Monthly Caregiver Classes

Classes for those caring for their loved one — personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care. Each class is individually tailored to meet the needs of those in attendance.

To register, call: 314-996-LIFE

DATES: Second Tuesday of the month, from January-December, 2019. Classes and materials are free to the public. Attend any classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other.

TIME: 1-2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Missouri Baptist Medical Center, main hospital entrance, 3015 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63131, Auditorium 1

  • No charge for classes or materials.
  • Attend one class, any or all.
 

Medication Management and Nutrition

Jan. 8 & July 9
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

Feb. 12 & Aug. 13
Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.
 

Practical Tips for Day-to-Day Home Care

Mar. 12 & Sept. 10
Health care professionals, including a registered nurse and a rehab therapist, will provide helpful advice in providing daily home care giving.
 

Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home

Apr. 9 & Oct. 8
Learn the difference between insurance-approved 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.
 

Legal Matters and Goals of Care

May 14 & Nov. 12
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 long-term planning. Advance Directives will be discussed.
 

Alternative Therapies

June 11 & Dec. 10

There are many ways to cope with stress and different therapies will be discussed, such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy, and more.  This will be an experiential class, with enough room for personal questions and needs.

 

Instructors are specialists with BJC Home Care and BJC Hospice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Additional experts will also supplement class instruction, where indicated. This is not a class for continuing education credits or patient care technician certifications. Thank you to: Patient and Family Advisory Councils of Progress West Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters for their input on the class content.