First Annual National Caregiving Conference Happens in Chicago on December 2 and 3

Denise

First Annual National Caregiving Conference Happens in Chicago on December 2 and 3

Denise
puzzle-1686917_640A caregiving situation is an isolating and lonely experience. To connect those who care with a community of support, Caregiving.com and The Center for Family Caregivers will host the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on December 2 and 3 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd. in Chicago.

The conference will feature three educational tracts -- one for family caregivers, one for former family caregivers and one for professionals who work with family caregivers. In addition, family caregivers, former family caregivers and professionals are invited to attend pre-conference intensives on the afternoon of Friday, December 2. Register to join us.

Professionals (nurses, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and social workers) can receive either 2 or 4 continuing education hours for the Friday pre-conference intensives and 6.5 continuing education hours for attending the Saturday conference. “We want to spark important conversations about what we need as family caregivers and former family caregivers in our communities, our workplaces and our health care system,” explains Denise M. Brown, founder of Caregiving.com and the Executive Director of The Center for Family Caregivers.

“Attending the conference in Chicago will give me a chance to glean resources from outside my area,” says Christine Certain, who cared for her grandmother and currently cares for her father. “I hope to gain encouragement through the seminars, bond with my fellow caregivers that I have met on Caregiving.com and make new friends as we share our stories.”

“I am attending the conference to gather with other family caregivers, to meet people I have met on Caregiving.com, who are more like family to me, and to be part of what I know will be a very memorable experience,” adds Lillie Fuller, who cares for her mother and previously cared for her father and her grandmother.

Our sponsors, including Eli Lilly, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Seniorlink, Right at Home, CareZips®, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, eCareDiary and BrightStar Care, make it possible to keep registration costs as low as possible.

Family caregivers who can't attend the event can watch Saturday's conference virtually at www.caregiving.com/ncc/.

Finally, family caregivers and former family caregivers who register to attend the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on or before November 21 will be entered into a chance to win $100. Ten cash prizes will be awarded.

We look forward to seeing you on December 2 and 3.

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