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Free “Voices for Hospice” Luncheon with WKYC’s Danielle Wiggins

August 27, 2014

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Hospice of the Western Reserve’s African American Outreach Committee is hosting a free community luncheon event entitled, “Voices for Hospice: Who cares? We do! Putting the Pieces Together,” on Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Independence. 

The 2014 “Voices for Hospice” will feature real-life stories about hospice care.  The event commemorates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.  Register here. 

Mistress of ceremonies is Danielle Wiggins of WKYC-TV Channel 3. A panel of hospice team members including a spiritual care coordinator, an art therapist and a pediatric social worker will talk about their specialties and share real-life stories about how their work provides comfort, hope and dignity to patients and their families. The luncheon is free, but registration is required.

Registration is available online at hospicewr.org/voices or by calling 216.486.6645.

Attendees will also enjoy a fabulous display of handcrafted art courtesy of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild. A variety of nonprofit community organizations will provide educational exhibits and complimentary health care screenings.

“This luncheon provides a great opportunity for church groups, social organizations, families and friends to learn more about the hospice philosophy in a relaxed setting,” said LaBena Fleming, Provider Relations Manager and co-chair of this year’s event.

“Hospice empowers people to direct their wishes so they can live the final phase of life the way they choose,” she added. “By the end of the program, I think the audience will be quite surprised about what they thought they knew — and by what they didn’t know — about hospice.”  

Embassy Suites is located at 5800 Rockside Road in Independence.

 

 

Job Opening: RN Preceptor

August 27, 2014

 

RN PRECEPTOR
Location: Cleveland, OH

Assist in the clinical orientation of new staff using standards for practice to teach the safe delivery of high-quality care to patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures, state, federal and CMS regulations and ensure staff learns and delivers quality and safe nursing and hospice services.

Requirements: Licensed RN in State of Ohio; Experience preferred in pain and symptom management; oncology; public health, mental health.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Dietary Server

August 27, 2014

 

DIETARY SERVER
Location: David Simpson Hospice House Cleveland, OH

Prepare and serve meals.  Wash dishes and clean kitchen.

Requirements: Must be able to read, write and carry out
instructions

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

A Call to Serve: The 2014 Annual Conference

August 20, 2014

Details coming soon

Job Opening: Grief Counselor

August 20, 2014

 

GRIEF COUNSELOR
Location: Cleveland, OH

Assist the bereaved as they move through the grief process by providing supportive and therapeutic activities, education and training, consultation and crisis intervention.  The focus of the Grief Counselor is on the development and provision of educational and support groups as well as providing individual and family counseling for children, youth and adults.  Assist in increasing access and expanding Bereavement Center services.

Requirements: Masters degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related field; Licensed (or license eligible) LISW/LPCC or psychologist; Experience in individual and group therapy.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

Job Opening: Cook

August 20, 2014

 

COOK
Location: David Simpson Hospice House Cleveland, OH

Deliver dietary services for David Simpson Hospice House under the supervision and direction of the Dietary Manager and/or Hospitality Services Team Leader.

Requirements: A minimum of one year culinary training preferred; One to three years dietary/cooking experience; Any combination of education or experience equivalent to graduation from high school, and considerable dietary/cooking experience in a health care food service environment.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

The Aging of Adults with Special Needs

August 15, 2014

Do you know an adult with special needs living with elderly parents?  Do you have an adult sibling who fits this category?  Have you considered what will happen when your parents die?  Will your sibling need to relocate?  Will he or she come live with you?

Adults with autism, intellectual disabilities (formerly known as mental retardation), Down syndrome and other special needs are living longer and living at home with their elderly parents.  The aging of adult children with special needs presents unique challenges and demands.  One area to address is grief and loss. 

In the bereavement center, we serve a growing number of individuals with special needs who’ve been uprooted from their environment after the death of their last living parent.  In addition to grieving the death, they are experiencing many significant secondary losses.  These include having to move from their home, their city, their job and their friends.  All that was familiar and part of their routine has suddenly been pulled from them.  This is not only tragic, but overwhelming to the grieving person with special needs.  I knew who to call when I lived in Pittsburgh.  I don’t know who to call here.

One significant challenge is the unwillingness of elderly parents to place their aging special needs child in a group home.  They keep their child home out of love, but sometimes the best intentions are not always in the best interest for long term care. The elderly parent may have their own health challenges and have difficulty being a caregiver for an aging child with special needs. In addition, every elderly parent will die. It’s hard to think about this, but if the plan is to eventually move the adult child to a group, assisted living, or nursing home, it may be helpful to consider doing this before the parent dies. It can help ease the transition to a new living environment which makes for one less loss after the death.

Thinking long term about special needs adults takes the concepts of advance care planning to a whole new level.  Your town may have a Geriatric Case Manager or some such healthcare professional that can help you navigate the needs of this aging population.

Learn about:

  • Available entitlements and benefits
  • Community services for those with lifelong changes
  • Legal tools and attorneys who can create a long term plan for oversight of the whole family
  • Respite opportunities
  • Housing and group home living arrangements

Yes, these are difficult things to think about, but careful consideration and planning will be beneficial for everyone.

Start the conversation. 

Please visit our on-line grief discussions groups at http://www.hospicewr.org/discussions/grief/.

Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ESPBCenter.

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Lubrizol Workers Take on the Hard Jobs

August 15, 2014

lubrizolMore than 60 volunteers from The Lubrizol Corporation took care of a laundry list of “the hard jobs no one else wants to do,” June 12 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. The volunteers are part of The Lubrizol Corporation’s “Building Bonds” community engagement team. The jobs included mulching, tending to the children’s playground, installing new ceiling tiles, adding new partitions to bathrooms, trimming shrubs, painting and yes, washing windows.

 Crews also painted curbs and fire hydrants, striped the parking lot, added new laundry room cabinets and repaired concrete at the 42-bed facility.

Donning matching Building Bonds yellow shirts, the sneaker-clad crew first gathered in the Angela and James Hambrick Arbor Garden, named for the CEO and chairman of Lubrizol, before spending a busy day indoors and out, helping make the center’s spectacular grounds summer ready.

See a photo gallery from the day.

 The occasion marked the fifth consecutive year the Wickliffe-based Lubrizol employees volunteered at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Steve DiMare, Facilities Manager at the David Simpson Hospice House, said the help provided by Lubrizol helped ensure the facility and grounds match the world-class care that is provided to its patients every day. 

“What happens when 60 capable volunteers ask for challenging projects that others would normally decline?” DiMare asked. “In eight short hours, the Lubrizol volunteers completed numerous major projects with the precision of professionals. When thoughtful planning meets generous and compassionate people, only good things can happen.”

The Building Bonds team regularly provides community service in cities where employees live and work.lubrizolgroup

“I think I can speak for all of the Lubrizol Building Bonds volunteers in saying that it was our pleasure to spend a day at Hospice of the Western Reserve helping in a small way to maintain and enhance the facility and grounds,” Lubrizol plant manager Dave Meredith said. “We wish we could have done more.”

 Lubrizol building and grounds foreman Dennis Franko helped organize the effort. “We are proud of the fact that Lubrizol’s management is very committed to community service, and is so generous in supporting employee involvement,” Franko said. “We are happy to help your outstanding organization, and appreciate the great service you provide to our community and many of our employees’ families.” 

Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,500 employees worldwide.

 

Job Opening: Provider Relations Manager

August 13, 2014

 

PROVIDER RELATIONS MANAGER
Location: Cleveland, OH 

Coordinate comprehensive continuum of outreach services to professionals and community. Facilitate appropriate referrals to help grow census, increase length of stay and enhance the quality of care via effective communications with referrers. Assure that marketing programs and activities are appropriately integrated into the strategic marketing plan.

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university, with the possession of a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration preferred; Considerable experience in marketing and sales management, preferably in healthcare, and demonstrated experience in successfully developing effective referral resources in the community; or any combination of education and experience.

Email resume and/or application to recruitment@hospicewr.org or fax to 216.298.0388.

Volunteer Opportunities

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About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.  In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.

2014 Carl Paradiso Memorial Golf Outing

August 12, 2014

Carl Paradiso flyer

The third annual Carl Paradiso Memorial Golf Classic, benefitting Hospice of the Western Reserve is Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Airport Greens Golf Course in Willoughby Hills. To register, call Dave at (440) 944.6164.

Carl, a scratch golfer, was born and raised in Cleveland and made his home with his family in Euclid. He was a Collinwood graduate and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a gifted vocalist and guitarist and a well-known name in the entertainment industry.