Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2019

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  • Caring for the Caregiver Conference 2019

    Friday, November 8, 2019
    8:30am - 1:30pm

    Gurwin Jewish Family of Healthcare Services
    Fay J. Lindner Residences
    50 Hauppauge Rd, Commack, NY

    Social Workers will receive 4 CEUs for this conference. Please bring your license number to receive credit.
    United Jewish Appeal - Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#0289).

    Conference Schedule


    8:30am - 9:00am
    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:30am Greetings and Welcome

    Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Senior Director Palliative Care Supportive Services, JASA
    Alan Cohen, MPA, Chief Program Officer, JASA
    Stuart B. Almer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gurwin Jewish Family of Healthcare Services

    9:30am - 11:20am Keynote Presenter

    Tara Anglim LCSW-R, ACHP-SW, Director Patient & Family Centered Care, Caregivers Center, Peconic Bay Medical Center-Northwell Health

    Tara Anglim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Social Work. She has spent her career working with families in a variety of clinical settings. She has done extensive work in private practice with expertise in trauma, abuse, attachment, loss, and grief. Her passion has always been to strengthen and support families. Tara began at Peconic Bay Medical Center in February of 2013, where she served as the Associate Director of Palliative Care Program, which received Joint Commission Certification in November 2017. Tara’s experience there also included piloting a new model for in-home palliative care, developing staff and community MOLST education, establishing the hospital’s first family caregiver support program and developing the hospital’s first bereavement plan of care. In April of 2018, Tara transitioned into a new role and started a new department where she is currently the Director of Patient and Family Centered Care. In this new role, she established and opened the first hospital-based Caregivers Center on Long Island dedicated to the support of family caregivers.

    Keynote Overview: Family Caregiving: Bridging the Gaps

    Objectives:
    - To understand the role of the family caregiver: past, present and future.
    - To identify gaps/barriers in the healthcare continuum that exist today in supporting family caregivers.
    - Understand caregiver stress and fatigue and identify key risk factors.
    - Explore innovative interventions to support family caregivers and reduce caregiver burden/stress.

    11:20am -11:35am   Break

    11:35am - 1:15pm Concurrent Sessions

    Workshop 1: Getting to Know Your Community Programs

    Presenter:
    Jeraldine Fedoriw, LMSW,
    Chief Adult Day Officer, Gurwin Adult Day Health Program

    Objectives:
    - Learn the value of respite, social, and medical adult day programs.
    - Identify various community programs available that benefit the client and their caregiver.

    Workshop 2: Caregiving When There Are Brain Changes: Symptoms and Strategies Across the Continuum of Cognitive Decline

    Presenter:
    Alana Rosenstein, LMSW,
    NNORC Director, Mid-Island Y JCC

    Objectives:
    - To understand that cognitive changes are the result of physical and biochemical changes in the brain that are beyond the person’s control.
    - Overview of “stages” of progression (early stage, moderate stage, and late stage) and strategies to cope.

    Workshop 3: When a Loved One Has a Serious Illness (Advance Care Planning)

    Presenters:
    Lori Hardoon, LCSW,
    Senior Director, Palliative Care Supportive Services, JASA
    Maria Lever, LMSW, Clinical Supervisor, Long Island Center for Dignity and Support, JASA

    Objectives:
    - Identify skills and strategies for both caregivers and professionals to help individuals and their families manage end of life issues.
    - To understand advance care planning and explore the importance of having the conversation.

    Workshop 4: Caring Through Dementia: No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This

    Presenter:
    Heidi R. Weiss, LMSW, MHA,
    Healthcare Social Worker, Jewish Programs at Westchester Jewish Community Services

    Objectives:
    - Through the lens of the caregiver of a Person With Dementia (PWD), we will identify ways caregiving impacts the health of caregivers and ways caregiving impacts finances.
    - Identify several gaps in services and ways to help support caregivers.

    Workshop 5: Creative Self-Care for Caregivers and Professional Caregivers

    Presenters:
    Sheila Felice, LCSW-R, OSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Maribeth McKeever, LCSW-R, ACHPSW, Director of Bereavement Services, Good Shepherd Hospice

    Objectives:
    - Review current data regarding impact caregiving and increase awareness of the benefits of creative self-care practice on overall wellness.
    - Completion of a creative therapeutic activity promoting self-care and resilience.

    1:15pm - 1:30pm Collection of Evaluations and Sign out for CEUs


    Conference Parking (shuttle buses will be provided to the conference): 
    Temple Beth David
    100 Hauppauge Road
    Commack, NY 11725

    For more information contact:

    Lori Hardoon, Senior Director, 347.547.7127 | LHardoon@jasa.org
    Maria Lever, Clinical Supervisor, 347.547.7176 | MLever@jasa.org
    Price:
    Price for Members:
    Registration Fee (please select one)
    Professionals $40
    Students $15
    Caregivers $0
    Workshops (please select one)
    Workshop 1: Getting to Know Your Community Programs
    Workshop 2: Caregiving When There Are Brain Changes: Symptoms and Strategies Across the Continuum of Cognitive Decline
    Workshop 3: When a Loved One Has a Serious Illness (Advance Care Planning)
    Workshop 4: Caring Through Dementia: No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This
    Workshop 5: Creative Self-Care for Caregivers and Professional Caregivers

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