Don’t Miss This Webinar: Supporting Families Through Hospice

June 30, 2014
Home caregivers need support when a loved one enters hospice.

Home caregivers need support when a loved one enters hospice.

Home Instead Senior Care’s invaluable Family Caregiver Support Series continues on July 9 with a webinar of importance to many home caregivers: “Supporting Families Through Hospice.” The webinar begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Central, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern).

A difficult time

One of the most challenging situations that home caregivers face occurs when a loved one approaches the end of his or her life. When those for whom they care require hospice or palliative assistance, caregivers often suffer emotional stress, physical strain, or psychological trauma.

The “Supporting Families Through Hospice” webinar, which will be led by Molly Carpenter, is intended to provide resources and strategies for both senior care professionals and home caregivers. The webinar will cover information about hospice and palliative care, as well as methods for handling the physical, emotional, and psychological problems that are common in such situations.


Among the specific learning objectives of this webinar are:

  • Explaining the differences between hospice and palliative care.
  • Describing the most common medical conditions referred to in hospice.
  • Identifying members of the typical hospice team.

The presenter

Molly Carpenter, the webinar’s presenter, is an author, speaker, trainer, and family caregiver with years of personal and professional elder care experience. She works with a team responsible for ensuring that the Home Instead Senior Care network’s 60,000 caregivers have the resources necessary to provide quality in-home care and understand the importance of their work in enhancing the lives of those whom they serve.

For more information about the July 9 webinar, click here; to register for the July 9 webinar, click here.

All home caregivers who are concerned about a possible hospice situation, whether imminent or far in the future, are urged to participate in this worthwhile webinar.

The Family Caregiver Support Series will continue on August 13 with “Home Safety for Seniors,” another topic of interest to home caregivers.

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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