The Family Tree was founded as a non-profit agency in 1979, thanks to the vision and volunteers of Junior League of Lafayette. The initial goal was to strengthen families in order to build a stronger community and we’ve done just that – and more.
Over 40 years later, The Family Tree is hosting it’s second Summit on Elder Care. The Elder Care Summit will provide 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 speaker will address the challenging experience of elder care and share tools, identify resources, and discuss various elder care scenarios so that attendees can better understand the stressors, struggles, and everyday difficulties of both early and late stages of aging.
Four thoughtfully crafted sessions lead by local industry professionals will go deeper into various topics and allow for Q&A from participants. Session topics will address Family Dynamics & Emotional Care, Medical Needs & Advocacy, Legal & Financial, and In-Home Care & Institutions.
Participants will also be able to network with regional vendors throughout the day to learn about the offerings and options in Acadiana.
Friday, August 7, 2020 from 8:30am–2:30pm – Doors open at 7:30am
1 Local Keynote Speaker – 4 Topical Sessions – Regional Vendors
Tickets are $40 for General Admission or $65 for Admission + CEU credits available
Complimentary Parking in the Olivier Parking Tower and Earl K. Long Parking Lot
Lunch and light refreshments provided
Dr. Britini Hebert, M.D. is a native of Lafayette, La, who specializes in primary care medicine and has completed additional subspecialty training in geriatric care. She is double boarded in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Hebert graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Neurosciences. She earned her Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed internal residency training, chief residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine before returning to her home city to start her practice seven years ago.
Family Dynamics & Emotional Care – Lead by Breanna Spriggs, LPC – This session will discuss how caretakers and families can work together to ensure the social and emotional needs of the elder and the whole family.
Medical Needs & Advocacy – Lead by Christina Victor, PharmD – This session will discuss how caretakers and families can work with medical providers to ensure that they are making the needs of the elder known and properly addressed.
Legal & Financial – Lead by Jena Wynne, JD & Montgomery Gossen, CFP® – This session will discuss 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.
In-Home Care & Institutions – Lead by Jennifer Eisler, Right at Home Marketing Director & Kyla Louviere, Camelot Community Relations Coordinator – This session will discuss what can be done to accommodate the needs of an elder at home and when to consider an institution, as well as how to select one that is right for your elder.
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