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CXS | Ageism in Healthcare: Current & Future Considerations with Karen Wheeler

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Name: CXS | Ageism in Healthcare: Current & Future Considerations with Karen Wheeler
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
This program will offer information, research findings, and strategies in which we, older adults and family members can employ to offset ageism. We will discuss the extent to which ageism affects the quality of health care today.  Ageism is defined as the intentional and/or subconscious discrimination against elderly people. Despite the prevalence of ageism, we are in a position to be able to offset prejudice against the elderly and improve the quality of health care for older adults by educating ourselves, our families, and health care providers about the effects of ageism and by advocating for the delivery of unbiased care.  Karen Wheeler will:
  • Define ageism and how it is most commonly exhibited in today’s healthcare arena
  • Identify examples of ageism and the risks and potential outcomes of a prejudiced approach to health care delivery
  • Discuss current research findings
  • Discuss implications for the future as “the graying of America” increases with limited resources for healthcare provision
About the Speaker...

Karen Wheeler joined Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in August of 2016 as Area Director of Community Relations. In this role she works with nine of the area Brookdale communities assisting them with event planning, media relations and referral source development.  She prides herself as a community resource for seniors, their families and industry professionals. Karen joined the senior industry with a wide variety of experience in the healthcare and business marketing/sales arena.  She has worked in both physician relations and ancillary healthcare services marketing, as well as provided employer services to human resource professionals. Karen’s background and expertise is in marketing, communications, business development and public relations.  Her passion is serving seniors through referral source education, client services and customer relations.  Karen graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications, Public Relations with and emphasis in Business Management.  Additional training includes Chamber Management Institute and Six Sigma training.


 
Location:
CX South - 6201 College Blvd, Overland Park, Ks
Date/Time Information:
December 13, 2017  Noon - 1:15pm
Contact Information:
Brenda Lowe, Director of Programs
Fees/Admission:
No charge to Members
$35.00 for Non-members
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