Speaking

 Dr. El provides talks, workshops, trainings, and teleseminars for groups of families, residents and general audiences.  Her informed, enthusiastic, and humorous style sets a positive, hopeful tone that unites, educates, and motivates audiences.  Call 718-218-DrEl (3537) or Click on the Contact page to invite Dr. El to speak at your next event.

Topics include:

Balancing the Needs of Caregivers and Caregetters

Family members want to provide the best care possible for their loved ones, yet caregiving often takes a toll on their own health and wellbeing. This session focuses on how to find the right balance between giving care and self-care, how to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of eldercare and ways of locating support during the eldercare journey.

Adjusting to Long-Term Care as a Family

When a loved one enters long-term care, the entire family arrives too. This talk, designed for family members, focuses on how to adapt to the altered roles and needs in the family and to the changes in family dynamics and discusses ways to make the long-term care community feel like home.

Tips for Staying Out of a Nursing Home

As much as I believe that people can thrive within a nursing home setting, most folks understandably want to avoid them. This session offers tips and advice on how to increase the likelihood that you and your loved ones will be able to remain in the community for as long as possible.

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Resident Councils

This talk offers residents practical and implementable tools they can use to enhance resident councils within their facilities, including techniques for running effective meetings, increasing peer support within facilities and improving coordination with facility administration.

Contact Dr. El for more info other topics focusing on mental health and elders.

Venues/conferences: Pennsylvania LTC Ombudsman Program, ElderAbuseOntario, LeadingAge Florida, Freeport Public Library, OAHCP/OKALA Senior Living conference, Baldwin Public Library, ECRI Institute, American Psychological Association, Activity Professionals of Ontario — And More