Making the Years Count: Redeemer Health and Rehab/Elim Care, Empira, and Dept. of Human Services Help Older Adults Tackle Unfinished Business
Individuals facing the end of their lives are often overwhelmed by dealing with an illness—and families are overwhelmed too. While physical issues are important, the emotional and spiritual parts of our lives may get shortchanged if we are not careful. And while hospice typically addresses end of life care for people facing the last six months, most of us seldom think about how we want to experience the last few years.
The ResoLute Program at Elim Care’s Redeemer Health Care Center was created to help those who want to discover and reconcile priorities, ideas and wishes—and celebrate their lives while completing unfinished business. The program’s name is an acronym that stands for Resident Empowered Solutions on Living until the End. It is facilitated by Elim Care Quality in Living Specialist Melinda Anderson. “There is a tremendous need for people entering their twilight years, who are experiencing declines, to identify what is most important to them,” says Anderson. Click here to read the full article.