2017 Direct Care Workers Conference

Click HERE to register for a day of learning and celebrating direct care workers.

Join us on May 1, 2017 for the 20th annual FREE training for direct care workers.  This year's theme is iCare: Taking Direct Care to the Next Level.

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. Participants receive breakfast, lunch, a gift card for completing the day, and chances to win great door prizes, including a computer.

This conference is for you if you are a:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant 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
  • Manager or supervisor of direct care workers

Frontline Workers' Track includes workshops such as:
  • Real Life...Real Dilemmas (handling tricky situations)
  • Keeping Your Cool When You are at Your Wit's End (creating a self-care plan), and 
  • Promoting Client Physical Activity Through Texercise (using Texercise techniques in daily care)

Managers' Track includes sessions on transitioning from co-worker to boss and recognizing signs that staff need intervention or retraining.  

Register HERE.  

For more information, contact Tammy Mermelstein, Program Manager, at 713-685-2812 or tmermelstein@unitedwayhouston.org.

Conference Sponsorship Available

Get recognized for showing your commitment to a professional, well-trained direct care workforce.  Conference sponsorship opportunities start at $100.  Special and general sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Contact Tammy Mermelstein, Care for Elders Program Manager and Conference Chair at tmermelstein@unitedwayhouston.org or 713-685-2812 for more information and sponsorship benefits.

This conference is supported in part by the City of Houston acting as the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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