Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers and paid caregivers on the first three Saturdays of October 6, 13 and 20. Pre-registration begins April 15.
Over the three days we 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, we 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 our website www.hospiceofsanjuan.org. Pre-registration begins April 15. Training is free of charge, and lunch is included.
Space is limited so fill out your pre-registration (available on our website www.hospiceofsanjuan.org) now.