Caregiving: The Politics, Ethics, and Realities of Long-Term Care – June 23

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Forum Announcement

Caregiving: The Politics, Ethics, and Realities of Long-Term Care – June 23


Health & Medicine invites you to the first in a two-part series on current realities and future directions for paid and unpaid caregivers for older adults and people with disabilities. Join professionals in the healthcare and social services, including providers, activists, and policy advocates for our first event on June 23.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Loyola University Kasbeer Hall, 25 E Pearson St. Chicago
Registration: $10 – We do not want cost to be a barrier for any participants. Fee waivers are available upon request; simply email or call (312) 372-4292




Speakers include:

  • Tamar Heller, Professor and Head of UIC Department of Disability and Human Development
  • Beverly Rogers, Family Caregiver, New Faith Baptist Church
  • Joe McBeth, Executive Director, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
  • Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois

Click here to view the full speakers list


Goals of the two-part Caregiving series:

  • To raise awareness about the hidden injustices within the Long-Term Care system that relies on mostly unpaid work by family caregivers and the woefully inadequate and insufficient workforce of paid caregivers in underfunded State Medicaid programs.
  • The lack of a robust workforce in the face of the growing demand for LTSS and community-based services obstructs the vision of a relationship-driven system that would serve justice and the public good.
  • To explore and identify the common challenges and potential solutions among aging and disability stakeholders.

To challenge assumptions about aging, disabilities, and caregiving.


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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)