"Caring for the Caregiver" to be presented at Florida State Guardianship Association Conference
Cornerstone Hospice Clinical Liaison Educator Paula Loats to address caregiving issues and sustainability at 31st Annual FSGA Conference.
Currently, one in nine people age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. This number is expected to double by 2050. With Florida's growing senior citizen population, the economic toll of the disease may be staggering as more family caregivers face growing out-of-pocket expenses.
Loats will explain the impact caregiving can have on individuals and families and offer tips on caregiver practices to improve outcomes and caregiving sustainability. Additionally, Loats will discuss the need for change in policies and practices regarding national caregivers strategy and development of a national database of caregiver resources.
Loats will also present "The H word – Dispelling Hospice Myths and Understanding Differentiators"
Loats began her nursing career more than 32 years ago and has practiced in many specialties. As Cornerstone Hospice's clinical liaison educator, Loats educates Central Florida medical organizations about the need for appropriate patient care at the end of life.
About Cornerstone Hospice
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., a not-for-profit, community organization since 1984, provides comfort and care to Central Florida families experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Cornerstone is Joint Commission accredited for hospice care, a national symbol of quality that reflects the organization's commitment to meeting high performance standards. Over 7,000 people in Lake, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties benefit from Cornerstone programs each year. Enhanced patient and family care is made possible through the generous support of individuals and groups. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 866-742-6655 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org.