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Interview with Ellen Waldman, "Aging Happens" columnist at the Ashland Daily Tidings (08.30.17)

Aging Happens: Good to Know — A guide to 'Living with Dying'

"This may not be everyone’s favorite topic, but nothing is truer than our time will surely come. If we mean what we say, that we and our loved ones wish to die at home, then this is exactly the sort of help we are grateful to receive. Thanks to Katie and Jahnna for making it available to us now."

—Author, Ellen Waldman, Certified Aging Life Care Professional
Aging Happens

Heart of Hospice blog post about Living With Dying (10.03.17)

"I’ve often wanted to be able to refer families to one source that could really gather the information that they need into one easy-to-access place. Caregiving can be a rough job. It often goes unnoticed and unsupported. Caregivers experience anticipatory grief, exhaustion, overwhelm, and even depression related to all the responsibilities of caring for someone at the end of life.

"We’ve recently found the best caregiving resource book that we’ve ever seen. Written by two friends, it’s the quintessential guide to providing care to terminally ill individuals. The authors, Katie Ortlip and Jahnna Beecham, have gathered all the essentials into one amazing guidebook for caregivers."

—Helen Bauer, RN, CRNI, CHPN

Podcast with MFT Depth Psychologist, Lourdes Viado at Women In-Depth (09.01.17)

"At this moment in the U.S., nearly 10 million people over the age of 50 are caregivers for a parent or loved one. They are often overwhelmed trying to handle health emergencies, confusing legal matters, and prepare for the worst, while trying to live their own lives.  

"Given there wasn’t a guidebook for death, Katie always wanted to write a sort of 'Death for Dummies,'  because it was sorely needed by her patients and their families. Being a writer, Jahnna said, 'Let’s do it together.' It was at this time that Jahnna’s 90-year-old father was told his long-dormant prostate cancer had spread to his bones. She became his caregiver; Katie became his hospice social worker; and their writing journey began."

—Lourdes Viado, Ph.D. MFT

Podcast with Joy Wirta of Dragonfly Radio (11.10.17)

When I was asked to consider doing a Dragonfly Radio interview with them from DMPR, I did some research on the book. Jahnna Beecham and Katie Ortlip wrote a book "Death for Dummies" which I loved. I asked myself where was this book 10 years ago? when I was watching my own parents pass away. [Living With Dying] is an excellent caregivers manual from start to finish. I would suggest this book to any caregiver, or individual whom may be at end-of-life planning.

—Joy Wirta

Podcast with Carolyn P. Hartley of The Caregiver's Bistro (10.11.17)

"In their very well-written book, Living with Dying, Jahnna Beecham, widely published author, and hospice nurse Katie Ortlip, LCSW, talk about Jahnna’s journey to help her father transition through death. Katie became his hospice nurse and helped the family find joy not only to celebrate his life, but also prepare the family for Jahnna’s father’s final journey. We cover some of the depth of this amazing book in The Caregiver’s Bistro podcast, but you’ve got to read Living With Dying to learn so much more."

—Carolyn P. Hartley

Podcast with Chris MacLellan (The Bow Tie Guy), host of Healing Ties on the Whole Care Network (11.20.17)

"How to have the best death possible? Through their own personal experience, Katie Ortlip, RN, LCSW and Author Jahnna Beecham have written a no-nonsense, easy to read guidebook LIVING WITH DYING for caregivers everywhere. Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers provides answers to most, if not all questions that might arise as one of the most difficult times in life. Listen in and learn how Jahnna and Katie are creating Healing Ties all around us!"

—Chris MacLellan

Podcast with Cheryl Jones, host of Good Grief (09.20.17)

"Jahnna Beecham and Katie Ortlip were friends and neighbors who sometimes had interesting conversations about Katie's work in hospice. She'd sometimes come home talking about a "good death" she'd experienced that day. The conversation became much more real for Jahhna when her 90 year old father was given a short time to live and she took on his care. Suddenly, she needed every bit of knowledge her friend Katie could share with her. As time went on, she realized she was not alone in needing this vital information and, as a writer, began planning a book, a collaboration with Katie, to give other people a head start when they faced caring for a dying loved one. Their book, Living With Dying, is the result."

—Cheryl Jones, MFT

Interview with host, Geoffrey Riley on the Jefferson Exchange (07.24.17)

"Reading all the books about handling death and grief may not prepare people for tending to a person in their final days. Ashland authors Katie Ortlip and Jahnna Beecham leave nothing out of their book Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers. It runs the gamut, from emotional and legal matters to specifics on use of bedpans and what to do with ashes after death. The authors join us to talk about the book and their motivation in writing it."

—Geoffrey Riley

Podcast with Final Affairs Planning Guru, Holley Kelley at Aging GreatFULLy (08.12.17)

"Author Jahnna Beecham and nurse Katie Ortlip began as friends and neighbors. However, when Jahnna’s 90-year-old father was told his prostate cancer had spread to his bones, Jahnna became his caregiver while Katie became his hospice social worker. Together, during this emotional time, they became even closer and shared insights on end-of-life care as well as how to have the best death possible, and their joint writing journey began.

"Their new book: Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers is a comprehensive field guide for those caring for a loved one at the end of life. It is straight forward and easy-to-use, providing tangible, fact-driven advice for overwhelmed caregivers juggling full-time jobs and the their own lives.

"According to AARP, there are more than 40 million people in the U.S. who are unpaid caregivers. Most are un-trained volunteers doing the best they can to help a loved one in their final journey. Living With Dying is a road map that will help those 40 million navigate that sometimes bumpy, often confusing trip."

—Holley Kelley, Gerontologist

Interview starts @ 12:15

Podcast with Dementia Care Advocate, Lori La Bey at Alzheimer's Speaks Radio (08.22.17)

"Today we are lucky to have Authors Jahnna Beecham and Katie Ortlip, who wrote the book Living with Dying. Join us as these two women share their friendship and love of life as well as their compassion for death. They will teach us the lessons they learned on their journey."

—Lori La Bey,
creator of the Emotional Based Training™ Program

Podcast with Tara and Talcot, hosts of Death Prattle (10.26.17)

"This week we are joined by special guests Katie Ortlip and Jahnna Beecham, authors of Living with Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers. We talk about end of life care, how to have tough conversations about death, and whether it's ok to sell your dad's art at a garage sale."

—Tara and Talcot

Interview with Radio Host, Bill Meyer at KMED (06.16.17)

Katie Ortlip and Dr. Robin Miller (Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century) will been on the Bill Meyer Radio show Friday, June 16, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM. Tune in to hear Katie and Robin give a sneak preview of the upcoming seminar, Health and Wellness from Start to Finish.

1440 AM, 99.3 FM, or 106.7 FM

Podcast with Alzheimer's advocate, Mike Good at Together in This (09.05.17)

Understanding Hospice Care and Shedding Light on the Myths.

"Author Jahnna Beecham and nurse Katie Ortlip began as friends and neighbors. However, when Jahnna’s 90-year-old father was told his prostate cancer had spread to his bones, Jahnna became his caregiver while Katie became his hospice social worker. Together, during this emotional time, they became even closer and shared insights on end-of-life care as well as how to have the best death possible, and their joint writing journey began.

"Their new book: Living with Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers is a comprehensive field guide for those caring for a loved one at the end of life."

—Mike Good, creator of Together in This

Interview with Radio Host, Aletha Nowitsky at KSKQ (9/16/2017)

Join Jahnna Beecham and KSKQ radio host Aletha Nowitsky (Tasty Topics and Tantalizing Tunes) for their in-depth discussion covering everything from fear of dying, to myths about hospice, to how to "just be" with a dying person, to living the best possible life to the last breath.

89.5 FM Ashland
94.1 FM Medford