Monday, April 25, 2011

MyCareCommunity Hosts a Free Webinar for New Jersey Caregivers

by Anne Pagnoni

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are more than 65 million Americans spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care for a loved one. The value of these caregiving services is estimated to be $375 billion a year. This is almost double the amount spent on home care and nursing home services combined. As a service to these caregivers, MyCareCommunity of New Jersey is hosting an educational web conference entitled, "For Those in Transition…A Community Behind You". The program will address which community support services are available, should you or your loved one choose to remain at home. Also discussed in the program will be variety of senior healthcare and housing options that are available should you or your loved one choose to move from your home.

Kevin McClarren, president and care manager of Home Care Assistance in Warren Township, has partnered with MyCareCommunity both to promote the resources that it offers to caregivers and to pull together a local panel of experts, who will be present on the webinar. “This webinar is an excellent one-stop shop for caregivers to gain insight into the variety of care options that are available to their loved ones both in the home and in other care settings. Caregivers will have the ability to ask questions and interact directly with the panel, which includes experts in the field of home care, independent living, and assisted living.”

This live and interactive consumer-oriented event will be offered April 28, 2011, at 12:00 PM EST. The hour long program will explore options regarding utilizing the services of a Senior Real Estate Specialist; Assisted Living; Independent Living; Home Care; and Geriatric Care Management.

Preregistration for the event is required. Sign up today by visiting and clicking on the registration link. Caregivers who are unable to attend the live webinar will be able to view a playback of the presentation provided that they are preregistered for the event.

About MyCareCommunity

MyCareCommunity is a free, online caregiver support program providing caregivers and their families the support and information they need to manage their many caregiving responsibilities. For more information, please visit

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