“When You Become a Care Provider Workshop”
2011 IC Convention
Marsha Hills, Chi Epsilon Chapter, Wichita
Alzheimer's Association Sunflower Chapter
Do not ask me to remember.
Don't try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you're with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.
I’m confused beyond your concept.
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.
Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse or cry.
I can't help the way I’m acting,
Can't be different though I try.
Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone.
Please don't fail to stand beside me,
Love me til my life is done.
- Author Unknown –
(Possibly an Alzheimer’s Patient)
(Information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Hospice
Hospice in the United States has grown from a volunteer-led movement to improve care for people dying alone, isolated, or in hospitals, to a significant part of the health care system. In 2008, 1.45 million individuals and their families received hospice care. Hospice is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, twenty-four hour/seven day a week access to care and support for loved ones following a death. Hospice care is also covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Most hospice care is delivered at home. Hospice care is also available to people in home-like hospice residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veterans' facilities, hospitals, and prisons. *Hospice care in the United States
Care of residents (refers to care given to adults or children outside of the patient's home. Care can be 24 hour care or partial care depending on the person's needs. Residential care services take into account the needs and wishes of the individual, weighed against the resources and policies of statutory agencies.
Often people with disabilities, mental health problems, or learning difficulties are cared for at home by voluntary caregivers, such family and friends, with additional support from home care agencies. However, if this home-based care breaks down, residential care is sometimes required. There are various residential care options available, depending on the needs of the individual.
Other activities chapter's work to support:
Santa America supports tramatized
children in Hospice
anta America programs exist throughout the United States to support tramatized children in critical situations. It was instrumental with assistance to children of the Katrina Hurricane, deployment of military families, St Jude's, and Hospice situations. This is Santa John who made a visit to the Kansas State Council during the fall council meeting to give his presentation on how to become a Santa in the program and how Santa's are trained. The Santa America Website will tell you more about this wonderful program.
Santa comes to the Kansas State Council Convention! We were so pleased to have Santa John join us Saturday afternoon for the Awards luncheon at the 2012 Convention in Hutchinson (May 5,2012) and a brief time after to promote the Santa America program. ESA has help the program and will continue to in the future. In 2014-2015 the International Council adopted Santa America as a featured philanthropic project. With Seasons of ESA Love, Marsha Barnes - 2011-2012 State President.
A project well worth our efforts!