Conference provides education on how to care for aging adults.
SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice and MAC, Inc. invite healthcare professionals and caregivers to “Healing Ourselves First: Resilience as our Greatest Clinical Competence.” The conference, which is planned for Thursday, June 14 at MAC, will feature Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham as the guest speaker.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. The presentation by Cheatham is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. at MAC, Inc., 909 Progress Circle in Salisbury. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Cheatham is the section leader of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Spiritual Caregivers Section. She is the author of Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life and Sharing Our Stories: A Hospice Whispers Grief Support Workbook. For more information about Cheatham, please visit carlacheatham.com
Cheatham will explain the differences between burnout and compassion fatigue, the triggers, the risks, how to avoid fatigue and the importance of boundaries and perception when caring for aging adults.
The cost to attend is $10 and the deadline to register is June 8. Registration can be completed online at http://coastalhospice.org/resilience. Continuing education credits are available for social workers and nurses. This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Nursing for 1.5 hours of continuing education. For questions about the event, please call Coastal Hospice at 410-742-8732.
Founded in 1972, MAC, Inc., is one of the five oldest Area Agencies on Aging in the United States. MAC promote programs and services for an aging population, connecting seniors and caregivers to resources and support, fitness, wellness and nutritious meals, and lifelong learning. To learn more about how MAC helps seniors age in place, visit www.macinc.org.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. For more information about Coastal Hospice, please visit CoastalHospice.org