Casa de la Luz Hospice is committed to providing education and support to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and the community.
Casa de la Luz Hospice is proud to offer free education and support to community organizations through our Speakers’ Bureau. Our expert presenters are available to discuss a wide range of topics from healthcare planning and caregiving issues to stress management and palliative treatment modalities. Click here to download a handout about our Speakers’ Bureau. Contact Meredith Ford at 520.544.9890 or via our online contact form to schedule a speaker for your organization.
Annual Educational Conference
Each year in November, the Casa de la Luz Foundation hosts an educational conference addressing end of life care issues.
Our online resource library provides downloadable handouts for personal use.
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St. Cyril of Alexandria Church - Third Thursday of the month Drop-In Support Group For adults after the loss of a loved one Facilitator: Christy Noriega When: Third Thursday of the month Starting May 16th - December 19th Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am If you are interested in a 1 on 1 appointment with Christy please call / email Christy at (520) 544-9890 or ChristyN@casahospice.com for more information. All support groups are open to the community and free…Find out more »
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church - Fourth Thursday of the month Drop-In Support Group For adults after the loss of a loved one Facilitator: Christy Noriega When: Fourth Thursday of the month Starting May 23th - December 26th (GROUP WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBER) Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am If you are interested in a 1 on 1 appointment with Christy please call / email Christy at (520) 544-9890 ChristyN@casahospice.com for more information. All support groups…Find out more »
Northwest Tucson Group - For adults after the loss of a loved one This is an 8-series session group and registration is required prior to the first session. Check out our calendar for more available groups open for registration. When: Every Monday evening for 8-weeks July 8, 2019 - August 26, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Where: Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7740 North Oracle Road, Bldg #7760 Please call or…Find out more »
Northwest Tucson Group - For adults after the loss of a loved one This is an 8-series session group and registration is required prior to the first session. Check out our calendar for more available groups open for registration. When: Every Tuesday morning for 8 - weeks July 9, 2019 - August 27, 2019 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Where: Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7740 North Oracle Road, Bldg…Find out more »
Mind-Body Skills Group for Grieving Adults is an an 8-week group to learn tools for self-care, optimal health, healing and transformation. A loved one dies. We grieve. Grief is the normal and natural response to a loss. And death, loss and grief are stressful. The emotional roller coaster marathon of grieving is very often physically and emotionally exhausting. We are heartsick and heartbroken. Research has found that although grief is a natural process, the prolonged emotional response to the death…Find out more »
The death of a loved one by suicide can present special challenges in the grief process. Survivors often experience a greater sense of shock and/or injustice, more feelings of guilt and blame, and a greater sense of helplessness. All of these may potentially complicate the grief process for survivors. Casa de la Luz offers a safe and supportive space for survivors (family and friends whose loved ones died by suicide) to share their loss with others who are also experiencing…Find out more »
Focus on Caring Educational Series
Challenging Geriatric Behavioral Issues
Attendees will identify the complex dynamics of cognitive impairment, and learn strategies for managing difficult behaviors.
Communicating Well: Skillfully Addressing Issues At End of Life
Attendees will learn effective ways to address end of life issues with medical professionals, caregivers, and families.
Dealing with Complex Family Dynamics
In this class, individuals discover insight and tools to recognize and deal with complex family dynamics.
Developing Cultural and Social Sensitivity
In this class, individuals will identify current cultural and social maps that define and inform how we deal with the dying process. Participants will review tools to provide culturally appropriate care.
Participants will learn about the comprehensive support provided through hospice care, who qualifies for hospice, and how to access services. (Continuing education credits are not available for this class.)
This class provides caregivers an understanding of the causes of pain, how to assess pain, and strategies for dealing with pain using traditional and non-traditional methods.
Caregivers will develop tools to find physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual balance and well-being as they care for others.
The Journey of Grief
This class offers an understanding of the issues of grief and loss that are inherent at the end of life. Attendees will explore their strengths and inner resources to help empower those facing loss.
Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues As We Age
This class assists individuals in understanding and preparing for the important legal and ethical decisions that they might face at the end of life.
Understanding the Dying Process
Attendees will explore the multiple dimensions of the dying process and how to serve those who are dying with increased awareness and sensitivity to their unique needs.
Disclaimer: Casa de la Luz periodically offers certified classes for continuing education credits for assisted living facility managers. Check our calendar of events for upcoming classes.