Deutsche Bank – Ceiling and mural painting @ Assisi Hospice #hospice #service

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September 2013 │ Singapore

On September 14, 2013, 16 Deutsche Bank Singapore volunteers visited Assisi Hospice to paint a beautiful mural on some of the walls and the entrance ceiling, with the objective of bringing additional life to its premises, and cheering the medical team and their patients. Planning took place a week before, and two trips to the hospice were required to complete the drawing of the trees on the pillars at the entrance of the Hospice. Two subsequent shopping missions were made to gather the necessary equipment.

On the actual day, the sunny and breezy weather could not be more perfect for painting. Rainbow, colourful flowers, cheerful butterflies and welcoming trees were added to some walls and the pillars of the entrance. A few hidden artistic talents emerged among the team. None of the Deutsche Bank ‘Passion’ T-shirts that the volunteers wore were spared from paint graffiti, not to mention the occasional patches on faces and limbs.

After five hours of hard work, the volunteers and hospice staff were really pleased with the outcome, especially with the entrance ceiling that now exhibits clustering clouds dispersing gently to unveil a clear blue sky. The volunteers were pleased that they were able to help and make a difference.

Assisi Hospice is an outreach service of Mount Alvernia Hospital established in 1969, founded on love and a firm belief that end-of-life care is not futile. It provides the much-needed compassionate, personalised and quality Palliative Care to adults and children with life limiting illnesses through Inpatient, Home and Day Care services. At the end of one’s life, most desire only the simple pleasures of life – the company of loved ones, open spaces and nature to uplift spirits, to soothe and to comfort.

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Tony Vines Painting Contractors Ltd was established in Dublin in 1988 and has operated successfully in Ireland for almost 25yrs. As versatile painters and decorators in Dublin we have achieved an outstanding reputation for quality workmanship and our ability to complete painting projects on time. Our professional team of Dublin painters provide an efficient and proactive service to our client base that includes some of the top industry leaders in their field.

We have built a reputation for delivering professional commercial painting contracts on a competitive value for money basis. No matter whether it’s painting and decorating an office or the entire building, we understand that the client work environment comes first and we regularly plan our painting contracts around client work times, operating after hours and weekends as the job requires. So if you are looking for painters and decorators in Dublin, or reliable painters anywhere throughout the country. speak with us before making your decision to hire a painter!

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Painting Contractor for Blackrock Hospice –

Tony Vines Painting Contractors were approached for advise and to submit a quotation for the Hospice Church in its grounds. We aided with our advice on finishes and colour schemes and completed the project in a short period of time to facilitate residents and staff.

Painting Contractors that really know their stuff are hard to find, and when we chose Tony Vines Painting Contractors Limited, they came highly recommended and we are delighted with the results. We found them professional trustworthy and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential client. Brian Larkin PromoZoo Limited.

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I’ve hired Tony Vines Painting Contractors for several of my projects. Tony has great eye for detail, is competitive and always gets the work done to specification on time. Milo Murphy, Cork.





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How to draw a realistic pencil portrait from a photograph. How to draw the face in a realistic style. Tips suggestions.

To the left is a pencil portrait drawn in the detailed realistic style. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger version.)

There isn’t really much of a secret to drawing in this style. I was first introduced to this technique by one of my teachers who was an illustrator for the LA Times. and known for his extremely detailed work. He explained it very simply you just get a sharp pencil, smooth Bristol board, and draw in the itty-bitty details. His own work was known for its scary photo-realistic detail, so I was a little amazed that this was all that there was to it! But that was it!

This portrait was drawn from a photograph. I didn’t use a grid or tracing paper I just sketched it in and rendered it.

Consult the step-by-step portrait tutorial to get an overview on how to draw a portrait. The process I went through to draw this realistic style of portrait is pretty much the same as described in that tutorial.

Materials to used for this drawing:

Bristol Board, smooth finish. (Smooth finish illustration board will also work.) It is important that the paper be smooth, and doesn’t have a lot of tooth (texture). I use Strathmore Bristol Board, in the 9×12 or 11×14 sized pads.

For this portrait, I used a .05 mechanical pencil. I usually use a B or 2B lead, but this time I only had an HB. It was sufficient. A regular pencil will work fine, as long as it is kept sharpened.

Kneaded Rubber Eraser. It was invaluable in picking up stray lines, softening tones, and erasing errors. Really good with erasing small, delicate areas.

To keep smudging at a minimum, I used a scrap of paper underneath my hand as I drew. I also attached a sheet of tracing paper to go over the drawing, sort of as an overlay. It was there to help prevent smearing as the drawing was being moved and transported around. The tracing paper also protected the drawing from fingerprints and dirt.

All preliminary sketching was drawn lightly, so that stray pencil strokes could be erased later. When I felt I had drawn in the face correctly, I started lightly adding more detail and shading. I double-checked the drawing in the mirror (a good way to see errors) regularly, to make sure nothing had gone astray.

All through the progress of the drawing, I used the Kneaded Rubber Eraser to lighten up areas, and erase mistakes. I would use the eraser to pat pat pat an area that had gotten too dark. This would lighten the area without smearing the graphite, or losing the quality of the pencil strokes. The eraser was also very good at completely erasing an area, without damaging the surface of the paper.

The drawing progressed, as I kept adding more detail and shading. All shading was done lightly at first, and then darkened progressively. The sharp point on the .05 pencil kept all pencil strokes fine and small. This way, I was able to retain a realistic and detailed look to the drawing.

I didn’t draw as much detail in the hair or clothing. This was a deliberate stylistic choice. The center of focus is the face, not the hair and clothes. It is a nice touch to have some loosely rendered areas, that allow the pencil strokes to show. This gives a nice arty feel to the portrait, and reminds us that it is a drawing. not a slavishly copied photograph.

A detail of the eye. All the pencil strokes are crosshatched, not smeared or smudged. The gentle crosshatch gives the portrait a cleaner, neater appearance. It is much easier to control than smudging. Small subtle details are easier to define.

If the crosshatching technique is done with these small, refined pencil strokes, the effect will look smooth and even photo-realistic when the portrait is seen at a normal distance.

If contour lines are used in conjunction with the crosshatching, a subtle but effective dimensional effect will occur. This will enhance the realistic look of the portrait.

A close-up of the nose and mouth. This is an enlarged view – the original drawing is much smaller.

Notice that there is a subtle indication of a highlight on the tip of the nose, and a highlight on the bottom lip. This was achieved by gently laying down a light tone around these highlights. With a portrait this detailed, most of the face will be rendered as a light gray, so that such highlights will show up.

When seen at normal size, most of these light pencil crosshatching strokes will not be very visible. However, the crosshatching technique is not unattractive, and needn’t been concealed, or hidden.

The drawing was completed over the expanse of three days. I drew in and did most of the rendering of the face in one evening (perhaps 4 – 5 hours). Only the darkest dark tones were not yet rendered on the first night. The next evening I tweaked and corrected out some details. This took approx. 1 hour. The third night, I tweaked and corrected the drawing yet again. (Another hour or so.) Bear in mind that some portraits will take much longer to complete. It depends on the size of the drawing, the complexity of the pose, and how much drawing practice the artist has. The more practice you put in, the faster you’ll get.

The actual time it took (in total hours) to complete the drawing isn’t as important as the days it took to declare it completed. I always need to wait a few days to finally consider the likeness to be OK. Getting the portrait drawn and rendered isn’t the problem that can be done in a few hours. Capturing the fleeting likeness takes more time, and objectivity. Just because the drawing is more or less in proportion doesn’t mean the likeness is there yet.

It is almost impossible for me to really finish a drawing in one sitting. I am too close to the subject. Certain errors and problems just don’t pop out at me until I’ve slept on it. The likeness may appear to be good when I am working on the drawing, but in the morning I’ll see all sorts of problems. Therefore, I find it is preferable to do a drawing over the expanse of several days, rather than to rush it and try to finish it all in one sitting.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Deutsche Bank – Ceiling and mural painting @ Assisi Hospice #springhill #hospice

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September 2013 │ Singapore

On September 14, 2013, 16 Deutsche Bank Singapore volunteers visited Assisi Hospice to paint a beautiful mural on some of the walls and the entrance ceiling, with the objective of bringing additional life to its premises, and cheering the medical team and their patients. Planning took place a week before, and two trips to the hospice were required to complete the drawing of the trees on the pillars at the entrance of the Hospice. Two subsequent shopping missions were made to gather the necessary equipment.

On the actual day, the sunny and breezy weather could not be more perfect for painting. Rainbow, colourful flowers, cheerful butterflies and welcoming trees were added to some walls and the pillars of the entrance. A few hidden artistic talents emerged among the team. None of the Deutsche Bank ‘Passion’ T-shirts that the volunteers wore were spared from paint graffiti, not to mention the occasional patches on faces and limbs.

After five hours of hard work, the volunteers and hospice staff were really pleased with the outcome, especially with the entrance ceiling that now exhibits clustering clouds dispersing gently to unveil a clear blue sky. The volunteers were pleased that they were able to help and make a difference.

Assisi Hospice is an outreach service of Mount Alvernia Hospital established in 1969, founded on love and a firm belief that end-of-life care is not futile. It provides the much-needed compassionate, personalised and quality Palliative Care to adults and children with life limiting illnesses through Inpatient, Home and Day Care services. At the end of one’s life, most desire only the simple pleasures of life – the company of loved ones, open spaces and nature to uplift spirits, to soothe and to comfort.

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

#hospice documentation guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medicare Administrative Contractors MAC map

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

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





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Painters, Painting Contractors Dublin

Tony Vines Painting Contractors Ltd was established in Dublin in 1988 and has operated successfully in Ireland for almost 25yrs. As versatile painters and decorators in Dublin we have achieved an outstanding reputation for quality workmanship and our ability to complete painting projects on time. Our professional team of Dublin painters provide an efficient and proactive service to our client base that includes some of the top industry leaders in their field.

We have built a reputation for delivering professional commercial painting contracts on a competitive value for money basis. No matter whether it’s painting and decorating an office or the entire building, we understand that the client work environment comes first and we regularly plan our painting contracts around client work times, operating after hours and weekends as the job requires. So if you are looking for painters and decorators in Dublin, or reliable painters anywhere throughout the country. speak with us before making your decision to hire a painter!

Some previous project

Painting Contractor for Blackrock Hospice –

Tony Vines Painting Contractors were approached for advise and to submit a quotation for the Hospice Church in its grounds. We aided with our advice on finishes and colour schemes and completed the project in a short period of time to facilitate residents and staff.

Painting Contractors that really know their stuff are hard to find, and when we chose Tony Vines Painting Contractors Limited, they came highly recommended and we are delighted with the results. We found them professional trustworthy and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential client. Brian Larkin PromoZoo Limited.

Tony Vines Painting Contractors have been our preferred painting contractor for over 15 years. Their pricing is very competitive for the quality of their service, the work is of the highest standard and we look forward to using them for many years longer. Dublin Client

I’ve hired Tony Vines Painting Contractors for several of my projects. Tony has great eye for detail, is competitive and always gets the work done to specification on time. Milo Murphy, Cork.