Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare offers workshops and seminars on all topics surrounding hospice, disease progression, spiritual comfort, end-of-life care and healthy grieving. Request a speaker now.
Hospice—What Can It Do For You: A broad look at how hospice works to benefit patients and their families confronted with a life-limiting illness.
Sharing Through Volunteering: Describes the role a layperson can play as a part of the hospice team to support patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.
Do Your Loved Ones Know What You Want: A discussion about having conversations about your medical treatment in the event that you can’t speak for yourself, sharing your values and writing a plan that helps ensure that your health care choices are respected.
What Did You Say: Active listening skills are actually a rare commodity in our culture and perhaps the most important skill to have in supporting an individual or family in crisis.
Come Along Side Me: You don’t have to be a hospice volunteer to help a friend or family member with terminal disease. We will share some of the knowledge we have gained over the years on how to help when this crisis comes into someone’s life.
Hard Choices for Loving People: A discussion of hard choices families are often faced with as they receive and participate in health care.
Caregiver Support and Education Series: This series offers the family caregiver valuable information to aid them as they provide care for a loved one.
You Matter—Caring For Yourself While Caring For Others: This program offers the family caregiver valuable information on the rewards of caring for their loved one.
Feeling Good When You Feel Bad: Understanding pain management.
What’s Stressing You Out: How to identify stress and ways to handle stress.
Life is a Parade: It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one decline due to illness. This presentation focuses on making the most of your times together and bringing joy to someone you love, even if there is dementia associated with that person’s illness.
SPIRITUAL CARE TOPICS
The Spiritual You: If we are all spiritual beings then that spirit within us needs to be nurtured, whether religion is a part of our life or not. This presentation discusses some ways that can happen even in life’s difficult times.
Let It Go: The definition of forgiveness is the process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against another. There is power in forgiveness—to forgive is to grant peace to ourselves.
Listening to the Wounded Spirit: How to help others with the hurt and hang-ups resulting from spiritual abuse.
Be Blessed: Exploring ways you can stay connected with your faith community and personal spiritualty during times of illness and stress.
Nourishing Those We Love: A practical experience in the art of feeding patients at the end of life. Comfort eating and feeding methods will be reviewed.
Grief, A Natural Response: This program will identify normal grief reactions and offer ways to help a grieving individual.
Old Enough To Love, Old Enough to Grieve: Program will examine similarities and differences in the ways children and adults grieve.
Keeping Compassion—Ways to Avoid Compassion Fatigue: Designed for the healthcare professional, this session looks at how to remain compassionate when coping with chronic or terminal illness, dying and death.
When Grief Comes to The Workplace: Designed to build an understanding of loss in employee lives while reducing the impact on work performance.
What to Say: People are often at a loss for words in the presence of those who are dying and grieving. This session will explore what is helpful to say and not to say.
Give Sorrow Words: One of the ways grief can be expressed is through a variety of writing methods including journaling, storytelling and poetry. For those inclined to write about their experience, here are some starting points.