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Compassus Offers Free Hospice Education Courses to Northern Wisconsin Community

NORTH CENTRAL, Wisconsin – Compassus, a leading nationwide provider of integrated home-based care services, including hospice care, is offering free hospice education courses in the Northern Wisconsin area, including Arbor Vitae and Rhinelander.

The course runs from the beginning of October until the beginning of November and includes five weekly classes. It is open to the public for anyone interested in learning more about hospice services and those interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Compassus Arbor Vitae

Every Wednesday

Oct. 4 – Nov. 1

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1571 Highway 51 North

Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

Compassus Rhinelander

Every Thursday

Oct. 5 – Nov. 2

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

111 East Davenport Street

Rhinelander, WI 54501

The course is facilitated by professionals from Compassus’ hospice team, who will share their experiences and expertise in a dynamic and interactive format. The curriculum will provide a foundation of end-of-life information, including:

  • Hospice philosophy
  • Death awareness
  • Medical aspects of hospice
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Terminal diseases
  • The dying process
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Spirituality
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Family dynamics
  • Advanced directives
  • Health and safety
  • Self-care and boundaries
  • Volunteers’ role in hospice

To register for Compassus’ hospice education course in Northern Wisconsin, reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Mary Ellen Kaminski via email or phone 1 (800) 234-3542.