Improving Care at Home: Challenges and Opportunities

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October 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 

Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco
2497 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118

Unpaid and low-paid caregivers provide up to 90% of the care provided to people who are ill and disabled but living at home. By some estimates, 65 million individuals provide unpaid care worth up to 470 billion dollars, more than all Medicaid spending. But, we do a poor job of supporting these “invisible” members of the healthcare team.

Conference Learning Objectives

1. Describe the diverse demographic characteristics of caregivers and the individual and social impact of caregiving

2. Identify opportunities for improving policies, training and support efforts for family caregivers and independent providers 

3. Recommend ways in which new technologies might be used to assist with in home caregiving

4. Summarize steps service providers might use to work more effectively with carers as members of the healthcare team 

Cost: Free for students.  $25 for all others.  Registration includes a light breakfast and a box lunch. Nursing and social work CEUs are pending.

 

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