February 25, 2017
Casey's Markwell Funeral Home and Charleston's Adams Funeral Chapel work together to bring the "Hospice to Funeral Connection - Building the Bridge" seminar to Effingham, IL
Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL and Adams Funeral Chapel of Charleston, IL and are putting their newly established partnership to good use by co-sponsoring a local all-day training seminar in collaboration with the IL Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
The program, “Hospice to Funeral Connection – Building the Bridge”, will be held at the Thelma Keller Center in Effingham, IL on March 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Offered through the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA), this program is designed to provide a platform to start a dialog with local hospice workers in order to make the transition from hospice to funeral as smooth as possible for families. The seminar also offers CE credits to local nursing and hospice staff.
“We're enormously excited to spend some time educating funeral directors, nursing and hospice staff on how to best support families making end of life arrangements,” shared Jay Markwell of Markwell Funeral Homes.
Featuring professionals from local hospice and palliative care providers, such as Lincolnland Hospice and Chrysalis, topics of discussion at the seminar will range from hospice staff disciplines and preparing families for death, to the importance of pre-planning and documenting one’s wishes. Participants must register online for the seminar by February 24. Lunch will be provided and the seminar will conclude with an open discussion with the entire panel from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Registration is open to the public and can be completed by visiting http://www.ifda.org/events or https://il-hpco.org/hospice-funeral-connection/.
Tammy Etnire, general manager of Adams Funeral Chapel is eager to build upon their existing community outreach efforts with this event. “This is just the beginning of our plans to offer helpful seminars and continuing education to professionals and families in the neighborhoods we serve.”
Markwell Funeral Home and Adams Funeral Chapel value and appreciate the role that hospice care workers have in our communities. End-of-life care can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Both funeral homes are excited to play a part in creating an opportunity for a dialog between members of the community at large and the professionals that provide these important services.