ACAP-senoirsHickory – ACAP-Hickory (Adult Children of Aging Parents) presents Partnering with Medical Professionals for Mom’s and Dad’s Best Care on Tuesday, August 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory (2780 N. Center Street, Hickory).  Speaker for the program is Julie Packer, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice.
As parents age, medical issues often arise.  Adult-children frequently become the ones who schedule appointments for their parents, accompany them to medical visits, help explain medicines and interpret treatments to loved ones, and help explain their parents’ symptoms to medical staff, serving as their caregivers and advocates for their parents.  Particularly for family members who have no (or limited) medical training, ensuring Mom and Dad receive the medical care they need can be overwhelming.

Julie Packer, RN/MSN, an experienced liaison with medical staffs, will share understandings from her years as a registered nurse, knowledge gleaned from her professional relationships with physicians and other medical personnel, and insight from her experience as an adult-child caregiver for her aging parents.  During the program, attendees will learn how to appropriately prepare for a medical visit; strategies for maximizing time with a medical team; approaches for strengthening parents’ medical care; and other guidelines regarding medical-issue conversations.

We hope you will join us for this important program!  To register for this FREE program, please contact us at fhall@ACAPcommunity.org or, toll-free, 1-877-599-ACAP (2227). ACAP-Hickory gratefully acknowledges Kindred at Home and Hickory Falls Health & Rehabilitation,  sponsors for the August ACAP program.

ACAP-Hickory, the local chapter of ACAPcommunity, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides information, resources, support and community for adult-child caregivers as they care for their aging parents and for themselves.  Cost-free educational programs are offered the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory (2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC) unless otherwise noted.  Although designed for adult-child caregivers, programs are open to all who are interested.

For more info., about ACAP-Hickory, including the 2017 monthly program schedule, please visit www.ACAPcommunity.org.