Education and Training | Issue 3 2020

Amy Torres, Director of Training The Value of Education and Training During a PandemicWe understand that caregivers struggle with stress, lack of self-care, social isolation, and empathy fatigue. These issues have become exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Typically, caregivers create a network of support for themselves and the person in their care. We have learned, however, that the quarantine has disrupted normal routines and support systems. No longer possible are visits from friends, family members, or hired caregivers. Adult Day Care programs are no longer accessible. Additionally, p [...]

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President Emeritus | Issue 3 2020

Jed A. Levine, President Emeritus, Director of External Relations Facing Fatigue and BurnoutI am writing this on Dec. 1st, 2020. Exactly one year ago, the first case of COVID-19 was detected. It was the start of a worldwide pandemic and has turned our lives upside down. It has been nine months since the virus came to the U.S., and if you are anything like me, you are very tired of it. We’ve had to adjust to new routines like wearing a face mask, frequent hand washing, sanitizing work spaces and phones, daily news bulletins about the number of new cases, and reports of hospitalizations and de [...]

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Wanderer’s Safety Program | Issue 3 2020

Help and Protection for People Who Wander Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program 2020 has been an extraordinary year and as a society we have been forced to adjust to a new normal. Person-to-person engagement has migrated to virtual platforms, masks are mandatory in many settings, and standards for cleanliness are tighter than ever. But with all these changes, one thing remains the same: wandering continues to be common among  persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. As caregivers stay home more, they are beginning to realize that the p [...]

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Development Update | Issue 3 2020

CaringKind Gala and Year-End Giving Carol Berne Senior Vice President of Development When CaringKind closed its office in mid-March and transitioned to our staff working remotely from home, one of our most important fundraising events was in jeopardy. Our Forget-Me-Not Gala takes place annually in the spring of each year, just before we close our fiscal year on June 30th. The gala accounts for roughly 20% of our operating budget, so losing these critical funds presented significant financial challenges. Our Gala leadership was already in place, including our Gala emcee Bill Ritter, our Corpo [...]

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