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Tonight we discuss with Celeste Toombs the importance of pre-planning for the End of Life. As we are all aware that some day we will leave this earth but don't want to think about the process and the preparation in doing so. Why not make it easier for our loved ones and allow them the time they need to grieve versus the planning part of it. Celeste has embarked upon this entrepreneurial venture to help educate us on creating End of Life plans.
On Thursday July 30th at 5:00 PM CDT Going Home with Tony host Tony Scimeca welcomes End of Life Consultant Marggie Hatala to the traveling Hot Water 911 Boiler Room Studio as part of the Going Home with Tony Road Trip! The show will be airing live from the 5th and Jefferson Coffee Shop in Sturgeon Bay, WI thanks to the kindness of owner Shawna Burr so come by if you're in the area! Marggie Hatala is a Hospice Registered Nurse and a Reiki Master and an End of Life Consultant. End of life is a subject that is uncomfortable for many so we are happy to have Marggie share her suggestions and her experiences. Marggie's book Sally: A Memoir, tells the story of her Mother's journey through aging and death in hospice care. Join us on Thursday July 30th at 5:00 PM CDT.
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According to today's special guest Stephanie Payne, R.N., 1 in 3 senior citizens will suffer some form of elder abuse. That abuse may come from caregivers, but more often than we might believe it comes from their very own families.
Stephanie Payne, a practicing RN, author of The Sandbox Wars, and coproducer of the documentary Legacy Decisions End of Life Decisions The Most Important Gift To Your Family, is here to explain why end of life decisions are the most important gift we give ourselves and our families - why each of us must protect ourselves and our families (while we are of sound mind) through legacy planning.
We have all heard stories about families who fall apart after bitter feuding over their parents' estates. We have also heard stories of children or family members who steal from their elderly parents, change their parents' wills when they become mentally incompetent, or swindle them out of their life savings.
Stephanie Payne is on a mission to prevent these tragedies from happening by creating awareness of the issues and teaching others how to make irrevocable end of life decisions.
Everyone will benefit from the information Stephanie will share today. Save the date and be sure to listen.
To learn more about Stephanie Payne, R.N. please visit http://www.thesandboxwars.com and http://www.legacydecisions.com
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Deanna Cochran, End of Life Doula, RN and Palliative Care Educator talks About Quality of LIfe and a Very Special Hospice Care Service.
Jazz saxophone player, Patrick Traihan joins us and web play some of his original music.
Laura Gelezunas checks in from the retirement paradise south of the border, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
And Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
Dr. Jonas will review a fascinating Advanced Care Planning Symposium he attended at UD last weekend which included an introduction to a new proposed DNR form for Ohio (MOLST form). Grief and loss is the topic of Dr Synonymous Blog this week. Other blogs and tweets may be mentioned as the show moves along. Listen in. Join the chat room.
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End of life decisions are tough and life without a loved one is tougher. Let's honor them in ensuring that their memorial or funeral services are heartfelt. This podcast offers suggestions and great ideas to making end of life services more personable and memorable. Guests Dave Savage and Beverly Molander. www.davesavage.com
Please join our live interview, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST with host Denise Messenger. Our special guest is Judy Flickinger. She is the author of the book, "Spirit Matters: How to Remain Fully Alive with a Life-Limiting Illness. Judy Flickinger was a hospice nurse for the last twelve years of her forty two-year professional life as a registered nurse. During this time she recognized that a healthy spirit (who we are as a person) could make the difference between a miserable death and a positive, meaningful end-of-life experience for both the patients and their loved ones. This information is vitally important to persons faced with a life-limiting illness and everyone else, as well. In 2010 Judy received Central Florida’s “Woman of Hope” award for her book and her work with hospice.
Spirit Matters; & End of Life Health Care with Judy Flickinger
In her book, Spirit Matters, Judy Flickinger offers a seldom-considered but all-important perspective on what really matters at the end of life. As a retired hospice nurse turned author, Judy focuses on the importance of keeping the spirit—the person inside the dying body—alive and well during the course of a life-limiting illness.Spirit Matters exposes the motives, misconceptions, and lack of knowledge that often prevent dying people from receiving the type of care that can create and maintain a healthy spirit. The message in Spirit Matters is conveyed in eleven lessons illuminated by the personal stories of dying people and their families. Readers will learn, laugh, cry, and hopefully realize that near the end of life, first and foremost - Spirit Matters
Judy Flickinger was a hospice nurse for the last twelve years of her forty two-year professional life as a registered nurse. During her hospice career, she worked directly with hundreds of dying persons and their loved ones.
Early in her hospice work, Judy came to realize that a successful hospice outcome depended as much, if not more so, on the condition of the patient’s spirit as it did on the condition of the patient’s body. She recognized that a healthy spirit could make the difference between a miserable death and a positive, meaningful end-of-life experience for both the patients and their loved ones.
For more information visit: http://www.spiritmattersauthor.com/index.html
End of life care is something we all face, yet too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, leaving loved ones feeling burdened, guilty, and uncertain. While we desire to have our health care wishes honored and not be a burden, many of us fail to have “the conversation” with loved ones about what those wishes are before treatment decisions must be made.
This episode is about my experience of my mother's final days. How hospice care was critical, how the assisted living staff dealt with the process and the details after death. It is a time of joy and sadness, grief and celebration. It will be about the impact of the year of care giving and the road to recovery when all is said and done. The information, I hope will help others deal with the process of caring for a loved one at the end of life.
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