The Voice of Aging: Family Caregivers’ Conference is a symposium facilitated by Applegate Elder Law that focused on the emotional and practical needs of the family caregiver.
Today’s network of “family caregivers” reaches far past the boundaries of immediate family. So many times when we hear “caregiver” we think of a nurse or doctor. But today, whether you’re a spouse, parent, adult child, friend or neighbor, odds are good you’re playing the role of caregiver to a loved one.
“There are only four kinds of people in the world — those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of being a caregiver today or anticipating being a caregiver tomorrow — take time out to learn from those committed to helping, guiding and supporting you in coping with the financial, physical and emotional impact of family care giving.
Several Hundred Attend 2013 Conference
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ritz Charles, Carmel
The conference featured:
- Breakout sessions during which professional and medical speakers will provide practical guidance and coping skills for caregivers dealing with emotional, financial, psychological or palliative care issues, including:
~ Avoiding or dealing with family conflict over a loved one’s care, finances or property
~ How to talk to professional caregivers to make certain your loved one receives the best care possible
~ The where, when and how of finding the support and resources you need as a caregiver
~ Learning to accept that it’s OK to choose quality of life for a loved one over length of life
~ Trusting your heart to guide you through the journey of care giving
- Exhibitors offering information, products and services relevant to the needs of both the caregiver and the person being cared for.
- A Toolkit to help guide caregivers through the complex world of family care giving.
- Keynote Speaker Jane Gross, author of A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves. Jane was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined when she found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her 85-year-old mother. A correspondent for the New York Times for 29 years, she began penning “The New Old Age” blog as a response to her own caregiving experience, writing about the intersection of aging parents and their adult children.