Hospice of Michigan to Host ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Workshops

Series will run for six consecutive weeks at agency’s office in Ludington

LUDINGTON, Mich. (August 12, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan, the state’s original and largest hospice provider, is hosting a series of free workshops in Ludington this fall that will offer important tools to help manage the stresses and responsibilities of caregiving.

The workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until noon at the Hospice of Michigan office in Ludington, located at 5177 U.S. Highway 10, for six consecutive weeks from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will highlight ways caregivers can take care of themselves while they are simultaneously supporting for a relative or friend who needs assistance. The six-part series will cover a variety of topics, including tips for reducing stress, guilt and anger; making tough decisions and much more. Additional topics that will be discussed include:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Making legal and financial decisions
  • Making decisions about care facility placement

The weekly caregiver support series is presented in partnership with the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, which delivers high quality and affordable programs promoting healthy lifestyles.

Please note that programming during these caregiving workshops will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

There is no cost to attend these workshops, but registration is required. No professional caregivers, please. For more information, contact Katie Gedraitis at (231) 845-3423 or kgedrait@HOM.ORG.

For more information about Hospice of Michigan, visit www.hom.org

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.