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In this podcast series Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, the two mental health professionals behind the grief website What's Your Grief, seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss. One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confu ...
 
HPM TALK is the podcast of NHPCO's MyNHPCO Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Community. This podcast connects you with leaders in the field to discuss issues pertinent to our practice and to bring you the voices of other physicians and advanced practice providers who will share their experiences in the field. A rotating team of hosts will address topics of interest to the hospice medical director, hospice physician, advanced practice provider in hospice and palliative care and the pal ...
 
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The stress of the pandemic has tested our Self Care habits. Taking care of your whole Self through healthy nutrition is more important than ever! In this fourth episode on Atomic Self Care, we’re breaking down nutrition habits into super small pieces. How we eat affects us as whole individuals, affecting mind, body, and spirit. Comfort eating accor…
 
Hans and Robby go over why you need a tax preparer, like a CPA, and a tax planner, like a financial planner and what the differences are between the two. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon or on CardinalGuide.com for free! You can contact Hans and Cardinal by emailing ha…
 
After a death we do a lot of looking backwards. We think about what we should have known or done differently. We imagine a different world, and ideal world, if things had just taken another path. This becomes wound up in our grief - we beat ourselves up for the past based on things we can only know in the present. In this episode we talk through wh…
 
We’re continuing to focus on the small habits that can make your Self Care successful in this third episode in our Atomic Self Care series. Gratitude as part of Self Care benefits us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. There are so many ways to practice being thankful. It’s easy, inexpensive, and a great investment in your healthy Self! Journ…
 
Kate Schutt says it felt natural for her to become a caregiver after her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The result of that caregiving journey is wisdom that pours out through her music. In our interview with Kate, she shares the experiences that inspired Bright Nowhere, a collection of songs that share the strength and the joy of her rel…
 
Hans and Robby explain the halo of life insurance, which is a list of 5 people who cannot touch the money given to your beneficiaries. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon or on CardinalGuide.com for free! You can contact Hans and Cardinal by emailing hans@cardinalguide.co…
 
Keeping physically active is one of the cornerstone habits of healthy Self Care. In the second episode of our series on Atomic Self Care, we’re talking about exercise. Whether it’s a walk in the park, gym time, or gentle stretching you can do at home, get moving! Start low and slow if you need. If you haven’t exercised in a while, make sure to talk…
 
Hans and Robby talk all about MYGAs, what they are, and why they might be right for you, especially if you have a lot of money just sitting in your savings account! Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon or on CardinalGuide.com for free! You can contact Hans and Cardinal by …
 
If you’re having difficulty sleeping these days, we’ve got some tips for you. Jerry and Helen are sharing details about how you can get the most out of your sleeping hours. Using guidance from The Sleep Institute, we’ve learned it’s the little habits that help with getting to sleep, staying asleep, and staying energized during the day. Exercise, fo…
 
What we believe about grief often starts from a young age. We get messages from family, friends, community, and the media about what grief is 'supposed' to look like. Those messages become beliefs and those beliefs have a very real impact on the way we judge our grief (and often ourselves!). Today we're talking about the ins and outs - where to we …
 
Hospice agencies are having to get creative with their care during the pandemic. Rev. Nancy Faery of Niagara Hospice describes the process she and her team used to create a virtual remembrance service to honor the patients the agency has served. Nancy also shares the challenges and pitfalls of providing psychosocial and spiritual care remotely. Tha…
 
In these days of social distancing, it might be a challenge to connect with the partners who hold us accountable for our healthy self care habits. Jerry and Helen have some tips to help you be successful. Use the technology that’s out there - a lot of it is free. Try phone calls, video chats, or Facetime. If you have the space to maintain the right…
 
Hospice professionals don’t always have time to take good care of themselves when seeing patients. Today we’re talking about healthy Self Care for mind, body, and spirit that you can do in between visits. From healthy snacks and foot pumps to audiobooks and podcasts, there are lots of healthy ways you can optimize your travel time. Planning meals a…
 
Medicare with no extra coverage is a problem. One option you have for fixing this problem is a Medicare Advantage plan. Hans goes over what you need to consider when looking at these Part C plans. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon or on CardinalGuide.com for free! You c…
 
Certified death doula Misty Tyme uses her many gifts to guide people in the practice of forgiveness. Her interview with The Heart of Hospice is open and warm and wise. According to her website https://www.mistytyme.com/, Misty’s mission is “to bring a forgiveness tool to a cynical world that is craving a way to let go of pain and anger…...she belie…
 
Misinformation about hospice is everywhere! Today we’re busting some old hospice myths with good information about end of life care. We want you to have accurate information that you can use for your end of life experience. As end of life expert Barbara Karnes says - knowledge reduces fear! Make sure you have current reliable information to guide y…
 
Hans and Robby go over questions Cardinal has gotten about Social Security Spousal benefits, including common law marriages, divorcees, widows, and everything in between! If you have any questions about your specific situation, feel free to contact Hans and Cardinal for answers! Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Plann…
 
Parents whose child dies have special grief needs. Bereaved Parents of the USA is dedicated to meeting those needs. According to their website (bereaved parents usa.org), the organization exists to “provide a safe space where grieving families can connect, share our stories, and learn to rebuild our lives. We attend meetings whenever we can and for…
 
There are 3 tax benefits you are going to get out of having a Roth IRA in retirement. Hans goes over what these are, as well as what you can do right now, no matter your age, to make sure your IRA and 401k accounts are in a good spot. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon o…
 
Our conversation with Kimberly Paul is going to make you think. She challenges us to think about death and advance care plan conversations in a radically different way. According to her website https://www.deathbydesign.com/about-the-author/, Kimberly "chose to leave her dream job in television and film to discover the authentic stories at the beds…
 
Today we're celebrating our 200th Heartbeat and the 4 year anniversary of The Heart of Hospice! We’re super excited to have been given information to share with you, and industry experts to connect you to. Our dedication to our mission hasn’t changed - we’re moving forward to provide you with podcasts that inform you. We’re going to be encouraging …
 
In retirement, if one spouse passes away, how do you keep the surviving spouse’s income whole? Hans and Robby answer this question and go over how life insurance for the surviving spouse can fill the gap in your retirement income plan. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon …
 
Our topic today is going to inspire you. We’re talking about the Angola Prison Hospice, an amazing project that involves inmates in the care of other terminally ill inmates. The work that is done within this tough Louisiana prison is transformational not only for the dying, but also for the inmates who become part of the interdisciplinary care team…
 
We’re playing The Death Deck again! What would your epitaph say? What words would you use to describe yourself on your tombstone? Helen and Jerry have some unexpected answers. We’re also connecting you with a new resource - Funeralocity. The Funeralocity website has information on numerous aspects of funerals, including cremation, grief, how to cel…
 
July 16, 2020 is National Healthcare Decisions Day 2.0! NHDD may have been delayed this year because of the pandemic but it’s never too late (or too early) to have advance care plan discussions. Sponsored by The Conversation Project (the conversation project.org),National Healthcare Decisions Day “exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public …
 
Hans goes over your options for paying for home health care even if you have some health issues and limited income. The most important aspect of getting set up for long term care is purchasing it while you are in your 50’s or early 60’s. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazo…
 
We’re talking today with Gabby Jimenez of The Hospice Heart, our partner in a review of our Connection Moments campaign. We used all the Good Words to describe the messages shared during the campaign. Gratitude, encouragement, courage - the Moments provided all of that! While each listener took away their own individual thoughts about the recording…
 
Another great game to start those difficult (horrible, awkward) conversations about advance care planning! A set of Heart2Hearts cards comes with 52 conversation starters to ease discussions about wishes at end-of-life. Developed by licensed social worker Lisa Newburger, the cards are easy to use and versatile. There are three different ways to uti…
 
Dr. Karen Wyatt puts her heart into the work she does as a hospice physician. According to her website, Dr. Wyatt is a “family physician who has spent her 25 year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. She has founded a free medical clinic in a homeless shelter, accompanie…
 
Terms like delayed grief and absent grief get thrown around a lot. Recently, people have been suggesting that distancing may be putting people's grief 'on hold'. In this episode, we talk about whether grief is ever 'on hold', how external circumstances can have a very real impact on grieving, and why delayed grief can sometimes happen. Oh, and we d…
 
Many people think Medicare will pay for home health care, but it really does not. Hans goes over what exactly Medicare covers and what other options you have for covering long term care costs! Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Amazon or on CardinalGuide.com for free! You can c…
 
If you’re looking for a way to advance your knowledge of palliative care, we’ve got a great resource for you. The Shiley Palliative Care Institute through California State University has numerous courses available to help you learn palliative care skills. Jerry talks about his certificates in both basic and advanced spiritual counseling in palliati…
 
In this episode we ramble and reflect out loud a bit, so don't say we didn't warn you. Thinking about the ways grief has us doing mental math calculations up, down, and sideways. How old would he be now? She's been gone longer than we were married . . . How many more years until I am the age he was when he died? And on and on. Talking about grief m…
 
Today Jerry and Helen thank all of the amazing hospice professionals who took time to partner with us for the Connection Moments campaign. If we had to summarize all the Connection Moments in just a few words, we’d use gratitude, hope, courage, and love. The pandemic won’t stop provision of quality care, given with compassion and respect. End of li…
 
Our friend Denise Reed shares her support and hope in today’s Connection Moment. As an end of life doula and hospice volunteer, Denise knows the special skills of hospice professionals were made for the stressful times. This season of unknowns is calling out every gift we have, requiring us to draw on our resiliency reserves. Denise reminds us that…
 
Judi Lund-Person hears the stories of hospice agencies from all over the country in her work with NHPCO. She wants those end of life professionals to feel supported by their leaders in the industry. As an advocate for the hospice industry working closely with CMS, Judi helps to ensure that agencies can bring compassion and quality to the work they …
 
Not every hospice experience is a good one. Whether the patient is you or your loved one, you have the right to quality care from admission to the last day of care. Jerry and Helen talk about what you can do if your hospice agency or their staff isn’t a good fit. You deserve to have a good experience with your hospice team, to feel safe and comfort…
 
Today’s Connection Moment features our wonderful friend, hospice nurse Helen Haddick. She shares a reminder for us to be compassionate not only with patients and families, but also with ourselves. It’s good to remember that everybody is facing his own challenges during this pandemic season. We all need to feel we’re safe. Treating each other with e…
 
We’re feelin’ the feels with end of life doula Deanna Cochran. Her gratitude overflows in thankful tears in today’s Connection Moment. In her work as a trainer for end of life doulas and as the founder of the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance, Deanna is a leader in the hospice industry. As a hospice nurse, Deanna knows the responsibilities and pr…
 
Hospice agencies frequently offer memorial, or remembrance, services to the families of their patients. It can be a meaningful part of a hospice bereavement program. A memorial service is conducted by the agency, providing a ceremony that honors persons who have died while in the agency’s care. Music, special readings and rituals, and connection wi…
 
Are you thinking about selling your house in retirement and worried about the taxes? Hans and Robby go over capital gains taxes as well as the exemptions to these taxes! They also talk about reverse mortgages and who it might be right for. Don’t forget to get your copy of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement” on Ama…
 
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