Free Training on Hospice and Palliative Care Offered Nov. 18

A free training on Nov. 8 will cover tools and resources that Home and Community-Based Services providers use for end-of-life care and hospice, palliative care and serious illness, POLST, Advance Care Directives and Veteran’s benefits. 

The training will:

  • Outline the trajectory of serious illness and declining health with tools to provide education and resources to clarify questions often raised by clients and families.
  • Describe the difference between a health care directive and a POLST.
  • Compare palliative care and hospice care, including funding, coverage of care and services, and models of delivery.
  • Outline the end-of-life resources for eligible veterans.

The training takes place Thursday, Nov. 8 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Community Center. Participants must register in advance. 

The training is funding through a Live Well at Home Grant and provided by the Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care. In addition to the free training, resource materials have been developed for HCBS providers and have been translated into Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

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