Monthly classes for those caring for a loved one

"While inside patients' homes, we've learned that caregivers have questions, such as 'How do I turn someone in bed?' or 'How do I administer medication?'" says Barbara Westland, BJC Hospice director. "These classes give them the opportunity to ask questions directly of our professionals."

  • Classes are held monthly -- attend as many topics as you like
  • There is no charge for classes, materials or literature
  • Registration is not necessary 
  • Classes feature personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care

2017 Caregiver Classes Flyer

Class Schedule

1 p.m-2:30 p.m.
Second or third Tuesday of the month

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N Ballas Road (Main hospital entrance)
Auditoriums 1 or 2
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131

To register, call 314.996.LIFE (5433)


Medication Management and Nutrition
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; Auditorium 1

A pharmacist will give tips for setting up, storing, recording and managing medications. A registered dietitian will teach you how to help meet dietary requirements and manage physician-prescribed diets.

Supporting the Caregiver
Tuesday, August 8, 2017; Auditorium 1

Coping techniques and resources for caregivers. Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout), and ways to help. Introducing alternative therapies to help with stress relief and activity level.

Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home
Tuesday, March 14, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; Auditorium 1

Learn about private duty services, different levels of home health care services, home medical equipment, supplies and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.

Practical Tips for Day-to-Day Home Care
Tuesday, April 11, 2017; Auditorium 2
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; Auditorium 2

Helpful advice on daily home care from healthcare professionals, including a registered nurse, physical therapist and an occupational therapist.

Cancer Caregivers
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017; Auditorium 1

A Cancer Center social worker will address specific concerns that cancer caregiver have, as well as discuss relevant resources.

Legal Matters and Goals of Care
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017; Auditorium 1

An attorney will present information on advance directives, power of attorney and qualifications for assistance. A facilitator will lead the group in ways to engage your loved on in conversations about their goals of care for long-term planning. 

Classes are sponsored by BJC Home Care Services, the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Progress West Hospital.