Prince Frederick, MD – Calvert Hospice is partnering with Calvert Memorial Hospital to provide educational seminars to our community. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to encourage group discussion.

Seating is limited, so register early for seminars. All classes will be held in Classroom 1 on the Lower Level of Calvert Memorial Hospital from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Sessions include:

VA Benefits

  • June 14, 2016
  • Presenters: Amy Szatanek, LCSW-ACHP-SW, Director of Patient & Family Services for Calvert Hospice; Lisa J. Donor, VSO, Director of Benefits for Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home
  • Cost: $10

If you or your spouse is a United States Veteran, you may be eligible for benefits through the Veteran’s Administration. These benefits may include financial payments, long-term care placements, home care benefits, funeral benefits, and/or medical equipment. Learn about available benefits, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and what documentation is needed from the Director of Benefits at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home and experienced social work professionals.

Having the Conversation: Talking About the End of Life

  • July 12, 2016
  • Presenters: Dr. Raymon Noble; Sarah Simmons, RN, MSN, CHPN, Director of Education & Quality for Calvert Hospice
  • Cost: $10

When is the right time to begin having conversations with our loved ones and healthcare providers about how we wish to spend our last days, months, and years? An experienced local physician and hospice medical director will prepare attendees to have tough conversations about treatment preferences, benefits vs. burdens of life-prolonging care, and how to respect the preferences of our family and friends at the end of life.

Support for Caregivers

  • August 9, 2016
  • Presenters: Amy Szatanek, LCSW-ACHP-SW, Director of Patient & Family Services for Calvert Hospice
  • Cost: $10

Many of us will become caregivers at some point in our lives, and there are ways in which we can prepare ourselves for when we’re needed. During this seminar, experienced social workers will cover topics including caring for yourself as a caregiver, preparing for and communicating with physicians, making decisions, and using community resources. There will be a lengthy opportunity for Q & A and discussion.

To register, visit our website at: http://calverthospice.org/education-seminars/