School of Medicine to hold free respite informational seminar

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEWS RELEASE

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center, in partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and with support from the Aging and Disabilities Services Division, will hold an interactive video seminar entitled “Information and Referral for Respite” on Thursday, June 7, from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. in the following communities: Battle Mountain, Elko, Ely, Eureka, Fallon, Gardnerville, Las Vegas, Lovelock, Reno and Winnemucca. Specific information about these locations is available upon registration for the event.

Family and professional caregivers are encouraged to attend this free training presented by Cheryl M. Dinnell, the Nevada Lifespan Respite Care program coordinator. Her objectives include explaining how to begin the respite conversation and how to recognize signs of burnout, explaining the impact of giving care on the caregiver’s health, discussing strategies to help caregivers get respite and reviewing respite resources that are available for caregivers.

Pre-registration is required by June 4. Contact Diann Jones at (775)682-8470 to register or visit www.medicine.nevada.edu/ngec to learn more. Continuing Education Units are available.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine, a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school, has served Nevada for more than 40 years as its only public medical school. Our mission is improving the health of Nevada’s diverse population through world-class biomedical research, an innovative curriculum integrating basic and clinical sciences, and highly competitive residency and fellowship programs that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services and education, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country.

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