Hope Hospice offers free online Family Caregiver Education series

Hope Hospice offers free webinars on Five Wishes Advance Healthcare DirectiveDUBLIN, CA – Hope Hospice announces the return of our popular Family Caregiver Education Series. The classes, typically held at the office in Dublin, have been transitioned into interactive webinars that will be presented over Zoom for the duration of the pandemic. The Series is a free public service; participants do not have to have a loved one on their hospice service.

To register, visit HopeHospice.com/family. Questions? The public may call (925) 829-8770.

Upcoming Schedule

“Necessary Evils: Exploring Legal and Financial Issues”

Thursday, October 15, 10–11:30 a.m.

When facing the incapacity of a loved one, reliance on professionals will ensure that families receive the most accurate information about options and protection. Julie Fiedler, RN, JD, a specialist with Horizon Elder Law, will share information about establishing powers of attorney, trusts and wills, paying for long-term care and accessing government assistance programs.

“Medicare: An Overview and Update”

Thursday, November 12, 10–11:30 a.m.

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65+ and those with disabilities doesn’t have to be confusing. Our guest presenter will be Katy Brady, MPH, Community Education Coordinator from Alameda County’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Ms. Brady will share information about coverage, options for supplementing Medicare, and changes for 2021.

“Living With Dementia: Behaviors as Communication”

Thursday, December 10, 10–11:30 a.m.

As the conditions that cause dementia progress, communication becomes challenged and persons living with dementia increasingly rely on their behaviors to express their needs. In this webinar, family caregivers will gain an understanding of how to assess, interpret, and respond to dementia-related behaviors in a manner that can improve communication and promote meaningful connections. Hope Hospice’s dementia specialists, Gia Barsell and Debbie Emerson, will be the presenters for this webinar.

About Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly serving the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay cities since 1980. Learn more about our services and community programs at HopeHospice.com or contact us at (925) 829-8770.