Caregiver Training Guide

Caregiver Training Guide

You are a caregiver. You are part of a very large club. There are nearly 40 million people in the United States right now caring for their adult loved one. You are not alone, we are here to help.

If the person you love and are helping to care for is seriously ill, you may have to learn new skills. You may find yourself with tasks you never imagined having to do and that you know nothing about. That is where caregiver training and the Hospice of the Western Reserve Caregiver Training Guide comes in.

At Hospice of the Western Reserve, one of our most important jobs is to help support and train our patient’s caregivers. While we are the medical professionals—doctors, nurses, nursing assistants and social workers—you are also absolutely essential to your loved one’s care.

A team of staff and volunteers has developed this Caregiver Training Guide and a series of instructional videos to help you feel comfortable in your role as caregiver, to answer questions as they come up and to boost your confidence in your abilities to provide help to your loved one. Your team will be there for you in person to explain, and demonstrate, caregiving techniques.

The Caregiver Training Guide is not meant to substitute for our services or our professional team members. If you need immediate assistance, please contact your hospice care team directly at 440.942.6699.

We Can Help

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Any first visit and admission can be made the first day.

Northern Ohio's Hospice of Choice

More than 1,000 Hospice of the Western Reserve employees and 3,000 volunteers live and work side-by-side in the same neighborhoods with our patients and families. We are privileged to have cared for more than 100,000 Northern Ohioans since our inception.