Caring for someone who is nearing the end of life is not the same as caring for someone who will get better. To help clinical staff, family caregivers and others to understand the process, Samaritan Hospice Services will host informative sessions quarterly this year. The next session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Center for Health Education in Newport; and Thursday, Aug. 2, at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.
At each session, participants will watch two videos that were created by Barbara Karnes, RN, a nationally known hospice care author and educator. One is “New Rules for End of Life Care” and the other is “Care for the Caregiver.” The videos will be followed by a question and answer forum led by Samaritan’s hospice professionals.
Coffee and water will be offered and resource materials will be available to purchase for $2, cash only.