Category Archives: I Can Help

Ideas for helping the aging and the dying.

Website Coming Soon

Within the next 5 days my website will be up and running!  You will be able to link directly to this blog, order my book Conversations:  Living Through the Process of Dying or even purchase it as an eBook. Here’s … Continue reading

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First Book Published

Here’s a really neat story in my life! I have just brought home the first 100 printed books of Conversations: Living Through the Process of Dying. A book I wrote to help people talk about their wishes and needs when … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

Within the next couple of weeks I will be taking part in a new adventure for my life.  I have finished writing a book about conversations to have for end of life care.  This week I will be choosing a … Continue reading

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Location of Care

The choices of where to be cared for can be some of the most important decisions ever made for the end of life clients.  You can either be at your home, an Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing Home or a … Continue reading

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Expenses

Here’s a really tough topic!  You would not believe how this affects end of life care.  A lot of people make decisions on insurance/medicare paying the bill.  So many folks will not get hospice care because of financial decisions. The fact that room and … Continue reading

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Prognostication

One of the most frequently asked questions in my hospice work is something like, “How long do you think we have?”  Meaning, when is death gonna come?  Helping determine length of life expectancy is called prognostication. There are patterns to consider … Continue reading

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Observation

One of the most important roles in my work is to observe signs and symptoms.  This includes doing vital signs and laying my eyes on a person to actually see behaviors and clues that help make a nursing diagnosis. Spending time … Continue reading

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