Co-presented by Keiro and Orange County Buddhist Church

The Caregiver Conference is an important component in Keiro’s services to support older adults and their caregivers. As we care for the older adults in our lives, Keiro believes it is crucial to ensure that caregivers are not only recognized, but properly equipped to confidently provide the quality of care our older adults deserve.


Saturday, May 12, 2018
Orange County Buddhist Church
909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Keynote Presentation:

Iyashi Care: A Keiro-Providence Palliative Care Program

Keiro and Providence Health & Services have partnered to bring Iyashi Care, the very first palliative care program of its kind in the United States, to the Japanese American and Japanese community. Providing care not only for patients, but also for their families and caregivers, Iyashi Care is culturally sensitive and innovative as a medical service to the community.

SPEAKER: Yuichi Edwin Yanami, MD
Associate Medical Director, Providence Health & Services
Click here to learn more about Dr. Yanami

Breakout Sessions:

A) Navigating the Legal Challenges of Aging:
Learn how wills, trusts, advance health care directives, and other documents can help you plan for the future and protect your loved ones.
SPEAKERS: Jill Kaori Hiraizumi-Artino, Esq. and Peilin Ngo, Esq.
Attorneys-At-Law, Hiraizumi & Ngo, LLP
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B) Managing Caregiver Stress
Caregiving can cause physical and mental stress. Learn how to recognize the signs of stress and how to manage them, so that you can continue to care for your loved one.
SPEAKER: Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, MPH, MCHES
Chairperson, Mindfulness Center at OCBC
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C) Red Flags that an Older Adult Needs Help
How do you know when an older adult needs help? Learn some of the signs and red flags when an older adult needs some help to remain healthy and independent. This presentation will discuss changes in the body and in the environment that could put an older adult at risk of accidents, injuries, or other negative situations.
SPEAKER: Angeline Park, MSG
Health Promotion Representative
Independence At Home, A SCAN Community Service
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D) Hiring In-Home Care
Caregiving is a difficult job, and our loved ones deserve the best care possible. Learn when to consider hiring in-home care for your loved one and how to hire one if you decide to do so.
SPEAKER: Kevin Onishi
Program and Innovation Manager, Keiro
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E) Communication Challenges and Difficult Behavior in Alzheimer’s Patients
Learn why persons with Alzheimer’s disease behave in the way they do so you can communicate and manage behavioral challenges effectively.
SPEAKER: Stephanie Brynjolfson
Speaker’s Bureau, Alzheimer’s Association
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