent of hospice patients were discharged alive, and Alabama, where 35 percent were.

“When you have a live discharge rate that is as high as 30 percent, you have to wonder whether a hospice program is living up to the vision and morality of the founders of hospice,” said Joan Teno, a Brown University hospice doctor and researcher and the lead author of the article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. “One part of the reason is some of the new hospice providers may not have the same values — they may be more concerned with profit margins than compassionate care.”

Two types of improper practices emerge

A patient must have a life expectancy of six months or less to enroll in hospice care, according to Medicare rules. Hospice treatment focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill, not finding a cure.

While judging life expectancy is inexact, the rising rates of live discharge in the U.S. in recent years has raised concerns that the rapidly changing industry has become rife with one of two types of improper practices.

First, some hospices appear to be forsaking patients when their care becomes expensive. Hospices bill by the day, so added tests and treatments can cut into their profits. Researchers found, for example, that 1 of 4 patients who leave hospice alive are hospitalized within 30 days.

Some hospices “abandon their end stage residents to the nearest hospital ER and have the legal representative sign the [hospice] revocation papers — all to save money and avoid intensive continuous care at the end of life,” W.T. Geary Jr. medical director at the Alabama Department of Public Health, said in an e-mail.

In what researchers described as a particularly alarming pattern, more than 12,000 patients in 2010 were released alive from hospice, entered a hospital and within two days of leaving the hospital were re-enrolled in hospice. Those are the kind of abrupt transitions that can be disruptive and confusing for the dying, and which hospice care is supposed to transcend.

“The concern is that hospices could be discharging people to avoid expensive care, such as a CAT scan or an MRI — and that they are trying to game the system,” Teno said.

More than just financial harm is noticed

The other problem driving up the numbers of people leaving hospices alive is the practice of hospices enrolling patients who aren’t actually dying.

The federal government in recent years has sought to recover more than $1 billion from hospices that, according to attorneys, illegally billed Medicare for patients who weren’t near death.

The new research supports the idea that many of the patients released alive from hospice are far from death: More than one-third of patients who were released alive from hospices did not re-enroll in a hospice and were still alive six months after being released.

While the federal government has filed numerous lawsuits to recover the money spent on hospice patients who weren’t dying, the harm is not just financial.

Hospice care often exposes patients to different, more powerful drugs, including morphine and other potent painkillers. In some cases, those medications led to the death of patients who were not otherwise dying, families say.

“My mother was not dying, just old and in a lot of pain,” said Shalynn Womack, a writer in Tennessee whose mother entered a hospice with the diagnosis of “failure to thrive.”

After receiving what Womack called a “toxic cocktail” of drugs, her mother passed away. Womack has since testified to a Tennessee legislative committee about what she considers to be the dangers of enrolling patients in hospice who aren’t dying.

“Putting her in hospice was putting her in harm’s way,” Womack said.

Changing nature of hospice population among factors

In December, The Washington Post reported a rapid growth in live discharge rates, based on an analysis of more than 1 million patient records over 11 years in California — a state that, by virtue of its size, offers a portrait of the industry.

More recent Medicare statistics show a similar trend nationally: Between 2000 and 2012, the overall rate of live discharges increased from 13.2 percent of hospice discharges to 18.1 percent in 2012.

The forthcoming study, to be published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, is based on an analysis of more than 1 million records of Medicare patients across the U.S. during 2010, and provides more detail on the variance of rates between hospices and states. It found that more than 182,000 hospice patients were discharged alive. More than 400 hospices released more than one in three of their patients alive.

A spokesperson for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the industry trade group, declined to comment on the findings because they have not seen the research.

In the past, industry advocates have argued that the national rise in live discharges stems from the changing nature of the hospice population. A larger portion of hospice patients today have ailments that are harder to predict, such as dementia. That, they say, could explain why more patients are exiting hospice care alive.

This explanation, however, does not appear to explain the vast differences between states that the researchers found.

For example, the live discharge rate was 41 percent in Mississippi but only 17 percent in neighboring Arkansas; it was 35 percent in Alabama but only 16 percent in neighboring Tennessee.

Becoming a commercial enterprise in the industry

The new paper also finds substantial differences between older hospices and newer ones.

In recent decades, what began as a movement to improve the end-of-life experience has become more of a commercial enterprise. In 2000, only 30 percent of hospices were run by for-profit companies, while the rest were operated by community organizations, religious groups and government agencies. By 2012, the proportion of for-profit companies had nearly doubled, to 6o percent, according to Medicare figures. Moreover, many hospices are relatively new, largely because the number of for-profit hospices has tripled, rising from 672 in 2000 to 2,196 in 2012.

At small for-profit hospices open five years or less, the live discharge rate averaged 32 percent, according to the research. That compares with 14 percent of older for-profit companies.

“That is a very striking difference,” said Melissa Aldridge, associate professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who has proposed that a hospice’s live discharge rate be considered as a measure of quality. “What we have found is that smaller, newer hospices had higher rates of live discharge. The ability to deal with a patient who’s having a crisis at home — to be able to send a team out there — may be more difficult for smaller hospices.”

Those patients end up going to the emergency room, Aldridge said, “and that’s usually not what someone on hospice wants. They usually want to be at home.”

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Enhancing Life Through World-Class Care

Did you know that hospice care not only improves quality of life but also grants the gift of time? On average, patients treated by hospice live weeks longer than those who are not treated an immeasurable blessing that provides loved ones with more days to talk, laugh, and love.

Catawba Regional Hospice is a not-for-profit, leading provider of advanced illness management and end-of-life care. We have a strong reputation for incomparable customer service, an experienced and compassionate staff, specialized programs, comfortable hospice houses, and convenient access to medical, emotional, and spiritual support.

Thanks to communities who trust our services and our people, we’ve been invited to provide care in 10 counties in western North Carolina Catawba, Burke, Alexander, Caldwell, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, McDowell, and Mecklenburg.

Our staff members live and work in all of these areas, so no matter where you reside, our dedicated professionals can get to you quickly and easily. It’s our mission and our personal desire to provide the best care you need exactly when it matters most.

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  • When to call in Hospice #at #home #hospice #care

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    When to call in Hospice

    Mar 08, 2013 – 4:56 am

    My husband’s cancer has spread and he has elected not to do anything further. Surgery is out due to the fact that it has spread and he doesn’t want to do anymore chemo since the chemo will be more and harder than what he has done already. Our oncologists have told us that more chemo won’t cure only prolong and could even hasten. Besides that the surgery would be very hard since it would require removal of his esophagus since the cancer was found at the cervical of his esophagus which is a rare place for cancer and has spread to his right lung. This was considered a second primary and not related to his laryngeal cancer of which he has been NED since his laryngectomy 2 years ago.

    Right now he is feeling pretty good not much pain at all. Still gets out and goes. Our doctors have talked to me about calling in ho****e and while I’m not against that, I just don’t feel it is necessary at this point. And I also feel that if we call them in now, my husband will just give up right now and I want to give him a chance regarding changing his mind about further chemo.

    Anyone been thru this and when do you need to call in ho****e which will be in-home ho****e care.

    I hate this beast and it is a shame that a cure can’t be found after all this time and money spent on research.

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    Mar 08, 2013 – 5:32 am

    I read your post with emotion.

    Please consider palliative care. someone checking in with you. A step before ho****e perhaps?

    This was the “goal” in our situation. My husband passed away 48 hours later. The doctors knew we were open to ho****e when the time was right. We had to force the issue.

    Please, trust yourself.

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    Mar 08, 2013 – 10:46 am

    Shaaron, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I will continue to pray for you and your husband. I don’t know about ho****e so I can’t help there, just wanted you to know you’re in my thots and prayers.

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    Mar 08, 2013 – 12:07 pm

    I can’t say enough good about ho****e. My parents fought this right up and to the end of my Mother’s walk with the beast. They can give you specialized plans. and they will tell you Ho****e is not the end. Alot of times people turn around and no longer need their services. They are angels, and will help you through all the bumps and bangs in the road. You don’t have to make a decission today on this. But please do make a call into your local Ho****e provider and just talk. I’ll be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. We would have been lost without them, and were able to give Mom what she needed. Hugs sent. Katie

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    Mar 08, 2013 – 1:20 pm

    Please read this and all of it. I believe it will give you, your husband, and loved ones strength, courage, and deep insight on the journey you are beginning. I found it riveting and fascinating and fixated on it front to end Brilliant!

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    Gentiva: When is Hospice Appropriate? #melbourne #motels

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    When Is Hospice Appropriate?

    Signs that you or a loved one may need to consider hospice care can be subtle, but they may include:

    • Multiple trips to the emergency room in a short period of time
    • Shortness of breath while resting
    • Several falls over a six-month period
    • Increasing issues with pain
    • Weight loss with a noticeable difference in the way clothes fit
    • Spending most of the day in a chair or bed

    These signs don’t necessarily mean you need hospice immediately. But they are indications that now is a good time to find out about hospice care and that you should ask your doctor about it. Learning how hospice can provide the care, compassion, and support you and your family needs can be a comfort to everyone.

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    Foothills Country Hospice Society by Damaris Arguera on Prezi #hotels #heathrow

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    Foothills Country Hospice Society

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    DAMARIS ARGUERA Foothills Country Hospice Society The Foothills Country Hospice Society (FCHS) is a grassroots community sponsored organization directed by a volunteer board of directors and is a registered charity and not for profit Society WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO FCHS is dedicated to providing expert compassionate care to people who are terminally ill and to their families.

    The Board s primary work to date has been to establish a vision, raise funds and awareness, and to ultimately design and build one of the first rural, purpose-built, free standing adult Hospice homes in Canada ESTABLISHMENT WHERE WE OPERATE On January 28, 2008, the Foothills Country Hospice accepted its first patient.

    The fruition of the Board s vision has been realized through the dedication and effort of over 100 volunteers from the Foothills area south of Calgary, Alberta

    Prior to the Hospice being open, many people had to leave their families and community supports in order to receive care as they approached death, since there is no hospital in Okotoks nor a full time Home Care service. The desire to have people remain with family and friends in their home community was the motivating force behind FCHS drive to build the Hospice home in service of our communities most vulnerable members REFERENCES CONTACT INFORMATION OUR CLIENTS All Hospice admissions for Calgary and area are managed centrally through the Pathways system. A palliative care expert – usually a doctor or nurse in the Regional Hospice Palliative Care Service – either at hospitals or in the community, can request a hospice placement for a person after assessing their suitability for this kind of facility.

    Criteria include having a terminal diagnosis with an expected length of life of less than 3 months. People being admitted to a hospice agree that they are not seeking life prolonging interventions nor further investigations.

    Since there is often a waiting list for hospice placement, criteria have been established by Alberta Health Services in order to assign a bed according to care needs. People needing admission who are currently residing in their own homes usually are assigned the highest priority. HOW OUR PROGRAM BENEFITS SENIORS The FCHS benefits seniors in specific because hospice palliative care is an approach to care that recognizes the importance of many aspects of living and caring as people approach a time of death. It pays attention to physical needs, supporting conversations, and practical preparation, providing expert pain and symptom management, allowing opportunity for spiritual reflection, and preparation, dealing with family issues, and supporting friends and families before and after the death of a loved on.
    These key components make up hospice palliative care. It allows individuals to live as well as they can, as they recognize approaching death, and can provide a healing and hope filled time.

    DEK Technologies (2008). Foothills Country Hospice Society. Retrieved March 25, 2013 from Foothills Country Hospice Society Community Resource Presentation Telephone: (403) 995-HOPE (4673)
    Fax: (403) 938-0831

    Clinical Team
    Clinical Team Leaders Ext 212
    Spiritual Director Ext 210
    Social Worker Ext 211

    Accounting Ext 205
    Executive Director Ext 203
    Volunteer Coordinator Ext 202
    House Keeping Manager Ext 204
    Kitchen Manager Ext 204

    Foothills Country Hospice Society
    PO Box 274 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5 Byock, I. Miles, S. H. (2003). Hospice Benefits. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138 (4).

    Lion Hospice Inc, Bedford, TX – The Care Centers #hospice #rules #and

    #lion hospice


    Lion Hospice Inc State Licensed Facility

    Lion Hospice Inc in Bedford, TX provides Assisted Living services.

    The staff at Lion Hospice Inc provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

    Lion Hospice Inc is a licensed care provider with the State of Texas. The Texas Department of Aging and Disablity Services provides a list of registered care providers in Texas.

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    Hospice – The Community Connection #fashion #shop

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    Lion Hospice recognizes that the dying process is a normal part of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death. Lion Hospice provides comfort and support to persons in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as comfortably and fully as possible. The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last months by offering comfort, dignity and care in a familiar setting.

    Strength for Today
    Courage for the Journey
    Peace at the End of a Life Fully Lived

    Lion Hospice
    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: 1208 Airport Freeway
    Suite 180
    Bedford, Texas 76021
    Phone Number: 817-268-2145
    Volunteer Coordinator: Tiffany Marshall

    Volunteer Opportunities include:

    • Visiting patients to just be with them and/or to do activities
    • Light cleaning and yard work for patients
    • Clerical assistance
    • Creating written material or slide shows for patients
    • Doing crafts for patients and delivering them

    To volunteer, contact Tiffany Marshall. Training will be provided.

    The Community Connection

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

    #st jude hospice


    Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013 — 12:00 AM

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

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

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

    Services in Wisconsin

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

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

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

    Catholic hospice

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

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

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

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

    Hospice of broward county #hospice #simcoe

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    VITAS serves Baker, Brevard, Broward, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

    Palliative care programs:

    • Palliative Care Community Based (Outpatient)
    • Palliative Care Home Based
    • Palliative Care Consults in participating Hospitals
    • Palliative Care Consults in participating Nursing Facilities
    • Palliative Care Consults in participating Assisted Living Facility

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    Administrative office for Brevard county:
    4450 West Eau Gallie Boulevard, Suite 250/280
    Melbourne, Florida 32934
    Phone: (321) 751-6671
    Toll free: (866) 846-4827

    323 South Washington Avenue
    Titusville, FL 32796
    Phone: (321) 751-6671
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    7901 Ron Beatty Blvd
    Barefoot Bay, FL 32976
    Phone: (321) 751-6671

    Administrative office for Broward county:
    5420 NW 33rd Avenue, Suite 100
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
    Phone: (954) 486-4085
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    3700 Executive Way
    Miramar, FL 33025
    Phone: (954) 727-1400

    1800 S.E. 10 Ave, Ste. 320
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
    Phone: (954) 486-4085

    Administrative office for Collier county:
    4980 Tamiami Trail North, Ste. 101-104
    Naples, FL 34103
    Toll free: (866) 928-4827

    997 N. Collier Blvd, Ste. B
    Marco Island, FL 34145
    Toll free: (866) 928-4827

    550 E. New Market Rd, Unit 7
    Immokalee, FL 34142
    Toll free: (866) 928-4827

    Administrative offices for Dade and Monroe counties:
    Dade-Monroe (North)
    16800 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
    North Miami Beach, FL 33169
    Phone: (305) 654-3718
    Toll Free: (866) 846-4827

    Tavernier Location
    91200 Overseas Highway, Bay 15, Tavernier, FL 33070
    Phone: (305) 853-0367

    Dade-Monroe (South)
    11731 Mills Dr, Ste. 400
    Miami, FL 33183
    Phone: (305) 420-2800

    Administrative office for Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties:
    7406 Fullerton St. Suite 105
    Jacksonville, Florida 32256
    Phone: (877) 848-2720
    Toll free: (904) 802-6800

    36 E. MacClenny Ave
    MacClenny, FL 32063
    Phone: (904) 259-8919

    474262 SR-200 (A1A)
    Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
    Phone: (904) 491-1759

    100 Whetstone Pl, Ste. 300/301
    St. Augustine, FL 32086
    Phone: (904) 802-6800

    Administrative offices for Palm Beach county:
    1901 South Congress Avenue, Suite 420
    Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
    Phone: (561) 364-1479
    Toll free:(866) 846-4827

    4200 Northcorp Blvd, Ste. 140
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    Phone: (561) 364-1479

    100-110 Century Blvd,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33417
    (561) 683-5012

    Administrative office for Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties:
    2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100
    Maitland, Florida, 32751
    Phone: (407) 875-0028
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    1200 North Central Blvd, Suite 200
    Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Phone: (407) 846-8667
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    Administrative offices for Volusia-Flagler counties:
    2381 Mason Avenue, Suite 100
    Daytona Beach, FL 32117
    Phone: (386) 671-2792
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    New Smyrna Beach
    114 Canal Street
    New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
    Phone: (386) 409-7688
    Toll free: (866) 418-4827

    575 N. Clyde Morris Blvd Ste A
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Phone: (386) 366-6100

    4 Old Kings Rd, Ste. 2
    Palm Coast, FL 32137
    Phone: (386) 225-2000

    Administrative offices for Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties:
    6850 New Tampa Highway,
    Lakeland, FL 33815
    Phone: (877) 534-6774

    113 W. Main St
    Wauchula, FL 33873
    Phone: (863) 767-0941

    106 Medical Center Ave. St. 106, Sebring, FL 33870
    Phone: (863) 314-9333

    This provider offers complementary therapies. Please contact the program directly for details.

    Hospice goes where the patient is. Whether or not there is an administrative office in your city does not determine the hospice provider’s area of service.

    Heartland Home Health Care – Hospice – Career Tree Network #sharp #hospice

    #heartland home health care and hospice


    Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is where you can find big company employment advantages that are in step with the personal touches of a local agency. Our size works for you in terms of job stability, resources, supportive team environment, flexible schedules and industry leading benefits.

    Organizational Culture: You will find an intimate, welcoming environment where you will be encouraged to grow your career while still finding a work/life balance that fits you.

    Company History: Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is a subsidiary of HCR ManorCare, a leading provider of short-term post-acute services and long-term care. Our nearly 60,000 employees have made us the preeminent care provider in the industry. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. The company operates primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.

    We care for patients in the cities of Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Kenosha, and their surrounding counties. We are well established and are continuing to experience growth. Nationally we are located in 32 states.

    Year Founded: locally for 10 plus years

    Company Locations: Various locations in Wisconsin.

    Number of Employees: 60,000

    Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate: We are looking for Health Care Professionals who believe in making a difference one life at a time.

    If you love what you do the intensity of the patient relationship, the potential, the exhilaration of victories both small and large we invite you to join our team of experienced professionals who are doing what they love to do and feel as passionate about where they work.

    We Hire the Following Therapists: OT, OTA, PT, PTA, SLP

    Benefits Overview: We offer a full benefit package to include the following:

    401 (k) with match

    Generous paid time off that starts at date of hire

    Continuing Education Assistance

    Philosophy Towards Patient Care: At Heartland, we believe patients deserve the same specialized attention at home that they receive in the hospital or at the doctor s office. We re proud to offer a variety of services to help promote patient independence in the home environment. For patients experiencing an illness, hospitilization or surgery requiring recovery and healing or for those facing a new health care diagnosis requiring a change in daily lifestyles, home home health care may be the solution. Heartland Home Health Care provides care in the privacy and comfort of home. Many patients recover faster in familiar surroundings, where they have the love, support and understanding of family and friends. Heartland Home Health Care provides care for the mind, body and spirit that is comforting and compassionate. We respect our patients and their families choices. We accept and support our patients wherever they are in life s journey.

    In addition to the above we offer our Caring Promises:

    We promise to care for the mind, body and spirit in a way that is comforting and compassionate.

    We promise to be the difference in our customers day working to make every connection a personal one, and creating memorable moments that define their Heartland experience.

    We promise to discover what is important to our customers, respect their choices and customize our service specifically to their needs.

    We promise to be leaders in care delivery, corporate responsibility and community action.

    Practice Settings: Home Health

    Practice Specialities: Home Health

    Application Instructions: Email Kristin to explore a rewarding career or visit our website.

    Recruitment Contact: Kristin Lueptow, PHR

    Recruitment Contact Email: klueptow [at] hcr-manorcare [dot] com

    Recruitment Phone Number: 262-389-1882

    View our Company Profile on LinkedIn: HCR ManorCare

    Hospice of Cincinnati – Resources – Support – Helpful Websites #key #colony

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    Helpful Websites For Professionals, Patients and Families

    It is very important to consider the source when reading a website. Think about using more than one website to get your information and make sure the federal government sponsors one of the websites you use.

    Many websites offer chat rooms or buddy programs. It is important to consider that when you participate in a program such as this, you must protect your private information and realize that the person offering you information is a layperson. Realizing these limitations, many patients and families find great comfort in speaking to others in their situation.

    • Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, is a local non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death.
    • Grief support groups for children, teens, parents and grandparents who have experienced a significant loss.
    • School program to provide on-site grief support for grieving students.
    • Phone consultations to help professionals, parents/guardians and other community members who have grief-related questions or concerns.
    • Crisis response providing immediate and long-term support to schools and other organizations.
    • Camp Programs including an overnight summer camp for children ages 7 to 12 and a weekend retreat for teens 13 to 18 years old.
    • Information for patients and families on end of life care
    • Referral to local programs
    • Learn about end of life care

    HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE; NPI #1134173446 #motels #in #gatlinburg #tn

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    Hospice of the Valley – Bereavement Grief Support Care Compassion Illness Death

    #hospice of the valley phoenix


    The Community Bereavement Center

    Hospice of the Valley’s Community Bereavement Center exists to offer practical support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. As a hospice benefit, the Center provides ongoing bereavement support. As a community goodwill service, we offer educational resources, short term grief counseling sessions, and ongoing support groups to anyone in need. We offer peer support groups for children, adolescents, and adults. Bereavement support is also available for schools, businesses, churches, and other organizations struggling with unexpected or traumatic loss. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (256) 350-5585. Brad holds a Master in Divinity degree.

    Hospice Bereavement Care

    Bereavement services are provided to help patients, families and caregivers cope with the grief that occurs during the illness and eventual death of the patient. Bereavement services are provided through Hospice of the Valley’s Bereavement Center and include individual grief counseling, support groups and other services.

    Wish List

    There is never a charge for bereavement services, therefore we are always appreciative of donated items. Monetary donations for memory making supplies and resources is also a way of supporting The Community Bereavement Center programs.


    • Soft drinks juice boxes (individual cans/pouches only)
    • Pretzels, chips, crackers, etc.

    General Supplies:

    • Blank journals
    • Stickers
    • Board games
    • Sculpting clay Play Dough
    • Jewelry art supplies
    • Stamp pads – washable
    • Unused/old phone books
    • Crayola crayons, colored pencils, markers
    • Sand art
    • Acrylic paints
    • Paint brushes

    The Community Bereavement Center

    Starting a Hospice Business #find #hotel #rooms

    #how to start a hospice business


    Starting a Hospice Business

    Promoting care to other people who suffer terminal illnesses is the philosophy of hospices. You can start a hospice business at your home or you can build a hospice facility.

    Regardless of where you will set up the business the important thing is that you can make patients happy in making the final days happy.

    Starting a hospice business is not an easy thing. This kind of business would require a lot of patience and understanding in the part of the owner and caregiver. A hospice facility provides other services aside from medical support according to the patient s needs. It focuses on providing the best quality of life and the facility cannot deliver care without developing hospice program. A hospice business should hire trained health workers, advisers and counselors. The good thing about hiring hospice care is that both the patient and the family are given pain management counseling. Likewise, they also provide advice to the family of the patient on how they can help in case the caretaker is on break.

    Things You Need To Know about Hospice Business

    Before you decide to open a hospice business make sure to obtain proper knowledge about the hospice services. Employing hospice services is very costly that is why many people find it hard to pay for the hospice services. Likewise, a patient is only eligible to avail Medicare in case a program director certifies that the client has less than six months to live. In addition, you should first look for financially viable location where you can start a hospice business. A place that has sufficient potential clients is the best place to start a business otherwise better look for other location.

    The next thing that you should pay attention is the processing of the licensing requirements. Keep in mind that you cannot open and operate a hospice business without accomplishing the necessary requirements. When applying for the licenses make sure to provide the correct information of your business like the name, address, telephone number as well as the services provided. The license will be awarded once the applicant accomplished all the requirements. It is only the time when you can operate the hospice business.

    In addition, you should make a marketing plan that explains the mission and vision of the program. In developing the marketing plan you need to list the available resources, identify specific opportunities and competitors as well as establish objectives and goals. In like manner, other considerations to take into account include planning a budget and delegating tasks. You should be smart in recruiting staff to work in your hospice business. Make sure that the staff members are experienced and can work independently. Once everything is settled and the business is established, you can seek funding or financial support through donations. However, only nonprofit hospice facilities are given the opportunity to solicit and receive contributions from charities.


    1. FARIDAH ABDULLAH said on 12/23/2012 8:27:04 PM

    I am looking to open a hospice home care nurses and nurse’s aide agency. The agency will be located in the northeast Bronx

    Center for hospice care #half #price #hotels

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    Compassion. Integrity. Excellence.

    Compassus is dedicated to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing end-of-life issues. Focusing on the quality of life remaining, Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

    At Compassus, our mission is to provide hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.

    Compassus also provides palliative care to improve quality of life for patients and families who may also be seeking aggressive treatment for their serious illness. Compassus palliative care services can offer relief from symptoms and pain and a care plan based on your values and needs.


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  • Visiting Dog Volunteer- Spectrum Health Hospice: Spectrum Health Hospice Opportunity #motels #in

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    Provide the unconditional love that comes with four feet, warm nose and a furry coat for patients receiving end of life care. Sometimes the most comforting presence is one that has no words but instead offers a warm nuzzle and friendly face and head that wants a pat. You and your favorite human would be assigned to patients in private home and long-term care facilities where patients are receiving hospice care. You are required to successfully complete the certification process thru West Michigan Dog Therapy. Information on certification classes and registration information is available at Humans are encouraged to register their furry friends for certification prior to volunteer training. Bi-lingual volunteers are need and encouraged. Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell and Rockford areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.


    • People Skills
    • Veteran Care
    • Animal Therapy
    • Bereavement Support
    • Hospice Care
    • Veterinary

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    Requirements & Commitment

    • Must be at least 18
    • Orientation or Training
    • 15 hr volunteer orientaion
    • Dog/Cat must be certified thru credentialed therapy program. Current Vet records must be provided.

    Spectrum Health Hospice, Grand Rapids, MI – The Care Centers #online #booking

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    Spectrum Health Hospice

    Spectrum Health Hospice in Grand Rapids, MI provides Nursing Homes, Hospice care services.

    The staff at Spectrum Health Hospice provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provides a list of registered care providers in Michigan.

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    WISSAHICKON HOSPICE; NPI #1700813649 #cheap #hotel #site

    #wissahickon hospice



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    Wissahickon hospice #coastal #hospice

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    Service Committee

    Wissahickon Hospice

    Hospice volunteer activities include:

    • visiting patients and their families
    • connecting clinical leaders at the hospice with opportunities to give presentations to various groups to educate the public about hospice services
    • Various other opportunities

    Terence Carroll is Wissahickon’s Director of Patient Services and in charge of the volunteer department.More contact information is forthcoming.

    Lea School in West Philadelphia

    Health Professions Advisory Board (HPAB)

    The Homeless Medical Clinic

    Freshmen medical students operate a clinic for the homeless at a soup kitchen on 38th Street every Wednesday evening. Clients that have a complaint are interviewed and briefly examined by a student. The HUP pharmacy sends a pharmacist and a large supply of medications. A licensed physician must be present to review the findings and dispense medication. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn basic history taking and examination, while rewarding them with the satisfaction of making a contribution. The clinic is constantly in need of physician volunteers.

    The Sayre Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Project

    Hundreds of Penn students and dozens of faculty members from a number of Penn schools and departments work with students at the Sayre Middle School in West Philadelphia. Our medical students give talks on nutrition,healthy life style and avoidance of drugs and sexually transmitted disease. Our students also do exams and surveys. They also assist the Sayre students in devising and conducting research projects. This has resulted in Sayre students participating in poster presentations and science competitions.


    Senior and emeritus faculty can be very helpful in a number of spheres. They can help in the orientation of new faculty, for instance in assisting finding new homes or navigating through the offices and bureaucracy of the university. Mentors are needed to advise young faculty in meeting promotion requirements. Junior faculty could use help writing grants and finding sources of funding.

    Helpmates and/or ombudsmen are valuable for junior faculty who are faced with personal, financial or administrative problems. Call the Faculty Affairs Professional Development Office(215-898-4621).

    Skills Bank

    We would like to create a log of faculty with particular skills or talent. The objective is to make such information available to junior faculty so that they know who to approach if they have a special need.

    The Advance faculty professional development program in the School of Medicine runs a number of seminars and conferences, targeted primarily to our junior faculty. We would welcome any senior or emeritus faculty who would like to facilitate sessions on grant-writing, writing for scientific journals, teaching effectiveness, career management, or technology training. Call the Faculty Affairs Professional Development Office (215-898-4621).

    Global Health Programs

    The Global Health Programs office has a program to recruit international postdoctoral fellows. Currently we are getting about two registrants monthly. We try to match them with Penn faculty who have already funded postdoctoral positions and are looking for candidates to fill them. We could use some help to take on some of these registrants and to help locate possible faculty mentors. It requires ASEF members with a knowledge of the penn faculty and a willingness to help match making.

    We would brief any interested ASEF member in detail about this program, to see if there was a fit.

    Contact Neal Nathanson – Associate Dean, Global Health Programs (610-420-2178)

    College for Kids

    College for Kids is a concept by which educational resources will serve as a binding force towards developing in youth participants an awareness and knowledge of diverse career opportunities. Student ages are 9-12.

    For 5 Saturdays, a portion of the program (45 mins) is dedicated to the different fields of medicine. College for kids is looking to have doctors from Penn introduce the youth to various principles and practices of medicine. It is asked that doctors for example bring along a piece of equipment to make the class as interactive as possible.

    For more information, please contact Michelle Wells Lockett, Office of Diversity and Community Outreach (215 746 6658).

    St Giles Hospice: Support Us: Our Book Shops #whitby #hotels

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    Our Bookshops

    If you love a good yarn, you’ll love our specialist bookshops!

    We have six across the St Giles Hospice catchment area and each is a bookworm’s paradise. Whether you’re a fiction fiend, an avid autobiography reader, are on the lookout for children’s stories, want to read up on a hobby or you’re keen to browse our range of reference books and collectable titles, you’re sure to find the perfect read.

    We receive large amounts of books every single week, so it’s worth popping in to our bookshops on a regular basis – and when you buy one, you’re also helping to raise vital funds for St Giles Hospice! See below for full details on all our bookshops.


    26 Market Street, LE65 1AL. Tel: (01530) 414306
    Open Mon – Sat 9.00am – 5.00pm

    111 Long Street, CV9 1AB. Tel: (01827) 721613
    Open Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5.00pm
    Parking for donation of books at the front of the shop.

    192 Station Street, DE14 1BH. Tel: (01283) 516218
    Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 4.15pm
    Parking for donation of books at the rear of the shop.

    22 Market Street, WS13 6LH. Tel: (01543) 254664
    Open Mon – Sat 9.00am – 5.00pm

    284a Lichfield Road, B74 2UG. Tel: (0121) 308 0006
    Open Mon – Sat 9.15am – 4.30pm
    Parking for donation of books at the front of the shop.

    13 The Maltings, ST14 7LN. Tel: (01889) 569022
    Open Mon – Sat 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Wissahickon Hospice Volunteer Opportunities #hotels #click

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    Wissahickon Hospice Wissahickon Hospice

    Mission Statement

    Wissahickon Hospice’s mission is to comfort and support patients and families who are experiencing a life-limiting illness. Wissahickon Hospice accomplishes this through service, educating the public and the healthcare community about hospice principles and practices, and continuing to evaluate and modify hospice policies and services.


    Established in 1982, Wissahickon Hospice was the first Medicare-certified hospice in Pennsylvania. Wissahickon Hospice provides services through a team of professionals and trained volunteers to terminally ill adults and children and their families. Hospice principles place emphasis on pain and symptom control, spiritual and emotional support, patient and family education, and bereavement support for the survivors following the death of the patient. Hospice seeks neither to prolong life nor to hasten death. Its objective is to work with the patient and the patient’s family, physician and friends, so that the patient may live his or her final days, weeks, or months in comfort and in familiar surroundings, without pain, at peace, and to the extent possible, reconciled. In addition to Medicare certification, Wissahickon Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Wissahickon Hospice is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which allows for access to clinical, educational and research resources.



    Jobs At and Near Wissahickon Hospice #orlando #hotels

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

    Las Vegas Hospice – Pro Care Hospice – Quality Care #discounted #hotel

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    Contact the Best Las Vegas Hospice

    Our Mission at ProCare Hospice of Nevada

    “ProCare Hospice of Nevada is committed to the philosophy of compassion, comfort, support and dignity. Hospice believes that the quality at the end of life is as important as the length of it. As a Las Vegas hospice care provider, we offer professional and ethical care to patients with a life-limiting illness or poor prognosis, as well as provide on-going support and education to families and caregivers. Our staff is dedicated to educating the community about the benefits of hospice care. At ProCare Hospice of Nevada, we strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual.

    More About Us

    Find out more about ProCare Hospice of Nevada and our professional doctors, nurses and therapists.

    Las Vegas Hospice Care: Our Quality Services

    ProCare Hospice of Nevada offers some of the most comprehensive services in Nevada. See what we offer. To learn more about our Las Vegas Hospice care, contact us at 702.380.8300.

    Calgary hospice #motel #auckland #airport

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    Hospice Programs

    Intercare Corporate Group Inc. opened it’s first Hospice Unit in March 2005. Chinook Hospice, a 14 bed unit, and Southwood Hospice, a 24 bed Hospice, promises to provide those clients facing terminal illness the best quality of alternative care. Referrals to Hospice are made through the Alberta Health Services / Calgary Zone Palliative Care Team or through the Family Physician.

    Hospice is about living life to the fullest in a secure, respectful and compassionate environment. Comprehensive care, focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness, is offered by the hospice team-our dedicated and specialized team of professionals.

    In fulfilling Intercare’s vision of being the Heart of Excellence , Hospices offers:

    • A warm and supportive living environment
    • Flexibility and encouragement for clients, their families and friends
    • Personal care and assistance with daily living activities
    • Counseling services for emotional and spiritual support
    • Educational opportunities for clients, families and the care team
    • To work with the local community to facilitate a broader understanding of hospice life
    • Attending Physician providing care in collaboration with the hospice team and in consultation with palliative care physician consultants.
    • Clinical Team Leader is responsible for the overall operation of the Hospice Unit and coordinates care with residents, families, staff and Attending Physicians.
    • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses focused on maintaining comfort, symptom and preventative management
    • Resident Care Aides to provide personal care and daily assistance
    • Social Worker supporting families with personal, financial / non-financial affairs and community sources enabling the development of a support network and bereavement services
    • Spiritual Coordinator offering spiritual direction
    • Trained Volunteers providing friendly support, companionship, encouragement and assistance in activities of daily living
    • Pharmacist ensures that the most appropriate and safest medications are provided and reviews medications with the Attending Physician and nursing staff
    • On-call and twenty-four hour medical availability

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our key staff, the people who are responsible for the care of our residents:

    Chinook Hospice Program Leader

    Southwood Hospice Program Leader

    Royal visit at new in patient centre at St Luke’s Hospice in

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    Royal visit at new in patient centre at St Luke s Hospice in Sheffield

    A new inpatient unit at St Luke s Hospice – paid for in part thanks to The Star – has been given the Royal seal of approval.

    Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester, toured the new extended and refurbished £5.5 million In Patient Centre at the hospice in Whirlow.

    The Duke Gloucester has visited St Luke’s Hospice in Little Common Lane, Sheffield, to open the new In Patient Centre. Our picture shows the Duke signing the visitors book, watched by chief executive Peter Hartland.

    The Star has so far raised more than half of the £100,000 it pledged for one of the single rooms in the new unit, with £50,000 alone coming from our Great Pie and Peas Up campaign.

    Hundreds of pie and pea suppers were hosted by readers, residents, businesses, schools and community groups, with proceeds going towards St Luke’s fundraising target.

    The Queen’s cousin looked around the hospice before meeting patients and staff, unveiling a commemorative plaque, and signing the guest book.

    He praised fundraisers and staff for their hard work, and the architects for their design.

    Harry Gration together with patient Jean Watt unveil the plaque at St Luke’s new inpatient wing

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    The new unit, which aims to allow patients to carry on as normal a life as possible, accommodates 20 patients in 14 single rooms and two three-bedded rooms.

    The Duke said: “I congratulate those who have played a part in developing St Luke’s over the decade and, in particular, this new wing which you have clearly designed with great care and attention and which is already full of your patients who feel extremely comfortable and well looked after.”

    Following the Duke’s visit, BBC television presenter Harry Gration took part in a dedication ceremony with patients.

    Gaynor Boon, aged 52, from Woodhouse, has ovarian cancer and has been staying in the unit for a week while her pain relief is managed.

    The former curator at Sheffield Museums said: “This is my first visit. It’s amazing really. Coming in you feel like you are walking into a hotel environment and are treated like a hotel guest.

    “You have got state-of-the-art nursing and pain management, but on top of that there is the hospitality side.

    “You’ve got a lovely room with a balcony, a menu which offers three-course lunches and dinners, and a restaurant service.

    “My dog Hunney, a long haired golden retriever, is also allowed to visit! She comes most days which makes it feel like a home from home.”

    Una Moran, director of fundraising at St Luke’s Hospice, described the unit as ‘a gift by the people of Sheffield, for the people of Sheffield’.

    She said: “Everyone who has contributed should be proud of the part they have played in creating this gift for the people of Sheffield, which will be here for many years to come.”

    She added: “It never ceases to amaze me the ways people think of to raise money, and the generosity people find to stretch themselves to support this hospice, which supports about 6,000 people across Sheffield every single year, including patients and loved ones.”

    Healing Prayer for Loved One in Hospice #eurodisney #hotels

    #hospice prayers


    The Time for Hospice

    When a loved one is on their last leg you go for a healing prayer of a different sort.

    For a while now we’ve been talking about hospice care for Dad. I love the idea of hospice, the spiritual living in accepting dying as part of the miracle of life. The hospice movement is a caring resource for anyone with ailing loved ones and an answered prayer. But how do you know when?

    I talked to Mom on the phone in the morning. “Daddy’s doing okay,” she said, “but he’s getting awfully confused.” Then I got an email from Will in response to an email from me: “When I was in fifth grade and asked by the yearbook what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was something like this; I want to be married, have four children, 10 grandchildren and lots of friends. Something in my precocious 11-year-old head sensed that Grampie got the important stuff right.

    “One of Grampie’s trademark phrases was ‘I’m proud of you.’ As he heads down the exit ramp, I couldn’t be prouder of him. As sad as the situation is, the fact that Grampie lived a life to be proud of is the giant, fundamentally important saving grace.”

    Mom called me back in the afternoon to tell me that the head nurse has suggested that we look into hospice. “It’s just what we’ve all been thinking,” I said. Then I read her Will’s email and we both cried a little.

    So much for saving graces.

    Will sent his email from D.C. where he had to be on business. “P.S.” he said at the end, “Glad I can now cross ‘cry on the D.C. Metro’ off my bucket list.”

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    Hospice of Cincinnati – Locations For Care – Inpatient Care Centers #fitzwilliam

    #hospice of southwest ohio


    Inpatient Care Centers

    Hospice of Cincinnati provides four inpatient care centers throughout Southwest Ohio. Each care center features beautifully decorated private rooms with many of the amenities of home. These care centers provide short-term support for patients and families. Patients receive management of symptoms which can be difficult to manage at home. Family members are relieved of the stress of care-giving for short periods of time. Please call us to arrange a visit or tour of our facilities.
    We would be honored to show you around and answer your family’s questions.

    Hospice of Cincinnati
    at Mercy Health Plaza
    7691 Five Mile Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45230
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    5343 Hamilton Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45224
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    A Typical Experience The Dawson Family

    Mia Dawson had been chronically ill for years. She started experiencing increased chest pain and respiratory distress due to heart disease, and the treatments that used to work in the past were no longer working. So Mia was admitted to the hospital. The hospital physician determined that Mia’s heart disease was nearing end-stage and she had less than six months to live.

    Mia spent five days at the hospital and was still experiencing ongoing fatigue and circulatory problems. It became clear that she would need round-the-clock professional care to manage her symptoms and to keep her as comfortable as possible.

    The hospital physician suggested to Mia and her family that hospice care would be the best way to continue keeping Mia as comfortable as possible. A meeting was quickly arranged with a Hospice nurse to discuss Mia s condition, and it was determined that admission to Hospice of Cincinnati s Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center was appropriate. A detailed plan of care was developed for Mia based on the physician s orders and recommendations.

    The Hospice of Cincinnati nurse took care of all the arrangements and assisted with Mia s transfer to our Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center that same day. When Mia arrived at the care center, she was greeted by a member of her care team who helped her settle into her private room and feel welcome in her new surroundings. An admission nurse worked closely with family members to complete consent forms and prepare them for what to expect next.

    Mia immediately began feeling better as her symptoms were managed aggressively by a team of highly-skilled, caring professionals including physicians, RNs and nurses aides. In addition, Hospice social workers, chaplains and volunteers provided additional support to help Mia and her family prepare for the final stages of life.

    Visiting hours were 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mia was able to spend quality time with her family and assure them that she was ready to go. She also enjoyed additional visits from compassionate Hospice volunteers who shared their time and talents with her. From time to time, Mia s symptoms changed and her care was immediately modified to alleviate any pain or respiratory issues that occurred.

    On her third day at the care center, Mia s illness progressed to the final stages, and her life came to a peaceful end with the loving support of her family all around her. All family members had a chance to speak their hearts and say their goodbyes and were as prepared as one can be for the grievous loss of their loved one. A Hospice nurse confirmed Mia’s death and helped prepare her body for the trip to the funeral home.

    The months that followed were difficult at times for Mia’s family. Occasionally, they received a call from bereavement counselors at Hospice of Cincinnati who offered their support and encouragement through the grieving process. For Mia s family, the calls were a welcome, friendly voice from a team of caring people that would forever hold a dear place in their hearts.

    Hospice Patients Alliance – When It is Inappropriate to Have PRN Medical

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    Allowing PRN Orders for Morphine
    May Result in Untimely Death
    For COPD Patients

    Morphine is an opioid medication often used to relieve severe pain in cancer and some other diseases. When prescribed by a physician appropriately for relief of pain, it is a blessing to those whose symptoms are relieved, and to the families of those patients who had suffered watching their loved one in agony. When the patient has severe pain, hospices aim at achieving good pain control as one of their top priorities.

    Because morphine is regularly prescribed in hospices for relief of pain and suffering, physicians and nurses come to rely on its power to relieve pain and promote a death without suffering. A death with symptoms well-managed is one important aspect of what is called a “death with dignity.”

    Patients in hospice who have diseases without severe pain may not need morphine for comfort. Some take other analgesics and some take none. But patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or “COPD” may especially be sensitive to the adverse effects of morphine. COPD patients have breathing difficulties and anxiety which can sometimes be lessened by very small dosages of a sedative and/or a very small dosage of morphine. However, given in too high a dose, morphine can seriously interfere with a patient’s ability to breathe. In fact, anyone who is given a dosage of morphine which is much higher than they are accustomed to, may stop breathing.

    One of morphine’s main adverse effects is slowing down the respiratory rate, i.e. respiratory depression. If the dosage of morphine is too high for what the patient is accustomed to, the respiratory depression can become severe and actually stop the breathing periodically for a few seconds or many seconds. This pattern of breathing where the patient stops breathing (skipping breaths) and then starts breathing again is termed “apnea.” Apnea commonly occurs as a result of the terminal illness and the dying process, when certain metabolic changes occur in the patient’s body. If the breathing is stopped completely without restarting, the patient dies. Because COPD patients have compromised breathing already. very inefficient breathing, overly high doses of morphine can quickly cause these patients to stop breathing.

    Hospice Patients Alliance has received many, many reports from families about patients with COPD who were given morphine in dosages higher than they were accustomed to receiving. who died shortly after getting those morphine dosages. Most of these patients were given these dosages of morphine by nurses in the hospice setting. In all the cases reported, the physician had ordered that the morphine might be given “as needed” or “PRN” within a certain range and at a certain frequency of time intervals between doses given.

    Giving a medication “as needed” requires a careful assessment of the patient’s vital signs, pain level and need for the medication being considered. When a physician writes a PRN order for morphine, most nurses are very dedicated to assessing the patient’s actual needs and doing everything possible to meet those needs by administering the medication as needed. But in the case of COPD patients, the need for extra vigilance in determining the appropriate dosage is very urgent. Pharmacy and drug references, such as the Physicians Desk Reference and morphine package inserts warn about the dangers of giving too high dosages of morphine to COPD patients. The package inserts and the Physicians Desk Reference even write that morphine is “contraindicated” in general for COPD patients. However, when a patient is truly terminal, some of the rules of prescribing medications are adjusted to meet the needs of the patient. In the terminal COPD patient, morphine is sometimes ordered by the physician to be given in very small dosages.

    If the physician orders the morphine to be given on a PRN or “as needed” basis, when the patient has COPD, and allows a shorter frequency of administration than that needed for the previous dosage to “wear off” or be metabolized, the concentration of morphine actually in the patient’s blood may increase beyond a therapeutic level, causing severe adverse effects, even respiratory shutdown. If you have a loved one with COPD in a hospice care setting and if you are concerned that he may be euthanized before his natural time of passing on, then it is wise to request that the physician NOT write a PRN order for morphine. If the morphine is actually helping your loved one to breathe better, and is comforting, then you may wish to request the physician to consider ordering the morphine on a fixed dosage and schedule, determined by the physician only, not the nurse.

    If you have concerns that your loved one may be medically killed or euthanized in a hospice setting, you should discuss these concerns with the physician and request that PRN orders for morphine not be used. If the physician refuses to do so, you may be able to determine whether the physician is sympathetic to your concerns about euthanasia or not. If you believe the physician is determined to euthanize your loved one, involuntarily, or without your knowledge, then you always have the right to change physicians or to change hospices. Any time that you have concrete evidence that a nurse or physician is acting to euthanize your loved one, the patient, or the patient’s representative may act to change the physician and hospice to a setting that will provide true hospice care.

    Real hospice care is NOT about hastening the death of a patient. It is about providing relief from distressing symptoms, supporting the patient and letting them know that they are valued and loved. Hospice patients necessarily choose not to try to cure the terminal illness, because all efforts to cure the disease are believed to have failed and further efforts are believed to be of no use in curing the disease, i.e. the physician has determined that no efforts would succeed in any case. That does NOT mean that treatment for a urinary or respiratory infection is to be withheld, or that food and water are to be withheld if the patient can absorb them. Withholding food and water is a form of euthanasia for the patient who is not already actively dying! Withholding appropriate treatment for an infection when the patient is not actively dying is also a form of euthanasia!

    Giving overly high dosages of morphine to a COPD patient, or a patient with another terminal illness, is a form of euthanasia. By being alert, discussing your concerns with the physician and hospice staff and acting promptly to prevent overly high dosages of morphine from being administered, you can save your loved one from an untimely death. Removing your loved one from a setting that is bent on euthanizing your loved one may be the only way to save them from being medical killed.

    There are many nurses and physicians who would never even think of doing such a thing, but unfortunately, there are many who would. Surveys and research into the attitudes and practices of physicians and nurses reveals that a significant percentage of nurses and physicians believe that euthanasia is acceptable. If you don’t agree, then you must act to protect your loved one. The best protection is to know what medications are being given, what effect the medications have, what dosages are being given (by being there if possible when they are given) and knowing why the medications are being given. If your instincts tell you that something is not right, act promptly to check with someone you trust who is a nurse, pharmacist or physician who can give you some feedback and further information.

    PRN orders for morphine may be totally inappropriate for COPD patients who do NOT have severe pain!

    Permission is granted to share these articles with others, to print them, or post them on other websites so long as credit
    is given to the author and Hospice Patients Alliance with a link to this original page.

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

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    Hospice and How It Can Help the COPD Patient AND Caregiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What Does Hospice Offer?

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

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

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

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

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

    How to Learn More About Hospice

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

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

    My Personal Hospice Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Published On: December 08, 2011

    What is Hospice? Crossroads Frequently Asked Questions #avalon #hospice

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    Frequently asked questions

    There are many questions. and myths. about hospice. Below are answers to some the most common questions asked. They will give you get a better understanding of what hospice care is and how it can benefit your family.

    Have more questions about hospice care? Please contact us now.

    • What is hospice care?
    • Is hospice only for people who are dying?
    • Who is best suited for hospice care?
    • Isn t using hospice the same as giving up ?
    • Should we wait for the doctor to suggest hospice?
    • When is the best time to start hospice care?
    • Who pays for hospice care?
    • Once you begin hospice care, you cannot leave the program?
    • Is hospice a place?
    • Does hospice only care for cancer patients?
    • Is hospice only for housebound or bed-ridden people?
    • Hospice “dopes people up” so they become addicted or sleep all the time?
    • What is hospice care?

      Hospice is a philosophy of care. It treats the person rather than the disease and focuses on quality of life. It surrounds the patient and family with a team consisting of professionals who not only address physical distress, but emotional and spiritual issues as well. Hospice care is patient-centered because the needs of the patient and family drive the activities of the hospice team .

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    • Is hospice only for people who are dying?

      Hospice is for people who have a limited life expectancy. (Actually, we all have a limited life expectancy, so it is more specific than that.) Hospice is for patients whose condition is such that a doctor would not be surprised if the patient died within the next six months. This doesn’t mean the patient is going to die in the next six months–it simply means that he or she has a condition that makes dying a realistic possibility.

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    • Who is best suited for hospice care?

      Hospice patients are those with very serious medical conditions. Usually they have diseases that are life threatening and make day-to-day living very uncomfortable—physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Some are in pain. Others experience difficult symptoms such as nausea, extreme fatigue, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may be caused by the disease, or they may have been caused by treatments intended to cure the disease. Often patients turn to hospice because they are anxious or depressed, or they are feeling spiritually distressed because of their medical condition. Hospice specializes in easing pain, discomfort, and distress on all levels. The care provided by hospice is often helpful for conditions such as cancer, heart disease, COPD (emphysema) and advanced dementia. Seriously ill patients who have decided that their priority is to have the best quality of life possible are the people who are best suited for hospice.

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    • Isn t using hospice the same as giving up ?

      Not at all! This is one of the most common questions about hospice but it is actually a misconception. Although your loved one’s condition may have reached a point that a cure is not likely—or not likely enough to be worth the side effects of treatment—that does not mean there is nothing left to do. In fact, an emphasis on quality of life and easing pain and distress often allows the patient to spend his or her last months focusing on the things that are ultimately the most important and meaningful. As one man put it, “I’d rather spend my time with my children and grandchildren than waste my limited time and energy driving to the treatment center and recovering beside the toilet bowl.” With the expert guidance of a nurse and case manager, as well as the assistance of bath aides, social workers, and chaplains, patients and families find they can focus on their relationships, healing old wounds and building wonderful memories together. Far from giving up, hospice helps families truly live well and support each other during a stressful, but, in the end, very natural family life passage.

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    • Should we wait for the doctor to suggest hospice?

      You can, but oddly enough, doctors often wait for families to bring it up. This is part of the reason that people often receive hospice care so late in the process. If you think your loved one and family might benefit from the support of weekly home visits from staff who specialize in pain control and the easing of distress, ask your doctor if hospice might be something to consider now, or in the near future. If, when you are truly honest with yourself, you realize that you would not be surprised if your loved one were to die in the next six to twelve months, ask the doctor if he or she would be surprised. If the answer is anything close to “No, I would not be surprised,” then maybe it’s a good time to begin a discussion about hospice. If you would like more information, please feel free to call us toll-free 1-888-603-MORE (6673). We would be happy to talk with you or to do an informational home visit—no obligation or strings attached.

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    • When is the best time to start hospice care?

      Most patients and families who receive hospice care say they wish they had known about it earlier, that they needed the help much sooner than they received it. Research has shown that hospice can increase both the quality of life and how long a patient lives. Families who receive hospice near the very end–just a few days to a week–have been shown to have a harder time adjusting during the bereavement period than do those whose loved one receives hospice care for weeks and months before passing on. If you even think that your family and the person you care for could benefit from pain or symptom management, assistance with bathing and grooming, emotional and spiritual support, and telephone access to caregiving advice, ask your physician if hospice might be a service to consider. Experts agree that at least two to three months of care is optimal. It is better to ask sooner rather than later so you do not regret having missed the support that hospice has to offer.

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    • Who pays for hospice care?

      Patients have several options when it comes to paying for the cost of hospice care. If the patient has Medicare and meets hospice eligibility requirements, then the government will pay as much as 100% of the cost. In such a case, there is no deductible and no copayment. Not only are the services of the hospice staff entirely covered, but medical supplies and prescriptions relating to pain and comfort management are also covered. Individuals who do not have Medicare coverage but have coverage from private insurance should talk with their insurance company to find out about eligibility and what deductibles and copayments may apply. Medicaid provides coverage, but it varies by state.

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    • Once you begin hospice care, you cannot leave the program?

      A person may sign out of the hospice program for a variety of reasons, such as resuming aggressive curative treatment or pursuing experimental measures. Or, if a patient shows signs of recovery and no longer meets the 6 month guideline, he or she can be discharged from hospice care and return to the program when the illness has progressed at a later time.

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    • Is hospice a place?

      Hospice is not just a place – it’s a service. Hospice brings physical, emotional, and spiritual care and support to wherever our patients call home.

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    • Does hospice only care for cancer patients?

      Hospice is not just for cancer patients. Crossroads Hospice cares for patients with any life-limiting illness. Among the illnesses our patients have had are cardiac and respiratory diseases, renal disease, and neurological illness including Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, AIDS, Cirrhosis, and others.

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    • Is hospice only for housebound or bed-ridden people?

      Hospice is not only for those who are housebound or bedridden; most are living their day-to-day lives. Care is given where ever the patient lives; in their home, long-term care facilities, assisted living or retirement communities, rest homes and hospitals.

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    • Hospice “dopes people up” so they become addicted or sleep all the time?

      When patients have a legitimate need for pain medication, they do not become addicted to it. Crossroads Hospice has the expertise to manage pain so that patients are comfortable yet alert and are able to enjoy each day to the fullest extent possible, given their medical condition.

    Working at Hospice Advantage #first #world #hotel

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    Hospice Advantage

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hospice Advantage in July 2014.

    Interview was standard questions from both local manager and regional manager who came in for second interview. They worked from a printout so I assume each position has set questions to be reviewed in interviews. The second interview was short with only around eight questions.
    I thought both interviews covered desired KSA s for the position being hired for and while they were thought provoking I would not say they were difficult.

    • Nothing unusual in the list of questions each manager reviewed. 1 Answer

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    The National Institute For Jewish Hospice #motel #s

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    National Institute For Jewish Hospice

    NIJH was established in 1985 to help alleviate suffering in serious and terminal illness. Its 52,000 members are comprised of business and professional leaders, and a consortium of endowing foundations.

    NIJH serves as a resource and educational center for hospices, hospitals, family service, medical organizations and all health-care agencies, educating them to the issues and challenges of serving the Jewish terminally ill.

    24 hour toll-free number

    A 24-hour toll-free number counsels families, patients and care-givers, and provides locations of hospices, hospitals, health professionals and clergy of all faiths. Toll-Free, 24-Hour Contact 1-800-446-4448.

    NIJH Accredited Hospices

    NIJH has accredited and reaccredited 225 Jewish hospice programs in the United States. We have assisted facilities in planning conferences, training staff and designing appropriate workshops to better serve the Jewish terminally ill.

    The Jewish Hospice Accreditation Conferences

    NIJH provides hospice training and accreditation through the annual national conference, which takes place in November.

    This conference brings together people from hospices across the country in related fields, including administrators, chaplains of all faiths, psychologists, nurses, bereavement counselor and social workers. It is an intensive day of sessions, presenting the best minds in the field to lecture and discuss all aspects of hospice and the Jewish terminally ill. For more information, click here.

    Publications Information

    NIJH produces reliable resources for both the public and professionals. These include books, manuals, CD sets, booklets and other publications. They will be of interest and benefit to hospice professionals, volunteers, patients and family members alike. Click here for more information.

    NIJH also publishes articles and reprints of material that is of interest to the hospice community.

    Heartland Hospice Services Cartersville, GA 30120 #motel #7

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    Heartland Hospice Services

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    Phone: (770) 382-9799

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    General Info

    Heartland Hospice Care provides a range of medical care services. It offers hospice care services to patients and families. Located in Cartersville, Ga. Heartland Hospice Care is a part of HCR ManorCare, which provides various nursing and rehabilitative services. HCR ManorCare maintains more than 500 locations in over 30 states and has a staff of nearly 60,000 employees. The facility operates approximately 275 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, as well as assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Its centers also provide treatment for Alzheimer s diseases.


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    Heartland Hospice Services Business Review in Tucson, AZ – Southern Arizona BBB

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    Heartland Hospice Services

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    A BBB Accredited Business since 04/22/2016

    BBB has determined that Heartland Hospice Services meets BBB accreditation standards. which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

    BBB accreditation does not mean that the business’ products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services.

    Reason for Rating

    Factors that raised Heartland Hospice Services’ rating include:

    • Length of time business has been operating.
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    Tucson, AZ 85712-1227 (520) 325-2790
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    Heartland Hospice Services Volunteer Opportunities #end #of #life

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    Heartland Hospice Services Heartland Hospice Services

    Mission Statement

    Dying with dignity is a human right. At Heartland Hospice we are dedicated to providing compassionate high quality hospice care. Our volunteers are highly valued and appreciated for the level of care and compassion they bring to our team. Whether working in the office, serenading a patient bedside, quilting a warm shawl for cold winter nights or just holding a frail hand, each volunteer brings their own skills to the table. We are thankful for you.


    Heartland Hospice is Northeast Florida’s alternative to meet the growing need for end-of-life care. Our program takes the comprehensive approach to providing quality care for those seeking hospice services including expert medical personnel, spiritual care and bereavement services.

    Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our care. Their loving and generous contribution of time and compassion is what makes the difference in our patients’ lives.

    If you are one of my Volunteer Hospice Angels,




    Average Review 16 reviews

    Would you recommend Heartland Hospice Services?

    by Dana D. (18 июля 2016 г.)

    I volunteered to pray with patients but was never actually placed for that position. When the last volunteer coordinator left, the new coordinator never bothered to reach out and introduce himself or get to know me as a volunteer. I was really disappointed, especially with the good rapport I felt I had with the previous one. I feel like I wasted more time than actually helping people.

    by Laura B. (17 сентября 2013 г.)

    I have been volunteering my time since my early 20’s and I volunteer for other organizations now, but I have never felt more appreciated or welcomed as a volunteer than Marisol, Dondra, and the nurses working for Heartland Hospice have made me feel. They really let you know that time is precious and you giving yours is the most selfless thing a person can do. I’m a friendly visitor for a very sweet lady and when she told me that she was glad she met me, I knew I was there for a reason. Volunteering with this organization is very fulfilling and you won’t be disappointed so if you’re looking to lend a hand or a compassionate ear, this is the place to do it.

    by Natalie B. (12 сентября 2013 г.)

    Volunteering at Heartland Hospice has allowed me to work around people who are so passionate about what they do in caring for their hospice patients that they see everyday. Even on slow days there is no lack of things to do around the office. I would recommend this organization to anyone who is interested in working for a non-profit or even for someone who is looking for an opportunity to volunteer their time at. Thank you Heartland Hospice!

    by jihane s. (17 августа 2012 г.)

    It’s for a very goog purpose. me and my friends have decided to take some time out of our time and help someone thats needs help.

    by Lyn G. (6 октября 2011 г.)

    Volunteering with Heartland Hospice is not JUST gaining community service hours, or keeping busy during your summer vacation- it’s a whole lot more than that. Even though I’m going to school to become a nurse, anyone can volunteer. Heartland Hospice gives recognition to their volunteers and they consider you a part of the team. Being a volunteer someone will always say thanks for volunteering with us or it’s so good to have you here. Nothing is more welcoming than making people happy, whether it’s the team or our hospice patients. Spending time with our patients lets them know that we care and we want them to feel enriched. We want our patients to know that we’re not there just to do it we’re there because we want to be. We show compassion and do what it takes to make a positive difference in their lives. At the end of the day, it’s a breath of fresh air for them, and for me!

    How to Become a Hospice Worker (with Pictures) #seattle #motels

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    How to Become a Hospice Worker

    Hospice workers care for patients who are terminally ill and typically have less than six months to live. Each patient is seen by several professionals who make up the hospice team, including nurses, aides, physicians, social workers and chaplains. All hospice careers require employees to be licensed, certified or otherwise recognized as experienced in their occupation. New hires receive special training on topics such as handling patient loneliness and dealing with patient or family fears.

    Hospice jobs usually don’t require candidates to have volunteer or internship experience in a hospice, but having it provides a foundation of knowledge and may impress future employers. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization notes that volunteers are considered employees and receive training on general hospice topics, such as goals, services and philosophies. According to the Hospice Foundation of America, some hospices have minimum age requirements for volunteers, but they all try to find a spot for those interested. Volunteers may help in areas like child care assistance, family support or administration.

    Hospice nurses are certified by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, which issues credentials in several specialties, including pediatrics and perinatal loss care. The basic certification — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse — requires candidates to hold an unrestricted and current registered nurse license. The NBCHPN also offers the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant credential to aides who have finished a minimum of 2,000 practice hours supervised by a registered nurse within the past two years.

    After completing medical school and residency requirements, and passing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination, physicians must obtain licenses where they want to practice. According to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, physicians gain certification to work in hospices by undergoing a yearlong fellowship and passing an exam administered by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

    According to the National Association of Social Workers, social workers can obtain hospice certification with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and social worker license, and after completing a minimum of three years working under supervision in hospice and palliative care. The Center to Advance Palliative Care notes that social workers with a bachelor’s degree can apply to be Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Workers, while those with a master’s can apply to be Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Workers.

    The General Council of the Assemblies of God’s Chaplaincy Department notes that there aren’t any universal qualifications for hospice chaplains it approves, but that chaplains must meet individual employers’ requirements. It says that desired prerequisites may include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, a credential from the Assemblies of God, ministry experience and completion of a Clinical Pastoral Education course. Chaplains can also obtain certification through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. upon meeting certain requirements, such as a minimum of three years of experience working in hospice and palliative care.

    Liberty Hospice Offers Compassion and Comfort #hospice #ireland

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    Liberty Hospice Offers Compassion and Comfort

    Nicole Curran, Director of Liberty Hospice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Business And Consulting Services For Hospice Organizations #cheap #hotels #in #london

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    • Pillar #1: Creating a Culture of Growth. Understanding the “Invisible Velvet Glove On The Spigot of Growth” Phenomena.
    • Pillar #2: Referral Inquiry to Admission Conversion Rate.
    • Pillar #3: Maximizing your Medical Director Investment
    • Pillar #4: Sales Team Skill Development: “Happy Feet On The Street”
    • Pillar #5: Executing the 11 Tactics in the “Hospital Tool Kit”
    • Pillar #6: Developing the Physician Office Referral Channel.
    • Pillar #7: Understanding and Executing on the Value Propositions for Senior Living Communities.

    An Expertise In Working With Hospital Based Hospices

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

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

    Alexander Goulko, President CEO
    MediCapital One

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

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

    Elizabeth Morgan, MD
    Palliative Care Consulting

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

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

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

    About Hospice Advisors

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

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

    Alexander Goulko, President CEO
    MediCapital One

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

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

    Elizabeth Morgan, MD
    Palliative Care Consulting

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

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

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

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    2 Anonymous Employees from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    3.5 Worked for Vitas over 8 yrs. Started as an OK place to work. The job itself is very satisfying. Immediate supervisors are good to work with. The starting salaries way below industry. NO shift differentials. Salaries have been frozen a couple of times and currently frozen until further notice (NO INFLATION ADJUSTMENT). The benefits package sucks! Insurance for family is just unplayable. Retirement plan has barely a tiny match. It has a standard PTO. CEO compensation for 2012 = $2,162,222.00.

    1 Medicare Biller from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    3.5 I have been working for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care for 5 years. It has always been a financially stable and generous company. I have learned a lot and I am very proud of my achievements. The company has great incentives and values its employees.

    1 Director of Marketing from Vitas Innovative Hospice Care submitted reviews

    1.5 Treat all equally. Trust your sales reps. LISTEN to reps. Do exit interviews to uncover the realities of mass exodus of great people.

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Careers & Info

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Overview

    VITAS Innovative Hospice Care began providing valuable hospice services to terminally ill patients in 1978 when it was founded as Hospice Care, Inc. For over 30 years, VITAS has made a substantial impact on the industry and in the lives of those seeking their caring, professional services. They played a large role in efforts to establish hospice as a service eligible for payment under Medicare.

    VITAS headquarters are located in Miami, Florida, although they have over 250 patient care teams providing their valuable services across the United States. Their services are provided in a variety of settings, including over 2,500 skilled nursing facilities. As a result of providing outstanding service, VITAS founders have received numerous awards, including the Founders Award and the Healthcare Architects award from the National Hospice Foundation and the National hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Job Information

    VITAS offers a fulfilling atmosphere to its employees, who share a common desire to provide much needed end-of-life services to patients and their families. As a result of hard work and dedication, employees receive a competitive salary package along with health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Other personal benefits include tuition reimbursement, paid time off, pre-paid legal services, and more.

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    Hospice House Levels of Care

    The following levels of care can be provided at The Good Shepherd Hospice House:

    Residential Care: Residential Care is simply the day to day hospice care that individuals receive at The Good Shepherd.

    • A hospice client may move to the hospice house simply because it is their desire to reside at The Good Shepherd. The decision may also be based on caregiver issues or any of a number of factors considered by the client and/or family.
    • Homecare Hospice does not make it a practice to move current hospice clients residing in their home or another facility to the hospice house unless it is at the client or family’s request.

    Respite Care: Respite Care is short term inpatient care provided to hospice clients to relieve family members or other persons caring for the individual at home.

    • Medicare and most insurance pay to give the caregiver a break from the 24-hour task of caring for a loved one. Respite care allows the client’s caregiver up to five (5) consecutive days “off” from taking care of the client.
    • Respite care is a service that is designed to be used for a specific need and may be utilized only on an occasional basis.
    • Respite care is paid for as long as the intent is that the client will be returning home after five (5) days.
    • If after a few days, the caregiver decides that they can no longer care for the client at home, the client and family have two options to consider: To utilize Residential Care at The Good Shepherd Hospice House or to make other arrangements, i.e. to relocate to a nursing home or alternative care location.

    General Inpatient Care (GIP): General Inpatient Care (GIP) is made available to all hospice client’s who are in need of pain control or symptom management that cannot be provided in any other setting.

    • GIP is considered short term care because the team’s job and overall goal is to get the client’s acute symptoms to a controlled level within 24-48 hours.
    • When the client’s symptoms have been managed for at least 24 hours, the doctor will order a discharge of the client to the Residential Care level if that client chooses to remain at The Good Shepherd. It is the client’s choice whether he/she wants to stay in the hospice house, go back home with care, or move to a nursing home.

    For more information about these levels of care, or about The Good Shepherd Hospice House in general, please feel free to call us at any time at 785-537-0688.


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    Hospice House

    Patients and families face special challenges in the final weeks of life, challenges a Hospice House is built specifically to meet. Only a Hospice House can fill this specific, sacred, important niche in our community’s healthcare network.

    As a resident of the Hospice House, you will have a private room with many of the comforts of home and space for visiting family and friends. You will also have all of the medical, emotional and spiritual care services Hospice of Spokane has to offer. Physicians, nurses and nurse aides, social workers and grief counselors, chaplains and volunteers – all coming right to you to help in their own ways. And the door is always open for your personal doctor to care for you in the Hospice House.

    When you are in the Hospice House, don’t worry about the prescription drugs related to your terminal illness… we’ll take care of them. If you need special equipment that we don’t have in the house, or your treatment calls for special therapies, we’ll address those needs, too.

    Being in the Hospice House means you can get the same level of hospice care you would receive in a hospital or nursing home. Being in the house means you won’t need to move from one location to another as your health changes.

    Feel Right At Home
    At the Hospice House you and your family will feel right at home. Have a meal in the family dining room, or have it in the privacy of your own room. Sit and watch the day go by from the interior courtyard or in one of the gardens. Play a game of cribbage in the great room. Get a breath of fresh air on your private patio. Sit, contemplate, meditate or pray in the reflection room. Take a bath in the spa room. Children can even play in a room built especially for them. We hope this short video gives you an idea of what the Hospice House is all about.