Composing Life Out of Loss equips your hospice or palliative care organization with 24/7 resources and technologies to help your families cope with serious illness, hospice, and grief.

Our end goals are to help your organization …

  • Reach and teach
    • Caregivers, for whom hospice “training” is all important for tending their loved one’s needs
    • Families with diverse needs for coping through serious illness, hospice care, and bereavement
    • Hospice families who experience a short “Length of Stay”
    • Distance family members who can’t interact with the IDG/Care Team
    • Donors, volunteers, employees, vendors, and the communities you serve
  • Simplify schedules and travel, using today’s everyday mobile device technology when distance prevents connecting
  • Cut operational costs, protecting money for what matters most
  • Make a difference

We equip hospice and palliative care organizations with fresh, relevant, engaging resources and tools to reach the patients’ families you serve …

  • 24/7.  What they need. When they need it. Where they are.
  • Use today’s everyday technologies to
    • Increase outreach
    • Improve quality care
    • Cut costs
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We Help You Bridge Common Barriers

  • Time
  • Distance
  • Transportation
  • Long Distance Family Members
  • Resources
  • Operational Costs
  • Data that Demonstrates Value to Your Organization

Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC

Dr. Joy Berger is the owner and CEO for Composing Life Out of Loss. Joy  is a prolific, passionate, creative educator, specializing in end-of-life care. As our logo voices, “It’s about life!”

Joy brings 25+ years of serious illness, hospice, and grief care expertise: providing direct patient care with over 1200 families; leading hospice and palliative care educators regionally and nationwide; developing strategic partnerships; teaching and writing internationally. As a direct patient/family care professional with Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville (now Hosparus), Joy was honored with the National Heart of Hospice – Psychosocial/Spiritual Caregiver Award, given by the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Care Professionals. Since 1995, she’s been a prolific conference and workshop presenter. She authored Music of the Soul – Composing Life Out of Losspublished internationally in Routledge’s Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement.  

As the Director of Hospice Institute (Louisville), Joy pushed the envelope of excellence to ensure expert education systems for all employees, the community, and with strategic partners. As culture continually changed how we do business, Joy always found innovative technologies to ensure educational quality, while making systems happen easier, faster, and for less cost.

As the Director of Education for Weatherbee’s Hospice Education Network (“HEN,” acquired by Relias), Joy designed timely, engaging, comprehensive annual competencies for all employees and volunteers. She was the “go to” hospice educator-to-educator consultant and coach. Now–composing life out of the deaths of her parents and in-laws–Joy passionately equips hospice and palliative care organizations to serve their patients’ families with state-of-the-art education, technologies, and cost savings for connecting people, today.

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Composing Life’s Core Story

Joy’s first career was as a musician. (Ah, you knew the name “Composing Life” had meaning behind it?) Hear Joy’s more personal story of loss, grief, and healing here, told with the backdrop of Joy performing Debussy’s “Reflections in the Water”  (“Reflets d’ans leau,” from Images pour piano). Click on the image below.

Are you looking for Joy’s specialty education about music with the seriously ill, dying, and bereavement? (Or other types of loss and grief?)

Click here to check out Joy’s book, Music of the Soul – Composing Life Out of Loss.

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