Free June 16 Web Conference Helps Illinois Caregivers Create a Senior Friendly Home for Parents

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with the

Illinois Chapter, has announced that it will host a consumer education web

conference entitled Creating a Senior Friendly Home to Help Parents Age in

Place on June 16, 2011, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive

program, which is being held during National Home Safety Month, will provide

advice on how to design and furnish a home to create a safe environment for

a senior aging at home. The event  is free of charge to participants.

“Aging in place is clearly more desirable for aging parents and their

families,” said Sheila McMackin, president of NPDA. “Most seniors want to

remain living at home as long as possible. Practicing senior safety at home

can accomplish a sense of independence and security for them and peace of

mind for you. This program will provide caregivers with the knowledge to

address safety and comfort issues.”

The web conference topics include designing a home for senior safety and

comfort, addressing changing health needs, appropriate furnishings and

ambient technology.

Pre-registration for the event is required.  Sign up today by visiting the

registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

The NPDA is the first and only association in the country dedicated

exclusively to private pay home care providers. The NPDA, a non-profit

organization, currently represents more than 1,100 home care agencies in

forty-four states and Puerto Rico.