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What happens in the final days of life

The body begins its natural process of slowing down all its functions. How long this takes varies from person to person and may take hours or days. The dying person will feel weak and sleep a lot. When death is very near the dying person may have

  • Sleepiness and difficulty waking (semi conscious)
  • Difficulty swallowing or not wanting to eat or drink at all
  • Loss of control of bladder and bowel control
  • Restless movements (as though they are in pain)
  • Changes in breathing
  • Noisy breathing
  • Cold feet, hands, legs and arms
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Complete loss of consciousness

You can read about all these changes below.

It can be emotionally very difficult to watch someone go through these physical changes. But they are part of a natural dying process and don’t mean that the person is uncomfortable or in distress.

The doctors and nurses looking after the person during this time will check regularly for these changes. They will do all they can to make your relative or friend as comfortable as possible during their death. If you are looking after someone at home while they are dying, you should have support from a specialist community nurse, district nurses, and the GP. They can answer your questions and help to make home nursing easier for you.

People who are dying often sleep a lot and might not respond when you try to wake them. But this doesn’t mean they can’t hear you. Hearing may be one of the last senses to be lost. So it is important not to stop talking to them and comforting them. You can sit close to them and hold their hand. It is important not to say anything that you wouldn’t want them to hear. It’s also a good idea to tell them when you go into or leave their room.

There will come a time when the dying person won’t want to eat or drink anything. It is important not to try and force them to eat or drink. This will make them uncomfortable. If they are still awake you can give them small pieces of ice to suck or sips of fluid to keep their mouth moist. You can put lip balm on their lips to help stop them getting dry and sore.

If they really can’t take anything into their mouth, you can moisten their lips and mouth every 1 to 2 hours with lemon and glycerine swabs or water. Your GP or district nurse can get you the swabs.

The dying person might lose control of their bladder and bowel. This happens because the muscles in these areas relax and don’t work as they did. This can be distressing to see and you might worry that they may feel embarrassed. The nursing staff will do all they can to protect the bed and keep your relative or friend as clean and comfortable as possible.

If you are caring for someone at home, the district nurses and specialist nurses can arrange for you to have draw sheets or pads to protect the bed. They may also be able to arrange a laundry service for you, if necessary. As people become very close to death and are not eating or drinking, the amount of urine and stools they produce gets less and less.

Many people who are dying, and the people around them, worry that they will be in pain. Some people don’t have pain. But if a person is in pain, it can usually be well controlled and people can be kept very comfortable. The doctors and nurses looking after the dying person will do all they can.

Sometimes restlessness is a sign of being in pain. If the dying person can’t communicate very well and you think they are in pain, the most important thing is to tell their doctors and nurses. They will want your relative or friend to be pain free, so do talk to them. This will help them plan the best way of controlling the pain.

When someone is dying their breathing often changes. It might get noisy and irregular. There may be times when they stop breathing for a few seconds. This is called Cheyne Stoke (pronounced chain stoke) breathing. They may breathe with their mouth open and use their chest muscles to help them catch a breath.

It can help to raise the head of the bed with pillows or cushions. Just sitting with them, speaking gently, and holding their hand can be very reassuring for them. If someone is having difficulty breathing, a doctor or nurse might suggest giving a small dose of morphine, even if they are not otherwise in pain. Morphine can help to make breathing easier.

You may hear gurgling or rattling sounds as the dying person takes each breath. This is coming from their chest or the back of their throat. It is because there is a build up of mucus and saliva and they don’t have a strong enough cough reflex to cough it up. Raising their head and turning it to the side can help gravity to drain the secretions.

Sometimes a nurse or doctor can suck the fluid out through a thin tube put down into the person’s windpipe, but this is not usually needed. Hearing the gurgling sounds can be very upsetting, but they don’t usually seem to cause distress to the dying person.

The dying person’s face, hands, arms, feet and legs often become very cool to touch. Their skin might also become pale and look blotchy or mottled. This happens because there is less blood circulation to these parts of the body. Keep them warm with blankets but don’t use an electric blanket as this may become too uncomfortable. Thick socks can help to keep their feet warm. Don’t overheat the room as this can make it stuffy. Just keep it at a comfortable temperature.

You might hear your loved one say things that make no sense. They may not know what day it is or may not appear to know who you are. They may even say things that are totally out of character. For example, they may shout at you or physically push you away. This can be very hurtful and upsetting. But try to understand that they don’t mean it and are not aware that they are doing these things. It happens partly because of the chemical changes going on inside their body.

At the end of life, the chemical balance of the body becomes completely upset. The dying person then slips into unconsciousness. This is usually right towards the end, maybe only a few hours or days before death. Breathing becomes irregular and may become noisy. You won’t be able to wake them at all. Their breathing will stay irregular for some time and will stop at some point.

Emotional and spiritual changes

Everyone will feel different emotions when they are dying. A lot depends on

  • The type of person they are
  • Their age
  • How much support they have
  • Their religious and spiritual beliefs
  • The experiences they have had in life

Someone dying in their 20s is likely to feel very different to someone who is 80. If the person dying is leaving behind young children, they will have different worries from someone whose children are grown up and able to take care of themselves.

Before the final stages of death the dying person may talk about wanting to complete any unfinished business. This may mean

  • Sorting out any problems with personal relationships, or deciding not to
  • Visiting certain places
  • Buying gifts for people
  • Sorting out personal belongings and giving special things away to family and friends
  • Getting their will and financial business in order
  • Seeing a religious leader

As death gets closer they may begin to let go and seem more at peace with things. Others may become very anxious, fearful or angry. Some people may appear to withdraw even from the people they love and care about. But this doesn’t mean that they don’t care anymore. These events are all very normal and a natural part of dying.

Even if the physical body is ready to shut down, some people may resist death. They may still have issues they want to resolve or relationships they want to put right. It is important to understand these things. Let your loved one know you are there for them and will help them with any of these issues.

You are likely to feel some very strong emotions during the time your relative or friend is dying. You may feel that you want to try and change what is happening. Often all you can do is give them a lot of support and comfort during this difficult time. Allow them to share any memories or feelings they have. It is also important to reassure them that it is all right to let go and die whenever they are ready. Some people will hold on until they have heard these words from the people they love. So letting them go can be one of the most important and loving things you can do for them.

If you need some support when someone close to you is dying it may help to speak to

  • The doctor or nurses on the ward
  • A religious leader
  • A counsellor
  • Close friends and relatives

Try not to worry that you are going to do the wrong thing. Just being with your loved one and letting them know you love and care for them is the most important thing.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart – Hospice Eligibility #cape #may #motels

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Hospice Eligibility

A common misconception about hospice is that it is a service provided only to cancer patients. The fact is that we provide care to patients with any end stage diagnosis. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Metastatic Malignancies
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Stroke and/or Coma
  • AIDS
  • Neurological Diseases (Alzheimer s, Parkinson s, Dementia, etc.)
  • Lou Gehrig s Disease (ALS)
  • Failure of Multiple Organ Systems
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Debility and Decline

Is it true that you must have only six months to live to be eligible for the Medicare Hospice Benefit?
Another common, and unfortunate, misconception about hospice is that the use of hospice care somehow guarantees the patient has less than six months to live. Medicare defines the hospice standards that are used by Medicare hospice providers, Pennsylvania hospice providers and most private insurance companies. Medicare has provided the following explanation and clarification regarding the hospice benefit eligibility guidelines.

Generally speaking, the hospice benefit is intended primarily for use by patients whose prognosis is terminal, with six months or less life expectancy. [However], the Medicare program recognizes that terminal illnesses do not have entirely predictable courses.

Recognizing that prognoses can be unpredictable and may change, Medicare s benefit is not limited in terms of time. Hospice care is available as long as the patient s prognosis meets the law s six month test. This test is a general one based on the [attending] physician s and/or Medical Director s clinical judgment regarding the normal course of the individual s illness. Medicare recognizes that making medical prognostications of life expectancy is not always an exact science.

Under this philosophy, Medicare has specified a procedure for certification and periodic recertification of the patient s eligibility for care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This procedure provides two 90-day eligibility certification periods followed by an UNLIMITED number of 60-day eligibility certification periods. As long as the patient, in the judgment of the primary physician and hospice Medical Director, continues to meet the six month criteria during each certification period, the patient can continue to receive care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

When does hospice care become appropriate?
Hospice care becomes appropriate when an individual has a life-limiting illness or condition. The patient s primary physician and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Medical Director will work together to make this medical determination. The patient and family then determine whether the patient wishes to enter the hospice care program.

The following guidelines are used to assist the physician and hospice Medical Director in making a judgment regarding an individual s eligibility for hospice care.

The patient has a declining functional status as determined by either:

  • A Karnofsky Performance Status of 50% or less (The Karnofsky Performance Status is an evaluation that assesses a person s ability to function independently)
  • Dependence in 3 out of 6 Activities of Daily Living
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Frequent trips to the Emergency Room
  • Weight loss of 10% or more in the last 4 to 6 months
  • Serum Albumin less than 2.5 gm / dl (Albumin is a component of protein and makes up one half of plasma protein)
  • Patient and family have elected comfort care rather than curative treatment

Informal Hospice Eligibility Questionnaire
We have also prepared the following brief questionnaire that can help you determine whether hospice care is right for you or your loved one.

You or your loved one may be eligible for hospice care if you check 4 or more statements. However, your primary physician and our Medical Director will make the final decision regarding eligibility.

Please review the following statements as they apply to you or your loved one to see if hospice care may be appropriate.

  • I have started feeling more tired and weak
  • I experience shortness of breath, even when resting
  • I spend most of the day in bed or in a chair
  • I have noticed an increased weight loss in the past six months
  • I make frequent phone calls to my physician
  • I take medications to lessen physical pain
  • I have fallen several times in the past six months
  • I have made frequent trips to the emergency room in the past six months
  • I need help from others with important daily activities (bathing, dressing, eating, cooking, walking, getting out of bed)
  • My doctor has told me my life expectancy is limited

If you have checked 4 or more items on the questionnaire, you may want to begin your research into hospice care by seeking the opinion and advice of your (or the affected individual s) primary physician. If you do not have a primary physician, we will be happy to refer you to our Medical Director, who is a Doctor of Internal Medicine.

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Our Remembrance Walk is symbolic of the journey taken when someone we love dies. Anyone who has experienced grief will tell you some days all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. Please join us on October 1st at McDade Park and walk to remember. It is our hope that families and friends will walk together using the time to remember their loved ones and recognizing wherever they are on their journey through grief they will have someone beside them. Registration is easy! Just…

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Members of the Remembrance Walk Planning Committee are hard at work on the details of the event so participants will enjoy a fun, family-oriented day. Please join us on October 1st! Registration is simple, you can find the link with information about the walk and how to register on our homepage at www.hospicesacr edheart.org.

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(Posted on 2012-03-29 17:25:00 by )

You should feel very proud of yourselves – youth is so easily labelled negatively these days and you are working to redress that balance. Most young people are positive, helpful and dynamic and we don t hear enough about the kind of work you guys are doing. The experiencet will probably be one that wil stay with you for the rest of your lives. Excellent work and well done to all concerned.

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Good job, this defo looks like a pro web and good luck with the fund raising

(Posted on 2012-02-13 11:36:00 by )

Nice to see such a dedicated bunch of lads helping a worthy cause in their community. Keep up the good work! x

(Posted on 2012-02-11 23:32:00 by )

It s awesome to see youths in the community helping out with such a worthy cause!

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Great to see a group of young lads actively participating in attempting to improve their community. Very worthy and worthwhile project and I hope it goes well and is a success.

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I think that the work this hospice does is amazing and more people should be aware of this cause. keep it up.

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My Grandma was recently admitted to this hospice and they helped us out a lot. It s so nice to see them being appreciated!

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Very Well done boys, shown initiative and dedication to undergo a worthwhile campaign and create a superb website. Best of luck to you all.

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Very pleasing to see a group taking this seriously and putting in the effort. A credit to yourselves and your school

(Posted on 2012-02-09 09:47:00 by )

Fantastic web site. Very professional. I hope you get a lot of visitors – and good luck with your fund raising.

(Posted on 2012-02-09 09:08:00 by )

Fantastic. You seem like a really dedicated group of lads. Love the logo! Good luck with your efforts!

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Thankyou for this amazing, formal website, its helped a man of my self to open my 2 eyes. 10 out of 10 on the website, please keep this up!

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Good website and keep up the good work!
Nice to see young lads showing some initiative.

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Here you will find a selection of photos of the Hospice that we are helping, as well as our group photo. The picture in the banner above is also from the hospice.

Please enjoy these pictures as the gardens, interior and generally the whole Hospice has been maintained by volunteers.

John Taylor Hospice is found in Erdington. It is a hospice where patients come first. Not only do they care for patients in the hospice but they send support out to many families.

We have already begun to raise funds for this magnificent cause and we aim to do more for this Hospice. JTH is no longer supported by the NHS. It would be devastating for them to fall short of funds

We have set out to raise awareness about JTH and what it does, we hope to fundraise for refurbishments to JTH and also show that youth can contribute constructively to their communities on their own inititative.

Help the Hospice have teamed up with a local restaurant in Kingstanding to create a charity meal! The meal will take place on the 22nd of April, starting at 6:00 pm.

Also if there are any problems or if you cannot come on that day please email us to the same address.

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Virtual Reality (VR) in Healthcare in the U.S. (Markets for Surgery, Visualization, Rehabilitation and Training)

What are virtual reality technologies and how are they being used in healthcare today? What areas of healthcare are seeing the most use of these products? What is the expected market opportunity for companies entering the market for VR equipment? Who are the main players in the VR market and what moves are they making to grow market share? These are among the questions answered in Kalorama Information’s Virtual Reality in Healthcare in the U.S.

The use of virtual reality (VR) technologies in the U.S. healthcare industry has expanded tremendously due to extensive product development and the growing implementation of healthcare information technology (HIT) infrastructure. Virtual reality applications in the healthcare industry are associated with many leading areas of medical technology innovation including robot-assisted surgery, augmented reality (AR) surgery, computer-assisted surgery (CAS), image-guided surgery (IGS), surgical navigation, multi-modality image fusion, medical imaging 3D/4D reconstruction, pre-operative surgical planning, virtual colonoscopy, virtual surgical simulation, virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET), and VR physical rehabilitation and motor skills training. The clinical and enterprise benefits of healthcare VR technology are numerous and include improved patient outcomes, reduced medical errors, improved minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) technique, improved physician collaboration in diagnosis, and improved psychological and motor rehabilitation.

In Kalorama Information’s 2nd edition of Virtual Reality in Healthcare in the U.S. analyst Emil Salazar looks at the current and future market for commercialized VR technologies as divided on the basis of the four application areas:

  • Surgery, including surgical navigation, IGS, CAS, AR surgery, and robot-assisted surgery
  • Medical Data Visualization. including multi-modality image fusion, advanced 2D/3D/4D image reconstruction, and pre-operative planning and other advanced analytical software tools
  • Education and Training. including virtual surgical simulators and other simulators for medical patient procedures
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy. including immersive VR systems for pain management, behavioral therapy, psychological therapy, physical rehabilitation, and motor skills training

For each application area (market segment), the report details: current market size, past market sizes (2006-), growth factors and trends, and forecasts to 2015.

Additionally, this report contains a review of relevant U.S. regulation, market drivers, and market inhibitors as well as case studies for each application area and over twenty detailed company profiles for healthcare VR product manufacturers and developers. The information in Virtual Reality in U.S. Healthcare, 2nd ed. Is based on data from multiple industry associations, U.S. governmental healthcare data, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, medical journals, and trade journals.

Additional industry insights and data were obtained through interviews with executives in the healthcare VR product industry and healthcare VR technology researchers.

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Understanding Texas Divorce Laws

Thorough explanations from an experienced Conroe divorce attorney

Divorce law is state law, so each of the 50 states has its own wrinkles on the procedures for dissolving a marriage. Attorney Bradford L. Atkinson prides himself on keeping his clients informed, so they can make fully informed decisions at every stage of the legal process. To help you understand divorce law in Texas, Mr. Atkinson offers this brief discussion:

Texas residency requirement to petition for divorce

To file for divorce in Texas, one of the parties must have been a resident of the state for at least six months. The petitioner must file the complaint in the district court of the county where either party resides. District Court 9 in Montgomery County is the proper court for divorce in Conroe and The Woodlands. You should choose a family lawyer familiar with the court where you must file.

Grounds for divorce in Texas

Texas will grant a divorce on a no-fault basis, if both parties agree. In a no-fault divorce, the parties state under oath that their marriage has become unsupportable because of irreconcilable differences. If the parties cannot agree and the divorce goes to trial, the grounds are whatever the petitioner pleaded in the complaint and can prove to the judge. Grounds for divorce in Texas include:

  • Cruelty — The petitioner alleges that the respondent is guilty of cruel treatment to such a degree that living together is no longer an option.
  • Adultery — The mere suspicion of adultery is not sufficient to secure a divorce. The court requires proof through direct or circumstantial evidence. Generally, evidence that a spouse had both the proclivity and opportunity to commit adultery will satisfy the court. This evidence can include emails and text messages to a third party expressing a desire for sexual intimacy, and photographic evidence or testimony that the two were together at a venue, such as a hotel, that would permit an adulterous act to take place.
  • Conviction of a felony — The court may grant a divorce if a spouse was convicted of a felony and has been imprisoned for a least a year, but only if the incarcerated spouse was not convicted on the testimony of the petitioning spouse.
  • Abandonment — This occurs when the respondent spouse leaves the petitioner with the clear intent of abandoning the marriage and remains away for one year.
  • Living separately — Though Texas does not recognize legal separation, the court may grant a divorce if spouses have lived apart without cohabitation for at least three years.
  • Confinement in a mental institution — This is grounds for divorce when the respondent spouse has been confined for at least three years, and the prognosis makes recovery unlikely.

Required or voluntary arbitration and mediation of divorce in Texas

If the court does not believe that parties to a no-fault divorce have irreconcilable differences, the judge may postpone the divorce proceedings and order mediation or counseling. The court may also act on its own motion or accept an agreement between spouses to employ arbitration or mediation to reach agreement on aspects of a couple s divorce, including child support . child visitation . property division and spousal maintenance .

Contact an experienced Texas attorney for divorce in Conroe and The Woodlands

Bradford L. Atkinson offers reliable advice and skilled advocacy in Texas divorces. To schedule an initial consultation. call 936-230-5462 or contact his office online .

What Are the Benefits of Water on Liver Detoxification? #detoxification #of #alcohol


What Are the Benefits of Water on Liver Detoxification?

by CHRISTINE GARVIN Last Updated: Oct 09, 2015

Christine Garvin is a certified nutrition educator and holds a Master of Arts in holistic health education. She is co-editor of Brave New Traveler and founder/editor of Living Holistically. with a sense of humor. When she is not out traveling the world, she is busy writing, doing yoga and performing hip-hop and bhangra.

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Water makes up a large part of the body, and is essential for your survival. It makes sense, then, that drinking a lot of water is important during liver detoxification. Water flushes the liver tissues, aiding in removing toxins, and also assists the kidneys during a liver detox, so the liver can focus on its own cleansing. Adding lemon to water also helps in the detoxification process, stimulating bile to remove toxins.

Consult your doctor before beginning any detoxification program.

Flushes Liver Tissues

One of the main benefits of water for the liver is that it flushes out the tissues of the liver. Although research has shown that herbs, such as milk thistle, can improve liver function, it is water that flushes toxins out of the liver to be removed via the skin and bowels, the Mayo Clinic reports. Linda Page, author of Healthy Healings Detoxification: Programs to Cleanse, Purify and Renew, recommends drinking eight glasses of water a day to fully clear toxins from the body. Consult your doctor before using any herbal remedy to self-treat any condition.

Assists Kidneys During Liver Detox

Another benefit of drinking water for the liver is that it allows kidneys to filter properly. The kidneys and liver are intimately connected, and, Ann Louise Gittleman writes in her book Living Beauty Detox Program, adequate water assists the kidneys in filtering waste products so that the liver can focus on metabolizing its own waste. Gittleman recommends drinking more than eight glasses of water to help the kidneys take care of their functions.

Lemon in Water Increases Detoxification

Adding lemon to water first thing in the morning may help with liver detoxification. Besides containing vitamin C and other antioxidants, Dr. Liliana Stadler Mitrea writes in Natural Medicine Mosaic, lemon juice in water stimulates gall bladder contractions. These contractions allow bile from the liver, which accumulated toxins overnight, to flow to the duodenum, in the small intestine, and from there out of the body.

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The Palliative Performance Scale

The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) is a valid, reliable functional assessment tool developed by Victoria Hospice that is based on the Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS ) [3] and is incorporated into the collaborative care plans in the Palliative Care Integration Project that began in Kingston. This tool provides a framework for measuring progressive decline in palliative patients.

In the PPS[4]. physical performance is measured in 10% decremental levels from fully ambulatory and healthy (100%) to death (0%). These levels are further differentiated by five observable parameters:

the degree of ambulation

ability to do activities/extent of disease

ability to do self care

level of consciousness

“Stronger” performance indicators are located on the left, and “softer” ones on the right. In determining the patient’s PPS then, we would first find the level that fits with the patient’s ambulation level. From that we would work across the scale keeping in mind that the leftward indicators have more value than those on the right. We can not choose between levels (e.g. 45%). Simply make your best assessment to determine the PPS.

PPS Stages

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The Nathan Adelson Hospice

Dennis S.

over a year ago

Dear Staff at the Nathan Adelson Hospice,

Many people do not like talking about this everyday occurrance, which happens to all of us. Yes, I am talking about death. We are all destined to die which is just part of life. Why not make it as comfortable as you possibly can for a loved one. That is exactly what Nathan Adelson Hospice has done for my mom. The staff at Nathan Adelson Hospice showed so much love, care, dignity and respect towards my mom, just as though she was part of their own family. The staff even cried when they found out she died on my birthday, which was on 1 January 1213.

The care and love the staff have for people who need comfort is a blessing and a gift from God, and their gift really shines through. Thank You all. Dennis

over a year ago

Not a Angel I had to take my wife to Nathan Adelson because of here pain she was having due to cancer. I had head so many good things about this facility; I was convinced that it would be good place for here to receive effective pain management treated with dignity.

Upon my first visit after spending a good portion of the night with her. My wife was very upset; I ask what was the matter. She said that the doctor and staff was very mean to here. Knowing her, I know that she was of a good mind. After going through all the pain of her Cancer needless to say I was very upset. I went and spoke to the head RN and complained. Two day later she passed away.

She was not treated with dignity or respect. wail at this facility. I am so sorry I took here there.

Na Mele Ohana

over a year ago

Angels Aloha,

Kealoha and I are full time providers for my father 24-7, we have been blessed having this opportunity to care for him. Dr. Toppo inquired about fathers care while in the hospital (outside) being that he is a heart patient, his body is too weak. He was having mini strokes with too much activity.(PT). Seeing how worn out we were and that dads health was declining, Dr. Toppo asked What is our Goal for Dad? replied that he remain comfortable. The transferring from bed to wheel chair to automobile was a great strain for all 3 of us. Hospice has come in since and so lovingly has cared for father everyday. It is heartwarming to see others care for father. I wish I could do more for those caring for him. the nurses after hours counciling me and making me comfortable in decisions needing to be made. remarkable. I salute, Dr. Toppo, CNA’s, RN’s Social Workers, and TEAM HOSPICE. You helped in ways that cannot be all mentioned. The program at Swenson is another added treat for Kealoha and I, we can go see a brother that has been diagnosed with Cancer and not be too concerned about fathers care. Thank you! Mahalo Nui Loa!


over a year ago

compassion and caring I will always remember the kindness and the care that was given to both my husband and I. My husband lived his last week of life at adelson hospice, and without even knowing the facility i chose adelson. its a decision i will never regret.To know that you will someday lose the love of your life is not easy, and i am so grateful for everthing the nurses did for him, me and my family .I never wanted hospice as an option but sometimes we forget about the ones who are sick and only think of own selfish reasons. my husband was painfree. I would not of had it any other way. Thank You So Much.

patient Kenneth Mark Franco

What in the World Is Roxanol? #st #lukes #hospice #sheffield

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Morphine sulfate is the gold standard in the treatment of pain and shortness of breath in end-of-life care. It’s a valuable tool for symptom management in the hospice setting.

So what is it? Well, let’s start with the basics of morphine. Morphine is a drug that hospice nurses are well-versed in, and it’s a safe and effective medication when given in appropriate doses. The doses should be administered at prescribed intervals, and increased slowly to address escalating pain. The medication can only be given by order of a primary care physician or the hospice medical director.

What is Roxanol?

Morphine sulfate. known under the brand name Roxanol. is a short-acting. immediate release, morphine in liquid form. It’s used in the hospice emergency kit and allows for pain to be more rapidly addressed in a crisis. Some patients shy away from using morphine (and other opioid medications) because of a preconceived notion that it does more harm than good; that addiction is imminent. Here are some facts about morphine sulfate, and how it can help hospice patients during their end-of-life care:

Administration: Morphine sulfate is available in tablet form. Roxanol is always a liquid form of immediate release morphine, used when the patient has difficulty swallowing.

Time. Onset is rapid so symptoms are managed more quickly. It can also be used in conjunction with a long-acting pain medication, MS Contin for example, to address any breakthrough pain that occurs between doses of a long-acting pain medication.

Dependency: It’s important to remember a patient may become dependent on medication for pain relief but dependence is not synonymous with addiction. A person can be dependent on Tylenol to relieve a headache but they are not addicted to the Tylenol and do not take it compulsively in the absence of a headache. A person in pain will rarely compulsively seek pain medication in the absence of pain.

Safety: Overdose with use of Roxanol should not be a concern when used exactly as prescribed by the physician. Morphine sulfate, in both its long-acting and immediate-acting forms, is a safe and effective medication in the management of pain. The hospice nurse will educate the patient and family regarding the correct dose, how frequently to give the medication, and the correct technique for safe administration. Remember: the hospice nurse partners with the patient, family and under the direction of the physician in providing safe and effective pain management.

If you have questions about the use of Roxanol or about the care of hospice patients. please visit our hospice care tips and guides section to learn more. You can also give us a call at 888-564-3405.

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About Us

Situated in Cape Town and Johannesburg, The Animation School offers a three-year full time Animation Diploma. Since its launch in 2000, the school has established itself as the leading specialist animation training institution in South Africa. Its students consistently win top honors at various award ceremonies and its graduates have been employed by leading studios.

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Top Award Winners

Students and graduates of the The Animation School have won numerous prestigious local and international awards validating the quality of animation training offered by the school. Our numerous accolades include Vuka Awards, NTVA Stone Awards, Gold World Medals at The New York Festivals 2011 and an Emmy.

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The Animation School has once again proved that we have the WINNING spirit!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! The New York Festivals 2015 announced from the Gala Show in Las Vegas

Why The Animation School

Learn Digital Drawing

The animation schoolDIGITAL CANVAS ACADEMY offers classes for scholars from Grade 8 and any avid artist inspired to start a journey in Digital Art. Classes for scholars are held during school holidays. The Digital Canvas Academy prepares scholars with digital drawing skills, with the aim to best prepare candidates going into the field of digital animation. Please click below to learn more about applying.


The Animation School is South Africa’s leading provider of higher education in the field of animation as we consistently produce award-winning graduates who are employed by top companies locally and abroad. Our dynamic team are committed to promoting student success by offering a high quality, vocationally orientated learning experience that integrates technology and innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in animation, our three-year diploma in digital animation will provide you with the very best animation training in South Africa.

Our Mission

We collaborate closely with our industry to develop a pool of creative talent with the knowledge, technological skills and motivation to be highly competitive in the field of animation worldwide. Our focus on student success is promoted through a culture of respect, integrity and professionalism within a creative and technologically supported learning environment.

The Beach Motel, Trearddur, UK #find #a #hospice

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The Beach Motel

Just 300 m from the award-winning sandy beach of Trearddur Bay, The Beach Motel features local, handmade oak furniture in each room and a spa bath in each private bathroom. Holyhead’s town centre and port are just a 5-minute drive away, as well

Just 300 m from the award-winning sandy beach of Trearddur Bay, The Beach Motel features local, handmade oak furniture in each room and a spa bath in each private bathroom. Holyhead’s town centre and port are just a 5-minute drive away, as well as the scenic Anglesey Coastal Path.

Ferry services travel from Holyhead Port to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire in Ireland. South Stack’s lighthouse is 10 minutes’ drive away, and the surrounding South Stack Cliffs are home to a range of seabirds, including puffins. Anglesey’s motor racing circuit is 30 minutes’ drive from the motel.

With a flat-screen TV and free wired internet access, all simply decorated rooms at The Beach Motel also have tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.

Full English breakfasts can be pre-ordered at the motel and are served in the adjoining London Road Inn.

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Vision – Mission Statement – The Hub Hospice #cheap #rates #on #hotels

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Vision Mission Statement


Hub Hospice envisions a compassionate community where people with life threatening illness are supported if they wish to remain in their own homes, and to achieve their personal goals to the extent possible. In such a community, support is also offered to the family and other caregivers of the client. It is important to us that every life is lived in dignity, respect and comfort and that people do not feel alone.

Hub Hospice hopes for a greater understanding of death and dying throughout the community and that the importance of advanced care planning is understood, so that each individual’s wishes for end-of-life care are clearly known to his or her caregivers.

Mission Statement

Through Hub Hospice, professional staff offer information and referral, assisting clients to make informed choices about their care. Trained volunteers provide compassionate listening and companionship to clients and families at home, wherever they consider their home to be. Clients are supported to live life fully for as long as possible. This goal is facilitated by meeting each client where he or she is on their own life path. The way forward is directed by the client and focusses on compassionate listening, emotional support and the sharing of information during regular visits. These visits may provide the caregivers with the opportunity to rest or to undertake activities outside the home.

Bereavement support is provided to Hub Hospice clients as they experience different kinds of loss in their life. And it is offered to the family or caregivers who are also experiencing loss, both before and after the death of a loved one. Regular group discussions for bereavement support are also being made available by Hub Hospice to members of the community. This support is provided to residents of Mississippi Mills and North Lanark. Our work is informed by the available research, national palliative care standards and other recognized sources. All services are confidential and free of charge.

The Big Texan Steak Ranch #last #minute #hotel #booking

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The Horse Hotel

Exit I-40, park your truck trailer, unload your horses, have dinner, go to your motel room all without leaving the property!

Now the horsemen and horsewomen who visit the Big Texan Steak Ranch and Motel can relax knowing that their equine friends have the opportunity to stretch their legs in a safe, secure and well maintained environment.

・20 Texas Size Stalls 12 X 12 (Sand or Dirt)
・60 Round Pen
・4 Gated Runs Complimentary During Day
・Secondary 6 foot Perimeter Chain Link Fence.
・Our facilities feature WW Brand stalls with your choice of sand or dirt flooring. All areas are well illuminated.

The entire area is fenced with chain-link and each stall can be locked. There is a 60-foot round-pen and gated runs that are available free of charge while you dine at the Big Texan.

Attendants are on duty around-the-clock to accommodate your travel schedule, and allow you to check-in at your convenience. Our Horse Hotel has individual lockable stall gates plus chain-link perimeter fencing. A 60-foot round pen and gated runs can be used fr free for 2 hours during the daytime. Less expensive stalls available in Amarillo, but none are better maintained or more convenient.

Your horse’s health and safety are important to us. Coggins papers are a must!

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The Present Value of the Tax Shield (PVTS) for FCF in Perpetuity


The Present Value of the Tax Shield (PVTS) for FCF in Perpetuity With Growth

Duke University – Duke Center for International Development in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Date Written: December 2002


The discount rate for the tax shield depends on the risk of the tax shield. If the tax shield is risk-free, then the appropriate discount rate for the tax shield is the risk-free rate rf. If the debt is risky, then we must make the distinction between the contractual return and the expected return on the debt.

In this paper, using a simple numerical example, we illustrate the calculation of the present value of the tax shield (PVTS) for a free cash flow (FCF) in perpetuity with a constant growth rate g. We assume that the tax shield is risk-free and the debt is risky. Most importantly, we model explicitly the risk of the tax shield and the debt with a stochastic process.

In addition, the net incomes for the unlevered and levered firms are not equal to the corresponding cash flows for the unlevered and levered firms. Consequently, the discount rates for the taxes paid by the unlevered and levered firms are not equal to the return to unlevered equity Ku and the return to levered equity Ke, respectively. Without a specific stochastic process, it would not be possible to calculate the discount rates for the taxes paid by the unlevered and levered firms.

Keywords: Present value of the tax shield, risk neutral valuation

JEL Classification: D61, G31, H43

Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation

Tham, Joseph, The Present Value of the Tax Shield (PVTS) for FCF in Perpetuity With Growth (December 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=360080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.360080

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Hospice of The Valleys for Palliative Care in South Wales UK #paris

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Welcome to Hospice of the Valleys

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our web site – I hope you will find it informative and useful. We have tried to provide all the information you will require whether you are a patient or carer, professional, volunteer or someone keen to raise funds for the Hospice.

Sue Kent
Chairman of Trustees

Parc Bryn Bach 6mile Road Race

Sunday 24th April 2016 at 10:30 at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar in aid of the Hospice.

Click the image to download an entry form (PDF)

To enter on line please follow this link

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Close at Heart, Close to Home

Hospice of the Valleys is THE Blaenau Gwent Hospice, caring for over 500 patients every year, with a team of specialist palliative care professionals dedicated to providing hospice care; taking care not only of people`s physical needs, but also providing for their emotional, spiritual and social needs; helping them to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be and the highest value is put on respect, choice and quality of life.

We have a range of different services and are able to offer intensive, coordinated home support for patients with complex needs who wish to stay in their own home, including specialist nurse advice which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our dedicated multi-disciplinary Hospice team includes a consultant in palliative medicine, specialist palliative care nurses, specialist social workers, specialist physiotherapist, welfare rights officers, complementary therapists and a chaplain. Patients tell us that the Hospice of the Valleys is an invaluable source of compassion, support and advice at a difficult time in their life.

Hospice of the Valleys has a recognised and proud tradition of excellence in the care it provides, free of charge, to the people of the Borough and in 2012 we celebrated the charity`s 21st Anniversary of providing this care in Blaenau Gwent. In return, the community gives us the most outstanding support for which we are all extremely grateful. There can be no doubt that without this support the Hospice wouldn`t be able to help so many.

Hospice of the Valleys is a registered charity.
All our services are completely free of charge to patients, families and carers

The Blaenau Gwent Hospice

Hospice of the Valleys serves the people of Blaenau Gwent. It is a specialist service, availiable 24hrs a day all year round and is completely FREE for patients and their families.

This is only possible thanks to the generosity of the people in Blaenau Gwent and every 1 raised by them for the Hospice is spent in our local communities, providing the best care when needed most.

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    Role of the Hospice Social Worker: Providing Presence #what #is #palliative #care

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    Role of the Hospice Social Worker: Providing Presence

    I believe it can be a bit of a challenge to understand what hospice care is, and further, to understand the role of each hospice staff member. I have been a hospice social worker for almost five years, and in my experience, one of the roles of the social worker is to be a calming presence for the patient and family.

    This is not a role unique to the social worker, by any means. Nurses, aides, spiritual counselors, volunteers, and others all provide this role of “presence” to the patient and the family. And being with or being present to the family can be a great challenge to us all, especially in a society that is most often all about “doing” and “fixing.”

    I thought I might share with you a story about a time when I quite unexpectedly had the opportunity to practice presence. I had arrived at a family’s home with the expressed request and plan to work with the patient’s spouse on completing FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) documentation for her employer.

    When I arrived, the spouse and her daughter said that the patient was declining rapidly and speaking very little. Also, they said his breathing had changed. The patient seemed to be gasping for breath, and they were uncertain about what they should do. At the request of the patient’s spouse, I entered the patient’s room. He appeared to be struggling to breathe, and his breathing sounded like gurgling. It had been some time since I had been present in the room while someone was actively dying, but I was fairly certain that was what was happening. The wife and daughter were very anxious, so I encouraged them to call the RN.

    The RN recommended they locate the oxygen concentrator, to provide the patient with some oxygen, and said she would arrive soon. While his spouse and daughter went looking for the concentrator, I remained in the room with the patient, my hand gently laid on his arm. Even in the short space of time they were looking for the concentrator, the patient’s breathing changed again. The spaces between his inhales became fewer and farther between, his breath slowing dramatically.

    When his wife and daughter returned to the room, I told them that my experience suggested that the patient was taking his last few breaths, and perhaps it would be more important for them to simply hold him and talk to him gently, tell them they loved him, and that they would be alright. The family gathered around him and held and spoke with him while I remained in the background of the room as the patient peacefully and quietly died. It was a powerful moment for the family as well as for me, being in the room with the patient as he let go of life. I felt grateful and honored to be a part of his death.

    There was nothing for me “to do” in this instance. My role was merely to be a presence for the patient and the family at the time. We social workers often find ourselves in this role, and it includes being attuned to the needs of the people in the moment we are there and practicing good listening skills, hearing not just what is said, but what is not said, noting what is happening in the moment as well as what is not happening. And, often there are no obvious rewards. After her husband’s death, the wife thanked me for my presence and witnessing of her husband’s death.

    I look forward to sharing more social work stories with you in the future.

    By Carol Miller, Hospice Social Worker

    NIHSeniorHealth: End of Life – Preparing For The End of Life #hotel

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    Preparing For The End of Life

    Few of us are comfortable talking about death, whether our own or a loved one’s. It is a scary, even taboo, subject for many. The end of a life, no matter how long and well lived, can bring with it a sense of loss and sadness. It can also be a reminder of our own mortality, so we may avoid even thinking about death.

    This is normal — but death is normal, too. All of us will face it at some point.

    Defining the End of Life

    The end of life and how people die has changed a great deal in the past century. Thanks in large part to advances in public health, medicine, and health care, most Americans no longer die suddenly from injury or infection. Instead, we live longer and, more often than not, die after a period of chronic illness.

    As a result, it is hard to know when the dying process begins. Some people pass quickly, while others recover from severe illness several times before death. Even people who are the same age and sex, with the same disease and state of health, are unlikely to reach the end of life at the same time.

    We often rely on health care providers to tell us when the end of life is near. But even the most experienced health care provider may find it hard to predict when someone will die. An expert may say the end is within weeks or months, but the dying person slips away much sooner or survives for a year or more.

    Preferences for the End of Life

    Because the end of life is hard to predict, it is best to plan ahead. You might want to start by asking yourself or a loved one, “What is the best way to plan for the end of life?”

    The answer will differ from person to person. Some people want to spend their final days at home, surrounded by family and friends. Others may prefer to be alone, or to be in a hospital receiving treatments for an illness until the very end.

    The answer may also change over time — the person who wanted everything possible done to prolong life may decide to change focus to comfort. Someone else who originally declined treatment may agree to an experimental therapy that may benefit future patients with the same condition.

    No matter how a person chooses to approach the end of their life, there are some common hopes — nearly everyone says they do not want to die in pain or to lose their dignity. Planning for end-of-life care, also known as advance care planning, can help ensure such hopes are fulfilled. To learn more about advance care planning, see Planning for Care.

    What Is End-of-Life Care?

    End-of-life care is the broad term used to describe the special support and attention given during the period leading up to death, when the goals of care focus on comfort and quality of life.

    Hospice Care

    One of the ways end-of-life care is provided is through hospice. Hospice, as defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a program of care and support for a dying person whose doctor and a hospice medical director certify has less than six months to live.

    The focus of hospice is on comfort, not cure. Currently, patients must be willing to give up curative treatments to receive Medicare coverage for hospice care. (Medicare continues to pay for any covered health problems that are unrelated to the dying person’s terminal illness.)

    Palliative Care

    Unlike hospice care, you do not have to be dying or give up curative treatments to receive palliative care. The term “palliative care” is sometimes mistakenly used to mean end-of-life care, but palliative care is a treatment available to anyone of any age who is suffering from the discomforts, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness.

    Palliative care is used effectively to provide relief from many chronic conditions and their treatments, too. Older persons who are living with one or more chronic illnesses may benefit from palliative care long before they need end-of-life or hospice care. Unlike hospice care, palliative care may be used for as long as necessary.

    To learn more about hospice care, palliative care, and other types of end-of-life care, see Types of Care.

    Questions To Ask As the End of Life Approaches

    Regardless of a person’s choices for treatment and care at the end of life, it is important to maintain the quality of a dying person’s life. To better understand the care options available for someone who is approaching death, you may wish to ask the dying person’s health care provider the following questions.

    1. Since the illness is worsening, what will happen next?
    2. Why are you suggesting this test or treatment?
    3. Will the treatment bring physical comfort?
    4. Will the treatment speed up or slow down the dying process?
    5. What can we expect to happen in the coming days or weeks?
    6. If I or my loved one take this treatment or participate in this clinical trial, will it benefit others in the future?

    Additional Care Needs

    People at the end of life usually need additional care in several areas, including for physical symptoms, emotional and spiritual issues, and practical concerns. Other sections of this health care topic address how to help make sure these needs are met.

    Hospice of the Bluegrass Volunteer Opportunities #ascot #motel

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    Mission Statement

    To provide the highest quality of interdisciplinary care to all terminally ill patients, the bereaved, and their families. To educate professionals in the philosophy and art of hospice care so that dying patients, their families, and hospice will have an adequate supply of knowledgeable professionals wherever they are.To build a community through education and information that can support patients/families as each person encounters one who needs support. To provide donors the privilage to help others through their gifts to hospice. To create a climate where all staff can do their work.


    Hospice of the Bluegrass is a non-profit organization which provides support and care for persons in the last phase of an incurable illness. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental, physical and spiritual preperation for death that is satisfactory to them. Hospice care usually takes place in the home, but may may also be provided in a nursing home, hospital, and the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital. Patients receive skilled, multidisciplinary care. The interdisciplinary team consists of the patient’s doctor, a registered nurse, social worker, chaplain, bereavement counselor, home care aid and volunteers. Hospice of the Bluegrass serves 23 counties and is a member of the National Hospice Organization. Hospice of the Bluegrass is certified by medicare and medicaid as well as being licensed by the State of Kentucky.


    Hospice of The Bluegrass Hazard, KY 41701 #ocean #city #md #motels

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    Hours: Do you know the hours for this business? General Info: About Hospice of the Bluegrass Hospice of the Bluegrass is a private non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The program is a member of the National Hospice Organization, is certified by Medicare and Medicaid, is licensed by the State of Kentucky and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Hospice of the Bluegrass serves more than 1, 000 patients daily in 32 central, southeastern and northern Kentucky counties. Hospice Affirms Life The program exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phase of an incurable disease so that they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Dying is recognized as a normal process, and death is neither hastened nor postponed. Hospice, which is not a place but a concept of care, exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. The team includes professionals from several disciplines as well as the patient and family. The patient, along with the family, are in charge of treatment decisions. The patient’s own physician works with the Hospice team and remains in involved in care. The Hospice nurse performs an evaluation, carefully assessing medical problems. The nurse makes regular home visits and teaches the family how best to care for the patient. A nurse is always on-call to answer questions or provide nursing care. The social worker assesses the patient and/or family’s need for counseling, social services, and/or financial assistance. The chaplain provides spiritual care, but does not replace the family’s own minister or priest. If needed, Hospice augments the team with a certified nursing assistant, who can provide personal care, a trained volunteer and in some cases, lawyers, dentists, speech, physical, and occupational therapists or other professionals to provide additional services and counseling. A bereavement counselor provides support for family members and friends during the patient’s illness and for a year following the death. Click here to learn more about admission criteria and our service area. Sponsored Links

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    When is the right time to call hospice care? Hospice-Care #cheap #luxury

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    When is the right time to call hospice care?

    Hospice care can help ease the end-of-life transition for your loved one. Many people wait to call hospice until the final days, but that might not be the best option.

    Calling Hospice Care: When is the Right Time?

    Making the decision to call hospice care for your loved one can be heartbreaking. But in giving your loved one the best end-of-life care possible, hospice is a very good choice. How do you know when it’s time?

    What is Hospice Care?

    Hospice care is designed to provide medical care, comfort, and compassion during a person’s last days. When all potential treatments have been exhausted and a person decides it is time to let nature take its course, hospice care provides pain management and emotional support. It also offers bereavement counseling for those who are left behind.

    Why Hospice Care Matters

    Hospice care vows to neither prolong nor hasten death. Hospice workers strive to provide the utmost dignity for a person while allowing death to occur naturally. Hospice support can ease the physical end-of-life transition, but it can also provide the immense relief that peace of mind can bring.

    Hospice patients can know that their loved ones are not alone in their struggle to accept death and grieve the loss. That simple yet vital knowledge can make their last days much easier.

    Is it Time to Call for Hospice Care?

    Each person’s final months and days are unique to that individual. Therefore, setting a certain time frame on how long hospice care will be needed can be a difficult decision. The best way to clarify the situation is to sit down with a hospice professional as soon as a terminal illness or serious medical situation is diagnosed, and discuss what to expect in the near future.

    When a patient has decided to forgo any medical treatment or search for a cure, they are probably ready for hospice care. It is important to contact hospice before pain management becomes an issue. Most insurance companies pay for hospice care during the last six months of life. Some might find hospice useful for that entire period of time, while others might prefer to wait until they are closer to the end of their life.

    Hospice is Not Just for Patients

    Though hospice care focuses on making the last weeks and days comfortable for patients, it is also a great relief to their loved ones. End-of-life decisions are always hard, but hospice workers are trained to help family and friends let go in a peaceful, loving atmosphere.

    Hospice support continues for surviving family members after a patient’s death. Hospice care can include supportive discussions, visits, phone calls, and even provide help with funeral arrangements.

    When It’s Time.

    Choosing hospice is a very personal decision. Keep the lines of communication open with your loved one, and when they mention it might be time to consider hospice, take them at their word and make the call–and then trust the highly trained and compassionate hospice workers to help you with whatever comes next.

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    Hospice Marketing – Are You Tapping The Target Who Can Dramatically Grow

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    Hospice Marketing Are You Tapping The Target Who Can Dramatically Grow Your Census?

    When it comes to hospice marketing. Most hospices focus almost exclusively on marketing to medical providers. Makes sense right? After all they have the power to refer. But doing so ignores a powerful demographic. One that has the need, the ability, the drive and the opportunity to refer to your hospice. She is the in home gatekeeper and she should be a key focus for your hospice.

    We know the struggles with consumers thinking all hospices are the same; we know the struggles of ‘the list’ given to patients by case managers. But I can tell you from 20 years of ROI studies of our hospice gatekeeper direct strategies consumers have power and they will motivate their physician to refer and they will demand the hospice partner of their choice. To the point of dramatic census growth, averaging 60 percent with our partners.

    We have several case studie s but here is one that is a great example of the power of targeting the in home gatekeeper. We partnered with a hospice that had only three provider liaisons working out of three locations at the time. They decided to expand their service area throughout the entire state. Expansion came without the power of acquisition, meaning no relationships, no existing patients. And no additional provider liaisons. Since relationships with physicians and other medical providers take a while to build, we took our story directly to the in home gatekeeper. We created an intense gatekeeper direct strategy involving social media, web, traditional marketing, advertising and recreating conversations we knew would resonate deeply with her. We used specific strategies to lower her psychological purchase price of hospice care and to build a connect between her and our hospice partner. Their census grew 300% taking them from three locations to 35 and positioning them as the largest hospice provider in their state.

    We continue to see significantly more individuals benefiting from hospice when a sound gatekeeper direct focus works in tandem with building supportive and educational relationships with providers. So for most hospices what seems to be missing in their efforts to connect to this powerful referral source?

    Though many hospices’ messaging begins to speak to the gatekeeper (Web, Facebook, brochures, advertising), they often are focused more on listing services, explaining what she doesn’t know about hospice, debunking hospice myths, or talking about their hospice and sharing testimonials. Rather than connecting to this powerful decision maker in real and profound ways that resonate with her. This takes understanding this gatekeeper better than they understand themselves. We’ve spent two decades gathering intensive data on what will drive her action to choose a certain hospice. If your hospice wants to care for more individuals and be able to provide the full benefit of hospice sooner, then look to the in home gatekeeper; she can be your hospice’s best friend.

    Consider re-inventing your conversations with her. Truly examine how you are communicating with her. Then build strategies and messages based on intensive research that tell your hospice’s story like it has never been told before, in a way she will find hard to ignore. Then give these messages the power to be heard.

    Anoroc hospice marketing is the leading expert on the in home hospice gatekeeper. Anoroc can review your hospice marketing communications strategies to help ensure your messaging is on target.

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    How your gift will make a difference.

    Every day of every year the teams in the Mary Potter Hospice and Calvary Cancer Services are dedicated to meeting the needs of the patients and families who come into their care. From supporting patients with cancer through to end of life care for terminally ill patients and their families – your gift to The Mary Potter Foundation ensures that – we can continue to care for all.

    There are constant needs which can only be met through your support – from medical care, pastoral care, counselling and support programs, to vital equipment and upgrades to facilities.

    • Each year the Mary Potter Hospice requires up to $700,000 to meet the needs of the patients and families who come into their care.
    • Each year there are ongoing needs for new equipment and upgrades to facilities.
    • Each year the RESTORE program requires up to $50,000 to support people with cancer.
    • Each year funding is required to run support programs – Fra Angelico Art, Biography and Treasure Boxes.


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    Hospice Worker: The Real Poop #last #minute #deals #hotels

    #hospice work


    Hospice Worker

    The Real Poop

    Look, over there. Floating above that hospital bed. Isn’t that Mrs. Johnson’s mother? Wait, she’s not gone yet. Maybe she just went on a trial run to the great beyond, since she’s not going to be with us for too much longer. If we hang around for a day or two, we might really get to see dead people. There’s just something calming about someone (not us, of course) getting ready to hop aboard with The Boatman. getting ready to cross the old River Styx.

    Really, you might think of this old woman’s transition, the one from life to death, as the ultimate escape. maybe the best vacation of her life. For her family, not so much. Mrs. Johnson is pretty broken up, but she’s happy the hospice nurses have kept her mother comfortable and pain free. This palliative care, as they call it, includes some pretty powerful pain medication. Tania, the hospice social worker, has been a big help, too. She’s outside in the sitting room, trying to give the family some privacy. However, they know she’s nearby if they get into emotional overload. and when Mrs. Johnson’s mom decides to make her final exit stage left.

    Before we delve any further into a hospice social worker career, let’s clarify that this job is completely different than a hospice worker/health care aide position. A hospice social worker position involves years of social work education and professional experience; whereas a hospice worker/health care aide is generally an entry-level, medically based position.

    So… hospice social workers. We have seen that this caring, compassionate professional provides emotional support to families of terminally ill patients. The hospice social worker also focuses on patients’ emotional needs, helping to guide the patient through the end-of-life challenges he or she faces. These family and patient discussions can take place at any time – day or night.

    In order for the hospice social worker to provide the best possible service to the patient and family, the social worker must first determine their respective needs. She performs a preliminary assessment that helps her identify the patient’s and family’s strengths and coping abilities. She notes any unusual or especially difficult challenges they face, and recommends resources to help them deal with the turmoil. She may provide counseling if she feels it’s appropriate. Finally, she may mediate conflicts between the family and caregivers, or even between family members themselves.

    However, our hospice social worker also performs several more mundane functions. She may work with the family to coordinate financial resources so the patient can continue to receive hospice care. She may help the family navigate the endless paperwork that seems to accompany health care services. In her spare time(!), the hospice social worker may serve as an advocate for hospice care for everyone, regardless of their (or their family’s) ability to pay.

    Note that the hospice social worker does not function as Superwoman. She considers herself one part of an interdisciplinary care team, consisting of the patient’s physician, nurse(s), chaplain, rabbi, or priest and, of course, family members. In some cases, volunteers may also be part of the care team. A volunteer might stay with the patient much of the time, informing trained medical personnel if something of concern arises.

    Now that we know what a hospice social worker does, the next logical question is: who does she work for? Although hospice organizational structures vary, you’ll probably find that some hospice facilities are registered non-profits. A non-profit structure will definitely open the door to community fundraising events. A hospital may also operate its own hospice facility. Unless you operate the hospice facility as your own business, you’ll likely function as an employee with the benefits that accrue to other company staffers.

    You’ve probably realized that a hospice social worker has wide-ranging responsibilities. You might also wonder if your personality traits make you a good fit for this career. First, you’ve got to have compassion and patience. You will be working with patients and families who may be in fragile emotional states. Otherwise rational adults may refuse to acknowledge a simple point due to emotional duress. You must be patient, tolerant, and willing to put your irritation aside to help them work through it.

    You must also have a really good sense of organization. You will probably be working with multiple patients and families; this means you can’t afford to get your paperwork and appointments mixed up. You must also be comfortable working with different types of professionals on the interdisciplinary care team.

    Finally, you must be able to handle unexpected circumstances without batting an eye. Patients don’t always take a turn for the worse between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Doctors may call you when they finish their surgeries and patient rounds, whether it’s 6 a.m. or 4 p.m. They might not call you at all, which might mean you have to chase them down on the golf course (by telephone, of course).

    You will, of course, have numerous ups and downs in this career. Although some people might find working with terminally ill patients and their families depressing, you might consider it a privilege to help them through this life-changing event. You may receive emotional and spiritual benefits you never even considered. However, the downside is that most of your patients will die at some point, and you must be prepared to handle that. In addition, you may find yourself working with some younger hospice patients, including children. This may prove especially unsettling, but could also provide you with examples of the true meaning of courage and optimism.

    Finally, let’s say you enjoy working with patients or clients, although you don’t think you’re suited for a hospice social worker career. You might consider a licensed clinical social worker career, which also requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, but may provide more wide-ranging professional opportunities. A licensed psychologist, child psychologist, or rehabilitation counselor career may interest you as well.

    Kind of, Sort of, Semi-Related Careers:

    Brian Ensor and Wendie Ayley – The Dying Room #heathrow #airport #hotels

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    Radio New Zealand

    Dr Brian Ensor, Director of Palliative Care and Wendie Ayley, clinical nurse specialist, are both from Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington.

    Next week the hospice is holding a conference for health professionals, plus a public lecture, to talk about the last 48 hours of life and the needs of both the dying and those who care for them.

    The hospice points out that most deaths are not sudden, they occur over hours or days. They want to focus on the physiological, emotional, cultural and spiritual elements of the last 48 hours of life, and how health professionals can assist the dying person to have a dignified and comfortable end, and for family and friends to be able to have as positive an experience of their loved one s death as is possible.

    Wallace Chapman talks to Dr Brian Ensor and nurse Wendie Ayley.

    Public lecture: The Dying Room Te Ara Whanui is at St Andrews on The Terrace, Wellington, Friday, 15 May, 6-7pm.

    The 5 Stages of Grief #yosemite #hotels

    #stages of death hospice


    The 5 Stages of Grief

    Understanding the Stages of Grief

    The 5 stages have been very misunderstood over the past several decades. The identification of the stages was not meant to box in people’s emotions into neat little packages. They are some of the responses to loss that many people have. Just as there is not typical loss, there is no typical response – everyone will grieve in their own way.

    The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance and they are a part of the process of learning to live without the one we lost. They are tools to help us understand and identify what we may be feeling. Everyone will not go through all the stages and the order may be different. Understanding the stages will help layout a map of the process and better equip people to deal with loss.


    In this first stage, life can start to feel meaningless and overwhelming. We are in a state of shock and wonder how we are going to go on with our lives. Finding a way to get through each day becomes very hard. Denial and shock are coping mechanisms that help us survive. Denial helps us to control the pace of our grief. It is nature’s way of limiting the flood of emotions pouring over us all at one time.

    As the reality of the loss starts sinking in you will naturally start asking yourself questions. And with these questions comes the other feelings you were denying.


    A necessary stage of grief is the Anger stage. You must be willing and free to feel your anger, as difficult and endless as it may seem. The more you allow yourself to feel it, the more it will begin to fade and the more you will recover. There are a lot of other emotions under the anger that will surface in time. Anger is an emotion that reaches very far. It can be extended to your family, friends, doctors, your loved one who passed, and even to God.

    Anger provides strength and it can be like an anchor that gives a temporary structure to the feelings of nothingness you are experiencing. Grief can at first make you feel lost with no direction or connection to anything. Then anger sets in and is directed at someone like a family member, the doctor; it could really be anyone for any different number of reasons. The anger you place on someone else suddenly gives you some sort of structure. The anger becomes a connection to hold on to that feels better than nothingness. We are usually better at suppressing anger than openly feeling it.


    During the time leading up to the loss of a loved one it seems as though we would do anything to stop it from happening, including trading places with them and make promises to God asking him to spare them.

    Our mind become crowded with a flood of “If only…” or “What if…” statements. We want life to be as it was and for our loved one to come back to us. We want a “do over”, a chance to go back and do things differently like: go to the doctor more frequently, find the illness sooner and start treatment sooner, stop the accident from happening, and so on. These thoughts lead way to a heavy burden of guilt and we blame ourselves for the things we could have done differently. People sometimes think the stages will last a few weeks or months. The feelings in each stage can last for minutes or hours and we can bounce in and out them several times a day. It is not a linear progression.


    This next stage moves us squarely into the present. Emptiness and grief grow stronger and deeper than we ever thought it could. This depression feels like it will never end. It’s important to know that this type of depression is not a sign of mental illness. It is the natural response to suffering a loss of this magnitude. Depression after a loss is wrongly seen as unnatural and as something that needs to be fixed or snapped out of. The first question to ask yourself is whether or not the situation you’re in is actually depressing. Not experiencing depression after a loved one passes away would be unusual. When the loss fully sets in, and the realization that your loved one is not coming back becomes real, depression will naturally follow.


    Acceptance is wrongfully assumed to be the point where everything is all better now. This is not true. Most people don’t ever fully and completely get over the loss of a loved one. This stage is when we accept the reality that our loved one is physically gone and we recognize our new life’s permanent reality. We won’t ever like this reality, but we eventually accept it. In an effort to resist the new normal, many people will at first try to maintain life just as it was before. In time, through small doses of acceptance we realize that we cannot continue to do this. Life has been forever changed and we must readjust.

    Real progress may be just having more good days than bad ones. Many people feel as though they are betraying their loved when they begin to start living and enjoy life again. Nothing can replace what has been lost, but we can make new connections with others and start a new. We shouldn’t suppress our feelings. We listen and respond to our needs, move on, change, grow and evolve. We invest in our relationships with others and in ourselves. We can’t begin to truly live again we have given grief the time to heal.


    Because Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible. To make giving convenient for you, we provide a simple and secure way for you to give online or you may mail your donation check to us as well. Whichever method you choose, we thank you for your kind generosity. [DONATE TODAY]

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    Tulsa Workers Compensation Lawyers: Tulsa Lawyers: Injury While Working: Oklahoma Attorneys #workers’


    If you have been injured on the job or suffered a short term disability from work, contact a Tulsa Worker’s Compensation Lawyer for a FREE Consultation.

    Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Help If You Have Been Injured On The Job

    It’s bad enough that you got hurt on the job; your lost wages could put you in a huge financial hole. The Workers’ Compensation Act in the State of Oklahoma mandates that any person injured while working on the job is entitled to compensation under the law. The only exception, being an employer who has five or less employees, all of which are related by either blood or marriage to said employer.

    There are some workers in the agricultural or horticultural field, licensed real estate brokers, household laborers as well as federal employees who are not covered by the law. Individuals employed by an independent contractor are covered under the law by the independent contractor’s insurance. If for some reason, the contractor does not have insurance, the injured individual may be able to get benefits from the principal employer. Contact one of the seasoned Tulsa workers’ compensation lawyers to see if you are eligible .

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    Workers Compensation Coverage in Oklahoma – Learn Your Rights if you are Injured on the Job

    If for some reason, your employer or does not have coverage, you still may have the right to recover damages for a personal injury which happened while you were employed. This right also extends to the heirs of deceased individuals. If you have been injured on the job or if you lost your spouse to a job related accident, a Tulsa workers’ compensation lawyer can help you obtain what is rightfully yours.

    If you are injured while on the job and you are unable to work for more than three calendar days, you can receive weekly benefits equal to 70% of your average weekly wage. The maximum weekly temporary total disability weekly benefits are based on the date of your injury and Oklahoma’s average weekly wage.

    If you have been denied a workman’s compensation claim and you have been injured while on the job and unable to work because of that injury, contact a Tulsa lawyer immediately.

    Per the law, the maximum a Tulsa workers’ compensation attorney can charge you in a temporary disability case is 10% of the award. In a permanent disability or death case a 20% fee is allowed. All attorney fees are subject to the court’s approval. Direct expenses, to prepare your case for settlement or trial, are not included in the percentages listed above.

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    Hospice of the Valleys – Your Local Community Hospice #cheap #rooms

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    Choosing Hospice


    Ways To Give

    Celebrating Over 30 Years of Compassionate Care

    Hospice of the Valleys has a long standing tradition of providing loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses. We believe no one should die alone or in pain, and have made it our mission to care for all hospice patients in our area, regardless of their ability to pay.

    Caring for a hospice patient can be very overwhelming. Our experienced and caring team can help allay your fears and offer you the guidance you need. As the only nonprofit hospice organization headquartered in the Temecula Valley, Hospice of the Valleys has been a resource to area residents for comfort, care, and education.

    Hospice of the Valleys wants your loved one as comfortable as possible as they journey towards life’s end. We are honored to offer our care wherever you call home, whether it be a nursing facility, assisted living residence, or private home. If you feel you or a loved one is in need of hospice care, please call us.


    Motel – Women – s Clothing at The Cool Hour #medicaid #hospice

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    Motel Clothing

    THE COOL HOUR – Founded in 2011 in sunny Venice, California, The Cool Hour offers inspiration and lifestyle women’s clothing & accessories for the young, the creative, and the cool. TCH is a creative collective on a journey to inspire and be inspired in the ever changing environment of subcultures of the city. With roots in the laid back, free, youthful, and wild California scene, The Cool Hour curates the latest in top street inspired style and brands including Alice + Olivia, BB Dakota, Blesse’d are the Meek, Boy London, By Zoe, Cameo, Chaser, Clover Canyon, Ellery, Emma Cook, Evil Twin, FindersKeepers, For Love & Lemons, Free People, Gypsy Junkies, House of Holland, Indah, Insight, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, Jen’s Pirate Booty, Joyrich, Keepsake, Ladakh, Lazy Oaf, Line & Dot, LnA, Lovers + Friends, Mara Hoffman, Maurie & Eve, MinkPink, Motel, Nicholas, Nightcap Clothing, One Teaspoon, Pamela Love, Pencey, Sass & Bide, Sauce, Shakuhachi, stylestalker, UNIF, Wildfox & More.







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    Line, Define Line at, the life line.#The #life #line


    line 1

    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.

    Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.

    Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?

    In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.

    Yet all too often the line between Southern and Confederate can get blurred.

    These people put their lives on the line for the rest of us, too.

    How restful this quiet and reserve after the colour and line tumult of the Higbee apartment.

    Garmer tried to steer me off this line of stocks the other night.

    All else is but the setting, and the eye sweeps with indifference the line of unpeopled rocks.

    We did not get on it till we had travelled along the line about fifteen miles.

    His voice was thin, but it kept that line of hands high above their heads.

    line 1

    1. the edge or contour of a shape, as in sculpture or architecture, or a mark on a painting, drawing, etc, defining or suggesting this
    2. the sum or type of such contours or marks, characteristic of a style or design: the line of a draughtsman, the line of a building
    1. a conducting wire, cable, or circuit for making connections between pieces of electrical apparatus, such as a cable for electric-power transmission, telecommunications, etc
    2. ( as modifier ): the line voltage
    1. the equator (esp in the phrase crossing the line )
    2. any circle or arc on the terrestrial or celestial sphere

    liny, liney, adjective

    line 2

    © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins

    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

    a Middle English merger of Old English line “cable, rope; series, row, row of letters; rule, direction,” and Old French ligne “guideline, cord, string; lineage, descent;” both from Latin linea “linen thread, string, line,” from phrase linea restis “linen cord,” from fem. of lineus (adj.) “of linen,” from linum “linen” (see linen).

    “to cover the inner side of,” late 14c., from Old English lin “linen cloth” (see linen). Linen was frequently used in the Middle Ages as a second layer of material on the inner side of a garment. Related: Lined; lining.

    late 14c., “to tie with a cord,” from line (n.). Meaning “to mark or mark off with lines” is from mid-15c. Sense of “to arrange in a line” is from 1640s; that of “to join a line” is by 1773. To line up “form a line” is attested by 1889, in U.S. football.

    The path traced by a moving point.

    A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.

    A crease in the skin, especially on the face; a wrinkle.

    In anatomy, a long narrow mark, strip, or streak distinguished from adjacent tissue by color, texture, or elevation.

    A real or imaginary mark positioned in relation to fixed points of reference.

    A border, boundary, or demarcation.

    A contour or an outline.

    A mark used to define a shape or represent a contour.

    Any of the marks that make up the formal design of a picture.

    A cable, rope, string, cord or wire.

    A general method, manner, or course of procedure.

    A manner or course of procedure determined by a specified factor.

    An official or prescribed policy.

    Ancestry or lineage.

    A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other.

    Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

    A geometric figure formed by a point moving in a fixed direction and in the reverse direction. The intersection of two planes is a line. ◇ The part of a line that lies between two points on the line is called a line segment.

    Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.

    line definition

    A set of points that have one dimension — length — but no width or height. (See coordinates.)

    Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    1. One’s way of talking, esp when being persuasive or self-aggrandizing; spiel: of what in a later generation would have been termed her ”line”/ You’ve got some line(1903+)
    2. One’s occupation, business, etc; racket: What’s my line? Herring in brine(1655+)
    3. A musical solo or figure, esp personal and innovative: Coasters talk of ”lines,” not licks, breaks, or riffs(1930s+ Jazz musicians)
    4. A bookmaker’s odds on a sports event: Baseball, basketball, and hockey lines are available on the day or night of the games(1970s+ Gambling)
    5. A dose of cocaine, usually formed into a thin line to be nasally ingested (1980+ Narcotics)
    1. To hit the ball in a line drive (1892+ Baseball)
    2. Take cocaine: They lined twice last night, no wonder they’re tired

    Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.

    Cloud security: 10 things you need to know #security #in #the #cloud


    Cloud security: 10 things you need to know

    If we’re talking about the cloud, we have to talk about security.

    It seems that every time the cloud is brought up in the enterprise, the conversation to follow is focused on how secure, or not secure, it really is. Some would have you believe the cloud is safer than on-premise, while others contend that it is the least safe place you could store your data.

    When thinking about cloud security, it’s ultimately up to each individual organization and its leadership to determine if a cloud deployment is the right strategy. However, cloud adoption is growing overall, and it is important to consider how it affects the organization.

    Here are 10 things you need to know about cloud security.

    1. The cloud security market is growing

    According to the Research and Markets’ Global Security Services Market 2015-2019 report, the market for security products and services is growing globally and demand for cloud-based security is leading the charge. In fact, the Cloud Security Market report by MarketsandMarkets predicts the market size at nearly $9 billion by 2019.

    2. 43% of companies experienced a data breach last year

    In 2014, data breaches were all over the major news channels. Big brands like Target, Neiman Marcus, JP Morgan Chase, and Home Depot all announced that their data had been compromised. Toward the end of 2014 a Ponemon Institute report claimed that 43% of companies had experienced a data breach within the past year, up 10% from the year before. Additionally, data breaches in South Korea compromised the credit card information of 40% of the population .

    3. It’s more than public vs private

    One of the raging debates when it comes to cloud security is the level of security offered by private and public clouds. While a private cloud strategy may initially offer more control over your data and easier compliance to HIPAA standards and PCI, it is not inherently more or less secure. True security has more to do with your overall cloud strategy and how you are using the technology.

    4. Cloud and security top IT initiatives in 2015

    While the term “cloud security” wasn’t explicitly mentioned, both “cloud” and “security” top the list of IT initiatives for executives in the 2015 Network World State of the Network report. Thirty six percent of IT executives ranked security as their no. 1 initiative, while 31% had the cloud leading their initiatives.

    5. Storage is perceived as the riskiest cloud app

    When most consumers think about the cloud, they are likely thinking about popular cloud storage and backup services. Cloud storage is important to the enterprise too, but it presents its own challenges. More than 50% of the respondents to the Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities Report from the Cloud Security Alliance listed storage as the most risky cloud application according to their organization’s definition of risk. The second most risky set of applications were those dealing with finance or accounting.

    6. Your employees are your biggest threat

    Outside hackers are what most people perceive as their biggest threat to security, but employees pose an equal risk. The 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast by Experian claims that employees caused almost 60% of security incidents last year. This is further compounded by employees working remotely or using their personal mobile device to access sensitive materials outside of the company network.

    7. Controlling adoption is difficult

    The rise of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and bring-your-own-application (BYOA) trends means that many cloud services and tools are sneaking into organizations under the noses of IT leaders. Results of a survey conducted by The Register shows that 50% of respondents said the biggest challenge in regards to cloud services is getting the chance to assess security before a service is adopted by users.

    8. Many organizations don’t have security policies

    According to the Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities Report, 25.5% of respondents don’t have security policies or procedures in place to deal with data security in the cloud. Also, 68.1% said they do have security policies in place, and the remaining 6.4% didn’t know whether they do or do not have the proper policies in place.

    9. IoT presents a new risk to cloud security

    Research firm Gartner predicts that the IoT market will grow to 26 billion units installed by 2020. bringing with it a slew of security issues for organizations that are leveraging the technology. The Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast notes that the storage and processing of the data points collected by IoT devices will create more vulnerabilities, and we will likely see cyberattacks targeting the IoT.

    10. The right tools aren’t always used

    Fortunately, there are quite a few ways in which enterprises can make their cloud initiative more secure. While these tools and services exist, they aren’t always used the proper way, or even used at all. Sixty percent of respondents to The Register’s cloud survey said they were using VPN connections, but only 34% said they were using cloud firewalls or encrypting data at rest. The numbers continued to drop in regards to other preventative measures until the bottom of the list where only 15% said they were using obfuscation or tokenization of sensitive data.

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    Virtual reality rehabilitation with biofeedback, the rehab.#The #rehab


    Practice and evaluate range of motion movement time speed balance movement precision functional movements divided attention memory problem solving phobias and fears of your patients

    Each exercise can be personally customized to meet the specific requirements of the patient. All the task customizations can be done in real time – while patient is exercising.

    For patients

    Do you want to find a therapist who will take care about you? Therapist will teach you how to use the system, will prepare for you customized trainings and then will analyze your results to keep the therapy sessions challenging.

    For clinicians & researchers

    Want to use the system with your patients? You can easily install the system in your clinic or private practice. It will help you keep your patients motivated and allows you to collect objective results of treatment progress.

    For potential partners

    Want to integrate your medical device with our system? VAST.Rehab has been designed having the integration of 3rd party medical devices in mind. You can then sell your device to our existing clients.

    Why VAST.Rehab?

    VAST.Rehab is a fully-featured virtual reality rehabilitation system with the flexibility to work for everyone from small physiotherapy practices to the largest hospitals in the world. VAST.Rehab is easy to learn and use, making it perfect for therapists looking for convenient way to make their patients more motivated to participate in their rehabilitation process.

    VAST.Rehab automatically tracks patient’s progress, so therapists spends less time doing the paperwork and more time treating their patients. With Vast.Rehab, clinicians gain access to a range of valid performance metrics from multiple categories.

    Once a patient learns how to use the system while working one to one with his clinician, he can take the therapy home. All data is synchronized with our cloud based server, so the clinician knows whether patients do the exercises as prescribed.

    VAST.Rehab is classified as a medical device and it received CE marking conforming with the regulatory system of the EU’s medical device directives.

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    How to reduce credit card processing costs – QuickBooks Payments #accept #credit


    Reducing Credit Card Processing Costs

    Credit Card Processing Rates and Fees

    Most of your costs will be transaction processing fees. Your rate per transaction is determined by your personal and business risk, percentage of card-absent sales, average dollar amount per sale, and total dollar amount of monthly sales. Lowering your transaction risk will also lower the rate you pay.

    To get the best rate for the way you conduct business, be sure you understand the rates and qualifications around each type of sale.

    Qualified rate is the percentage rate that’s charged whenever you accept and process a regular card using an approved processing solution. This is usually the lowest rate you can receive, and it’s often what you’ll be quoted when you inquire about rates.

    Mid-qualified rate is the percentage rate that’s charged if you accept and process a card that doesn’t qualify for the lowest rate. This may happen when you manually key a card into a terminal instead of swiping it, or if a rewards or business card is being used.

    Non-qualified rate is the percentage rate that’s charged whenever you accept and process a card that doesn’t qualify for either qualified or mid-qualified rates. This may happen when a card is manually keyed into a terminal versus being swiped, address verification isn’t performed, information is missing, or the authorization is not settled within the allotted time frame (usually 48 hours).

    A rate increase, otherwise known as a downgrade, occurs when your transactions don’t meet the requirements for the lowest or qualified rate. To mitigate the number of downgrades you receive, make sure your transactions meet the qualification requirements to get you the lowest rate available for every transaction. Train your staff to do the same. Secondly, train closing and opening staff on how to audit transactions totals for errors and close out daily credit card transactions at the end of each day.

    Batching means settling the charges to your terminal by sending the completed transactions for the day to the acquiring bank for payment. To make sure you get the best possible rate on all your daily transactions, you must batch out within 24 hours. If you don’t, you may raise the risk of dispute and cause your transactions to be downgraded. Remember that dial-up connections are prone to dropped lines and duplicate charges.

    The interchange fee is a percentage of the transaction and helps to cover authorization costs, fraud, and credit losses. Most merchant service providers include the interchange fee in their bundled rate, which makes it more difficult to identify specific rates. Ask your provider if you can pay the interchange fee as it is incurred. This will prevent you from paying more than you need to and help you keep better track of your transaction costs.

    A chargeback occurs when the cardholder disputes a transaction and it’s returned to the acquiring bank. If you don’t respond promptly to a chargeback inquiry, you may have to pay a timeliness fee or lose the entire sale. Be sure to ask your prospective provider how it deals with chargebacks and what costs are involved.

    Not all cards are created equal

    Certain credit cards cost more to process than others. It’s up to you to choose what works best for your business. To help offset the cost of processing more expensive card types, make sure your transactions meet as many of the qualifying requirements as possible.

    Debit cards have grown in popularity. They often serve as both a check and a debit card. Deciding whether to process a charge as online or offline can make a difference in your rates. Please keep in mind the following:

    1. Online transactions get processed through the credit card interchange and are charged at an online (non-qualified) rate.

    2. Offline transactions get processed through the debit network and are charged a flat per-transaction fee.

    3. Reduce your costs by processing low-cost items at the offline rate and larger items at the online rate.

    Service without the cost

    Be wary of merchant service providers that charge you a fee for contacting customer service. If your system isn’t working, you should be able to get help without paying extra for it. This is different from providers that charge for premium services. Other items for which you may be charged include printed account statements, account updates, monthly minimums or maximums, and service cancellations.

    Other operational fees

    Many operational fees are bundled or hidden within other charges. Most of these charges are a part of your transactions. They simply reflect the cost of doing business.

    1. Communications fees cover the Internet costs of moving the transaction from the merchant to the processor. Dial-up transmission costs more to cover the processor’s maintenance of toll-free phone circuits and modems.

    2. Address and voice authorization verifications reduce your fraud risk and can help you avoid a rate downgrade.

    It’s all in the details

    There’s no avoiding it: if you accept credit and debit cards, you’ll have to pay fees. Your best defense against hidden costs and unnecessary downgrades is to keep accurate records of your processing costs. Audit your records regularly to build your own benchmarks and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of your business rules and practices. Based on this data, you can continue to optimize the way you do business. Just remember that accepting credit cards should help—not hurt—your bottom line.

    If you are ready to explore further, QuickBooks Payments offers payment solutions that allow businesses to process credit/debit card payments on mobile phones or tablets, as well as accept ACH bank transfers and checks. Visit this page to find out more details and pricing.

    The dr tvcom #the #dr #tvcom


    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was a show that focused on Dr. Mike, a woman doctor in a time when that was unheard of. It started with her journey to Colorado Springs to be the town’s physician after her father’s death in 1868. The show focused around the town that she loved, treated and it also focused on the three children, Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores, later Jessica Bowman) and Brian Cooper (Shawn Toovey), whom she had to raise after their mother died from a rattle snake bite. In the later years, the show focused on Dr. Mike and Sully (Joe Lando) who got married and had a daughter towards the end of the shows successful run. There have been two movies made for television, and fans are gathering together in an effort that a third Dr. Quinn movie be produced. more less

    June 27, 2006 DVD Releases

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    Trivia (43)

    After Matthew sets the table, waiting for the soldiers to knock on the door looking for renegades, there is nothing but plates and cups. In the next scene, we can see bread.

    Vehicles in 1867? In the scene where Charlotte and the kids drive Michaela back to her homestead, if you look above Charlotte’s hat, you can see a white van driving to the left in the background.

    Colm Meaney was Miles Edward O’Brien on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

    In this episode Matthew introduces himself to Ingrid, however in two of the previous episodes Matthew interacted with Ingrid. Once inviting her to dinner, and even committed a crime with her brother.

    Abagail’s grave marker has her birth year as 1839 so she and Sully would have married in 1857(Sully said she was 18 when she got married). In the pilot, however, Charlotte Cooper says Sully came to Colorado in the Pike’s Peak Rush in 1859. In the “Running Ghost” episode, Loren says Abagail grew up in the store so she couldn’t have married Sully before he came to Colorado.

    Earthworms are hermphroditic, but reproduction does not happen quite as Dr. Mike describes. A hermaphroditic worm cannot reproduce by itself. It must “couple” with another worm, and then they fertilize each other. Each will lay a “cocoon” full of eggs following cross-fertilization.

    It was around the time period of Dr. Quinn that the Ku Klux Klan originated: 1866

    Becky’s mother appears in this episode, but she supposedly died in the episode “Father’s Day.”

    Tickets now on sale for Dr Quinn 25th Anniversary Reunion

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  • Too bad there’s not any shows like this anymore 🙁

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  • HomeCare – Hospice of the Valley Keyword

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    Hospice Services

    Home Health Services

    Private Pay Services

    Ways to Give

    The mission of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is to provide compassionate and dignified palliative and end of life care to patients and their families.

    We provide three core areas of service to patients and their families who reside in any of the local communities in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys. Our Home Health services provides care for individuals with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart disease, strokes, extensive and complicated wound care, as well as diabetes management. Our Hospice services provides care to individuals who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. Our Private Pay Services offers private duty nursing by certified nursing aides or personal care assistants. Care provided is a 2-hour minimum to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

    Our mission is to support you and your loved ones with peace, comfort, and dignity.

    We work with all insurances to obtain as much coverage as possible for our services.

    Our Services

    About HomeCare & Hospice

    HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. We will work with all insurances to obtain as much coverage as possible for our services. We are committed to serving patients regardless of their insurance.

    We are the only locally owned non-profit provider of HomeCare and Hospice services.

    Learn More about opportunities to support HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley


    Financial Support & Volunteering

    We express our profound gratitude to the sponsors and donors who collaborate with us so that we can provide critical services to those in need in our communities. Monetary donations as well as the time that our volunteers give so graciously make it possible for us to focus on our mission, which is to provide quality care to our communities.

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    Stages of the dying process #compare #hotel

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    Stages of the dying process

    A decrease in both eating and drinking which may last from days to weeks.

    • Less interest in food; eating may become more of a burden than pleasure
    • Occasional choking on fluids.
    • Feeling “full” quickly

    The body is conserving energy and requires less nourishment. This natural process of shutting down hunger does not cause pain or suffering.

    IV fluids and artificial feeding at this time of life cause physical distress in the body and will not prevent death.

    Moisten the patient’s mouth with toothettes swabs frequently.

    Offer sips of fluid or chips of ice.

    Offer bits of food if desired.

    Follow the patient’s wishes about taking the food and fluids.

    Changes in physical appearance may last a few hours or days.

    Often the patient’s hands and feet may feel cool and may darken in color.

    The circulation is slowing down and the blood is being reserved for the major internal organs

    Offer or remove blankets or a sheet as the patient’s circulation changes.

    Do not use electric blankets or heating pads. The patient cannot judge well if they are too hot

    Patients will respond less and less to you and his/her surroundings.

    Eventually the patient is completely unable to speak or move.

    This usually happens during the last few days of life.

    Patient is preparing for release by detaching from surroundings and relationships.

    This is a physical and spiritual response to the dying process.

    Assume that the patient can hear everything.

    • Say your name.
    • Talk softly.
    • Touch gently but only if the patient likes to be touched.
    • Do not ask questions which require answers.
    • You may find prayers or meditation helpful at this time

    Intermittent disorientation and restlessness may occur in most patients.

    This may increase in the last days.

    This is due partly to the changes occurring in the patient’s metabolism.

    • Touch gently but only if the patient likes to be touched
    • Talk reassuringly
    • Remain calm
    • Medication may be needed for restlessness

    You will notice a gradual decrease in the patient’s urine output. If the patient has a Foley catheter, the urine may appear very dark.

    The bowel movements may stop altogether or the patient may become incontinent during the last few days.

    As the circulation decreases, kidneys and bowel function may be reduced.

    Muscles may relax causing incontinence for the patient.

    • Remain calm
    • Patient may need underbody pads
    • Patient may need diapers
    • Patient may need or request a Foley catheter
    • Let caregivers know when pads or diapers are soiled and need changing

    Breathing becomes more irregular.

    Breathing may be shallow and have long pauses, which become more frequent and longer in duration as death approaches, especially during the last few days. This is sometimes called Cheyne-Stokes respiration.

    Increasing sounds of congestion in the chest and a rattle in the throat may be heard during the last hours.

    Circulation of blood to the internal organs, including the heart and lungs, will decrease.

    Throat muscles will begin to relax and the lungs will lose their ability to clear fluids.

    • Elevate the head of the bed or use pillows to elevate the patient’s head
    • Turn the patient on his or her side
    • Oxygen does not help at this stage
    • Medications will be useful
    • Speak respectfully. Although the patient may not be responsive to you, he or she may still hear you
    • Mouth care increases comfort
    • Suctioning does not help
    • Transdermal scopolamine patch or atropine drops may help to dry secretions

    These are guidelines for what to expect. The timing and symptoms of each stage will vary from person to person.

    The Hospice Movement – RE: quest #weekly #motel #rates

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    The Hospice Movement

    What are the alternatives to euthanasia?

    A hospice is a house or home dedicated to the care of terminally ill patients. The first hospice was set up by Christian nuns in 1900 in Ireland. There are about 100 hospices in the UK. Many of them have a Christian basis, set up by Christians who believe they are the best alternative to active euthanasia.

    Hospices are not funded by the Government. They are paid for by fundraising, donations and money left in wills. There are not enough hospices to meet the demand for beds.

    What do hospices do?

    The purpose of hospices is to care for and support patients and their family and friends.

    There are 3 main aims of hospice care:

    1. To relieve pain. Hospice staff believe all pain, however severe, can be brought under control, allowing for a peaceful and relatively pain-free death.
    2. To help patients, friends and relatives face up to death. Although many hospices are Christian foundations, no attempt is made to persuade patients to become Christians. Opportunities are given to the patients and to family members to discuss death and dying.
    3. To care for the emotional needs of friends and family. Hospices help families cope with bereavement before, during and after the death of their relative.

    The hospice movement believes that the patient is still living and should be encouraged to have a life even while they are dying. In a hospital, the patient wouldn t be given the personal care he/she would receive in a hospice. For example, in a hospice, hair dressers come in and patients can have manicures. They are encouraged to get dressed and get up rather than stay in bed. The first time a patient may only stay for a couple of weeks to give their carers a rest or to sort out the correct pain relief. As the illness progresses, he/she might stay for longer. If they wish to die at home, nurses attached to the hospice can often support patients at home.

    Many who do not support euthanasia believe that hospices allow people to die with dignity. If the pain is kept under control the individual can live well up to the moment they die. Many Christians support the hospice movement and believe that if there were enough spaces available for all who wished to go there, that euthanasia would not be needed.

    Dame Cicely Saunders set up St. Christopher’s Hospice in 1967. She believed that hospices mean euthanasia is unnecessary. In her words,

    ‘Anything which says to the ill that they are a burden to their family and that they are better off dead is unacceptable. What sort of society could let its old folk die because they are in the way?’

    Find out more about St Christopher’s Hospice here .

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    The hospice movement – Wigan – Leigh Hospice #motel #los #angeles

    #hospice movement


    The hospice movement

    Fifty years ago there were no Hospices in the UK providing specialist care for those at the end of their lives.

    The Hospice movement is one of the UK’s great success stories. From just one voluntary Hospice established in 1967 the Hospice movement has made rapid advances, both within the UK and around the world, changing forever the way people are treated when faced with a life-limiting illness.

    A primary service of a Hospice is to provide ‘palliative care’ – that is care for people whose illness is no longer curable, which enables them to achieve the best possible quality of life. A Hospice also provides support for carers and family members.

    The modern Hospice movement

    The inspiration for the modern Hospice came from Dame Cicely Saunders. She had started work as a volunteer nurse in 1948 and, over the next decade, trained as a doctor to understand the issues surrounding care of the dying.

    Dame Cicely identified the need for a place specifically to provide end of life care through a friendship she had struck up with a patient under her care. This patient spent the last two months of his life on a busy surgical ward, simply because there was nowhere else he could go.

    ” You matter because you are you and you matter until the last moment of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but to live until you die. ” – Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the UK hospice movement

    Dame Cicely pioneered and oversaw the opening of St Christopher’s Hospice in London in 1967 created as a medical, teaching and research facility dedicated to the physical, emotional and spiritual care of the dying.

    The growth of modern Hospices

    Hospice care has grown into a worldwide movement that has radically changed the way in which we approach death and dying. In hospices multi-disciplinary teams strive to offer dignity, peace and calm at the end of life.

    Hospices have transitioned from places of ‘generalist’ care to organisations which provide truly specialist end-of-life care and a range of services which enhance the lives of patients, carers and families. Research into pain management and symptom control has driven the belief that palliative medicine is an important part of the ‘total care’ of a patient.

    The hospice care sector supports at least 120,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions each year. This increases to around 360,000 people when their family members are included.

    Becoming a patient Find out how you, or someone you know, can become a patient of Wigan Leigh Hospice.

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    The Hospice Concept #mcnevins #logan #park #motel

    #hospice care


    T he Hospice Concept

    Hospice is a concept of caring derived from medieval times, symbolizing a place where travelers, pilgrims and the sick, wounded or dying could find rest and comfort. The contemporary hospice offers a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a life threatening illness. Hospice is primarily a concept of care, not a specific place of care.

    Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment; quality rather than quantity of life. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. The patient and family are both included in the care plan and emotional, spiritual and practical support is given based on the patient�s wishes and family�s needs. Trained volunteers can offer respite care for family members as well as meaningful support to the patient.

    Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice provides personalized services and a caring community so that patients and families can attain the necessary preparation for a death that is satisfactory to them.

    Those involved in the process of dying have a variety of physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs. The nature of dying is so unique that the goal of the hospice team is to be sensitive and responsive to the special requirements of each individual and family.

    Hospice care is provided to patients who have a limited life expectancy. Although most hospice patients are cancer patients, hospices accept anyone regardless of age or type of illness. These patients have also made a decision to spend their last months at home or in a homelike setting.

    The Search Engine List #hotel #hong #kong

    #motel search engines


    The Search Engine List is the web’s most comprehensive list of major and minor search engines complete with links and abstracts describing each of the search engines. You may browse them by category or find them by the alphabetical drop-down menu.

    You may also browse the Directory List as well. The directory list details the major web directories and is sortable by category.


    Google – The world’s most popular search engine.

    Bing Search: Microsoft’s entry into the burgeoning search engine market. Better late than never.

    Yahoo! Search: The 2nd largest search engine on the web (as defined by a September 2007 Nielsen Netratings report.

    AltaVista: Launched in 1995, built by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory. From 1996 powered Yahoo! Search, since 2003 – Yahoo technology powers AltaVista.

    Cuil: Cuil was a search engine website (pronounced as Cool) developed by a team of ex-Googlers and others from Altavista and IBM. Cuil, termed as the ‘Google Killer’ was launched in July, 2008 and claimed to be world’s largest search engine, indexing three times as many pages as Google and ten times that of MS. Now defunct.

    Excite: Now an Internet portal, was once one of the most recognized brands on the Internet. One of the famous 90’s dotcoms.

    Go.com: The Walt Disney Group’s search engine is now also an entire portal. Family-friendly!

    HotBot was one of the early Internet search engines (since 1996) launched by Wired Magazine. Now, just a front end for Ask.com and MSN.

    AllTheWeb: Search tool owned by Yahoo and using its database, but presenting results differently.

    Galaxy: More of a directory than a search engine. Launched in 1994, Galaxy was the first searchable Internet directory. Part of the Einet division at the MCC Research Consortium at the University of Texas, Austin

    Live Search (formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search ) Microsoft’s web search engine, designed to compete with Google and Yahoo. Included as part of the Internet Explorer web browser.

    Lycos: Initial focus was broadband entertainment content, still a top 5 Internet portal and the 13th largest online property according to Media Metrix.

    GigaBlast was developed by an ex-programmer from Infoseek. Gigablast supports nested boolean search logic using parenthesis and infix notation. A unique search engine, it indexes over 10 billion web pages.

    Alexa Internet. A subsidiary of Amazon known more for providing website traffic information. Search was provided by Google, then Live Search, now in-house applicaitons run their own search.

    IFAC.com: For resources and information on Ifrs and Accounting.

    Btjunkie: An advanced BitTorrent search engine. It uses a web crawler (similar to Google) to search for torrent files from other torrent sites and store them in its database. It has over 1,800,000 active torrents.

    Demonoid. A BitTorrent tracker set up by a person known only as Deimos. The website indexed torrents uploaded by its members. Taken offline after legal threats to its Hosting Company by CRIA.

    FlixFlux: From its website, The ultimate torrent site for films, combining bittorrent search results with film information, making it easy to find new film releases.

    isoHunt. a comprehensive BitTorrent search engine. P2P file search and community. Over 930,000 torrents in its database and 16 million peers from indexed torrents. Avg: 40 million searches per month.

    Mininova: Successor to Suprnova.org – a search engine and directory of torrent files. Anonymous uploads, no IP address logging of users, no porn. over 550,000 torrents in the database, over 4 Billion downloads.

    The Pirate Bay (aka TPB ): Based in Sweden where torrent trackers are not illegal. No content is filtered or removed as long as it is clearly labeled.

    TorrentSpy: Tracks externally hosted torrent files and provides a forum to comment on them. Integrates Digg -like user-driven content site ShoutWire’s feed into its front page.

    Torrentz: Tracks nearly 7 million torrents in a searchable portal.

    The 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Dubai – Sept 2016 #last #minute

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    Best Affordable Hotels in Dubai

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    2 travellers mentioned “cheap place ” and “cheapest place ” when describing this hotel.

    “The HI Express is a no frills place; if you are stopping over in Dubai and want a cheap place. this would be good for you. I had a flight at 7 am, so instead of driving over Abu. “

    “This was the cheapest place I could find at the airport by far and I was impressed with what I got. All the mod-cons with the exception of wifi. Breakfast is included too which is a. “

    5 travellers mentioned “budget hotels ” and “budget ” when describing this hotel.

    “I’ve stayed in many “budget” hotels and this is the nicest to date. The checkin was quick, there is adequate basement parking but beware of the heat down there – i sware it was so. “

    “Best customer service and v nice hotel interior. Can’t ask for more in this budget

    “Room was v neat and clean. u would recommend it to everyone with budget. But u ll get more than expected. Even in the rooms. There are dryers, iron and table. I mean wow. “

    “Very nice staff, a guy called Hacen was very nice, gave us a generous discount. The room was spacious and clean. Free and fast wifi. Restroom, big and nice. Lovely hotel and. “

    “It was quite nice hotel, absolutely clean with not very friendly staff specially the receptionists (specially when I was asking for city tours and exchange). good wifi. delicious breakfast buffet. “

    “This hotel is a very good, cheap option for Dubai. I found this hotel through agoda and spent only 45 dollars a night. When I arrived Check-in only took around 5 minutes. My room. “

    “We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We found it difficult finding budget accommodation in Dubai and were happy with this hotel. Yes the rooms decor is old, however the linen was clean, the A/C worke. “

    “We had to stay there on emergency for one night, price is cheap but forgot to mention that we need a non-smoking room (our mistake), were so tired to change rooms so accordingly. “

    “This is a conveniently located (just across from Deira City Centre mall and most importantly the metro station) hotel which provides decent accommodation for the price. The rooms are small but adequat. “

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    Island Inn – South Padre Island, Texas 78597 hotel – Hotel on

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    Welcome to the Island Inn, a South Padre Island hotel!

    The Island Inn hotel is situated in the heart of South Padre Island, easy access to the beach and many attractions. While staying at Island Inn hotel, just walk to the beach and explore yourself. You will experience the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.This South Padre Island hotel is located within walking distance to all major activities. Birding Center, the South Padre Island Convention Center, Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Isla Blanca Park are within 5 minutes from hotel. The hotel is just minutes from historic Port Isabel and Laguna Madre. Gladys Porter Zoo and the Mexico border are only minutes away.

    This friendly hotel has spacious guest rooms include new 43″ LED TVs with cable and extended channels. In addition to standard rooms, handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are available. For guest convenience, all rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. There is an on-site laundry facility for guest use.Hotel guest will also enjoy Free continental breakfast, free coffee, free outdoor pool and free high speed Wi-Fi.

    No matter what your interests, South Padre Island offers one of the most fantastic beach vacation destinations in the world. It is the perfect tropical getaway whether you’re here for business or pleasure.The entire staff of Island Inn welcomes you to South Padre Island, the southern- most tropical tip of Texas. We sincerely hope that you will decide to stay with us and in return we promise to do our utmost to make your stay as pleasant as possible and make you feel right at home.

    Guests will enjoy a clean, comfortable room and a friendly staff at the Island Inn hotel in South Padre Island, Texas. Whether you are here for business or pleasure you are sure to enjoy our hospitality and rates. We whole heartedly thank you for trusting us for your lodging needs.

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    Larry the Cable Guy

    The man who added the catch phrases Git-R-Done and Lord, I Apologize to the American lexicon and drew fans by the pickup truckload to his shows proved to be one of the most successful comics of the early 2000s. Dan Whitney, known better as Larry the Cable Guy, claims he was born in the back of an El Camino during a Foghat concert. His drawl may sound Southern, but Larry was raised on a pig farm in Pawnee City, NE. His upbringing was conservative, traditional, and churchgoing. That didn t mean that strip bars were out of the question when Larry reached 18 (maybe even a little earlier). Fascinated by this redneck life — redneck being a term he is not only fine with, but endorses — and always looking to comment on it, Larry used his humorous observations to captivate his friends, who dared him to try his hand at standup. He did in 1986 and the fans reaction to his slow, approachable style had him hooked. Two years later, he relinquished his title as funniest bellhop at the Ramada Inn and set out for a career in comedy.

    His one-liner-filled act soon caught word-of-mouth fire in the South and brought him to the attention of television. Appearances on Evening at the Improv and Comic Strip Live increased his fan base past rural America, but it was on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show on radio that Larry got the most exposure. His success with radio continued when he became a regular on Jeff Foxworthy s Country Countdown Show and Larry soon started syndicating his commentaries to 14 markets across the country. In 2000 Foxworthy invited the comic to join his Blue Collar Comedy Tour, along with Bill Engvall. The successful tour grossed $15 million, sold more than 1 million copies when released on DVD, and turned Larry into a superstar. His debut CD, Lord, I Apologize, appeared in 2001 and became the Dark Side of the Moon of the comedy charts — sticking in the Top 20 for two years running.

    In 2002, a Comedy Central airing of Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie became the network s highest-rated movie in its 12-year history, even with the DVD widely available. Larry the Cable Guy: Git-R-Done became his first solo DVD in 2003, and a year later Larry, Foxworthy, and Engvall turned their tour into the highly rated television show Blue Collar TV. Wearing his redneckness as a badge of honor while hating political correctness and racism equally made Larry a hard target for detractors, but he made news with a 2004 appearance on the morning talk show The View. Clay Aiken fans bombarded the show and the comic with hate email when the comic declared, I m on the Clay Aiken diet. That s where you pop in a Clay Aiken CD and try to keep food down.

    Ignoring the controversy, Larry spread holiday cheer at the end of the year with his new CD, A Very Larry Christmas, and appeared on Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again. The Right to Bare Arms appeared in March the next year. The year 2006 was devoted mostly to film, with Larry starring in his own feature film, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and supplying the voice of Mater in the animated Disney/Pixar film Cars. He also appeared on the CD and DVD Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road that year, before returning to his solo career in early 2007 with the album Morning Constitutions. By the end of 2007 his second holiday effort, Christmastime in Larryland, hit the shelves.

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    A Very Larry Christmas

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    The Right to Bare Arms

    The Right to Bare Arms

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    The Right to Bare Arms

    Donny the Retard

    A Very Larry Christmas

    The Right to Bare Arms

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    The Best of Larry the Cable Guy


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    Dysfunctional Family Christmas


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    Cars Toon – Mater’s Tall Tales


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    The Entrance Accommodation – Sapphire Palms Motel Room Information #best #travel #deals

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    Accommodation at Sapphire Palms Motel

    Accommodation at Sapphire Palms Motel

    Queen Room

    Our Queen rooms come with 1 queen bed which has a special coil system for additional support when sleeping, and condusive to a great nights sleep! Queen rooms are located on the ground floor and are in an air conditioned/heated room with ensuite.

    Non-smoking and includes free WiFi internet, bar fridge, coffee making facility. They accomadate up to 2 guests.

    HD TV, DVD. Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request.We also have a guest kitchen with toaster/microwave/stove top available to all guests year round.

    Great location, these rooms are easy access, walk in shower and come with 1 free allocated parking spot. Complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks. We are excited to now offer free Wi fi in all our rooms!

    Deluxe Queen Room

    Deluxe Queen Room consists of pillowtop mattress beds being 1 Queen and 1 single bed in an air conditioned/Heated Room with ensuite.

    Non-smoking SOME include free WiFi internet, some do not ring the property if this is a priority, bar fridge, coffee making facility, HD TV, DVD. Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request.

    These rooms come with fabulous bedding, very comfortable pillow top mattresses getting rave reviews from our guests.The room accommodates up to 3 guests.

    Complimentary tea and coffee and mini milks.

    Free allocated parking spot.

    Premium Room Adults Only Room

    Premium Room is an adults only room and is a newly renovated modern style with premium linens and bedwares and consist of 1 Queen and 1 single bed in an air conditioned/Heated Room with ensuite.All other rooms apart from this one are child friendly, but this one has fine linens hence we allow adults only.

    Non-smoking and includes free WiFi internet, easy access to the pool and spa on the property,a mini bar fridge, coffee making facility,complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks, HD TV, DVD.

    Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request.

    Capacity for up to 3 adults, with free allocated parking spot.

    Family Room

    Our family Room is of modern style located at the front of the property.It consists of 1 Queen and 2 single beds that are all comfortable pillow top mattress beds, in an air conditioned/Heated Room with ensuite.It is a small to medium size room accommodating 4 guests at maximum.

    Non-smoking and include free WiFi internet, bar fridge, coffee making facility, complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks, HD TV, DVD.

    Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request.

    Deluxe Family Room

    Our Deluxe Family room consists of two queen beds and a single bed, and caters for up to 5, in airconditioned/heated room with an ensuite.Non-smoking and includes free WIFI, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks,HD TV, DVD.

    Toaster/micrwave/hairdryer/iron available on request.

    Modern style renovated room and bathroom.Complimentary allocated car space.Located in close convenience to the pool at the front of the property.

    Large Family Room

    Our Large Family room is spacious and allows for a large family of up to 5 people. It consist of 2 pillowtop mattress Queen beds and 1 single bed in an air conditioned/Heated Room with ensuite. Non-smoking and includes 2.5 seater sofa, full size upright fridge, coffee making facility, HD TV, DVD. Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available as requested.We also include complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks.This room has a private balcony overlooking our famous lucky fish pond.

    Inter-connecting Room

    Our Inter-connecting Room consists of 2 seperate rooms that can be opened as 1 larger interconnecting room, or shut off for privacy as two seperate bedrooms.

    In total there are 2 queen pillowtop mattress beds and 2 single pillowtop mattress beds designed for ultimate comfort in the interconnecting rooms.

    Individually each of these two rooms hold 1 queen and 1 single bed.So the capacity for each room is 3 guests, with a total capacity of both rooms being 6 guests, in an air conditioned/Heated Rooms with 2 ensuites. Non-smoking and includes free WiFi internet, 2 bar fridges, coffee making facility, 2 HD TV, DVD. Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request.These rooms are cosy and practicle.also comes with complimentary tea, coffee and mini milks.

    Deluxe Queen with Balcony

    These rooms consits of 1 queen pillow top mattress bed and 1 single pillow top mattress bed for extra comfort.

    These rooms are located upstairs at the back of the property with private balconies.At the back of the property is located our gazebo area for bbq’s/shaded area and our “lucky” fish pond.Rooms are non smoking inside, smoking welcome on the balconies.The maximum capacity for these rooms are 3 guests.HD TV/DVD, bar fridge, tea/coffee making facility.Toaster available on request.Microwave and cooktop and toaster also avaiable in the guest kitchen downstairs.Shower/ensuite.Complimentary tea/coffee/mini milks.

    Superior King with Balcony

    Comes with 1 large super comfortable king size bed.This room has a private balcony overlooking a garden setting and the tranquil fish pond.Is an air conditioned/Heated room with ensuite. Non-smoking with bar fridge,coffee making facility, complimentary tea,coffee and mini milks,HD TV, DVD. Toaster, microwave, hair dryer and ironing facility are available at request. Comes with 1 complimentary allocated car space.

    Accommodation at The Entrance Central Coast Oceanfront Australia The Entrance #motels #in

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    The Entrance Accommodation

    Situated on a cliff face above the rock pools and ocean baths at The Entrance, our 31 spacious air-conditioned rooms are comfortably appointed and have panoramic views of the ocean from private balconies.

    Four rooms have internal spa baths, four rooms have external spa baths.

    Rooms can accommodate between 2 to 4 people with child cots available. Standard room inclusions are:

    • Quality linen and bedding
    • Tea, coffee and complimentary bottled water
    • Reverse cycle air conditioning
    • 32 inch TVs and Foxtel
    • Iron and board
    • Bar fridge
    • Hair dryer
    • Private balcony with table and chairs and superb view
    • Daily room cleaning – some public holidays excluded
    • Room service available for breakfast and dinner
    • Family rooms have microwaves

    External Spa Bath Rooms accommodate 2 persons only

    These newly renovated rooms on our upper levels contain a queen size bed. They offer superb panoramic views with a spa bath located on the private balcony.

    Internal Spa Bath Rooms accommodate 2 persons only

    These newly renovated rooms on our upper levels contain a queen size bed. The rooms provide stunning ocean views that can be seen via the balcony or alternatively through shuttered windows that open from your internal spa bath.

    Ocean View Rooms accommodate 2-4 persons (prices vary based on level)

    Standard rooms contain a queen size bed and single bed.
    Family rooms contain a queen size bed and double sofa or trundle bed (single bed with slide out single bed underneath).
    Beach level rooms are the same as family rooms and also have an outdoor timber setting and small lawn courtyard, ideal for toddlers.

    Ocean Side Rooms accommodates 2 – 4 persons

    These newly renovated rooms are located on our top level and contain a queen size bed and trundle bed (single bed with slide out single underneath). They do not feature a private balcony but do offer partial ocean views.

    Welcome to the Colonial Inn Tamw #best #deals #hotels

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    Colonial Inn Motel Tamworth

    Welcome to the Colonial Inn Motel Tamworth – Australia Country Music Capital and home of the world famous Country Music Festival.

    The Colonial Inn is a family owned and operated motel that offers quiet, comfortable and clean accommodation without having to spend a fortune.

    The Colonial Inn is a 3.5 star motel (AAA rated).
    To receive a 3.5 star rating a motel must obtain between 670 and 720 points.

    Our last 2 ratings were 757 points and 777 points. well above the 3.5 star levels,

    placing us consistently amongst the highest rating 3.5 star motels in Australia.

    Situated on 3 acres of gardens overlooking the Peel River, the Colonial Inn is the ideal stop to relax and refresh after your journey. Our 60 seat licensed restaurant, ‘The Heritage’ offers a wide range of home style cooking and the biggest steaks west of the Great Divide.

    With all facilities on-site, the motel is a popular stop for travelers and corporate guests who enjoy a friendly welcome and warm hospitality.

    The motel is Tamworth’s premier coach and tour motel, specialising in catering for large groups. Visit our tour page for more information.

    Our motel like most motels has a cancellation policy. Individuals need to give us 24 hours notice. Groups need to provide 48 hours notice. This is often too late to fill rooms but at least provides us with an opportunity to be able to do so.
    Family rooms are charged based upon number of beds required made with booking, changes to bookings must occur 24 hours prior.
    Rooms are set upon basis of family requirements and groups mean setting up of rooms according to requirements.
    Please keep us informed of any changes we are here to help.
    Music Festival bookings need to be filled for refunds to be given.