03/22/2018: "Free Hospice Training"
Sign up now: Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers and paid caregivers on the first three Saturdays of October (the 6th, 13th and 20th).
Over the three days they will provide hands-on training and instruction on a wide variety of situations frequently encountered when providing care to homebound people: handling dementia-related behavior, meeting nutritional challenges, navigating family communication, caring for fragile skin and bodies, protecting your own body when caring for bed-bound persons, being mindful of healthy boundaries and aware of ethical approaches to uncertain situations.
Hospice of San Juan’s primary mission is care of those facing life-limiting illness and one of our five service areas is providing respite to caregivers.
In response to closure of Life Care Center, they were awarded a grant from The Mary See Foundation to conduct training targeted toward new hospice volunteers and paid caregivers without any prior formal training, as well as current paid caregivers who need a boost in expertise.
Everyone completing the three days of training will receive a Certificate of Completion that is honored by the Mullis Community Senior Center as well as Village at the Harbour.
Find more information on their website www.hospiceofsanjuan.org. Pre-registration begins April 15th. Training is free of charge, and lunch is included. Space is limited so fill out your pre-registration (available on the website www.hospiceofsanjuan.org) now.