NASW – Indiana Chapter 2017 Annual Conference

Transitions Hospice of Indiana Executive Director Shannon Countryman RN, CHPN and Social Worker Catherine Ray, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, CCTP, CT have been invited to speak at this year’s NASW Indiana Chapter Annual Conference (September 25th & 26th). This invitation gives the Transitions team the unique opportunity to educate community social workers on the important role of the hospice social worker within the interdisciplinary team setting.  This conference will allow others to see the progressive footprint and customized approach to care of Transitions Hospice. Both Shannon and Catherine bring years of valuable knowledge and experience to our hospice teams. Shannon has served in various clinical, operational and business development roles during her seven years in hospice. Educating others on hospice and high quality end of life care is her passion. Shannon received CHPN certification in 2013 and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Indiana Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Shannon is a true advocate for hospice, a passionate leader and an asset to our growing Indiana team. Catherine Ray’s passion for long term care patients began twenty four years ago when she began her career as a Social Services Director in a skilled care facility. She has been caring for hospice patients for over ten years.  Catherine enjoys educating professionals, students, and the community about grief and loss, a topic not often  addressed in the healthcare arena. In 2016, Catherine received the Flanner & Buchanans Caregiver of the Year award. This is just a small glance into what makes Transitions one step ahead of the rest. We hope to see you this coming Monday and Tuesday! Paper... read more

IHCA Annual Convention and Expo

The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) is having it’s 67th Annual Convention & Expo from September 11 to 14 in Peoria, IL! On Thursday, September 14, Transitions Hospice Executive Director Sara Dado, LCSW, will conduct a talk on “Did You Just Say the “H” Word? Overcoming Barriers in End of Life Care” from 8 to 9:30 am. About the Talk: The word “hospice” can be scary and intimidating to families, patients, and health care workers. How do we, as health care providers, respond when families ask us not to use the word “hospice” in discussion surrounding our plan care? This session will address common objections to hospice care and provide practical techniques to overcome these obstacles. Focus will be given to the historical background of hospice care as well as cultural and spiritual beliefs surrounding end-of-life care. Strategies on how interdisciplinary teams can improve these conversations will be provided and an interactive review of ethical case studies related to this topic will also be... read more

CEU: Neuropsychological Evaluations in the Hospital Setting

Calling all Nurses, Social Workers, and Nursing Home Administrators — Join us for a 1-credit CEU on Neuropsychological Evaluations in the Hospital Setting! When: Wednesday, September 20 Where: Jimmy’s Char House – Elgin (2290 Point Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123) Kindly RSVP by September 11 to 630.485.4510 or... read more

2017 Annual Paul Kinsinger M.D. Memorial Golf Outing

It’s the second Annual Paul Kinsinger M.D Memorial Golf Outing on Friday, September 22, at the Country Club of Peoria! Join us and have fun while participating for a good cause! Proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund for a senior interested in pursuing a healthcare career at the Washington Community High School. Packages include the following:  Afternoon Foursome . . . . . . . . . $600 Hole Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 Tee Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 Cart Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 Corporate Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 Lunch Sponsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,250 Beverage Sponsor . . . . . . . . . .  $1,500 Reception Sponsor . . . . . . . . .  $2,000 If you are interested in being a sponsor, please click on the attachments at the bottom of the page to download the forms to be submitted to Transitions Hospice. For more information, you may reach Trish Benson at 309.229.8832, Michelle Boland at 309.648.4185, or Lindsey Bright at 309.981.9514 Sponsor Forms: 2017 Kinsinger Golf_Reception Sponsor 2017 Kinsinger Golf_Beverage Sponsor 2017 Kinsinger Golf_Lunch Sponsor 2017 Kinsinger Golf_Corporate... read more

CEU: Managing Mood Disorders in Clients

Transitions Hospice is co-sponsoring a 1 credit-CEU on Managing Mood Disorder in Clients on Thursday, July 27. Nurses and social workers are invited as Dr. Adam Rubinstein, MD, SC, facilitate the discussion. Please RSVP to Kevin Koeneman at or... read more

CEU: Alzheimer’s Disease Today

Join us as we and Bickford of Oswego host a 2-credit CEU event on Alzheimer’s Disease Today! Wednesday, May 31st, at the Bickford of Oswego, 3712 Grove Road, Oswego, IL. Registration begins at 5:30 pm. RSVP... read more

CEU Event: Dementia Managing Behaviors

Are you a Social Worker, Case Manager, or a Nurse looking for a CEU? Join us on April 19 at The Springs of Vernon Hills for a CEU on Dementia & Managing Behaviors! RSVP is requested, please contact Adriana at... read more

CEU Event: Professional Boundaries

In partnership with Comfort Keepers, Transitions Hospice is hosting a 1 CEU course on Professional Boundaries in the Peoria area! Join us on April 4 at Transitions Hospice – Peoria, 8914 N Prairie Point Dr. Registration opens at 4:30 pm and presentation starts at 5:30 pm. Your RSVP is requested prior to the event. Please contact Lindsey at read more

Dementia Support Group – St. Charles

We are partnering with Autumn Leaves of St. Charles in hosting a Support Group for you! If you have a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, join us on Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 2 pm at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles and gain mutual support! RSVP is encouraged prior to the... read more

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