Gentle Touch

Gentle Touch is an educational community program designed to instruct family caregivers in basic care of bed-bound, dependent loved ones following an illness, hospitalization, or at the end of life.

The mission of Gentle Touch promotes:

  • Understanding how to properly care for a dependent, bed-bound person which is important  to family caregivers (as well as others).
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience to help diminish the fear of caring for loved ones during illnesses and at the end of life.
  • Confidence in appropriate care and techniques to provide a more rewarding experience for caregivers and patients.
  • Supporting safe, compassionate care in the setting of a patient’s choice.

Gentle Touch is intended for and open to:

  • Any adult (18+) who wants to learn how to provide personal care
  • Individuals who are able and willing to participate in hands-on demonstrations
  • People who are comfortable with (or want to become comfortable with) providing intimate care to loved ones
  • Participants who want to care for their loved one in the comfort of a private residence for as long as they are able.

“The Gentle Touch Program offered by Caring Choices is an excellent opportunity for caregivers to gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to better tend to their loved ones during serious illness.”  – Kathryn Giorgini DO, Palliative Medicine of Evangelical

Gentle Touch is designed and led by Jim Desiderati RN, a retired 25-year nurse with over a decade’s experience in hospice care.  Gentle Touch provides a hospital bed and over-the-bed table for actual hands-on demonstrations.


To schedule a Gentle Touch presentation in your community (service group, church, school, etc.), please contact Jim at 570-428-2020 or via email at

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