NCC19 Presenter: Lenore Tracey

RachelHiles
Photo: Lenore Tracey, 2019 National Caregiving Conference PresenterLenore Tracey is the Eldercare Practice Leader at Torchlight. She has been writing about eldercare issues for almost two decades, and has been a caregiver for her entire adult life. For 14 years, she cared for her mother, who died of Alzheimer's disease in 2018.

In 2015, Lenore joined Torchlight to be a part of the company's efforts to provide a comprehensive online support platform to working caregivers across the country. At Torchlight, she shares information through written materials and webinars, as well as hosting Torchlight's podcast, Eldercare Illuminated.

In her work at Torchlight, Lenore routinely speaks to caregivers who are struggling with both the practical and emotional aspects of caring for and about an aging or ill spouse, friend, or family member. Through her writing, speaking and coaching, Lenore emphasizes the importance of person-centered care and advocacy to create a successful and meaningful caregiving experience for individuals and their families.

Join Lenore for her presentation at our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Advocate and Change Agent: Making a Difference One Person at a Time
Friday 5 p.m.
When your loved one has Alzheimer's and you are her caregiver, you are on a road with no map, few signs, and no rest stops. During this “trip of a lifetime,” it increasingly becomes your responsibility to make sure your loved one gets where she needs, what she needs, and what she wants in order to move forward safely, while preserving quality life as much as possible.

That’s where advocacy comes in. Advocacy is one of a caregiver's most important jobs. Unfortunately, too many people are unsure about their loved one's rights, uncomfortable asking for what they or their loved one needs, and unaccustomed to making and following up with formal complaints. It’s especially hard to speak up if you feel that doing so may put your loved one at risk. This is true even when you know more or better than the paid caregivers in your loved one’s life!

Through sharing her family’s story of caring for a vibrant, retired college professor living in her own home when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Lenore examines the caregiver's role as advocate.

By drawing on her and her mom's journey through a succession of living situations, ranging from independent living, to assisted living, to memory care, and finally to bringing a loved one into your family home, Lenore will help you:

  • Understand your loved one's rights

  • Advocate effectively for a loved one who lives in a facility

  • Decide if and when to move a loved one - perhaps to live at home with you

  • Say no – and get what you want

  • Broaden the scope of your advocacy


The power of advocacy is tremendous, and its effects are widespread – with many positive unintended consequences that help others. This presentation gives you the information and tools you need to speak up and to solve problems quickly and confidently. Skill-building exercises included.



We are so very grateful for the support of the following sponsors of our National Caregiving Conference,
especially Embracing Carers™, this year's supporting sponsor:



~ NCC19 Agenda ~ Meet Our Presenters ~
NCC19 Virtual Registration ~ NCC19 In-Person Registration (Chicago) ~
~ Hotel Reservations ~ NCC19 Volunteer Registration ~ Sponsor or Exhibit ~
~ Testimonials ~ Virtual Caregiving Summit ~

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