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Aging animals get hospice care at Denver Zoo

FOX31 Denver - Oct 13, 2016
Just like us, animals get older and have to be taken care of. There are several animals at the Denver Zoo that you don't get to see when you visit because they are under special hospice care until they pass away. The Denver Zoo has more than 4,200 animals.

LSU mascot Mike VI moved to hospice care

ESPN - Oct 11, 2016
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Officials say Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot has been transferred to hospice care and will no longer be out in the yard of his campus habitat. Mike VI has spindle cell sarcoma, which has spread from the tiger's skull ...

EvergreenHealth Hospice Care Center celebrates 25 years of ...

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter - Oct 12, 2016
The EvergreenHealth Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Care Center held its 25th Anniversary Celebration at the end of September, honoring the community of ...

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Hospice Care books

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

by: Atul Gawande

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs.
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Get What's Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs

by: Philip Moeller
A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money.

Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans—Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance.
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Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations

by: Peter J. Fos, David J. Fine
Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the application of epidemiological principles to the delivery of health care services and management of health care organizations. As health administration becomes evidence- and population-based, it becomes critical to understand the impact of disease on populations of people in a service area. This book also addresses the need of health organizations’ to demonstrate emergency preparedness and respond to bioterrorism threats.
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CCM Certification Made Easy: Your Guide to Passing the Certified Case Manager Exam

by: Deanna Cooper Gillingham RN CCM

You’ve Probably Noticed That CCMC Recently Revised the CCM Exam

We are extremely pleased to tell you that CCM Certification Made Easy had been updated to it’s Second Edition, and includes all the new material recently added to the CCM Exam including: