Caregiver Resources

 

The information on this page is intended to provide some helpful information to support you and your family as you care for your loved on hospice.  Since each situation is unique, not all of the links below will be relevant to you, but hopefully some of it will be helpful.  The caregiver links are for informational purposes only; we cannot guarantee, endorse, or recommend any of them as they are from outside sources.  If you notice any of the resources has inaccurate information, please let us know.

Please contact us at 314.953.1676 or email griefsupport@bjc.org if you are in need of any other resources, information, or grief support.   ​

Hold My Hand - Caring for a Loved One

Caring for a dying loved one is not easy. You may have known the end of life has been approaching or you may have just recently been told that your loved one’s end may be soon. Either way, you may not feel prepared to give care. It is normal to feel sad, afraid, helpless and even angry. Hold My Hand - Caring for a Loved One booklet is a resource provided by BJC Hospice for families to help them understand the needs of facing end of life care. It provides common symptoms and occurrences along with care-giving tips. Our hope is to prepare you so that you, too, can find comfort in knowing that what is occurring is natural and give you confidence so you can support your loved one’s with his or her greatest needs at this time — comfort and support.

 
 

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

Caring for the Caregiver

Compassion Fatigue

Legal Affairs

Managing Medicines at Home

Massage Therapy

Music Therapy

Tips from a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist

Tips from Registered Nurses

Your Information Sheet

 
 

Caregiver Classes 

 

Monthly classes for those caring for a loved one.

  • 2020 Caregiver Classes Flyer
  • Classes are held monthly; attend as many topics as you like
  • There is no charge for classes, materials or literature
  • To register, call 314.542.9378
 
 

"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
 

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

Caregiving.com

Family Caregiver Alliance

Health In Aging

Help Guide

Medicines in My Home -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Medlineplus.gov

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