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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
Paul Gantner Esq., Elder Estate Attorney with Your Estate Matters LLC, talks about the necessary legal planning needed to prepare for end of life.
Mr. Gantner obtained his undergraduate B.S.B.A. degree in Management and B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went to law school at University of Missouri, in Columbia, and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2008. Mr. Gantner also obtained his Master of Business Administration from University of Missouri in 2008.
Paul Gantner joined Purcell and Amen in 2009. Mr. Gantner is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He also actively volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis.
Purcell and Amen
Your Estate Matters, L.L.C.
10805 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63127
Many people spend more time planning their vacations than planning what happens to them when their life expires. Find out why the end of life decisions are so important. Guest: Stephanie Payne - discuss why families fall apart after you die; why family becomes a dirty word at the end of life; how to stop your children from robbing you and your legacy; why we refuse to make a decision about our legacy plans and so much more. For more information on visit http://www.legacydecisions.com.
Life Coach Ade is flying solo for "Swimming Through the Deep End of Life."
A lot of people feel like they have been dropped in the deep end of the ocean without any safety gear or knowledge of how to swim. Life can feel that way sometimes and we can get caught up thinking about our lack of skills and safety equipment to manage the feeling of metaphorically drowning.
However, it is also important to remember that we are buoyant and full of talents to be each other’s life boats. Life Coach Ade will remind you that you can ride the waves. You can breathe. And if all else fails, you can float until you catch the rhythm of the stroke.
Join Life Coach Ade for a conversation that will awaken the strength inside of you to navigate the deep waters.
Call in 347 426 3346 or post your questions on "Ask Life Coach Ade Radio Show" fan (LIKE) page on Facebook.
Also, don't miss Celestial Moment with Celeste Morgan. She offers the energy of the day!
This show will shift your consciousness. Empower you to create a space and a place for inspiration, transformation and healing.
For more information about Life Conversations Radio visit www.LifeConversationsMedia.com
It is time to take responsibility to care for ourselves and care for the lives of our loved ones; learn how to step up and not back at the end of life. Do you walk away and see less and less of loved ones as they age or become ill? Are you waiting for a call to attend a funeral and not spend valuable life changing moments with those you love? Maybe you just don't know how to recognize what you don't know about the end of life and how to make adjustments? Do you know; the signs of dying, what a healthcare agent is, when and what hospice may help with, what is palliative care and if or when you may take a loved one home for their last hours?
My guest, Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, MD, has these answers for us today. She is the author of It's OK To Die which is a very descriptive and informative book that describes many processes and procedures which should be taken care of in the end of life phase. If you don't, as she notes, the decisions will not be for you to make as others will decide for you and it may not be in your best interest, nor what your heart and soul wish.
Time to take control and know a little more about what choices you can make; step up now and do them. Time ticks on and you never know when the fine line that allows you to choose will be taken away.
The website of Dr. Monica is here and to purchase the book click here.
'Must-Know' Rules of Gift Giving At End of Life
Christine Alsop, Elder Estate Attorney, talks about the rules of gift giving that all older adults should know before giving away money or property later in life.
Christine A. Alsop, owner of The Elder and Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC, has extensive elder law experience as well as significant litigation and advocacy experience. She regularly represents fiduciaries and family members in contested probate, trust and guardianship matters as well as assists families with long-term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran Benefits, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Special Needs Trusts. She is a member of both the Missouri Bar and the Illinois Bar and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, is on the Executive Committee for the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.
6654 Chippewa Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63109
Phone: (314) 644-3200
Fax: (314) 206-4745
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N., CEO of www.wisewidow.com and her expert guests for this on-going series on death and dying, grief and loss, healing and hope. Sign up for the bi-monthly newsletter with expert advice on health and wellness.
What is the role of a licensed social worker? What is her role when your loved one enters hospice care? What support is provided by her after a loved one dies? Join me and my guest Lizzy Miles M.A., MSW. as we discuss a day in the life of a social worker. Bring your questions, concerns and comments and call in to the show or join our online chat room and have your questions answered.
Lizzy Miles is a passionate advocate for hospice and end-of-life issues and has presented her research and experiences with death and dying at national and international grief conferences. She is the current Social Media and Networking Chair for the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and a contributing author at Opentohope.com.
I have been working for several years in a variety of nursing homes, providing psychotherapy to people, who, in one way or another are facing the end of their lives. This has been one of the most difficult and rewarding professional and life experiences I have ever had. I have learned that the closer we get to taking our own demises seriously the more we confront a decision to either give up on life and merely exist or live as if every second is precious and should be lived to the fullest regardless of life circumstances. Tonight I will discuss some of the reasons people opt to exist while others retain their deisre to live. These factors include family support, religious beliefs, unresolved guilt, shame and other conflicts as well as the presence or absence of a deepseated belief that personal choice is always available and that we are the sole owners of our own life. I will discuss my role as a professional in dealing with people suffering existential depression and feelings of meaninglessness as they live out their final time in nursing home facilities.
Grief talk with Audrey brings you experts in the fields of death and dying, grief and loss, hope and healing and those who have themselves been on their own grief journey, to share their experiences and skills to help my listeners.
There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. Almost half of all Americans now die in hospice care, often at home, and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demands.
More than 76 million baby boomers are starting to turn 65 and 97% of Americans want to be better informed about end-of-life care. Join me and my guests Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, authors of Changing The Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice movement, as they share their personal stories of loss and end-of-life choices. http://changingthewaywedie.com/hospice/
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