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The Caregiver Community Conference



Online Registration is closed. You may register at the door. According to the AARP, every day in the United States, 8,000 people turn age 65 and this trend will continue over the next 20 years. Our aging population is already having a tremendous impact on our health care systems, municipalities, workforce, and families. One group significantly affected by our aging population is adult-child caregivers – working age adults who are caring for aging parents or other family members. In the US, an estimated 10 million adults are family caregivers to their parents facing tremendous personal, career, financial, health, psychological, and social challenges as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. Are you an adult-child caregiver or other family caregiver? Would you benefit from information, resources, and support about family caregiving? If so, this conference is designed just for you! Join other adult-child caregivers from across North Carolina for a conference addressing information and resources about health and medical issues, financial and legal issues, housing resources, and family issues all focusing on the needs of adult-child caregivers.


  • Describe some of the common emotions experienced by dementia caregivers.

  • Describe how the journey as a dementia caregiver is characterized by grief and loss.

  • Review documents and consequences of not having the correct documents.

  • Explain how planning with documents works with asset structure.

  • Provide an overview of Medicare including information about when and how to enroll, important decisions and choices, beneficiaries and caregivers' need to consider, and how Medicare works with other insurance, such as Employer Group Health Plans.

  • Discuss the differences between Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Advantage Plans.

  • Discuss information about Medicare services and benefits, the costs associated with Medicare, and the Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs.

  • Identify who pays first when a beneficiary has insurance in addition to Medicare.

  • Describe the various challenges a caregiver for a loved one with dementia will face along with specific measures to manage these challenges successfully.

  • Identify potential resources to improve successful outcomes in home- setting dementia care.

  • Identify the physical and mental changes that often occur with aging.

  • Recognize the warning signs that may indicate a greater potential for having a motor vehicle crash.

  • Describe how to have the conversation with your loved one in regards to retiring from driving.

  • Identify the potential risks for falls in a senior’s home and community.

  • Discuss practical solutions to prevent falls.

  • Provide an overview of Matter of Balance Exercises.

  • Discuss major symptoms of depression and anxiety in the elderly.

  • Explore treatment strategies, including tips for family members dealing with a loved one’s depression or anxiety.


Catawba Valley Health System
810 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Catawba, NC 28602

Contact Person

Lori Crutchfield, Associates