“A Care Partner to a Caregiver in the Neighborhood”
Monday, November 21
Josie Zamora, Advanced Practice RN, MS, Board Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, founded A Gift of Time in Georgetown and is the founder and president of Care Partner to Caregiver. She has served on
the Georgetown Commission on Aging.
In addition to caring for her parents until their deaths, Josie has a variety of experience in medical and surgical nursing, critical care and hospice, and as an educator and clinical instructor.
A few of the topics she will cover at the November FRED Talk include respecting an elder’s life and communication, challenges of a caregiver, adult children being caregivers, long-distance caregiving, how to form a support team for caregivers, self-care, caregiver burnout and/or depression and local and national resources for caregivers.
Josie has personal experience as a caregiver. Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1992 and lived with the disease 14 years. When her mother received her diagnosis, Josie felt lost: How would she care for her mother? Who should she call to ask for help? Who would understand her situation? Acting on her needs, she created Care Partner to Caregiver to help those living with a loved one affected by memory loss, get them the help they need, and answer their questions.
The program is sponsored by FPC’s Stephen Ministry.