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Cruising through Caregiving-Reducing the Stress of Caring for a Loved One – Caregiver Smile Summit
Jennifer Fitzpatrick is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit.
On a scale of 0-100 is your stress level 150? Caregiving for a loved one who has acute or chronic illness is no vacation…but you can choose to cruise more smoothly through the process. This presentation will help family caregivers identify some of the major stressors involved in caregiving.
Jennifer is the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., a full service healthcare education organization. With over 20+ years experience in healthcare, Jennifer is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program.
She appears frequently in the media and has been featured on ABC, CBS, Univision, Sirius XM and in Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post and many more. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) worldwide. Her first book, Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One helps family caregivers and is also a resource for healthcare professionals who want to set better boundaries with patients.
An International Perspective on Caregiving – Africa – Caregiver Smile Summit
We welcome JUDE KANU CHIBUIKE to the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Caregiving is not a common term in Africa. No one talks about caregiving in Africa even though it is taking place on behalf of children, disabled and the elderly. Africans are yet to realise that anyone who is involved in providing care is a caregiver. Our experts happens to be a professional caregiver in Africa who saw the need to advocate for the people in his society who are incapacitated especially the elderly. Unfortunately, the journey has not been easy as so many factors affect the job or caregiving in Africa – from cultural believes, government neglect, caregiver burn out, poverty, security problems, and religious believes. Jude’s insights should provide a new perspective on caregiving for us in the U.S.
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Energy Practice – Relief from Caregiver Compassion Fatigue in Less Than 15 Minutes a Day – Caregiver Smile Summit
In this session of the Caregiver Smile Summit, we talk to Rima Bonario. You will learn about compassion fatigue and the anatomy of the body / energy body.
Caregivers can be more effective by making sure they are taking good care of their own energetic environment as well as protecting themselves from unfavorable energetic conditions in their environment. Rima will share how she has used these practices to support reducing stress in her life and share a set of five simple yet powerful practices called the SelfSET Technique that can support caregivers. Receive a link to her personal practice video.