This will be a virtual conference.
Caregivers of senior adults have reported distress in dealing with a range of challenges throughout the COVID-19 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, frontline workers may be experiencing secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and a desire to leave healthcare.
This conference will examine the effect 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.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.
The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) promotes improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families. The Institute is well-known for its innovative educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities.
Phoebe Ministries is able to provide this educational conference thanks to the continued support of our sponsors and donors. Please consider supporting Phoebe by clicking the link below. Thank you.
FIVE TOTAL HOURS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE DAY. Three credit hours are available for the morning, and two for the afternoon.
For questions or more information about the conference or sponsorships, please call 610-794-5152 or email [email protected].