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Ep 6: Let's "Start The Conversation(s)" with Patty Webster

Bringing Life To Hospice

Release Date: 04/01/2021

Ep 17: Providing Exceptional Care to Veterans show art Ep 17: Providing Exceptional Care to Veterans

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Moya Cook, Nurse Practioner for the Marion VA Medical Center, shares how to better understand veteran's mindset and military culture to provide those who served with the best care.  Suggested Read: Living with Grief Series- Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death by Hospice Foundation of America https://www.amazon.com/Improving-Veterans-Facing-Illness-Death/dp/1893349160

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Ep 16: The Importance of Volunteering show art Ep 16: The Importance of Volunteering

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April is National Volunteer Month and we are celebrating through a conversation with two of our Hospice of Southern Illinois Volunteers. Linda Buescher and Abbey Iffrig talk hospice volunteering, how COVID-19 changed the volunteering landscape, and more in our latest episode.

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Ep 15: Listen to Your Heart show art Ep 15: Listen to Your Heart

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Dr. Ellen Middendorf sits down to share all about hospice and heart health. This conversation details how symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure patients are managed through hospice. We will also debunk some heart-related myths so you know the ways, big and small, to keep your heart healthy.

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Ep 14 Traditions Over the Holidays show art Ep 14 Traditions Over the Holidays

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Join Hospice of Southern Illinois Staff members as they discuss their holiday traditions and memories. In this episode, we'll also discuss ideas to honor loved ones who have passed.

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Ep 13: Grief and the Calendar with Lisa Simonin, MSS LCSW show art Ep 13: Grief and the Calendar with Lisa Simonin, MSS LCSW

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Lisa Simonin is a licensed social worker and bereavement counselor. In this episode, She shares how the calendar, and specifically holidays, may affect our grief and traditions. Lisa provides advice on how to keep the memory of our loved ones alive during the holidays, while still healing in the grieving process.

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Ep 12: Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacy with Dr. Emily Oliver show art Ep 12: Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacy with Dr. Emily Oliver

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Dr. Emily Oliver is 1 of 31 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists in the country. She shares her heartwarming story leading her into this work, the role of a Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist and how compassionate, quality of life focused care helps patients and families during their end of life journey. Further, she is hosting and educational series on our blog this month on a variety of pharmacy related topics for American Pharmacists Month. Enjoy this packed episode and learn more: www.hospice.org/blog.

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Ep 11: Cheryl's 10 Cents About Hospice of Southern Illinois show art Ep 11: Cheryl's 10 Cents About Hospice of Southern Illinois

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This episode's title holds special meaning worth 10 fold. Cheryl shares caregiver insight, stories, her 10 cents about her caregiving journey, and our support for herself and her mom. Cheryl loved her mother's company. So as she grew older, she had her mom move in. It wasn't until a stroke and a diagnosis of advanced dementia that Cheryl made the decision to get more support from healthcare professionals, eventually calling Hospice of Southern Illinois. Rose was loved by many and will never be forgotten.

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Ep 10: Barbara Karnes Legacy & Caregiving Tips show art Ep 10: Barbara Karnes Legacy & Caregiving Tips

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Barbara Karnes, American Hospice Pioneer, award winning nurse who wrote Gone From My Sight, and NHPCO Hospice Innovator Award winner, shares her life's journey that grew her into the advocate and leader she is today. It's a wonderful story that transitions us into the wealth of knowledge she has for caregivers and grief. She provides useful tips that is sure to resonate with you or those who are looking to learn along with us. Check out her famous book and new resources on her website and Instagram!

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Ep 9: Navigating Your Healthcare Journey with Joy Paeth show art Ep 9: Navigating Your Healthcare Journey with Joy Paeth

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Joy shares abundant community resources and how to navigate the available services with aging loved ones. Let us be your compass when finding the best home care settings, additional personal care, and more options as your loved ones healthcare needs change. Have you heard of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Meals on Wheels, Respite Care, Stress Buster Training, or Memory Cafes? We dive into it all here! Not a local listener? Joy explains access to more resources too. Get connected and ask for help!

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Ep 8: Dementia Chat with Dr. Rohlfing show art Ep 8: Dementia Chat with Dr. Rohlfing

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Today's guest, Dr. Amy Rohlfing, Assistant Medical Director for Hospice of Southern Illinois and CMO for Red Bud Regional Hospital, shares personal stories and professional advice and education about dementia and dementia related diagnoses, like Alzheimer's Disease. We cover specific scenarios families and caregivers may experience during a journey with dementia. We also debunk common misconceptions related to these illnesses. Finally, we touch on some medication questions and deprescribing in hospice care.

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Our guest, Patty Webster, from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement joins us from 7,500 miles away from where we are right now to talk more about The Conversation Project and National Healthcare Decisions Day. Patty’s professional roots run right from her heart and we can’t wait to dive into our talk today! Let’s start the conversation about your health and your wishes, your way.