Online caregiver support group has expanded to include caregivers for all hospice patients,
not just cancer patients.

The process remains the same, there are still three ways you can refer your family members. 

 1.  uring your visit use the QR Code (above) and assist the family in completing the information so our facilitator can follow up and help them join the group.

2.  Download (attached) handout to leave with your family members so they may contact the facilitator who will help them join the group.

3.  Feel free to call or text the facilitator with contact information for your family (found at the bottom of this message) and we will help them join the group.

  All family members who participate in the group will receive a small honorarium for their time.

Please feel free to follow up with your families and ask how the group is going.
When we have completed the study (about 6 months) we will send LMHPCO a report on our findings.

 The support group will run until August 1, 2023 so please feel free to refer anytime during this period.

 Thank you for all your work with hospice families!

If you'd like to participate in our next Zoom call at 
Noon on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 
to learn more about the support group project simply Reply back to [email protected] 
and receive a calendar invite with all of the connection details!

Do family caregivers use the Internet?

More caregivers than you might imagine use Facebook, often to stay in touch with family. In fact, older adults are the fastest rising age group on Facebook. While they may not have computers, many older adults access the internet via their tablets or cell phones. Even in rural areas, we have found good access for more than 90% of those interested. Finally, we provide coaching for how to use Facebook, solve technical issues, and secure privacy settings.


Is there a cost to participate?

Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation in St. Louis currently funds this project and thus there is no cost for participation.


As a Hospice Professional, How do I make this referral/connection? How can I get my family caregivers involved?



 1.     You can help enroll your family caregiver in the group with this QR Code. Just scan the code and answer a few questions and the facilitator will review it and contact you or the family to get them set up (you tell  us your preference?).

 2.     You can give your family caregiver the below email address (below) and/or phone number for the group facilitator and they your caregiver can contacts the facilitator directly. to join.

 3.     You can email or text your family caregiver contact information and the facilitator will be happy to contact them and invite them to participation.

 Facilitator: Allison Donehower
Email: [email protected]
Text:  314.250.2331
Phone:  314.250.2331

 As a Hospice Professional, how can I stay involved with my family members’ referral to follow their participation?

1.     Please ask your family members during at your follow up visits; ask them if/ how they are enjoying the group.?

2.     Feel free to call the facilitator who will share information with you if the family member has given them permission.

 Whenever, If you have further questions please contact the facilitator using the information above.


Handout Materials to Hospice Families and Careegivers about the Support Groups
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