Client Death and Its Impact on Home Care Aides
Thursday, February 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET (login at 12:45 PM)
It is well known that home care aides provide a critical service to clients in their home, but the deep bonds that are formed between aides and their clients are often overlooked. Spending one-on-one time with clients in their homes can result in family-like relationships forming, which can have devastating consequences for the aide when the client passes away. This webinar will explore the grief response of home care aides in the context of losing a client. Participants will be provided with an overview of the impact of client death on home care aides, as well as the role home care agencies play in either ameliorating the feelings of grief or exacerbating them. Recommendations for better supporting home care aide staff through client death will be offered.
Meet the Speaker:
Hayley Gleason is the Assistant Director of the Home Care Aide Council, a non-profit trade association in Massachusetts. Hayley oversees the grant efforts of the organization, including grant writing, execution of grant activity, managing community partnerships and evaluation. She also participates in curriculum development and training. Previously she worked on the Personal Home Care Aide State Training grant established through the Affordable Care Act as case manager and evaluator. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Hayley was the Associate Executive Director of an assisted living facility in Colorado where she hired, trained, and supervised direct care workers.
Hayley received her Bachelor’s degree from Elon University and her Master in Social Work from the University of Michigan where she was a McGregor Fellow in Geriatric Social Work. She also completed her MS in Gerontology at UMass Boston where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Gerontology. Hayley’s research focuses on the recruitment, retention, training, and supervision of the direct care workforce.
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