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.
Mind-Body Skills Group for Grieving Adults
January 8 @ 3:00 pm - February 26 @ 4:30 pm
Mind-Body Skills Group for Grieving Adults is an an 8-week group to learn tools for self-care, optimal health, healing and transformation. Tuesdays, January 8 – February 26, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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 of a loved one can leave us prone to infection and disease. Grieving can take an immense toll on the human body.
This 8-week session group will offer participants a safe place to explore a variety of different methods to nourish and replenish their depleted reserves and help them to deal with life changes, stress, illness and grief. Self-care, self-awareness and health promotion are at the core of a Mind-Body Skills Group.
These powerful and effective combinations of research-based mind-body techniques include:Breathing exercises, Meditation, Movement, Guided Imagery, Autogenic Training, Biofeedback and more. No prior experience, skill or talent is needed. The sessions focus on experiential practice and self-reflection. The group dynamic allows participants, when they are ready, to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, nurturing environment.
Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Bereavement Department at (520) 544-9890.
The Group will be held at Casa de la Luz Hospice – 7740 N. Oracle Rd., Bldg. #7760
All support groups and workshops at Casa de la Luz Hospice are open to the community and FREE of charge. Donations to the Casa de la Luz Foundation are always greatly appreciated!
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.