The Valley Hospice Speakers Program provides informative and educational presentations on various topics for health care professionals, community organizations, faith institutions and area businesses and corporations.
While many of the topics are related to end-of-life issues, we offer programs that focus on individual well-being that are of interest to the general community.
Please keep in mind that presentations are free of charge and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your group or organization.
Educational Opportunities for Professionals
Hospice Care Reduces Readmissions:
A look at how Valley Hospice care can help reduce hospital readmission rates of patients, while improving their quality of life.
Care of the Patient & Family When Death is Nearing:
Discusses the specific needs of patients and their families when death is nearing.
Hospice Physician Collaboration:
An overview of the hospice benefit, services offered and the role of the Valley Hospice Medical Director.
Pain Management at the End of Life:
An informative presentation on the various types of pain and the medications used to treat this pain at the end of life.
Partners in Caring:
A presentation specialized for nursing facilities that discusses when to consider hospice care and highlights the benefits of the nursing facility working hand in hand with Valley Hospice staff.
Educational Opportunities for Organizations
* Hospice 101:
An overview of hospice care, eligibility, reimbursement and philosophy. Also, a look at Valley Hospice services and how patients and their families can benefit from our care.
* Coping with Grief and Loss:
An informative program about the types of grief and loss, typical reactions to grief, the grief process and how to help grieving friends and family members.
Caring. Living. Healing. by Volunteering:
Discusses the many benefits of being a volunteer while helping others in your community.
* A Plan for Living:
Learn the importance of making decisions regarding future medical care and discussing choices with family and loved ones. Take home an advance care planning guidebook that includes the living will and medical power of attorney health care forms.
* A Hero’s Salute:
A presentation that highlights our services that are tailored to the unique needs of seriously ill veterans and their families.
* Lunch at Liza’s:
Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, is now available to local organizations for meetings and informational sessions. The presentation includes an overview of Valley Hospice services, lunch and a tour of Liza’s Place.
*Available for BOTH Professionals and Organizations