18th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference

Join us on April 21 for an amazing, interactive, FREE training for direct care workers.

As the region's only free day of training for direct care workers, attendees will participate in interactive workshops to build professional and personal skills, demonstrations to develop techniques, and networking opportunities to share experiences with fellow caregivers.  Additionally, they will have an opportunity to learn about some of the best resources our community has to offer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees.

If you are a:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Home Care Aide
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Activity Assistant or Activity Director
  • Senior Companion
  • Paid or unpaid workers who assist older adults
this conference is for you.

We have an exciting day planned for conference participants.  During the morning session, participants will learn how to handle end of life issues, and during the afternoon, they will explore compassion fatigue and ways to avoid it.  Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to attend two of the following breakout sessions:

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: Understanding Your Client's Shocking and Hard to Understand Behaviors
Fran Floersheimer, LBSW, GA, CART, Geriatric Social Worker, UT Center for Healthy Aging

My Client May Be the Victim of Abuse - Now What?
Lori Albee, Community Initiatives Specialist, Adult Protective Services

Dealing with Difficult Families Without Losing the Client
Sarah Guest, Community Relations Director, Colonial Oaks Braeswood

The Dementia Experience
Andrea Williams, Sheltering Arms Senior Services/Neighborhood Centers Inc.

How to Afford to Do the Work You Love
Richard Simonds, MSW, Director, THRIVE Connection, Family Services of Greater Houston and  
Cynthia Tilford, Financial Education Consultant, Financial Fundamentals

Transferring without Back-Breaking
Cheryl McClure, Assistant Administrator, You’re First and LaDonna Williams, Owner, DreamCare, 

Please check back for additional conference details.  For more information, contact Tammy Mermelstein, Program Manager, at 713-685-2812, tmermelstein@careforelders.org or visit www.careforelders.org/conference.

This conference is made possible with the support of the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and United Way of Greater Houston.

Click HERE to Register.  

Highlights from the 2014 Conference

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