Hospice of Southern Illinois is dedicated to education. Representatives from Hospice of Southern Illinois are available, upon request and free of charge, to speak on hospice care and a variety of related topics to civic clubs, churches and other community organizations. In addition, representatives also provide presentations to long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals and other healthcare agencies. Presentations can be customized to the particular needs of your group.
In addition, Hospice of Southern Illinois also offers a free educational series on Coping With Grief, offered to any who might want to attend. This series is offered at various times throughout the year.
Take a look at the programs available below and schedule one today by calling 800-233-1708.
Speakers and Presentations
General Hospice Care: Provides a general summary of hospice care, including admission criteria, services provided, the team concept, and how to make a referral. Also covered is the Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Benefit and other forms of reimbursement.
Comfort Measures at the End-Of-Life
Communicating End-of-Life Wishes: Presents a way to communicate wishes to loved ones and family members in the event of a life-threatening illness. Includes information on Advance Directives such as a Living Will and Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
Death and Dying: Provides information on the physical and emotional concerns of the dying patient and suggestions to help caregivers respond to these concerns. Also includes the role hospice plays in caring for the terminally ill and their family.
Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC): Comprehensive End-of-Life Care training program designed for physicians. Presentations can be tailored in time and content to meet the needs and interests of physicians as well as other health care professional audiences.
Grief and Loss: Provides a discussion of the grieving process and common responses to loss. Offers suggestions for assisting the bereaved towards healing and coping.
Having the “Hard Conversation”: This presentation offers suggestions for talking with patients and families facing a terminal illness. Identifies ways to open communication and provide support to those facing and coping with loss.
Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) Care Planning for the Hospice: Patient Provides information on developing care plans appropriate for hospice patients. Identifies ways of coordinating the Plan of Care between the LTCF and Hospice.
Nutrition and Hydration at the End-Of-Life
Pain and Symptom Management: Provides an overview of pain assessment, effects of unrelieved pain, the psychosocial impact of pain and specific pharmacological pain management.
Special Care Issues at the End of Life: Reviews pathophysiology, symptoms, comfort interventions and management of specific end-of-life care issues. Some issues addressed are management of nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety, and the use of steroids in palliative care.
The Dying Process: Provides information on the common clinical changes in the dying patient from months to days before death and the interventions and management to support family and patient comfort. Also provides information to help patient and family cope during end-of-life care.
The Hospice Medicare Benefit: Presents the benefit package for patients covered under Hospice Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance. Identifies criteria for admission and referral.
Hospice of Southern Illinois Educational Series:
Coping With Grief
Many times survivors find comfort in learning about their grief in a structured learning environment. Coping With Grief is a FREE educational series provided to the community at various times each year. These series are presented by the Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion, IL. For information on the next series, click here or call the Marion office of Hospice of Southern Illinois at 800-233-1708.