Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Dr. Steinberg is available to speak on the following topics to formal and informal groups and gatherings, professional conferences and fairs, public and private social-service organizations, businesses, and the community.

A world-recognized author, educator, consultant, and trainer in group facilitation, she is also available to lead conference and corporate discussion groups, meetings, and retreats.

SOCIAL ACTION 

Shifting the Paradigm of Care/Changing the Culture of Aging and Caregiving

Advocating for Change  (why, when, where, and how)

AGING

Depression and Anxiety among Older Adults in Care:  Visibility, Voice, Respect (stats, facts, issues, implications, and standard of care to address these problems)

The Impact of Personalized Care on Quality of Life  (a hierarchy of approaches to helping and their consequences)

CAREGIVING STANDARDS

The Family-Member Caregiver:   Roles, Responsibilities, Collaboration, and Conflict (evaluating caregivers, maintaining a good relationship with an elder loved one
despite extreme demands, working as a family)

Family Caregiver Self Care (balancing home, caregiving, and work or balancing retirement with caregiving obligations;  dealing with ambivalence or resentment; meeting personal needs

Families as Caregiver Groups:  Working as a Team (reaching a shared understanding of needs; establishing roles, responsibilities, and lines of authority; sharing essential information; improving and using lines of communication to deal with difference and conflict)

The Professional Caregiver:   Best Practices Conceptual and Technical (establishing guidelines, obtaining feedback and recognizing achievements and successes)

Benign Neglect (How does it look?  How common is it?  What safeguards prevent it?)

The Rights of People in Care (little things mean a lot:  going the “extra” mile without burden; balancing the rights of everyone on the care team; dealing with loss of voice:  understanding and respecting physical expression)

 
CREATING AN EXTENDED SUPPORT TEAM

Speaking Up (advocating for individuality with doctors, nurses, and other medical providers)

Seeking Specialists (finding elder-care specialists in legal services, financial advice, and social services)

Caregiver Wellness (the importance of not “going it” alone, finding resources for guidance or support, benefits of joining support groups; when to consider family or workplace mediation)

TO THE INDUSTRY

Employees as Family Caregivers:  A Hidden Burden

The Impact of Corporate/Organizational Support on Workforce Productivity

Supporting Employee Caregivers (the value of supporting employee caregivers, easy steps to installing organizational support)

 PLANNING YOUR FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE, EASE,  AND JOY

The In-Between Time (healthy reflections on loss of autonomy; planning today for elder care tomorrow; time flies:  implications of denial or delay)

The Gift of Planning (gifting you and your family a well-planned future; 10 Booming Steps to late-life quality; integrating caregiving responsibilities with retirement visions)

 

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One never knows what’s in store.  A healthy dose of planning today prevents a bad surprise  tomorrow…  A young friend recently said that it’s the often command-barking voice of her wheelchair-bound Baby Boomer father that dominates the relationship with his significant other, who is also his daily caregiver.  She doubted he would ever need help speaking up!   On the contrary, I suggested.  As your father ages and his verbal and mental prowess begins to desert him, he is likely to find dependence even more frustrating than he probably finds it today.  At that time, he will need perhaps even more than some others a resource on which he can rely to make known his needs, goals, feelings, and preferences, since he obviously has such strong values.  Acknowledging that possibility and planning for such a day will make the prospect of its arrival less daunting.

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