The Heartland Caregiving Conference will take place November 4, 2023, to kick off National Family Caregivers Month. We want to celebrate the vital care and selfless sacrifices of countless daughters, sons, husbands, wives, grandchildren, and nieces & nephews here in Kansas City provide every day.

We invite family caregivers in the Kansas City Metro to gather to learn best practices in self-care and caregiving, discover community resources that can help as they care for a loved one, and decrease isolation by connecting with others who share a similar experience.

FEATURING

KEYNOTE SPEAKER TINA PARSLEY HUGHES

We hope to see you there!
Register today, as space is limited!

Conference Agenda*

Saturday

11/04

8:00-9:00am

Registration
Networking
Light Breakfast

9:00-9:45am

Welcome
Opening Keynote

Planning for Long Term Care and Beyond: Making Sure that Paperwork is Perfect

Tina with Lighthouse Legal

Tina Parsley Hughes

Managing Attorney, Lighthouse Legal, LLC

9:45-10:00am

Travel to Learning Sessions / Resource Shopping

10:00-10:45am

Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • Inside MARC: Getting the Most from Your Area Agency on Aging
    Sarah Albin, Integrated Care Specialist III, MARC
  • Maintaining a Home for Aging in Place
    Rachel Ohlhausen, Director of Program Operations – Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City and Seroj Terian, Community Handystaff Lead – Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
  • Avoiding the Medicaid Trap 
    Tina Parsley Hughes, Managing Attorney – Lighthouse Legal, LLC

10:45am-12:00pm

Resource Shopping (Vendor fair)

12:00-12:45pm

Lunch 

12:45-1:00pm

Travel to Learning Sessions / Resource Shopping

1:00-1:45pm

Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • Home Modifications and Resources You Should Know
    Dr. Brandy Archie, Founder, CEO – ASKSamie
  • Listen, Sing, Dance, and Play: Engaging in Music in Caregiving 
    Rachelle Morgan, Music therapist/Founder – Soundscaping Source
  • Power of Attorney or Guardianship, What Do I Need?
    Russell Fracassa, Managing Attorney – Paths Law Firm

1:45-2:00pm

Travel to Learning Sessions

2:00-2:45pm

Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • What in the World is A SNF? 
    Heather McCoy, Residential Outreach and Sales Coordinator – Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place
  • Building Resiliency through Self Care 
    Nathan Harrup, Regional Director of Clinical Mission Integration & Physician Wellbeing – AdventHealth
  • Creating your Ring of Care and Advanced Planning for End of Life
    Rachel Blankenship, Advanced Care Planning Facilitator and Bioethical Mediator – Rings of Care KC, Inc. and Nicole Staab, End of Life Doula and Advanced Planning Facilitator – Rings of Care KC, Inc.

2:45-3:00pm

Travel break

3:00-3:30pm

Resource Shopping & Networking
Rehydrate & Refuel (light refreshments)

3:30-4:00pm

Closing Keynote: Are you Thriving or Just Surviving?

Novella Perrin Ph.D.

Retired Professor of Gerontology, University of Central Missouri

4:00-4:30pm

Door Prizes
Debrief
Adjourn

*Just like life, time and activities subject to change