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How to select the right Hospice service

Hospices in Atlanta

Booking at a hospice in atlanta is as easy as picking up the phone, contacting a nurse, asking a few questions and signing your family member up for hospice care. What is not easy is finding out which hospice site makes the most sense for you and your family. There are so many of them that if you just type “hospice care” and your city’s name into Google’s search engine, you can spend a lot of time sifting through the results listed. My friend found a better way to narrow down her options to pick a long-term care facility where her family member can feel at home.

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The Phone is Your Friend

First, she did some good fashioned investigation. Sure, she started on the internet, like most folks would in that position. However, she took a look at the websites listed on the first couple of pages of Google. She was looking for a well planned site that gave as much information as possible to entice family members to call to learn more. One of her main deal-breakers was a site that was not updated and did not have basics like services, hours and contact information listed. When you are looking for a place for your mother, father, sibling or spouse to call home in their final moments, the last thing you want is to choose a place that is comfortable skimping on quality with the basics. After all, if they can not be bothered with a nice website, what else might they be comfortable forgoing when it comes to the care of your family member?

Once the website met her standards, she called up each place with a list of questions. Some websites she found had really nice blogs that answered a lot of her most basic questions. She took that as a good sign. A hospice facility that uses its website to educate potential clients is one that is sure to take pride in the care of your family member. The places she called were friendly and what ultimately influenced her to go with one over the other was insurance costs.


Taking the Tour

My friend said she would have taken a tour of the facilities if more than one of them had insurance options that met her needs. I thought that was an excellent idea. It makes sense to get a first-hand idea of the facility by scheduling a tour. Most hospice care staff members are accustomed to family members of potential patients touring the place to get an idea of the type of care their loved ones might receive. They appreciate it as well. It shows them that they can count on you to be an advocate for your loved one and gives them peace of mind as well.

If you are looking for a hospice care for your loved one or yourself, some simple due diligence will go a long way to making sure you select a place that is right. Internet research, phone calls and on-site tours are just a few ways to take great care in selecting the perfect hospice care facility.…

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How To Book the Best Limo Service in St. Louis

A-list sports players have commanded a certain amount of celebrity in the mainstream media. The clothes, style, public exposure and, of course, money help many players craft a larger than life persona. Certainly, they have the means to ride in style as well. While sports stars usually choose to travel in exclusive, high-end vehicles like Bentley and Rolls Royce, some choose to ride in a fashion more commonly accessed by us “normals” when we want to party like a rock star. I’m talking about limos.


Even though renting a limo is a fairly common thing, there are still so many many people who have never had a limo ride. Here in St. Louis limo companies are a dime a dozen. Just google “limo st. louis” and you will find dozens of places that all cater to providing limos and party buses for everything from weddings to divorce parties. If you have never had the pleasure of riding in style, there are a few things you should know.


Make a plan

True story. A friend of mine rented a limousine from this website for a night on the town and forgot to tell the driver that she had multiple stops. He was happy to take her where she wanted to go, but when she got the bill she realized that those stops came at a price. If she had made a plan before her event and shared that plan with her limo rental company, she would have saved time and money. Simply put, the more detailed the itinerary, the better. Providing as much information as possible will keep your limo ride smooth and stress-free.


Blame it on the alcohol

Okay, well maybe don’t do that. But, do ask your limo company if you can bring alcohol on your trip. So many people assume that a limo ride automatically means you’ll be rolling with a fully stocked supply of booze. However, some company are dry. That’s right. Some limo companies do not allow liquor in their vehicles. Some companies are happy to provide your drink of choice…for a fee. And, of course, some will allow you to bring your own. Before making your final decision, make sure you ask about the policy on liquor in the limo.


Leave the lighters at home…

Or at least in your pocket. No matter how laid-back your driver is, do not smoke in the car. Why? Because in most area, smoking in a limo is illegal. Yep. That means punishable with a fine at the very least. After all, that is why most limo service companies have policy against smoking inside their vehicles. It is for your protection as well as theirs. Sure, you could roll the windows down and take your chances. However, even if the windows are down, you are still likely to get smoke on the seat fabric and rugs, leaving behind a distinct smell. Unless you are okay with paying a large cleaning bill for the privilege of smoking, it’s best that you just say no.

Designate a driver

This may sound crazy. Why would you need to have a designated driver if you are being chauffeured around town in a limo? In this case, designating a driver is more in line with choosing a group leader than having someone take command of the wheel at the end of the night. For the driver’s sake, pick one or two people who will be the main point of contact for the driver. It is best that the chosen person be sober as being intoxicated may impair their ability to communicate well. In that way, designating a driver is like…well, designating a driver.


Get connected

Once you visit http://limostlouis.org and confirm your reservation, be sure to ask the limo company to provide you with the best contact numbers in case of emergency. Also, be sure to get your driver’s number as well. This is especially important if you plan on heading to multiple stops during your limo ride. In most cases, if you need to contact your chauffeur for anything, you can do so through the limo service company. However, it is still a good idea to have direct access to your driver by cellphone.


Have fun!

If you think all these tips and rules are meant to stop you from having fun, think again! You will be in a high-end limo, having the time of your life and it should be fun. I just know how stressful it can be if you don’t take a few precautions to ensure a great trip for you and your party. So heed the above advice, but always remember to have fun and enjoy your ride!