Classes

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

2019 Caregiver Classes Flyer

Class Schedule

1 p.m-2:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday of the month, from January-December, 2019.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 North Ballas Road (main hospital entrance)
Auditorium 1
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131

To register, call 314.996.LIFE (5433)

Classes

Medication Management and Nutrition
Jan. 8 & July 9
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
Feb. 12 & Aug. 13
Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.
 
Practical Tips for Day-to-Day Home Care
Mar. 12 & Sept. 10
Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.
 
Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home
Apr. 9 & Oct. 8
Learn the difference between insurance-approved skilled home care and other home care choices, including private duty, home medical equipment, supplies and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.
 
Legal Matters and Goals of Care
May 14 & Nov. 12
An attorney will present information on important legal matters to address with your loved ones. A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning. Advance Directives will be discussed.
 
Alternative Therapies
June 11 & Dec. 10
There are many ways to cope with stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and more.  This will be an experiential class, with enough room for personal questions and needs.
 
Instructors are specialists with BJC Home Care and BJC Hospice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Additional experts will also supplement class instruction, where indicated. This is not a class for continuing education credits or patient care technician certifications. Thank you to: Patient and Family Advisory Councils of Progress West Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters for their input on the class content.



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.


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. 


Supporting the Caregiver
Tuesday, March 13, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, August 14, 2018; Auditorium 1

Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout) and ways to help. An experienced medical social worker will provide coping techniques and resources for caregivers.


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 10, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, September 11, 2018; Auditorium 1

Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.

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.



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

An attorney will present informati


Supporting the Caregiver
Tuesday, March 13, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, August 14, 2018; Auditorium 1

Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout) and ways to help. An experienced medical social worker will provide coping techniques and resources for caregivers.


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 10, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, September 11, 2018; Auditorium 1

Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.

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 important legal matters to address with your loved ones. A palliative social worker will share ways to discuss goals of care and long-term planning. Advance Directives will be discussed.


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.