NCC19 Sponsors and Exhibitors
NCC19 Sponsors and Exhibitors
We're so grateful to the sponsors and exhibitors of our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference that make our conference possible.
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.
Our commitment is rooted in the realization that many caregivers are in need of care. Caregivers are often so focused on the responsibility of caring for others that they have little time or thought for themselves.
Our aims include:--Collaborate with organizations to support caregiver initiatives
--Drive greater visibility and awareness of caregiver challenges
--Support increased policy attention and action
--Create innovative opportunities for healthcare system integration
Bronze Plus Sponsor
Wisdom of the Wounded is a ministry dedicated to helping others Care Well during life's difficulties. We provide podcasts, inspirational radio spots, informational articles, and educational workshops to help others confidently and effectively care for their friends, loved ones and neighbors who are experiencing an immediate crisis or long-term health issue. Visit wisdomofthewounded.com.
Carely is an award winning mobile application that allows families, friends, and care teams to share updates and information with each other. Unlike any other caregiving app, Carely has been widely adopted by long term care organizations, so families can easily connect with their loved ones care provider. Our app is ALWAYS free for families and there is no advertising or annoying in-app purchases. We're dedicated to improving the lives of family caregivers and we're constantly improving the app based on feedback from our users. We hope the app can be of help to you and your family! Visit www.care.ly.
We have develop an app that patients and caregivers can use to record conversations with their clinicians, regardless of setting (from home to hospital). Our app creates an indexed transcript of "medical moments" that can subsequently be shared with other care team members. We layer on health education related to key medical terms and plan to connect users to medical resources. In this sense, we aim to create a tool that can augment patient advocates and caregivers. Visit www.abridge.com.
We will be highlighting my book (The Caregiving Journey: Information. Guidance. Inspiration.) and our programs for employers. Visit www.TheCaregivingJourney.com.
Enjoy the sessions from the Fourth 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 11, 2019. Visit www.playbackcaregiving.com.
The Seniors Blue Book and SeniorsBlueBook.com provides seniors, caregivers and senior professionals a comprehensive source of services, senior housing options, resources and information that enrich the lives of our elder population. Each guide contains helpful information about community resources, home health, non-medical home care, hospce choices and all levesl of senir housing. Pick up a copy of Seniors BlueBook at your local Walgreens today. Visit www.seniorsbluebook.com.
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. Visit www.seniorlink.com.
To help family caregivers manage their responsibilities and keep their jobs, Caregiving.com and SeniorGuards have partnered to create a caregiving solution called SupportGuards. The SupportGuards benefit surrounds the family caregiver with a team of professionals, including consultants and lawyers, and with technology solutions to help ease the stress of the caregiving experience. Visit seniorguards.com.
Care Tank Sponsors
ianacare's mission is to encourage, empower, and equip family caregivers. We're focused on two major things in this first phase: 1) Changing the cultural conversation around caregiving with media, content, and marketing 2) Creating practical tools to help with the day-to-day activities. Our mobile app provides the emotional and practical help with the day-to-day logistics by mobilizing friends and family (co-workers, neighbors, paid help, etc.) to help with meals, rides, respite care, child care, pet care, house errands, and other. It replaces the need for group texts, multiple emails or google sheets, and any other updating or coordination platforms. This is an all-in-one solution to support caregivers. Visit www.ianacare.com.
In La'Kesh Studio Three offers yoga, belly dancing, meditation, tai chi, healthy cooking sessions, high vibrational art, aromatherapy and energy scans classes for all ages. Classes are live at our studio in Naperville, Illinois or Atlanta, Georgia, streamed into the home or recreational center while they are happening live in our studio, or on demand at a later date. We even do group and one on one sessions when scheduled. Visit www.inlakeshstudiothree.com.
Ageless Innovation is a global company devoted to reimaging how we positively live and age together by unleashing the power of play. With a firm belief that play has no age limit, the company leverages interactive play to improve emotional health and well-being among older adults. Visit joyforall.com.
The EAT Bar is a delicious, easy calorie snack for kids and adults who have difficulty eating or enjoying foods or keeping on weight.
The EAT Bar is the vision of a speech language pathologist who saw patients, families and caregivers struggle to find real food options that were both tolerable and satisfying.
We have four delicious flavors: Dark Chocolate, Strawberry, White Chocolate & Lemon. It is nut-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and Kosher. They are available for purchase at TheEATBar.com. Visit theEATbar.com.
Gillette TREO™ with built-in shave gel is the first razor specifically designed to shave someone else. Designed with caregivers, for caregivers, TREO features a safety comb that helps protect the skin and prevent clogging, an ergonomic handle for great comfort and control, and a special non-foaming gel that hydrates the hair – no water required. Visit gillette.com/en-us/products/razors-trimmers-and-blades/gillette-treo-razor-for-caregivers.
ACTA Publications is a producer and distributor of books on caregiving, dealing with grief and illness, and the spirituality of everyday life. Visit www.actapublications.com.
--Books, newsletter, workbooks, online education
--Speaking and workshops
--Support for caregivers in the workplace
We are a U.S.-based doll company, with our headquarters in Niles IL, that began more than 30 years ago with a passion for dolls. Since the company's inception, we have continuously earned industry awards for innovation and artistry. We provide high-quality dolls for adults, as well as an exclusive line for children and the older adult market. We also back our products with a 365-day, unconditional guarantee, the best in the business! Visit ashtondrake.com.
We provide amplified telephones at no cost to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Visit www.oeius.org.
CAREGIVING IS HARD. We don’t need to tell you that. We also don’t need to tell you that a nice hot bubble bath with that book you’ve been meaning to read—you know the one—will melt your stress away. Because, well, that’s pretty obvious. More importantly, though, that book hasn’t been read and that bath hasn’t been taken for a reason. It’s called not having time. You probably spend 30+ hours a week on caregiving (at least according to this AARP study). On top of a full time job, marriage, perhaps children and, you know, being a person. That’s where we come in. We’re here to be your caregiving best friend. To give you real, practical advice on how to save time, spend your money wisely, and stay sane, using technology already available to you. While we admit virtual reality is pretty cool, that’s not the kind of technology we’ll be talking about. Instead, we’ll take deep dives into apps like Shipt and Takl, actually using the tech ourselves, so you can start automating grocery shopping and other everyday chores. And then you’ll have enough time to, maybe not take a bubble bath, but at least take an extra long, extra hot shower (just being realistic here). So that’s what we do. But who are we? This is a project of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. Visit www.caregiversbestfriend.org.
Caregiving.com supports you during your caregiving experience and transforms your career after caregiving ends. Our training programs help you lead support groups, manage a family caregiver's To Do list and guide family caregivers with ideas, suggestions and resources. Visit www.caregiving.com.
Caregiving Pathways teaches family caregivers how to manage the hospital stay and prepare for the end of life. Visit caregivingpathways.com.
CareTree care management and coordination software will make your life easier - whether you’re caring for a loved one directly, have a hired a caregiver or are working with an agency. Visit web.caretree.me.
We are a national campaign that works to transform the long-term care system on a federal and state-by-state level. Excited to share information about our work and to give away tea made for caregivers. Visit www.caringacross.org.
Shirley Riga is a Caregiver Advocate, Author, Teacher, a Spiritual 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.” 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 workshops and empowerment circles in the New England area as well as one-on-one soul readings and guidance. Visit www.conqueringyourfears.com.
Doterra's passion is to help bring healing and hope to every family through the life-changing and life-enhancing benefits of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils are Providentially designed in such a way to support our body's systems to naturally relieve stress and promote wellness. Visit www.mydoterra.com/susannahobelman.
Short-stay in-patient behavioral unit for individuals age 65 and older in crisis--depression, aggression, hallucinations, anxiety. Visit GottliebHospital.org.
The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis, spinal cord injury, or mobility impairment as well as their caregivers and families by providing free comprehensive information, resources, peer support and referral services in order to achieve a better quality of life. Visit christopherreeve.org.
SelfCare Oasis is the home of Author Gael Chiarella Alba and The Yogi Caregiver podcast. Products and programs offer support to caregivers, their families and the teams they work with embracing a mind body spirit focus. Visit gael.info.
I am the owner and creator of seniorlivingsupport.com. A website/business focused on family members and caregivers navigating the process of finding senior living facilities and senior home care. My focus is on providing them with information that they need to know and much of it learned through my experience with my mom who has been in assisted care for 5 years. I do not make any money from companies for my assistance or from where they choose to live or seek help and I do not tell people where to go or what to do . I simply provide as much information as I can for them based on their needs and help them make their own decision whatever that is. I am a website with consulting services as an option. Visit www.seniorlivingsupport.com.
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.
The StewARTworks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support, information and resources for family caregivers of palliative care patients being treated for pain. The Foundation provides services through its website, a clearinghouse for resources and information; educational forums, classes and salons offer caregivers and the general public the opportunity to learn about the important role caregivers play in today's healthcare and how palliative care supports caregivers and patients navigating difficult health challenges; our unique fundraising model, a gallery event featuring the original artwork of Stewart B. Leavitt, encourages public discussion and shared information about care-giving, palliative care and pain management while raising funds for caregiver support programs. Visit stewartworksfoundation.org.
Pitch Contest Winners
AgileCare is an all one communication platform that empowers care teams to provide consistent, continuous data-driven care.PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY
With rapid population aging comes dramatic increases in long-term chronic conditions, dementia and the need for home care. People want to live in their own homes as long as possible, family caregivers need help, and success is contingent on a high-quality eldercare workforce with good communication among all members of the care team. This communication is essential for continuity of care and optimal outcomes. SOLUTION/PRODUCT
The AgileCare Saas Platform brings hand-written communication logs into the digital age, allows home care workers and other members of the care team to share vital information and best practices, and increase knowledge of the client’s life, values, and preferences so that person-centered care provided. These improvements can divert costly adverse events while improving the quality of care and life. The AgileCare Solutions platform will have a profound impact on long-term care delivery, cost and outcomes.
ChuckMates provides a solution and assistance for positioning, rotating and changing patients in bed. Visit chuckmates.com.
I’m Su Lambert, a Health & Life Coach for Family Caregivers. As "The Caregiver's Tapping Coach", I offer customized EFT Tapping Sequences designed to provide immediate relief from negative emotions like loneliness, overwhelm, anger and frustration (& more!), as well as physical sensations such as stress and anxiety. Visit www.SuLambert.com.
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