Evelyn Laureano, PhD., a Wurzweiler alumna, emphasized the importance of caregiving in her opening remarks.
Caregiving has always been a universal experience… In this day and age, caregiving has become more than a personal family issue, it is a social cause, an essential element of out health and long-term care system and a concern to policymakers, politicians, employers, insurers, and health care providers.
A panel of experts, caregivers and care recipients spoke about their personal experiences and engaged in questions and dialogue with the conference participants.
Topics covered included
- cultural variations in providing and receiving care,
- the impact on nursing home placement on both giver and recipient of care,
- caregiving at a distance,
- and immigrant caregiving.
These and other topics continued to be discussed in small groups. (Watch for a follow-up on these discussions later in the summer).