There is Honor in Asking for Help® Caregiver
Wellness Summit - 2018
The There is Honor in Asking for Help® campaign's mission is
to advocate and support frontline caregivers who are caring for a loved one and/or
client to remain employed and productive in the workplace. Our specific focus is on frontline caregivers who are
double duty (i.e., working in the
healthcare field as a nursing assistant, home care aide, personal assistants,
and volunteers and who also care for a family member).
The role of family and
frontline caregivers has become increasingly important in meeting the needs
of the growing aging population. In fact, many family and frontline
caregivers are stretched thin as they work in the healthcare field as a
nursing assistant, home care aide, personal assistant, or volunteer while
also caring for a family member or close friend. Caregivers who are doing
double duty are at an increased risk for negative physical and emotional
health outcomes, and many find that they are burned out.
The aging population is expected to double by
2060 while at the same time the pool of individuals available to provide care
is expected to sharply decline. For example, there are currently over 33
working- age people for each of the 85 and over group, this ratio falls to
fewer than 13 in 20461. Why is this important? There will be
significantly fewer caregivers (both family and frontline) from which to draw upon.
In fact, recruitment and retention of quality frontline caregivers is a global
issue that mirrors the issue of the burgeoning aging population both in
complexity and importance. No longer can the unmet needs of this very important
population be overlooked as they are the linchpin of the long-term care system.
Caregiver Support Services recognizes the need
to empower family and frontline caregivers to advocate for a supportive
workplace where retention of quality caregivers is the focus and where
there is an environment that fosters the achievement optimum wellness. The "There
is Honor in Asking for Help" ® Caregiver Wellness Summit is designed to
increase awareness of the importance and absolute honor in asking for help to
ease possible burden among family and frontline caregivers.
The "There is Honor in
Asking for Help"® Caregiver Wellness Summit is scheduled for Thursday November
15th and Friday November 16th. The
Summit will be held at the Marriott in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. During the two-day
summit participants will be engaged in the sharing of best practices, personal
experiences, and interactive activities that will be the foundation for
implementing caregiver- friendly workplace wellness initiatives, in their
If you are a Linchpin Caregiver (a caregiver who is
doing double duty i.e., working in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant,
home care aide, personal assistant, or volunteer, while who also caring for a
family member or friend) this summit is for you! Family caregivers,
frontline caregivers, nurses, social workers, human resource managers, and
volunteers are also invited to attend. We plan to engage in meaningful dialogue
about how caregivers can be better supported in the workplace. This important Caregiver Wellness Summit promises to be an experience that you will
not soon forget!
make the most out of the Caregiver Wellness Summit, book your accommodations through the Caregiver Support
Services' Hotel Room Block. Doing so is the only way to ensure that you
receive all conference-related benefits, notifications and welcome
information from Caregiver Support Services upon check-in.
The deadline to
receive a Caregiver Support Services'-designated room rate is Friday November
Coming soon! Please check back for what will be
two power packed days of engaging conversation, meaningful interactions,
pampering, and fun!
Are you interested in
becoming a sponsor? Please contact us to request a sponsorship package.
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as they become available.
come back and visit us soon!
1Ortman, J. M., Velkoff, V.A., & Hogan, H.
(2014). An Aging Nation: The Older
Population in the United States. Population Estimates and Projections. Current