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Lake of the Ozarks’ Most RELAXING Hotel
If you’re looking for a spacious and quiet Lake Ozark hotel, you’ve come to the right place. With our large rooms, onsite Spa and Restaurant, indoor outdoor pools, and gorgeous views, you’ll have everything you need to unwind. Just minutes from several state parks, beaches and local attractions.
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Whether you want to relax at the bar with a cold beer, have a casual family dinner, or enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a glass of our house wine, we’ve got you covered. Rafferty’s Restaurant Lounge offers a variety of options at affordable prices. Happy Hour from 4-6pm.
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The ideal venue for your Lake of the Ozarks business meeting, wedding, banquet or special event. Our skilled staff of professional event planners will make it an event to remember! We can host small groups or groups as large as 1,000. Call us today and see what we can do for you.
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Nice 2016: Best of Nice, France Tourism #last #min #hotels

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Nice Tourism: Best of Nice

Nice, France

The deep blue waters of the Cote d’Azur are the dramatic backdrop for elegant Nice. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you stroll the waterfront promenade, or get an eagle eye of the whole city from atop Castle Hill. The pedestrians-only Place Rossetti is the heart of the city, with a grand fountain, vibrant buildings, and the beautiful Sainte-Réparate cathedral giving it a provincial French feel.

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PINETA PARK DELUXE HOTEL – Great Time – Review of Pineta Park,

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Just got back from a superb holiday at the Pineta Park Deluxe hotel!!
Entertainment was great Charlotte, Jay and Ayko where amazing with children and adults always kept you.

Just got back from a superb holiday at the Pineta Park Deluxe hotel!!
Entertainment was great Charlotte, Jay and Ayko where amazing with children and adults always kept you entertained.
Food was what you expect from an all inclusive a wide variety of choices so you couldn’t starve whist being at the Pineta they feed you every 2 hrs.
Rooms where cleaned everyday. The hotel overall was very clean apart from the pool bar where it was quite sticky and smelly they needed to keep on top of this but that is the only bad review i would write about.

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, OVERALL GREAT HOLIDAY!!

Do not listen to the bad reviews as you would be impressed with this hotel i rate it a 4*

vicky4292 (3 reviews)

Cleator, United Kingdom

Just arrived back from the pineta park deluxe and i must say there arent half some petty people leaving reviews. It most certainly isnt a dirty hotel and you can see the staff cleaning the pool area the lifts and glass etc everyday without fail. Yes the bar is a little sticky now and again but only for about five minutes before its cleaned and wiped again, what do you expect when people are getting drunk on all inclusive and spilling drinks. The entertainment was good especially jay and ayko, they always found a way to keep you involved even when you didnt want to play the games. Bar staff were friendly enough although did speak to the men a lot more than the women.
Food was what you get in any all inclusive place including the likes of spain if you wanty gourmet food then your going to have to pay for it or stop complaining. As a really fussy eater there was usually always something you could eat and the chicken burgers on the pool bar snacks were nice.
Definately would recommend a turkish bath from the hotel they are really nice and help you to tan.
Overall a brilliant holiday and would definately go back. I would say the complaints are just from those who are never satisified.

What a great holiday, can t wait to go back soon

Jody_Rudd (12 reviews)

Sheerness, United Kingdom

Just came back from this hotel, went with my mum. we had the best time. Everyone at the hotel is very friendly and accommodating, they really can’t do enough for you, the entertainment staff are absolutely brilliant and keep everyone entertained from morning till late into the night. Thanks to Jayhan, Charlotte, Ayko, Ali (for your great Cocktails) and all the rest of the staff for making our holiday so so special. Everyday there’s entertainment around the pool followed by the club dance then everyone jumps into the pool, it’s great fun. The alcohol selection isn’t wide but there’s wine beer and vodka n gine and raki all included with all inclusive deals, go and see Ali at the pool bar and he’ll do you a lovely Ali special cocktail, he’s great. If when you arrive you aren’t happy with your room then a word advice is that they leave all the un-occupied rooms doors open so you can go for a nosey around and choose one you like with a nice view that’s what we did then we went and told ramadam on reception and he sorted it out for us no problem. If you have any issues with your room then just ask someone on reception and they will get it sorted for you, our balcony was dirty when we got there due to the sea breeze, but we told them at reception and by the time we came back to our room from lunch it had been cleaned up and looked great. I am the fussiest eater in the world but I managed to find loads of things to eat that I enjoyed, I even had 2-3 courses sometimes as there was so many nice things to eat so I can’t even fault the food. I can’t wait to go back to Turkey and the Pineta Park Deluxe hotel, it was my first trip to Turkey and I loved it and would recommend it to anyone. We tried scuba diving in the pool at the hotel and both loved it so went on the day boat trip which was awesome and totally worth the money (£20 pp), I would recommend anyone trying scuba diving it’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life, we also went on a few other boat trips, all great fun and really cheap, just shop around and barter with the salesmen and you should be able to get them down quite cheap (I heard of someone paying £12pp for the lazy day boat trip). Thanks everyone at Pineat Park Deluxe Hotel, you made mine and my mums holiday really fun, special and memorable. ) 3 🙂

Just back from pineta park delux hotel was great. Location was perfect just mins from shops and beech. The rooms are good size and were cleaned every day. The food was nice but almost the same each day. The staff were very good always happy to help u and couldn’t do enough for u good entertainment for kids. Hopfully going back in october really enjoyed it.

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Yosemite National Park Tourism: Best of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, California

Tucked into the mountains of California, Yosemite National Park is renowned for its granite cliffs and waterfalls. Half Dome and El Capitan are two of the formations made famous by photographer Ansel Adams. The valley is open year-round for camping, hiking, and climbing. Traffic is congested during peak season and park rangers encourage visitors to use the free shuttle system. For upscale visits, the Ahwahnee Hotel, built in 1927, is chic and luxurious.

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Hong Kong 2016: Best of Hong Kong, China Tourism #motels #in #mackay

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Delectable dim sum, floating islands, and a one-of-a-kind skyline are just some of Hong Kong’s unique features. Get an eyeful of traditional Chinese architecture in Ngong Ping village, then take the tram to the tippity-top of Victoria Peak for unparalleled views. The rocks and gentle hills of Nan Lian Garden will bring you inner peace, as will a calming cup of tea in a Stanley café. Become one with everything at the Chi Lin Nunnery, a serene Buddhist complex.

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Connaught Hotel Galway – Review of The Connacht Hotel, Galway #hotel #in

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Connaught Hotel Galway – Review of The Connacht Hotel

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We had mixed experience all very positive up to Saturday night at dinner I realise it was very busy but our time away shouldn’t suffer because of this. Dinner wasn’t a great experience brown bread forgotten for starters we reminded them but it still didn’t arrive main course was only ok we had kind of gone off food at this stage.
I feel service lacked leadership a lot of waitresses but no real leadership, the same applied to breakfast particularly on the sunday morning-no cups on the tables, I felt we were always running to get something that should have been on the table.
I must compliment the hotel for a lovely quiet room, lovely polite staff at reception and lovely staff in the restaurant but more leaders required in such a busy hotel to make things run smoothly.
I hope to go back in the future, I hope ye find this review useful in improving ye standards.

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    stayed 4 nights with small children..Rooms ok. location fine, bus stop outside takes you into the city. Kids club was good, are children enjoyed the club and the movie nights. Pool good. Restaurant was terrible long waits to get seated even if you want to eat in the bar( restuarnt and bar menu is the same).On 3 separate occasions had to get up and ask for waitress they are not helpful at all. I did complain about this as we were on a package that included 2 dinners decided not to have the second dinner. The food we ate was ok. long queues for breakfast no matter what time you have breakfast this hotel is geared up for coach tours and don’t appear to be bothered about anyone else .coach parties had a separate restaurant for there dining. The management never seem to comment to any reviews that people put up.

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      Stayed here for 2 nights as a couple with a 6 year old. Our room was very nice-modern and clean with an enormous double bed. The whole hotel is really well geared for families. There is a nice pool which suits all ages, game for kids and a kids club. Breakfast had a good selection and it is always good to see the healthy options i.e. fruit salad on offer. As others have said it can be a bit hectic but it depends what time you go down. Also nice to have a free newspaper on offer. The thing that lets this hotel down is the overpriced tasteless food served in the bar and restaraunt. There are too many peopel trying to eat in the evenings and whilst there is a system it is not good to have small children wating for an hour to get something to eat. When the food does arrive there are small portion whch it is obvious have been cooked hours before and kept warn. We really liked the hotel and would stay again but I would eat outside the hotel for dinner.

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        Reviewed 21 August 2013

        We stayed here for two nights with Family, when we checked in we were told our rooms were on different floors even though i had phoned up previously and asked for them to be beside each other,The guy we were dealing with had very little English and we coudn’t understand him and he was not able to sort out our issue, He was nice though so another lady came along i think her name was louise she was very helpful and apologetic and she said she would sort out two rooms together but there would be a wait of over 45 mins, they had one room ready this was at 6pm, we weren’t to happy about this as we had 3 small children with us, again she was very apologetic and offered us complimentary drinks which was really nice.
        Rooms are good and the hotel is very big. We brought the kids to the kids club which was very out dated broken toys and not a great selection of them, staff were lovely though, this would be a great advantage if it was properly equipped and maintained.There is a charge for it. The entertainment is definitely geared towards older people so not much for the younger age groups, very busy place and you can only sit in certain areas to eat not where there is carpet which was the only seats available so it was very awkward when my husband and father-in-law had to move when they where eating, badly organised more like a food hall then a bar. We had a nice room but it was a disabled room so we had no bath for the kids but that was ok until the shower curtain came out of the wall and fell on top of the kids while i was showering them, this was fixed promptly so good service.

        When we were checking out my Mother-in-law wasn’t aware we had paid and she went and was charged again by the receptionist i went to query this with the Receptionist she had no apology just explained she hadn’t noticed it was paid for as we hadn’t booked it directly through the hotel, i was very annoyed by this as if my Mother-in law hadn’t said to me she paid it we would have not known found the receptionist quite abrupt and never once apologised. I said it was very poor service to be charged twice she said well you owed ten euro for the kids club so i let you off that for your inconvenience, but never once apologised didn’t get her name but she was. Australian or from New- Zealand. Reception is just not well managed and some of the staff don’t know how to deal appropriately with guests they could do with some hospitality training.
        Saying all this if it was properly managed and areas were more efficiently run it would be a great place to stay. Great for older aged as the entertainment was geared towards them but if they could accommodate a second area for families it would be great as we left the bar the first night due to being totally intimidated by a bunch of tourists who obviously dont like or understand children and i don’t let my children run around they are always supervised. So needless to say we didn’t go back in the following night.

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Langtry Manor HotelThe Best of Bournemouth Hotels #motels #in #salt #lake #city

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Langtry Manor was built in 1877 by Edward VII for his mistress Lillie Langtry. It was an extremely elegant and luxurious home and served as their hideaway and love nest. Following substantial re-development the Hotel is now one of Bournemouth’s finest and most welcoming hotels. Our staff pride themselves on their service and attention to detail and look forward to welcoming you to the peace, comfort and heritage of Langtry Manor. “Love it. Love it. ” | Reviewed 3 October 2015Our third visit to this hotel this year. such a find. Kings Room just beautiful. the staff are so friendly, professional and helpful. cannot fault them. dinner was lovely and so was breakfast. We have stayed in Castles and 5 star hotels. all very good but I have a huge soft spot for Langtry Manor. the history. the friendliness. the house itself. very welcoming and has a lovely feel about it! Will be going back again for sure.





Budget hotel – definition of Budget hotel by The Free Dictionary #motels

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US-based private equity group Starwood Capital is seeking buyers for its international budget hotel operator Louvre Hotels Group (LHG), according to French media reports, with the sale expected to raise E1.

There was, for example, the taxi driver who picked us up at the Athens airport late at night and drove us around the city for nearly two hours, allegedly searching for the budget hotel where we had reservations.

Microtel Inn Suites is a budget hotel chain with more than 250 locations worldwide.

In the coming weeks, Hank Freid’s dream to invigorate the budget hotel category with an edgier flair will be realized as the Marrakech reopens with a multi-million dollar face-lift.

The leisure group wants to double the size of its Costa Coffee chain to 2,000 and boost the budget hotel business Premier Inn by 50 per cent.

3m on refurbishing the hotel and transforming it into a budget hotel that offers rooms from pounds 29.

Travelodge, which was acquired by Dubai International Capital from Permira in 2006, was the first budget hotel to launch in the UK in 1985 when it opened its first outlet at Burton under Needwood in Staffordshire.

A survey from budget hotel chain Travelodge claims regional retail therapy breaks could keep thousands of British shoppers away from New York and European cities, because it makes sense to save money for gifts instead.

The report claimed that the revelations come, as the budget hotel sector seems to be bucking the downward trend in the hotel market amid the economic downturn.

It seems that many are jumping on the budget hotel bandwagon that is sweeping through the GCC.

It is Dubai’s first 1-star hotel that offers a clean room equipped with basic amenities and also the first budget hotel with a Gold Leed (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) certification, a widely accepted benchmark for high-performance green buildings, said a senior official.

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“Because there’s no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide,” an LAPD spokesperson says

The 24-hour party vibe of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ground to a halt Monday afternoon when a man leaped 12 floors to his death from the hotel s rooftop lounge.

The incident occurred as guests crowded the rooftop pool, seeking to cool off during a mid-September heat wave in which temperatures hit the mid-90s.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that a call was placed at 3:49 p.m. alerting them to a male victim who jumped from the roof.

The man landed on the sidewalk outside the hotel on the 500 block of South Flower Street. His name and age have not been released by police.

Because there s no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide, the spokesperson said. It s now in the hands of the Coroner s Office.

A spokesperson with the L.A. c oroner s office said no further details were yet available. A woman who responded to a call placed to the Standard s front desk said the hotel had no comment on the matter.

Owned by hotelier Andre Balazs. the downtown outpost of the Standard opened in 2002 in what was the Superior Oil Company Building, a steel-and-marble modernist structure originally built in 1956. The building was added in 2003 to the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel s debauched rooftop space replete with DJs, bars, a pool and intimate waterbed pods that encouraged commingling among guests instantly became a hot draw among Hollywood scene seekers.

In the years since, Balazs has opened another Standard in Miami Beach and two more in New York City.

It was in one of the latter a tower straddling lower Manhattan s elevated walkway known as the High Line that Jay Z famously got into an elevator tussle with sister-in-law Solange Knowles as wife Beyonce looked on.

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Iconic Ahwahnee Hotel sign stolen on eve of Yosemite name changes

Visitors at the gift shop in Yosemite Village discuss the name changes and take advantage of items at half price as the concessionaire change from Delaware North to Aramark Monday, Feb. 29, 2916 in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park.

The iconic sign for The Awahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park was stolen over the weekend, park officials said. Picasa Yosemite National Park

A historic sign that welcomed visitors to The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park was stolen just days before it was due to be covered up as part of a fierce legal battle between the park and its outgoing concessions operator.

Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said the sign was taken sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. The Ahwahnee’s name, in place since 1927, will change officially at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, when Aramark takes over the park’s concessions contract from Delaware North.

Curry Village, Wawona Hotel, Badger Pass Ski Area and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls also will change names. They will become Half Dome Village, Big Trees Lodge, Yosemite Ski Snowboard Area and Yosemite Valley Lodge, respectively.

Gediman said park rangers are investigating the theft of the iconic rounded sign. Whether the crime was a political statement or simple act of vandalism is irrelevant, he added, as this is a federal offense and is taken seriously.

As for the name changes, both park and Aramark employees will be hard at work just after early Tuesday morning, Gediman said. The park is responsible for changing road signage, while Aramark will cover the existing signs with temporary canvas signage.

“We feel strongly that these iconic facilities, and their historic names, ultimately belong to the American people,” Gediman said. “But with open litigation, these name changes are necessary to continue service without disruption.”

Aramark spokesman David Freireich said the company has worked with the Park Service for the last six months to make sure “tomorrow looks no different than today.”

However, the merchandise stands will look quite different.

We feel strongly that these iconic facilities, and their historic names, ultimately belong to the American people. But with open litigation, these name changes are necessary to continue service without disruption.

Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman

“Due to the outgoing concessionaire’s claim, we are unable to sell certain items,” Freireich said. These items are: apparel, pens, mugs and stickers.

To combat this, the company will unveil a new line of merchandise branded simply as Yosemite, not Yosemite National Park. Items that do not fall into those four categories will continue to be sold in shops with the original name on them.

The company also will roll out a new website, www.travelyosemite.com. as well as a new phone number for reservations and general inquiries: 888-413-8869. Both will begin accepting reservations Tuesday.

Freireich said that 95 percent of current Delaware North concessions staff members were retained by Aramark.

“The names and faces of employees will remain the same to ensure a smooth and seamless transition,” he said.

Canvas signage will be used temporarily until Aramark can permanently remove the existing signs, Freireich said. Among the signs that will be coming down: the large Camp Curry Village sign at Curry Village, which opened in 1899.

The National Park Service announced the name changes in January. Delaware North contends the trademarks associated with these buildings came with the concessions contract – a claim that outraged the public and led to an intense legal battle with the park that still is working its way through the courts.

On Feb. 26, Delaware North sent a letter to Aramark President Bruce Fears offering the trademarks, which its lawsuit claims are worth $44 million. to the company for immediate use, and “the amount of compensation, if any, to which Delaware North is entitled from the National Parks Service and/or Aramark for that property would be determined in due course.” The names in question were legally trademarked by Delaware North, but the government believes their value to be less than $2 million.

Aramark issued a strongly worded statement that condemned Delaware North, saying it “forced” the National Park Service to change the names with its ownership claims and demanded “an outrageously inflated price over (the National Park Service’s) fair market value.”

The National Park Service filed a petition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to void the existing trademarks held by Delaware North at Yosemite National Park.

“(Delaware North’s) attempt to offer to assign these names to Aramark or any another company misses the inescapable fact the names are not theirs to ‘assign’ in the first place,” the statement said. “Their proposal reinforces that (Delaware North) continues to completely miss the point the Yosemite names belong to (the National Park Service) and the American people, not (Delaware North) or Aramark or any other company.”

In a new turn, the National Park Service filed a petition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to void the existing trademarks held by Delaware North at Yosemite National Park.

“These names were trademarked without our approval, and this petition asks the trademark office to cancel them,” Gediman said. “However, this doesn’t change what we’re doing tomorrow.”

Gediman said Delaware North offered the names to the Park Service in December in a similar proposal to the one recently sent to Aramark. It was turned down.

If the patent office grants the request, the Yosemite names will be changed back immediately, Gediman said.

Gediman did not have a timetable for the resolution of either the recent petition or the ongoing lawsuit. He hopes the changes will be temporary, but said all park officials will use the new names until the litigation is resolved.

The Ahwahnee is missing its sign, but that may become a moot point, at least for now. When it opens Tuesday, it will be The Majestic Yosemite Hotel.

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The Welsh capital may have begun its life as a Roman fort, but it s since become a bustling city. Where the fort once stood, Cardiff Castle has held court since the 11th century. It remains a central presence in the city, now full of lively art and music venues, hip boutiques, fun bars and modern hotels. Even with so many new and exciting things to see, the National History Museum is still the most visited attraction in Wales. Don t be the only visitor who plays hooky!

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What to do and where to stay in London’s Hoxton neighbourhood

Twenty years ago, this was rough-and-ready Hackney heartland, where cockneys mixed uneasily with newer arrivals, and seedy strip bars proliferated. Then London’s artists moved in and now it is the trendiest place in the capital, a Mecca for skinny jeans, checked shirts, ironic haircuts, edgy art galleries and hip bars that play music that will only become fashionable in about six months time. Keep an eye on the walls, as well, for many of the artists don’t feel the need to obey the law when creating work and the graffiti is impressively weird and witty. Hoxton Square and Jay Jopling’s White Cube gallery are where it all started and remain the heart of the area, while on a Friday night, the bars and clubs of Old Street are a strange place where the pinstripes and ties of the City mingle with the extravagant fashions of the avant-garde.

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Seattle 2016: Best of Seattle, WA Tourism #hospice #signs #of #impending #death

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In Seattle you simply can’t skip the Central Public Library – a modern architectural marvel of glass grids, unusual shapes, and a “book spiral” that climbs four stories. Stroll over to Pike Place Market to visit the original Starbucks and play catch with a fishmonger. In the heart of the city lies Chihuly Garden and Glass, which will dazzle you with its colorful and delicate works. Glide to the top of the Space Needle for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Puget Sound.

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Miami, Florida

Miami is hot hot hot! And it’s not just the sultry weather. Here, the nightlife is scorching, thanks to a strong Latin influence and spicy salsa culture. Dance the noche away in a nightclub, or indulge in a fancy meal at one of the city’s celebrity-owned restaurants. By day, hit the beach of course, or have yourself a walkabout, taking in Miami’s colorful art deco architecture. Grab a Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, then ride the vintage carousel at Virginia Key Beach Park.

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Steeped in Celtic and medieval history, Edinburgh is a cultural tapestry that’s largely visually defined by hills, cathedrals, and the bold stone turrets of Edinburgh Castle. The city is also festival-happy – it s the site of several annual celebrations of art, music, theater, and comedy. Cheer on your favorite team at a football or rugby match, then relax over a pint in a local pub. A Scotch Whisky tour is a must, as is pinching your nose and digging bravely into a steaming plate of haggis.

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Welcome to Promise Hospital Baton Rouge

When you or a loved one needs a longer recovery period from the most complex of medical conditions, we are here for you.

Your treatment plan is directed by your physician and provided by an interdisciplinary medical team and staff. Our licensed clinicians, nurses, therapists and staff support your physician s directives 24/7. We include your family as an important part of the recovery process throughout your hospital stay to help manage your present and future healthcare needs.

Our hospital is like any other hospital except our patients require and receive specialized care and extensive therapy over an extended period of time. We are certified by Medicare and state licensed as a long-term acute care hospital for patients requiring extended hospitalization. We are also Joint Commission accredited, having met the standards for providing quality patient care. Patients are admitted, with a physician s referral, from almost any healthcare setting.

On this page is a basic profile of Promise Hospital Baton Rouge and where we are located. From this page, you can navigate to get directions, find the Programs and Services we provide, check our Physician Directory and get Admissions information. You can also share the experiences of our patients, their families and Promise staff they ll give you an up-close and personal insight into the Promise family.

Visit our corporate website at www.promisehealthcare.com and find out what you can expect from a Promise hospital and where our LTAC hospital fits within the healthcare continuum. Learn about the quality of patient care we provide and how we support you or your loved one s healing process.

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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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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.

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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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Department
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About us

What we do

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

Our responsibilities

we lead across health and care by creating national policies and legislation, providing the long-term vision and ambition to meet current and future challenges, putting health and care at the heart of government and being a global leader in health and care policy

we support the integrity of the system by providing funding, assuring the delivery and continuity of services and accounting to Parliament in a way that represents the best interests of the patient, public and taxpayer.

we champion innovation and improvement by supporting research and technology, promoting honesty, openness and transparency, and instilling a culture that values compassion, dignity and the highest quality of care above everything

above all, DH encourages staff in every health and care organisation, including our own, to understand and learn from people’s experience of health and care and to apply this to everything we do

Our priorities

From 2016 to 2017, our priorities will be:

  • improving out-of-hospital care
  • creating the safest, highest quality healthcare services
  • maintaining and improving performance against core standards while achieving financial balance
  • improving efficiency and productivity of the health and care system
  • preventing ill health and supporting people to live healthier lives
  • supporting research, innovation and growth
  • enabling people and communities to make decisions about their own health and care
  • building and developing the workforce
  • improving services through the use of digital technology, information and transparency

Read our Shared Delivery Plan to find out more about how we are performing against our objectives.

Who we are

DH is a ministerial department, supported by 15 arm’s length bodies and a number of other agencies and public bodies. The department employs 2,160 staff who work in locations across the country.

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End of life care – Alzheimer – s Society #san #antonio #motels

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End of life care

Background

Dementia is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure. All people who develop dementia will have dementia at the end of their lives, either as the condition they die from or as a factor which may complicate the care of a different condition. Diminishing capacity means that it is important for the person with dementia to plan for the end of their life at an early stage. Problems with capacity and communication can also contribute to undignified treatment and the under treatment of pain in people with dementia at the end of their lives. Significant, co-ordinated and holistic support is needed to ensure that all people with dementia end their lives with dignity, free from pain and in the place of their choosing.

Alzheimer’s Society calls for:

  • Ensuring a good death for people with dementia. The Department of Health (2008) suggests that, for many, a good death would involve being treated as an individual, with dignity and respect. without pain and other symptoms, in familiar surroundings and in the company of close family and friends. Too often, however, people with dementia receive undignified treatment and are ending their lives in pain (Alzheimer’s Society 2012, Health Service Ombudsman, 2011, Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People, 2012, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2011) and partnership between dementia care and palliative care are undeveloped (NCPC, 2009). People with dementia may not be referred for specialist end of life care or receive inappropriate treatment. Alzheimer’s Society believes that people with dementia have the same right to a good death as people with other health conditions.
  • Advance planning for end of life care. People with dementia should be involved in decisions about end of life care wherever possible. However, as dementia advances, in many cases capacity is lost and decisions need to be made on behalf of the person with dementia. Advanced planning for end of life care is vital. At present, taboos about discussing death and poor understanding of dementia mean that these conversations do not take place between people with dementia, families, friends and health and social care professionals. People with dementia should be supported to use their rights, under the Mental Capacity Act in England and Wales, to identify whom they want to make decisions and any treatments they would not want. In Northern Ireland, the Assembly is developing mental capacity legislation.
  • Improved training for health and social care professionals. Declining ability to communicate characterises the later stages of dementia. Health and social care professionals should be trained to provide high-quality, person-centred care to improve dignity and quality of life even when communication has diminished. People working with someone at the end of their life also need to be able to communicate sensitively themselves, both to families and to the person with dementia, following best practice set out by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (www.scie.org.uk ).
  • Focus on quality of life, rather than length of life, in the final stages of dementia. Withholding or withdrawing treatment is especially ethically complex and emotionally challenging for a person with dementia as they may lack the ability to communicate, the capacity to make decisions and may not have prepared instructions about their wishes. The NICE-SCIE Guideline on dementia states that artificial feeding and hydration should not commence if disinclination to eat or inability to swallow is considered to be part of the progression of the disease and will not change in future (NICE-SCIE, 2007). Alzheimer’s Society believes that when someone with dementia is close to dying the main issue of concern should be quality of life and quality of death, not length of life. However, it is important that there is an honest and open discussion between medical professionals and family, friends and carers about any decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment. The quality of life and comfort of the person with dementia is paramount. Specialist palliative and comfort care should be available to the person at all times and appropriate emotional support should be available for families.
  • Improved emotional and spiritual support. Research has suggested that the emotional and spiritual needs of people with dementia are disproportionately neglected (Sampson et al, 2006). It is still possible for a person with advanced dementia to be depressed, distressed or upset. People with dementia must receive holistic care that recognises and responds to individual wishes and needs.
  • Improved planning and co-ordination of care. Only half of people who express a preference to die at home actually die at home (ONS, 2014). This places pressure on the NHS, causing 52 per cent of unplanned hospital admissions, and adversely impacts on the quality of care received by a person with dementia (ONS, 2014). Alzheimer’s Society supports the government’s goal of ensuring that more people die in a place of their choosing (Department of Health, 2008). To achieve this, the Society calls for the implementation of the Palliative Care Funding Review (Hughes-Hallet et al 2011). This would provide commissioners with funding for palliative care, regardless of setting, in-line with a person with dementia’s wishes.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People. In July 2014, new best practice guidance from the LACDP replaced the Liverpool Care Pathway. Alzheimer’s Society supports the LACDP’s recommendations that, in the final weeks and days of life, the dying person should be the focus of care. However, Alzheimer’s Society is concerned that the guidance does not have statutory force.
  • Assisted dying. Alzheimer’s Society is not calling for a change in the law on assisted dying or euthanasia, although we monitor changes in legislation to ensure that people with dementia are appropriately safeguarded. We believe that people with dementia are entitled to good end of life care. This includes use of advance care planning and advanced decisions to refuse treatment so that people with dementia can receive the treatment and care that responds to individual needs and wishes.

References

Alzheimer’s Society (2012) My life until the end: dying well with dementia
Baker et al, (2012) Anticipatory care planning and integration: A primary care pilot study aimed at reducing unplanned hospitalisation. British Journal of General Practice, 62(595):e113-20.
Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People (2012) Delivering dignity: Securing dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes. A report for consultation. Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People, London.
Cox and Cook, (2002) Caring for people with dementia at the end of life in Hockley J, Clark D, eds. Palliative care for older people in care homes. Open University Press, Buckingham: 86-103.
Department of Health, (2008) End of life care strategy.
Neuberger (2013), More Care, Less Pathway: Independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
General Medical Council (2010). Treatment and care towards the end of life: Good practice in decision making. General Medical Council, London.
Health Service Ombudsman (2011). Care and compassion? Report of the Health Service Ombudsman on ten investigations into NHS care of older people. The Stationery Office, London.
Hughes-Hallet, T, Craft, A, and Davies, C (2011). Funding the right care and support for everyone: Creating a fair and transparent funding system: The final report of the Palliative Care Funding review.
Mitchell et al (2009). The clinical course of advanced dementia. New England Journal of Medicine, 361(16):1529-1588.
NCPC (2009), The Power of Partnership: palliative care in dementia.
NICE-SCIE (2007) Dementia clinical guideline: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2011). Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2010, by cause.
Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2014). National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES), 2013.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (2011). National audit of dementia.
Sampson, E, Gould, V, Lee, D, and Blanchard, M (2006). Differences in care received by patients with and without dementia who died during acute hospital admission: a retrospective case note study. Age and Ageing, 35(2):187-9.

Alzheimer s Society factsheet about the later stages of dementia.

The National Council for Palliative Care is the umbrella organisation for all those providing, commissioning and using palliative care.





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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:

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  • 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

Titusville
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

Kissimmee
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
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Phone: (863) 767-0941

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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.





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




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

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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.

Snacks:

  • 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





Facing the final stage of life #drake #hotel

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Facing the final stage of life

Some people have cancer that no longer responds to treatment and must face the fact that they will soon die. This is scary for the person who is sick and for those around them. The person with cancer may be in pain, may be bedridden, may be able to walk only a few steps, or may be confused. It s hard to watch someone you love go through this process of decline.

Being there

No matter how hard it may be, it s still important to try to be there for the person with cancer. They may feel lonely even if there are people around. This is because the people nearby may not be really in tune with what s going on with the person. You can be the one who is in sync with your loved one every step of the way. Just by staying close and listening with a smile or gentle touch, you show you are there. It takes courage and extra energy to do this.

Sometimes the person with advanced cancer may pull away from people and seem to be withdrawing as death nears. This is natural and is one way of disconnecting from life. This process and what you might expect at this time is described in our information called Nearing the End of Life . The best thing you can do at this time is take the person s cue simply stay in the background and be available. Try not to take this withdrawal personally or feel hurt when the person pulls away. It likely has nothing to do with you.

Talking about death and dying

Many people worry about what to say when a person talks about dying. But this is a common topic when facing cancer. Some people want to talk about the dying process they want to know what to expect. Some want to make sure that their wishes are followed when it comes to death they want to be sure that machines are not used to keep them alive. Some want to know how they will die, and ask, What will happen when I m actually dying? For answers to these questions and concerns, it helps to find experts in hospice care or care of the terminally ill. If you don t know the answers to specific questions, you can say, I don t know, but we can call some people who can help us with those answers. These professionals can guide you and the person with cancer by helping figure out things like living wills and advance directives and explaining the things that might happen as death gets closer.

Hospice staff members are used to answering these questions, and they are skilled in doing it in a supportive, caring way. Hospice gives expert, compassionate care for people with advanced disease. If you would like to read more about end-of-life issues or hospice care, please see our documents called Nearing the End of Life and Hospice Care . We also have information on living wills. advanced cancer. and caring for the cancer patient at home. (See the To learn more section.)

You may be asked, Why is this happening to me? It s very hard to hear this question because there is no answer. And it s heart wrenching to feel the pain that lies within questions like this. In most cases, the simple answer is I don t know. Holding your loved one s hand and letting them cry or talk about their sadness and regrets is the best you can do. Allowing a person to do this is a true help because many people avoid the subject of dying and won t allow themselves to share this pain.

Some people who know they re going to die feel the need to get some things off their chests. They may want to talk about some of the things they did in their life that they re not proud of or that they regret. They may want to apologize for these things. They may want to give you advice about the lessons they learned or instructions about what to do for them in the future. Respectfully listening and, of course, offering forgiveness and a loving attitude are often all that s necessary. There are no magic words for the dying person, but often your presence is all that s needed, and having an open heart is priceless.

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Last Revised: 02/05/2015





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

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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.

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at Mercy Health Plaza
7691 Five Mile Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513-246-9700
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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 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





Hospice House Levels of Care #mystery #hotel #deals

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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 – Hospice of Spokane #tokyo #hotel

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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.





Bingo Pet Hospice – Quality of Life for Your Senior Pet #rabbit

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Bingo Pet Hospice – Quality of Life for Your Aging Pet

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Bingo Pet Hospice engages our local veterinarians and community professionals to speak to our group about topics related to our beloved pets. In the past we’ve had the pleasure of having experts talk to us about arthritis, pet trusts, animal chiropractic services, homeopathic remedies and cold laser therapy just to name a few of our topics. Join us for one of our Meetups! Check out the News and Events page for upcoming meetings or visit our meetup site at www.meetup.com/bingopethospice.

Financial Assistance for Aging Pets

Caring for an aging pet can be an emotionally and financially difficult situation. Bingo Pet Hospice wants to ensure that the most is being done to create the best quality of life for your pet by providing financial assistance to those who are unable to take on the financial burden. By providing financial assistance, we hope to eliminate any obstacles to maintaining the family unit and keeping the pet comfortable and in the home with the owner they know and love. If you are in need, please fill out an application on our Financial Assistance page. If you are able, please donate to help us support our elderly pet population by sending a check by mail or making a credit card donation on this site.





Hospice of greensboro #las #vegas #hotel

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Welcome to Community Home Care

Community Home Care is an affiliate of Curo Health Services and offers compassionate Hospice Care, with clinical experience, to thousands of special patients and families in locations listed on our website.

Our goal is to enrich the quality of life as life s journey nears its completion. Through supportive, loving, comfort care we offer patients and their families comfort for body, mind and spirit.

Our Mission

The mission of Curo Health Services, and its hospice affiliates, is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals, and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.

Our Core Values

  • Choose the right attitude, message and priority.
  • Be accountable for all thoughts, words, and actions.
  • Embrace and drive change. Pursue growth and learning.
  • Demonstrate humility and servant leadership.
  • Select great people, treat them with respect, help them, and communicate effectively.
  • Celebrate small successes on our journey to greater success.
  • We are here for our patients and each other. Be passionate about what we do. Be innovative and efficient in everything we do.

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Providence Hospice of Seattle – Carers & Home Health Care – 425

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Providence Hospice of Seattle

Providence Health Services in Seattle has a terribly run billing department. My mother passed away in October and I received a bill April… Read More

Providence Health Services in Seattle has a terribly run billing department. My mother passed away in October and I received a bill April 23 for over over $4000. They say it s what my insurance did not cover but we re not forthright with us at Admit. Communications with the billing coordinator has been sparse and inadequate. I replied to their initial letter and it took two months to receive a reply. They finally wrote back September 22nd stating the bill was final. To comment on the actual service: Hospice was not with my mother when she died. They did not call me to tell me it was getting close. I would not recommend this organization.

I don t want to go into a lot of detail, but, was sorely disappointed in care my mother has received from this agency, it s as if a dying 98… Read More

I don t want to go into a lot of detail, but, was sorely disappointed in care my mother has received from this agency, it s as if a dying 98 year old woman did not deserve the time and care she so rightly deserves. After all she is an old lady and doesn t complain much. after 6 months we switched hospices today. good luck and remember to advocate for your loved one.

An incredible group that does very difficult work. They made sure my dad had pain control and he was comfortable, helped with other medical… Read More

An incredible group that does very difficult work. They made sure my dad had pain control and he was comfortable, helped with other medical issues, served as a liaison between the doctors and my dad, took our 3am phone calls when we were scared and didn t know what to do. They got us a hospital bed, walker and wheelchair. More than anything, they weren t patronizing or placating towards my father. They were professional, kind, and respectful. He was independent and stubborn and they let him remain that way while making sure he got the care he needed. I can t thank Providence Hospice enough for helping my dad die with dignity.

I won t go into tremendous detail, as it appears another poster had an interestingly similar experience to ours where a dear family member… Read More

I won t go into tremendous detail, as it appears another poster had an interestingly similar experience to ours where a dear family member was concerned. For whatever reason, that person s review was randomly chosen to be filtered from the Yelp database, and as a result, not included in Providence s rating score. Assuming I ll be joining those ranks, I ll refrain from being verbose.

What I will say, is this organization did not deliver what our family felt was an appropriate level of service, at least, not according to what our physician or the nursing staff at UW assured us. Our home visit nurse seemed competent enough, but inconsistent in her visits. Visits were rescheduled often, medications were not called into the pharmacy in a timely manner. And like the other poster (whose review has curiously been selected to remain filtered out by Yelp) often, medications were not ready when promised.

At the end of our loved ones life, we too met with similar circumstances when calling Providence to report their passing. Stunned at the lack of compassion on the end of the phone, my brother said it was as if he had called for a taxi. Cold and impersonal. I actually received a kinder ear when making changes at the bank.

In consideration of the level of service received, we would not recommend this provider for hospice services, and will certainly be informing others of our experience. Perhaps the nurse patient volume is too high. I have no idea. What I do know, is that during our time of need, we felt there was a lack of responsiveness and disorganization.

And please. No response is requested or desired from the staff of Providence. In some cases, there is something to be said about too little too late .

This non-profit organization provides sensitive, caring, support to others who are grieving a deaths in the family, as well as hospice to… Read More

This non-profit organization provides sensitive, caring, support to others who are grieving a deaths in the family, as well as hospice to those in need. Located in a nondescript concrete building (that also houses a massage school) in the Cascadia District close to REI. The small offices, however, off to one side on the first level provide quiet, intimate space.

A member of my family passed away in mid February, and I had no one really to turn to until I found them. And they asked for nothing in return–for the 6-week support group–than to share my heart with others who–as all of us eventually will have to–are grieving a deep personal loss.

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Recommended reading: Living Well in a Nursing Home (Lynn Dickinson and Xenia Vosen), 2006.

End-of-Life Handbook (David Feldman and S. Andrew Lasher, Jr.), 2007.

The Four Things that Matter Most (Ira Byock), 2004.

Dying Well: Prospect for Growth at the End of Life (Ira Byock),1997.

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Providence Hospice of Seattle serves adults, children, and families throughout King County, including Vashon Island. Our teams of professional health care providers have specialized training in end-of-life issues. Through skilled, compassionate care, we strive to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. Hospice care is most effective when it is begun early so that the education, support and counseling services offered by the hospice team can be most beneficial to patients and their families.

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Established in 1975.

1975: Hospice of Seattle is founded. It is the first hospice in the Northwest U.S.
1978: All-volunteer team provides hospice care to patients in their homes.
1983: Hospice of Seattle affiliates with the Sisters of Providence; changes name to Providence Hospice of Seattle.
1991: Providence Hospice of Seattle launches Safe Crossings, a grief support program for children and teens.
1994: Providence Hospice of Seattle adds pediatric hospice services.
2004: Camp Erin®-King County, an annual camp for grieving children and teens, is launched.
2005: Providence Hospice of Seattle celebrates 30 years of caring for our community.
2007: Providence Hospice of Seattle initiates Diversity and Multicultural Outreach program.
2008: Providence Hospice of Seattle converts to electronic medical record.
2008: Teen Camp Erin®-King County is launched.

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New lottery in support of hospice (From Salisbury Journal) #motel #reservations

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A NEW lottery has been launched in aid of Salisbury Hospice.

The Your Hospice Lottery will offer people the chance to take part in a weekly draw with a top prize of £1,000 to raise money for the work done by the charity.

It is hoped the lottery will raise in excess of £500,000 for Salisbury Hospice Charity over the next five years, and there will also be a £100 prize, four £25 prizes and 80 prizes of £10 to win as well as the chance of a weekly rollover prize of £250, which could go up to a maximum of £10,000.

John Munro, fundraising manager with Salisbury Hospice Charity, said: “We rely on the generosity of local people to help us raise the £1.5m needed each year for us to continue to help families in our community who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

“A home visit from a community nurse costs £100, while one bereavement support session to help loved ones through a difficult time costs £20. By playing the weekly lottery, supporters will be providing a valuable and regular income for Salisbury Hospice Charity which will help to run services and to plan patient care.”

Your Hospice Lottery also supports the work of St Helena Hospice, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and The J’s Hospice – but members specify which hospice they are playing in support of. By Salisbury Hospice Charity working in collaboration with the other hospices, overheads and costs are kept to a minimum so more funds can be used to support patients and their families.

It costs £1 per week per number to become a member of Your Hospice Lottery. People can pay by direct debit securely online via the Your Hospice Lottery website at yourhospicelottery.org.uk or by cheque, debit card or credit card by calling 0800 285 1390. Players must be 16 or over.





Hospice of Medina County in Medina, OH 44256 #hospice #care #association

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Hospice of Medina County has dedicated more than 30 years to providing Medina and the surrounding counties with quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Utilizing a team-oriented approach, Hospice of Medina County focuses on delivering expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to needs of individuals and their family. The HMC Network provides a Circle of Care including HMC Hospice of Medina County, HMC Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care, HMC BridgesHome Health Care, HMC The Roberston Bereavement Center and HMC Life’s Treasures Thrift Shop. For more information on our comprehensive care and services, contact us at 330-722-4771.

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Hospice of Medina County, is celebrating six years of providing quality hospice services to the Barberton community and surrounding areas. Barberton Hospice & Palliative Care offers professionals on staff that include medical directors, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. Extensively-trained volunteers as also part of the hospice team. We are.

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Hmc Hospice of Medina County is located at the address 5075 Windfall Rd in Medina, Ohio 44256. They can be contacted via phone at (330) 722-4771 for pricing, hours and directions. Hmc Hospice of Medina County specializes in Immunizations, Anxiety, Stroke Care.

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

Training/Educational Requirements: High school diploma preferred

Median Salary: $9.34 per hour

Job Prospects: Excellent

Job Description

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

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

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

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

Training/Educational Requirements

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

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

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

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

How to Get Hired

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

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

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

Job Prospects, Employment Outlook, and Career Development

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

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

Working Environment

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

Salary and Benefits

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

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

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“Words cannot express the valuable and professional services provided to my family during this time of need. I will not attempt to single out any on individual, because all the caregivers were dedicated, courteous, and professional, and performed their duties with diligence, patience, sincerity, and perseverance. I highly recommend Hospice Services of Alabama.” – Tim

“No one ever wants to require the use of hospice services, but our family chose your company for my grandfather in his last days. The way your compassionate representatives presented information, provided care, and followed up, even now in the weeks after his passing, has been unlike anything we ever expected. Thank you!” – Derrick

“The calls were very uplifting; I’ve never known an organization that followed up like this. The services were outstanding and I have already recommended these services to others.”

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

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

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

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





Wicklow hospice nears fundraising target of €3m – RT – News #normandy

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Wicklow hospice nears fundraising target of €3 million

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Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is a patron of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation

The Wicklow Hospice Foundation says it has almost reached its 3 million fundraising target and is ready to proceed with plans to build a long-awaited 12-bed hospice at a site at Magheramore, overlooking the sea near Brittas Bay.

The foundation needs the HSE to cover the balance of 50% of the building cost and to fund the day-to-day operation of the hospice, which it says was a commitment given.

The funds have been raised through local charitable donations and a contribution from The American Ireland Fund and pre-planning has been submitted to Wicklow County Council.

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Local resident and multi-Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the foundation s patrons.

During a visit to the site, he said that the location is ideal and a place of great natural beauty and peace.

He said the people of Wicklow had contributed in the full understanding that the HSE would honour its commitment and also said a HSE site assessment had given Magheramore the highest rating.

The land has been donated by the Columban Sisters and St John of God, the healthcare provider, has agreed to operate the facility.

Architects have been selected following tender.

Chairperson of fundraising at the Wicklow Hospice Foundation Evanne Cahill said it would like to see building next year and patients in the facility by the end of 2015.

The HSE said today it was evaluating several site options, including Magheramore and a palliative care consultative committee would report early next month on the preferred option.

The executive said that it would need extra funding to enable the development to proceed but it may be possible to redeploy some existing resources for the project.

The hospice will also be included for mention in the 2014 HSE National Service Plan.

The HSE palliative care services plan 2009-2012 identified the need for an inpatient hospice unit for Wicklow, along with staffing and revenue.

The hospice was initially included in the HSE plans for completion in 2012.

In 1999, a Department of Health needs assessment highlighted the lack of hospice beds in Wicklow.





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Since 1949, through the charitable giving of families and foundations, the Cancer Center has been at the forefront of comprehensive outpatient cancer care in our region. The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara joined with Sansum Clinic in 2012 to create the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic, with a vision for further enhancing oncology care on the Central Coast. The advanced technology at the Cancer Center allows patients to be treated in a comfortable and familiar environment here in our community. The Cancer Center retains highly trained and devoted medical personnel, acquires the latest technology and treatment protocols, integrates oncology supportive programs and commits to provide every opportunity for successful treatment, recovery and a healthy return to the activities that enrich life. We know that a cancer diagnosis and treatment can bring a myriad of challenges and changes to patients, their families and friends. With this in mind, the Cancer Center sensitively integrates outpatient treatment and support disciplines including:

  • The most technologically advanced Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine departments for precisely targeting and treating cancer.
  • Medical Oncology Hematology services provide the latest chemotherapy treatment with on-site participation in leading-edge national cancer research trials.
  • Integrated Patient Navigation, Genetic Counseling, and Oncology Nutrition .
  • Oncology Supportive Care Programs offer counseling, practical support and community resources to patients and families as well as innovative Wellness Programs Classes that enable patients to integrate complementary therapies such as yoga, healing touch and other healthy strategies into their cancer treatment plan.
  • A Cancer Resource Library with print and electronic cancer education and resource materials devoted to patients, their families and community members seeking information on cancer.
  • Community Outreach Prevention Programs.

Partnering with Sansum Clinic s robust Primary Care department and more than 30 specialties enables greater coordination of our doctors, nurses, and the entire patient care team. The Cancer Center s oncologists and medical staff are proud to work with Sansum Clinic s 180 physicians who provide medical care to more than 150,000 unique patients annually. Together we are committed to advancing clinical science while providing an integrated approach to oncology care. Our commitment to provide cancer care for individuals in our community, regardless of their ability to pay, has been a fundamental principle since our founding. At the same time, we have been, and continue to be, committed to the advancement of clinical science in the community. In an era where decisions about investments in new technology are often based on potential profits and losses, the Cancer Center maintains its dedication to excellent oncology care that is focused on the patient and family.

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End of Life Journal is a free, peer-reviewed journal for nurses and others working in health and social care. It promotes an integrated approach to practice and is aimed at those caring for dying people and their family/friends at home, in hospital and in care homes. It publishes articles from a range of professionals on all aspects of care relating to the end of life. The journal is keen to publish end-of-life care assignments, including master’s degrees, and will provide students with advice in relation to how best to adapt their course work into articles.

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The Real Issues of End-of-Life Care #hospice #reviews

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The health-care-reform bill the U.S. House of Representatives will debate when it returns from recess next month contains a provision that would have Medicare reimburse doctors for counseling patients on end-of-life care every five years. Opponents of health-care reform have latched onto the provision, claiming it would lead to forced euthanasia or “death panels” to decide whether lifesaving care for the elderly is cost-effective despite the fact that the bill says nothing about either of these frightening issues. In fact, geriatricians doctors trained specifically to care for the elderly support the provision, arguing that it will encourage patients to express their own preferences rather than leave doctors and family members to guess what they want once they’re no longer able to say so themselves. There are only about 7,500 geriatricians in the U.S. and one of them is Dr. Laurie Jacobs, vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Jacobs, who has been a practicing geriatrician since 1988, talked to TIME about why end-of-life counseling is important, when it should start and how to talk to patients and families about planning for death. (Read “If a Health-Care Bill Passes, Nurse Practitioners Could Be Key.”)

Does this House provision for funding end-of-life counseling concern you?
This provision says that people should talk about what their goals of care are and what they want at the end of life. That could be anything. This is an opportunity for patients and physicians to share information with each other and come up with a plan. It is one of the special things about being a physician. You get to know your patient and what matters to them, and their inner thoughts, and their lives, and that’s a very special role that most physicians value and that patients appreciate.

How important is Medicare reimbursement for doctors counseling patients about end-of-life care?
For some people one conversation is enough, and you get the whole picture and they tell you exactly what they want. For other people, 10 conversations in 10 weeks won’t suffice. Coverage for this is expensive, but I think offering it is a wonderful first step in highlighting the importance of it by paying for it.

What kind of end-of-life-care counseling do you provide to your patients? How does it work?
Many patients have chronic illness and some disability or medical issue, and part of providing care is to speak with them about what to expect with their illness, what alternatives exist, and to have a conversation about what their preferences are. This shouldn’t just happen at the end of life. You should get to know people and have these conversations throughout providing care. I like to talk individually with the patient if they are comfortable with that. If they are more comfortable with having family members there at the time, then I do it with the group. What I need to know from the patients is how they view their illness in the context of their life. Did they know somebody else with the same condition and therefore they have some preconceived idea about this? What are their values? How to they want to live their life? I also talk to them about whether there is someone who could make decisions for them if they are unable in the future.

How often do you provide end-of-life counseling?
It comes up very frequently in our practice, either with new patients who present very ill, or patients we have known for a very long time that have encountered a new serious condition that may be life-threatening. Death is not an option. Everyone is going to die at some point.

How important is for you to talk with people about options like hospice or do-not-resuscitate orders? This must be really stressful for patients and their families.
That’s why it’s so important to talk about values and preferences long before you are at the moment of having to do an intervention. If I have a patient who has early dementia, they still may be able to participate in a conversation about what matters to them, how they want to live their life, who they want to make decisions, and it may be 10 years before the point at which an illness happens and an intervention may be required. So, it enables me to get a sense of who they are and what’s important to them. When you talk to family members when a patient cannot participate in the conversation, it’s even more difficult. If it was for themselves, they might say, “Gee, I don’t want to go through that,” but they are afraid to limit options for family members, and I can understand that. If a proxy knows that the patient always said, “This is how I want to live my life, this is how I want my life to end,” they feel very much more comfortable in making those decisions. So I think the fact that there is some national conversation about this is good in that it starts people talking to their friends and family about what is important to them.

How often does money come up with families or patients when you are talking about end-of-life care?
This is a question that medical students often ask. Health-care finance and social issues regarding health-care expenditures nationally are policy issues, and they are never to be decided at the bedside.





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Our Inpatient Care Center serves the needs of patients who require more advanced symptom management or residential care. When a patient s condition calls for constant or intensive care that can no longer be accommodated at home or their place of residence, Hospice of Medina County offers our beautiful, new Hospice Care Center.

Open to patients in January of 2012, our new Hospice Care Center offers sixteen elegantly-appointed patient rooms to provide a home-like setting. The inpatient unit is specifically designed to meet the needs of the terminally ill and their families with peace and serenity.

The Hospice Care Center recently received Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. HMC Hospice of Medina County is the first LEED Gold certified hospice facility in Ohio! This is quite an honor and achievement said James Faulkner, President of Matrix Architects and project designer. HMC is now in select company as only 148 other buildings in Ohio have achieved the gold level since 2006. We are so proud to have been a part of this project.

Some of the key sustainable features of the facility include a cool roofing system, energy-efficient windows and doors, construction waste management plan, and the use of regional building materials with high recycled content throughout. As we work towards LEED Certification, we are ensuring a healthy and natural environment for our patients, families and employees. For more information on LEED and green building requirements click here.

For more information about our Inpatient Care Center, please contact our intake department at 330.722.4771 or simply use our contact form .

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Hospice serves more than a million patients each year through some 5,800 programs across the country. This vital component to the modern healthcare system has its roots in the Middle Ages, but was introduced into the United States when a visiting physician came to Connecticut’s Yale University and convinced the school’s nurses of its merit.

“Hospice” comes from the same root word as hospitality and goes back to medieval times when the term referred to a place of shelter for those travelling upon a journey. In the Middle Ages, religious orders often set up hospices along routes to famous shrines where people were going to seek miracle cures for illness. Many of them died while on their pilgrimages and the shelters afforded comfort during their last days.

By the 19 th century, hospice was more formally associated with care of the terminally ill and dying. It wasn’t until physician, nurse, and hospice advocate Dame Cicely Saunders founded St. Christopher’s House in London that the role of hospice in patient treatment was ensured. This facility established care for dying patients in a way that managed their pain and helped them prepare for death. St. Christopher’s was the first hospice “linking expert pain and symptom control, compassionate care, teaching and clinical research.” 1

When Saunders spoke to Yale’s nursing students in 1963, she inspired them to bring hospice to America. In 1974, a Connecticut hospice nurse and accompanying volunteer made the first hospice home visit in the U.S. creating Connecticut Hospice. The Connecticut Hospice was officially established in 1980, becoming the first licensed hospital in the U.S. with the primary purpose of providing hospice care.

Hospice programs provide emotional, social, and spiritual support to terminally ill and dying patients as well as their families. Hospice focuses on addressing issues of pain, as well as patient quality of life. Today it is considered an invaluable service for those approaching end-of-life and is a nationally guaranteed health benefit. The trained hospice professionals who come to the bedsides of dying patients are kind and compassionate patient advocates who find their work challenging, yet rewarding. If you’ve ever considered a hospice career, training as a practical nurse could help you attain the skills you need to work in hospice.

Porter and Chester Institute offers practical nursing training at all five of our Connecticut campuses. If you’d like to learn more about where a career in practical nursing might lead you, contact us today for a school tour!

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MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life.

The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at most, just three days to live. The hope is that this information will help family members and other caregivers better handle an impending death, as well as be more prepared for choices that may have to be made during end-of-life care.

“I think the bottom line is that our study identified several classical signs that can be observed by the bedside by doctors, nurses and even family caregivers, which may help them to determine with confidence that the patient has entered the final days of life,” said study lead author Dr. David Hui. He is an assistant professor in the department of palliative care and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

He also said that “we believe these signs may apply to both cancer and even non-cancer patients, because these signs occur as part of the natural process of dying.”

Hui and his colleagues reported their findings in the Feb. 9 online edition of Cancer .

To compile their list, the researchers monitored physical changes that occurred just prior to death among more than 350 advanced-stage cancer patients. They were being treated at one of two cancer centers: one in the United States and one in Brazil. All of the patients were in an acute palliative (end-of-life) care unit.

Physical changes were noted twice daily, according to the study.

During the study time frame, more than half (57 percent) of the patients died. And in the end, the authors settled on eight indicators that seemed to most accurately predict imminent death.

Those included: an inability to close the eyelids; diminishing ability to react to visual stimulation; a reduced ability to react to sounds and words; facial drooping; non-reactive pupils; hyperextension of the neck (this causes the head to tilt further back when lying down); vocal cord grunting; and bleeding in the upper digestive tract.





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The Prince Princess of Wales Hospice

’The Feeling of Home’

Strangely familiar yet surprisingly new:

NORD’s response to the brief for The Prince Princess of Wales Hospice is to turn to the familiar image of ‘the home’ for clues as to how we might consider an appropriate but inspiring piece of architecture for the Hospice.

This new purpose built hospice is placed within a site at the edge of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park set against a backdrop of historically significant traditional villas and Arts and Crafts cottages. This privileged placement realises a building with civic and public presence whose form mediates between the city it serves and its parkland landscape setting.

Architecture often forgets that one of its primary goals is to trigger an emotion. This may be comfort, protection or memories. The building carries a weight of seriousness due to the circumstances of the people who arrive. However, a balance of dealing with these serious aspects and necessary care provision alongside the social, spiritual and emotional needs of the patients has been discussed at length and addressed throughout the design process. Through a comprehensive consultation process with staff, volunteers, patients and families the building has evolved into a unique solution to a challenging brief.

To negate the potential sprawl of the complex brief and room relationships, the programme has been reduced to four interconnected ‘villas’ that reduce the overall perception of scale and minimise the building footprint. This is further reinforced where the ‘villas’ floorplates have been ‘stacked’ to work in conjunction with the existing site topography and create vertical relationships. The form of this massing is derived from ‘Greek’ Thomsons ‘Double Villa’ which is located nearby the site. Here, the ‘villas’ are duplicates but turned to face in opposite directions to take advantage of extensive views and enable them to derive equal benefit from the sun. The articulation of each clock establishes a close harmony with the planned landscape setting in the round. The geometry and overlapping of the villas arrangement create a central, top-lit space that is a focal point for the Prince Princess of Wales Hospice integral art therapy and public circulation. Carved at the heart of each ‘villa’ is a social space which provide orientation with natural opportunities for informal meetings, conversations and quiet reflection.

The protective nature of the building is realised in a loggia, or verandah, that runs around the whole building providing a transition zone between the interior spaces and the surrounding landscape. This is an integral domestic scaled space for patient use and inhabitation. The inhabited perimeter contains a series of ‘familiar elements’ –, terraces, alcoves for private reflection or discussion, stairs to access the gardens. The robust quality of the perimeter breaks down outwith the overhanging roof elements where the traditional notion of a bay window appears to allow a more direct exposure and interaction with the landscape. Whether windowed, screened, or open-air, the loggia is realised as the critical mediating space between the formality of a consulting room or bedroom and the informality of the outdoors. It becomes an integral part of the Hospice design, rather than a tacked-on element. A place to linger, a place to pause or savour a cherished view.

NORD have turned to natural slate for the external skin of the building, which reinforces the protective nature of the building envelope. Internally timber linings create warmth and the prevailing aura is hushed and conducive to thoughtful, concentrated spaces. One senses the physical weight of the building on the outside at the same time as the ethereal quality of the light filled, warm, interior spaces. These protective elements differ in density and permeability depending on the interior functions, sunlight and the site conditions. The backdrop of this protective zone is a brickwork construction that relates to the existing ‘garden walls’ within Bellahouston Park whilst also reinforcing a familiar domestic construction method.

Our proposal might look slightly familiar, almost normal, but has something unexpected, surprising and memorable about it. Familiar, because it’s basic components are archetypes of traditional buildings; it will be a family of simple spaces with carefully placed windows allowing visual access to the outside at all times, it will have domestic scale doors, party walls, articulated pitched roof, chimneys, window seats and alcoves. This will be a piece of architecture, which feels comfortably like home, humble and dignified, unobtrusive and private when required.





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Breaking new ground for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donate online at www.ppwh.org.uk/donate

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Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC)

NOTE: FEHC data submission and reporting has now ended. Reports for your Q1 2015 surveys posted May 1, and you will continue to have access to all archived reports. Hospices must now be using the CAHPS Hospice Survey. For more information regarding the CAHPS® Hospice Survey, please visit:

NHPCO Guidelines for Selecting a CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor

The Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) is a post-death survey designed to yield actionable information that reflects the quality of hospice care delivery from the perspective of family caregivers. Hospices that utilize FEHC must be exempt from CMS-required CAHPS Hospice Survey.

ATTENTION: NHPCO is no longer accepting FEHC survey submissions through the DART system. If you qualify for the CMS-required CAHPS Hospice Survey, CMS will not permit the use of another survey. Hospices that utilize FEHC must be exempt from CMS-required CAHPS Hospice Survey. Exempt hospices may download our FEHC Performance Calculator to obtain results for FEHC surveys.

The following information applies only to those hospices that do not qualify for the CMS-required CAHPS Hospice Survey and would like to continue using FEHC:

To access your archived FEHC Quarterly Reports, log in to the NHPCO DART System using your hospice’s NHPCO DART ID and DART Password. If you do not know the DART ID and password for your hospice, please contact NHPCO Member Services at 1-800-646-6460.

FEHC National Annual Reports and supplemental reports are available for NHPCO Provider Members. To access, log in with your email address and NHPCO password (this is different from your DART ID login). If you are having trouble with your individual member password, click on Forgot Password at the top of the page.





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