Advanced Stage Family Caregiver Workshop

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Advanced Stage Family Caregiver Workshop

This workshop is for Family Caregivers only.

By Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

When and where

Date and time

June 15 · 11am - June 22 · 12:15pm PDT



Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 7 days 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

The advanced stages of Parkinson's disease may last anywhere from several months to several years. Intensive, around-the-clock assistance is usually required. In the advanced stages of PD families are called upon to make difficult decisions about their loved one's care. Even with the understanding that Parkinson's disease is progressive, it is hard to be prepared. This education workshop will prepare family members and caregivers to approach the advanced stages of the disease with more confidence. Recognizing every family situation is unique, the program will educate caregivers about the issues and decisions impacting quality of life.

This is a two part workshop. This workshop has limited space, so we kindly ask if you are registering that you plan to attend both days of the workshop.

Day 1 - Thursday, June 15th

Advancing Parkinson's with Lauren Talman, MD discussing Medical Concerns and Cognitive and Emotional Challenges

  • Dr. Talman joined the Movement Disorders division at OHSU in the summer of 2019. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine at OHSU.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 22nd

Understand the components of hospice care; what it is, what services are covered by hospice, when is hospice appropriate, and how does starting hospice change a person's PD care regimen.

Presented by: Scott Mills, Community Outreach Specialist, Signature Healthcare at Home -Hospice. Scott has been with Signature Healthcare at Home since February 2018. He worked in the home health environment coordinating care with hospitals, clinics, and retirement communities. He also did in-service presentations to staff members on the care that Signature provides. In 2019 Scott moved into hospice and Palliative care and works closely with families and patients consulting on home health, Palliative and hospice care to provide information that will help make a rational decision. He also works with the hospitals, Clinics and Retirement communities to build relationships to ensure an easy in transition of care.

Adam Perelgut, FNP joined Signature Hospice in September 2021 with over 10 years of nursing experience in hospice care. He received his Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University in November 2015 and became Board Certified through the American Academy of Nursing Practitioners in March 2016. Because of his passion for hospice care. he obtained his Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse certification in 2019. He currently practices advanced nursing care in both hospice and palliative care with Signature Hospice and enjoys helping reduce symptom burden in those who are already on hospice services or may be approaching hospice in the future.

Next, learn what legal paperwork should be completed and the major legal aspects to be aware of during the advanced stages of Parkinson's including long term care basics, power of attorney, and Medicaid planning.

Presented by: Jennifer Trundy, JD Rose Elder Law

Jennifer earned degrees from the University of Oregon and Willamette University College of Law. Her mission in the practice of law is to honor, educate, and protect the rights of her clients through her focus on estate planning, long term care planning, and Medicaid qualification.

Special Instructions:

You will receive a Zoom link when you register and a reminder email 24 hours before each section.

You will receive handouts for the event electronically, so please make sure you're email address is entered in correctly.

About the organizer

Parkinson's Resources of Oregon has been providing hope and help to people impacted by Parkinson's disease for 35 years.