Classroom Course » 2015 Caregiver Symposium - Rockford

Dates & Times:
October 15, Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hosted By:
Continuing Education Institute of Illinois

Registration is Closed


This dynamic educational event is intended for health and allied health professionals, offering valuable tools and resources to support professional, paraprofessional and lay caregivers in any setting. Join us to gain the most current information on compassionate care, elder abuse and self-neglect, physical activity and the older adult , brain health and aging, empowered patient care, managing challenging behaviors, and best self-care approaches. Caregivers in the community are also encouraged to attend this unique conference.



  • Recognize therapeutic approaches that can contribute to overall caregiver wellness.
  • Develop innovative strategies to reduce difficult behaviors during ADL care.
  • Identify effective interventions for caregiver stress and burnout.
  • Discuss the resources to address elder abuse and self-neglect.
  • Outline the complex issues of independence and sense of control with compassionate support.
  • List the steps necessary to improve communication with health care providers
  • Describe physical and cognitive activities that can be customized to meet individual needs.


Intended Audience:
  • Counselors (Clinical/Professional)
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses (RNs/LPNs)
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists and COTAs
  • Physical Therapists and PTAs
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory Care Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Others (please inquire)
  • Session Notes:
    The registration fee includes break refreshments, printed materials and continuing education credits/units.
    Wesley Willows - Rockford
    4142 Johns Farm Road.
    Rockford, Illinois Rockford, IL 61
    (815) 316-1500
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     Bruno  Cortis, MD 
     Steven Fox, DO 
     Jason Lohmeyer, MSN, RN, CHPN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC 
     Pamela Macfarlane, PhD 
     Katherine  Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW 
     Holly  Zielke, MA 
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