This year’s theme is “Creating Your Master Plan!”
Online registrations for the Caregiver Conference (on Sat., Nov. 10 from 8:39-3:30 at Mitchell Park Center) are no longer available, but you can register and pay on-site the morning of the 10th.
Coffee, tea, and orange juice will be provided by Home Instead Senior Care.
Visit our sponsors for a chance to win door prizes.
Dr. Philip Choe, Associate Director, Stanford Geriatric Fellowship Program. “Don’t Go It Alone: Healthy Caregiving, Community and Connection” and Q & A.
Enjoy coffee, chocolate, and conversation with speakers and vendors, courtesy of Care Indeed.
Session A (1, 2, or 3): 9:45-11:00am
Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Avenidas Care Partners Manager
Imagine being a compassionate, guilt-free family caregiver who can set boundaries, say no, delegate tasks, and turn negative thoughts into positive action. Join speaker for an interactive session and caregiver support group.
“Elder Estate Planning”
Deborah G. Kramer Radin, Kramer-Radin, Attorney, LLP
Health and financial durable powers of attorney will be reviewed, focusing on the critical importance of having both (for yourself and the care recipient) formalized prior to a crisis. You'll also learn the legal steps for identifying, responding to and preventing elder abuse.
"Caregiving in Place Panel"
Melissa Fischer, COO, Nurse Registry; Michelle Rogers, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care; Kristina Lugo, LCSW, Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center Director; Erika Thomas, Avenidas Village Director
A panel of experts will discuss community resources to help you keep your loved one at home: private duty nurses, home care, adult day health, and community support through joining a Village program.
Session B (Choose from 4, 5, or 6): 11:15-12:30pm
"It's a Marathon Not a Sprint"
Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Care Alliance
Learn to identify stress points and triggers as well as strategies for maximizing self-care and reducing stress. Learn about Bay Area family caregiver supports and review the Family Caregiver Alliance online resources.
"Hospital to Home: Goals of Care"
Dr. Rita Ghatak, Elder Care Specialist, Founder Aging Adult Services, Stanford Hospital
Speaker will share best practices and guidelines to help you navigate a medical crisis, emergency room stays, hospital discharge, and goals of care.
"Care Communities and Making a Move"
Kaye Sharbrough, Director, Senior Seasons; Cindy Hofen, Owner, Managing Moves & More
You'll receive a comprehensive presentation on assisted living and memory care communities, a thorough understanding of the admissions process, and information on how to prepare for a stress-free relocation for your care recipient (and for you).
Session C (Choose from 7, 8, or 9): 1:30-2:45pm
"Caregiving, Care Grieving"
Emily Farber, MSW, Avenidas Care Partners
What is ambiguous loss and anticipatory grief? Discover strategies for coping with ongoing loss, signs of depression and when to contact ones physician for therapeutic intervention.
"The Cost of Caregiving"
Minda Cutcher, Daily Money Manager, President of Love and Order
"How am I going to pay for this?" is a commonly asked question. See how to create a sustainable budget based on your assets, costs of care and review eligibility criteria for various benefits.
"Design-Thinking Strategies for Caregivers"
Dennis Boyle, Co-Founder IDEO
This is an interactive and experiential workshop for caregivers to learn problem solving, design-thinking strategies from a top industry expert. We will focus on one of the most complicated issues confounding caregivers: taking time off!