August 10, 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Schmeiding Home Caregiver Training

Schmeiding Home Caregiver Training

By Sherry White, MNSc, RN-BC, Project Director, Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Replication Project

Robin Mcatee, PhD, RN, FACHE, Associate Director of the Arkansas Aging Insttitute at UAMS announces that November is National Family Caregivers Month. The theme selected by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is “Take Care to Give Care”.  In celebration and recognition of Family Caregivers across Arkansas a variety of events are planned throughout the state in Little Rock and at each of the UAMS Regional Centers on Aging.

Statewide activities will begin with Geriatric Grand Rounds on November 9th at the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium on the topic of Caregiver Health.  The presenter is John Schall, President and CEO of the National Caregiver Action Network.  Following Mr. Schall will be presentations from other distinguished guests including Joel Hopper with the Kimberly Clark Corporation.  Kimberly Clark is recognized worldwide for their work and contributions in support of working caregivers.  Mr. Hopper will provide information on their new employee education program called Caregiver Ally.  The Governor and his wife have been invited to participate and have been asked to proclaim November National Family Caregivers Month in Arkansas.  A tour of the Reynolds Institutes’ Schmieding Care house will follow.

On November 10th and 12th, Gary Barg, author and publisher of Today’s Caregiver Magazine will present “Become a Fearless Caregiver” Workshops in Hot Springs and Little Rock.  Mr. Barg will engage families in discussions about issues surrounding caregiving and a panel of local experts will field questions from attendees.

Additional details on dates and times and a full list of statewide events will be available soon.  For additional information on Schmieding Home Caregiver programs and offerings go to www.uamscaregiving.org

Questions may be directed to Sherry White, MNSc, RN-BC Project Director, Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Replication Project.