In 2010, Hospice of Northwest Ohio introduced Hands-On Caregiving to help anyone tending to the physical care needs of a loved one at home.
A Speaker's Bureau.
Caring for the Caregiver Workshops throughout the area.
Hands-On Education for Caregivers
Advance Care Planning Assistance
Hospice of Northwest Ohio partners with many organizations; including the Area Office on Aging and the Center for Successful Aging, to educate the community on end-of-life issues.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio welcomes any opportunity to share information about end-of-life care. We are the community’s leading resource regarding the many issues and concerns all individuals and families will face as they help their loved ones prepare for their final months of life.
All presentations are tailored to the special interests or needs of the audience. Here are some topics to consider when thinking about what might interest your group:
- What is Hospice?The 10 Hospice Myths
- Living Well at the End of Life
- Pain and Symptom Management at the End of Life
- Knowing When It’s Time for Hospice Care
- Therapies in the Hospice Setting – Music, Art, Massage and Pets
Support for Families and Friends
- Caring for the Entire Family
- How to Talk To/Support Dying Patients and Their Families
- Caring for the Caregiver (see below)
- Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
- Planning Ahead for a Good Death
- How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Your Family
- Understanding Advance Directives (Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney) (see below)
- Community Resources for Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families
Grief and Loss
- Understanding Grief
- Life After Loss
- How to Help Someone Who is Grieving
- Helping Children and Teens Cope with Loss
- Coping with Sudden Loss
- Coping with Grief During the Holidays
Hospice in the Community
- Ethics in End-of-Life Care
- Careers in Hospice Care
- Hospice Education for Students in the Medical Field
Presentations from Hospice of Northwest Ohio are appropriate for any group, including:
- Civic and service groups
- Church groups
- School groups – high school and college
- Medical professionals
- Counseling professionals
- Social service agencies
To request a speaker, or discuss topic ideas, call the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Communications Department at 419-661-4001 or email Barb Sharek and include information about your group, what topics you are interested in as well as where and when you would like the presentation to take place.
In an effort to help non-professional caregivers who are assisting with the needs of friends or family members who are suffering from a long-term, chronic illness or those who are frail or debilitated due to old age, Hospice of Northwest Ohio is partnering with community organizations in offering a three-session workshop at various places and times throughout the area.
The goal of the workshop, "Caring for the Caregiver:" Finding the Blessings in the Experience, is to help the caregivers find personal meaning in the caregiving experience----in effect---turning day-to-day chores into meaningful, memorable experiences.
Topics Covered in the Ongoing Series
Participants will learn how to: Cope with changes, losses and life transitions; Say what is important to friends and family; Explore the spiritual aspects of caregiving; Create positive caregiving experiences; Talk about end-of-life care and make important decisions; Know what to expect as caregiving becomes more complex; Plan for the future.
For information on upcoming sessions and to register, please call Hospice of Northwest Ohio at 419-661-4001.
Sessions currently scheduled listed on the calendar.
To address the needs of people caring for their sick, frail or debilitated loved ones at home, Hospice of Northwest Ohio has created a FREE workshop. Many people tell us that they feel ill-prepared to handle the challenges of the physical care that is required of them.
This two-hour workshop, held at varying times and locations, will help caregivers learn to provide care with confidence. Through discussion and interactive demonstrations, family caregivers will learn tips to enhance the way they provide these care needs:
Bathing Making an occupied bed Hand hygiene
Oral care Transfer techniques Skin care
Positioning Ambulation Nail care
Back rubs Feeding Foot care
Please call 419-661-4001 for more information, to register or to find out when workshops are scheduled. You can also view our calender for current sessions.
As members of the Advance Care Planning Coalition of Greater Toledo, we can offer assistance in understanding or completing advance directives. If you would like to download the necessary forms to complete on your own, contact the Midwest Care Alliance and select ADVANCE DIRECTIVES under the PUBLIC tab. To reach the local Advance Care Planning hotline, call 419-725-0523.