Our staff educators specialize in helping you have the difficult conversations concerning the important issues in life with the people who matter the most. Over the years, we have brought encouraging and thought-provoking presentations to many people, helping them facilitate these conversations. We can do the same for you and your group. It is our hope to encourage you to live a life where you leave nothing unfinished, unsaid, or undone.
The following topics are a selection of what we can offer. We cater to the educational needs of your faith, caregiver, corporate, or civic group, so let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll customize it for you.
Transitions LifeCare 101
In this conversation, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the story of Transitions LifeCare and the services we offer to the families and loved ones in our community who are suffering from life-limiting illness. The presentation will help dispel many misconceptions surrounding end-of-life care by describing how our services work, who is eligible, where we serve, and the various care team members involved in care.
Learn practical tips on selecting a healthcare power of attorney and making your healthcare wishes known to your loved ones. We use a simple and comprehensive document called Five Wishes® that will guide you through the process one step at a time and address matters of deep importance concerning the people who matter the most in your life.
Defining Hope, a documentary film by Carolyn Jones, tells the story of patients dealing with life-threatening illness as they move among ICUs, operating rooms, hospice care, and home. Defining Hope follows these patients and the nurses who guide them along the way as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living.
Understanding Grief and Loss
This presentation defines the differences between loss, grief, and mourning as we explore how to effectively help those who are grieving while taking care of ourselves. We will also discuss additional bereavement resources and services that are available for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Though available all year, this is one conversation that especially serves well in the season leading up to the holidays.
Consider the Conversation
Motivated by their own personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends–Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal–decided to join forces in 2009 to produce a series of documentaries that has inspired thousands of conversations about end-of-life wishes. This series of films intimately explores the American struggle with communication and preparation for end of life.
In this documentary and discussion from PBS’s FRONTLINE, Dr. Atul Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.