Time: August 11, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Website or Map: http://www.LatterLifePlanning…
Phone: Listen Live by dialing 701-719-6942
Event Type: radio, show
Organized By: Holley Kelley - HOST
What's Happening: Jul 30
Author Jahnna Beecham & nurse Katie Ortlip, LCSW began as friends and neighbors. However, when Jahnna’s 90-year-old father was told his prostate cancer had spread to his bones, Jahnna became his caregiver while Katie became his hospice social worker. Together, during this emotional time, they became even closer and shared insights on end-of-life care as well as how to have the best death possible, and their joint writing journey began.
Their new book: LIVING WITH DYING: A Complete Guide for Caregivers is a comprehensive field guide for those caring for a loved one at the end of life. It is straight forward and easy-to-use, providing tangible, fact-driven advice for overwhelmed caregivers juggling full-time jobs and the their own lives.
The book, which has been reviewed by oncologists, hospice doctors and nurses, instructs readers how to have the conversation about end of life wishes and concerns, and navigate the emotional and spiritual journey with their loved ones. It offers clear instructions for giving the best care possible including how to control pain, address symptoms, and understand the dying process.
Katie Ortlip, nurse and hospice social worker, gives valuable information about the benefits of hospice and the myths that surround it, while Jahnna Beecham shares her often-humorous journey with her father.
According to AARP, there are more than 40 million people in the U.S. who are unpaid caregivers. Most are un-trained volunteers doing the best they can to help a loved one in their final journey. Living With Dying is a road map that will help those 40 million navigate that sometimes bumpy, often confusing trip.
Visit Katie and Jahnna and learn more about their work at www.LivingWithDying.com