Speaker's Bureau

The Hope Speaker's Bureau welcomes the opportunity to speak to churches, community groups, civic groups or other organizations. Among the presentation topics:

  • Caring for the people in our community
    An overview of the services offered by Hope HealthCare Services
  • Five Wishes
    The importance of preparing for future healthcare needs. Advance directives forms provided at no cost.
  • Aging with Dignity and Quality
    Exploring the normal aging process and maintenance of wellness to improve one’s quality of life. For caregivers
  • Medication Management and Safety
    Helping patients and caregivers understand the risks associated with medications and key points for safe administration. How to plan for optimal communication at physicians’ visits.
  • Finding Love Help and Hope: Alzheimer’s Disease
    For the caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding family issues related to the disease, improving communication, surviving behavior challenges. Tips on providing physical care.
  • Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease
    Symptoms (movement and non-movement), diagnoses, treatments (medical and non-medical), strategies for living an optimal quality of life. Using local and national resources. For those with Parkinson’s, their care partners and family members
  • Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease
    For professionals licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
  • Understanding Dying and Death
    Exploring the emotional reactions involved in the five stages of grieving. How to respond to feelings and emotions can help the coping process for those grieving a loss.
  • Consider the Conversation
    A documentary examining multiple perspectives on end-of life-care with interviews from patients and professionals. How to begin a family conversation about future healthcare needs before a medical crisis occurs.
  • The Psychological Dimensions of End-of-Life Care
    The behavioral and cognitive experiences of a person at the end of life are identified and explored so that appropriate responses can be made.
  • End-of-Life Care for Veterans
    Understanding the special needs of veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and how to improve their care
  • Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    How the military mindset of a veteran may complicate care and treatment during a serious illness or at the end of life. How to identify the symptoms.
  • Forgiveness
    A study of Rembrandt’s painting, The Prodigal Son, and what it teaches about forgiveness
  • Medical Ethics
    A basic insight for university students into the guiding principles of medical ethics in the 21st century
  • Spirituality and Counseling
    For nurses, a basic understanding of the nurse-patient relationship as it pertains to spirituality and counseling
  • Spiritual Care for the Seriously Ill
    For Stephen’s Ministries, a guide to enhancing care.

Presentations available in Glades and Hendry Counties

  • Hope Connections
    An overview of Hope’s care services available to seniors in Glades and Hendry counties
  • Cultural and Spiritual Diversity in the workplace, health care or the home care setting
    Challenging myths/fears and stereotypes, letting go of internal fears, moving past pre-held beliefs, overcoming barriers, both the “real and imagined” and moving our workplaces and lives past those barriers to become a force of good and acceptance within a culturally and spiritually world.
  • Caring for You, Caring for Me
    Enabling family and professional caregivers to appreciate, accept and respect each others roles and place in the care spectrum.
  • Respecting Choices
    Focusing on the ethical and moral aspects of establishing an end-of-life plan that meets your wishes and helps your family and care team make appropriate care choices on your behalf if it becomes necessary.
  • Understanding Dementia for the Family Caregiver
    What it means to be diagnosed with dementia. Understanding and accepting the fact that it is the “disease talking,” not the person. Realistic options regarding home care, placement for safety and relationship rescuing as the diagnosis progresses.

Other topics can be developed and presented to meet specific needs. To arrange a speaker, call toll-free 855-454-3104; or e-mail john.strickling@hopehcs.org.