The Center for Caregiver Advancement is proud to be one of the presenters at the American Society on Aging’s 2023 On Aging conference on March 27-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the nation’s largest multidisciplinary conference on aging and brings together experts on issues affecting the elderly population.
CCA will host the session “Caregiver Resiliency: Training Long-Term Care Workers to Prepare for, Respond to, and Recover from Climate-Related Emergencies,” focusing on how we are training caregivers on climate-change emergency preparedness and community resilience. This session will discuss CCA’s Caregiver Resiliency Project, and the unique training program designed to increase emergency response knowledge with a focus on climate change-related situations.
The panelists for this session will discuss how partnerships developed through the project will lay the foundation necessary for system change conversations around recognizing worker specializations and translating those skills into higher wages. The panelists will include Corinne Eldridge, CCA President & CEO; Moraima Castañeda, CCA Director of Home Care Programs; Syuzanna Petrosyan, CCA Senior Director of Nursing Home Programs; Greg Thompson, Executive Director, PASC-LA; and Dereck Smith, Executive Vice President, SEIU Local 2015.
CCA will also participate with UC San Francisco in “The IHSS+ ADRD Training Project: Bolstering California’s Caregiver Workforce” session spotlighting the evaluation study being conducted by our research partner UCSF’s Institute on Aging on the impact of Alzheimer’s care training on caregivers.