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End of Life Education Program Offered by Hospice of Dayton

Nursing, Social Work and Nursing Home Administrative professionals are invited to attend a March 11 program on Superior End of Life Care for Our Patients, Our Families and Ourselves presented by Hospice of Dayton.  The link below details the presentations offered in the day-long program, which includes 6.0 Continuing Education Credits:

 

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Registration is available at www.hospiceofdayton.org/superior    

Hospice Seeks to Involve Clergy

Hospice of Dayton is reaching out to members of the clergy to better serve the needs of the terminally ill in the community.

Hospice of Dayton recently conducted a survey of community clergy seeking feedback on how to best meet the needs of parishioners at the end of life.  Based on that survey, Hospice of Dayton is launching new programs and providing support to clergy members.  According to Kim Vesey, Vice President of Mission Support with Hospice of Dayton, “We continue to seek involvement and recommendations for ministering to the sick, dying and grieving members of congregations in the Miami Valley.”

For additional information about the initiative, please contact Kim Vesey at kvesey@hospiceofdayton.org or 256-4490.

 

 

I am Hospice of Dayton

Henrieta Sulag, STNA, CHPNA, joined the Hospice of Dayton staff four years ago.  How she came to Hospice of Dayton and why she is so committed to our mission is an inspirational story.
henrietaHenrieta Sulaj was born in Albania, the daughter of a physician and a journalist.  Like her brothers, Henrieta earned a degree in mathematics and served as a teacher for over 28 years.   When she arrived in Chicago twelve years ago, she spoke no English, and struggled to find work for over a year.  Finally (and fortunately for Hospice of Dayton) she became a nursing assistant at Dayton area extended care facilities. While at Kingston, she encountered members of the Hospice of Dayton staff, and embraced the hospice mission as her own.  “I could not help my mother when she became ill and needed me there,” Henrieta says.  “So I told her I was going to help other people, and treat them as I would have treated her.”

Henrieta’s heart is with Crisis Care.  Asked why, she explains “It’s the personal relationships with patients and families.  If I make the patient comfortable, I am comforting the family.  I want to help them find peace.”  Sometimes families are suspicious and unwelcoming because of her accent.  ”When I can win over those families, it makes me so happy!” she says.  She extends her love of her own family as she cares for patients.  “I was not able to kiss my Mom good-bye.  I can kiss my patients.  It’s so personal.”