family support

Caregiver Workshops and Training

To help family and friends who are who are caring for someone who is elderly or who has a long-term chronic illness, Hospice of Northwest Ohio offers workshops at various places and times throughout the area.

"Caring for the Caregiver: Finding the Blessings in the Experience,” is designed to help  caregivers find greater joy in the caregiving experience and to turn day-to-day chores into meaningful, memorable experiences.



Topics Covered in the Series

The number of sessions offered varies by location. The goal is for participants to learn:

  • How simple things can help them cope with the stressors and losses of caregiving
  • How to care for themselves so they can better care for their loved ones
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • How to make important decisions about end-of-life care
  • How to maintain a positive, healthy and hope-filled outlook.

Access tools and helpful hints in the complete workshop Resource Book.

For information on upcoming sessions or to register, please call 419-661-4001.

Hands-On Education for Caregivers

Many people feel ill-prepared to provide the physical care that is required of them when caring for a loved one at home.

This free, two-hour workshop, held at varying times at the Toledo Center, will help caregivers tend to the needs of their loved ones with confidence. Through discussion and interactive demonstrations in a small-group setting, family members will learn about:

Bathing                      Making an occupied bed           Hand hygiene
Oral care                   Transfer techniques                    Skin care
Positioning                  Ambulation                                Nail care
Back rubs                   Feeding                                      Foot care
                                  Incontinence care

View our calendar for current sessions.

You may also learn valuable information from viewing these videos.

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Suggested Reading

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love

By Earl Grollman

The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death

By M.E. Lattanzi-Licht, et al

90 Minutes in Heaven: My True Story

By Don Piper

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"When my husband received both home, in-house and nursing home care: very impressed and feel good about how well he was treated, always kept clean, (very important) and attended to. Staff were always pleasant with good humor and cheerful. They were very knowledgeable, about all care needed. Thank you from the entire family."