End of Life Care

Ending Well: Defining a Good Death

Ending Well: Defining a Good Death
What does it mean to have a good death? It’s a difficult question and one that we rarely talk about with the people who need the answer the most: our families. In the words... read more
Published on July 22, 2015.

The Usefulness of Grief: Ambiguous Loss & How to be Present with Those Grieving

The Usefulness of Grief: Ambiguous Loss & How to be Present with Those Grieving
Ambiguous Loss The end of a life triggers a whole set of customs and rituals that usher in the grieving process. We know the Kübler-Ross diagram of the five stages of grief. We have bereavement... read more
Published on March 4, 2015.

After Caregiving: The Grief and Rite of Passage of Elder Care

After Caregiving: The Grief and Rite of Passage of Elder Care
When we think of a rite of passage, we tend to think of coming of age, marriage, having children.  The French ethnographer, Arnold van Gennep, studied what characterized rites of passage and found that... read more
Published on April 16, 2014.

Care at the End of Life

Care at the End of Life
For generations it was common to live out your last days and die at home. With advancements in medicine, there was a modern shift in how and where care was provided. End of life... read more
Published on March 26, 2014.

Understanding Hospice & Home Care: Complimentary Partners in End-of-Life Care

Understanding Hospice & Home Care: Complimentary Partners in End-of-Life Care
Coordinating end-of-life care can be one of the most logistically and emotionally challenging aspects of eldercare. Adult children and loved ones will often find themselves immersed in conversations about what is best and honoring... read more
Published on March 10, 2014.

A Missing Dialogue

A Missing Dialogue
Peter Saul | TEDx Talk    As we move into February, Sound Options is beginning a conversation about the most important conversation you may ever have. Speaking to our aging loved ones about how they would... read more
Published on January 28, 2013.

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