Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Long Term Care

Astin Home Care Wins Top Rated Local Business Award

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For their outstanding service throughout the years, Astin Home Care Agency has been honored with the prestigious 2019 Top Rated Local(R) award. Top Rated Local(R) is a highly distinctive award which certifies the excellence of local businesses which have maintained remarkable ratings and reviews on verified review sites online and ranks them based on their overall rating.

This enables consumers to confidently find top rated businesses or service providers in their area. In their case, Astin Home Care has been rated as one of the best non skilled home health care providers in Georgia, and the best in College Park area, with an average rating of 5.00 stars, which has earned them a rating score of 93.00.

"We are happy and humbled to receive this award because it shows our clients are highly satisfied with our services. We strive to provide superior care that keeps our clients and their loved ones healthy, happy, and connected. This recognition assures that Astin Home Care is indeed trustworthy and dependable and has proven its ability to provide in-home care services in the state of Georgia," said Michele Ellis-Williams, proud co-owner of Astin Home Care.

"Our goal is to continue delivering a service that no other home care agency provider can match, and we will continue using the feedback we get to improve our services and better serve our customers. We thank all our loyal clients, our employees, and everyone else who has made this possible."

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About Top Rated Local:

Top Rated Local(R) is a system that empowers both consumers and businesses by solving the widespread challenge of fake reviews, defamatory comments, and other acts of slanderous interferences from competition.

About Astin Home Care Agency:

Astin Home Care Agency is a non-medical home care provider based in Atlanta, Georgia, servicing the areas of Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Pickens, Polk, and Rockdale since 2013.

The Agency has now expanded its services to Douglasville County and will be servicing the city of Douglasville and surrounding cities and towns.

Among the services offered by Astin include personal care services, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship, Alzheimer's and dementia care, stroke care, assistance with rehabilitative therapy, hospice support, non-medical transportation, and concierge services among other non-medical services.

Astin leads in the non-medical home care market in Georgia through innovative care practices and an exceptional commitment to caregiver training. For more information about Astin Home Care, visit

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Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities, Product Launches

End of Life Choices California, Non-Profit Organization Launches

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- End of Life Choices California announced today the official launch of its newly established non-profit organization dedicated to providing factual information and personal support regarding California's End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.

The End of Life Option Act is a California law that permits terminally ill adult patients with the capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed aid-in-dying medication by their doctor if certain conditions are met. The law went into effect on June 9, 2016.

End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) was started by four individuals active in the successful statewide effort to pass the legislation legalizing medical aid in dying for terminally ill Californians. The founders recognized that Californians diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness deserve comprehensive education about, and access to, all legal options concerning their end of life wishes and medical treatment. EOLCCA provides a platform for individuals to fully explore, discuss and make informed choices about end of life options consistent with their personal values and beliefs.

EOLCCA is building a model statewide program, currently launched in Southern California with plans to expand throughout the state, which provides volunteer advocates available to answer questions and provide personal support to anyone seeking to learn more about end-of-life planning.

Client advocate volunteers provide guidance throughout the entire end of life process including: preparing Advance Directives, discussing the possibility of stopping unwanted medical treatment, when to consider hospice or palliative care, or simply how to have conversations with loved ones or doctors about their wishes. In addition to individual patient support, EOLCCA provides informative sessions about the End of Life Option Act to organizations, retirement centers, colleges and universities, non-profits, and more.

"The truth is that we all die. Why not plan for an ending that can retain the dignity of a life lived well and offer some peace to the people you leave behind?" said Judy Neall Epstein, Founding Director and Board President.

End of Life Choices California launched its new website, which details the work they do, and provides contact information, excellent resources, and ways to support the mission by training to be a volunteer and making a donation. All information and personal support is provided free-of-charge. For further information please visit

About End of Life Choices California:
End of Life Choices California is a new non-profit organization (501(c)(3) application pending) whose mission is to provide information and personal support regarding California's End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public. EOLCCA was founded out of an abiding belief that all Californians diagnosed with a terminal illness should have factual information about, and access to, all legal options concerning their end of life wishes. For more information, visit

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Judy Neall Epstein
(760) 636-8009

End of Life Choices California
78-365 Highway 111, #132
La Quinta, CA 92253

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles

Heartstrings Hospice of Columbia and Lexington, SC 2019 Hospice Honors Recipient

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Heartstrings Hospice has been named a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver's point of view.

"We are excited to recognize the 2019 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care," said Misty Skinner, Executive Vice President of Services at HEALTHCAREfirst. "I congratulate Heartstrings Hospice on its success in achieving this highest of honors."

Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2017 through September 2018. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst's Hospice CAHPS database.

Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

Heartstrings Hospice President, Stephen Shroyer, credits highly qualified, team-oriented employees who are full of compassion for a standard of care which has led to this 2019 Hospice Honors recognition. He said, "We have been fortunate to attract healthcare professionals who are passionate for patient and family care. They not only serve patients at the highest level, they work as a team to provide for all medical and spiritual needs."

Heartstrings Hospice is locally owned and operated in the Midlands of South Carolina to help support patients and families during the difficult time of end-of-life events. Heartstrings Hospice's medical director is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Heartstrings professionals have specialized training in the latest therapies for pain and symptom control which enable the patient to live their life fully and as comfortably as possible.

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HEALTHCAREfirst is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). Visit for more on the CAHPS survey program and the Hospice Honors awards.

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