Caring for an aging parent, spouse, loved one or close friend can be challenging. Often a crisis occurs, and suddenly you are faced with the responsibilities of elder care. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified this for many families who are struggling to access care and even spend time with loved ones. As a caregiver, where do you begin? How do you get the best care possible? What options and resources are available? Join us on Webex as three experts in caring for elders share information and resources on how to answer these and more questions caregivers need to know.
You will learn about:
• Resources at Baystate Home Health and Hospice
• Resources in the Community
• Residential Program Options from Independent Living to Dementia Care
Roxanna Harper, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations at Baystate Home Health and Hospice.Roxanna has worked with BHH for 28 years dedicating her career to caring for patients at home and most recently at end of life. Her mission is to keep patients where they are most comfortable and supporting families and staff to make that possible.
Elizabeth Dubinsky, LICSW at Baystate Home Health and Hospice.Elizabeth grew up in the Springfield area. Since becoming a social worker, she has dedicated her work life to supporting the elderly, people with chronic conditions, and their family/support network.
Beth Cardillo, LSW, M.ED. CDP, Executive Director at Armbrook Village Senior Living Residences,UMASS-Baystate PURCH Community Faculty Member, Dementia Specialist. Beth spent some of her working life assisting people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and opened the first State-funded TBI day program in the country in Westfield. Beth has worked with the senior population for the last 22 years and is the founder of the first dementia-friendly city on the East Coast.