Family members, professional healthcare workers, and other service providers who give care to older adults confront significant challenges and may struggle to assure high quality care. Daniel Kaplan, Ph.D. will lead the audience in a discussion of the continuum of elder care services in the United States, its strengths and limitations, and strategies for both providing and coordinating good care to better meet the complex needs of older adults.
Following Dr. Kaplan’s presentation, CHI will screen the moving new documentary, CARE, directed by Deirdre Fishel. “Even though we don’t want to think about it, if we’re lucky enough to live a long life, we’ll need help. 90% of Americans want to age at home. But what will it look like? And who will provide that care?”
For more information, please visit caredocumentary.com
Family, caregivers, students, and healthcare providers are invited to attend and participate in this program.
RSVP is required to attend.
Dr. Kaplan is a licensed clinical social worker with a certificate in advanced clinical practice in gerontology. Dr. Kaplan is an Assistant Professor in the Adelphi University School of Social Work, where he teaches social work practice and gerontology courses. He is the former National Director of Social Services for Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and an experienced social work clinician and supervisor. His primary research focus is optimizing the quality of home and community based care services to meet the needs of people with dementia.