• 00:30

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Differences Caregivers Need to Know

    in Health

    eCareDiary's caregiving expert, Margery Pabst will speak to Dr. John Guarneri, Chairman of Healthcare and Spirituality, Florida Hospital and a caregiver panel about the nuances that define and distinguish palliative care and hospice.

  • 00:59

    What Should I be Looking for in Excellent Home Care for my Loved One?

    in Health

    Welcome to our NEW Time and Format


    Giving us more time for conversation I have extended Conversations In Care to an hour and will be introducing you to Tony Fischer and The Fischer Report.  Join us in conversation!  


    This Week on Conversations In Care


    Let's welcome Aishling Dalton - Kelly.  Aishling is going to help us understand how to find the best Home Care Team for your family and loved ones.  She will help us to understand what to look for and the best questions to ask, to know that you have found a great fit.


    Leran more about Aishling


    Aishling Dalton-Kelly was born and raised in Ireland and is the youngest of ten daughters.  She committed to helping those who are aging after her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and she watched her mother develop dementia.


    Aishling worked closely with her nine sisters to make decisions to care for her mother and father; keeping them home, healthy and happy for as long as they possibly could.  It was through this hands-on and very personal experience that the idea of AishlingCompanion Home Care was born.  The goal in this work is to provide the same level of care for your family's loved ones asAishling was able to provide for her own aging parents.


    Aishling is a dedicated mother of four and business woman.  All of her work building Aishling Companion Home Care is dedicated to her mother and father for the wonderful childhood and life of beautiful traditions and memories that were created for her and her sisters.   


     

  • 01:03

    Episode 1077: Firemedically Speaking: EMS Response to Hospice Patients

    in Training

    Fire Engineering EMS editor Mike McEvoy talks with John Sponholtz, RN, CHPN, AEMT (Tisch Mills FD, Wisconsin) who is a hospice case manager and author of an upcoming article on EMS response to hospice patients.  This prerecorded episode will enlighten you on the various kinds of hospice and palliative care, hospice meds, POSLT and Do Not Resuscitate orders as well as why you should be communicating with hospice any time you respond to one of their patients.

  • 00:27

    Delivering One Less Worry with Culinary Care

    in Health

    In 2006 Courtney White, lost her father due to cancer.  During this turbulent time she remembers, family, friends and neighbors providing meals for her family.  The meals gave her family one less thing to worry about, but also gave them nourishment and hope.


    Through this experience Courtney founded Culinary Care.  


    Join me as I sit down in conversation with Courtney White to learn more about Culinary Care and how they help families in the Chicagoland area.

  • 00:31

    Benefits of Veterinary Hospice Care Services for Your Pet

    in Pets

    Dr. Katherine Goldberg founded Whole Animal Veterinary Hospice with a mission to provide home-based, bond-centered veterinary care with a focus on geriatric support and hospice services. It is Dr. Goldberg’s belief that our relationships with animals are particularly poignant during end of life care. Her belief in the importance of whole body care rather than symptom-specific treatment is an underlying philosophy of the entire practice.


    She is the founder of the Veterinary Society for Hospice & Palliative Care with her close friend & colleague, Dr. Page Yaxley of Michigan State University. This is the only professional veterinary organization dedicated to the advancement of hospice & palliative care, and is laying the groundwork for recognition as a boarded veterinary specialty.


    Join us as we discuss end-of-life decision-making and care for animals, a critical topic that all pet parents will face at some point. Dr. Goldberg will explain what hospice care is and how it can help make this emotional time easier for you and your animal companion.


    Join us in the Tripawds Live Chat during the show or call in with your questions!

  • 00:41

    Secrets of the Male Caregiver

    in Health

    Caregiving can be a difficult job, full of trials, but more often those challenges bring joy.  Being a male caregiver is a unique job that not many men sign up to do. 


    Today join Conversations In Care in this great discussion with  Author Rick Lauber and the Founder of Alzheimer's Music Fest, Vince Zangaro, as they share their stories of caregiving.  Get the male perspective and hear their wonderful stories of love and caregiving.

  • 01:01

    Finding Joy Through Improv with Empire Star Antoine McKay

    in Health

    The first rule of Improv.....Say YES, and...


    As I sat through my son's improv classes over the past few months, I soon realized how instrumental Improv can be in working with those with dementia, dealing with chronic conditions and finding joy in caregiving.  This was a huge Ah Ha moment for me.  Finding joy for patients, caregivers and the entire health care team is essential.  


    I am excited and honored to be able to sit down in conversation with Antoine McKay.


    Enter Stage Left.....  Second City Alum and Star on Empire, Antoine McKay


    Founder and Instructor Antoine McKay has been acting and directing for over 20 years. He studied theatre at Eastern Michigan University and studied under world famous acting coach, Uta Hagen. Mr. McKay has also been blessed to work on the Second City Main Stage in Detroit and Chicago, where he wrote and performed in over 20 shows. He has also starred in numerous commercials and T.V. shows including; Detroit 187 (ABC), ER (NBC), Prison Break (FOX) , Sports Action Team (NBC) and in Feature films such as; “The Weatherman” with Nicholas Cage, ”Someone to Eat Cheese With” with Jeff Garland, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” and “Osso Bucco” with Mike Starr. His most recent series includes "Empire" which is currently Airing on Fox Wednesday's at 8pm central, and "Review" on Comedy Central starring Andy Daly.

  • 00:31

    Hospice Care - The Amazing Benefit for Patient and Families

    in Health

    Hospice Care has been around for a long time and yet people are shy to talk about the subject.  Marilyn Graves is an RN and a long time hospice care provider, she will enlighten us on the many benifts of this gentle and loving philosophy that offers amazing support to patients and their families in a time of their life when it is so desperately needed.  Skilled hospice workers can make this most difficult time much easier on the patient and the family.


    Shirley Gutkowski will try to find out the misconceptions related to hospice care and also find out the many positives when hospice is done right.  Hospice care is a way to add dignity and love at a time when patients and their families are the most vulnerable.  Tune in to listen and learn about this very special way to get the most life out of all your days.


    http://www.nhpco.org/   National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


    https://www.hpna.org    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association


    http://www.dyingwell.org/ about author Dr. Ira Byock, a great advocate for patient and family rights


    http://www.npr.org/programs/death/  Exploring Death in America- NPR programs


     


    Host: Shirely Gutkowski
    Producer: Laurie Samuels

  • 00:29

    Conversations In Care Explores the Importance of Music Therapy in Care & Healing

    in Health

                                                       Where words fail, music speaks - Hans Christian Anderson


    Today on Conversations In Care we will be exploring the role of Music Thearpy in care and healing.  This unique therapy is utilized in many different care settings with patients of all ages.  Join us in conversation as we learn more about this unique modality.


    Host Tami Neumann, sits down in conversation with Max Lerman, Music Therapist from Peace Hospice and Palliative Care in the Chicagoland area.  Max, provides music therapy services for individuals with terminal illnesses.

  • 01:00

    Senior Care and Meeting the Needs of Older Adults

    in Caregiving

    Join us for a conversation on aging, mental health, and chronic illness, in the senior population, and the different levels of care available to help ensure good quality of life in later years. We'll talk with a panel if experts on senior care from northeastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition (PBHAC), a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations concerned about the unmet mental health and substance abuse needs of older adults across the Commonwealth.


    Marquene Klimchok - Admissions Director of Hampton House Rehab and Nursing
    Linda Heath - Admissions and Community Relations for Tiffany Court
    Diane Baldi - CEO for Hospice of the Sacred Heart
    Alyssa Maria - Owner, Home Instead Senior Care 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Healthcare Round Table - Meet the Team

    in Health

    This evening on Conversations In Care I will be introducing you to the Conversations In Care Team!  


    Amy Fields - Contributing Blogger for Conversations In Care


    Tony Fischer - Associate Producer of Conversations In Care and host of The Fischer Report


    Tonight I will be putting these on the hot seat and talking to them about a subject near and dear to my heart.  How can we begin to help patients and practitioners bridge the communication divide?  This and much more tonight on Conversations In Care.

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