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
8:00-8:45 Check-in and visit exhibitors
9:00-10:00 Opening Session
10:00-10:30 Break – visit exhibitors
10:30-11:30 Building Your Care Team: Identifying the Essential Roles and How to Go about Filling Them
10:30-11:30 Legal Issues for the Caregiver: What it Means to be a Health Care Agent
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Medication Management
12:30-1:30 Life Story
1:30-2:00 Break – visit exhibitors
2:00-3:00 Caregiving Tips and Local Resources
2:00-3:00 The Caregiver Needs Care Too: Mastering The Essential Keys to De-Stress For Success

Course Descriptions

Building Your Care Team: Identifying the Essential Roles and How to Go About Filling Them

Meike Wiest, MSW
Triangle Area President, LifeLinks
Meike brings decades of experience helping hundreds of diverse families to share with you best practices for building your care team. Going it alone as a caregiver results in burnout for the caregiver and reduced quality of life for the care receiver. A well-designed care team provides effective support to the caregiver, advocacy for the care receiver and encouragement to the entire family system, During this session, we will explore the essential roles, identify specific people to ask and discuss strategies for building your care team.

Legal Issues for the Caregiver: What it Means to be a Health Care Agent

Mark Costly
Clarity Legal Group
What does it mean to be someone’s Health Care Agent? Explore an Agent’s duties and how an Agent might best carry out those duties using tools such as supported decision making and substituted judgment. Whether for the person you love or yourself, this information is important for all of us.

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.

Life Story

Rich Gwaltney, Community Engagement Representative
Transitions LifeCare
Together we will explore and discover the power of story to bring hope to those on a caregiving journey. We will embark on a quest for those hidden treasures concealed within our life stories by viewing them from the vantage point of different story elements.

Caregiving Tips and Local Resources

Latorius Adams
Family Caregiver Support Program Specialist, Harnett County Department on Aging
Let us help you on this caregiving journey. The Harnett County Family Caregiver Support Program Specialist will share very helpful tips and resources relevant to caregivers in Harnett County.

The Caregiver Needs Care Too: Mastering The Essential Keys to De-Stress For Success

Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
In this session you will learn about the science of the stress response and how chronic stress can lead to disease states, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and identify if it’s impacting you, hear about burnout syndrome and how it impacts the caregiver, as well as learn common stress management techniques that you can apply to your daily life to effectively De-Stress For Success.