Education And Outreach
Education And Outreach

Community outreach and education is important to us at Hand In Hand Hospice. Being able to empower our community and health care providers with a better understanding of hospice and its services is key to providing patients and families with the care they need.

Patients often tell us how they wish they had reached out to us sooner. We don’t want anyone to go without hospice care who needs it, and we look forward to speaking at your next community event, or organizational club, or healthcare meeting. We serve the residents of Lyon, Coffey, Greenwood, Morris, Osage and Chase County.

You may request a speaker free of charge. Some of the topics we often cover include:

  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Goals of Care Discussions
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Grief and Loss
  • Care for Self

Don’t see a topic you are interested in? Contact us and we will be happy to assist you. You can also explore our news and events calendar to find out more about where we will be in the community and upcoming events of interest.

 

Suggested Readings for Those With A Loved One In Hospice Care

 Gone From My Sight: the Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes (this booklet is available free of charge from our Hand In Hand Hospice office. A complimentary copy is given to each family)

One You Love is Dying: 12 Thoughts to Guide You On the Journey by James E. Miller (this booklet is available free of charge from our Hand In Hand Hospice office)

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs & Communication of the Dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley

The Final Act of Living by Barbara Karnes

The Four Things that Matter Most: A Book About Living by Ira Byock

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Aging Parents – and Ourselves by Jane Gross 

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care by A.E Volandes

The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook by Alexis Abramson

The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death by Barbara Karnes (this booklet is available free of charge from our Hand In Hand Hospice office)

 

Books for Children

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia  (we may have a copy to loan out at our Hand In Hand Hospice office)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Marc Brown (we may have a copy to loan out at our Hand In Hand Hospice office)

Love is For Always Book One by Hospice and Homecare of Reno County (we may have a copy of this booklet available at our office free of charge)

Answers To A Child’s Questions About Death by Guideline Publications (This booklet is for the adult to read and use as a guide in talking with the child. This booklet is available free of charge from our Hand In Hand Hospice office)

Testimonials

“Hand In Hand provided our father with loving care & concern and they provided us with support and peace of mind. We are grateful for the guidance over his last months of life.”

“We had hospice care provided for both our Mom and Dad. Our family has been very pleased with hospice care for both of our parents. We would recommend Hand In Hand Hospice to those in need.”