Keiro Genki Conference: Caregiver’s Edition

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Keiro LogoKeiro Senior HealthCare and the Westside Organizing Committee (which includes the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple), will be presenting a free conference on Sunday, April 27, at the Venice Japanese Community Center. The conference will address important topics such as family dynamics and communication, emotional stress and dignity in caregiving, hands-on caregiving demonstrations, aging in place, and more. Lunch, a resource fair, health screenings, and pre-scheduled consultations will also be provided. If you are caring for a parent or loved one, or know someone who is a caregiver, this conference is for you!

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Noon - 1:30 PMRegistration
Lunch & Resource Fair
1:30 PM - 4:30 PMProgram

Keynote Presentations

Family Dynamics in Caregiving

Christina Irving, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance
Are you caregiving from a long distance, thinking about having your parent move in with you, or having to make decisions for your loved one? These are common issues many caregivers go through which may create tension among other family members. Learn how caregiving affects family dynamics and how you can communicate with family members effectively.

I Am Somebody: Dignity in Caregiving

Frances Kakugawa, poet and author of Breaking the Silence: A Caregiver’s Voice
Come for a poignant, inspirational session which will remind you that you are not alone. Glean wisdom from a seasoned caregiver who has dealt with some of the same experiences, feelings, and struggles that you do – and triumphed.

Breakout Sessions

A. Hands-On Caregiving Demonstrations

Barbara Fukuji, P.T. , Whittier Hospital Medical Center
Cheryl Nakagiri, P.T., DG Therapy Group
Myra Chang, O.T., Ali Kamada, P.T., & Janis Ozaki, P.T., Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Learn how to assist your loved one safely and comfortably.

B. Age in Place

Kathleen Cole, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM & Shirley Nakaki, P.T., CAPS, ECHM
Home Accessibility Specialists and Partners in Adapt=Ability, Solutions for Accessible Living

Learn how to make your home work for you with a focus on safety, comfort and convenience while embracing the concepts of healthy aging.

C. Options and Resources for Long-Term Caregiving

Donna Benton, PhD, Co-Director, USC Family Caregiver Support Center
Learn what options are available for long-term care and how much they cost.

D. Health Care Reform and You

Brandon Leong, Community Resources Manager, Keiro Senior HealthCare
Learn how the Affordable Care Act impacts you and our community.

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