HopeHealth offers virtual classes for family caregivers

PROVIDENCE – HopeHealth, a hospice, palliative and home health care provider in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is offering virtual classes for caregivers this summer.

The free Caregiver Confidence Series, offered in English and Spanish, is focused on family caregivers, although the sessions are open to all.

A class on advanced directives and medical decisions takes place on July 27, followed by a class on comfort for caregivers that’s scheduled for Aug. 25.

“For anyone caring for a loved one, the right information, at the right time, can mean the difference between feeling helpless and feeling hopeful,” said Deanna Upchurch, HopeHealth director of clinical outreach services. “Our Caregiver Confidence Series is dedicated to helping caregivers in the community get the information that they need at a time when they really need it.”

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The live 90-minute classes are interactive and led by experts.

“HopeHealth has always found ways to support and empower families who care for their ill loved ones at home, from caregiver support groups to hands-on training. I’m so proud that this now includes the Caregiver Confidence Series,” said HopeHealth clinical educator Lisa Wasson. “I don’t know of another program that offers this quality of education and expertise, for free, to caregivers in the community.”

More information and registration can be found at HopeHealthCo.org/CaregiverEducation.

Elizabeth Graham is a PBN contributing writer.