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Community Education

The Heart 'n Home vision statement emphasizes the education that is entrenched throughout the Heart 'n Home culture; not only internal education, but education to our community. Heart 'n Home is striving to be a leader in providing quality end-of-life care and has presented multiple times at state and national conferences. Heart 'n Home believes in providing education to patients, families, and communities we serve.  Heart 'n Home has provided, at no cost, hundreds of educational in-services to physicians, facilities, and other community agencies. Heart 'n Home has experts in a variety of healthcare areas, and is available to present at your meeting times and locations. If you have a special request for a topic not listed, that request can be filled. There is no fee for this service. Contact us today at 1-800-HOSPICE to request education piece or complete the form below and an Outreach Coordinator will contact you.

Heart 'n Home Community Education Topics

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Hospice Services

This presentation covers what hospice services are available and the history of hospice care including the modern hospice movement, myths about hospice, frequently asked questions, the role of the hospice interdisciplinary team, and the services provided by hospice that are covered by Medicare.


Caregiver Education Series

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Fall Prevention
  • Transfers, Lifts, and Mobility Assists
  • Bloodborne Pathogens / Infection Control
  • Privacy, Confidentiality / Security
  • Hoyer Lift
  • Vital Signs
  • Blood Sugars
  • Peri-Care
  • Preventing Pressure Ulcers
  • Resident Rights/Confidentiality
  • Alzheimers/Dementia

Grief & Loss Series

  • Allowing Yourself to Grieve
  • Braving the Holidays
  • Children & Grief
  • Coping Through Change
  • Helping Others Through Grief
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Ways to Remember Your Loved Ones
  • Your Grief Journey

Indicators for Hospice Appropriateness

How do you tell when a patient could benefit from hospice services? This presentation will discuss hospice appropriateness and the tools available for clinical and non-clinical staff.


Hospice 101

This presentation explains the basics of hospice services, who and what is paid, and benefits of collaborating with hospice providers in providing end-of-life care.


Hospice in Residential Care and Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living staff members are experts in long-term care and hospice team members are experts in end-of-life care. This presentation explains how the partnership between hospice


Hospice & Skilled Nursing Facilities

This presentation covers hospice and the MDS. It explains the ways hospice benefits a facility and also how to identify a hospice appropriate resident by the MDS.


Pain & Symptom Management Series

  • Pain is Anything The Patient Says It Is
  • Types of Pain
  • Acute vs. Chronic Pain
  • Non-verbal Pain Indicators
  • Medications Used to Treat Pain
  • Common Side Effects of Medications Used to Treat Pain
  • Pain in Dementia Patients
  • Terminal Restlessness
  • Elements of Pain Observation and Reporting
  • Completing a Pain Assessment
  • Communicating With Physicians

Pain and the Cognitively Impaired

Doing a pain assessment on an individual that is cognitive and able to communicate is one thing, but how do we gather this information from residents with cognitive impairment? This presentation will explain how to recognize signs of pain and innovative ways of pain med delivery.


Philosophy of End-of-Life Care

Providing care at the end-of-life requires skill and commitment. This presentation provides an overview of the philosophy of end-of-life care. It includes the philosophies of palliative, hospice, and long-term care. It also identifies issues that hinder or facilitate the provision of end-of-life care in nursing homes.