Caregiver Education Program

Suzanne care center nurse quoteHospice of St. Francis offers a free national training program to help all family caregivers – past, present and future. Caregiving at Life’s End is a series of six-90 minute sessions that equip caregivers to cope with change, loss and life transitions.

Each class focuses on a different caregiver issue:
Class 1: The Experience of Caregiving
Class 2: Important Decisions and Communication
Class 3: Community and Personal Relationships
Class 4: Care of Self with Care of Others
Class 5: Meaning, Purpose and Finality of Life
Class 6: Grief and Bereavement

Barbara Borman, RN, Hospice of St. Francis’ Caregiver Educator, was selected through a nationwide process to serve as a Caregiving at Life’s End educator. Ms. Borman works with caregivers on compassionate communication, the spiritual aspects of caregiving, end-of-life care, and making important decisions.

“Caregivers need more education, support and services, and we are working with the community to help meet that need,” says Joseph Killian, Hospice of St. Francis president and chief executive officer. “We help people give a great gift, providing care and support for a friend or family member in the last years of life.”

Caregiving at Life’s End and the Caregiver Education and Resource Program are free and open to all residents of Brevard County. Please contact Ms. Borman to learn more about these important educational tools. She can be reached at 321.269.4240 x3452 or

Ongoing Caregiver Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Sunflower House located in the east end of Merritt Square Mall on Merritt Island.

Current Caregiver Education and resource program offerings, dates, times and locations, can be viewed at

Our Caregiver Education and Resource Program is also offered through other sources.  Call for dates, times and locations of classes.

There are no upcoming events at this time.