Rice Hospice Training for Volunteers, Health, and Spiritual Professionals

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Rice Hospice is offering training for volunteers, health care, and spiritual professionals oniStock_000020126825Medium Monday, April 28 & Wednesday, April 30 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Lakeland Health Building in Willmar.  This education is offered only twice a year, and is beneficial for anyone who is interested in working with patients and families receiving hospice care.

Hospice Training Registration

Rice Hospice offers three education tracks:

  • Track One ~ For Volunteers

Two full days of training – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Volunteers are an essential part of our multi-disciplinary team.  As volunteers, you may be provide pet therapy, one-on-one support of patients, office support, music for long-term care patients, We Honor Vets program and much more.

  • Track Two ~ Extended training for professionals who work with hospice patients

One and a half days of training
Day One – all day, Day Two – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

For health care and spiritual professionals who work with hospice patients.  We offer a comprehensive look at the Rice Hospice program including communication and caring skills, the role of volunteers, infection control and an overview of complementary therapies that set Rice Hospice apart from other hospice programs.

  • Track Three ~ Training overview for professionals who work with hospice patients

One half day of training  - Day Two – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

For professionals who desire a more focused overview to complement their care of hospice patients, including: pain control, symptom management and the dying process; family dynamics and psychosocial issues; spiritual care and ethics; and funeral and memorial services.

For over thirty years, Rice Hospice has provided end-of-life care to residents of west central Minnesota. Every day, compassionate people living in your community – nurses, social workers, hospice aides, support staff, clergy, and volunteers – offer care and peace of mind to those who have reached the end of their journey.

Hospice staff and volunteers provide emotional support, comfort, and assistance to hospice patients and family members. They visit with patients and family members wherever the patient is, whether that’s at home, in the hospital, in an assisted living facility, or in the nursing home. They listen to concerns and needs to discover what’s important to each individual and find ways to help make things a little easier for everyone.

For more information, contact Deb Van Buren at 320-231-4433 or Deb.VanBuren@rice.willmar.mn.us.

To register, call 320-231-8920 or email leri@rice.willmar.mn.us.

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