As I Live and Grieve

Hospice and Grief

January 19, 2021 Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts
As I Live and Grieve
Hospice and Grief
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As I Live and Grieve
Hospice and Grief
Jan 19, 2021
Kathy Gleason, Stephanie Kendrick - CoHosts

Summary:
Marjorie Smith, LCSW, visits with us today to tell us about Hospice and how this program supports both the terminally ill patient and the family. 

Episode Notes:

After a brief history of Hospice, we learn the various components of this end of life care program and can better understand how it can impact grief by preparing family and supporting them after the death of their loved one. Hospice incorporates holistic practices and a diverse care team to provide dignity and better quality of life in the last months of life.

Marj graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and returned to Roberts to complete her Masters of Social Work.  While working in mental health as a therapist, she experienced Hospice as a family member when her father died with Hospice support.  This experience fueled her desire to work with the dying.  She transitioned to Hospice Social Work in 2010, where her role concentrated on supporting terminally ill patients as they navigated the last stage of their lives.  She was drawn to Hospice because of the focus on dignity and comfort of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.  In 2019, she accepted the position of Executive Director of Aurora House Comfort Care Home in Spencerport, NY, a two bed Hospice House.  In her spare time, Marj also officiates wedding ceremonies as an ordained Minister.  

 Contact: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve 


To Reach Marj Smith : 

Website:  Aurora House of Western Monroe County  

Email:  [email protected] 

Phone :  585-617-4863

Facebook:  Aurora House (a Hospice House)

 

Credits: 

Music by Kevin MacLeod 

Show Notes

Summary:
Marjorie Smith, LCSW, visits with us today to tell us about Hospice and how this program supports both the terminally ill patient and the family. 

Episode Notes:

After a brief history of Hospice, we learn the various components of this end of life care program and can better understand how it can impact grief by preparing family and supporting them after the death of their loved one. Hospice incorporates holistic practices and a diverse care team to provide dignity and better quality of life in the last months of life.

Marj graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and returned to Roberts to complete her Masters of Social Work.  While working in mental health as a therapist, she experienced Hospice as a family member when her father died with Hospice support.  This experience fueled her desire to work with the dying.  She transitioned to Hospice Social Work in 2010, where her role concentrated on supporting terminally ill patients as they navigated the last stage of their lives.  She was drawn to Hospice because of the focus on dignity and comfort of the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.  In 2019, she accepted the position of Executive Director of Aurora House Comfort Care Home in Spencerport, NY, a two bed Hospice House.  In her spare time, Marj also officiates wedding ceremonies as an ordained Minister.  

 Contact: 

www.asiliveandgrieve.com 

[email protected] 

Facebook:  As I Live and Grieve 

Instagram:  @asiliveandgrieve 


To Reach Marj Smith : 

Website:  Aurora House of Western Monroe County  

Email:  [email protected] 

Phone :  585-617-4863

Facebook:  Aurora House (a Hospice House)

 

Credits: 

Music by Kevin MacLeod