This is our 2017 agenda. Click on a course name to see the course descriptions. On the day of the Summit, you can attend one class in each time time slot. Locations of classes will be available day of Summit.

Time Event
All day Visit exhibitors
All day Health Screenings
All day Chair massages
8:00-8:45 Check in and visit exhibitors / health screenings
9:00-10:00 Opening Session: “Heal Your Body, Live Your Life.”
10:00-10:30 Break – visit exhibitors / health screenings
10:30-11:30 Warning Signs of Dementia
10:30-11:30 Estate, Medicaid and Advanced Planning
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 “The 36-Hour Day”- Relating to Caring for People with Memory Loss and Dementia
12:30-1:30 CPR Training
1:30-2:00 Break – visit exhibitors / health screenings
2:00-3:00 Medication Management
2:00-3:00 “What About ME?”: Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Course Descriptions

Health Screenings

We’re pleased to announce that as part of our commitment to serve caregivers in our community we will offer convenient, on-site, confidential health screenings at no charge to you. Health screenings will take place during the conference but space is limited so be sure to sign up for your screening upon arrival at the Summit. A health screening is a great assessment tool to determine your current health status. We know that caregivers frequently neglect their own health to care for others.  Your health screening will include:

  • Total Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol / HDL Ratio
  • Glucose (Diabetes)
  • Blood Pressure
  •  Measured Height & Weight
  • BMI and more

Heal Your Body, Live Your Life.

Dr. Sara Morrison
Identify various causes of lower back pain.  Learn ways to improve lower back pain without medicine, shots, or surgery. See Slides Here.

Warning Signs of Dementia

Robin King-Thiele
Understand the risk factors and warning signs for dementia. You will also learn about the behavioral symptoms of the various dementias along with the screening processes and treatment. See Slides Here.

Estate, Medicaid and Advanced Planning

Linda Johnson
An in-depth discussion for patients and caregivers to get informed about guardianship and power of attorney. Learn pros and cons of guardianship versus power of attorney. See Slides Here.

“The 36-Hour Day”- Relating to Caring for People with Memory Loss and Dementia

Robert Leonard
Most caregivers struggle with burnout, exhaustion, and frustration. Learn practical steps to care for yourself as a caregiver, whether you are a family member or professional. See Slides Here.

CPR Training

John Koral, RN and Jessie Stewart, RN
Harnett Health Clinical Staff Educators
Course Description Coming Soon.

Medication Management

Amy Pope
Pharmacy Director, Harnett Health
Obtain a better understanding of the medication management process by identifying different types of medication, learning the components of a prescription, and learning about medication reconciliation. Explore common medication problems and programs that provide medication assistance. Learn about medication safety. See Slides Here.

“What About ME?”: Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

Betsy Barton, MPH,
Transitions LifeCare

Caregivers often get lost in the flurry of doctors’ appointments, transportation, preparing and serving meals, and just plain worrying about what the future holds.  This session addresses the importance of your self-care. Learn more about why it is important to take care of yourself.  Hear practical tips and strategies to make it happen in your life.  Don’t wait-start now! See Slides Here.