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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All Kinds of Love: Experiencing Hospice

By Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H Erhlich

Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers

By K.J. Doka

Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

By Earl Grollman

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"This is the 3rd time I have used Hospice of Northwest Ohio for family members. I am grateful for the care provided to my loved ones as well as support given to myself and family members."