Monday, October 22, 2012

Hospice Volunteer Training Video: Caregiving, Dementia, Death, More (Video 30:16)

Frances Shani Parker, an eldercare consultant, writer and former school principal, has been a dedicated hospice volunteer for many years. In addition to serving nursing home residents, she is author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes (paperback, e-book) and writes a popular blog titled Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog. Featured in various eldercare media, she was interviewed on the television show Aging Well in America. She shares her experiences and general eldercare information that can benefit others, especially hospice and other healthcare volunteers. The video interview below covers these topics:


Hospice Volunteer Training

Nursing Homes (Long-Term Care)




Death Preparations

Intergenerational Partnerships

Older Adult Stereotypes

Frances Shani Parker, Author
Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback at many booksellers in America and other countries and in e-book editions at Amazon and Barnes and Noble booksellers.


  1. Dorothy Ritter said...
    Shani, thank you for sharing from your heart and expertise! Your volunteer work and insight into this subject is not only heartwarming but informative in advocating for people who may be too fragile physically and mentally to do for themselves. To me, end-of-life is a sacred time for every human being! Kindness and compassion can connect us as brothers and sisters in the same human family! You walk the talk! Thank you!

  2. Thanks, Dorothy. Your personal support is always appreciated and so is the good work you do with older adults.

  3. I'm just so proud of the work you have done with hospice and educating the public at large in regards for the need to do more. Thank you for sharing your wisdom on this topic.

  4. Whoever you are, thanks for that beautiful word bouquet.