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NAHC and Edelman Financial Services Announce Alliance
Prominent advisory firm to provide financial planning services to 33,000 NAHC members

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and Edelman Financial Services are pleased to announce that Edelman Financial Services will provide financial education, financial planning and investment management services to NAHC’s 33,000 home care and hospice agencies and members.

“I am very pleased to announce our alliance with Edelman Financial Services,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris. “This partnership provides a great service to our members and will be a great long-term relationship with the community.” Headquartered in Washington, DC, NAHC is the largest, widely respected professional association representing the interests of the infirm, chronically ill and disabled of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with home care and hospice services.

“We are honored to provide financial education and advice to home care and hospice agencies and members,” said Ric Edelman, Chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial. “We are excited to be NAHC’s partner. We’ve supported nurses for many, many years, and we remain committed to helping nurses obtain financial security.” Ric Edelman was a keynote speaker at NAHC’s annual conference on October 20, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ.

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Dementia, Palliative Care, and End of Life: Are We Doing It Right?
The following article was written by the Rev. Jamie Wilson Headley, CDP, CDI, CSA, MBA, President and CEO of Dementia Services Group

“I am not afraid of dying. I am afraid of suffering. Don’t let me suffer. Okay? Don’t let me suffer.” My mother said this to me long before she ever got sick, long before Alzheimer’s disease ravaged her brain, long before I even understood what she was saying or believed that she could ever be sick or die. My mother watched her mother die of Alzheimer’s disease. It was a slow, insidious and undignified illness and death. She didn’t want that. No way.

I promised Mom on the day she said those words that I would always take care of her and I kept that promise. But, I think I could have done better. When she was diagnosed with AD I read every book, earned every certification and became an authority on dementia in order to protect her and her dignity until the very end. By the time she was at the end stage, I had started my own company to help others navigate the dementia journey. I had also been ordained, become a certified senior advisor, and served as a hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. I was a professional dementia instructor and sought-after speaker on dementia issues, aging, and grief. I felt that if anyone understood how to navigate her care it was me. I felt comfortable that my comrades in palliative care and I could manage her last weeks and months the right way. 

Below is the time line of her last 12 days.

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Center to Advance Palliative Care Offers Free Webinar on Leveraging the New IOM Report

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:30-2:30 PM ET 

Register Now! 

Featured Presenter:

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Co-Director Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center  
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

About the Web Conference

In this FREE event, Dr. Meier will discuss the Institute of Medicine's latest report in depth as well as ask participants to weigh in on how best to leverage its recommendations. The report - released on September 17, 2014 - focuses extensively on people with serious and chronic illness of indeterminate prognoses and why the current health care system has largely failed to meet their needs.Dr. Meier was a member of the panel responsible for the report. She recently released a message to the field on its significance and what it means for the future of palliative care.  

You will learn to:

  • Identify the key IOM report recommendations
  • Leverage the report recommendations to make an effective case for local change in care of the seriously ill
  • Understand the relationship between prognosis and healthcare spending (not what you think!)
  • Access ideas from the field on how best to implement report recommendations

Who Should Attend:

  • Palliative care and hospice clinicians
  • Palliative care and hospice leadership
  • Health system leadership
  • ACO leadership
  • Clinicians caring for high risk populations including dementia, frailty, multimorbidity, organ system failure, and cancer Home care leaders Long term care leaders

Call Details

  • $0 per registered participant, which includes post event recording download
  • Continuing education credits are not offered for web conferences
  • Web conference event which requires live internet access. Audio portion may be accessed through toll line or through VOIP (computer speakers and/or headset/microphone).
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each event
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the presenters

Registered Nurses and Hospice Staff

Renown Health, based in Reno, Nevada, is looking for experienced, supportive Registered Nurses and hospice staff.

In keeping with our commitment to providing compassionate and continuum care at every stage of life, we are opening Renown’s first-ever hospice program and we're looking for experienced RNs and hospice staff with at least two years of prior hospice experience.

Renown Health is northern Nevada’s largest integrated health network and a nationally recognized healthcare leader. Based in Reno, Renown serves a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. The Reno-Tahoe region holds a range of lifestyle options that spans from downtown Reno to the shores of Lake Tahoe. With over 300 days of sunshine annually, it’s easy to understand why so many people choose to explore the natural beauty of our region. Experience as much or as little as you want as you thrive in our small-town feel and friendliness and all the financial benefits that come from a state with no state income tax.

Learn more at: or contact Anne Larson, Recruiter, at 775-982-6306. EEO/M/F/V/D


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