HospiceCare in The Berkshires offers educational programming to civic groups, businesses, faith communities, healthcare providers, nursing home staff, and other groups interested in learning about hospice. In-depth professional trainings and workshops are also available. Topics include:
- Pain and symptom management
- The hospice concept, philosophy and services
- Grief and bereavement
- Communication skills related to death and dying
- Caring for the caregiver
- Barriers to end-of-life care
- Spiritual needs of the dying and bereaved
- Advanced directives
Resources for Families
Berkshire Health Systems
Berkshire Health Systems is our Berkshire-based partner in health care.
Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. We are the largest nonprofit, post-acute care company in Massachusetts, large enough to have all of the services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
The mission of the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts is to advance and promote excellence in end-of-life care.
Aging with Dignity
Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.
To learn more or to schedule a presentation for your community group or organization, please call HospiceCare in The Berkshires at 413-443-2994.