Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan Community Partners Liaisons Attend End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.

Megan Frugone RN-Community Partners Liaison and Vanessa Kraenzlin, RN-Admissions Manager at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan completed training programs held in San Antonio, Texas and presented by End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC). ELNEC is a national education initiative to improve palliative care. Megan Frugone attended the national ELNEC-Core “Train the Trainer” course. The American Association…

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Grieving Parents Workshop Offered to the Community

A Grieving Parents Workshop is being offered to the community. This free six-week supportive workshop is open to parents who have experienced the death of a child due to any cause, at any age beyond infancy. This group will focus on coping with grief and beginning or continuing the process of healing. The workshop meets…

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Grief Support Glitter Bottle Activity

From Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan Grief Counselor Cate Jarvis “Glitter bottles are not a new idea. They are very popular on Pinterest as a toy or a time-out tool. But I want to share a few ideas for ways to use it for centering, and identifying feelings with grieving kids and teens.”  Supplies Clear…

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Hospice care is at its best when it comes at the right time.

After decades of caring for people during the last weeks or months of their lives, hospice is still seen by many as the referral of ‘last resort’. Frequently, we get a call only when death is expected within hours or days. Why does this happen? Physicians may be unsure of when a hospice referral might…

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Congratulations to M. Raphelson, MD

Congratulations to M. Raphelson, MD, Medical Director at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, for your advancement to the status of Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). From the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: “One of the highest honors the Academy can bestow on a physician is recognition as…

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