CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A caregiving situation is an isolating and lonely experience. To connect those who care with a community of support, CareGiving.com and The Center for Family Caregivers will host the First Annual National Caregiving Conference on December 2 and 3 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd in Chicago.
The conference will feature three educational tracts – one for family caregivers, one for former family caregivers and one for professionals. Professionals (nurses, nursing home administrators, physical therapists and social workers) can receive 6.5 continuing education hours for attending the Saturday conference. "We want to spark important conversations about what we need as family caregivers and former family caregivers in our communities, our workplaces and our health care system," explains Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com and the Executive Director of The Center for Family Caregivers.
"Attending the conference in Chicago will give me a chance to glean resources from outside my area," says Christine Certain, who cares for her grandmother and her father. "I hope to gain encouragement through the seminars, bond with my fellow caregivers that I have met on CareGiving.com and make new friends as we share our stories."
"I am attending the conference to gather with other family caregivers, to meet people I have met on CareGiving.com, who are more like family to me, and to be part of what I know will be a very memorable experience," adds Lillie Fuller, who cares for her mother and previously cared for her father and her grandmother.
The cost for family members and former family caregivers to attend the all-day conference on December 3 is $20. Our sponsors, including Eli Lilly, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Seniorlink, CareZips® and eCareDiary, make it possible to keep registration costs as low as possible.
Family caregivers, former family caregivers and professionals also can attend pre-conference intensives on Friday, December 2. Professionals also can earn as many as 4 continuing education hours by attending the intensives.
For more information, including how to register and become an exhibitor or sponsor, visit http://www.caregiving.com/national-caregiving-conference-hub/.
About The Center for Family Caregivers
The Center for Family Caregivers supports and helps those who care for a family member or friend with a chronic illness or disability. Through the Center's CareGifters program, we send $500 to a family caregiver in need as often as we can. In addition, we educate and support family caregivers, former family caregivers and the individuals who work with them through events and conferences.
Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996. CareGiving.com was the first website to add online caregiving support groups, daily caregiving chats and blogs written by family caregivers. Through its blogs posts, podcasts and video chats, CareGiving.com holds one of the largest online libraries of caregiving stories.
Denise M. Brown
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