Hot Springs Care Coordinators First to Receive End-of-Life Credentialing

It takes a special type of person to be a caregiver, but even the most caring, compassionate of those can be challenged when providing end-of-life care. Care coordinators Candace Conner, LPN; Jennifer Drews, LPN; and Tammy Parker, LPN understand that and that’s why they were among the first to complete the Hospice Home Care End-of-Life Credentialing Series. The credentialing process teaches care coordinators proven methods for providing the highest level of planning and care for terminally ill patients.

They completed eight educational modules presented by Hospice Home Care’s Patient Care Representative, Cyndi Muncrief, covering topics such as: What to Expect from Hospice, Spirituality, Emotions & Medical Concerns, Comfort & Symptom Control, Planning to Care Together, Nutrition at the End-of-Life, Critical Conversations, and The Final Hours and Bereavement.

Hospice Home Care is a local organization with three medical directors and 31 support staff including nurses, aides, continuous care staff and office support led by Executive Director, Kelly Rice.