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 Elder Care And The Women

On Tuesday, May 10th, Provider magazine will host the next Twitter chat on Elder Care and the Women at 1 PM Eastern Time. Follow along on Twitter using #ProviderChats. During this hour we will discuss the role and importance of female caregivers both in the family and the professional roles. We will hear from experts who talk about innovative ways to provide respite care for the working women who are also the family caregivers.  We will also discuss the way the US is managing aging and elder care services and how we compare to others.

There is also the important role that employers play with regard to time off, educational programs and non-financial support that is needed. This is sure to be an informative discussion with a guest panel of experts to guide us. We will also have nursing staff and providers join the conversation with the expertise from the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The panel will also include: 

Ellen BelkEllen Belk, CDP is president of Keep In Mind Inc., specializing in holistic dementia care solutions and caregiving resources. With more than 15 years of professional dementia care leadership, Belk is known for her operational expertise, executive leadership development, creative activity initiatives and caregiver training. 

She authored the 360° Dementia Care Operational Manual™ for professional dementia care partners who seek a comprehensive operational tool that exceeds industry expectations. 

As a recognized innovator, her large-scale signature activity programs have garnered high praise from industry leading dementia care providers like Atria Senior Living, Milestone Retirement Communities and The Alexian Brothers Healthcare System. 

A captivating and motivational communicator, Belk empowers all caregivers to seek simple solutions to the complexities of dementia care. Her four pillar holistic philosophy recognizes: environment, communication, nutrition, and activity. 

Belk’s holistic approach to dementia care evolved through her years of experience on the frontlines of care. She’s motivated to share her holistic philosophy with both professional and family care partners after witnessing far too many cases of toxic medications and overstimulating care environments triggering negative outcomes.

Robin HillierRobin L. Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA, RAC-CT, is a health care executive dedicated to post-acute and long term care. Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of facility operations, including ownership roles. She is currently the director of reimbursement and quality metrics for Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, Ohio; co-owner of Quality Life Services, a home health agency; and president of RLH Consulting, which provides operational and reimbursement consulting to providers of skilled nursing, assisted living and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Hillier was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 2010, and currently serves as secretary/treasurer. She is past chair of both the Ohio Health Care Association and its’ educational foundation. She also serves on the AANAC expert advisory panel. She was a 2015 recipient of the Joe Warner Patient Advocacy award and the 2004 OHCA President’s award. She is a graduate of both the AHCA Future Leader and Political Ambassador programs, and represented AHCA at the 2014 White House Summit on Working Families.

Nancy KrisemanNancy

L. Kriseman, L.C.S.W, is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with older people and their families for over 30 years. Nancy is currently in private practice and presents workshops on caregiving, loss and grief and dementia across the country. As an adjunct faculty member at Kennesaw State University and Mercer University, she taught courses on aging and death and dying. She has published two books, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey, Feb 2014, Roman and Littlefield publishers & The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare: A Training Guide for Professionals and Families 2005 Health Professions Press. Nancy has a Masters in Social Work and Specialist in Aging Degree from the University of Michigan, 1982. She has her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida, which she obtained in 1979.  

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