Guiding Light Hospice San Antonio #when #hospice #is #called #in

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Mission

In all that we do, our goal is to act with understanding and compassion while providing exceptional physical, spiritual and emotional care. We strive to serve and honor our clients by helping them maintain independence and dignity, while respecting individuality and fostering an optimal quality of life. Further, we seek to increase community awareness of hospice as part of continuum of care

Take with you to each patient’s bedside your hummanness, the posture of a servant, and the majesty of love for the patient. for their families and colleagues – G L Hospice

Highly Trained Board Certified Medical Director Visits

Round the Clock Availability

Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers

Compassionate, Sensitive Support Throughout Every Step of the Comfort Care Process

Wonderful, caring individuals who share the desire to help people who are going through a very difficult time

Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers

Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers





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  • Connecting to the Brake Light Switch – Connecting to the Brake Light


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    How Brake Light Wiring Works

    When you press the brake pedal, remember that you’re triggering the brake light switch, too.

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    ­If your brake light switch isn’t working properly, there’s a chance that you could be driving under risky conditions. Your brake lights may not light up when you press on the brake pedal or they may stay lit regardless of whether you’re pressing the pedal or not. Or perhaps, some switch malfunction is causing the lights to operate intermittently. So you can see the problem: If you don’t regularly check your brake lights for proper operation, you may be driving around town with no brake lights at all; brake lights that are continuously on; or brake lights that work only part of the time. Either way, it’s dangerous to you and other drivers around you.

    Before you get too anxious about the brake work that you may or may not need, you may want to investigate the problem yourself. Actually, it may be an easier fix than you think, just by investigating your brake light switch. You can see your brake light switch by looking under the dash, near the top of the brake pedal. The brake light switch is usually attached to a small bracket that holds the switch, activated when the pedal is depressed, in position.

    Keep Reading Below

    Once you’ve located the switch, check to make sure that the brake light switch’s electrical connection is firmly attached and that all of the wires connecting to the brake light switch are in good condition (at least as far as you can see from your position). Then check to make sure that the switch isn’t out of position or stuck in the on or off position. Unless there’s been a failure somewhere within the switch itself — a highly unlikely problem, by the way — it’s relatively simple to decide if the switch is at fault.

    If you’re able to determine that it is indeed your brake light switch that’s at fault, replacement is simple. In fact, it’s likely that you won’t even have to get your hands dirty to complete a brake repair of this sort. Remember, there are several different types of brake switches available, including ­hydraulic brake switches, so be sure to get the one that’s right for your specific vehicle. You’ll need to know the make, model and year of your vehicle but really that’s about all. Your local auto parts store should be able to locate the correct part for you.

    It may seem elementary, but remember that it’s important to properly diagnose the problem prior to buying any repair parts. It won’t do you any good to buy a new brake light switch if the problem is in the wiring leading up to the switch, in the connector itself or in the wiring that goes from the switch to the brake lights at the rear of the vehicle.

    So as you can see, sometimes fixing brakes — or rather, fixing brake light wiring — doesn’t have to be as complicated as it initially sounds. Read the next page to find out about connecting the brake lights themselves.

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    Strathcarron Hospice – Light Up a Life – Virtual Christmas Tree

    Simply write a Message Tag in memory of a loved one and it will be added to our virtual Christmas Tree, and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. You can browse the Messages Tags below, with the most recent at the top. Just click on a name in the list below to read the Message Tag and their Star will twinkle more brightly. See below to donate and add your own message! (Requires Flash 8 or greater).

    Special lights will be shining this Christmas at Strathcarron Hospice and also in Alloa, Cumbernauld, Stirling and Falkirk to honour and celebrate the lives of much loved relatives and friends. You can sponsor as many lights as you wish. For each light sponsored you will receive a special Light Up a Life Card which you can keep yourself or send to someone who shares your memories. The suggested donation is £5 per light, but all donations will be equally welcome. If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of loved one please see the main website or go along to our Light Up a Life Desk at The Thistle Centre Stirling, The Falkirk Mall, Tesco Cumbernauld or Alloa, or contact the Fundraising Department on 01324 826 222.

    In the meantime Light Up A Life with our virtual Christmas Tree below.

    To create a message simply donate any sum from £5 using the form below. On payment you will be able to enter your Message Tag in memory of a loved one. It will be added to the tree and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. The name of your loved one will then show on the list enabling the world to share your message of love. It’s as easy as 1- 2- 3. Step 1: Donate using the form below. Step 2: Type in your Message. Step 3: Your loved one’s name appears on the list.

    *If you are a UK taxpayer and you tick this box, we can claim an extra 25p in every pound you donate from the Government. Our donations are handled by Secure payments through Paypal. You don’t need a Paypal Account, just pay by credit or debit card. For more information call our fundraising department on 01324 826222.





    Tiny House Living: Camper Home Reveal #living #light #culinary #arts #institute


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    Tiny House Living: Camper Home Reveal

    I know it took forever, but I am finally revealing our new camper home! First sorry for the delay, it s was due to publishing date commitments and ya-da-ya-da, I won t bore you with the details. No matter it s finally here, and I am excited to share my new home with you.

    In case you haven t been following over a year ago, we made the decision to move into a tiny home. We moved into our 150 sqft vintage camper full time but after eight months we realized we needed a little more room. After some searching, we purchased a 2002 Fleetwood Wilderness GLX 30 5G. In the middle of a sweltering summer, we took on the task of remodeling. Let s take a tour!

    I wanted this tiny home to be welcoming but have a modern luxe feel. We did this with contrasting bright and dark colors and heavy brushed brass fixtures.

    We painted everything but the floor and ceiling. We also replaced all of the furniture. The original recliners where large white leather recliners. They looked like the children of the stay-puff marshmallow man. I was able to find some smaller gray recliners that fit perfectly into the living area.

    The dining table is the original table. The dining chairs, however, I found several years ago in a breakfast restaurant. I had them in storage and reupholstered them in a variety of modern colors.

    On of the challenges I had was figuring out what to do with the light fixtures over the sofa and bed. They were sad 90s glory and I needed something cool and modern. I decided on the Downtown Minimalist Plug-in Sconce s with Edison Style 1910 Era Bulbs. They come in over 20 color options! You can even choose what color you want the cord. I went with a white and gold cord. I LOVE how they look! They are the perfect addition to my little house!

    My pride and joy is my new tiny kitchen. You can see that all the upper cabinets are white, and the lower cabinets are a dark gray. The light in the picture gives the cabinets a blue hue but in person, the paint is more of a deep gray. You can see the entire painting process in my post How to Paint Camper Interior .

    I chose the Aspect champagne stainless steel subway tile backsplash to match the cabinet pulls. The surprising thing about this backsplash is that it s peel and stick. Very easy to install! It looks fantastic and easy to clean.

    We also had the countertop replaced. We decided to do this for two reasons. The original countertops were hideous and I wanted to install and under mounted sink which required a new counter top. The under mounted sink was the best decision.

    I looked for hours to find the right sink and decided on Moen 2000 Series 18-in x 24.75-in Double-Basin Stainless Steel Undermount. It was the perfect size for my tiny kitchen. I needed a sink that was deep and compact, and this sink was perfect.

    Also, by under mounting the sink I was able to use the sink cutouts as covers to optimize my counter space. Now when I prep I can keep the smaller basin uncovered for washing. I also decided on a commercial pull down faucet. I prefer this kind of faucet to a retracting head for two reasons, I think it looks cool, and I don t have to worry about the retraction mechanism going bad.

    Finally, in the kitchen, we added a drop down leaf. The original counter cut off at the edge. Considering I spend most of my time in the kitchen counter space is a high priority. The drop leaf was the perfect solution.

    Let s move up the staircase and into the master suite.

    I wanted the bedroom to feel more cozy. I love that the head of the bed is tucked into the slideout. It creates a very cozy alcove. I wanted the bedroom to be bright with just a few punches of color.

    Over the bed was another set of sad 90s light fixtures. What I really wanted were some reading lamps and I fell in love with Barn Light Electric’s Lovell Porcelain Plug-In Wall Sconce. They are perfect because they can be adjusted for when you want to curl up in bed with for favorite book or magazine.

    Keeping with the brushed brass theme of the cabinet hardware I decided on the white with brass arm and gold and white cord. I love how it’s simple with a touch of industrial. Also, the light switch sits high on the cord which makes it easily accessible for turning off and on.

    At the foot of the bed is the dresser. We painted it the same deep gray as the kitchen cabinets and continued the brushed brass cabinet pulls. The top of the dresser was laminate. We asked the same people that make our kitchen counters to cut and sand an oak top. It gave the dresser a more homey feel.

    Finally, we also changed out the sink, counter, and faucet of the bathroom. The vessel sink leaves counter space and is still great for washing.

    Thank you for visiting my tiny house! Also, make sure you check out Domino and Brit + Co. for features and interviews about my tiny home!

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    ** All product and supplies provided by Lowes . Light fixtures were provided by Barn Light Electric.All opinions remain my own.

    The counter top was easy to remove. If you look under the countertop you will see some screws. We simply unscrewed it and gave it a few whacks to remove lift it and remove it. There are many videos on YouTube demonstrating how to remove a countertop.

    Thanks for sharing your project. This is the EXACT camper that we re getting from my parents this summer. They bought it new but no longer travel. We bought land (12 acres) east of Dallas and built a Tiny House on foundation. It took me and my wife 3 years worth of weekends to complete (are they ever done!) it. We ve added a solar array, water cistern and are in the process of learning beekeeping for Agricultural Tax Exemption purposes. Our goal is to get our total housing costs (utilities, taxes and insurance no mortgage) down to under $100/mo. We re at $170/mo now but the ag-exemption will drop that significantly when it kicks in. We re going to move the Wilderness onto the property to use as a guest apartment when people come to stay for the weekend/summer etc. It s the perfect way to add living space without adding property taxes and additional insurance cost. I love the thought and ideas that you put into your project. Most are simple but they made a huge difference to your trailer. We don t have to make or keep ours road ready. I doubt we will ever travel in it but I would love to have something stylish for our kids and grandkids to stay in. This is perfect! If you are ever in the Dallas area, please let us know. We d love to give you a tour of our Tiny House and property! Our blog is at DreamsByTheAcre.blogspot.com. You can also find me in the DFW Tiny House Enthusiasts page on FB. Thanks, again!!

    Your redo is soo cool, pretty and creative.
    Where did you get the jewelry tree in the bathroom area?


    Guiding Light Hospice San Antonio #motel #supplies

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    Mission

    In all that we do, our goal is to act with understanding and compassion while providing exceptional physical, spiritual and emotional care. We strive to serve and honor our clients by helping them maintain independence and dignity, while respecting individuality and fostering an optimal quality of life. Further, we seek to increase community awareness of hospice as part of continuum of care

    Take with you to each patient’s bedside your hummanness, the posture of a servant, and the majesty of love for the patient. for their families and colleagues – G L Hospice

    Highly Trained Board Certified Medical Director Visits

    Round the Clock Availability

    Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers

    Compassionate, Sensitive Support Throughout Every Step of the Comfort Care Process

    Wonderful, caring individuals who share the desire to help people who are going through a very difficult time

    Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers

    Highly Trained and Motivated Care Providers





    Strathcarron Hospice – Virtual Christmas Tree – Donate and Light Up A

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    Strathcarron Hospice – Light Up a Life – Virtual Christmas Tree

    Simply write a Message Tag in memory of a loved one and it will be added to our virtual Christmas Tree, and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. You can browse the Messages Tags below, with the most recent at the top. Just click on a name in the list below to read the Message Tag and their Star will twinkle more brightly. See below to donate and add your own message! (Requires Flash 8 or greater).

    Special lights will be shining this Christmas at Strathcarron Hospice and also in Alloa, Cumbernauld, Stirling and Falkirk to honour and celebrate the lives of much loved relatives and friends. You can sponsor as many lights as you wish. For each light sponsored you will receive a special Light Up a Life Card which you can keep yourself or send to someone who shares your memories. The suggested donation is £5 per light, but all donations will be equally welcome. If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of loved one please see the main website or go along to our Light Up a Life Desk at The Thistle Centre Stirling, The Falkirk Mall, Tesco Cumbernauld or Alloa, or contact the Fundraising Department on 01324 826 222.

    In the meantime Light Up A Life with our virtual Christmas Tree below.

    To create a message simply donate any sum from £5 using the form below. On payment you will be able to enter your Message Tag in memory of a loved one. It will be added to the tree and a new twinkling star will appear in the sky. The name of your loved one will then show on the list enabling the world to share your message of love. It’s as easy as 1- 2- 3. Step 1: Donate using the form below. Step 2: Type in your Message. Step 3: Your loved one’s name appears on the list.

    *If you are a UK taxpayer and you tick this box, we can claim an extra 25p in every pound you donate from the Government. Our donations are handled by Secure payments through Paypal. You don’t need a Paypal Account, just pay by credit or debit card. For more information call our fundraising department on 01324 826222.





    Residential Electrician, Electrician #are #you #in #the #dark, #are #you #in #the


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    Welcome to Our Site


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

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

    We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in CA:

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    Excellant work and very courteous. Thank you!

    The team was very efficient and did a clean, professional job of installing our two ceiling fans. The did a great job of explaining the controls after installation. Great job!

    Outstanding and professional service. will always recommend Armes Electric for any electrical work.

    Jason and Juan did an absolutely flawless job installing can lights. They left no holes in the walls or marks on the ceiling – just two lights exactly where we asked that they be installed. Your workers always do an outstanding job.

    Armes Electric provides you with these services, and More..

    Kitchen/Bath Remodels
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    We look forward to serving all of your electrical needs.

    We are strictly residential electricians. This means we know how to take care of your home in every way. We specialize in accent lighting, ceiling fans, kitchen remodels, can lighting, attic fans, and much more. Our company cleans up like no other contractor you ve seen. We vacuum up any mess with our own vacuum! All our employees are cordial and trustworthy. We are a family company and we consider our customers to be our extended family. Your satisfaction with our service is our utmost priority. Our customers generally come to us through word of mouth and our phone rings constantly.


    House of Light: How To Prepare For Your Hospice Evaluation #help #the

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    How To Prepare For Your Hospice Evaluation

    Hospice care is a service, covered by Medicare, designed to serve patients in the last six months of life. The holistic approach to care ensures that a patient s medical, emotional, and spiritual needs are fulfilled. The hospice team also addresses the needs of the caregiver and family supporting the patient. To learn more about hospice care, contact your physician for a referral, or visit Caring Connections to search for hospice providers in your area.

    Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for your hospice evaluation.

    Once you call the hospice provider, you ll make an appointment to meet with the hospice representative. He/she will be determining whether or not you are eligible for hospice services.

    Be ready to give the hospice provider some of your healthcare basics. They ll need the full name of the patient, the patient s address, and a telephone number for the patient s medical power of attorney. The hospice is also likely to request the name and phone numbers of your physicians and the patient s primary diagnosis. The primary diagnosis is the reason you re requesting hospice services, such as cancer, dementia, congestive heart failure, etc.

    Just like you might research a big purchase before buying, or research a neighborhood before moving, you can research and compare hospice providers. Medicare requires providers offer the same core services, so you ll want to focus on the quality of care that will be provided to you and your loved one.

    Look for data. Ask questions.

    • When was the hospice established?
    • How soon did the hospice respond to your request for an evaluation?
    • How many patients, on average, does the RN case manager see?
    • What is the hospice s average response time to a call during office hours and after hours?
    • How many hospice physicians are on staff, and what is their experience and qualifications?
    • How many nurses are certified hospice and palliative care nurses?
    • Can the chaplains connect you and your loved one to your preferred faith community?
    • What is the experience level of your social worker?
    • Is there an inpatient unit? Where is it located, and how is it staffed?

    You can also use this helpful, downloadable pdf from Caring Connections to guide your meeting with hospice providers. The Choosing a Quality Hospice pdf was developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and provides a number of questions and space for you to take notes.

    The end of life is a sensitive, emotional time. You want to choose the hospice provider who can respect and support your loved one s needs and your needs. The goal is to offer your loved one comfort, peace, and dignity in the last months of life.

    Learn more about the benefits available to you with this pdf download of the Medicare Hospice Benefits booklet, provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

    If you are seeking hospice in the Tucson, Arizona area, Casa de la Luz Hospice would be happy to offer you information regarding our services or answer any questions you might have about hospice care. We can be reached at 520-544-9890 every day of the week, any time of day.

    Information provided by Jane O Mahen, Admission Nurse for Casa de la Luz Hospice





    Hospice Isle of Man – Light up a Life #hospice #stories

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    Hospice Isle of Man – Light up a Life

    Tuesday 6th November 2012 11:40AM

    The Reverend Lynda Brady, Chaplain to Hospice Isle of Man, has announced that there will be four Light up a Life services this year in different locations around the island, adding three more to the one traditionally held at the Hospice.

    The Light up a Life services create a space to help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones, and to look forward with hope. Following the successful pattern of last year the services are being held across the Island again this year so that more people will be able to take part easily at a place and time that is convenient for them.

    The Hospice service will be at 5.00pm on Sunday 9 December and the additional services are as follows:

    – 7.00pm on Friday 14 December at St Columba s Roman Catholic Church, Port Erin
    – 5.00pm on Sunday 16 December at St Paul s Anglican Church, Ramsey
    – 7.30pm Monday 17 December at the Peel Methodist Church, Peel

    The Hospice Book of Remembrance will be brought to each service and there will be carols, readings, and reflection.

    At the service in the Hospice, the Christmas Tree is decorated with white lights, each of which represents a life, and each of the three additional services will include something similar, probably with candles.

    Local choirs or music groups are being invited to participate, and refreshments will be provided at the end of each service.

    Lynda is particularly pleased that churches of all denominations are involved in the planning and leading of the services and is looking forward to seeing everyone who comes along to each service to which all are invited.





    House of Light: How To Prepare For Your Hospice Evaluation #6 #motel

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    How To Prepare For Your Hospice Evaluation

    Hospice care is a service, covered by Medicare, designed to serve patients in the last six months of life. The holistic approach to care ensures that a patient s medical, emotional, and spiritual needs are fulfilled. The hospice team also addresses the needs of the caregiver and family supporting the patient. To learn more about hospice care, contact your physician for a referral, or visit Caring Connections to search for hospice providers in your area.

    Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for your hospice evaluation.

    Once you call the hospice provider, you ll make an appointment to meet with the hospice representative. He/she will be determining whether or not you are eligible for hospice services.

    Be ready to give the hospice provider some of your healthcare basics. They ll need the full name of the patient, the patient s address, and a telephone number for the patient s medical power of attorney. The hospice is also likely to request the name and phone numbers of your physicians and the patient s primary diagnosis. The primary diagnosis is the reason you re requesting hospice services, such as cancer, dementia, congestive heart failure, etc.

    Just like you might research a big purchase before buying, or research a neighborhood before moving, you can research and compare hospice providers. Medicare requires providers offer the same core services, so you ll want to focus on the quality of care that will be provided to you and your loved one.

    Look for data. Ask questions.

    • When was the hospice established?
    • How soon did the hospice respond to your request for an evaluation?
    • How many patients, on average, does the RN case manager see?
    • What is the hospice s average response time to a call during office hours and after hours?
    • How many hospice physicians are on staff, and what is their experience and qualifications?
    • How many nurses are certified hospice and palliative care nurses?
    • Can the chaplains connect you and your loved one to your preferred faith community?
    • What is the experience level of your social worker?
    • Is there an inpatient unit? Where is it located, and how is it staffed?

    You can also use this helpful, downloadable pdf from Caring Connections to guide your meeting with hospice providers. The Choosing a Quality Hospice pdf was developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and provides a number of questions and space for you to take notes.

    The end of life is a sensitive, emotional time. You want to choose the hospice provider who can respect and support your loved one s needs and your needs. The goal is to offer your loved one comfort, peace, and dignity in the last months of life.

    Learn more about the benefits available to you with this pdf download of the Medicare Hospice Benefits booklet, provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

    If you are seeking hospice in the Tucson, Arizona area, Casa de la Luz Hospice would be happy to offer you information regarding our services or answer any questions you might have about hospice care. We can be reached at 520-544-9890 every day of the week, any time of day.

    Information provided by Jane O Mahen, Admission Nurse for Casa de la Luz Hospice





    Hospice Isle of Man – Light up a Life #hospice #cops

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    Hospice Isle of Man – Light up a Life

    Tuesday 6th November 2012 11:40AM

    The Reverend Lynda Brady, Chaplain to Hospice Isle of Man, has announced that there will be four Light up a Life services this year in different locations around the island, adding three more to the one traditionally held at the Hospice.

    The Light up a Life services create a space to help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones, and to look forward with hope. Following the successful pattern of last year the services are being held across the Island again this year so that more people will be able to take part easily at a place and time that is convenient for them.

    The Hospice service will be at 5.00pm on Sunday 9 December and the additional services are as follows:

    – 7.00pm on Friday 14 December at St Columba s Roman Catholic Church, Port Erin
    – 5.00pm on Sunday 16 December at St Paul s Anglican Church, Ramsey
    – 7.30pm Monday 17 December at the Peel Methodist Church, Peel

    The Hospice Book of Remembrance will be brought to each service and there will be carols, readings, and reflection.

    At the service in the Hospice, the Christmas Tree is decorated with white lights, each of which represents a life, and each of the three additional services will include something similar, probably with candles.

    Local choirs or music groups are being invited to participate, and refreshments will be provided at the end of each service.

    Lynda is particularly pleased that churches of all denominations are involved in the planning and leading of the services and is looking forward to seeing everyone who comes along to each service to which all are invited.