Liz Humphries MSN, RN, CNM, president and owner of Seasons of Life.
“As a Nurse Midwife for many years, I found that life transitions offer families and individuals an opportunity to stretch and grow. Families welcome new babies often with joy, and sometimes with heartache. That same love of life transitions and the resilience of the human spirit, is what drew me into hospice and palliative care nursing. The final chapter of living, just as its beginning, is layered with grief and gratitude. When one is able to make that journey with families and dying ones, it is a gift beyond all gifts.”
Liz provides Nurse Management when families are not available for all of the care and coordination needed for senior family members living at home. Nurse Care Management allows clients to utilize the skills and expertise of an RN with 22 years of experience, including geriatric, hospice and home care. The service provides respite so families can enjoy being with their loved one, without worry. Care Management gives oversight, coordination, scheduling, transportation and attendance at clinic visits, and close, personalized management of care with the client’s healthcare team.
Toni, CNA 25 + years
"When I'm working with a client, more than anything I've learned in a book, I listen to my instincts. I go with what I 'feel'. I believe that includes the combined energy of me and the client. I also try to be mindful of keeping myself open to what the client needs, to being perceptive. What I love most about taking care of seniors: learning from their wisdom. They have so much to teach us, but only if we listen!"
Vicki, CNA 6 years
" I've been certified for years as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant. But more importantly, I love this work because I learn so much from the seniors I work with. Hearing their stories, sharing laughter and quiet moments makes me feel so honored to be part of their journey at this stage of their lives. "
Karen, CNA and staff educator for hospice and home care
"Too often, people do all they can to avoid experiencing the challenges of aging, illness, injury, death and grief. But these things are inevitable for all of us. My work as an educator, advocate, and caregiver based on a belief that it’s important to learn how to be mindfully present when these things occur, so to allow amazing gifts to appear. Acknowledging, understanding, and skillfully responding to the “mysteries and messiness” that appear when our own health or that of a loved one declines can help prevent unnecessary suffering and enhance the quality of our lives on all levels."
Andra, CNA 7 years
"I love the knowledge that seniors impart to me. I enjoy caring for them so much, as I often did for my grandmother and grandfather in Ghana."
Monica, CNA, Reiki Therapist
I feel like I started caregiving when I was around 8 or 9 years old when I would help my elderly neighbors bring in their groceries and I would get "paid" with cookies. When I was 12 I started babysitting and when I was 18 I got my CNA.
This is what I feel called to do and providing the best care is very important to me. End of life care is especially important to me, supporting someone and being a comforting presence is sacred work. I am glad to work on a team that cares.
Caregiving allows myself to help others while building relationships with clients and their families. I especially enjoy assisting clients to get back into the community if possible.