Power Friday: Adapting to the Role of Family Caregiver
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Power Friday--your weekly NAWBO Greater Philadelphia connection to education and networking!
Adapting to the Role of Family Caregiver
Presented by Cassandra D. Poland, MSA of ComForCare Home Care of Montgomery County
The pandemic has no doubt put stress on all family units. Many of us have without notice inherited new roles as full-time caregivers in addition to our professional roles. Casandra Poland shares her knowledge and experience as she discusses adapting to the role of family caregiver.
Unique challenges of family caregiving
Getting support as a family caregiver
Practical tips to ease the stress of caregiving.
Meet the Presenter:
Cassandra D. Poland is a dedicated healthcare professional with twenty-five years of experience in clinical and non-clinical environments.
Cassandra is currently the business owner of ComForCare Home Care of Montgomery County. Her agency provides private duty home care services for seniors and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The agency serves clients in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Cassandra earned a graduate degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University and has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Her experience includes having been the Director of Network Management with a Fortune 50 company working closely with hospital, physician, and ancillary providers as well as having served seven years in the United States Army as a Medical Laboratory Specialist. She is a certified yoga teacher and has competed in many races including a marathon.
Cassandra shares her why and point of view about the services she provides--
I opened a ComForCare location because I wanted to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. As a family caregiver, I personally experienced and witnessed the significant difference a caregiver can make in the life of a senior and an individual with a disability.
I understand the power of being present when another human being needs assistance. Being able to help others at a vulnerable time in their lives is a privilege. So, when you come to me, you are interacting with a person who is motived by serving others.