Home care in Columbia, MD

  • 7060 Oakland Mills Rd
  • Suite P
  • Columbia, MD 21046




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Sponsors: BrightStar Care®, Lighthouse Senior Living and Gilchrist Hospice Care

Program and Topics: 

8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am: Therapeutic Music for End of Life

Speaker: Lacy Kidwell, MA, MT-BC- Mucsic Therapsit

This presentation will serve as an introduction to how music therapy is used in hospice care.
Live and recorded examples will be used to illustrate how music may help patients and families facing end-of-life issues.
Participants will learn more about the field of music therapy and also have the opportunity to participate in live music making

10:00am-11:00am Ethical Issues at End of Life
Speaker: Vernon "Skip" Krause LCSW-C Social Work Clinical Specialist

Review ethical principles applicable to end of life care.
Discuss common ethical dilemmas in end of life care and the process for resolving them.
Apply end of life care ethical principles and decision making processes in case studies.

11:00am-12:00pm Courageous Conversations: Helping Families Think about the Unthinkable

Speaker: Vernon "Skip" Krause LCSW-C Social Work Clinical Specialist


1. Understand what makes some conversations difficult

2. Review elements of effective communication

3. Share pointers for enhancing communication with families