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What People are Saying about Judith Sands Consulting Services

What People are Saying about Home Hospice Navigation: The Caregiver’s Guide

Organized and comprehensive roadmap

Home Hospice Navigation provides an organized and comprehensive roadmap to better understand the key areas needed for a quality home hospice experience … The book is intentional in its design, organizing the diverse and robust content in a logical order … There is crucial content on the misconceptions of hospice, which is a must for caregivers to know.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP Principal, EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC

She provides a detailed, yet accessible, description of what the caregiver needs

In Home Hospice Navigation, Ms. Sands assumes the reader is not familiar with the intricacies of the healthcare system related to Hospice. She provides a detailed, yet accessible, description of what the caregiver needs to know to engage supportive care through hospice and to interact with and manage the activities of life as it winds down.  Clearly written, well organized, and comprehensive, this book should be read by anyone who has a loved one with a life threatening illness or by anyone who wishes to open the end of life discussion with their family.

Geri Amori PhD, ARM, DFASHRM, CPHRM Risk Management and Patient Safety Educator and Coach

Clear and straight-forward information

This book is a comprehensive roadmap of the many considerations a caregiver must address when a loved one is in decline. It provides clear and straight-forward information as well as helpful links to resources available to assist with many aspects of end-of-life care. I wish I had read it when my parents were in their final years. I highly recommend this book in every respect.

Jane Green Caregiver

Clear, concise and informative

As a healthcare provider and daughter that is going through the caregiving maze, I found Judith's writing on this timely topic of hospice care to be clear, concise and informative, sprinkled with her special warmth and personal anecdotes.

Lisa Feierstein, RN, BSN, MBA President, Active Healthcare, Inc.

How-to style guidebook to navigating the world of caregiving

In Home Hospice Navigation, Sands provides a how-to style guidebook to navigating the world of caregiving. Sands' own experiences in caregiving provides stories and reliable information for those seeking guidance and reassurance in a comprehensible and concise manner. The book opens up about real conversations and questions that caregivers have at the end of a loved one’s life.

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Knowing what to look for made the difference

I just wanted to say your book helped my wife through the death of her brother in FL … we located a palliative care organization who helped her brother and my wife through his death via cancer. He had lived on the street for 20 years and it was awesome to find people who treated him like a real person and my wife as the grieving sister. Knowing WHAT to look for was a big deal … thank you.

John Luce Caregiver

You don’t have to be alone

So many situations that happen in the end-of-life stage are beyond our control. But what we can control is reaching out, asking for help, learning about the resources already in place for us. That's where Judith's book is very helpful.

It’s refreshing to have a professional caregiver provide all of the information in a small, comprehensive, well-proportioned guide. Caregivers are already overwhelmed. Fortunately, Judith's book is an easy read and you can find specific needs very easily.

We often think of hospice care as being all about the patient. But in Judith‘s book, she gives really good tips about the needs of the caregivers, too, and the resources available to us.

The personal notes were also very warm and disarming. It was nice to have a private situation that Judith has experienced to go along with a lot of the legal and medical information.

It’s very important for people who are doing the primary caregiving to be supported. I appreciated the section about clergy and social workers assisting individuals and families with their concerns and openly discussing fears without judgment.

And even though we should feel grateful for the opportunity to care for our loved ones towards the end of their lives, the truth is caregiving is difficult. It was nice to be able to read about the common feelings of caregivers, including guilt and resentment.

There’s even a list of apps and checklists to help organize medical records and other personal health records.

Thank you, Judith, for putting this guide together for us.

Diane Sambrick Caregiver

Home Hospice Navigation

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