13th Annual Caregiver Conference
From Crisis to Confidence
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:30am - 3pm
Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
|8:30 - 9am||Registration Visit sponsor booths to win prizes!|
|9 - 9:45am||Keynote Speaker: Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News Reporter: "The Slow Medicine Movement"
On the eve of the Presidential election, hear about legislative and policy efforts to improve caregiving, palliative medicine, and our final years.
|10 - 11:00am||Session 1|
|11:00 - 11:15am||Break Visit sponsor booths to win prizes!|
|11:15am - 12:15pm||Session 2|
|12:45 - 1:30pm||Lunch Visit sponsor booths to win prizes!
**Prize drawings at 12:45pm, must be present to win**
|1:00 - 2:00pm||Session 3|
|2:00 - 3:00pm||Coffee & Conversation
Enjoy coffee and dessert while chatting with workshop speakers. Then take a tour of Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center.
|1||Coping with Cognitive Decline
Tonita E. Wroolie, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine; Linda Nastari, LCSWSpeakers will discuss how stages of cognitive decline limit a loved one's decision-making capacity, creating new challenges in a caregiver's roles and responsibilities. You will learn effective communication strategies and coping methods.
|2||Clarifying Concerns: The Outpatient Medical Appointment
Betsy Conlan, LCSW, Stanford Health CareCaregivers have a very brief time to consult with their loved one's outpatient providers. Learn expert strategies to help identify critical changes in your loved one’s health and create the foundation for a comprehensive patient profile and productive team meeting.
|3||Technology's Impact on Caregiving
Rajiv Mehta, Director, Atlas of CaregivingWho are the key members of your care network (family, friends, and professionals) and how can technology help keep everyone in sync? Learn a practical tool to map and assess your network, and discuss current technologies and future trends.
|4||Words Matter: Speaking Your Mind
Ruth Nemzoff, Author and Speaker on Family CommunicationsCreating your caregiver team requires productive conversations between members who need to let go of emotional baggage. The session speaker is an expert at helping caregiver teams cultivate effective communication skills, cut through conflict, and eliminate drama.
|5||Words of Wisdom: Meet the Experts
Nikki Hochhauser, Dir. of Business Development, Home Instead Senior Care; Kaye Sharbrough, Founder, Senior Seasons; Jo Maloney, Community Liaison, Nurse RegistryMeet with experts from home care, home health care, and residential placement services to learn how to get professional help for your loved one and respite for yourself.
|6||Your Golden Years? Caregiving and the Longevity Boom
Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, MD, Geriatrician, AuthorWe celebrate living longer, but for those enduring the “caregiver marathon," at what cost? This session will examine quality of life issues pertaining to long-term caregiving and decision-making within a culture fixated on anti-aging “cures." You’ll take away strategies for advance end of life care planning.
Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, MBA, Co-Founder, NeurocernMindfulness practice, combined with a neuroscience-based understanding of dementia and a person-centered care approach, can make all the difference in the life of the dementia care partner. You will learn basic principles and get a chance to practice some simple mindfulness exercises.
|8||Patient Rights and the Discharge Planning Process
Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Avenidas Care PartnersCaregivers will learn to effectively mediate and negotiate discharge plans. The speaker will also discuss insurance coverage for skilled and non-skilled services, ER Observation Status, patient rights and how to appeal the discharge under Medicare policies. Q&A
|9||Adult Day Health Care: Helping Families Thrive
Tom Pamilla, MSW, Avenidas Rose Kleiner CenterHear how this program can provide your loved one with quality care and you with some guilt-free time off. Learn about the range of services: nursing, social work, therapies, nutrition, socialization, and activities. Transportation and payment options will also be discussed.