- Grand Challenges
- Network Sponsorship
- Thought Leadership
As many in the aging ecosystem know, caregiving has been a key societal challenge due to its economic, social, legislative, and health implications. 66 million informal caregivers in America support someone elderly, sick, or disabled. In addition, 5 million direct care workers such as home health aides, personal care aides, and certified nursing assistants support families. Yet, time and time again caregivers go through their journeys by themselves.
There are, however, some positive signals in the caregiving ecosystem. Employers are more attune to the plight of their caregiver employees in a tight and competitive labor market. Health care enterprises, with their move to value based care are more focused on coordinating care for patients outside of their four walls and in the home. Consequently, legislators have recently been expanding reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid for non-medical, community based services. Caregiving is becoming a new frontier for innovation.
Come listen to a distinguished panel of caregiving and home care experts, and network with other aging innovators to better understand the opportunities for innovation in the caregiving space!
- John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network
- Dr. Melissa O'Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Villanova University
- Matt Murphy, President and CEO of Griswold Home Care
- Cheryl Clark-Woods, M.S.W., Director of Caregiver Support Programs at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
- Jane Hamilton, RN, MSN, Founder of Partners on the Path
- Moderated by Joe Cellucci, CEO of Xverity.
Refreshments and finger foods (with cash bar) will be sponsored by Xverity, a technology-enabled caregiving services company that closes the caregiving gap.
John leverages his 30+ years of expertise in a wide range of policy fields, including healthcare, labor, education, economic development, taxation, and budget policy, to develop programs and strategies to solve the nation’s looming caregiver crisis. Prior to joining CAN, he was Deputy CEO of the Parkinson's Action Network. As Vice President of Jefferson Government Relations from 2005 to 2009, he represented a number of health care companies and patient advocacy associations. Mr. Schall also served as the President and CEO of the National Congress for Community Economic Development, a national trade association representing 3,600 anti-poverty organizations across the country.
Mr. Schall previously served as Executive Director of the National Business Coalition on E-Commerce and Privacy, comprised of 18 of America’s largest corporations. He also managed former Senator Bob Dole’s consulting business at the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, overseeing contracts with many of America’s top corporations and several foreign countries. Previous experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Project on the Advocacy of U.S. Interests Abroad from 1997 to 1999 – a bipartisan blue-ribbon commission of 14 former Cabinet-level officials to examine the conduct of U.S. foreign affairs in the 21st century. Mr. Schall served as Senator Bob Dole’s Chief Budget Advisor in the Senate Majority Leader’s Office. He was also Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, and a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 1994, he narrowly lost his bid for election to Congress from Michigan’s 13th District.
Mr. Schall served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1991 to 1993 and was a White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President George H.W. Bush and Deputy of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 1989 to 1991. He served as Legislative Director for then Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL). He also held positions in the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Schall was a regular lecturer on “How the Senate Works” for the Brookings Institution and for Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute. He has provided expert testimony before Congress; been interviewed by numerous media outlets; and has authored articles in USA Today, Roll Call, WebMD, and several other national publications. He earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. with distinction and honors in political science from the University of Michigan.
Melissa O’Connor, PhD, MBA, RN is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. Dr. O’Connor is a pioneer researcher and national expert in home health care and gerontology nursing. She studies home-based health care for older adults, filling a critical gap in knowledge for health care providers. Dr. O’Connor is committed to conducting rigorous research on determining readiness for discharge from home health and developing a decision-support tool, which is vital for avoiding problematic and costly adverse events plaguing chronically ill older adults living at home. Her big data analyses indicate best practices to prevent rehospitalization in Medicare-reimbursed home health care recipients.
Jane Hamilton, RN, MSN, is an entrepreneur, consultant, educator and author. A nurse for 40 years and family caregiver for 20, she is the Founder of Partners on the Path, LLC, www.PartnersonthePath.com. Since 2008, her certified Women’s Business Enterprise has implemented organization-based caregiver programs in businesses and non-profits, health-care and faith-based organizations.
In partnership with the non-profit Caregiver Action Network www.caregiveraction.org, she has co-created the Assisting Caregiving Employees (ACE) Program http://www.workingfamilycaregivers.org/, a cutting-edge online tool for promoting the well-being and effectiveness of working family caregivers.
Jane is a content expert on managing caregiver stress, building resilience and preventing compassion fatigue. Since 1988, she has created evidence-based educational resources that help professional and family caregivers remain healthy and compassionate, effective and productive. Her book, The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care (Infinity, 2011) is available in print, 1-hour audio, and e-book formats.
Her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is from Marquette University; and she holds a Masters in Psychiatric and Community Mental Health Nursing from the University of Illinois.
Matt Murphy is currently President and CEO at Griswold International LLC, one of the nation's oldest non-medical home care franchise brands. Griswold operates over 200 locations in 32 states, and has both owned and franchised locations. Prior to joining Griswold, Matt was CEO of Financial Health Services, LLC, a third party billing and revenue cycle management business that services the senior care market. Between both businesses, Matt has dedicated the last seven years to supporting passionate business owners who are committed to helping aging and disabled adults live independently.
Prior to joining FHS, Matt spent seven years with RecruitMilitary, a company specializing in helping veterans and their spouses connect with employers, and worked on everything from business development, to leading the sales force, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Acquisition Management Services, Inc., a company that helped companies grow by acquisition. Prior to joining AMS, Matt was an in-house attorney for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where he supported the system’s network development and corporate growth activities.
During the period between his undergraduate and legal studies, Matt was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Matt served on the USS Hepburn (FF-1055) as the Gunnery Officer, Command Information Center Officer, and ultimately as Navigator. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Cheryl Clark-Woods, M.S.W, is director of the Caregiver Support Program at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). She has more than 25 years experience working with the geriatric population in both direct service and management positions. Previous positions at PCA during her 21-year tenure with the agency include Supervisor for Behavioral Health Referral Center for Older Adults, Care Manager Supervisor in the Long Term Care Options department as well as well as managing community based projects which involved partnering with physicians practice in coordination of physical health and community based services and providing community based service to ventilator dependent individuals She obtained her Master of Social Work Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.
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