THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 2nd Elder Care Summit hosted by The Family Tree on Friday, August 6, 2021, at the UL Student Union. The event was offered both in-person* and virtually, thanks to our generous Live Oak Sponsors who made these downloads possible!
Recordings of the presentations will be available for purchase soon!
The Elder Care Summit provided tools, guidance, support, and actionable steps to lessen frustrations and improve efficiency in the caregiving role for medical and familial persons and for the elder. The speakers addressed the challenging experience of elder care and share tools, identified resources, and discussed various elder care scenarios so that attendees could better understand the stressors, struggles, and everyday difficulties of both early and late stages of aging.
Please note, CEUs were available to those who attended the presentations on August 6, 2021, but are not available to anyone accessing the post-event downloads.
*All in-person education and learning adhered to the State of Louisiana COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
Check back in 2022 to learn about our plans for the next summit!
Sessions & Speakers
Keynote Address: Care of the Elderly – Dr. Britni Hebert, MD
Session #1: Legal & Financial – This session discussed what aspects of an elder’s legal and financial health that should be addressed now and what should be considered once health begins to decline. Speakers include Jena Wynne, JD & Montgomery Gossen, CFP®.
Session #2: In-Home Care & Institutions – This session discussed what can be done to accommodate the needs of an elder at home and when to consider an institutions, as well as how to select one that is right for your elder. Speakers include Jennifer Eisler (Right at home Marketing Director) & Kyla Pecoraro (Camelot Community Relations Coordinator).
Session #3: Medical Needs & Advocacy – This session discussed how caretakers and families can work with medical providers to ensure that they are making the needs of the elder known and properly addressed. Speaker is Christina Victor, PharmD.
Session #4: Family Dynamics & Emotional Care – This session discussed what aspects of an elder’s legal and financial health that should be addressed now and what should be considered once health begins to decline. Speaker is Breanna Spriggs, LPC.
Partners in Aging
Thank you to all of our Sponsors for their commitment to The Family Tree and Acadiana!
Partnership opportunities for the 2022 event are not yet open, but If you are interested in partnering for the event, please reach out to Executive Director Marie Collins directly.