Hospice

  Betsy Wurzel’s Guest on Chatting with Betsy is Dr. Kori Novak, a renowned researcher, published author, and noted expert. Dr. Kori Novak is helping change the narrative around prison hospice and aging. Dr. Kori Novak has a deep passion for topics others would prefer to ignore — in part fueled by her own deeply personal experience — is driving both conversation and action to ensure that no one dies alone. To listen to this […]

We met Noelle a few weeks ago when I interviewed her about caring for her mother with hospice support.  Since we last talked to her, her mother died last month after five and a half months in hospice.  Nicole describes those five months as a “slow free fall” and her current state of grief as feeling numb. The death of a parent is a profound loss; both because of the relationship that came before and […]

  Many people think of hospice as a place people go to die.  Some think that if you get hospice services a hospice nurse moves in with the dying person and does all their care until they die.  Neither of these is true.  There are hospice houses (not all communities have one) where people can go for the last few days of their lives under specific circumstances.  But electing the hospice benefit in the United […]

  This show was created in June of this year 2020.  Due to the pandemic and all we were dealing with, we may have missed on posting this show. The information in this show will be helpful to many. Betsy Wurzel speaks with Angela Olea, Chief Executive Officer of Assisted Living Locators,  How and why the Assisted Living Locator was created.  Angela Olea registered nurse, launched Assisted Living Locators in response to seeing aging patients […]

Imagine if you will, your father has Alzheimer’s Disease (for the last 4 years) and has been doing relatively well until being diagnosed with Covid-19.  He then stops eating and drinking, is admitted to the hospital for dehydration, and returns to the Hospice care facility.  He is still refusing to eat or drink and is now on his ninth day.  You honestly don’t know how he is still alive after not eating or drinking for […]


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