Meet the sponsors and exhibitors of our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference. We’d love for you to join our list. Learn about sponsoring and exhibiting.

Title Sponsor

AARP

AARP’s vision for caregiving is to empower every family caregiver, with what they need, when they need it as they move through their caregiving journey.

Elite Sponsor

Lilly
For 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to develop and deliver trusted medicines that meet real needs. Our growing portfolio of medicines includes treatments in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular, diabetes, critical care, neuroscience, men’s health and musculoskeletal fields. Visit www.lilly.com.

 

Gold Sponsor

First Quality
The First Quality Group of companies are leading manufacturers of nondiscretionary consumer products, and market leaders that offer a diversified and complete product offering of high quality private label and branded products. Under the brand name Prevail, First Quality manufactures adult and youth disposable incontinence products. Prevail® is the #1 ranked protective hygiene brand in Healthcare* *in market share by both units sold and dollars spent, based on data from GHX covering the last 4 quarters reported (Q1’17-Q4’17), wherein Healthcare is defined as Home Healthcare and Long Term Care combined and protective hygiene is defined as absorbent products for the management of incontinence in adults. Visit www.Prevail.com.

Silver Sponsor

Embracing Carers
Embracing CarersTM aims to fill the need for better support and recognition of caregivers. We are focused on improving caregivers’ health and wellness, while increasing awareness and support for them within healthcare systems around the globe.

 

Henry Ford Health System
The Henry Ford C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Assistance Resources and Education) Program offers support for caregivers and their unique needs. Programs include art therapy, educational classes, and support groups for caregivers, a dance program for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and one-on-one Advance Care planning assistance. Let Henry Ford make caregiving easier. Call 313-874-4838, email CaregiverResources@hfhs.org, visit henryford.com/familycaregivers or join our Facebook group, Henry Ford Health System Family Caregivers.

SeniorLink
Seniorlink builds scalable care management solutions that combine care collaboration technology with care teams and the most reliable and trusted resource for care delivery: activated caregivers. The goal in supporting caregivers is to drive high-quality care and better outcomes at a lower cost across the health care system. Seniorlink’s unique in-home care management solution, Caregiver Homes, dedicates experienced care teams to work alongside caregivers and their families, offering coaching and support at every step. This model, known as Structured Family Caregiving, was the first home and community-based service in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) highest level of Accreditation for Case Management and is the only NCQA-approved provider for case management in all six states where it operates today.

seniors_blue_book-logoSeniors Blue Book
The mission of The Seniors Blue Book and SeniorsBlueBook.com is to provide seniors, caregivers and senior professionals a comprehensive source of services, senior housing options, resources and information that enrich the lives of our elder population while affording those businesses and individuals serving that population a unique medium to present their products and services.

PlaybackNOW
Enjoy the sessions from the Third Annual National Caregiving Conference from the comfort of your office or home. Whether you purchase our recordings to train your staff, to share with your support group, to better understand your experiences, or to learn how to effectively engage family caregivers, our recordings will provide the insights, information, and inspirations you need. Order today and take advantage of our special limited-time offer that expires on November 12, 2018. You’ll receive more than 50 session recordings and more than 40 hours of presentations. With our recordings, you’ll benefit from the finest collection of presenters in the industry. Visit www.playbackcaregiving.com/.

Society of Certified Senior Advisors
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) educates and certifies professionals who work with older adults through its Working with Older Adults education program and the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® credential. The CSA certification validates and gives confidence to both CSA professionals and the clients they serve. Older adults can be confident that CSA professionals are knowledgeable in the issues facing older adults and maintain the highest ethical standards. The Working with Older Adults education course gives aging industry professionals practical, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and resources to help them serve older adults more effectively. Visit www.csa.us.

Bronze Sponsors

American Advisors Group
Reverse mortgage solutions to allow clients to age in place/stay in their home. Visit www.aag.com

 

 

 

care4givers
Emotional and educational support for caregivers. Most notably, integration with smart watch and health apps to monitor stress levels with the ability to speak to someone immediately when the levels go above preset levels. The platform also includes webinars and on-demand videos helping caregivers learn the basics of caregiving and what to ask and expect during the different points of their care recipients’ journey. This is all included with a daily check in via text or phone call, on demand “Me” time as well as a medical appointment advocate for when you can’t be there. Visit care4givers.org.

Mindlight, LLC
Mindlight, LLC is focused on you, the caregiver. We are not focused on your Mom and Dad, after all, you have that covered. We are focused on you. Our IRIIS application for Android, iPhone, and on the web will assist you with inviting other helpers into your caregiving team, managing the day to day tasks and assigning them to your helpers, and storing important files in our virtual file cabinet. We will continue to add tools to guide you through your care journey.

Exhibitors

A Lonely Journey
This highly acclaimed book is a collection of journeys, as shared by caregivers of loved ones with dementia, in their own words. This sharing is intended to support other caregivers as well as to help family, friends, co-workers and employers understand the journey of a dementia caregiver. With numerous caregivers sharing their journey, you are sure to relate to many of the raw from the heart sharing that appears in this book. Visit journeypublish.com.

Aging Matters International
We will be highlighting my book (The Caregiving Journey: Information. Guidance. Inspiration.) which will launch at the conference. We’ll offer free downloads of the e-book to all attendees, and pre-promote for the hard copy, which will be available via Amazon from mi-November. We’ll also be promoting a system called “Joy Journal for Caregivers”. Visit www.TheCaregivingJourney.com.

Arden Courts of Northbrook
A memory care and assisted living facility. Visit arden-courts.com/northbrook.

AlzAuthors
Our mission is to raise understanding and awareness of Alzheimer’s and lend support to those whose lives have been touched by the disease. We strive to eliminate the stigma and silence often accompanying the diagnosis and enable caregivers and others to find written resources – memoirs, novels, nonfiction, children’s books, or blogs – which educate and enlighten about the disease process. Currently, 160 plus authors have contributed blogposts about the story behind their story and we feature a new book each week. Visit alzauthors.com.

Alzheimer’s Assn. Illinois Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is the leading volunteer health organization in Alzheimer’s disease care – serving 87 counties in Illinois, with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Peoria, Quincy, Rockford and Springfield. Since 1980, the Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes across the state. Visit www.alz.org/illinois.

Caregivestry
Caregivestry® is a one-of-a-kind gift registry for people who care. Family caregivers (or a representative) can create a caregiving registry from our selection of practical, delectable, educational, joyful, and stress reducing products and services. Caregivestry® is a wonderful way to:

  • Celebrate and encourage people who care for a family member due to aging, chronic disease, or disability
  • Offer an opportunity for family members, friends, and others to help in a fun and meaningful way
  • Ease the emotional and financial burdens of caregiving
  • Consider new ways of self-care that work in a caregiving situation

Visit www.caregivestry.com.

Clairvoyant Networks, LLC
The affordable Theora Connect™ wearable for care recipients, coupled with the powerful Theora Link™ Smartphone App for caregivers, provides a complete, pre-activated solution to enable care teams to stay connected with care recipients, understanding that family and professional caregivers cannot always be present 100 percent of the time. Theora Care is the first technology to use situational awareness – knowing how, when and where a care recipient may need attention. Situational awareness information provides peace of mind for caregivers, and independence for those aging in place, or with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Autism, and Parkinson’s where additional oversight is needed. Theora Care solutions support a care recipient’s desire want to live in their own home longer, pursuing their usual activities but with the added security of knowing their care partners know where they are and have direct communication. Visit www.theoracare.com.

Collis Curve
The Collis Curve Toothbrush Company delivers quality handmade toothbrushes that were especially designed with assisted brushing in mind. With two rows of long curved bristles and a short row in the middle, our toothbrush cleans all 3 surfaces of a tooth at once. Its multi-surface action makes it the perfect aid for those with limited dexterity. The Collis Curve Toothbrush can be scrubbed, vibrated, twisted, moved horizontally or vertically, and even chewed on and it will do the job right. Visit colliscurve.com.

Content X Design
Say Yes to Self-Care, while you care. We’ve put a whole new twist on adult coloring with our Mantra Mandalas®. We spin words into
colorable mandalas so you can color, meditate, and raise your vibe. We offer coloring books and online Coloring Circles so you can Connect, Download, Color, and Share. Visit www.contentxdesign.com.

Enlighten Eldercare
Enlighten Eldercare LLC provides education and training to professional and family caregivers. Our mission is: Equipping caregivers with knowledge and tools to enable successful caregiving for the elderly. Julie Boggess, owner, is a Certified Master Trainer for the AGE-u-cate Training Institute. Visit www.Ageucate.com.

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Geriatric Behavioral Health, Gottlieb Adult Day and Gottlieb Health & Fitness Center and our Caregiver Support Group. Visit www.gottliebhospital.org.

Have Health
At HaveHealth, we teach family caregivers how to manage the hospital stay. We work directly with patient families, and we help healthcare organizations develop educational and marketing materials for family caregivers. Visit www.havehealth.net.

Henri Nouwen Society
The Henri Nouwen Society has launched a new initiative Courage for Caregivers. Courage for caregivers is primarily directed toward ordinary people of faith engaged in giving care to family members at home or in nearby settings. Given the complexities of modern health care, and our great need for support amid the demands of caregiving, we trust that what is offered will also be useful to care professionals, care ministry teams, and family or friends who simply wish to understand and support caregivers they love who are “laboring in the trenches.” We are, after all, in this human predicament together. Courage for Caregiver resources will address the critical importance of self-care from a faith perspective, offering a range of flexible spiritual practices to nurture the inner life, enriched with wisdom from the renowned writer and teacher, Henri Nouwen. Visit www.henrinouwen.org/.

Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers
The book, Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers, is is an easy-to use manual that instructs you how to have the conversation about end of life wishes and concerns, and navigate the emotional and spiritual journey with your loved one. It offers clear instructions for giving the best care possible including how to control pain, address symptoms, and understand the dying process. Written by Katie Ortlip, a former nurse and 25-year social worker with hospice, and Jahnna Beecham, published author and caregiver for both parents, give solid information about the benefits of hospice and the myths that surround it. Visit livingwithdying.com.

Oak Trace
Oak Trace is a CCRC located in Downers Grove. We offer independent living, catered living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Visit OakTraceDG.com.

Room 217 – Care through Music
Room 217 is your one-stop shop for all things music care. We have music designed for palliative and end-of-life situations, a singing program created for people with dementia, and caregiver tools for 1:1 visits. We provide music education and training that helps caregivers integrate music into care. Visit www.room217.ca.

Senior Living Experts
Senior Living Experts is a free referral service that guides families through the overwhelming task of finding the right senior living solution for your loved one. Our advisors have over 125 years of combined experience and have helped hundreds of Chicagoland’s families over the years. Let us help yours! We work around your schedule and there are no obligations or fees. A Senior Living Expert will develop a personalized plan that addresses your senior’s specific requirements: geographical, medical, financial and other considerations. We narrow down the best options for you, arrange for community tours and accompany you on them to assure that you get all the facts that you need to make the right decision. We’re with you before, during and after a move. Visit www.seniorlivingexperts.com.

ShareTheCaregiving, Inc. aka Share The Care™
We provide education (professional trainings, workshops, presentations) about the Share The Care evidence-informed caregiving model. Email and telephone support. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for anyone who needs support and to reduce the stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship of their caregivers. Visit www.sharethecare.org.

Shirley Riga-Conquering Your Fears
Shirley Riga is a Caregiver Advocate, Author, Teacher and Spiritual Director. She has written two books, Tools for the Exceptional Parent of a Chronically-Ill Child and Tools for the Exceptional Caregiver (Strong Voices Publishing) A reader says, “The emphasis on taking care of one’s self in the midst of it all is a timeless and important lesson for all caregivers.â€ She is a Licensed trainer for Dr. Susan Jeffers’ groundbreaking work on Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® and applies this work to caregiving. Shirley offers fear-busting workshops both remotely and in the New England area as well as a monthly caregiver support group. She will have both books available for sale. Visit www.conqueringyourfears.com.

Simple Meds
Simple Meds℠ is a compliance packaging, full service pharmacy. Located in Indianapolis, IN, we are licensed in all 50 states. We work with most private insurance plans, including Medicare Part D and Medicaid (in some states). We do not charge extra for our packaging or shipping. We believe that by providing a meaningful service, such as compliance packaged medications, we can help individuals age-in-place more successfully. Medications are pre-sorted into packets according to the day and time they should be taken. For the client, family and/or caregiver – no more juggling multiple prescription bottles or pill boxes or planning transportation to the pharmacy. Let’s us manage the medications so you can do more of the important things in life! Visit www.simplemeds.com.