Proposal submissions to present at the 2022 Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) conference are now being accepted!
The PIA Conference will take place on April 28, 2022. We will have virtual and in-person components to this conference. The topic is: The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care.
Caregivers of seniors have reported distress in dealing with a range of challenges throughout the pandemic. Since March 2020, they have dealt with the uncertainty of the disease progression, the possibility of direct exposure to COVID-19 at work, the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), overwhelming workloads, and physical exhaustion. After more than a year of trying to protect our most vulnerable citizens from this highly infectious disease, front-line workers may be experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and a desire to leave healthcare.
This conference will examine the effects that COVID-19 has had on caregivers of older adults, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Practical solutions will be offered, including self-care, discovering sources of energy and renewal, and how senior care organizations can care for those who care for others.
The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) conferences educate health professionals and care givers about current day needs and front-line solutions for older adults and their caretakers. The PIA provides forums for discussion and learning, including educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities designed to promote improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families.
For further information or questions, please email [email protected] or call 610-794-5132.
Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program.