The Power of Knowing: Veteran Caregiver Support and Resources
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The Power of Knowing
Veteran Caregiver Support and Resources
Thursday, November 2 | 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Understanding comes from knowing. Each veteran and their caregivers deserve to receive the full benefits and resources available to them. Often caregivers are not aware of all of the services available and how to access them. Power comes from knowing and this webinar will focus on caregiver support and resources to ensure each veteran family is well-informed and well-served when care is needed.
• Learn about the veteran caregiver support programs, including who is eligible to receive services.
• Learn about services that are available to caregivers of veterans and how to apply for them.
• Learn about resources and support for veterans and caregivers who are receiving hospice care.
Shannon Pointer, DNP, RN, CHPN Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC)
Shannon Pointer, Senior Vice President of Hospice & Palliative Care, has over 20 years of experience in nursing, within a variety of clinic, health system, school-based, and community settings. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in December, 2021. Prior to employment with AHHC, Shannon served as the Director of Facility Team for Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell who merged with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro to become AuthoraCare Collective. Shannon has special interests in advance care planning, advance care directives, and veterans outreach and education. Shannon is also extremely proud to facilitate our AHHC statewide Hospice-Veteran partnership.
Christy Robbins, LCSW Veterans Administration (VA)
Christy Robbins is the Coordinator for the Program of General Caregiver Support Services. Her role is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our nation’s veterans through education, resources, support, and services. Christy has been with the VA since she was an intern in 2001 and was hired as an employee in 2003. Christy has her master’s degree from the JMSW Program, which is a collaboration between N.C. A&T State University and UNCG and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She provides clinical individual and group interventions in: REACH Coaching, Caregiver Health and Well-being Coaching; and Caregivers FIRST.
Meet Our Moderator
Risa Hanau, LCSW, is the Clinical and Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.