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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A Natural Journey
April 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This is the second of a series of workshops presented by Casa de la Luz Hospice and Tucson Botanical Gardens.
This session will explore the end-of-life process as one that is grounded in biology, nature, and culture. Stories that demonstrate how gardening and nature-related activities have helped individuals and families in various cultures to meaningfully engage with end of life will be shared, and participants will be invited to engage in special nature-related activities to personalize the end-of-life experience. Presented by Juliet Niehaus, Ph.D, HTR, and director of horticultural therapy at Tucson Botanical Gardens. She is a registered horticultural therapist, bringing the world of plants and nature to seniors and people with disabilities.
The series, “A Natural Journey: Living and Dying in the Old Pueblo” will help participants explore end-of-life perspectives from many cultures in the Tucson community. Throughout the sessions, special attention will be given to planning and preparation for the end of life with focus on advanced directives, ethical and value concerns and issues of legacy and memory. Participants will walk away with new perspective and tools to live life to the end.
The workshop is free to attend, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Please contact Sally at (520) 544-9890 to reserve your spot.
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.