Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services

End-of-Life Education Speaker's Bureau

Understanding end-of-life care — especially, the fears, the pain, and the emotions — can be difficult and challenging for most individuals. Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services staff has developed presentation topics that can help educate and increase awareness of end-of-life care and the dying process for your organization or group. Presentations are tailored to meet your needs and may be as short as 15 minutes.

To arrange for a presentation or to simply learn more about our program, please call (715) 847-2707 weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Our presentation offerings include the following:

  • An Alternative Approach
    A brief overview of the philosophy around palliative (comfort) care and hospice care is presented including eligibility for services and methods of payment.
  • Caring and Sharing - The Hospice Way
    This short video followed by a question and answer session provides a picture of some of the issues that families deal with while caring for a loved one.
  • Care for the Caregivers
    Many people find themselves involved in caring for family or friends. Often people become so immersed in providing care that they neglect caring for themselves. This program offer creative tips to help caregivers avoid getting overwhelmed and burned out.
  • Grief in the Workplace
    When a co-worker dies or experiences a death in the family, grief comes into the workplace. This program shares ideas on what co-workers and managers can do to acknowledge the loss while still maintaining productivity.
  • Hospice House - An Alternative to Home
    Hospice House is a residence for terminally ill individuals who either have no caregiver, or whose caregiver is no longer able to care for them at home. Learn about this service and discover how you can become a part of helping the terminally ill to live their remaining days in comfort.
  • Kids Grieve Too
    Adults often feel that children are protected from experiences and feelings that are associated with the death of a loved one. The truth is that children are affected by loss and do experience grief. This presentation can be designed for both children and their parents, or just for adults who have an interest in understanding how children grieve.
  • Living After a Loss
    This program explores grief and bereavement concepts, including characteristics of normal grief, tasks of the bereaved, ways of helping grieving persons and related hospice services.
  • To Comfort Always - Living with Pain
    Pain can dramatically alter a person's life. This presentation examines why pain occurs and the various ways to manage pain.
  • Personal Death Awareness
    Participants are invited to explore their attitudes, values and fears in regard to their own dying and death through exercises, reflection and discussion.
  • Spiritual Care of the Dying
    People frequently identify spiritual care as helpful with an end-of-life illness. This program discusses the role of spiritual care.
  • Volunteering: A Special Gift
    Volunteers are a special group of people who assist our patients and their families. This program explains the roles of a volunteer and the training offered by Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.