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Nicolet College - Early-Bird registration now open for Direct Caregivers Conference at Nicolet College


Early-Bird registration now open for
Direct Caregivers Conference at Nicolet College


Jan. 13, 2012
Anyone providing long-term care to a relative, friend or doing so professionally is invited to attend the Sixth Annual Direct Caregivers Conference from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, in the Northwoods Center on Nicolet College's Rhinelander campus.

In the past the conference was targeted mainly to professional caregivers working in skilled nursing facilities, community based residential facilities, assisted living facilities, home health, and hospice.

"This year we've expanded the focus to include anyone who provides care to family members or friends as well as those who operate small adult family homes or provide supportive home care," said Sandy Bishop, Nicolet College director of Workforce Development and a member of the Northern Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Network.

The theme of this year's conference is Health and Wellness for Caregivers and Those They Serve. A highlight of the conference will be a special awards ceremony to recognize caregiver excellence.

Keynote speaker Molly Rose Teuke will present A Beginner's Guide to Getting Your Brain on Your Side. Additional presentations will include What's My Toothbrush Got to do With It? by Daniel Gremban, DDS, Rhinelander Family Dentistry; Coping with Grief and Loss by Connie DeBels, bereavement coordinator, Ministry Hospice Services; and Aging, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia: Understanding the Changes by Christopher Koeppl, MD, Ministry Medical Group.

The conference will be hosted by the Northern Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Network and Nicolet College. The network is a professional organization of long term care providers, agencies, and organizations who provide education and support to caregivers in a variety of settings.

Early Bird registration is $59 ($42.22, if age 62 or older) if enrolled by Friday, January 20. After January 20, registration is $64 ($47.22, if 62 or older). Continental breakfast, catered luncheon, and conference favors are included in registration. Those attending will receive up to 4.5 hours of continuing education and certificates of class completion. To register, call Nicolet College at (715) 365-4493, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4493, or TDD (715) 365-4558.

For more information about the conference, contact Nicolet College at (715) 365-4425, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4425; TDD (715) 365-4558; or by email at