NCC19 Presenter: Michael Carducci

Rachel Hiles

NCC19 Presenter: Michael Carducci

Rachel Hiles
Photo: Michael Carducci, 2019 National Caregiving Conference PresenterMichael Carducci was a secondary caregiver for his seriously ill father for seven years; his wife Bobbi was the primary. Mike was also the “caregiver’s caregiver” for Bobbi. Mike has joined his wife in being an advocate for the in-home caregiver and speaks on issues that are unique to male in-home caregivers and also how to support a primary caregiver (be a caregiver’s caregiver). In addition, Mike has worked with local assisted living and memory care facilities with their 'Music and Memory' program. Mike has completed Caregiver Basic Training (Caregiver Training University), Empathy Music Detective Training (Alive Inside Organization) and is a member of the Processional Association of Caregivers.

Prior to being a caregiver advocate, Mike spent 31 years as a civilian federal employee with U.S. Department of Defense where he has received numerous awards and honors. In that capacity, he has had the opportunity to perform presentations on National Defense/Intelligence programs and issues to various heads of Federal Government Intelligence Agencies, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Congress (Armed Services and Intelligence Committees) and even the President of the United States.

Join Michael for his presentation at our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Issues Associated With Male Caregivers and Having Difficult Conversations
Friday 4 p.m.
Mike's presentation will focus on the issues associated with male caregivers and having difficult conversations with family and/or doctors. Specifically, some differences between male and female caregivers; (mis)perceptions of male caregivers; issues with female maintenance (bathing, undergarments, changing, etc.); keys to successful Doctor visits (has a male slant, however, this applies to females also); tough conversations with regards to legal issues, money (caree's finances and who handles what with regards to money), and reimbursement for care.

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 ~