Carpenter Hospice, a dedicated team of angels in disguise – Burlington Community

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Carpenter Hospice, a dedicated team of angels in disguise

In times of sickness and health, it becomes very apparent how important access to proper care and services is to those in need. During the suffering of our loved ones, we expect to be able to provide only the very best in comfort, compassion and care. Sometimes, we alone are unable to provide this without some form of support. The Carpenter Hospice is that beacon of light in a storm of uncertainty, to help families in need to care for their family and friends at end of life.

Carpenter Hospice provides palliative care and support for its residents through its services and dedicated team. There are 10 private rooms for residents with nursing and personal support workers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has a dedicated team, supported by over 100 volunteers assisting in operations, housekeeping, cooking, events, administration and more. All services offered to residents and families in the Burlington area are free of charge. Services included are residential care, wellness programs, music therapy and a bereavement program. Complementary therapies such as Reiki, yoga and therapeutic touch are all available as well. The hospice has helped more than 1,400 residents ranging in age from 21-108 years of age.

Established in 2002, the largest fund held at Burlington Foundation, The Carpenter Hospice Permanent Endowment Fund has been able to provide a source of revenue for the organization annually. Carpenter Hospice trusts the Foundation to invest and retain their endowment fund so the hospice can focus on the work that they do in our community.

Mary Parker, daughter of Frank Horrigan, gives a glimpse of the positive experience her family had in taking care of her father during his final days. Mary explains, “I wanted to give Dad the very best and provide him the level of care every person deserves. The hospice became a sanctuary for my family, a place of peace and tranquility. As we settled into the Hospice the struggles of life fell away. We were able to enjoy each other’s company as a family and took the time to tell Dad how much we loved him. We held on tight to each other and leaned heavily on the staff and volunteers who became our beacons of light in the storm. It is my wish that every family that walks these doors can find such comfort in their final journey to honor the one they love.”

Other families express their positive words of encouragement and support for the Carpenter Hospice staff and volunteers. “The staff and volunteers gave my husband the dignity and respect he deserved. We also met other families that were in similar situations and formed bonds with them. The support our family and friends received was so comforting at a time when we could barely cope. We are so fortunate to have the Carpenter Hospice in our community, to give our families and loved ones such exceptional care. They are our angels.”

Colleen Mulholland, the Foundation’s President and CEO, comments on the vital role the Hospice plays in our community, “Such thoughtful words for the staff and volunteers speaks to unconditional compassion, care and comfort provided at the Carpenter Hospice. Our community is strengthened by organizations like these, who take care of vulnerable individuals and their families during the most difficult times. We are proud to hold their endowment fund.”





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Medical Director. Dr. William Ferri, Oncology/Hematology who oversees patient care and presides over team meetings. When necessary, the Medical Director serves as the liaison with the patient’s referring physician with regard to terminal care.

Patient’s Referring Physician who continues to direct and approve medical care. The hospice team consults with and maintains a relationship with the patient’s personal physician.

Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses who educate the patient and family with regard to the disease and its progression. They comfort patients and provide professional care to manage symptoms and ease pain while helping the patient to maintain the ability of living life to its fullest.

Certified Home Health Aides who gently and lovingly offer personal care assistance while preserving each patient’s dignity.

Medical Social Workers who understand the special needs of patients and their caregivers facing a life-limiting illness. They assist in many ways including coordination of community resources.

A Chaplain who respects each patient’s spiritual preferences and honors all denominations. The chaplain listens with an open heart, helps the patient along their journey, and allows them to choose their own spiritual path.

Trained Volunteers who genuinely share their kindness, gifts, and talents by helping patients and their families with everyday routine tasks while offering their time for loved ones to take a break from their caregiver role.

Bereavement Counselors who support loved ones in the grief work and help them to find healthy ways of coping. Bereavement services continue for at least one year after the loss of a loved one.

The goal is to keep the patient comfortable while enhancing the daily quality of life.

In addition to the team, Medicare law requires the hospice to provide medications directly related to the patient’s admitting diagnosis as well as durable medical equipment and soft good supplies as necessary.

On-call nursing for emergencies and additional support is offered 24 hours daily, 7 days a week.

Catholic Hospice volunteers support our program through a variety of ways including:

Bereavement – contacting bereaved family members via written correspondence, telephone or home visits to offer support.

Clerical – supporting administrative staff with clerical tasks such as telephone, filing, data entry and mailings.

Fundraising – planning and implementation of fundraisers, serving as committee members for fundraising activities.

Patient Care – visitation, assisting patients with routine daily tasks (writing letters, small errands, light meal preparation, etc.) and/or providing breaks for the caregivers.

Public Relations – “manning” information tables at community fairs in an effort to educate the public about hospice services.

All Catholic Hospice volunteer applicants must complete a volunteer application with references. Those individuals expressing an interest to work directly with patients and/or family members are subject to a criminal background check (submitted and paid for by Catholic Hospice).

Hospice Medicare Regulations require certified agencies to view volunteers as they do paid employees, therefore all documentation required for staff personnel files (i.e. criminal background checks, reference clearances, and copies of personal identification cards) must also be maintained in the volunteer’s personnel file. Additional documentation including a copy of the volunteer’s current auto insurance card is required for patient care and bereavement visitation volunteers.

Catholic Hospice volunteers receive training from our staff. The amount of training depends upon the area of volunteer interest. Candidates that successfully complete the volunteer training will be offered assignments based on time allowance and geographical areas they choose.

For more information on volunteer opportunities with Catholic Hospice, contact the volunteer coordinator at 1.866.933.6221.
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Often a social worker helps the family organize how they will split the care-giving duties. She may help the family decide that an extra hand, for example a caregiver for a few hours a day is necessary, so that the wife can maintain her loving role as wife instead of become just the exhausted caregiver in the limited time she has left with her husband. The social worker can provide resources to find the right local caregiver. She can also help the family make plans on family work leave and figure out the right plan of care. This might entail calling the extended family and members from the faith-based community to help.

The social worker has a wealth of resources to help provide the patient and family with end-of-life care counseling and planning. This hospice professional can help unlock distress that often arises around end of life and can provide solutions that might iron out some of the problems with family dynamics, communications and relations. There are instruments that she has to help a patient and family create an end-of-life plan, will, prepare the funeral plans and write your ethical will .

Spiritual Care Counselor

The non-denominational Spiritual Care Counselor will help answer some of the questions that often arise when facing the end of life through the prism of your faith-tradition be it Christian, Jewish, Buddhism, Islam, or self-religion. The Spiritual Care Counselor provides counseling that can help you access the kinds of rituals and prayer, holy book readings that can often bring comfort, peace and order the chaos. The Spiritual Care Counselor may reach out to clergy in the community such as the Rabbi, Priest, Mullah or Imam if requested. This hospice professional helps to answer the metaphysical and existential questions that arise, such as what will happen when I die? Where will I go? One often doesn’t think about these questions until entering hospice, and often the answers they held through their walk in life, suddenly don’t work anymore for the end-of-life walk.

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The Volunteer is a friendly visitor who may come to sit with the patient to talk, to read a book, to play music, to do the laundry, to cook a meal, or just to relieve the family members for a couple of hours. The hospice volunteer goes through training, is TB tested and background checked. The volunteer is a smiling face, comforting voice, a warm listener trained with knowledge in end-of-life care. Sometimes the volunteer can be a pet therapist who brings a loving pet to the bedside to comfort. A volunteer might help record a life review interview or help write an ethical will. The vigil volunteer is specially trained to sit vigil with the patient and family at the end of life, to ensure no one dies alone, and that the family has the support, knowledge of someone who is an experienced guide into what often feels like unknown territory.

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The Home Health Aide can help with tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, bed-positioning, and linen-changing. This is a trained healthcare professional that can be scheduled in the initial plan of care by the RN to come into the home to assist the family in healthcare needs. This assistance is especially important if you are living at home with your family and would like to maintain your privacy and dignity when it comes to personal hygiene.





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    Dr. Pamela Miner became our second medical director on November 1, 2014, following the retirement of Housecall Providers founder, Dr. Benneth Husted. Pamela received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. In 2007, she accepted a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Harvard University and a year later joined Providence Health and Services in Portland as a palliative and hospice care physician. Since 2012, she has dedicated her time and talent exclusively to palliative care. As an expert in the field, Pamela will guide the expansion of our palliative care services to provide holistic support to patients as they manage the impact of their chronic conditions while further integrating our primary care and hospice programs.

    Rebecca Ashling graduated from Walla Walla College School of Nursing in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from the University of Phoenix in 2006 with a Master of Science in Nursing. Prior to nursing school, she worked as a nursing and medical assistant for 13 years. After nursing school, Rebecca entered maternal/child nursing and then discovered her passion for hospice, feeling that a “snapshot” of a patient did not allow her to provide comprehensive care. Rebecca is passionate about all-embracing end-of-life care and making sure that all of the “pieces” fit together for every patient and family.

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    Mary Sayre joined the Housecall Providers leadership team in 2013 as Primary Care Program Director. The Portland native brings a wealth of medical knowledge to the position with her 20 years’ experience as a nurse. Mary created the transition team to support our patients involved in the national demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH). Her skill at navigating the healthcare maze and her patient-centered approach were key reasons why Housecall Providers has been so successful. Mary designed another innovative program in the fall of 2015 when she launched the in-home palliative care team to support our frailest patients and complete our continuum of care. With the frequent changes in healthcare, Mary is working to prepare the primary care team to embrace this challenging time with focus and determination.

    Susan Ehrman joined Housecall Providers in September 2014 following five years as the Program Director for Women’s Impact fund in Charlotte, NC. Susan brings over 30 years of nonprofit management experience, including fundraising for Tufts University, Emerson College, Harvard Law School, and 15 years as the Director of Development for Hospice Palliative Care Charlotte Region. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Planned Parenthood Health Systems and Playing for Others in Charlotte. Susan is pleased to be back in her native Portland.

    Staci Larson joined Housecall Providers in September 2015 as the Director of Finance. A Portland native, she earned an Accounting degree from Linfield College in 1986 and has practiced in the public accounting sector for over 15 years. Staci’s emphasis is in the areas of taxation and accounting for small to mid-sized businesses and served most recently as the controller for a Willamette Valley medical practice. Prior to that position, she spent 10 years as the finance officer for the Energy Loan Program at the Oregon Department of Energy where she managed the complex accounting and finance issues of a multi-million dollar bond and loan portfolio. Staci’s expertise on financial matters will help to guide Housecall Providers through the increasingly complex healthcare environment.

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    Carpenter Hospice, a dedicated team of angels in disguise – Burlington Community

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    Carpenter Hospice, a dedicated team of angels in disguise

    In times of sickness and health, it becomes very apparent how important access to proper care and services is to those in need. During the suffering of our loved ones, we expect to be able to provide only the very best in comfort, compassion and care. Sometimes, we alone are unable to provide this without some form of support. The Carpenter Hospice is that beacon of light in a storm of uncertainty, to help families in need to care for their family and friends at end of life.

    Carpenter Hospice provides palliative care and support for its residents through its services and dedicated team. There are 10 private rooms for residents with nursing and personal support workers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has a dedicated team, supported by over 100 volunteers assisting in operations, housekeeping, cooking, events, administration and more. All services offered to residents and families in the Burlington area are free of charge. Services included are residential care, wellness programs, music therapy and a bereavement program. Complementary therapies such as Reiki, yoga and therapeutic touch are all available as well. The hospice has helped more than 1,400 residents ranging in age from 21-108 years of age.

    Established in 2002, the largest fund held at Burlington Foundation, The Carpenter Hospice Permanent Endowment Fund has been able to provide a source of revenue for the organization annually. Carpenter Hospice trusts the Foundation to invest and retain their endowment fund so the hospice can focus on the work that they do in our community.

    Mary Parker, daughter of Frank Horrigan, gives a glimpse of the positive experience her family had in taking care of her father during his final days. Mary explains, “I wanted to give Dad the very best and provide him the level of care every person deserves. The hospice became a sanctuary for my family, a place of peace and tranquility. As we settled into the Hospice the struggles of life fell away. We were able to enjoy each other’s company as a family and took the time to tell Dad how much we loved him. We held on tight to each other and leaned heavily on the staff and volunteers who became our beacons of light in the storm. It is my wish that every family that walks these doors can find such comfort in their final journey to honor the one they love.”

    Other families express their positive words of encouragement and support for the Carpenter Hospice staff and volunteers. “The staff and volunteers gave my husband the dignity and respect he deserved. We also met other families that were in similar situations and formed bonds with them. The support our family and friends received was so comforting at a time when we could barely cope. We are so fortunate to have the Carpenter Hospice in our community, to give our families and loved ones such exceptional care. They are our angels.”

    Colleen Mulholland, the Foundation’s President and CEO, comments on the vital role the Hospice plays in our community, “Such thoughtful words for the staff and volunteers speaks to unconditional compassion, care and comfort provided at the Carpenter Hospice. Our community is strengthened by organizations like these, who take care of vulnerable individuals and their families during the most difficult times. We are proud to hold their endowment fund.”





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    Team Challenges

    Northampton s biggest Local Challenge event now has a bespoke Corporate/Organisation Challenge for the Northamptonshire business community. The event offers your company, club or organization the opportunity to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, which provides support for people with terminal and life-limiting illness is a source of support providing practical, medical and emotional help.

    The Team Challenge will be over 5, 25 or 50 miles. There is a trophy for the largest Northamptonshire corporate team. an award for the team that is judged the best fancy dress and and for the individual who raises the most sponsorship. Your Company, Organisation or Club can enter as many employees/participants as you like however, the minimum is four.

    This is a great opportunity for Companies and Organisations, to support the local community. Employees gain real benefit from participating, raising overall moral of staff and members alike. The cost of entry is 15.00 per person.

    Please send or email scanned completed Team Registration Forms Team Member Entry forms with registration fee to:

    Fundraising Office
    Cynthia Spencer Hospice
    Manfield Health Campus
    Kettering Road
    Northampton
    NN3 6NP

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    Hospice of Kitsap fires its executive team #skaket #beach #motel

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    Hospice of Kitsap fires its executive team

    SILVERDALE Hospice of Kitsap County trustees fired the organization s executive team last week, following the recommendations of a consultant study.

    Terminated administrators included Executive Director Corrigan Gommenginger as well as the group s human resources and compliance director, development director and chief of clinical services. Board President Suzanne Plemmons said the 11-member board was responding to guidance from an independent organizational assessment completed this fall. Consultants who led the study recommended an overhaul of Hospice leadership among other changes, she said.

    Plemmons declined to discuss specific shortcomings of the executive team. She said the board felt the change was necessary to move the organization in the right direction.

    It was a very difficult decision, Plemmons said.

    Gommenginger was named executive director in 2012. He oversaw the rollout of a palliative care program, the opening of a Bremerton thrift store, and the creation of an in-home, nonmedical care program, while working to curb ongoing budget shortfalls.

    I am honored to have worked with the remarkable staff and volunteers and led Hospice of Kitsap County for the last two years, Gommenginger said in an email Monday. . I am a true believer in service of Hospice. I am excited for the direction Hospice of Kitsap County has been set on.

    The board selected Denise Hendrickson, an experienced nurse and manager, to serve as interim executive director during the search for a permanent replacement. Plemmons said she expects no interuption in services for patients during the transition. Hospice of Kitsap provided end-of-life care to nearly 700 patients in 2013.

    We re really blessed to have dedicated, competent staff, she said.

    Some Hospice of Kitsap employees had expressed concerns with the executive team. Alexander Pangborn, a registered nurse and case manager with Hospice, said a letter of no confidence signed by 17 employees was submitted to the board earlier this year.

    The bulk of hospice employees voted to join the Service Employees International Union this fall. Pangborn, who helped organize the union vote, said employees wanted to ensure adequate staffing levels and support for staff and have a stronger voice within the organization. Many felt administrators hadn t been responsive to their input, he said.

    Pangborn declined to comment on the board s decision to remove the management team but said union employees are looking forward to working with Hospice leadership.

    Really the goal of this is to make a stronger organization, he said. Our mission is a strong one. We do good work in the community every day. I couldn t imagine doing anything else.

    Plemmons said the new director will need to help refocus Hospice of Kitsap on its in-home care mission, after the group closes its Bremerton inpatient care center at the end of the year. The board hopes to find an executive with hospice or other medical experience, and strong management skills, Plemmons said.

    Our goal is to build stability in our organization, she said.

    Tad Sooter covers business and health care for the Kitsap Sun, and writes the Minding Your Business blog. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism.

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    Auckland West team helps Hospice make a difference – CrestClean Franchises for

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    Auckland West team helps Hospice make a difference

    Wednesday 23 September, 2015

    Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline Wedding, franchisees Kamal Kishore, left, Nilesh Sharma and Lucky received a certificate of appreciation for their help with the Hospice West Auckland’s 2015 Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show. They are pictured with West Auckland Hospice Communications and Events Co-ordinator Holly Vaihu.

    West Auckland Hospice has thanked CrestClean’s Auckland West team for helping make a difference.

    Regional Manager Caroline Wedding and a team of franchisees helped set up the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre for their annual Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show charity fundraiser.

    As a way of saying thank you, CrestClean received a certificate of appreciation and a letter of thanks.

    CrestClean received a certificate of appreciation from West Auckland Hospice.

    The fashion show raised $40,000 for hospice services.

    Chief Executive Barbara Williams says the funds raised will be used to provide ongoing specialist palliative care services in West Auckland.

    “Our specialist palliative care nursing team are out supporting patients in their own homes every day throughout West Auckland and our social care team provide a range of services to assist patients and families during challenging times they face,” she says. “Thank you again for being an Absolutely Fabulous supporter – you are making a difference for patients and families in our care.”

    Caroline says the team were elated that they were able to support West Auckland Hospice.

    “Crest already clean West Auckland Hospice and franchisees were more than willing to put their hands up to help. It is a fantastic organisation and they do so much for our community,” she says. “This was an opportunity for us to give back and we enjoyed every minute of it.”





    Meet the team that makes up Housecall Providers #suncoast #hospice #jobs

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    Meet the Housecall Providers Team

    Leadership

    Terri Hobbs was named the executive director of Housecall Providers in July 2011. Her leadership and fiscal management abilities have propelled the organization to its current status: A $9 million (revenue) nonprofit employing nearly 90 and serving almost 2,000 homebound patients a year through primary and palliative care and hospice services. Terri has deftly managed the rapid growth of the organization while positioning it to play a much larger role in the medical community, both in Oregon and nationally.

    Housecall Providers is one of the 15 sites currently participating in the Independence at Home national demonstration project. First-year data released last summer showed that Housecall Providers achieved the highest cost savings of all the sites at $1,133 per patient per month or 32%. In 2014, Housecall Providers was given the Small Business Innovation Award by the Portland Business Journal and this year the Journal has placed Terri on its Executives to Watch list for 2016.

    Dr. Pamela Miner became our second medical director on November 1, 2014, following the retirement of Housecall Providers founder, Dr. Benneth Husted. Pamela received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. In 2007, she accepted a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Harvard University and a year later joined Providence Health and Services in Portland as a palliative and hospice care physician. Since 2012, she has dedicated her time and talent exclusively to palliative care. As an expert in the field, Pamela will guide the expansion of our palliative care services to provide holistic support to patients as they manage the impact of their chronic conditions while further integrating our primary care and hospice programs.

    Rebecca Ashling graduated from Walla Walla College School of Nursing in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and from the University of Phoenix in 2006 with a Master of Science in Nursing. Prior to nursing school, she worked as a nursing and medical assistant for 13 years. After nursing school, Rebecca entered maternal/child nursing and then discovered her passion for hospice, feeling that a “snapshot” of a patient did not allow her to provide comprehensive care. Rebecca is passionate about all-embracing end-of-life care and making sure that all of the “pieces” fit together for every patient and family.

    Dr. Nancy Cloak joined Housecall Providers as a volunteer physician in 2014. A practicing psychiatrist for over a decade, she was drawn to hospice work since serving as a caregiver for a family member. Nancy finds that providing end-of-life care blends her abiding interest in general medicine with the best parts of being a psychiatrist, listening and working with a multidisciplinary team. She assumes the role of Hospice Medical Director after serving since 2014 as a physician with the Housecall Providers hospice team.

    Nancy received her medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed her residency at the prestigious Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. Following residency, she worked as a psychiatrist with medically complex patients in a variety of settings, including geriatric, palliative care, and eating disorder treatment centers.

    Mary Sayre joined the Housecall Providers leadership team in 2013 as Primary Care Program Director. The Portland native brings a wealth of medical knowledge to the position with her 20 years’ experience as a nurse. Mary created the transition team to support our patients involved in the national demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH). Her skill at navigating the healthcare maze and her patient-centered approach were key reasons why Housecall Providers has been so successful. Mary designed another innovative program in the fall of 2015 when she launched the in-home palliative care team to support our frailest patients and complete our continuum of care. With the frequent changes in healthcare, Mary is working to prepare the primary care team to embrace this challenging time with focus and determination.

    Susan Ehrman joined Housecall Providers in September 2014 following five years as the Program Director for Women’s Impact fund in Charlotte, NC. Susan brings over 30 years of nonprofit management experience, including fundraising for Tufts University, Emerson College, Harvard Law School, and 15 years as the Director of Development for Hospice Palliative Care Charlotte Region. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Planned Parenthood Health Systems and Playing for Others in Charlotte. Susan is pleased to be back in her native Portland.

    Staci Larson joined Housecall Providers in September 2015 as the Director of Finance. A Portland native, she earned an Accounting degree from Linfield College in 1986 and has practiced in the public accounting sector for over 15 years. Staci’s emphasis is in the areas of taxation and accounting for small to mid-sized businesses and served most recently as the controller for a Willamette Valley medical practice. Prior to that position, she spent 10 years as the finance officer for the Energy Loan Program at the Oregon Department of Energy where she managed the complex accounting and finance issues of a multi-million dollar bond and loan portfolio. Staci’s expertise on financial matters will help to guide Housecall Providers through the increasingly complex healthcare environment.

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    Palliative Care Team Goal: Improve Life Quality, Coordinate Care #hospice #charity

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    Palliative Care Center

    Palliative Care Team Goal: Improve Quality of Life, Coordinate Care

    Every person and every illness is unique. After you’ve asked your primary care doctor for a referral, you’ll meet with your palliative care team to discuss your goals and desires during your illness.

    Once the members of your palliative care team understand your needs, they will work with your primary care doctor and other experts to create an individualized palliative care plan. The goals are:

    • Relieve pain and other symptoms
    • Address your emotional and spiritual concerns, and those of your caregivers
    • Coordinate your care
    • Improve your quality of life during your illness

    For example, a palliative care doctor may prescribe medications and other therapies to treat pain, constipation. shortness of breath, and other symptoms. A social worker may coordinate your care and serve as an advocate on behalf of you and your family. A chaplain may offer spiritual support and help you to explore your beliefs and values.

    The palliative care team can also help your family by offering medical information, emotional support, and home care assistance.

    Who is on the palliative care team?

    In general, the interdisciplinary palliative care team includes a doctor, a nurse, and a social worker. But other experts often fill out the team, according to a patient’s needs. These include chaplains, counselors, pharmacists, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, music and art therapists, and home health aides.

    There’s no single model for a palliative care team. Hospitals have their own types of palliative care programs. Often, large hospitals have more extensive palliative care services, but smaller hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices also offer palliative care.

    Your palliative care team can provide the following services:

    • Expert treatment of pain and other symptoms
    • Open discussion about treatment choices for your illness (including difficult and complex choices) and management of your symptoms
    • Coordination of your care with all of your health care providers
    • Help with navigating the health care system
    • Help with making a smooth transition from the hospital to home care or a nursing home
    • Emotional, spiritual, and practical support for you and your family




    Team Challenges #covent #garden #hotels

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    Team Challenges

    Northampton s biggest Local Challenge event now has a bespoke Corporate/Organisation Challenge for the Northamptonshire business community. The event offers your company, club or organization the opportunity to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, which provides support for people with terminal and life-limiting illness is a source of support providing practical, medical and emotional help.

    The Team Challenge will be over 5, 25 or 50 miles. There is a trophy for the largest Northamptonshire corporate team. an award for the team that is judged the best fancy dress and and for the individual who raises the most sponsorship. Your Company, Organisation or Club can enter as many employees/participants as you like however, the minimum is four.

    This is a great opportunity for Companies and Organisations, to support the local community. Employees gain real benefit from participating, raising overall moral of staff and members alike. The cost of entry is 15.00 per person.

    Please send or email scanned completed Team Registration Forms Team Member Entry forms with registration fee to:

    Fundraising Office
    Cynthia Spencer Hospice
    Manfield Health Campus
    Kettering Road
    Northampton
    NN3 6NP

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    Our Care Team – Cornerstone Hospice #motels #in #halifax

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    Meet the Hospice Care Team

    Hospice is an interdisciplinary medical team working together to provide a whole set of services that revolve around patient-centered care supporting the patient’s family and environment at home, assisted living or skilled-nursing facility. The Interdisciplinary team meets on a regular basis to formulate, adjust and evolve the plan of care to meet the needs of the patient and the family and ensure support at all levels. Together they devise the interventions of care to implement on their routine visits to the home.

    Hospice Physician

    The Hospice Physician specializes in the alleviating the symptoms brought on by a life-limiting disease. This doctor is an expert in bedside manner and can help you to understand the transition from fighting a battle for a cure, to making peace with the decision to live pain-free in the time left. He is prepared to prescribe the treatments, solutions and medications necessary to defuse the pain and other symptoms brought on as the body begins shut down.

    Hospice Care Nurse

    The Hospice Nurse is specially trained nurse and is usually the first contact a patient and family encounter with hospice. The nurse will explain the hospice philosophy, the mode of care and set up a customized plan of care for the patient and family that will create the most comfortable, symptom-free environment. The plan of care entails writing the prescriptions for all supplies, equipment and medications to provide comfortable, usually low-tech medical setting easy for the family to manage. The nurse serves as the case manager for the team and monitors all aspects of care from the patients’ vitals to the emotional/social support system for the patient. The nurse is the right hand to the doctor. He or she will alert the family to the signs of active dying. A nurse is on-call 24-hours, seven days a week. But the nurse is not in constant presence at the bedside, instead he or she educates the family of caregivers how and when to give the medications. The nurse also determines if a home health aide is needed to help the family with bathing, bed-positioning, bed-changing and catheter care. He or she makes routine visits to monitor the patient’s care and educate the family on how to best organize their plan of care.

    Social Worker

    The social worker assesses the social, emotional and financial dynamics of the patient’s environment that includes the family and community as a whole. A phone call is made initially by the social worker to set the time for an assessment visit. On the first in-home visit, families are often helped to make the social and emotional transition from fighting for their loved one’s life to finding acceptance, and peace in the decision for their loved one to live in peace, dignity and symptom-free in the time left. Many times the physical symptoms toward death occur suddenly, this can be very difficult for the family. More often than not, the patient has an inner knowledge that it’s time to go home from the hospital and make peace with the life he or she has lived. The patient is usually more worried about getting his or her family the support necessary to ease this journey.

    Often a social worker helps the family organize how they will split the care-giving duties. She may help the family decide that an extra hand, for example a caregiver for a few hours a day is necessary, so that the wife can maintain her loving role as wife instead of become just the exhausted caregiver in the limited time she has left with her husband. The social worker can provide resources to find the right local caregiver. She can also help the family make plans on family work leave and figure out the right plan of care. This might entail calling the extended family and members from the faith-based community to help.

    The social worker has a wealth of resources to help provide the patient and family with end-of-life care counseling and planning. This hospice professional can help unlock distress that often arises around end of life and can provide solutions that might iron out some of the problems with family dynamics, communications and relations. There are instruments that she has to help a patient and family create an end-of-life plan, will, prepare the funeral plans and write your ethical will .

    Spiritual Care Counselor

    The non-denominational Spiritual Care Counselor will help answer some of the questions that often arise when facing the end of life through the prism of your faith-tradition be it Christian, Jewish, Buddhism, Islam, or self-religion. The Spiritual Care Counselor provides counseling that can help you access the kinds of rituals and prayer, holy book readings that can often bring comfort, peace and order the chaos. The Spiritual Care Counselor may reach out to clergy in the community such as the Rabbi, Priest, Mullah or Imam if requested. This hospice professional helps to answer the metaphysical and existential questions that arise, such as what will happen when I die? Where will I go? One often doesn’t think about these questions until entering hospice, and often the answers they held through their walk in life, suddenly don’t work anymore for the end-of-life walk.

    Volunteer

    The Volunteer is a friendly visitor who may come to sit with the patient to talk, to read a book, to play music, to do the laundry, to cook a meal, or just to relieve the family members for a couple of hours. The hospice volunteer goes through training, is TB tested and background checked. The volunteer is a smiling face, comforting voice, a warm listener trained with knowledge in end-of-life care. Sometimes the volunteer can be a pet therapist who brings a loving pet to the bedside to comfort. A volunteer might help record a life review interview or help write an ethical will. The vigil volunteer is specially trained to sit vigil with the patient and family at the end of life, to ensure no one dies alone, and that the family has the support, knowledge of someone who is an experienced guide into what often feels like unknown territory.

    Home Health Aide

    The Home Health Aide can help with tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, bed-positioning, and linen-changing. This is a trained healthcare professional that can be scheduled in the initial plan of care by the RN to come into the home to assist the family in healthcare needs. This assistance is especially important if you are living at home with your family and would like to maintain your privacy and dignity when it comes to personal hygiene.





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    Your Interdisciplinary Hospice Care Team

    At Interim HealthCare Hospice, we offer a team oriented approach to care. Our interdisciplinary hospice group is made up of professionals who address the medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and loved ones. The team includes:

    • Nurses who are skilled at managing the needs of each hospice patient by administering and overseeing palliative care and addressing the unique care needs associated with life-limiting illnesses.
    • Medical Social Workers are available to ensure that patients and their families receive the appropriate care and to explore community resources to cope with the problems caused by serious illness.
    • Home Health Aides help to provide personal care services and to assist with the basic needs like nutrition, cleanliness and household tasks.
    • Chaplain/Spiritual Counselors and Therapists who provide spiritual care to help patients and their families process the many emotional end of-life issues. Chaplains work in conjunction with the patient s clergy to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.
    • Physicians who work with the patient and family, as well as, collaborate with attending physicians in the community to help manage symptoms causing discomfort and to develop the right plan of care to ensure continuity in medical decision making.
    • Volunteers who provide companionship to people living with a life-limiting illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways by providing companionship, run errands and provide general assistance.
    • Bereavement Specialists who provide support to surviving family members. Group, individual and family grief counseling, telephone support, and informational programs are among the many available bereavement services.

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    Donate – Hospice Care Team #hospice #home #care #services

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    Donating to Hospice Care Team, Inc. helps others.

    Since 1983 Hospice Care Team, Inc. has depended on the community to assist in the care and support of our neighbors in the Galveston County and surrounding areas. With your support, we are able to provide HOPE, HELP and COMFORT to those facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice Care Team, Inc. is Galveston County’s oldest and ONLY not-for-profit hospice. Thank you for your generosity.

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    As the only non-profit, community-based, and community-supported organization in Galveston County, we offer comprehensive care in a life-affirming manner when curative treatment is no longer possible or desired. Hospice care can be provided wherever the patient considers home. Our patients receive care from a team of skilled professionals whose goal is to add quality to life when life is limited.

    Care is provided to those in need regardless of their race, age, faith, diagnosis, or ability to pay for services.

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    Auckland West team helps Hospice make a difference

    Wednesday 23 September, 2015

    Auckland West Regional Manager Caroline Wedding, franchisees Kamal Kishore, left, Nilesh Sharma and Lucky received a certificate of appreciation for their help with the Hospice West Auckland’s 2015 Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show. They are pictured with West Auckland Hospice Communications and Events Co-ordinator Holly Vaihu.

    West Auckland Hospice has thanked CrestClean’s Auckland West team for helping make a difference.

    Regional Manager Caroline Wedding and a team of franchisees helped set up the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre for their annual Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show charity fundraiser.

    As a way of saying thank you, CrestClean received a certificate of appreciation and a letter of thanks.

    CrestClean received a certificate of appreciation from West Auckland Hospice.

    The fashion show raised $40,000 for hospice services.

    Chief Executive Barbara Williams says the funds raised will be used to provide ongoing specialist palliative care services in West Auckland.

    “Our specialist palliative care nursing team are out supporting patients in their own homes every day throughout West Auckland and our social care team provide a range of services to assist patients and families during challenging times they face,” she says. “Thank you again for being an Absolutely Fabulous supporter – you are making a difference for patients and families in our care.”

    Caroline says the team were elated that they were able to support West Auckland Hospice.

    “Crest already clean West Auckland Hospice and franchisees were more than willing to put their hands up to help. It is a fantastic organisation and they do so much for our community,” she says. “This was an opportunity for us to give back and we enjoyed every minute of it.”





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    WHO Definition of Palliative Care

    Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative care:

    • provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
    • affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
    • intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
    • integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
    • offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
    • offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
    • uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
    • will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
    • is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

    WHO Definition of Palliative Care for Children

    Palliative care for children represents a special, albeit closely related field to adult palliative care. WHO s definition of palliative care appropriate for children and their families is as follows; the principles apply to other paediatric chronic disorders (WHO; 1998a):

    • Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family.
    • It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.
    • Health providers must evaluate and alleviate a child’s physical, psychological, and social distress.
    • Effective palliative care requires a broad multidisciplinary approach that includes the family and makes use of available community resources; it can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited.
    • It can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centres and even in children’s homes.




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    Team Challenges

    Northampton s biggest Local Challenge event now has a bespoke Corporate/Organisation Challenge for the Northamptonshire business community. The event offers your company, club or organization the opportunity to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, which provides support for people with terminal and life-limiting illness is a source of support providing practical, medical and emotional help.

    The Team Challenge will be over 5, 25 or 50 miles. There is a trophy for the largest Northamptonshire corporate team. an award for the team that is judged the best fancy dress and and for the individual who raises the most sponsorship. Your Company, Organisation or Club can enter as many employees/participants as you like however, the minimum is four.

    This is a great opportunity for Companies and Organisations, to support the local community. Employees gain real benefit from participating, raising overall moral of staff and members alike. The cost of entry is 15.00 per person.

    Please send or email scanned completed Team Registration Forms Team Member Entry forms with registration fee to:

    Fundraising Office
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    Manfield Health Campus
    Kettering Road
    Northampton
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    Meet the Hospice Care Team

    Hospice is an interdisciplinary medical team working together to provide a whole set of services that revolve around patient-centered care supporting the patient’s family and environment at home, assisted living or skilled-nursing facility. The Interdisciplinary team meets on a regular basis to formulate, adjust and evolve the plan of care to meet the needs of the patient and the family and ensure support at all levels. Together they devise the interventions of care to implement on their routine visits to the home.

    Hospice Physician

    The Hospice Physician specializes in the alleviating the symptoms brought on by a life-limiting disease. This doctor is an expert in bedside manner and can help you to understand the transition from fighting a battle for a cure, to making peace with the decision to live pain-free in the time left. He is prepared to prescribe the treatments, solutions and medications necessary to defuse the pain and other symptoms brought on as the body begins shut down.

    Hospice Care Nurse

    The Hospice Nurse is specially trained nurse and is usually the first contact a patient and family encounter with hospice. The nurse will explain the hospice philosophy, the mode of care and set up a customized plan of care for the patient and family that will create the most comfortable, symptom-free environment. The plan of care entails writing the prescriptions for all supplies, equipment and medications to provide comfortable, usually low-tech medical setting easy for the family to manage. The nurse serves as the case manager for the team and monitors all aspects of care from the patients’ vitals to the emotional/social support system for the patient. The nurse is the right hand to the doctor. He or she will alert the family to the signs of active dying. A nurse is on-call 24-hours, seven days a week. But the nurse is not in constant presence at the bedside, instead he or she educates the family of caregivers how and when to give the medications. The nurse also determines if a home health aide is needed to help the family with bathing, bed-positioning, bed-changing and catheter care. He or she makes routine visits to monitor the patient’s care and educate the family on how to best organize their plan of care.

    Social Worker

    The social worker assesses the social, emotional and financial dynamics of the patient’s environment that includes the family and community as a whole. A phone call is made initially by the social worker to set the time for an assessment visit. On the first in-home visit, families are often helped to make the social and emotional transition from fighting for their loved one’s life to finding acceptance, and peace in the decision for their loved one to live in peace, dignity and symptom-free in the time left. Many times the physical symptoms toward death occur suddenly, this can be very difficult for the family. More often than not, the patient has an inner knowledge that it’s time to go home from the hospital and make peace with the life he or she has lived. The patient is usually more worried about getting his or her family the support necessary to ease this journey.

    Often a social worker helps the family organize how they will split the care-giving duties. She may help the family decide that an extra hand, for example a caregiver for a few hours a day is necessary, so that the wife can maintain her loving role as wife instead of become just the exhausted caregiver in the limited time she has left with her husband. The social worker can provide resources to find the right local caregiver. She can also help the family make plans on family work leave and figure out the right plan of care. This might entail calling the extended family and members from the faith-based community to help.

    The social worker has a wealth of resources to help provide the patient and family with end-of-life care counseling and planning. This hospice professional can help unlock distress that often arises around end of life and can provide solutions that might iron out some of the problems with family dynamics, communications and relations. There are instruments that she has to help a patient and family create an end-of-life plan, will, prepare the funeral plans and write your ethical will .

    Spiritual Care Counselor

    The non-denominational Spiritual Care Counselor will help answer some of the questions that often arise when facing the end of life through the prism of your faith-tradition be it Christian, Jewish, Buddhism, Islam, or self-religion. The Spiritual Care Counselor provides counseling that can help you access the kinds of rituals and prayer, holy book readings that can often bring comfort, peace and order the chaos. The Spiritual Care Counselor may reach out to clergy in the community such as the Rabbi, Priest, Mullah or Imam if requested. This hospice professional helps to answer the metaphysical and existential questions that arise, such as what will happen when I die? Where will I go? One often doesn’t think about these questions until entering hospice, and often the answers they held through their walk in life, suddenly don’t work anymore for the end-of-life walk.

    Volunteer

    The Volunteer is a friendly visitor who may come to sit with the patient to talk, to read a book, to play music, to do the laundry, to cook a meal, or just to relieve the family members for a couple of hours. The hospice volunteer goes through training, is TB tested and background checked. The volunteer is a smiling face, comforting voice, a warm listener trained with knowledge in end-of-life care. Sometimes the volunteer can be a pet therapist who brings a loving pet to the bedside to comfort. A volunteer might help record a life review interview or help write an ethical will. The vigil volunteer is specially trained to sit vigil with the patient and family at the end of life, to ensure no one dies alone, and that the family has the support, knowledge of someone who is an experienced guide into what often feels like unknown territory.

    Home Health Aide

    The Home Health Aide can help with tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, bed-positioning, and linen-changing. This is a trained healthcare professional that can be scheduled in the initial plan of care by the RN to come into the home to assist the family in healthcare needs. This assistance is especially important if you are living at home with your family and would like to maintain your privacy and dignity when it comes to personal hygiene.





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    Team Manager Home Care Job Details

    Overview: Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?
    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

    The Team Manager is the leader of the Patient Care whose function is to supervise, evaluate and coordinate the various component members of the interdisciplinary team.

    • Assures continuity of care for patients/families from admission to discharge or transfer to bereavement.
    • Serves as a patient advocate and coordinator for other social services and health-care providers in the community who are involved in the care of the team’s patients.
    • Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of patient records from intake through discharge or transfer to bereavement.
    • Acts as a resource and mentor for staff for clinical issues, documentation, team problem solving and appropriate customer service behavior.
    • Oversees staff and volunteer schedules, scheduling and territory assignments to assure that workload is distributed equitably and that all the staff are able to meet overall productivity expectations.

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program

    Qualifications:

    • Two (2) years successful supervisory experience or equivalent in a health care organization.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of primary medical and nursing care, with at least a working knowledge of oncologic nursing and palliative care.
    • Basic understanding of the interpersonal dynamics operative within the working relationships of an interdisciplinary health care team, and knowledge of the process of dying and bereavement.
    • Reliable transportation with appropriate license and insurance coverage for driver and passengers.

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Current and valid R.N. License to practice in the state where the VITAS program is located.

    Special Instructions to Candidates: EOE/AA
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