Coastal Hospice Caregiver Academy

Support and Empowerment for the Caregivers in our Community

Coastal Hospice brings cutting edge education to healthcare professionals and caregivers in our community through our Caregiver Academy. Our online programs are free and focus on bringing timely and relevant clinical education on end-of-life topics to clinicians and healthcare workers in general, as well as vital information in support of patients and their families, from practical to spiritual. Our goal is to share a wealth of information that our experts in End-of-Life Care at Coastal Hospice have accumulated in more than four decades caring for our communities.

    Upcoming Program

    Don’t miss our next webinar: Black History and Healthcare: Past, Present & Future on Tuesday, February 28, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    Registration for this program is live on our calendar! Click here to Register!

    Don’t miss our In-Peron Presentation with Continuing Education Credits: Difficult Conversations at the End-of-Life on Tuesday, April 18, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. (Check in starts at 6:30 a.m. / Breakfast will be provided)

    TidalHealth Peninsula Regional – Hallowell A, 100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD This event is offered in partnership with TidalHealth.
    Registration for this program will be live on our calendar soon!

    Latest Programs

    Beat the Winter Blues

    Winter is here and Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing! Many of us are affected by it to some degree, whether we are aware of it or not. Our presenters identified the realities involved and how to not only survive, but thrive during the colder, darker, winter months. Maybe you struggle with this yourself or work with a population that does. Take some time to invest in yourself and your work as we explore this phenomenon together.

    Understanding the Role of a Hospice Care Team

    We learned about the different people who make up a multidisciplinary hospice team, and how they can help you and your family.

    Grief During the Holidays: Tools to Cope with Loss

    The holiday season can be especially challenging if you are dealing with the death of a loved one. Whether it was a recent loss or one that occurred some time ago, grief may seem overwhelming during the holiday season. Our panel of Bereavement experts offered tools to cope with the ebbs and flows of grief and strategies that will help you get through the season while honoring your feelings and traditions.

    Is My Patient Rady for Hospice?

    In this live webinar, Dr. Joan Carpenter identified tools for prognostication to determine hospice eligibility and will discuss the importance of establishing goals of care for the patient. Dr. Carpenter shared timely information about hospice services and show strategies for having these conversations with providers and families.

    Safety First: Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention

    Falls and their complications are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries in adults over the age of 65. Up to 30% of falls result in cuts (lacerations), broken bones, head trauma, and other serious injuries. Our expert panel presented an overview of the importance of falls prevention for older adults and their caregivers, offering concrete strategies and interventions for caregivers to improve mobility and prevent falls.

    Pain Management in Palliative Care

    Our panel of experts shared the latest information in Pain Management in Palliative Care. They addressed the importance of the multidisciplinary team approach, correct assessment and re-assessment, breakthrough strategies, and the impact that appropriate pain management has in the quality of life of patients and their families.

    The Long Goodbye

    In the frame of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Alvin T. Harmon, our Bereavement Care Services & Compass Program Manager brings to you his live keynote presentation: The Long Goodbye, Understanding Anticipatory Grief Associated with Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.

    Difficult Conversations at the End-of-Life

    Our panel of experts shared tools on how to approach the hard conversations that healthcare providers must have with patients facing life-limiting conditions. Dr. Ghulam Waris and Dr. Stacy Cottingham shared their own strategies for meeting patients where they are, choosing helpful words, and having meaningful and productive conversations with patients and their families.

    Make Your Wishes Known with Advance Care Planning

    In this informative presentation, our panel discussed the importance of starting conversations regarding End-of-Life Care early. Our experts explained the difference between Advance Directive, Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, and MOLST. Join us and learn how to fill out the appropriate forms, how to update information if you change your mind, and how to make sure your wishes are known ahead of time. This is a webinar you don’t want to miss!

    What Kind of Care Do I Need at Home?

    Navigating the different options of care at home can be confusing. our group of experts as they explain the different types and levels of care offered by Home Health Care, In-Home Private Care, and Hospice Care. Our panel will touch on Medicare and Medicaid benefits and Insurance coverage, and will explain when to call them.

    How do we stay grounded when the ground is moving?

    A panel of experts in Bereavement and Spiritual Care discuss traveling the COVID roundabout, the experience of grief and loss in times of COVID, what it means living in the new normal, and how do we stay grounded in the middle of all these life-altering experiences.

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