EDUCATION & RESOURCES

The Conversation Series

How to Have “The Conversation” About End-of-Life Care

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As the responsible adult child, it is important that you know how your parents want to live at the end of their life. Don’t get caught in a situation where you have to make choices for them without knowing their own wishes. Having the conversation now avoids the guilt and potential sibling conflicts that may result if Mom and Dad are ever unable to speak for themselves. Click the link to hear Atlanta’s own Jenny Buckley, an end-of-life care expert and author of the popular blog HOPEspot, for an insightful look at how to spark this conversation so it’s comfortable, not cringeworthy.

Hospice vs. Palliative and what is right for my loved one?

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Hospice care is something that has achieved more mainstream presence in the US in the past 10 years. Hospice provides holistic care, addressing patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs at the end of a terminal illness, once medical treatment has ended. But now another kind of patient care, called Palliative care, is gaining more visibility. Palliative care provides holistic patient care during medical treatment. Do Hospice and Palliative care overlap? When would you seek one over the other for yourself or a loved one? Join Weinstein Hospice experts as we explore Hospice and Palliative care options and how to choose what is right for your family’s situation.

Interfaith Views on Death, Dying, and Hospice

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Religion is an important part of many people’s lives, particularly as we get closer to the end of life. What role does faith and spirituality play when planning and exploring end-of-life care for a loved one? Please join interfaith leaders on Zoom as we discuss Jewish, Muslim, and Christian views on death, dying, and hospice. This free event serves to shed light on a subject many don’t think about until it’s right there, staring them in the face. There is no better time than the present to think about how the traditions of different faiths might influence your preferences when you or your loved one begins making decisions on end-of-life care.

The Georgia Directives: What Exactly Do They Mean?

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Directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care in advance. These important records help express wishes and can avoid confusion for family, friends and care professionals. Industry experts will join us to discuss how to navigate advance directives.

Advanced Directives Form

POLST Form

 

Helping Families Through This Journey

“As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us as long as we remember them…” — Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

At Weinstein Hospice, we serve people of all faiths. Our chaplain is trained to provide compassionate spiritual care in a way that is relevant and meaningful to each individual, regardless of religious observance or faith. In addition, our professional team has been educated in Jewish traditions and culture and is also appreciative of and sensitive to the diversity of expression within the Jewish community.

Weinstein Hospice also holds educational programs for the community to help throughout this journey. Check here periodically for resources that are free and open to all.

Meet Chaplain Donna Faye

Our Chaplain, Cantor Donna Faye Marcus, provides spiritual support for each patient and their family, and also serves as our Chaplain and Manager of Spiritual and Bereavement Services. Please learn more about Cantor Donna and our other supportive leaders. 

Additional Helpful Resources

At Weinstein Hospice, we understand there are many complexities to the grieving process. We offer a wide range of resources to help the spectrum and variety that you may face

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