Posted: August 28, 2017
Christy Michaels nominated Beki and she wrote, "Beki's dedication to the well-belling of each of our patients and their families was displayed during a recent episode of an IPU patient who required someone to sit round-the-clock for safety. Rather than burdening his already exhausted wife with stress of trying to bring him home early, Beki displaced her plans for her work day and made countless calls and email messages until she staffed a full weekend of volunteers to be with this patient."
Posted: June 16, 2017
Shelly McFarren nominated Brandi Haston as employee of the month because she provided exceptional care to a patient and family. She spent many hours with this patient and family and even did a visit in the middle of the night to help this patient. She was a great comfort and support to this patient and his family during a very difficult and challenging end of life.
Posted: May 30, 2017
Paul was nominated as Employee of the Month by his colleuges in the Gault Inpatient Pavilion. Although, he may have quiet demeanor his dry humor comes out occassionally and it usually hits the mark. Besides being a really nice guy Paul also has a very stable influence on the staff, especially in situations that can sometimes be intense. Thank you Paul for always being the voice of reason during the night shift. We will miss him a lot and wish him all the best.
Posted: April 20, 2017
KEEP IN MIND...that only you can change or cancel your Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and DNR choices. Since the decisions in the documents were made based on your healthcare condition when the document was completed, it is good to look at the document:
*When your health status changes
*At each annual checkup with your physician
*When your family changes for any reason (such as marriage,divorce, births, deaths, etc.)
Posted: April 19, 2017
Advance Care Planning...is a process of understanding your health situation and your opinions. It's a chance to reflect on your own values and beliefs and to have a meaningful discussion with your loved ones and your healthcare providers. Having everyone aware of your wishes helps to relieve anxiety-both yours and that of your family-when healthcare decisions must be made. For more information please call us at 330-264-4899 or visit our website www.LifeCareHospice.org
Posted: April 18, 2017
Do I need a lawyer to create an advance directive (living will, health care power of attorney, etc)?
No. Free forms and information are available for every state at www.nhdd.org. Or you can call LifeCare at 330-264-4899 and one of our trained staff can answer questions about Advance Care Planning.
Posted: April 18, 2017
Congratulations to Lora Swerline who was nominated as LifeCare's Employee of the Month! Christy Michaels shared the following...Lora has shown amazing kindness, grace and flexibility throughout the last months. She willingy stepped into an unknown role and has done an amazing job with this! Even in the midst of working to organize the Palliative Care system, she is willing to pitch in wherever she is needed.
It is not unusual to see her lending a hand to liaisons when the admissions are overwhelming or covering the front desk when Pam needs to step away. Lora' kindness toward her colleagues, her positive outlook and encouraging words make the office a better place to be!
Posted: April 17, 2017
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTUTRE...Most people say that their loved ones "know exactly" or have a "good idea" what their wishes would be if they were unable to make their own healthcare decisions. Yet only half say that they've actually talked to their loved ones about their preferences. Let us help you start the conversation today. Call LifeCare Hospice to learn more about this free community service at 330-264-4899 or
800-884-6547. You can also visit our website at www.LifeCareHospice.org
For more information on National Healthcare Decisions Day please visit www.nhpco.org