‘American Nurse’ Documentary Hits Theaters May 7-8

Nurse.com News
Saturday March 29, 2014
The world premiere screening of “The American Nurse” will take place May 7 at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md., to coincide with National Nurses Week. The event is made possible by the American Nurses Foundation and Fresenius Kabi USA.

Following the event, the film will be released in 19 theaters in 10 states. The New York premiere takes place May 8 at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas in Manhattan. The film continues through May 15 at Digiplex Destinations Theaters throughout the country.

“The American Nurse” explores some of the biggest issues facing America — poverty, war, aging, prisons — through the work and lives of five RNs, all of whom will attend the May 7 premiere and the May 8 New York screening and participate in a discussion and Q&A alongside the filmmakers.

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Considering Assisted Living for A Family Member: An Insider’s Guide to Assisted Living

A guest posting from Ms. Dale Carter founder of Transition Aging Parents. She is a colleague dedicated to providing insight and information to adult children of aging parents so they may “thrive and find joy” in every stage of life!


http://www.transitionagingparents.com/ | 574.261.8951

Caregivers of U.S. Military Wounded Uncared For

I am sharing a compelling story I recently read:

The needs of a military caregiver — a family member, friend, or acquaintance — who provides care and assistance for, or manages the care of, a current or former military service member are ignored and unmet.
By Alex Cukan | April 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM


Who Cares for the Person Who Lives Alone?

Who Cares for the Person  Who Lives Alone?

This article for the Association of Women is Science by my friend and colleague        Sheila Warnock, Author and Founder of ShareTheCaregiving™, Inc.makes               for very interesting and important reading.

The information is thought provoking and invaluable.


Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers

Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers

DateWednesday, April 16, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Objective: Co-sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Administration for Community Living (ACL), this webinar will provide information to assist family caregivers in planning for emergencies and disasters. Family caregivers have a responsibility of caring for loved ones with health or functional needs, making it important for them to develop a personal preparedness plan as well as a plan for individuals they support. Examples include family caregivers who are responsible for the care of children with Developmental Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders, Older Americans who are medically fragile, and persons who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Information provided in this webinar will highlight the unique needs of disaster preparedness planning for these particularly vulnerable populations and considerations for developing and maintaining an emergency plan for both the caregiver and their loved one.

A brief Introduction to Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers will be provided by Dr. Cheryl Levine, At-Risk Team Lead, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC), ASPR and Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist/Team-Lead, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, ACL.


Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy: Challenges of Sheltering in Place for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs including Autism, Peg Kinsell, Director of Public Policy, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, New Jersey

Supporting Older Americans who are Medically Fragile, Della Sanchez, LGSW, AL Cares Coordinator, Support for Caregivers, SARPC/Area Agency on Aging, Mobile, Alabama

Lessons Learned from 9/11, Katrina, and Sandy for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Director of Programs and Services,                                                         Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter

Facilitated discussion with the panelists will be led by Iris Terashima, developer and trainer for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens.

To participate in the webinar:

Toll Free Number: 888-325-0345

Participant passcode: 813-1392

For security reasons, the passcode will be required to join the conference.

Restrictions may exist when accessing freephone/toll free numbers using a mobile telephone.

Live Meeting™ Net Conference Access Information for Participants

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

Conference number: PW4462938

Audience passcode: 8131392

Participants can join the event directly at:



Welcome To Nursing Success TV: Episode 5

Welcome to Nursing Success TV: Episode 5

A TV Series Dedicated to Celebrating the Profession of Nursing



Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 8:30 am – 5 pm
Hosted by: New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue (use the 103rd Street entrance)
New York, NY 10029
Sponsored and EmblemHealth’s NYC Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps
Created by: with Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service:
Be the Evidence Project
Sponsoring William A. Gillespie, MD, Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth
NYAM Beth Finkel, State Director, AARP
Fellows: Dr. Tina Maschi, Associate Professor, Fordham University
Rev. Gregory Johnson, Director, Care for the Family Caregiver, EmblemHealth

Who Should Medical professionals, social workers, clergy, health care ministries,
Attend: family caregivers, students, government leaders and the general public.
We are all in this together!
There is no charge to attend. However, an RSVP IS REQUIRED, so register online today at
http://www.nyam.org/2014familycaregivingsummit. To register by phone or if you have questions, please contact Tina Maschi at 1-212-636-6640.
Join us for this great opportunity to learn about the tools and resources available to you.
Continental breakfast, lunch and a wine reception will be served.