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Caregiver Confidence Series
If you’re caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness, you may be navigating challenges you never imagined, and looking for answers to questions that are hard to ask. Starting this summer, you can sign up for free educational workshops with experts who can help. The 90-minute virtual workshops are free and open to the public. Like all of HopeHealth’s educational programming, they’re also live, interactive and taught by leaders in the field. The courses are available in both English and Spanish.
South County spotlight: After personal loss, a grief counselor finds her calling
When Marsha Ireland was 36, she lost her husband and the father of her young children. In the wake of that loss, she found her calling as a grief counselor.
From a dementia caregiver: 3 lessons that changed everything
Caring for a loved one with dementia can often feel isolating – but you’re not alone. A dementia caregiver shares his top three pieces of advice, one caregiver to another.
5 case studies: When is it time for palliative care versus hospice?
Many patients with life-limiting illnesses can receive a palliative care consultation even if they aren’t ready for hospice. Understand how palliative care and hospice are similar yet different.
Teaching from the heart: A conversation with HopeHealth’s educators
HopeHealth’s community educators aren’t just experts in serious illness. They have a personal stake in the courses they teach. Read about three of them, and the education they lead.
What is pediatric hospice care, and how is it different for kids?
When a child is facing serious illness, they need a special approach to care – and their family does too. Pediatric hospice is here to help.
Music therapist eases pain for children in palliative care
A music therapist who can play 30 instruments helps comfort children with life-threatening illnesses through HopeHealth’s palliative care program.
How to be present with a loved one at the end of life
When your loved one is nearing the end of life, here are tips for what to say and do – and how to simply be present with them.
Aphasia takes away language. Speech therapy can help restore it.
Bruce Willis’ diagnosis has raised new questions about aphasia, a communication condition that affects 2 million Americans, most over age 60. HopeHealth’s speech therapist shares answers.
“I feel the same way”: The power of caregiver support groups
Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do as a caregiver. Caregiver support groups offer community, understanding and advice from people who’ve been there.