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Monthly Archives: June 2015

STC Website wins Today’s Caregiver Magazine Award!

… and the Award from Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s
2015 Caregiver Friendly® website goes to…

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Today’s Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, and caregiver.com  announce the 2015 Caregiver Friendly® Award recipients.  The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.

“HOW WE CAN HELP YOU?” is the theme of our NEW  sharethecare.org  web site. It was designed so that our varied caregiving audiences can locate the information they need about our highly regarded group caregiving model-Share The Care™.

Easy-to-navigate and color-coded for:
  • Caregivers & Concerned Friends
  • Health Professionals
  • Faith Communities and
  • Corporations
Visit for: information, resources, 23 forms, links to purchase book, videos, group stories, trainings, workshops, presentations and support.
About The Caregiver Friendly Awards:
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today’s Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferenceswww.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.

Wounded Warriors

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Thanks to our friends and supporters at Ventura Associates, I was able to attend the Wounded Warriors Courage Awards on Thursday, May 28th at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
It was a moving and incredibly inspiring event.  I had the opportunity to thank and speak with many of our brave warriors and their caregivers. I was especially touched by their individual enthusiasm to reach out to help other warriors and older veterans from other wars.
Take a look at the Wounded Warriors Project video on their website & facebook pages (links below) to learn more about the organization and the strides they have made to support our youngest generation of Wounded Warriors
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7th Annual Palliative Care Conference

 On Friday, May 29th Sheila had the honor of being the closing session speaker for the

7th Annual Palliative Care Conference at Molloy College in Rockville Centre , NY.

Approximately 400 health professionals from local and surrounding communities, as well as some students were In attendance.

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD., RN-BC, Louis Cino, Dean of Molloy College and Sheila Warnock

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD., RN-BC, Louis Cino, Dean of Molloy College and Sheila Warnock

Phyllis Quinlan, who is on the Board of the College and also received several degrees from the College, introduced Sheila to the conference audience.

Earlier in the day before her lecture, Sheila was able to sit in on a workshop led by Phyllis  “How To Sustain the Joy in Being a Professional Caregiver.” 

Attention Nurses:  check out her Blog:

http://careforthecaregiver.me/2015/05/16/healthcare-system-fail-is-this-why-nurses-are-overwhelmed-a-guest-post-by-colin-baird/

“One Cut, One Life” showing in Los Angeles

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Heralded by critics and health professionals alike, “One Cut, One Life,” is a complex, intimate film about some of the conversations in life we typically avoid the most, about death, dying, end-of-life. It is playing at the Laemmle Music Hall for a limited engagement from June 12th through June 19th.

The film follows seminal documentary filmmaker Ed Pincus, as he weighs the impossible choices about end of life care and debates how to spend his final seasons, days, hours.  Should he have a risky bone marrow transplant, or opt for a “normal spring and summer”? At what point should he cease treatment? Can he balance his dying wish of making a last film against his wife’s on-again, off-again resistance to the project, and his desire for “family time”?  Pincus and his fellow award-winning documentary filmmaker, Lucia Small, forge a raw yet surprisingly humorous exploration of the human condition, examining the meaning of life, not only at the end, but during. Co-director Small will be attending for select Q & As.

www.onecutonelife.com

“One Cut, One Life” on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/onecutonelife?fref=ts

Purchase your tickets for this limited runhttps://www.laemmle.com/search?q=One+Cut+One+Life&x=0&y=0

See the trailer: http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/onecutonelife.html

 

Here is what some health professionals and critics are saying:

“As much as the film is shadowed by a keen awareness of morality, ‘One Cut, One Life’ often pulses with an almost ecstatic vitality.” – Stephen Holden, Critic’s Pick, New York Times

“A stunning doc of living while dying.” – Diana Clarke, Critic’s Pick, Village Voice

“Beautifully illustrates the complex and nuanced nature of end of life decision making for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. I highly recommend it to health care professionals.”  — Judith Schwarz, MSN. PhD, Clinical Coordinator of End of Life Choices New York

“One Cut, One LIfe” is an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional involved in helping patients have difficult conversations about navigating choices at the end of life, or helping people to articulate what is important to them, or to provide models for people wanting to create something or leave legacies for posterity. It is also a frank look at how people move through grief when the loss is sudden and traumatic.”  — Goldie Eder, LICSW, BCD

“”One Cut, One Life” provides an insightful glimpse into the emotional conflicts and difficult choices patients must face when confronted with their own mortality.”
Robert Soiffer, M.D. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute