NCC18 Presenters: Tina Ketchie Stearns


NCC18 Presenters: Tina Ketchie Stearns

Join Tina for her session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Hospice Care - It's About How You LIVE! on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m.
Tina will discuss the four levels of hospice care and the supportive services that come along with hospice care. She will explain hospice eligibility requirements and address the many myths and misunderstandings about what hospice is. She will explain what palliative care is. Tina will also explain the importance of advance care planning. She will discuss what a living will, healthcare power of attorney, and the MOST forms are. Tina will cover the need for the caregiver to take care of themselves so they can take care of their loved one. She will discuss the importance of True Generosity - not only giving but also receiving. She will also discuss grief and the tricky territory of knowing what to say, and what not to say, to someone who is grieving a loss.
I will shift you from the fear you may have about conversations about hospice care. Most people think hospice is about death and dying, but the national hospice ribbon says, "It's About How You LIVE!" Every hospice doctor will tell you, we are not helping people die, we are helping people LIVE until they die. ~ Tina

Tina has worked in the hospice and elder care industry for 13 years educating medical professionals and the community at large about hospice/end of life care, advance care planning, care giving, long term care facilities, and grief. She has educated over 50,000 people from 25 countries. Along with her two siblings, Tina cared for her mother and father, one under hospice care and one not. The difference in the two end of life experiences was amazing, which is why she is so passionate about educating people about hospice care. Her father died in the hospital after they were faced with the heart wrenching decision to take him off life support. Her mother was in hospice care for five months and died in her home, where she wanted to be, peacefully and comfortably. The support hospice can offer not only the patient, but the care giver and family as well, is tremendous. Tina also emphasizes the importance of advance care planning, which ideally is done long before a serious diagnosis, or the unexpected. Tina is a certified trainer in the national evidence-based program Powerful Tools For Caregivers, and is a certified trainer in the Virtual Dementia Tour that gives people a physical experience that helps them better understand what it might feel like to have Dementia.  Tina has an MBA from Wake Forest University and lives in Winston-Salem, NC. You can contact her at tina @

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We are so grateful to the following sponsors for making our conference possible:

~ AARP ~

~ Seniors BlueBook ~ Seniorlink ~ Henry Ford Health System CARE Program ~

~ Society of Certified Senior Advisors ~ Mindlight ~