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Archive | February, 2015

End of Life Education for Clinicians

Hospice of Dayton is offering a day-long educational conference offering 6 Continuing Education Credits for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators on Wednesday, March 11.  Superior End of Life Care for Our Patients, Our Families and Ourselves will cover such topics as Regulatory Myths versus Clinical Realities in End of Life Care; Do’s and Don’ts of Dementia; Nutrition and Hydration Concerns at the End of Life; “Final Hours” Conversations:  What to Say…And What Not to Say as Death Approaches; From Hurting to Healing:  Supporting the Bereaved and Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma (When Caring Hurts.)

The program cost is $75 and includes CEU credits, educational materials, continental breakfast, lunch buffet and beverages throughout the day.  The event will be held at Top of the Market, 32 Webster Street, from 8 am to 4 pm.  Participants are invited to register online

Hope Society Members

Hospice of Dayton would like to recognize members of a special group, the Hope Society.

Thank you for being part of this annual membership benefitting the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Community.

For information on how to become a member, contact Lori Poelking-Igel at 937-723-2891.

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Clergy Invited to Matters of the Heart Presentation

The first in a series of quarterly presentations by Hospice of Dayton for members of the clergy is slated for Thursday, February 12.

Hospice of Dayton invited members of the clergy to discuss how best to partner in addressing the needs of those terminally ill in the community.  The first of the quarterly programs in response to their interests will focus m Matters of the Heart – Funeral Myths and Planning and Advance Directives.   The program will be held at the Kroc Salvation Army Center, 1000 North Keowee St. from 10 am to 12 pm.  Lunch will be included along with a networking opportunity from 12 to 1 pm.

Clergy members who are interested in attending can contact Kim Vesey, Vice President of Mission Support with Hospice of Dayton, at 256-8142 or via email at  The goal of the quarterly presentations, according to Vesey, is to provide local members of clergy with resources and support for ministering to the sick, dying and grieving members of congregations in the Miami Valley.