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.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
January 9 @ 6:00 pm - February 27 @ 7:30 pm
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 Hospice 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 similar thoughts and feelings. The eight-week series will begin on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Casa de la Luz Hospice main office and is open to adults (18 years old and above). During their time together, group participants will have the opportunity to explore their grief through discussion and creative activities. The group provides a space to honor their loved ones and connect with each other. There is no charge to attend this group series.
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining this group, please contact the Bereavement Department at (520) 544-9890. Group size is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.
All support groups are open to the community and free of charge. However, donations to the Casa de la Luz Foundation are always 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.