Wellness Post-Summit Reflection & Thank You
Services would like to extend a sincere thank you to our summit speakers,
sponsors, advocates, and attendees for their contributions to a successful Caregiver Wellness Summit in
Omaha, Nebraska on November 15-16, 2018. The Summit brought together key stakeholders across a broad range of
community and business sectors including: policy-makers, community leaders,
business leaders, governmental program advocates, researchers, spiritual
leaders, military veterans,
home care aides, nursing assistants, and family caregivers.
Under the conference theme –
“There is Honor in asking for Help ®” - an interactive workshop titled Why we Care, Why we Stay,
Why we Leave was facilitated by
Dr. Eboni Green. Following a brief introduction to the challenges that working
family and frontline caregivers face in accessing proper supports in the
workplace, summit attendees were divided into working groups.
Did you know? Access to Support for Working Caregivers
group was then tasked with addressing
four important questions including:
- What qualities make the best caregivers?
- What tools/supports
do caregivers need to be effective?
- How can employers best support employed
- If you could design a caregiver-friendly healthcare system
what would it look like?
Two working groups were formed and allotted time to
carefully discuss and answer the questions. Each of the working groups selected
one member to record and another to report the group findings. Each group then
shared their team’s responses during a discussion involving all summit members. One important
theme became apparent. We can and must do more to support
caregivers and if we intend to achieve this goal, we must disrupt caregiving! As a direct result of the discussions that occurred during the summit a
seven-question survey was designed to refine the definitions, attributes, and
supports caregivers need to be successful in the workplace – we need your help!
Together, we can change the healthcare system so that family and frontline
caregivers are empowered and feel valued!
Watch the Disrupting
Participate in the Disrupting Caregiving Survey and enter to win
a Free Caregiver Wellness bag!
are invited to participate in the Disrupting Caregiving Survey. The survey is comprised
of seven brief questions that represent the collective ideas shared by
participants during the Caregiver Wellness Summit. Once
you have made your selection. Please proceed to the remaining questions. You
are invited to answer each of the questions honestly keeping in mind that there
are no right or wrong answers. Your answers are completely confidential, and
your information will not be shared. At the end of the survey you may
choose to provide to your name and address to enter to win a free Caregiver Wellness tote filled with a variety of useful
resources! We will draw two names each week and winners will receive a
Caregiver Wellness bag. Your contact information is only required if you wish
to enter the drawing. We hope that you will participate
in this important and confidential survey!
Thank you to our Corporate Members!