DMS in the house at the Fearless Caregiver Conference
Our very own Dr. Jon Segal has been invited to a new edition of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences. This event has been attended previously by Henry Winkler himself. Putting two and two together, that means Dr. Jon is just about as cool as The Fonz. This edition of the conference will take place in Boca Raton, Florida (Embassy Suites Hotel 661 NW 53rd Street Boca Raton, FL 33487 to be precise), and it will be hosted by Gary Barg, editor in chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine -which has had its cover graced by the likes of the aforementioned Fonzie, and actors Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Louis Zorich (Mad About You), Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck), and country singer Clay Walker.
Today’s agenda includes registration in exhibit area, expert Q&A panel, networking for exhibitors, lunch/guest speakers/awards, and fearless caregiver training. In the question and answer session, a panel of expert caregivers will take questions from the audience and provide advice on subjects like respite alternative, financial and legal issues, persuading an aged parent to stop driving, Alzheimer’s care, grandparent caregiving and depression, stress management, and adult daycare services. Moreover, the fearless caregiver training will feature Gary Barg educating the attendees on how to become an essential asset in their loved ones’ care team, using journaling, respite and the Reverse Gift List as well as learning to create a personal family team.
Additionally, attendees will learn time-tested ‘time-off techniques,’ professional advice on coping with depression and stress, and hands-on insight from local caregiving experts. This conference is a great learning and sharing resource for parents, spouses, social workers, care managers, adult children, nurses, case managers, volunteers, doctors, and anyone who falls into the category of caregiver. That is, someone who is responsible for financial decisions accounting for about $47,000 a year and that affect two persons’ income, in order to purchase goods and services such as medical and pharmaceutical bills, insurance, and medical supplies.