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Jan 18, 2019

Many people on hospice will need medical equipment (DME) to help improve their quality of life.  In most cases, medical equipment is supplied by the hospice agency through a third-party vendor at no cost to the patient.  In this episode Helen and Jerry share what you need to know about DME. 

DME, or durable medical...


Jan 15, 2019

Helen & Jerry took a break during the holidays; time for self care, family connection, and general R & R.  On the HOH blog there were many featured writers who shared their thoughts and ideas with you, and the podcast featured some of your favorite episodes from the past as encore presentations.  

The sabbatical is over...


Jan 11, 2019

Bereavement care is one of the primary services provided by hospice.  In this episode we discuss when bereavement care begins, and the methods that hospice caregivers often use to help those who are grieving.

Grief counseling often uses the 5 stages of grief taught by Elizabeth...


Jan 4, 2019

Advance care planning is one of the many services that social workers provide for patients and families.  On this encore episode Katie Ortlip offers some insider tips from her experience as a social worker, and shares about the purpose of advance care planning, and the different documents that make up an advance...


Jan 1, 2019

We had the opportunity to talk with Tom Batiuk, creator of the Funky Winkerbean comic strip, about how humor can have a positive affect on the mind, body, and spirit, even during difficult and stressful times. Listen to our interview for more about Tom's personal story, and about how humor can play a positive role in...