• What's the Purpose of Hospice?

    in Caregiving

    Nancy Proctor has had more than 20 years experience in hospice and Geriatric care. She explains why someone would benefit from hospice, what the eligibility is and how these services are paid for.

  • 00:12

    The Service of Hospice

    in Health

    In today's episode, Dr. Ken Weizer discusses one of those words we don't want to hear from our doctor - "Hospice." But is hospice something we should fear? Does it mean the end? Dr. Ken says it isn't. Join him as he discusses the "service of hospice" for the living and the dying.

  • 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.

  • 01:00


    in Culture

    Our guest, Jim Bouchard, is the Director of Marketing & Development for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH). Your hosts, Burl and Merry, received compassionate support in caring for Burl’s mother, Mary Ann Hall, during the final months of her life from AHCH.  In gratitude, we wish to share the empatheic and responsive care Mary Ann and we, as caregivers, received with our listeners.

    AHCH “cares for the health, independence, and quality of life of Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community.  When a person is ill or homebound, the power to heal involves more than medical treatment. It's also the touch of a hand or the warmth of a smile.”  The agency has a longstanding community service mission focused on building and sustaining a continuum of in-home services to address the acute, long-term and end-of-life care needs of individuals and their families. 

    Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment; quality rather than quantity of life. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. 

    We are especially moved by the final days Mary Ann and we spent at Hospice House, thoughtfully designed to be sensitive to the needs of patients and their families, "allowing family members to be relieved of the role of caregiver and focus solely on gathering together to support their loved one.”


    Follow Envision This! Radio and our upcoming book, Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature, on our new website: www.envisionthismedia.com


  • 01:01

    The Journey To Hospice

    in Health

    Healthcare Whisperer welcomes a mother, Diane Roof and daughter, Jen Hashisaki caregiver team to the show to discuss their journey into the world of hospice.  
    This story began when Diane's mother fell, was hospitalized and went to rehab.  Neither Diane or Jen, ever thought the fall would bring them face to face with the need for hospice services.  It was a journey filled with much anguish and misinformation.  During this time, they needed to learn how to navigate the healthcare system to ensure their loved one was getting the best care.  
    Tune in to find out how these amazing care giving team fought for the best possible care, learned how to ask the right questions and insisted on having hospice involved.  This is one show you won't want to miss.

  • 00:33


    in Health

    Your host and author, Viyahta interviews a guest with a amazing journey of overcoming cancer. David M. Raines was given over to Hospice Care twice but Divine intervention and help guided him to a place of healing from self-hatred and an abusive history.  He is currently thriving on a raw food diet and educating many about self-care and The Creator's natural pharmacy. 

  • 01:20

    Caring for Your Pet: Animals and Hospice

    in Pets

    On this episode of Talk2theAnimalsRadio, Dr. Karen Randall, DVM, owner of Solace Veterinary Hospice LLC, located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, specializes is hospice care and answers common questions people have about hospice and animals. Shaman Rose De Dan, owner at Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, shares a message from Master Teacher Windwalker, a now deceased cougar. You’ll hear from our animal guest as well as get tips on how you can communicate with animals.

    This show is brought to you in part by Talk2theAnimalsRadio  sponsors Animal History Museum, Cedar Breeze Consultants,  Simply Numbers - Not Just Another Bean Counter, Flowering Hills Flower Essences and Ame Jo Hughes, Intuitive Artist. Be sure to visit their sites! 

    Be sure to visit the NEW Talk2theAnimalsBlog which, by the way, is now available on Kindle. Subscribe now! Join our Talk2theAnimals community on Facebook. 

  • 01:12


    in Health

    A discussion with the Wife of patient that after complaining of his level of care and the workers in the clinic, he was terminated for what appears to be trumped up reasons. He has since been blackballed from other clinics in his area; with no clinic to go to he has been forced into HOSPICE.

    This appears to be an ongoing problem with DCI, Fresenius and Davita. This patient was a Davita patient. Dialysis Advocates went to their Legal Department and Javier Rodriguez the CEO of Davita. It appears that no one cares at the CEO level; we’ve asked him and the Legal Department to help with this patient. Nothing came from our request to CMS to help this patient who had no appeal and is not allowed to face his accuser. 

    This is happening much too often in too many clinics where complaining about care or workers leads to retaliation. What if any investigation is done at the clinic level is often poorly done and biased in favor of the worker or clinic. Patients are not allowed to see the results of an investigation nor are they allowed to face their accuser. A patient it appears has to go to legal to clean up a record they are not allowed to see.

    We are having too many patients with the same situation Nationwide. One even having to strip down naked before getting dialysis.

    Call in and ask questions and our website has other cases in the News Portion. www.dialysisadvocates.com

  • 00:34


    in Health

    RawManRaines aka David Raines is back to continue the discussion on Hospice, Hatred and History.  The Phone lines are open(215-383-5863) for questions and we'll find out more about your host, Viyahta's experience with Hospice.  Other topics will include why a living/raw food lifestyle is the best survival tool for our toxic environment and denatured food.

    David's website:  www.gods-farmacy.com

    Viyahta's website:  www.holistichomeandbodycare.com

  • 00:38

    Changing the Way We Die: The Hospice Movement with Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel

    in Health

    Special guests, Sheila Himmel and Fran Smith, both award winning writers who have written extensively about health care in America for publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post, appear LIVE on A Fine Time for Healing to discuss the hospice movement and take your calls.

    Fran and Sheila demystify the common misconceptions about hospice being a last resort place we go to die, but rather a way to live--the best hope for peaceful dying well and living fully until we do. They present the hospice movement as a philosophy of deeper respect for the spiritual dimensions of life and the transition to whatever comes next.

    After sharing their feelings about the experiences of losing their fathers in a close period of time, these two friends co-authored the book, Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and the Hospice Movement.The purpose of their book is "to lift hospice out of the shadows; to explore how its compassionate holistic approach is changing the way Americans dies and how its principles can be integrated in health care broadly, to improve care for everyone."

    For more information about these special guests and their wonderfully eye opening book, please visit http://www.changingthewaywedie.com.




  • 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.

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