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.
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. All offerings are free and available virtually.
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. This 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 through the staff and volunteers at Transitions LifeCare.
Discover practical insights on what palliative care offers and how Transitions LifeCare can be a resource for those seeking to manage the pain and symptoms that accompany a serious life-limiting illness. This conversation will help lead you to a deeper understanding of what palliative care is, what you can expect, how it is paid for, and if it is right for you or someone you love.
Learn practical tips on selecting a healthcare power of attorney and making your wishes regarding your future medical care known to your loved ones. Using a simple and comprehensive document called Five Wishes®, we will guide you through the process one step at a time and help you have conversations concerning the issues that matter the most with the people who matter the most in your life.
Receive a practical guide for caregivers and receivers who are on or preparing for a caregiving journey. Together, we will explore what you need to know while discovering the skills, resources, equipment, and support you will need for the path that lies ahead.
Explore proven strategies that help both personal and professional caregivers find the much-needed rest and courage to draw from while navigating their caregiving journey.
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), in partnership with Caring Across Generations, released a report in 2019 illuminating the challenges facing working parents who are providing intergenerational care. If you have joined the more than 11 million Americans caring for an adult family member while also caring for children at home, this presentation will increase your awareness of resources and proven strategies to better prepare a younger generation of caregivers.
The impact of social isolation and loneliness can be devastating to anyone’s health, but it especially affects those who are aging. We will discuss practical strategies to help ourselves and others maintain social connections and discover the resources available for the isolated and lonely.
Through more than 25 years of caring for gravely ill patients and their families, Ira Byock, M.D., has discovered the life-transforming power of four simple phrases: “Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you.” In this presentation, learn how these honest and heartfelt words can serve to heal emotional wounds, strengthen connections, and bring lasting peace of mind daily and especially at the 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. He also explores the varieties of hospice care available to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. 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.
Inspired by the book “A Beginner’s Guide to the End” by Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger, this presentation offers practical tips for how to leave behind a legacy that will endure, coupled with strategies for cleaning out your physical and emotional attic.
Veterans face many unique challenges at the end of life, and often their families and loved ones find themselves unprepared to adequately address these needs. In this presentation, gain an understanding of the unique needs that a veteran often faces when approaching the end of their life and identify strategies for helping loved ones honor and care for the veteran.
Patients and families come from a variety of cultures and faith traditions, each with deeply-held belief and customs. In this presentation, gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how different cultures and belief systems view death and dying in order to better prepare yourself to honor what matters most at end of life.
Explore ways to more effectively help care for ourselves and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and discuss additional bereavement resources and services that are available in our area.
Many who have recently lost a loved one find themselves unprepared for the challenges of facing the first holiday season. In this class, gain an understanding of common emotions and challenges you may experience during the holidays while discovering strategies to help you cope with the loss of a loved one.