Web Conference Helps Family Caregivers

October 20, 2011
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To The Editor:

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, the nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Creating a Care Plan for Your Parents on Nov. 3, 2011, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work with care professionals to develop an effective plan of care for a loved one. Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts, and outline expected outcomes to ensure that a parent is cared for in the best manner possible. The event is free of charge to participants.

The web conference topics include setting up a successful plan, the plan components, implementation of care, managing expectations, care evaluation and warning signs.

Empowering family caregivers through the use of an effective care plan aids both adult children and their parentsA well-planned and monitored plan helps an aging parent to thrive, while remaining comfortable at home.

The event’s expert presenter is Bert Copple, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise located in Birmingham, Mich. This franchise has been named a Top 40 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press in 2010 and 2011. Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up today by visiting the registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

Sheila McMackin


National Private Duty Care Association

Indianapolis, In

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