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.

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

Caregiver Links

AARP's Care Connection

Aging in Place

American Bar Association

American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging

American Heart Association 

Alzheimer’s 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

Help Guide

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

Caregiver Tips

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

Compassion Fatigue

Managing Medicines at Home

Massage Therapy

Music Therapy

Tips from a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist

Tips from Registered Nurses

Questions to Ask Before Taking New Medications

Your Information Sheet


Caregiver Classes

"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
2017 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

Class Schedule

1 p.m-2:30 p.m.
Second or third Tuesday of the month

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N Ballas Road (Main hospital entrance)
Auditoriums 1 or 2
St. Louis, Missouri, 63131

To register, call 314.996.LIFE (5433)


Medication Management and Nutrition
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 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 physician-prescribed diets.

Supporting the Caregiver
Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 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.

Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home
Tuesday, March 14, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; Auditorium 1

Learn about private duty services, different levels of home health care services, home medical equipment, supplies and other resources to help in the care of your loved one.

Practical Tips for Day-to-Day Home Care
Tuesday, April 11, 2017; Auditorium 2
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; Auditorium 2

Helpful advice on daily home care from healthcare professionals, including a registered nurse, physical therapist and an occupational therapist.

Cancer Caregivers
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017; Auditorium 1

A Cancer Center social worker will address specific concerns that cancer caregiver have, as well as discuss relevant resources.

Legal Matters and Goals of Care
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; Auditorium 1
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017; Auditorium 1

An attorney will present information on advance directives, power of attorney and qualifications for assistance. A facilitator will lead the group in ways to engage your loved on in conversations about their goals of care for long-term planning. 

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.