Agenda

You’re welcome to move between the two rooms as you’d like throughout the morning; exhibitors will be available around the perimeter of both rooms from 8:00am–12:30pm.

8:00-8:50am Check in and visit with exhibitors
ROOM 1 Brain Health Awareness for the Caregiver
8:50-9:40am Brain Health Essentials: Understanding brain failure, treatments, research, and resources
9:40-10:00am Break (visit exhibitors, refreshment stations)
10:00-10:50am Self-care Essentials: Strategies for navigating your caregiving journey
10:50-11:10am Break (visit exhibitors, refreshment stations)
11:10am- 12:00pm
Caregiving Essentials: Insights and practical tips for caring for a loved one with dementia
12:00-12:30pm Visit exhibitors and refreshment stations
ROOM 2 Heart, Head, and Hands in a Post-COVID World
8:50-9:40am A Caregiver’s Journey: Lessons learned along the way
9:40-10:00am Break (visit exhibitors, refreshment stations)
10:00-10:50am Empathy: Walking a mile in their shoes
10:50-11:10am Break (visit exhibitors, refreshment stations)
11:10am-12:00pm Practical Skills You Need to Know: A nurse’s perspective
12:00-12:30pm Visit with exhibitors

A Caregiver’s Journey: Lessons learned along the way

Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN, Transitions LifeCare
Caring for loved ones is more a marathon than a sprint. Mark will share his personal insights and experiences from not only his 46 year career as a registered nurse but also his first-hand experiences caring for his mother, father, and brother through their chronic and terminal illnesses.

Empathy: Walking a mile in their shoes

Polly Addison, M.Ed., BSN, RN, Transitions LifeCare
Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. This session with enlighten you by giving you a sense of what one may physically and emotionally feel during health challenges. You will see how a healthcare organization uses an interactive approach to equip their staff to experience and “feel” what it’s like to be a patient.

Practical Skills You Need to Know: A nurse’s perspective

Sophia Furlong, BSN, RN, Transitions LifeCare
Providing care is a combination of skill and art. Nurses are trained in both these arenas. Sophie will share from her years of ”frontline” experience – practical tips, techniques, and examples of what’s most important when caring for a loved one at home.

April Webinars

On four separate Thursdays in April, caregivers learned from experts on matters related to “The Business of Caregiving.” Recordings of each webinar are available on demand:

  • Essential Legal Planning for Healthcare
    (April 8 – click here to view)
  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care<: Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN Director of Education – Transitions LifeCare /strong>
    (April 15 – click here to view)
  • Understanding Medicaid Benefits for Nursing Home Care and What Medicaid Managed Care Means to You
    (April 22 – click here to view)
  • Understanding Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans – What You Need to Know to Make the Right Decision for You
    (April 29 – click here to view)