Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

PDHCA’s “Help Choose Home” Webinar Series

As the demographic explosion of aging boomers materializes, a greater need for in-home care is mounting. Many people do not understand what home care is, how to get it, what it costs, or what the benefits are from receiving long-term care at home. As part of the Private Duty Homecare Association’s (PDHCA) mission to educate families about the appropriate use of in-home care services, the national organization has introduced an educational webinar series entitled “Help Choose Home”.

On September 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. EDT, PDHCA and Caring.com will host the first webinar, a Basic Primer on Home Care. I will co-present the inaugural webinar with Caring.com expert Mary Koffend. Registration is available at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/205754234.

Many adult children assume the only care option for their parents is a nursing home or to manage their care as a family caregiver. PDHCA’s first discussion, a Basic Primer on Home Care, will cover topics such as the definitions of home care; the benefits of home care; the types of in-home care; the importance of respite for families; paying for home care; and resources for seniors and families.

To register, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging on to the webinar. For more information about PDHCA and the webinar series, please visit the registration page, the PDHCA website www.pdhca.org, PDHCA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pdhca or Twitter @PDHCA.