While most people have heard the term hospice before, there can be confusion about what hospice care really is and what it isn’t. Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, a hospice physician at Florida Hospital, provides information and insight about what hospice can do for patients at the end of their lives.Dr. Suzanne Karefa-JohnsonWhat is hospice? What isn’t hospice? Hospice isn’t a place, but rather is a way of caring that brings comfort to people with a life-limiting illness. The focus is on enhancing a patient’s quality of life. Each patient and his or her caregivers receive individualized care that meets their unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on caring, not curing, and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process.“Hospice is truly the best model for delivering end-of-life care,” says Dr. Karefa-Johnson. “The goal is to seamlessly integrate life, dying and the process for family members after a loved one has died.”Does hospice mean you have to go to the hospital, a nursing home or a special center? Or, can my loved one receive in home hospice care in his/her own bed? Because hospice is a way of delivering care at the end of life, it goes to where the patient is.“Most patients in hospice are at home, but some are in nursing homes, assisted living, or the hospital,” explains Dr. Karefa-Johnson. “It’s not about where the patient is, it’s about what they need. Some hospice organizations do have brick and mortar facilities, but hospice care is not tied to a location.”Who makes up the hospice medical team?The interdisciplinary hospice team includes a physician, nurse, social worker, non-denominational chaplain, certified nursing assistant, trained volunteer and bereavement counselor.“The hospice team meets with the patient and family to create an integrated care plan to address each patient’s unique needs. Each member of the team works to provide the patient and family with the care and support they need,” Dr. Karefa-Johnson says.Is hospice only for elderly patients? “No, although many people have that perception,” says Dr. Karefa-Johnson. “Hospice is there for patients of any age dealing with a terminal disease. Medicare hospice benefits can be activated when two physicians certify that a patient has six months or less to live.”Does hospice assist the family after the patient dies?Yes, hospice provides continuous support for 13 months following the death of a loved one with individual counseling, grief support groups, workshops, social groups and literature. Is hospice covered by medical insurance, Medicare or Medicaid? Hospice services are covered under Medicare Part A, Medicaid and most private insurances. This benefit covers the hospice team’s services, medications, supplies and equipment related to the patient’s life-limiting illness. There may be co-pays, co-insurance or a deductible under insurance plans. Hospice staff will work with patients, families, insurance providers and other resources to ensure the patient receives all the benefits available.What criteria should I consider if there’s more than one hospice program available?You should be sure that any hospice program is Medicare certified. Medicare requires certified hospices to provide minimum requirements of care, but the quality and quantity of services may vary greatly.“Talk to your family, friends and physician for hospice recommendations,” suggests Dr. Karefa-Johnson. “Also ask about the credentials and training of the hospice staff, as well as any extra services, such as pet therapy or aromatherapy, as these can vary from hospice to hospice. The goal should be to find the hospice program that is right for you and will address what is important to you.”When is it time for hospice?Many patients and families consider hospice care when there is an incurable disease with a life-limiting prognosis and curative treatment is no longer available or desired.“I recommend that families have ‘courageous conversations’ about end-of-life planning before the need becomes imminent,” Dr. Karefa-Johnson says. “And don’t wait to contact hospice once you have a life-limiting prognosis. Everyone we work with always says they wish they had contacted hospice sooner.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here Vivian You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleApopka Veterans Day events and special offersNext articleHow did your neighbor vote? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR So many patients just do not fully know the differences between hospice and palliative care. Even children can receive palliative care and continue to live and thrive as their illness is either cured or better treated. Of course, children can also receive hospice care if they are nearing the end of a terminal illness. I’m glad to see that you are sharing this kind of information to educate patients about what is involved in hospice care. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter January 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: Finance Money Rathbone Unit Trust Management has launched the Rathbone Core Investment Fund for Charities.The fund will offer a multi-asset investment strategy to complement the existing Rathbone Active Income and Growth Fund. It has been specifically structured for charities with the aim of delivering long-term capital growth and a level of income while employing a total return approach.The fund will invest in a diverse range of asset classes, and will not invest directly in companies manufacturing tobacco or tobacco products, or companies that derive more than 10% of their revenues from the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, armaments, gambling, high interest rate lending or pornography.It will be managed by Andrew Pitt, investment director and head of charities, London at Rathbones.Pitt said:“This fund marks a significant addition to the investment opportunities we can offer our charities clients. Rathbones is committed to helping charities preserve and grow their investment capital, and this new fund is specifically tailored to their needs.” 87 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 20 October 2016 | News Rathbone launches new charity investment fund 88 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The Juice Academy & HootsuiteThe Juice Academy has formed a partnership with Hootsuite to support apprentices and charities in the North West region. Juice Academy apprentices will receive training on how to use the platform, as well as free licenses for the duration of their apprenticeship programme and guest lectures from Hootsuite’s leading practitioners. Hootsuite will also fund the ‘top up fee’ of one charitable/not for profit organisation on every Juice Academy cohort going forward. It means that charities can put the people who run their social media platforms on the programme to be professionally trained by Juice Academy tutors free of charge. 858 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis78 The Pavers Foundation & Macmillan Cancer Support The Pavers Foundation, founded by family-owned shoe retailer, Pavers, has donated £62,500 to Macmillan Cancer Support, after staff nominated it to be their charity of the year. Through the donation, 2,232 Macmillan nursing hours will be funded to help care for those affected by cancer across the UK. The charity of the year initiative involved staff in the head office and across the 169 Pavers stores voting for their favourite charity from a shortlist of four. To show support to its three runner-up charities, The Foundation also donated £2,500 to Brain Tumour Charity, Children with Cancer UK and Barretstown. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis78 Melanie May | 18 April 2019 | News P&O Cruises & Teenage Cancer TrustP&O Cruises has raised £300,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. The partnership began in 2015 and is aiming to smash its half a million target by December 2020. To raise the money, the team at P&O Cruises took part in fundraising initiatives both at their head office and on-board, such as foreign coin collections, summer fete events, and donations from ship visit ticket sales. The team has also taken on sponsored challenges such as the London and Edinburgh Marathons. At least half of the £300,000 was raised through P&O Cruises ‘Trek the Deck’ challenge, a 5km walk around the ship’s deck. Guests donate £10 to enter, and receive a specially designed Teenage Cancer Trust and P&O Cruises t-shirt. The activity was originally launched on two ships during summer 2018, but it was so popular with passengers that it is now a year-round feature on the entire fleet. It’s @WWF’s @earthhour ?? tonight—switch off for the planet between 8.30-9.30pm! Have an Octopus Energy smart meter? Pledge to halve your energy use and we’ll donate £5 to World Wildlife Fund if you do ? #OctopusforEarthHour #Connect2Earth Pledge now: https://t.co/UVLjiI3bCt pic.twitter.com/nCXi9Jwuyj— Octopus Energy (@octopus_energy) March 30, 2019Octopus Energy & WWFOctopus Energy donated £5 to WWF on behalf of every smart metered customer who halved their domestic consumption between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 30 March – Earth Hour. Eligible Octopus Energy customers received their usual electricity consumption for that hour, calculated using smart meter tech and based on the household’s average electricity consumption for the previous four Saturdays and were challenged to beat it by using less than half. Miller Homes & Habitat for HumanityA team of volunteers from Miller Homes are taking part in a Global Village Trip to Malawi for development charity, Habitat for Humanity in a bid to transform the lives of families in the African country. The volunteers will be helping to build new homes for orphans and vulnerable children, Each volunteer will have to raise a minimum of £1,000 to be a part of the trip, and the rest is being funded by Miller Homes. Well Pharmacy & Stroke AssociationWell Pharmacy and Stroke Association have announced their end of partnership results, with over £200,000 raised and over 86,000 blood pressure checks completed. Launching in January 2017, the key aim of the partnership was to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke, to encourage the general public to get their blood pressure checked and treated to reduce the risk of stroke. By the end of the partnership in December 2018, 2,726 ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’ events had taken place in the pharmacies, with Well Pharmacy teams completing over 86,000 blood pressure checks across the UK – 72% above target. Over £200,000 had also been raised with Well Pharmacy’s Director of Transformation, Chris Ellett completing 12 challenges in 12 months; and the company’s Healthcare Service Centre in Stoke-on-Trent raising a total of £17,000. 857 total views, 2 views today Here are ten corporate partnerships benefitting charities in a range of ways, from raising vital funds, to providing and supporting valuable services. Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Oliver Bonas and UK YouthOliver Bonas has chosen UK Youth to be its Be Kind Charity Partner for 2019 and 2020. It will be supporting UK Youth through raising awareness of its work, donations from the sale of a range of products in store, online and team fundraising, and providing engagement opportunities for young people to develop their skills and experience. Oliver Bonas will also donate 4p out of every 5p paper bag sold to UK Youth. A number of OB products will be sold in aid of UK Youth across the two-year partnership with many developed with the UK Youth team and their young members. 10 corporate partnerships benefitting charities around the UK ThirdWay Group & Sabre EducationThirdWay Group’s charitable venture ThirdWay Trust has partnered with Sabre Education. Since last year Thirdway has encouraged clients to twin their toilets on projects it has worked on with Toilet Twinning. Now, in collaboration with Sabre Education, ThirdWay is offering clients the opportunity to twin other areas of their commercial office space such as tea-points and boardrooms, funding the build of school kitchen facilities or classrooms respectively in the developing world. The partnership launched in April with a football fundraiser day, inviting subcontractors and other friends of the business along to compete and raising over £13,000 in one afternoon. This money is enough for a school kitchen facility in Ghana, furnishing of a classroom in Ghana and also will enable the build of 100 clean, safe toilets. Simply & The Grace Dear TrustSimply, the non-bank lender, has chosen The Grace Dear Trust as its first-ever annual charity. The Grace Dear Trust is a mental health charity close to Simply’s heart, set up after losing Grace, a friend of two Simply employees, to suicide in February 2017. The charity was chosen after a shortlist of charities was put to a company-wide vote. Simply has already kicked off its fundraising efforts: at a recent staff event, it raffled 17 prizes, donated by the company’s partners, and raised over £3000. Future events are being planned and are likely to include sponsored runs and other sporting events. Simply will match all monies raised throughout the next 12 months, pound for pound. JD.com & WWFJD.com is partnering with WWF again this year in support of the Earth Hour movement. Under the partnership, JD has launched a range of sustainability initiatives in recycling and green packaging across its business, including a new round of clothing recycling, where clothing picked up from its customers is sent either to recycling facilities or distributed to those in need. As part of the effort, a dozen universities and companies have set up physical booths where people can donate clothes. A similar drive last year collected more than 200,000 items from 47 cities across China, and a total of more than 1 million items of clothing have been collected so far under JD’s programme. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
March 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF_en News News April 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential pardon for journalist who published translation of Koran News Reporters Without Borders hails President Hamid Karzai’s decision to pardon former journalist Ahmed Ghous Zalmai, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in September 2008 for publishing a translation of the Koran into Dari (the Persian dialect spoken in Afghanistan).Issued a few days ahead of the Persian New Year festival of Nawruz, the pardon also affects Mohammad Ateef Noori, the printer, and Qari Mushtaq, the mullah who approved the translation.“President Karzai is repairing an injustice in which three men were severely punished for just wanting to promote understanding of the Koran within the Dari-speaking population,” Reporters Without Borders said.An Afghan culture ministry official confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the three men have already been freed. International Pen, for its part, was able to speak to the Zalmai family after his release.More information about Ahmed Ghous Zalmai:http://www.rsf.org/President-asked-to-intercede-in.html to go further Receive email alerts News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation
WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Google+ It’s now time to move on from the damage caused by the Chief Medical Officer’s statement last week.That’s according to Letterkenny Chamber President, Michael Margey who says the Donegal brand is strong and that message now more so than ever needs to be promoted.The impact of Dr Tony Holohan’s comments that Covid-19 was circulating at dangerously high levels in Donegal as a result of non-compliance was felt by many businesses across the county this week with hotels, transport companies and others being hit with cancellations.Mr Margey speaking on the Nine til Noon Show today, says it’s vital that people see Donegal for the prosperous county that it is:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/margey1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – May 7, 2021 AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Now time to move on from CMO’s comments – L’Kenny Chamber President FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDuffy’s loan spell with Celtic is cut shortNext articleSinn Fein Deputy says it’s time for fresh approach for party in Derry News Highland Facebook
Surface air temperature records from stations on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula show a higher degree of interannual variability and stronger long-term warming trends than recorded elsewhere in Antarctica. Possible mechanisms for driving these fluctuations are investigated. The extreme climatic sensitivity of this region may be linked to a stronger coupling between temperatures and regional sea-ice extent than is seen elsewhere in Antarctica. Significant interannual persistence of air temperature anomalies suggests a link with ocean temperatures or circulation.
Overgrowth competition, sub-lethal mortality (some zooids killed but colony survives) and subsequent growth from fragments, and diversity of communities encrusting rocks (pebble through to boulder size) were examined from five Antarctic localities, along a latitudinal gradient. There were distinct gradients in the ecology of both assemblages and individual species with latitude within the Southern Ocean. Compared with warm-water equivalents, the polar assemblages had many fewer species, considerably less variability in species richness, highly transitive interactions and lower incidences of interspecific encounters. There is no gradual transition but a dramatic alteration of assemblage and species level ecology around the margins of the Southern Ocean, which may primarily be due to ice scour. Sub-lethal mortality was common and peaked on different boulder sizes along the Antarctic Peninsula. This is indicative of the disturbance dine along the region.