Caring for the health and well-being of others is one of life’s highest callings. But it can also take a big mental, emotional, and physical toll on caregivers, whether they serve as a health care professional or a loving family member.
The day-to-day challenges that come with caregiving can lead to depression, irritability, and burnout. And when caregivers suffer, patient care can suffer, too.
As flight attendants always remind us, you have to put on your own oxygen mask before you can help others with theirs. The Thick-It® team is here to help you do just that. From the beginning, it’s been our mission to improve the quality of life for people with dysphagia and the people who care for them. And, we’re proud to sponsor this life-affirming event.
Learn the signs of stress and strategies for maintaining your own and your team’s mental health when caring for others. Attend the Thick-It® brand’s new live webinar, Mental Health for Healthcare Professionals: Healing Ourselves, Our Colleagues, Our Communities. And, earn free continuing education credits.
Earn Continuing Education credit while learning valuable self-care tips in this free webinar presented by long-term care psychologist Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD and Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDCES, FAND. In just an hour, you will:
• Identify the symptoms of stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Learn and practice coping skills
• Learn how to support the emotional well-being of the entire care team
• Discuss on-boarding techniques from a mental health perspective
Continuing education credit has been approved for the following:
• Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) earn one hour through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers—the credentialing agency for the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.
• RDs earn one hour through the Commission on Dietetic Registration—the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
• SLPs earn one hour through the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The webinar will conclude with a 15:00 chat with our sponsors, the Thick-It® brand. To receive full CE credit, attendees are only required to attend the continuing education portion of the presentation. The sponsor chat is optional.
Whether you’re a speech-language pathologist, RD, dietary manager, or family caregiver, you can benefit from this one-hour, live webinar. Make plans to attend on September 26 from 1pm–2pm CST. Register now to reserve your free spot.
About the Presenters:
Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDCES, FAND is the founder of Roche Dietitians and a nationally recognized leader in nutrition consulting. Maggie’s mission is to educate and empower those who nourish others.
Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition, and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Financial Disclosure: Margaret is the owner and founder of Roche Dietitians. Margaret’s opinions and advice are her own. Margaret Roche and Roche Dietitians are paid consultants to Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., producers of the Thick-It® brand family of products and have received compensation for presenting this webinar.
Non-financial Disclosure: Margaret is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a volunteer on the Resources Collection/Best Practices Work Group of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD is a licensed psychologist and long-term care industry expert who combines her training with decades of experience to offer innovative solutions to problems affecting cost and quality of care. Dr. Barbera counsels older adults and their families as they navigate aging and the healthcare system, speaks internationally on aging and mental health issues and is the writer of the award-winning McKnight’s LTC News column, The World According to Dr. El, which offers a mental health perspective on a medical environment.
Dr. Barbera provides training to staff, coaching to families, has spoken to industry audiences and is a long-time member of the American Psychological Association and Psychologists in Long-Term Care.
Dr. Barbera is endlessly captivated by her chosen field, from the resilience of elders grappling with life changes, to inspiring caregivers and innovative service providers, to the alternately impressive and alarming efforts of societies to handle their growing aging populations. Her past work in psychiatric hospitals, managed mental health care and other behavioral health settings informs her perspective that addressing the behavioral health needs of elders and their caregivers is the key to success.
Financial Disclosure: Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD opinions and advice are her own. Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD is a paid consultant to Roche Dietitians who is a paid consultant to Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., producers of the Thick-It® brand family of products and has received compensation for presenting this webinar. She is also paid in her private practice as a blogger, educator, speaker and clinical psychologist.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D. is a member of the American Psychological Association, Psychologist in Long-Term Care, and Better Hearing for All. She is also the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Universal Coverage for Hearing Aids.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition, treatment, or the use of Thick-It® products. The information contained herein is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.