FEARLESS CAREGIVER CONFERENCE RECAP
September 18, 2014
On September 18, 2014, Today’s
Caregiver magazine and Caregiver.com hosted the first
annual Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference. This was the
137th conference held around the nation by the publication since
1998. More than 50,000 family and professional caregivers in 28
states have learned how to be Fearless Caregiver advocates for
their loved ones, clients and themselves.
The conference hall at Indian River State
College was packed with caregivers seeking answers, wisdom and
advice. One important outcome of the event was that whether they
lived in urban, rural or frontier communities, as family
caregivers they were not alone.
The expert Question and Answer panel at the
Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference consisted of Michael D.
Fowler, J.D., LL.M., The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.;
Mark Gibson, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Sheila
Savage, Fearless Caregiver Advocate; Johneese Stennett, RN,