Grief Resources and Caregiver Information
The information provided on this page is intended to help support you and your family while coping with your grief. All grief is unique, and thus all information here may not apply to your specific situation. Therefore, we cannot guarantee, endorse, or recommend any of the resources listed here; they are for informational purposes only. Please contact us for more information. If you notice any resource listed with inaccurate information, please let us know.
Hold My Hand - Caring for a Loved One
Helping Educate After Loss -- One month after the death of a loved one
Helping Educate After Loss -- Three months after the death of a loved one
Helping Educate After Loss -- Five months after the death of a loved one
Helping Educate After Loss -- Seven months after the death of a loved one
Helping Educate After Loss -- Nine months after the death of a loved one
Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization: St Louis area Bereavement Support Groups and Resources
A list of grief-related books provided by Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association
AARP's Care Connection
Aging in Place
American Bar Association
American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
American Parkinson Disease Association
Area Agency on Aging
Association for Conflict Resolution
Caregiver Resource Network
Family Caregiver Alliance
Full Circle of Care
Health In Aging
Medicines in My Home -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Cancer Institute
National Caregivers Library
National Council for Aging Care
National Family Caregivers Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Today's Caregiver Magazine Online
As a caregiver, you might find yourself facing new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar. There are things you can do to make the caregiving process easier for both you and your loved one. The tips, listed below, can help you get the support you need while caring for someone you love.
Advance Directives and Legal Affairs
Managing Medicines at Home
Tips from a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist
Tips from Registered Nurses
Questions to Ask Before Taking New Medications
Your Information Sheet
"While inside patients' homes, we've learned that caregivers have questions, such as: 'How do I turn someone in bed?' or 'How do I administer medication?' These classes give them the opportunity to ask questions directly of our professionals."
Barbara Westland Director of BJC Hospice
Monthly classes for those caring for a loved one.
- 2018 Caregiver Classes Flyer
- Classes are held monthly -- attend as many topics as you like
- There is no charge for classes, materials or literature
- Registration is not necessary
- Classes feature personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care
1 p.m-2:30 p.m. | Second Tuesday of the month, from March-December.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center | 3015 N Ballas Road (Main hospital entrance) | Auditoriums 1 | St. Louis, Missouri, 63131
To register, call 314.996.LIFE (5433)
Supporting the Caregiver | Mar. 13 and Aug. 14; Auditorium 1
Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout) and waysto help. An experienced medical social worker will provide coping techniques and resources for caregivers.
Practical Tips for Day-to-Day Home Care | Apr. 10 and Sept. 11; Auditorium 1
Coping techniques and resources for caregivers. Learn about signs and risks of compassion fatigue (caregiver burnout), and ways to help. Introducing alternative therapies to help with stress relief and activity level.
Legal Matters and Goals of Care | May 8 and Oct. 9; Auditorium 1
An attorney will present information
on important legal matters to address
with your loved ones. A palliative social
worker will share ways to discuss goals
of care and longterm planning. Advance
Directives will be discussed.
Home Care Choices and
How to Find Assistance at Home | June 12 and Nov. 13; Auditorium 1
Learn the difference between insuranceapproved
skilled home care and other home
care choices, including private duty, home
medical equipment, supplies and other
resources to help in the care of your loved one.
Medication Management and Nutrition | July 10; Auditorium 1
A pharmacist will give tips for setting up,
storing, recording and managing medications.
A registered dietitian will teach you how to
help meet dietary requirements and manage
Alternate Therapies | Dec. 11; Auditorium 1
There are many ways to cope with caregiver
stress and different therapies will be
discussed, such as music therapy, massage
therapy, art therapy, aromatherapy and
more! This will be an experiential class, with
demonstrations provided by the speakers.
Classes are sponsored by BJC Home Care Services, the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Progress West Hospital.