"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."
1 p.m-2:30 p.m.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 North Ballas Road (main hospital entrance)
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131
To register, call 314.996.LIFE (5433)
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.
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.
Legal Matters and Goals of Care
Tuesday, May 8, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 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.
Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home
Tuesday, June 12, 2018; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, November 13, 2018; Auditorium 1
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.
Medication Management and Nutrition
Tuesday, July 10, 2018; 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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018; Auditorium 1
There are many ways to cope with caregiver stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, art therapy, aromatherapy and more! This will be an experiential class, with demonstrations provided by the speakers.
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.