At Good Samaritan Hospice, we believe that education and partnership with our community is essential to the success of our services. For this reason, we offer a number of facilitated programs and in-services on a variety of topics relevant to your organization, practice or facility.
These special programs are offered free of charge to:
- Nursing facilities
- Assisted living communities
- Churches, synagogues, houses of worship and faith groups
- Civic and professional organizations
- Hospitals and medical clinics
Listed below are some presentations we currently offer. We will be happy to partner with you and yourorganization to develop a presentation to meet the needs of your group, facilityor organization to expand your understanding of Hospice and caring for peoplereceiving Hospice services.
Please reach out to Good Samaritan Hospice and ask for our VP of Business Development for more information at 540-776-0198.
Introduction to Hospice
This presentation is wonderful for facilities to offer in agroup setting. It provides a general overview of what Hospice is, who pays for Hospice, where it can be provided, Hospice levels of care, how to talk about Hospice and referring to Hospice. There will be opportunity for a question and answer session included at the end of the presentation.
The presentation covers the history of Hospice, understanding the Medicare Hospice benefit, what services are provided or excluded in Hospice, common Hospice diagnoses, where Hospice can provide services, and the differences between Hospice and Palliative Care.
This presentation provides understanding of what Advanced Directives are, why they are important, how do you have a conversation with a loved one about Advanced Directives, how do you complete them and most importantly, what happens if you do not have an Advanced Directive.
An Exercise in Letting Go
This presentation examines your personal feelings about death and elevates compassion for others. This exercise can be done individually or in a group setting.
NUTRITION AT THE END OF LIFE
The presentation will enable participants to increase their understanding and awareness of the nutritional changes experienced by people who are terminally ill. We will review steps to make oral intake more appealing, decrease the risk for aspiration, and how toadminister comfort medication to people who cannot swallow.
WHEN DEATH NEARS
This presentation will equip healthcare providers to identify physical changes in the patient as death approaches and appropriate interventions to facilitate patient and family/caregiver comfort. Book to accompany presentation.
SKIN CARE FOR THE HOSPICE PATIENT
This presentation will assist healthcare professionals with understanding the skin changes of the Hospice patient, how to prevent pressure injuries, wound care goals, and skin mottling and when to notify the Hospice team.
NUTRITION & HYDRATION AT THE END OF LIFE
The presentation will enable participants to increase their understanding and awareness of the nutritional changes experienced by people who are terminally ill. We will review steps tomake oral intake more appealing, decrease the risk for aspiration, and how to administer comfort medication to people who cannot swallow.
dementia: end of life care
This presentation will define dementia, explain the associated disease trajectory, the cognitive and behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to care for people afflicted with dementia.
When Death Nears
This presentation will equip healthcare providers to identify physical changes in the patient as death approaches and appropriate interventions to facilitate patient and family/caregiver comfort.