Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2017


  • Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2017

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    JASA in partnership with Fordham University

    Registration Fees

    $40.00 in advance
    $50.00 at door
    $35.00 for 4 SW CEH's
    Caregivers and students: no charge

    Registration and Breakfast

    8:30 - 9:00 am

    Greetings and Welcome

    9:00 - 9:15 am

    Jolene Boden, LCSW, Long Island District Director, JASA
    TBD Suffolk Y JCC
    Amy Chalfy, Chief Program Officer, JASA
    Holly S. Rhodes-Teague, Director, Suffolk County Office for the Aging

    Keynote Speaker

    9:15 - 10:45 am

    Lisa Vitucci, LCSW, R, Director of Social Work at ProHEALTH Optum Care Program

    Topic: Home-based medical services through an interdisciplinary team

    What medical services are available when one is homebound and can’t get to the doctor? Ms. Vitucci will discuss some of the programs available to homebound individuals and how to access them.


    10:45 - 11:00 am

    Panel Discussion

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This panel will feature in-home services providers who will describe these services and how to access them.

    Catherine Li, Director of Educational Services DOROT, Inc.
    Will discuss programs available for seniors that provide the opportunity for mental stimulation through a variety of courses and support groups offered on the telephone and computer.

    Nancy Amer-Lake, LCSW, Home Care Social Worker
    Will discuss the emotional aspects of aging and explore how counseling can help you to cope with your situation.

    Nancy Geiger, Director Gurwin Homecare
    Will provide an overview of the different types of home care workers, including housekeepers, companions, personal care aides, and home health aides.


    12:00 - 12:15 pm


    12:15 - 1:30 pm

    Stress Management for Caregivers

    This workshop will explore the impact of stress on the caregiver; the emotional impact of caregiving as well as stress reduction, anger management techniques and practical considerations when providing care for a person with cognitive deficiencies.

    Robyn Berger-Gaston, LCSWR, R, Family Service League
    Beth Signore, LCSW, Family Service League

    Advance Care Planning

    This workshop will present skills and strategies for use by social workers and caregivers to help individuals and their families manage end of life issues and advance care planning.

    Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Partners in Dignity, JASA
    Maria Lever, LMSW, Partners in Dignity, JASA

    Case Management

    This workshop will explore the role of the case manager and the required professional qualifications. It will answer the questions: Do I need a case manager and how can I find one?

    Jolene Boden, LCSW, Long Island, JASA

    **Four (4) Continuing Social Work Education Credits are available**
    Price for Members:
    Tickets & Fees
    Professionals: $40
    Caregivers & Students $0
    Fee for four (4) hours of Continuing Social Work Education Credits $35
    Breakout Sessions
    Workshop 1: Stress Management for Caregivers
    Workshop 2: Advance Care Planning
    Workshop 3: Case Management